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The Fall of Two French Journalists into Disgrace because of Greed!

The news of the arraignment in Paris of French journalists Eric Laurent and Catherine Graciet on charges of “blackmail & extortion” of Moroccan King Mohammed VI fell Thursday as a thunder-clap, leaving everybody gobsmacked. Most Moroccan and French people as well as others particularly the community of newsmen around the world are stunned. They are […]

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

Iran-Russia: Moscow seeks Iran’s ‘advanced’ drone technology at MAKS 2015 air show

Managing Director Manouchehr Manteqi of the Iranian Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO) said Iran could be transferring its drone know-how to Russia after a request was made on the sidelines of the ongoing MAKS 2015 air show. Iran unveiled its first locally made Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in 2010 and since then it has presented several […]

August 27th, 2015 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Libya: Solution lies with Libyans and political parties, Leon tells Security Council

The head of the U.N Mission to Libya Bernardino Leon who also doubles as Ban Ki-moon’s special envoy to the North African country has told the U.N Security Council that only the Libyans and political parties could end the chaos by signing a peace deal agreement. Leon informed the Security Council about the developments in […]

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

Egypt-Russia: mega economic, energy projects announced

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his visiting Egyptian peer Abdelfettah al-Sissi announced Wednesday they have cemented the two countries’ cooperation through agreement on mega economic and energy projects. Russian and Egypt agreed on the building of Egypt’s first nuclear power plant in the in Mediterranean city of Dabaa with Russian expertise, the two men said […]

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

Jordan: MPs demand more guards at Al-Aqsa to prevent settlers’ attacks

Jordan could be increasing the number of guards at the Al Aqsa mosque by almost 50% after some members of the parliament signed a petition demanding that the third holiest site in Islam be safe from “settlers” in reference to Jewish settlers. Jordan’s King Abdullah II is the official custodian of the sacred compound where […]

August 26th, 2015 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Palestine-Hamas: Hamas accuses Israel, Arab states of plotting arrest of its militants

A Hamas official accused Tuesday Israel and three Arab states of collaborating to arrest fighters of the Gaza ruling Islamic movement Hamas. The information was relayed by Israel’s Ynet website which indicated that the Hamas official whose identity was not revealed told a Turkish news media that unnamed Arab countries and Israel have been working […]

August 26th, 2015 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Egyptian President Starts another Visit to Moscow

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi started this Wednesday a new visit to Russia, his third official trip to this country in three months, showing the rapidly growing momentum in Egyptian-Russian relations. According to press reports, the two countries leaders will discuss several bilateral cooperation projects, including plans to build a nuclear power plant in Egypt, global […]

August 26th, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Lebanon: Garbage crisis worsen after Hezbollah cabinet meeting walkout

The Tuesday emergency cabinet meeting that was held in a bid to find a solution to Lebanon’s problems which are now dominated by the Beirut garbage crisis seems to make matters worse after Hezbollah’s six ministers and their allies left before it ended and the bids of garbage collection companies were rejected. “You Stink” movement […]

August 26th, 2015 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Syria: Assad clears air on Syrian war allies

President Bashar Assad hailed his allies in the ongoing Syrian war, justified the presence of Hezbollah fighters in the country and questioned U.N envoy Staffan de Mistura’s position on the government’s fight against terrorists. This came in an interview with Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV channel that was broadcasted on Tuesday night. Analysts have often stated that […]

August 26th, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey-US: Obama turns down Erdogan’s meeting request, US officials

US officials announced Monday that President Obama has refused to have a meeting with Turkish President Erdogan on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in September citing a busy schedule. Erdogan told reporters after his trip to Indonesia earlier this month that he could meet President Obama during the UN General Assembly in New […]

August 25th, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »