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G-20 Summit: Berlin prohibits entry for Erdogan’s security detail involved in Washington melee

Several members of the Turkish President’s security team to accompany him to next month G-20 Summit to be hosted by Hamburg have been denied entry in Germany over their involvement in a fight with pro-Kurdish demonstrators in May during the Turkish leader’s trip to Washington, reports say citing the German foreign ministry. Of the 50 […]

June 28th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: airpower strikes car convoys ‘carrying weapon’ from Libya

The Egyptian army Tuesday said its jets stroke 12 cars loaded with weapons, ammunition crossing into Egypt from Libya. The operation took place after the army received intelligence that “criminal elements” were trying to cross the western boundary, a statement of the army said. The army did not specify the location and the time of […]

June 28th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Palestine: Hamas, Dahlan reach agreement against PA

A leaked document entitled ‘A National Consensus Document for Trust Building’ has been published by the pro-Fatah Ma’an news agency highlighting that Hamas and Muhammad Dahlan have reached an agreement to appoint Dahlan as the Head of Gaza’s government following talks in Cairo. Dahlan is a renowned member of the Fatah leadership and a strong […]

June 27th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq: ISIS’s final episode unfolding, CTS Commander

Amid the progress of the Iraqi forces in Mosul, militants of the Islamic State launched series of suicide attacks after setting homes and cars ablaze in Tanak and Yarmouk districts, Western Mosul. The attacks were described by Brigadier General Mohammed al-Khodari as traditional ISIS tactics when faced with defeat. “This is in line with tactics […]

June 27th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Bahrain warns of militarizing diplomatic row

Bahraini foreign minister Monday stopped short of naming Turkey as he assaulted Qatar for military escalation in the crisis – an indirect reference to Turkey’s current military capacity building in Qatar. “The foundation of the dispute with Qatar is diplomatic and security-oriented, never military,” Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa said on twitter. “Bringing in foreign […]

June 27th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Morocco: King Mohammed VI reprimands cabinet over delay in development program in restive Rif region

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has lambasted El Othmani’s cabinet for negligence and delay in the completion of several development and social projects in Al Hoceima, planned under the program dubbed “Al-Hoceima, Manarat Al Moutawassit” or “Al Hoceima, Lighthouse of the Mediterranean”. A statement issued by the Royal Palace following a Ministers’ Council held Sunday, […]

June 26th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Teheran vows support for Qatar, rejects Saudi-led bloc’s demand list

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani widely opened Iran’s hands for Qatar, calling for stronger economic ties between the two countries, following the harsh conditions set by Saudi Arabia and its allies to lift the blockades they imposed on their neighbor. The Iranian President, according to state news agencies, held a telephone conversation with Sheikh Tamim bin […]

June 26th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Libya: Haftar meets with UAE deputy Chief of Staff

Top commander of Libyan forces aligned with the east-based government has met with deputy chief of staff of the army of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar met with Major General Eisa Saif Al-Mazrouei in Rajma headquarters in Benghazi to discuss “brotherhood and cooperation between Libya and the UAE at all levels,” […]

June 26th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Riyadh says information calling for Turkey’s avoidance, Saudi plane in Israel ‘fake news’

Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Turkey rejected as ‘fake’ the news reportedly advising Saudi citizens to refrain from traveling to Turkey. The embassy said in a statement it did not issue such a warning. “The statement was false and was not issued by the embassy,” it said. Current diplomatic tension between Qatar and the Saudi Arabia-led […]

June 26th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Morocco Recalls its Ambassador to Netherlands over Refusal to Extradite Wanted Trafficker

Morocco on Saturday recalled its Ambassador to The Netherlands after Dutch authorities did not comply with the Kingdom’s request to extradite a notorious drug dealer of Moroccan origin involved in financing and supporting some troublemakers in northern Morocco. “Over the past two days, contacts took place between Moroccan and Dutch authorities at the level of […]

June 26th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »