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Measures to Adopt Common GCC Currency Seriously Considered, Omani Central Bank Director

Director of the Central Bank of Oman Hamood bin Sangour Al-Zadjali said the establishment of a common currency between the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) could become a reality in the near future as “serious measures” continue to be studied to achieve the goal. A common monetary currency has been considered by […]

October 31st, 2016 | Posted in Finance,Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Egypt wants OIC Secretary General Corrected for Insulting, Mocking Sisi

The Egyptian government and parliament voiced their anger at the remarks made last week by Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad Madani who addressed Tunisian President as Beji Caid ‘al-Sisi’ instead of ‘Essebsi’ during a conference in Tunis before saying that he was “sorry” for that “flagrant mistake” and adding that […]

October 31st, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Mideast: Hillary Clinton Wished US had Rigged Palestinian 2006 Elections in favor of Fatah

Presidential hopeful and former Senator Hillary Clinton in an emerging and never played tape has regretted the US had pushed for elections in Palestinian territories in 2006 and had not prevented Hamas to win, US media The Observer reports. Targeted by another FBI probe, Clinton said, in an interview with Eli Chomsky of Jewish Press […]

October 29th, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Morocco, Beacon of Moderate Islam in Africa

King Mohammed VI, who wound up Thursday a state visit to Tanzania and who is currently on a private visit to the Tanzanian archipelago of Zanzibar, performed the Friday prayer at the Ashura mosque in Zanzibar and donated 10,000 copies of the Koran to the authorities in charge of the management of religious affairs there. […]

October 28th, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Two Egyptians, an Algerian Arrested in Italy on Suspicion of Terrorism

Two Egyptians and an Algerian have been arrested on Thursday in Italy on suspicion of conspiracy to commit international terrorist acts with links to the Islamic State jihadist group. The three men were arrested near Milan and in Turin at the request of anti-terrorism prosecutors in Genoa, police said. The suspected group was allegedly engaged […]

October 28th, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: Houthi Movement Launches Missile towards Mecca

On Friday morning, Saudi Arabia announced that it “intercepted and destroyed” a missile 65 kilometers away from Mecca. The Houthi Movement claimed responsibility for the attack and stated, through its control media, that it was targeting King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, located 60 km away from Islam’s holiest city; Mecca. Saudi Arabia said the […]

October 28th, 2016 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Palestine: Hamas, Fatah Discuss Mutual Interest at “Business Luncheon”

President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority (PA) met with Khaled Meshaal, Chief of Hamas political bureau, and Ismail Haniyeh who serves as the movement’s leader in Gaza on Thursday in Doha at a “business luncheon” hosted by Qatar’s Foreign Minister Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiyah. The very rare gathering of the three Palestinian officials was […]

October 28th, 2016 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iran Unveils Amphibious Suicide Drone

Images of an Iranian made two-wing propelled drone capable of accomplishing missions both on sea and on land has been published by Tasmin news agency, a media house close to the Iranian military. The hardware is being hailed as a “suicide drone” by the country’s Revolutionary Guards because of its capability to hit targets with […]

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

Turkey Goes after Pilots in Latest Coup Arrests

Turkey’s crackdown on the alleged members of the July 15 coup d’état continues with the Chief Public Prosecutor in Konya issuing an arrest warrant for 73 pilots, two colonels and 71 lieutenants. The arrest operation began on Thursday morning across 17 provinces and there are reports that at least 45 of them have been taken […]

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

Israel Frowns at UNESCO Resolution, Recalls Ambassador

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted the resolution, which disregarded Jewish ties to the Al Aqsa by endorsing that of the Palestinians following a secret ballot by members of its World Heritage Committee. Such resolutions are usually approved through a consensus but Tanzania and Croatia demanded a secret ballot. Before the voting, […]

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