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Iraqi protesters demonstrate in front of US embassy in Baghdad

Iraqi protesters on Tuesday demonstrated in front of the US embassy in the Green Zone in Baghdad, denouncing the American airstrikes on an Iran-backed militia group in Iraq, the Popular Mobilization Forces, said the Iraqi news agency. The protesters entered the Green Zone during the funeral of those who were killed in a recent US […]

December 31st, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

US, KSA, UAE discuss Hizbollah attacks in Iraq

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held phone talks late Monday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates on the ‘Kata’ib’ Hizbollah strikes on Coalition Forces in Kirkuk. Last Friday, one US contractor was killed and several Iraqi security forces […]

December 31st, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Philippines President wants to kill recruiters of citizens treated as slaves in Mideast

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has said he wants to kill “recruiters of Philippines citizens who are sent to the Middle East where they are treated as slaves,” in a new bout with Kuwait following the death of another Filipina housemaid. “I really want to kill [these illegal] recruiters who seize every problem to convince people […]

December 31st, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwaiti envoy to Tehran summoned over recent anti-Iran meeting

The Iranian foreign ministry Saturday summoned the Kuwaiti ambassador to Tehran to protest Kuwaiti authorities’ meeting with an Iranian separatist movement that Iran views as an interference into its internal affairs. For Iran, the meeting with Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahvaz, a separatist movement wanting to break away from the Islamic country, […]

December 30th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iraq, Iran warn of ‘consequences’ after US strikes in Iraq and Syria

Iraq and Iran have warned the US of “consequences” after Washington carried out airstrikes against an Iran-backed militia group in Iraq. A top Iraqi militia leader warned of a strong response against US forces in Iraq following the air strikes in Iraq and Syria overnight that hit several bases of his Iranian-backed group and killed […]

December 30th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey: Top court rules against ban on Wikipedia

Turkey’s Supreme Court Thursday ordered the removal of the ban imposed on Wikipedia arguing that it hinders freedom of speech. Turkish authorities in April imposed a ban on Wikipedia over allegations that the website was publishing false articles about Turkey that it connects to terror groups. The Wikimedia Foundation, the parent organization of the online […]

December 27th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA, Kuwait to Resume Joint Oil Production in PNZ

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have signed Tuesday an agreement on the resumption of shared production from both on-shore and off-shore oil fields situated in the Partitioned Neutral Zone (PNZ). The agreement divides the Neutral Zone between the two countries and a memo of understanding provides for the resumption of joint oil production along the border. […]

December 26th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Algeria: Court rejects Maghreb’s richest man’s release on bail demand

A court in capital Algiers Wednesday refused to grant a bail to Maghreb’s richest man Issad Rebrab locked up since April on over-invoicing charges, reports say. Rebrab, chairman of Cevital, Algeria’s largest privately-held company appeared in court as part of his trial. The billionaire, whose net worth is evaluated at $3.2 billion according to Celebrity […]

December 26th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: Two terrorists killed in Security Operation

Saudi authorities thwarted a terrorist operation in the al-Onoud neighborhood in the eastern city of Dammam. Security forces killed two “terrorists” on Wednesday after a shooting in the residential neighborhood, state television al-Ekhbariya reported. “Two wanted terrorists were killed after exchanging fire with security forces,” al-Ekhbariya TV said, without giving further details. According to Asharq […]

December 26th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iraq: Proposed Prime Minister rejects offer amid demonstrations

The outgoing Iraqi Education Minister Qusay al-Suhail Wednesday turned down proposal by his coalition to become Prime Minister arguing that conditions were not met amid wide spread demonstrations demanding an overhaul of the cabinet. Al-Suhail, in a letter to his al-Bina coalition, refused to take the position after protesters reacted angrily to his nomination. Iraq […]

December 26th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »