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Bahrain pushes for closer economic cooperation with Thailand

His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa of Bahrain is in Thailand where he held talks with his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-o-cha. The two have raised the need to activate the diverse bilateral agreements between them as well as share their know-how in areas of interest. They are also considering serving […]

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

Tunisia to supply UK with energy

Tunisia could be exporting electricity to the United Kingdom by 2018 with the help of the solar energy generated in its Sahara desert. It is claimed that when the project is accomplished, it would provide the UK with 2gigawatts of electricity which could provide two and half million UK homes with power. Legislative reforms are […]

October 21st, 2014 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

HRW Singles out Polisario, Algeria for Human Rights Abuses in Tindouf

Human Rights Watch presented on Saturday in Algiers a 94-page report on the situation of human rights in the Tindouf camps located in south western Algeria, denouncing a number of abuses and outdated practices. The HRW scathing report mentions several forms of human rights violations in these camps such as slavery, trial of civilians before […]

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

Turkey warns US of arming Kurdish fighters

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has raised concerns about cooperating with the US-led coalition military campaign against the militants of the Islamic State (IS) due to concerns that could be tied to its internal security. The US is bombarding IS held areas and is considering arming Kurdish groups fighting against the IS on the ground. It […]

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

Iran : Critical nuclear talks difficult, serious and intense

Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear ambitions are yet to come to an end amid 6weeks away from the self-imposed deadline. Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif met with the five permanent members of UN’s Security Council plus Germany in Vienna, Austria, but discussions have been “very difficult, serious and intensive,” Minister Zarif stated. Iran is being […]

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

A Would-be Jihadist Arrested at Casablanca Airport

A Moroccan national settled in France was arrested on Wednesday at the Casablanca international airport while he was about to fly to Turkey wherefrom he was planning to join the Islamic State group, it was officially announced by Moroccan authorities The man, who had been earlier arrested in France and placed under judicial control, succeeded […]

October 16th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi Arabia Seeks to Buy US Air Defense System for $1.7 Bln

The Saudi government is seeking to purchase from the United States “Patriot Air Defense System” with enhancements and associated equipment. The $1.7 billion deal includes spare parts, training and logistic support. The Congress has been notified of this contract of arms sale which includes 202 Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC) -3 Missiles, 1 Guidance Enhanced Missile […]

October 16th, 2014 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Turkey gives EU ultimatum on its Customs Union

Turkey’s Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci and its European Union Minister and Chief Negotiator Volkan Bozkir are on a two-day working visit to Germany to foster their bilateral ties and discuss matters regarding the European Union (EU). Zeybekci met with his German counterpart and raised concerns about the ongoing EU-U.S. free trade talks that Turkey has […]

October 16th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UK MPs Back Recognition of Palestinian State

The majority of British MPs representing the three major political parties (Conservatives, Labour & Liberal-Democrats) have voted in favour of recognizing a Palestinian state, in a symbolic move showing that Israel is losing support of public opinion in Britain. In a historic non-binding vote on a motion tabled by Labour’s Grahame Morris, 274 MPs against […]

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

IMF hails Lebanon despite regional challenges

Governor Riad Salameh of the Lebanese Central Bank has stated that the country’s financial and economic outlook is stable despite the turbulences that are marring the Middle East. He gave such assurances after a meeting with officials of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the United States. Governor Salameh also held meetings with World Bank officials. […]

October 15th, 2014 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »