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Gulf Crisis: Teheran vows support for Qatar, rejects Saudi-led bloc’s demand list

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani widely opened Iran’s hands for Qatar, calling for stronger economic ties between the two countries, following the harsh conditions set by Saudi Arabia and its allies to lift the blockades they imposed on their neighbor. The Iranian President, according to state news agencies, held a telephone conversation with Sheikh Tamim bin […]

June 26th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Riyadh says information calling for Turkey’s avoidance, Saudi plane in Israel ‘fake news’

Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Turkey rejected as ‘fake’ the news reportedly advising Saudi citizens to refrain from traveling to Turkey. The embassy said in a statement it did not issue such a warning. “The statement was false and was not issued by the embassy,” it said. Current diplomatic tension between Qatar and the Saudi Arabia-led […]

June 26th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UNHCR welcomes King Mohammed VI’s decision to assist Syrian refugees

The UNHCR welcomes the decision by the Kingdom of Morocco to admit a group of Syrian refugees stranded in difficult circumstances at the country’s border with Algeria since 17 April, describing it as “a humanitarian gesture”, the UN Refugee Agency said in a statement released Thursday. The decision to admit the Syrian families trapped at […]

June 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Transfer of Red Sea Islands would be unconstitutional, Administrative Court

Following the approval last week by the Egyptian Parliament of the agreement between Cairo and Riyadh regarding the transfer of the Tiran and Sanafir Islands to Saudi Arabia, Egypt’s High Administrative Court on Tuesday ruled that previous judicial decisions in favor of transferring the two Red Sea islands were invalid. The Egyptian government made the […]

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

Libya: Kobler to be replaced by Ghassan Salame

UN Secretary General’s special envoy for Libya Martin Kobler is expected to be replaced by former Lebanese culture minister Ghassan Salame. The would-be appointment of Salame would end an almost four month search for a replacement after former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad was rejected by the US as a replacement to the German diplomat. […]

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

Syria: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed, Russian military

Russia announced on Friday that it has killed the leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in an airstrike on May 28 on the southern outskirts of Raqqa. The city is ISIS de-facto capital in Syria. The statement released by the Russian military added that other militant leaders such as Abu al-Khadji al-Mysri, Ibrahim […]

June 16th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Parliament hands Tiran, Sanafir to KSA

The Egyptian parliament has approved the transfer of the islands of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia after its endorsement by the legislative and constitutional affairs committee on Tuesday and by the national security and defense committee on Wednesday. The controversial agreement described by the opposition as a sale of Egyptian territory to Saudi Arabia […]

June 15th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis Discussed at Moroccan-French Summit in Rabat

King Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron, who started a friendship and working visit to Morocco Wednesday (June 14), examined the ongoing Gulf crisis at the meeting they held shortly after the French President’s arrival in Rabat. It was natural that the talks covered the Gulf crisis as both leaders hope to unite their […]

June 15th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Palestine: Cairo set up conditions to supply Gaza with power

Egypt has sent a list of demands to Hamas, including the handover of 17 terrorists to Cairo, should the North African country supply electricity to the Strip facing shortage of power from Israel, reports say. Hamas-ruled Gaza has seen Israel reducing its power supply to 125 megawatts, accounting for 30 per cent of Gaza demand, […]

June 14th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Moroccan Royal Envoy Tours Gulf Countries

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita was received, as special envoy of King Mohammed VI, by King Salman Bin Abdelaziz on Tuesday (June 13th) in Jeddah. The Moroccan official who was in Jeddah part of a Gulf tour conveyed to the Saudi Monarch a verbal message from King Mohammed VI. Before Saudi Arabia, the Royal […]

June 14th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

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