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Stories written by Peter Mulvany

Turkish, Syrian Soldiers Face Off in Kurdish-held Afrin

Turkey has shelled pro-Syrian government forces as they entered the city of Afrin in support of the Kurdish SDF militia. The Turkish bombing of Syrian regime fighters marks another escalation in the Syrian war, which has turned to a series of proxy wars pitting regional powers against each other: Turkey vs Kurds, Regime vs rebels, […]

February 21st, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Tunisia: Lawmaker tore up Israeli flag, called for criminalizing ties with Tel Aviv

A Tunisian MP from a left-wing opposition party Tuesday tore an Israeli flag in the Parliament premises to protest the normalization of ties with Israel. Ammar Amroussia ripped up the flag after the parliament indefinitely delayed the debate of a draft bill criminalizing ties with Israel. The bill, reports say, did not get the endorsement […]

February 14th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: Construction of world’s tallest tower to go ahead despite crackdown on investors

The project to build the world’s tallest skyscraper in the Saudi city of Jeddah will continue as planned despite seizure by the government of some investors’ assets amid anti-corruption campaign, head of the consortium behind the project has said. Mounib Hammoud, chief executive of Jeddah Economic Co (JEC), told Reuters that construction works at Jeddah […]

February 8th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Pro-Assad Delegates Dominate Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi

The Syrian National Dialogue Congress, kicked off in Sochi on January 29 with pro-Assad delegates dominating the event. The dialogue brings together 1,500 pro-regime delegates and few opponents of the Syrian government. A key delegation of the armed opposition had arrived in Sochi, the venue of the Congress, only to refuse to leave the airport. […]

January 31st, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Tariq Ramadan in Custody on Rape Charges

Swiss academic Tariq Ramadan, professor of contemporary Islamic studies at the University of Oxford, has been taken into custody by French police after two women filed rape charges against him, media reports said. Ramadan has denied the allegations and filed a complaint for slander against the author Henda Ayari, one of his accusers. In October, […]

January 31st, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

EU urges Palestinians, Israelis not to disengage from Peace Process

The European Union Council of Foreign Ministers has urged the Palestinians and the Israelis not to disengage from the peace process, and renewed commitment to a two-state solution. “This is not the time to disengage; on the contrary. Palestinians and Israelis need to show more than ever before their engagement with the international community, with […]

January 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi-led Coalition to Offer $1.5 bln in Humanitarian Aid to War-torn Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen will offer $1.5 billion in humanitarian aid to the war-ravaged country in coordination with the UN. A further $2 billion will be granted by the Saudis to the Yemeni central bank to avert a currency collapse, in a country where three quarters of the population – 22.2 million people – […]

January 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Western Mediterranean Forum Commends Role of Al Quds Committee under Chairmanship of King of Morocco

The 14th Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Western Mediterranean Forum, commonly referred to as 5+5 Dialogue, commended the role played by Al Quds Committee, under the chairmanship of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, in preserving the identity of Jerusalem and its character as an open city to the followers of all revealed religions. In […]

January 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey Prepares to Unleash Military Campaign on US-Backed Kurds in Syria

The Syrian conflict braces for a new turn as Turkey prepares a military assault on the US-backed Kurdish forces in the region of Afrin in northern Syria. Turkey dispatched its military chief to Moscow on Thursday, seeking approval for an air campaign in Syria’s Kurdish-controlled Afrin region, although Damascus warned it could shoot down any […]

January 19th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Israeli Opposition Leader Says Saudi Arabia Should Administer Religious Sites in Jerusalem

Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog suggested that Saudi Arabia could take responsibility for administering Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem in any peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. In an interview with Saudi-funded news website Elaph, the Knesset member and former leader of the Israeli Labor Party said “Saudi Arabia could play a big role […]

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