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US State Department Commends Morocco Counter-terror Strategy

Morocco, one of US major ally in the region, has a comprehensive counterterrorism strategy that includes vigilant security measures, regional and international cooperation, and counter-radicalization policies, says US annual country report 2016. The Moroccan government has treated counterterrorism as a top priority since the country experienced suicide bombing attacks in Casablanca in 2003, and that […]

July 20th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Israel-Palestine: Hamas, Israel in talks for prisoner swap

Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas and Israel are continuing talks for an exchange of prisoners as Israeli Prime Minister undergoes home pressure. Israel has begun talks with its enemy for the release of three Israeli soldiers arrested during Israeli army incursions in Gaza. Hamas reportedly released a video showing the soldiers alive. The operation could involve […]

July 20th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran-USA: Tehran vows to hit back over new US sanctions

Iranian authorities Tuesday rejected US fresh sanctions against 18 individuals and entities over their involvement in the country’s ballistic missile program and pledged to slap on Americans their own sanctions. Eighteen people and entities were targeted by the new US sanctions against Iran over its missile program despite Washington’s acknowledgement for Iran’s compliance with requirements […]

July 19th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Anti-Qatar quartet drops 13-demand list, sets six principles

Saudi Arabia and its allies, which are boycotting Qatar, have presented Doha with six principles to be fulfilled in what appears an abandonment of the 13 demands issued last month as conditions to be fulfilled by Qatar for the normalization of ties. Saudi Arabia’s permanent envoy to the UN Abdallah Al-Mouallimi briefed a group of […]

July 19th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Erdogan scheduled to tour region over crisis end call

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will embark on a two-day tour in the gulf to take him to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar in an attempt to convince Qatar’s boycotters to normalize ties with the tiny-gas rich country where Turkey has been bolstering its military presence. Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt […]

July 19th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: UN flight barred from Yemen by Saudi-led coalition

The Saudi-led coalition stopped a UN flight to fly from Djibouti to Sana’a, Yemen, because of security concerns. The flight was to carry an aid agency staff to the rebel-controlled city and also had three journalists from the BBC onboard. Ahmed Ben Lassoued, a spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs […]

July 19th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Mohammed bin Nayef was booted out in a palace coup

Reports culled from the New York Times have claimed that the former crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Nayef, was summoned to King Salman’s palace in Mecca in June, at night, around the end of the Holy month of Ramadan, and pressured to step down. After an intense pull-and-push, Nayef was finally replaced by […]

July 19th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Qatar-born British boxer praises Emir Tamim after title win

British boxer Abdul Barry Awad aka “Kid Galahad” praised the Qatari ruler and the entire Qatar nation, now isolated by neighbors for alleged funding of terrorism, after his victory over Mexican Jose Cayetano for the IBF Inter-Continental featherweight title over the weekend. Awad beat his rival in the 10th round of the bout though he […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Independence of Iraqi Kurdistan “not the right choice”, Iranian FM

Teheran has raised concerns at the plans to hold a cessation referendum by the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) during a meeting at the Council of Foreign Relations in New York. Foreign Minister Zarif believes that the plan announced in June by KRG’s president, Masoud Barzani, “is not the right choice” for the Kurdish region […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: Tillerson to make announcement on Teheran’s compliance with nuclear deal

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to address the Congress on Iran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, at the time President Trump admitted that Tehran showed consistency in the compliance, though remaining the major threat to US interests in world, the White House said Monday. The White House Spokesman Sean Spicer Monday […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

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