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Gulf Crisis: UAE takes aim at Qatar for intercepting two civilian planes

United Arab Emirates complained Monday that two Qatari war jets got too close to two Emirati commercial aircrafts in the Bahraini airspace. The Emirati commercial aircrafts, according to the country’s civil aviation Authority, cited by state-run news agency, were in Bahrain’s airspace during the encroachment with the Qatari war jets. The jets according to authorities […]

March 27th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Israel’s settlement expansion is eroding the prospect of a two-state solution, UN Official

Israel’s settlement expansion in the West bank is eroding the prospect of a two-state solution to the long-standing Middle East conflict, a UN envoy warned Monday, recalling that just over the past three months, Israel has advanced 22 plans for some 1,200 housing units for one area of the West Bank. In a briefing to […]

March 27th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Saudi sports minister attracts fury over Mohamed Salah-related tweet

Fans of Egyptian Liverpool star Mohamed Salah have lambasted Saudi sports minister and hinted to hold him responsible should the Egyptian player miss the world cup tournament in Russia, after the Saudi official twitted that the Saudi team will be better off with the Anfield Road star missing the competition. Turki al-Sheikh tweeted Friday, following […]

March 27th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

US Congress Okays record increase in aid for Israeli missile defense program

The United States Congress has dramatically increased its budget for the Israeli missile defense programs by $148 million, reported the Jerusalem Post, noting that the amount will include ongoing Iron Dome and Arrow 3 development. “I am pleased and excited to announce that the US Congress has approved a record sum for Israel’s missile defense […]

March 26th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Six members of group responsible of Saturday attack killed – interior ministry

Security forces Sunday killed six members of the militant group behind the killing of two people in Alexandria, in an attack targeting the Police Chief, the interior ministry has revealed in a statement. The statement accused Hasam group that authorities consider as the armed wing of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. The group has staged urban […]

March 26th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Houthis launch Seven missiles towards Saudi Arabia

The Yemen-based Houthis have launched overnight seven ballistic missiles towards Saudi Arabia that were intercepted by the Saudi Royal Air Defense Forces, reported the official Saudi Press Agency. Saudi security forces said they shot down three missiles over Riyadh shortly before midnight. Debris fell on a home in the capital, killing an Egyptian resident and […]

March 26th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Saudi Crown Prince deems Trump’s planned US embassy transfer “painful”

Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman told the Washington Post that US President Donald Trump’s December decision to move the US embassy to the city of Jerusalem is a “painful step”. President Trump in December unilaterally declared Jerusalem capital of Israel and announced plans to transfer the US diplomatic mission from Tel Aviv – a […]

March 24th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

“Houthis to side with Hezbollah, Palestine in event of war with Israel” – Shia rebel movement

The Shia Houthi rebel group fighting the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen said Friday it will unite with the Lebanese Shia armed and political group, Hezbollah, and Palestinians should Israel enter into conflict with the two. Abdul Malik al-Houthi, leader of the Iran-backed rebels told Lebanese local Al-Akhbar that the Houthis will fight on the side […]

March 24th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Washington greenlights sale of TOW anti-tanks missiles to KSA

The US State Department Thursday said it approved the sale of thousands of TOW missiles, spare parts of military vehicles and the supply of helicopter maintenance services in a deal package put at nearly $1 billion. The announcement was made during the visit of Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman to the US. The State Department […]

March 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: Operation at first nuclear reactor to be delayed to next year

UAE Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) has pushed to next year operation of the first Arab world nuclear reactor due to lack of expertise from the staff recruited to run the power facility, Reuters reports. Two sources told Reuters that the Barakah plant will be inaugurated this month but will not run as planned. […]

March 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »