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Yemen: Iran backing Houthis, destroying country, Hadi

President Hadi told the 70th U.N General Assembly that the Houthi “criminal militia” being battled by the Saudi-led coalition is backed by Iran which wants to control Yemen. The Houthi militia interrupted the democratic transition in the country and plunged it in a human tragedy, Hadi said likening the humanitarian crisis prevailing in Yemen to […]

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

Tunisia to join U.S led military coalition against IS, PM

Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid announced that Tunisia has decided to join the U.S-led military coalition against the Islamic State, part of the government’s efforts to fight terrorism and extremism. Tunisia is willing “to participate actively, wherever resources were available, in some fields” and within “the appropriate framework for joint action and collective commitment against […]

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Egypt: Parliamentary Campaign starts, Wafd Party unhappy with proceedings

The parliamentary elections campaign officially started on Tuesday as Egypt prepares to hold its first parliamentary elections under the Sisi government. The country has been without a parliament since June 2012 after the House of Representatives was dissolved by a court ruling for irregularities. The president has been exercising the powers of the legislative branch […]

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Oman and Iran discuss joint ventures in Persian Gulf free zones

Chairman Yahya bin Said bin Abdullah Al Jabri of the Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqum (SEZAD) met with the head of Tehran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines, and Agriculture Masoud Khansari in Iran on Monday to discuss and encourage Iranian investments in Oman’s free zone. The two countries have been working towards strengthening their […]

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

KSA: Saudi withdrew billions to face hard times

The low oil prices seem to be taking its toll on Saudi Arabia according to Insight Discovery, a financial services market intelligence company, after the oil rich kingdom’s monetary agency withdrew billions of dollars from global asset managers. Countries dependent on oil have been urged to diversify their economy and cut public spending in order […]

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

Iran accuses Riyadh of shifting blame, Saudis claim politicization of tragedy

The verbal tug-of-war between Tehran and Riyadh over the Mina stampede that led to the death of more than 700 pilgrims continues with both sides questioning each other’s reaction. Iran registered one of the highest numbers of casualties and it has been blaming Saudi officials for poor organization of the annual pilgrimage. Riyadh rejected the […]

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

Four-member committee to coordinate fight against IS

Iraq announced Sunday that an agreement has been reached with Iran, Russia and Syria to cooperate against the Islamic State through an intelligence committee to be based in Baghdad. Saad al-Hadithi, the spokesman for Iraqi Prime Minister’s office, who made the announcement, said the committee will spur coordination between the four countries “in the field […]

September 28th, 2015 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Turkey can better manage Hajj, AK Party Official

A top official of Turkey’s AK Party Friday slammed Saudi Arabia for mishandling security during the Hajj which led to the deadly stampede and said that Turkey would ensure a safe pilgrimage if it were awarded the organization of the event. AK Party Deputy Chairman Mehmet Ali Şahin did not spare Saudi authorities over the […]

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

Iran-UK: UK ready to boost business with Iran if it respects nuke deal

The Financial Times revealed that the British Finance Minister is ready to lead a strong business delegation to Iran next year if Tehran respects the historic nuke accord it clinched with world leaders in July, in Vienna. George Osborne, the British Chancellor of the Exchequer was quoted by the London-based financial paper saying that he […]

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

KSA-Stampede: Expansion plans will be carried on, King Salman

King Salman od Saudi Arabia said his government will go on with the expansion plans in the Grand Mosque and in all the pilgrimage itinerary to make Haj rituals more secure and comfortable. King Salman made the statement while presenting condolences to the families of the victims killed in the Thursday stampede at Mina. Thursday […]

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