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Syria: Chief of main opposition group steps down

Riad Hijab, head of the main Syrian opposition resigned Monday from his position few days before an important meeting in Riyadh to reorganize the group ahead of a new UN-led talks to find solutions to six-year old conflict. Hijab took to Twitter to announce his resignation without elaborating on the reasons behind his sudden move. […]

November 21st, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Palestine: Hamas brushes off Arab League’s labeling of Hezbollah a terror group

The Palestinian Hamas movement Monday rejected an Arab League resolution labeling Lebanon-based Shia movement Hezbollah a terrorist group, and demanded that the regional organization condemns Israel occupation. Hamas, which has been in control of the Gaza enclave for a decade now, said in a statement it was shocked to see that the ministerial meeting failed […]

November 21st, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: At Least 130 Children Die Every Day from Hunger, Disease

At least 130 children are dying every day in Yemen from extreme hunger and diseases including widespread cholera, warned the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Two weeks after Saudi Arabia imposed a land, sea and air blockade on Yemen, a country already devastated by two and a half years of Saudi bombing, the […]

November 21st, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey: ‘Turkish airlines not in need of A380s now”

The Turkish national carrier will not sign up for Airbus’s A380 jets yet even though the purchase of 40 aircrafts is scheduled before end of this year, the airlines’ CEO told Arabian Business in an interview. “We have sent RFPs (requests for proposals) to the two manufacturing companies, and they are preparing those proposals for […]

November 21st, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi Arabia & Israel Mull Secret Alliance against Iran

Driven by a shared animosity towards Iran and its proxies in the region, Saudi Arabia and Israel are multiplying secret contacts to forge an alliance of convenience in the region. After the unprecedented interview given by Israel’s Chief of Staff Gen Gadi Eisenkot to Saudi news outlet Elaph, in which he said that the two […]

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

Arab League Condemns Hezbollah as “Terrorist Organization”

Saudi Arabia managed to convince most of the 22 Arab foreign ministers attending the emergency Arab league session in Cairo to condemn Hezbollah as a “terrorist organization”. The summit was marked by the absence of Lebanon’s foreign minister, Gibran Bassil, while the Lebanese representative at the meeting expressed reservations over the final communiqué. Iraqi Foreign […]

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

Arab League: KSA vows retaliation against Iran

Saudi Arabia pledged to respond to Iran’s “aggression” as tension between the Saudi Kingdom and its allies on the one hand and the Islamic Republic and its allies on the other is mounting. “The kingdom will not stand by and will not hesitate to defend its security,” said Abdel Jubeir, the Saudi foreign minister Sunday […]

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

Palestine Threatens to Suspend Ties with US if it Closes PLO Office

President Trump bid to broker a new deal between Palestine and Israel is put to a tough test as Palestinian authority threatens to cease ties with US administration if it closes the office of the Palestinian Liberation Organization in Washington. Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said the US decision was “very unfortunate and unacceptable”, and […]

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

Lebanon: Hariri Maintains Suspense on his Sudden Resignation

Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, who unexpectedly resigned on November 4, seems keen to maintain suspense over the reasons that pushed him to take such an abrupt decision that were followed by a controversial stay in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh amid speculations that he might have been held against his will. Speaking after talks in […]

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

Russia Blocks UN Probe on Syria Chemical Weapons

Russia has vetoed a Japanese-drafted UN Security Council resolution on renewing a joint mechanism to investigate who is behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria. It is the third veto of an extension for the chemical weapons investigators in the past month. After Russia vetoed a compromise 30-day extension of the mission proposed by Japan, US […]

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