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Syria: Daraya Evacuated as Government Takes over Control

Evacuation of civilians from Daraya to government held areas and rebels to the rebel controlled territories is underway as aid convoys arranged by the Red Crescent entered the city on Friday ending the four year siege. Daraya is strategically located and is one of the first towns to have protested against the Assad regime in […]

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

Yemen: Kerry Reveals Renewed Approach for Final Yemeni Agreement

US Secretary of State John Kerry said an agreement for the way forward in Yemen has been reached with Gulf Arab States and the UN in Saudi Arabia. He said it is “a renewed approach to negotiations with both security and political track simultaneously working in order to provide a comprehensive settlement.” Kerry made the […]

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

Iraq: Defense Minister Impeached by Parliament for Corruption

Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi was impeached by the Iraqi parliament in a no confidence vote of 142 against 102 after weapons contracts were questioned earlier this month. Reacting to the vote results, Obeidi described it as a triumph for “those who brought Iraq to where it is now.” “I tried with everything to fight corruption […]

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

Iran Harasses USA in Hormuz, Shots Fired in Reaction

Tension between Iran and the U.S. is rising following incidents in the Strait of Hormuz between their naval forces. US officials said that the USS Nitze, a destroyer, was “harassed” on Tuesday by four of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels coming close to it by 300 yards and that the USS Squall patrol had […]

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

OPEC Sect. Gen. to Visit Countries Reluctant to Attend Energy Forum

The newly appointed Secretary General of the Oil Producing and Exporting Countries, Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, will be visiting Oman and Iran before the International Energy Forum (IEF) scheduled to take place in Algeria from September 26 to 28. A source familiar with the dossier said Barkindo would hold discussions with Omani and Iranian officials in […]

August 25th, 2016 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Libya: Serraj Accepts no Confidence Vote, Concocting a New Cabinet

Prime minister-designate of the Government of National Accord (GNA) and head of the Presidency Council Faiez Serraj stressed in a statement that they would respect the vote of no confidence of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) and their demands. He urged the parliament to reassemble for another session “after the completion of the formation […]

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

Egypt: Hamas Acuses Egypt of ‘kidnapping’ Fighters and keeping them hostage

A senior Hamas official, Salah al-Bardawil, has accused Egypt of kidnapping some members of his movement together with other Palestinians and holding them in security detention centers and said their liberation is conditioned by “harsh demands.” He said the latest Hamas delegation to visit Cairo discussed the issue with Egyptian authorities “but in vain” as […]

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

Turkey: Kurds Need to Move Eastward for Euphrates Shield Operation to End

Turkey launched on Wednesday a military operation baptized Euphrates Shield aimed at eliminating threats posed by militants of the Islamic State and Kurdish fighters from the northern Syrian town of Jarbulus close to its border. The operation has been condemned by the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party, which stated that Turkey should “abandon its anti-Kurdish stance […]

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

Morocco to Build Military Plant with Belgian & UK Partners

Morocco, major ally of the West in North Africa, has teamed up with Belgian Mecar Company and British Chemring defense group to set up a military plant, according to Moroccan daily Akhbar Al Yaoum. Dubbed “MCR Technologies,” the joint-venture plant will manufacture weapons and ammunition of all types which will enable the North African country […]

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

Morocco: American Nano PV Global to Invest $182 Million in Solar Energy in Tangier

New Jersey-based company Nano PV Global is planning to invest $181 million in solar energy in the port city of Tangier, on the Strait of Gibraltar, reports say. The American company is planning to set up a solar energy plant in Tangier by the end of the year, Moroccan L’Economiste newspaper reports. The future plant […]

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