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KSA: Saudi Crowned Prince ends Pakistan visit

On honoring the kind invitation of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Saudi Crowned Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz visited Pakistan along with a delegation. During the visit, the Crowned Prince held talks with the President, the Prime Minister and other high level officials. The nature of the frequent visits mirrored the level of understanding, affection and […]

February 18th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Palestine : Hamas warns that Peacekeepers are unwelcomed

As part of U.S.-brokered peace efforts, Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to make security arrangements between Israel and the Palestinians.Expressing disapproval to this move is Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Gaza’s Hamas – an Islamic militant group.  Hamas plans on resisting any international force in a future Palestine, while Abbas said he would […]

February 17th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

MENA : White House to embark on a reassurance mission

To reaffirm its commitment to the region, US President Barrack Obama is to hold a series of high-profile talks with Washington’s Arab allies. Concern and alarm reached the region’s Sunni governments after the way the US handled issues in Iran and Syria. The first meeting was an informal summit with Jordan’s King Abdullah II at […]

February 14th, 2014 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Bahrain : new Takaful with principle-based approaches

In seeking to attract new entrants to the market and promote competition, Bahrain is making changes on its existing takaful model, a type of Islamic insurance where members contribute money into a pooling system in order to guarantee each other against loss or damage. The takaful model is based on Sharia and the premise that […]

February 13th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen : looking ahead for a six region federation

As part of its political transition, it has been agreed during a meeting of a presidential panel headed by President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, that Yemen will be transformed into a six-region federation. The committee, which includes representatives of Yemen’s main parties, was formed in late January to decide on the number of regions. The future […]

February 12th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran presents two new modern warfare missiles

To mark the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the victory of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution (February 11), two new missiles – a laser-guided surface-to-surface and air-to-surface missile  named Bina and a new generation of long-range ballistic missiles carrying Multiple Reentry Vehicle (MRV) payloads – were successfully tested. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in a message […]

February 11th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey seeks for international reconciliation

Negotiations are marking an important step in Turkey-Israel relations as both states try to reach a compensation deal for victims of the 2010 Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla. The attack which sparked international outrage killed eight Turkish nationals and an American of Turkish origin in international waters. “The current period marks the point […]

February 10th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria : Homs Ceasefire and the Humanitarian Aid

The United Nations gladly received an agreement from Geneva II conference for a ceasefire in the city of Homs and the evacuation of civilians from the city which has been under tight siege from President Bashar al-Assad’s troops since June 2012. The agreement will allow aid to be delivered especially to civilians who choose to […]

February 7th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Israel:New Settlements Approved,Palestine Calls for Responsibility

Amid fragile U.S peace talks which started in July, Israeli officials on Wednesday gave the go-ahead for 558 apartments to be erected on captured territories of the 1967 Middle East war that it annexes. The decision has received a huge backlash from the Palestinians who consider it as undermining US-brokered negotiations. The neighborhoods of Har […]

February 6th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE : Abu Dhabi Eyes Regional Market Domination

Abu Dhabi’s Al Dahra Agriculture, plans to make an investment of US$150 million in building a local factory to process the long-grained Bismati rice, one of the premium varieties of rice, used to prepare the country’s favorite ‘chicken biryani and vegetable pilau’ .The mill, based in Kizad, which is likely to start operating in 16 […]

February 5th, 2014 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »