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France solidifies military cooperation in Ankara and Beirut

To establish a long term bilateral relationship, French Aerospace Industries Association signs memorandum of understanding with Turkey’s Defense Industry Manufacturers Association on Thursday during a Turkish-French Industry Day Program in Ankara. The program was attended by delegates from 55 companies and 90 Turkey companies. “The visit to Turkey by French industrialists is a milestone to […]

February 28th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

AI Accuses Israel of Serious Abuses & Crimes against Palestinians

Amnesty International has accused Israeli armed forces of committing serious abuses and violent acts in the occupied West Bank. In its latest 87-page report which focused on violence in the West Bank, not the Gaza Strip, the human rights watch group accused Israel of allowing its soldiers to act with impunity. According to UN data, […]

February 27th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait : Gradual reduction of subsidies to be implemented

Kuwait is likely to fall into a national budget deficit by the end of the decade if it doesn’t cut down on subsidies which accounts for 20 percent of government spending amounting to a rough estimate of $16 billion a year. The government formed a committee last November to review its subsidies program; following warning […]

February 27th, 2014 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

KSA and India outline new targets

As a final stop on his tour of Asia, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Salman will be paying a three-day state visit to India beginning on Wednesday and talks are scheduled to be held between the Saudi–Indian Joint Business Council in order to enhance investment opportunities between both countries. The talks intend to focus on a […]

February 26th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Economic Dimension, Crucial Tool to Strengthen Political Ties

King Mohammed VI of Morocco who is currently on a visit to Cote d’Ivoire pleaded for strengthening south-south cooperation and pointed out that if cooperation was in the past based on trust and on historical ties, today, it increasingly hinges on efficiency, performance and credibility. “Considering the profound changes sweeping over the world, the mechanisms […]

February 26th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar: $25 billion worth of projects to be launched before 2015

Planning ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar – the world’s largest LNG exporter -intends to launch 250 projectsworth more than $25billion to be executed this year and concluded before 2020. The projects will be largely dominated by infrastructural projects. With a greater part of investments coming from the government, the projectaims to boost […]

February 25th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA provides arms to Syrian rebels

In talks being held with Pakistan, Saudi Arabia is trying to get hold of Pakistani made weapons for Syrian rebels trying to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad after the failure of Geneva peace talks according to a source close to officials in the kingdom. The United States has been reluctant to support such a move because […]

February 24th, 2014 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iraq : Russia to accelerate weapon delivery

On his visit to Iraq, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday held talks focused on weapons deliveries and Syria with senior Iraqi officials including Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. This was held after the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to ensure the strengthening of Russian ties with […]

February 21st, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA Gets Eurofighter Modern Weaponry

A price has finally been agreed between the Saudi government and British defense contractor BAE Systems over the Eurofighter Typhoon jet deal. Known as the Salam deal, the original contract underwent renegotiations after Saudi requested more advanced weaponry and equipment for the Typhoon fleet. Developments have been watched closely by countries in the region especially […]

February 20th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait’s efforts could be the key to regional stability

Due to its good relations with the three big regional powers – Iran, Saudi Arabia and Iraq – Kuwait stands a good chance of mediating in the Syrian conflict which has managed to drive a wedge between the states. Speaker Nabih Berri of the Lebanese parliament in his visit to neighboring Kuwait called on all […]

February 19th, 2014 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »