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Algeria/Morocco: a Fortuitous Message or a deliberate diversion?

A new escalation in Algerian-Moroccan relations is making the headlines in both countries and fuelling analysts’ comments. Relations between the two neighboring countries deteriorated after the Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika stressed in a message he addressed earlier this week to a conference on the Western Sahara issue hosted by Nigeria “the necessity to set up […]

October 31st, 2013 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria: Assad sets peace conditions with Brahimi

President Assad has outlined certain terms necessary to achieve a political solution to the Syrian war. He was speaking with the Lakhdar Brahimi, joint envoy of the Arab league and the UN, in Damascus when he made these remarks. Efforts to end the 2 year crisis which started with protests before turning into a war […]

October 31st, 2013 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait: UN compensation Commission pays damages

Kuwait has received $1,24 billion from the United Nations Compensation Commission as part of the settlements for the damages it endured from Iraq during the 1990 invasion. Iraq under Saddam Hussein launched an attack on Kuwait and occupied it for seven months before being forced out by international troops. The United Nations Compensation Commission has […]

October 25th, 2013 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Kerry and Netanyahu disagree on Iran

The controversial Iranian nuclear program has left John Kerry and Netanyahu on bitter terms because they can’t agree on a solution during their meeting in Rome. Israel prefers a military action in Iran while the US privileges a diplomatic approach. Tehran has always stated that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes and warned that […]

October 24th, 2013 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Palestine/Israel: diminishing hopes

The ongoing secret talks between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Israel has shown signs of inflexibility. The heated exchanges between the envoys of the two states during a debate on the Middle East at the UN’s Security Council highlighted that both parties are holding each other responsible for a possible breakdown in the negotiations. Riyad […]

October 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar eyes Europe’s nuclear research club

Qatar is being urged to join one of the largest and highly regarded scientific research organizations in the world, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), as an associated member due to the progress it has registered in the domain. The organization focuses on fundamental physics; finding out what the universe is made of and […]

October 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Islamic and Arab organizations support Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s decision not to occupy its seat at the UN Security Council has received support from Arab countries. Some countries and organizations joined Saudi Arabia in criticizing the Security Council and pressed for reforms to be taken. It is supposed to occupy the seat from the beginning of 2014 to the end of 2015. […]

October 21st, 2013 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Riyadh ready for shale gas production

Chief Executive Khalid al-Falih of Saudi Aramco was speaking at the World Energy Congress in Daegu, South Korea, when he mentioned that they are ready to begin shale gas production together with other unconventional resources to generate more power. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has large deposits of the resources and plans to begin its […]

October 15th, 2013 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Hamas unmoved by Israel tunnel discovery

Few weeks after authorizing the passage of building materials into Gaza, Israel has announced that it will be suspending the decision after discovering a Hamas built tunnel on its territory. The tunnel is said to be 1,7kilometers long, approximately 18 metres deep and took almost a month to be built. Prime Minster Netanyahu called it […]

October 14th, 2013 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Oman prepares for 2014 privatization bonanza

A privatization spree will be kicking off in Oman by next year after the warnings in June from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to reduce state spending. The finances of the Sultanate face risks of unsustainability. The government has more than 60 companies in diverse sectors and could be shedding a large part of them […]

October 11th, 2013 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »