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Saudi Arabia: ISIS flings another suicide blast at Shi’ite mosque

Jihadist  group ISIS has hit again Saudi Arabia this Friday during noon prayers by killing four people including the bomber in a suicide blast at Al-Anoud Mosque in Damma, a Shi’ite mostly populated Eastern Saudi province. Witnesses at the scene said a suicide bomber disguised in women’s clothing succeeded in detonating his belt as security […]

May 30th, 2015 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

U.S., Iran haggle over trial of US reporter

The United States and Iran have traded charges over the trial of the U.S. reporter Jason Rezaian who is accused by Teheran of spying for the Obama Administration. The US says the trial of the Washington Post reporter is not transparent as it takes place behind closed doors. Iran hits back saying its judiciary is […]

May 29th, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi Arabia identifies two Hezbollah members as dons of terrorism in region

Saudi Arabia, which is still recuperating from the deadly mosque attack that killed 21 people in a Shi’ites populated village, identified two leading Hezbollah members as instigators of terrorism in the kingdom and in the region including in Syria and Yemen. The Saudi government decided to freeze assets of Khalil Harb and Muhammed Qablan, two […]

May 29th, 2015 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Enforcement of no-fly zone in Syria, “a mistake” (Iran)

Iran deputy foreign minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, criticized Ankara’s request for the establishment of a no-fly zone over Syria and a buffer zone at its border with the warring country before it could join the  US-led air-strikes against ISIS militants in Syria and Iraq. Mr Amir Abdollahian said it would be ridiculous to enforce such an […]

May 29th, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria: Government loses Idlib province to rebels

Pro-government forces have pulled out of Ariha after intense fighting with a coalition of Islamist rebel groups known as the Army of Conquest led by the Al Nusra Front. With the fall of Ariha, the last government-controlled city in the province, Idlib is now under the total control of the rebel forces. U.N Under-Secretary-General for […]

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Iran: Negotiating parties should not confuse reality with illusions

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has stated that countries engaged in talks over the nuclear program should be realistic in their requests rather than making “excessive demands” that might affect the progress of the negotiations. The comments he made in Athens where he is on a visit are believed to be a reply to […]

May 29th, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Tony Blair to Step Down as Middle East envoy

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair will leave his job next month as the Quartet Middle East envoy representing US, Russia, the UN and the EU. Mr Blair has sent a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to inform him about his resignation from the high-profile post he took in 2007. The resignation comes […]

May 28th, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Lebanon: Sino-Arab business conference ends with Silk Road optimism

The Sixth Session of the Arab-Chinese Businessmen Conference ended in Beirut on Wednesday with parties hopeful that the Silk Road Initiative will help parties to increase trade among them and widen their scope of cooperation. Arab countries and China have been bridging their ties and the just ended conference was considered to be part of […]

May 28th, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Israel bombs Gaza “terrorist locations” and warns of dire consequences

Israel defense forces have reacted to a missile rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on late Tuesday evening with early morning airstrikes on Wednesday targeting “terrorist locations.” Hamas has not claimed responsibility for the Grad missile fired but Tel Aviv has stressed that any threat coming from the Gaza Strip will be linked to the […]

May 28th, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraqi, Syrian forces Counter-attack to retake Ramadi & Palmyra

Iraqi and Syrian government forces have launched separately an offensive to drive away militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from the cities of Ramadi and Palmyra. The Iraqi government has beeped up its military forces backed by Shiite militias in an attempt to regain control of Ramadi, the capital of […]

May 27th, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »