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Turkey: Erdogan’s jailed challenger addresses supporters ahead of presidential election

Selahattin Demirtas of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in a video clip recorded from prison and aired on TRT addressed supporters for the first time since his arrest for terror-related charges.  Demirtas has been in jail pending trial since November 2016 on security charges. He could face a sentence of up to 142 years if […]

June 18th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: France’s Renault to keep running business despite US sanctions

French car maker Renault has announced it will keep its operations in Iran unlike many multinationals despite new US economic sanctions following the US exit from the 2015 nuclear deal. The Company’s CEO Carlos Ghosn at the annual shareholders’ meeting in Paris Friday said staying in Iran could cost the company but will be advantageous […]

June 16th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

2026 World Cup: Moroccans shocked by Saudi Arabia’s unfriendly attitude

Morocco has lost the challenge to organize the 2026 world cup as “United-2026”, the joint bid by the USA, Canada and Mexico, won the final vote at the 68th FIFA Congress by 134 votes. Morocco was supported only by 65 Federations. The Morocco 2026 Organizing Committee, led by billionaire Moulay Hafid Elalamy and the president […]

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

Turkey: Lifting of state of emergency tied to Erdogan’s win of presidential polls

Turkey’s autocratic ruler Recep Tayyip Erdogan has pledged to lift years-old state of emergency if re-elected on June 24.  Erdogan in an interview Wednesday on 24 TV said his first decision if re-elected on June 24 will be to lift the state of emergency in place since July 2016 following a failed coup that attempted […]

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

Palestine: UN GA vote slams Israel’s crushing of Palestinians

The UN General Assembly condemned Israel’s use of excessive force against Palestinians who have lost over 120 people in recent clashes with Israeli forces near the border of Gaza.   A draft resolution proposed by Algeria, Turkey and Palestinians garnered the support 120 countries. The resolution irked Israel and its ally the United States because […]

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

Iraq: Sadr joins Iran-backed side for alliance

Iraq’s vibrant Shia Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and Iran-backed militia chief Hadi al-Amiri Tuesday announced their alliance in the hope to form a new government following contested May elections won by the anti-US and anti-Iran nationalist Cleric. The announcement made in the Shia holy city of Najaf will bring together Sadr’s Saeroon bloc and Hadi al-Amiri’s […]

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

US-North Korea: Iran to NK: Beware of Trump

Iran has sent warnings to North Korea not trust US President Donald Trump following the denuclearization agreement signed between North Korea leader Kim Jong Un and the US President during their historic summit in Singapore. “We don’t know what type of person the North Korean leader is negotiating with. It is not clear that he […]

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

Libya: Gaddafi’s imprisoned close aids to be released over health concerns

Several senior former Libyan officials under Muammar Gaddafi currently in prison for a range of crimes are about to be released over health concerns, the New Arab reports. Seddik al-Sour; director of the attorney general’s investigations office aligned with UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) told The New Arab on Monday several dignitaries of the […]

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

Eleven Tunisian terrorists arrested in Libya

Libyan forces aligned with eastern army commander Khalifar Haftar have arrested 11 Tunisian fighters as they managed to conquer the city of Derna. Haftar’s forces have launched a ground offensive against Derna Protection Force (DPF), a coalition of local fighters and Islamist combatants. Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) views the DPF as an Islamist grouping […]

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

Iraq: New leader Sadr calls for unity after ballot boxes caught fire

Iraq’s new leader; Shia Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has called for unity as the country tilts towards a new division after a warehouse where May elections ballots boxes have been stored caught fire on Sunday following a demand by the parliament for a manual recount of votes over fraud allegations. “It is time to stand up […]

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