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Syria: Talks to Resume By August 1

UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, briefed the UN Security Council in a closed-door video conference on Thursday on the situation in Syria and a statement from his office said Syrian peace talks will resume before August 1, the announced deadline for an agreement. He “reiterated the need to see progress on the […]

May 27th, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq: Sadr Followers Urged to Suspend Protests until Fallujah is Freed

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called for the temporal suspension of the weekly Friday protests by followers of influential Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to enable the military to focus on liberating Fallujah. “We ask our dear young people to postpone their demonstrations until Fallujah is freed; this battle requires an important effort.” The protests have […]

May 27th, 2016 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Lebanon: Liberation, Resistance Day Speech Renews Nasrallah – Hariri Tussle

As part of celebrations marking Liberation and Resistance Day, Secretary General of Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah accused Arab States of “inaction” against Israel. He claimed that the Jewish State is Lebanon’s “main and real enemy” and continues to be its “biggest threat” as it tries to “usurp our resources.” He alleged that “some parties are seeking […]

May 26th, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA, Iran on “Positive” Path towards Hajj Agreement

In the latest developments over the Hajj feud between Iran and Saudi Arabia, the Saudi hajj ministry undersecretary Hussein Sharif said talks with an Iranian delegation on Wednesday ended on a “positive” note. The talks reviewed the “arrangements, as well as organization and services” for pilgrims, he said, adding that Iranians aspiring to perform hajj […]

May 26th, 2016 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Libya: US, British Forces are with us on the Ground, Misrata Commnader

A local Libyan military commander in the ranks of Misrata’s Third Force confirmed the presence and engagement of British and American forces on the ground in Libya. In an interview with The Times, Commander Mohammed Durat referred to an incident, which took place on May 12, saying that British forces helped to neutralize a truck […]

May 26th, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

New Israeli Cabinet, a Threat to Regional Stability, Erekat

The appointment of a hardline right-winger as Israel’s defense minister represents a real threat to regional stability, Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said on Wednesday. In response to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to bring in ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman as defense minister, Erekat said “the existence of this government brings a real threat of instability […]

May 25th, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Six Terrorists Killed in North Sinai

The Egyptian army announced Tuesday that it killed six terrorists in the north of the restive Sinai province where the army is at loggerheads with IS-affiliated militants. The army also destroyed 56 underground hideouts in different locations, namely south of Arish, Sheikh Zuwayed and Rafah. Blankets, mattresses, clothes as well as four motorcycles, and three […]

May 25th, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran Begins Mass Production of Missiles, Rockets

Iran announced the beginning of what could be mass production for its Fajr-3, fajr-5, Falaq-1, Falaq-2 missiles and Fateh rockets as Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan inaugurated a production line of military fuses. The country has developed several missiles and rockets over the years and the new production facility will include contact, proximity and […]

May 24th, 2016 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Oman, China Sign Multibillion Dollar Investment Agreement

Oman and China have signed a multibillion dollar investment agreement providing for the setting up of an industrial park in Duqm. Under the deal, around 11.75 square kilometers will be leased to Chinese investors, who are expected to inject around $10 billion worth of investments by 2022. Chinese investors will be responsible for building the […]

May 24th, 2016 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Turkey-EU Agreement Can Be Suspended for “Double Standards”, Erdogan’s adviser

President Erdogan could freeze the migration agreement reached with the EU because of “double standards,” stated Yigit Bulut; an adviser to the Turkish president. The issue of human rights has been a dividing issue between Ankara and the European Union as well as demands for Turkey to improve its legislation in relation to freedom of […]

May 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

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