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Gulf Crisis: UAE rejects Qatari Royal’s detention claims

United Arab Emirates (UAE) has denied claims by Qatari royal Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani that he ‘has been held in Abu Dhabi against his will’ adding that the member of the Qatari ruling tribe is allowed to leave if he wishes. The claims of Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani, who belongs to […]

January 15th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Abbas slams Trump’s likely peace plan excluding Jerusalem as ‘slap of the century’

The leader of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Sunday said US President Donald Trump’s peace plan to come but without Jerusalem as part of discussions is the ‘slap of the century’ adding that Palestinians will not take part in the talks. “We told Trump we will not accept his project,” Mahmoud Abbas said at the opening […]

January 15th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Lebanon: Israel deflects accusations of bomb attack on Hamas figure

The Israeli intelligence and defense ministries have rejected Hamas accusations that Israel was behind the bomb attack against one of its figures in Lebanon, who had been wounded in a car-bomb blast in the Lebanese city of Sidon. Mohamed Hamdan, a low key official of the Palestinian Hamas movement living in Lebanon, reportedly sustained slight […]

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Abu Dhabi-based Masdar helps provide green energy to 1,000 villages in Morocco

Some 1,000 villages in Morocco were supplied with green energy at the completion of a project jointly carried out by the Abu Dhabi-headquartered Masdar and the Moroccan Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau Potable (ONEE). The initiative, named Morocco Solar Home System (SHS), has provided off-grid solar power to 19,438 households in the North […]

January 15th, 2018 | Posted in Energy | Read More »

Turkey Expresses Concern at Setting up of US-backed Kurdish Border Force

Turkey has expressed concern at the creation of an US-backed Kurdish border force in the area east of the Euphrates river controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces, a majority Kurdish area . The 30,000 men-strong force will be deployed at the borders of the area controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), made mostly of […]

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Trump Maintains Obama-era Nuclear Deal with Iran

US President Donald Trump has approved the 2015 nuclear deal by waiving a set of sanctions against Iran, but warned European allies and Congress it will be the last such waiver he signs if they fail to agree to radical changes to the agree-ment. He gave European allies four months to agree to a stricter […]

January 13th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Lebanese Sunni PM Voices Support for Hezbollah Despite Saudi Pressure

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri made a U-turn on his party’s alliance with Saudi Arabia by showing support for Iran-backed Hezbollah. After announcing a shock resignation last November from Riyadh, blaming Iran for interfering Lebanese domestic affairs, Hariri defied the Saudis by withdrawing his decision to step down in December while voicing support for government […]

January 13th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE Expects Oil Price to Regain Balance in 2018

As oil prices rise to hit a four-year high of $70 a barrel, the UAE’s Energy minister Suhail al-Mazrouei expects the markets to stabilize after a dip that lasted since the end of the expensive oil era in 2014. He told CNBC that 2018 will be the year when a balance will be stricken between […]

January 12th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Egypt: Mubarak-era army commander to run for March elections

General Sami Anan, Chief of the army under Hosni Mubarak, announced he would bid for the top position in March Presidential elections. The announcement came just days after military comrade Ahmad Shafiq abandoned his presidential plans. Anan is proposed by his party, Arabism Egypt Party, which said Thursday that the ex-commander has nodded to the […]

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Gulf Crisis: Qatar alerts UN over intrusion of UAE military jet into its airspace

Qatar’s ambassador to the UN has filed a complaint with the world body’s Security Council as her country accuses United Arab Emirates (UAE) of violating its airspace. UAE fighters allegedly entered the Qatari airspace in December, amid the ongoing crisis opposing the tiny Gulf country and its neighbors. The alleged violation, according to the envoy […]

January 12th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »