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Jordan: Death penalty returns after 8years moratorium

After eight years of exercising moratorium, Jordan has returned to the implementation of the death penalty in a bid to end the alarming rate at which crime is rising in kingdom. Civil rights group denounce the decision saying that it is not the solution and Britain’s ambassador in Amman also criticized it. 11 Jordanian males […]

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

Saudi and Spain establish strategic military dialogue group

Saudi Arabia and Spain have decided during the weekend to establish a strategic dialogue group that will focus on the defense matters between them. The group will strengthen their ties and enable the development and implementation of agreements. Spanish Defense Minister Pedro Morenes is expected to meet very soon with Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdelaziz, […]

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

Mideast Countries Feed Expansion of World Defense Industry

The Middle Eastern countries continue to feed the growth of the world military industry. Emboldened by the oil revenues, these countries, including Turkey, spent about $170 billion on defense in 2013, according to a report released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The growing trend in military expenditure in the Middle East has […]

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

Jordan submits draft resolution and seeks further consultation, voting not now

Jordan has submitted the draft resolution setting a timeframe for Israel’s withdrawal on occupied lands but hinted that it will seek for further consultation rather than a quick vote. Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the United Nations Security Council should focus on more important things because the draft won’t change anything on the ground […]

December 19th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq appreciates Egyptian solidarity during hard times

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry left Kuwait for Iraq after having bilateral discussions with his Kuwaiti counterpart, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. He will be delivering a special message to Iraqi President Fuad Masum and also show solidarity to the government in its fight against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Minister Shoukry said they […]

December 18th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE: MOU opens Korean doors to Emiratis

The Korean-Emirati Entrepreneurs Exchange Association (KEEEA) and the Abu Dhabi based Emirati Entrepreneurs Association (EEA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate their cooperation in diverse sectors. Chairmen DongGyu Shin and Sanad Al Meqbali represented KEEEA and EEA respectively during the signing ceremony. The Governor of the resort province of Gangwon was present […]

December 18th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Palestinians Seek UN Recognition of Statehood

The Palestinians will submit to the UN Security Council a new resolution seeking international recognition of statehood. The Palestinians intend to go ahead with their bid despite a warning that the US would block the move. The draft resolution would call for a withdrawal of Israeli troops from occupied Palestinian territory within two years and […]

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

Yemen: Houthi rebels to overthrow government, Presidential aide

The armed Houthi group led by Abdel-Malek al-Houthi accused President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi of corruption and has warned him that Yemenis will not be tolerant forever. His words have prompted a close aide to President Hadi to claim that the Houthis are preparing to oust the government because Abdel-Malek urged the President to handover state […]

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

Israel to hide behind U.S veto

Ahead of the submission of a Palestinian-drafted resolution to the 15-member Security Council calling for Israeli occupation of Palestinian land to end by November 2016, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has met with U.S Secretary of State John Kerry in Rome to seek for Washington’s support. Tel Aviv needs Washington’s backing as European countries begin […]

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

South Sudan: Leaders personal ambitions fuelling fighting, U.N SG Moon

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has cautioned leaders in South Sudan to bring an end to the fighting that has already claimed tens of thousands of lives and displaced almost 2 million people in a year. South Sudan is Africa’s youngest nation after seceding from Sudan but celebrations were short lived as fighting broke out in […]

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