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Palestine : Truce announced but efforts are weak, Hamas official

After seven days of fire exchange between Hamas militants and Israel’s Defense Force, a ceasefire has finally been proposed by Egypt; although it is still unclear if it will be heeded by the parties. Cairo wants both sides to retain their hostilities from 0600GMT onwards on Tuesday. A skeptical anonymous Hamas official said “weak” efforts […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Lebanon : Rockets target Israel from Southern Lebanon

With rockets being fired from Gaza to Israel and vice-versa, the conflict could soon be extending to Lebanon after rockets were fired from its territory into the Jewish State. No group has claimed responsibility. This is the third such rocket attack from Southern Lebanon since Friday. Tensions between Hamas and Israel rose after the death […]

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

Qatar : ISIS warns FIFA and Qatar about World Cup

Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup has been surrounded with controversies and criticisms. The latest to join the ranks is the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The group released a letter addressed to Sepp Blatter, President of FIFA, to relocate the tournament to another country because Qatar won’t be hosting it […]

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

Oman : SMEs benefit from loan guaranteed by the government

Several banks in Oman have signed an agreement with Oman Development Bank to support the Small and Medium sized Enterprises operating in the country even if they pose a major risk to the bank. The banks will however enjoy the government’s guarantee if they provide loans not surpassing a quarter of a million Omani riyals […]

July 10th, 2014 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Syria : Russia wants an end to the war

The war in Syria has proven to last longer than expected thereby prompting Russia to seek for another alternative to end the war. Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said they are thinking or inviting influential countries in the Middle East together with parties at war in Syria to talks that will be aimed at […]

July 9th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Bahrain expels US diplomat a day after arrival

Tom Malinowski, the Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor of the United States has been granted persona non grata in Bahrain after meeting representatives of a shite opposition party that was active in protests against the monarchy. The decision was revealed in a statement released by the Foreign […]

July 8th, 2014 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Kuwait : Emir holds consultation after pro-Al Barrak protests

Kuwaitis political crisis have caught flames once more after the arrest of opposition leader Mussalam Al Barrak. Supporters of Al Barrak have flooded the streets and clashed with the police for the past four nights prompting Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah to hold consultations with the Crowned Prince and the Prime Minister. The […]

July 7th, 2014 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE : Dubai and Bahrain’s chamber of commerce sign MoU

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at reinforcing the ties and cooperation between them. The signing ceremony took place at the sidelines of a promotional roadshow being held in both countries to encourage the participation of regional companies in […]

July 4th, 2014 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE : Healthcare sector is booming

The UAE healthcare sector, which is one of the most dynamic areas of the country’s economy, is witnessing rapid growth as more private hospitals are investing millions of dirhams in new infrastructure. The drive is facilitated by the Public Private Partnership promoted by the government. Private healthcare’s are investing in the latest technology to provide […]

July 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Syria : ISIS shows determination in “Muslim Caliphate”

After proclaiming the territory under its control as a “Muslim caliphate,” the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has shared pictures on social media parading long-distance balletic Scud missile in the streets of its proclaimed capital Raqqa, Syria. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is regarded as the caliph and has made calls for “judges and those […]

July 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »