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Palestine: Guterres announces $4 million to ease life in Gaza

UN Chief Antonio Guterres ended Wednesday his three-day tour of Palestine and Israel by announcing $4 million aid for Gaza, which is living one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes the world have ever known. Guterres was in the enclaved Strip Wednesday on third day of his first tour in the region as UN Chief. Gazans […]

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KSA: Police arrest men disguised as women attempting to perform Hajj

Saudi Security forces have arrested a group of men posing as women trying to intrude into Mecca city to perform Hajj. Local security forces in the city of al Taif, near Mecca, stopped early this week the men who were without the Hajj permit. “Al Taif police forces blocked a group of men who were […]

August 31st, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Israel: al Jazeera reporter’s work under surveillance pending ban

The Israeli government Wednesday chose to monitor Elias Karram’s work for six months instead of revoking al Jazeera journalist’s credentials after the Jewish authorities accused him of endorsing the Palestinian resistance in his reporting. “In light of his unequivocal remarks, the government press office has decided not to immediately revoke Karram’s (press) card, and in […]

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Spanish-Moroccan Antiterrorism Cooperation is Fruitful

Spanish Minister of the Interior, Juan Ignacio Zoido, paid a short visit to Rabat on Tuesday, during which he discussed with his Moroccan counterpart, Abdelaouafi Laftit, means of upgrading their already fruitful cooperation against organized crime and primarily terrorism. The two ministers hailed, at a joint press briefing, the cooperation existing between the two countries’ […]

August 30th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Tunisia: Islamist lawmaker vows to take Saudi al Arabiya to court over false news

Mohammed Frikha, member of Ennahdha Movement in the Tunisian parliament has pledged to sue Saudi Arabia’s media Al Arabiya for false news and accusations for “transporting terrorists” to Syria. The Tunisian lawmaker, a businessman and owner of private airline “Syphax”, has stood against the media following the broadcast on August 26 of a documentary called […]

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Palestine-Israel: “No plan B, only two-state solution for peace,” UN Chief

UN Chief Antonio Guterres Tuesday in Ramallah underlined the UN stance on the two-state solution to end decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict while inviting both sides to cease moves that may hinder peace building. “I want to express very strongly the total commitment of the United Nations but my personal total commitment to do everything for a […]

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Egypt: 56 individuals blacklisted for terrorism

Egypt’s top criminal court has put 56 people, mostly members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, on the terror list for “harming national economy and public security”. The defendants, involved in a 2015 case, include Muslim Brotherhood business tycoon Hassan Malek. The court ruling demanded their assets be frozen and passports cancelled. They have been also […]

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Qatar-Tunisia: Doha denies support for Muslim Brotherhood

Head of communication of the Qatari government has rejected claims that Qatar supports Muslim Brotherhood in the Arab world, mentioning as an instance the Tunisian Islamist party Ennahdha. He told the Los Angeles Times that his country did not work with Ennahdha as a side or an individual but as a Government and that Doha […]

August 29th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq: IS attack kills several people in Baghdad market

An explosion said to be from a car bomb killed several people Monday in Sadr City district of the Iraqi capital, at a busy wholesale market, situated in Shia-populated area of Jamila. The explosion ripped through the crowd killing at least 11 people and wounding 26, according to security and medical sources. Security forces were […]

August 29th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Palestine: ‘Hamas, ready for war with Israel thanks to Iran,’ Movement’s Chief

The Palestinian movement Hamas, ruling the Gaza Strip, Monday praised renewal of ties with Iran adding that it is ready for war with Israel thanks to Tehran’s military support. “The Iranian military support to Hamas and al-Qassam is strategic,” said Yahya Sinwar, the leader of the Palestinian group. Al-Qassam is the military wing of Hamas. […]

August 29th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

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