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Syria: 3 diplomats leave to reopen embassy in Kuwait

The Syrian embassy in Kuwait that has been closed for business since March 2014 will soon be reopening its doors after a source revealed that three diplomats have left Damascus for Kuwait City. The move does not mean however the normalization of relations between the two countries, a Kuwaiti official said. Syria had closed its […]

December 30th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait, Iraq resolved to strengthen ties

Kuwait and Iraq have renewed resolve to strengthen their ties and bolster their cooperation during the Kuwaiti-Iraqi joint committee meeting held in Baghdad and that was crowned by the signing of several agreements and Memoranda of Understandings (MoU).  Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari and Kuwait’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled […]

December 29th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Bahrain: Arrest of al Wefaq leader will complicate Kingdom’s security

Sheikh Ali Salman, the leader of al-Wefaq, Bahrain’s main opposition party, has been arrested after being interrogated at the Interior Ministry.  His arrest is being linked to the Friday protests against the parliamentary elections held in November. Al-Wefaq boycotted the elections which led to its banning by the authorities. Information from the Interior Ministry pointed […]

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

Iraq facing financial crisis, Saudi Arabia held responsible

Iraq is frowning at Saudi Arabia’s persistence to maintain the global oil supply rate as oil prices continue to fall. Vice President Nuri al-Maliki said Riyadh’s foreign policy which uses oil as a weapon has dragged Iraq into financial crisis. Oil rich Saudi Arabia has stressed its resolve to maintain its stance irrespective of the […]

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

Iran sends nuclear ball into negotiating partners’ court

The Iranian media has published a letter from Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to his counterparts in countries engaged in the nuclear talks. The letter seems to outline Tehran’s position and expectations. The United States, France, Germany, Russia, China and Britain have been engaged in talks with Iran over its controversial nuclear ambitions. According to […]

December 26th, 2014 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: Speaker Murr reacts to Kuwaiti Muslim Brotherhood UAE criticism

Speaker Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr of the Federal National Council (FNC) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reacted to the comments made by a member of the Kuwait’s Muslim Brotherhood on the state’s National Assembly channel. Member of Parliament Mubarak Al Duwailah criticized General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu […]

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

Syria: ISIS downs Jordanian F-16, pilot kidnapped

Militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) that are fighting on the Northern Syria border have claimed to have shot down a Jordanian warplane in Raqqa and taken the pilot hostage. Jordan confirmed that one of its aircrafts crashed during a mission in the area but didn’t elaborate on the circumstances which […]

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

Yemen: Multiple explosions missed ‘targets,’ Faisal Sherif shot dead

Multiple explosions have been heard in the Yemeni capital Sana’a. They took place in neighborhoods were most of the residents are supporters of the Houthi rebels. No one has claimed responsibility but it is believed that the bombs could have been planted by Al-Qaeda. In a separate incident, prominent Houthi figure, Faisal Sherif, was killed […]

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

Saudi Arabia & UAE Support OPEC Decision Not to Cut Output

Riyadh and Abu Dhabi have backed the decision made by the OPEC to maintain the current levels of production, and blamed speculators and producers outside the cartel for the fall in prices. During the past six months, oil prices have nearly dropped 50 pc, with the international benchmark Brent crude falling below $ 60 a […]

December 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Lebanon: Syrian collateral damage more than $20billion

The ongoing Syrian war has been a financial burden on the Lebanese government since it started in 2011. Syrian refugees flocked to Lebanon in their large numbers to escape the bombings and gun shots that were being exchanged between the government forces and the rebels. They now account for more than 25% of the Lebanese […]

December 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »