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Two Spanish Hostages Released in Syria

The two Spanish journalists, who were held hostage by a terrorist group linked to al Qaeda operating in Syria, have been freed after spending more than six months in captivity. The two hostages, Javier Espinosa, a 49 reporter of El Mundo and freelance photographer Ricardo Garcia Vilanova, 42, were released by their captors and handed […]

March 31st, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Israel: Netanyahu, regional countries worse than Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used the weekly cabinet meeting of the government to lash out on the United Nations Human Rights Council resolutions against Israel. He accused them of hypocritical gestures and claimed that they turned a blind eye on abuses taking place in the Middle East. The United States voted against the resolution and […]

March 31st, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria to launch New Airline despite Civil War

New Syrian airlines will be launched shortly as the Syrian flag carrier has grounded its planes when it was unable to purchase new parts for its fleet due to international sanctions. The new commercial airline will take off despite ongoing bloody civil war tearing the country for more than three years now. Dubbed “Kinda Airlines”, […]

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

Qatar arms military with $23 billion

Qatar has renewed its intentions to reinforce its military arsenal with diverse equipment worth around $23billion from different companies mainly based in Europe and the United States. The military will be acquiring attack helicopters, guided missiles, tankers with high-tech equipment. There have been no clear reasons for Qatar’s interest in increasing its military power but […]

March 28th, 2014 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Oman creates new body for financial stability

Oman has begun the implementation of suggestions forwarded by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to further regulate its financial stability.  The government has decided to create a Supreme Committee for Financial Stability to oversee the Sultanate’s financial stability. At the beginning of the year, Director General Roberto Azevedo of the World Trade Organization (WTO) tipped […]

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

Bahrain and Pakistan conclude trade MoU

Bahrain and Pakistan will have their trade and commercial relations strengthen after the chambers of commerce of the two respective countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The objectives of the MoU are to uphold and promote the economic relations between them and support each other in market activities. During the signing ceremony, President Karachi […]

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

Qatar: high level coordination with Saudi Arabia

Qatar’s Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Attiyah has spoken for the first time about Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recalling their Ambassadors in Doha. He denied reports that Qatar is at loggerheads with Saudi Arabian and added that it never happened. Minister’s Al-Attiyah statements have finally broke the silence being practiced by all the […]

March 25th, 2014 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Kuwait : No Tension Between Arab States

The meeting of the foreign ministers of member states of the Arab League has passed without major incidents despite tensions rising few weeks prior to the meeting. Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates recalled their ambassadors from Qatar due to their diverging views on issues in Egypt and Syria.  The Syrian seat remained […]

March 24th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria: Government Forces Continue Triumphant Campaign

Government forces are making majors advances since the beginning of the year. They have been reconquering new territories controlled by the rebels on a weekly basis. The rebels are divided between themselves and the emergence of Al-Qaeda faithful’s within their ranks has further weakened them. The advances made the pro-government military have forced the rebels […]

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

Iraq to Approve Draft Law Allowing Marriage of Young Girls

It seems that Iraq, which is currently dominated by the Shia religious groups, is heading towards approving the marriage of girls as young as nine. The draft law, which was endorsed by Iraq’s Council of ministers, has prompted an uproar of human right groups. The law restricts women’s rights in parenting, divorce and inheritance. It […]

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