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Yemen : President warns Yemenis about the Houthi “revolution”

Demonstrations in Sana’a by the Houthis demanding the resignation of the government and the re-establishment of the government subsidies will enter its “third stage,” Houthi leader Abdul Malik Al-Houthi warned. He claimed that it will be the “most painful.” President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi alleged that the Houthi movement’s ambition is to rule the country […]

August 29th, 2014 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

U.S vessel fires at an Iranian boat

Tehran and Washington could be involved in another round of diplomatic tussle after a U.S Coast Guard vessel fired at a dhow. The U.S is claiming that the action was in self-defense while Iran has not commented on the matter. The incident took place in the Persian Gulf, a key route for international oil shipments, […]

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

KSA : Riyadh and Tehran discuss bilateral and regional matters

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal met with Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian in Jeddah to discuss bilateral and regional issues. The relationship between the two countries is tense but President Rohani has promised to strengthen the relations between Tehran and regional countries after his election. After the closed door meeting, Deputy […]

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

Fighting forces Israel to lower benchmark short-term interest rate

Israel’s war with Hamas is having an effect on the Jewish State’s economy as the Central Bank announced a surprising decision to lower its benchmark short-term interest rate by a quarter-point to 0.25%; an all-time low. Business is slow in Israel especially in the south where missiles fired by Hamas have been landing. Israel’s economy […]

August 26th, 2014 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Iran brings down Israeli stealth spy drone

Iran is accusing Israel of attempting to fly a stealth drone over its Natanz nuclear enrichment site in central Iran. The act is considered as a provocation which is also geared towards obstructing the progress of the nuclear negotiations. Israel has neither admitted nor denied the allegations although it has been often linked with moves […]

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

Syria : 180,000 dead, France arms rebels

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has reported that the ongoing war in Syria which has forced around half of the country’s population to flee has claimed more than 180,000 lives. The three year old war started as an anti-government protest but defiant President Assad has vowed that he will not succumb to their pressure. […]

August 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar’s refusal to sign report creates GCC chaos

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is in disorder after member countries tried to pursue the veracity of Qatar’s claims that it has implemented all that was required under the Riyadh Agreement. The differences have led to Doha’s refusal to sign the final report of a technical committee that was set up to evaluate the implementation […]

August 21st, 2014 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Palestine : Qatar Pressured Hamas to Violate Ceasefire

A source from the Fatah camp is blaming Qatar for the failure to conclude a long lasting ceasefire agreement between Hamas and Israel. The source claimed that Qatar threatened Hamas with the expulsion of its politburo chief Khaled Mashaal if they reached an agreement with Israel under the proposed conditions of the ceasefire agreement. Mediations […]

August 20th, 2014 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Yemen : Houthi Movement Protests for Government’s Departure

The call of Abdul Malik al-Houthi, a senior Houthi leader, for a massive parade against a failed government received a positive response on Monday as thousands occupied the Change Square in the capital chanting anti-government slogans. The protest by the Houthi movement is expected to raise the eyebrows of the authorities because the movement played […]

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

KSA and Kuwait comply with UN’s 2170 resolution

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have agreed to support the United Nations fight against terrorism by implementing its Resolution 2170. The resolution was adopted by UN’s Security Council as part of efforts aimed at handicapping the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) which has seized and controls territories in Iraq and Syria. Saudi Arabia and […]

August 18th, 2014 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

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