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Palestine: EU retains Hamas on its terror list

The European Union’s top court has ruled to retain Gaza ruling Islamist movement Hamas on its terror list despite the movement’s lobbying to influence the decision. The decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) Wednesday overruled a ruling in 2014 by a lower court, the General Court, which indicated that listing Hamas on a […]

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

King Mohammed VI Denounces Israel’s Systematic Violations in Al-Quds

King Mohammed VI, Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, has denounced the Israeli authorities’ continued, systematic violations in the city of Al-Quds Al-Sharif and around the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in blatant violation of international law. In a letter addressed to UN Secretary General António Guterres, King Mohammed VI deplored the Israeli […]

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

U.S. Extends Lebanon extra $140 M to Address Syrian Refugees’ Needs

The United States announced Tuesday it is providing more than $140 million in additional humanitarian assistance to Lebanon to help the Middle Eastern country address the urgent needs of refugees from Syria and those of Lebanese host communities. This announcement was made by the State Department during the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s visit to […]

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

Egypt: 43 protesters handed life sentences in ‘cabinet clashes’ case

A Cairo criminal court Tuesday pressed life in prison sentences against 43 people involved in anti-government protests in 2011, few months after the revolution, which brought down country’s former strongman Hosni Mubarak. A total of 145 persons were tried in a mass trial over their involvement in bloody protest in front of the cabinet building […]

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

Malnutrition, cholera ‘a vicious combination’ in war-torn Yemen – UN agency chiefs

In Yemen, the world’s worst cholera outbreak is unfolding amid the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, crippling health, water and sanitation facilities in the country, and creating ideal conditions for diseases to spread, according to the heads of three United Nations agencies, who pointed out that nearly 80 per cent of Yemen’s children need immediate humanitarian […]

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

KSA: Crown Prince ‘MBS’ takes charge of KSA in absence of King

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, nicknamed “MBS”, has been handed over temporarily the kingdom’s affairs as his father and Monarch goes on vacation in Morocco. A royal decree signed by King Salman Monday relayed by the official news agency SPA indicated that Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman has been vested with all powers […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Anti-Qatar bloc adds 9 individuals, 9 entities to black list

Saudi Arabia and its allies, which have severed ties with Qatar, have added nine individuals from Qatar, Yemen, Kuwait and Libya as well as nine other organizations from Yemen and Libya to their list of terror entities and individuals with links with Qatar. The new nine individuals and nine organizations add up to a terror […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Israel closes embassy in Turkey over fear of attack amid tensions in Al Quds

The Israeli foreign ministry has instructed closure of the embassy in Ankara and consulates throughout Turkey as a preventive measure amid growing tension in the region over clashes at Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and following the killing of two Jordanians on Saturday at the Israeli embassy in Amman, Jordan. The missions will be closed […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria: China wants dialogue for a political solution

China’s special envoy for Syria Xie Xiaoyan presently on a regional tour told reporters that Beijing “defends Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.” He invited all the parties engaged in the ongoing war to “resolve their problems by increasing their communication” while highlighting that he is playing the “role of a mediator and trying to maintain […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Jordan, Israel at loggerheads over embassy shooting

An Israeli security guard killed two Jordanians in a shooting incident in the Jordanian embassy in Amman on Sunday. The shooting has reportedly been triggered when the security guard was attacked by a Jordanian carpenter with a screwdriver. The incident provoked a diplomatic stand-off between Amman and Tel Aviv as the latter argues that the […]

July 24th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »