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Russia, Syria Accuse Ankara of Illegal Border-Wall Construction, Intrusion

Russia has renewed its pressure on Turkey at the UN Security Council with its Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Vladmir Safronkov claiming that Ankara is building an “illegal wall” on Syrian territory. He said this will “undermine efforts to settle the conflict in Syria.” His claims were echoed by Syria’s envoy to the UN […]

June 24th, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: Al-Qaeda returns to abandoned cities

Fighters loyal to Al-Qaeda have returned to cities in southern Yemen less than a month after they left. The militants of the extremist group left the cities after they were persuaded by tribal leaders to leave rather than confront the pro-Hadi forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition, in order to save the residents from the […]

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

KSA not ruling out oil policy change, Minister Falih

Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih stated that the Kingdom exercises responsible oil policies as he acknowledged that “despite the surplus in global oil production and lower prices, the focus of attention remains on countries such as Saudi Arabia which, due to its strategic importance, will be expected to balance supply and demand once market […]

June 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Energy,Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Lebanon to become a failed state if crisis continue

Plilippe Lazzarini, head of the UN Humanitarian Operations for Lebanon and Deputy Special Coordinator for the country, warned that despite all the efforts of the international community to end the crisis in the country, “the vulnerability of the people is declining year after year.” Lebanon has been without a president for more than two years […]

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

Israel, Turkey to Announce Relations Normalization on June 26

Ankara and Tel Aviv are expected to announce the renewal of their bilateral ties on June 26 after talks between top Turkish foreign ministry official Feridun Sinirlioglu and Israel’s point man on Turkish relations, Joseph Ciechanover, according to reports from a local Turkish newspaper. An Israeli newspaper reported on its part that the meeting would […]

June 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: Forces Advance in Sirte Amid High Casualties

Forces loyal to the U.N-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) suffered a huge a casualty on Tuesday although they claim to have captured some residential districts in Sirte. At least 34 of their forces were reported killed and 100 wounded in clashes with the Islamic State group in and around the city. The GNA issues […]

June 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Jordan Declares Border Military Zone, “Iron Fist” Response

King Abdullah of Jordan, in a Palace statement, vowed to respond “with an iron fist” to the car bomb attack that killed six army border guards in the Rukban district, close to the border with Syria. Six hours after the attack which took place in the early hours of Monday, Jordan closed its northern and […]

June 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Hezbollah, Iran Warn Bahrain of Dire Consequences of Measures against Shiite Cleric

Hezbollah, the Lebanon-based politico-military group, and Iran have vehemently responded to Bahrain’s decision to strip Shiite Cleric Ayatollah Isa Qassim of his citizenship because he “serves foreign interests and promotes… sectarianism and violence.” Hezbollah warned that the decision “pushes the Bahraini people to difficult choices, which will have terrible consequences for this corrupt dictatorial regime.” […]

June 21st, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Jordan: Attack kills Jordanian military at border

Six Jordanian soldiers stationed at the border with Syria were killed in a car explosion in the early morning of Tuesday but no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. The military released a statement stating that “several of the attacking vehicles were destroyed” and “a booby-trapped car” was used. The state TV described it […]

June 21st, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: POWs Swap, “big progress” at talks

As the UN-led peace talks between the Yemeni government and the Houthis in Kuwait are expected to announce, before the end of the week, a plan geared towards ending the war, the two warring parties exchanged prisoners in Taiz over the past two days. The government released 118 prisoners while the Houthis freed 76 but […]

June 21st, 2016 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »