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UK: Court sentences couple to life in prison over plotting attacks on 7/7 bombing anniversary

A UK couple fan of London 7/7 bombing has been handed life in prison sentence Wednesday after security investigations revealed that the couple was plotting IS-style attacks on the tenth of London 7/7 bombings. Sana Ahmed Khan, 24 and Mohammed Rehman, 25 were sentenced to life in prison by a UK court for planning attack […]

December 31st, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Morocco: Security beefed up during New Year, 100,000 armed forces to be mobilized

100,000 security forces will dispatched across the country from December 30 to ward off terrorist attacks planned by IS an attempt to inflict losses to the kingdom, reports say. Morocco daily Assabah relayed by other local media Wednesday indicates that not less than 100,000 Moroccan armed forces including Royal gendarmerie, police will be mobilized from […]

December 30th, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey and Saudi to create strategic cooperation council

President Erdogan’s had a closed door meeting with King Salman in Riyadh to discuss issues of mutual interest which ended with the Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir announcing that the two countries have “produced a desire to set up a high-level strategic cooperation council” between them. The council is expected to dwell on “many matters, […]

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

Palestine and Israel in denial, blame game over negotiations

Israeli media reported that Palestine’s proposal for secret talks to be held were rejected by Tel Aviv but Secretary General Saeb Erekat of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) denied such claims while admitting to meeting with the then-Israeli Vice PM Shalom in Amman and Cairo in July and August 2014 as well as outgoing Interior […]

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

Iraq: U.S wants to severe snake heads in Iraq and Syria

U.S military official in Iraq, Colonel Steve Warren, told reports at the Pentagon that the military operations in Iraq and Syria undertaken mainly by drone strikes have killed at least 10 leaders of the Islamic State last month; amongst them several individuals linked to the Paris attacks or other plots against the West. Those killed […]

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

Egypt: Historic consensus reached over Ethiopian Dam, FM Ghandour

The foreign and irrigation ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan who are meeting in Khartoum reached an agreement on several aspects of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) which will help to appease Cairo’s concerns over its effects. Sudan’s foreign minister Ibrahim Ghandour told a press conference that the signing of the document is a […]

December 30th, 2015 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran sends enriched uranium to Russia under nuclear agreement

Iran manifested its commitment to respecting the nuclear agreement that it signed with the so-called P5+1 on July 14 by shipping more than 11,300 kilograms of low enriched-uranium to Russia in exchange for some natural uranium. Moscow confirmed the shipping and the U.S welcomed it as a “significant milestone” towards the relief of the imposed […]

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

KSA: Saudi’s budget deficit continues, oil prices up by 50%

Saudi Arabia’s budgetary deficit is set to continue to the next fiscal year after recording a $98billion deficit in 2015 with oil revenues providing 72% of the country’s income, compared to 87% last year, despite the drastic fall of prices. Among the measures that will be implemented to reduce next year’s deficit estimated at around […]

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

Egypt: Russia’s nuclear project fastest and best for Egypt, Minister Shaker

Egypt’s Energy Minister Mohamed Shaker told reporters that the contract for the construction of the Dabaa nuclear plant will be finalized next month with Russia; thereby ending the much awaited project that was announced since 2007 during President Mubarak’s era but the then 60MW nuclear power plant faced technical difficulties and the mass demonstrations against […]

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

Yemen: GPC prefers talks with Riyadh and not escapees, Saleh

Former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh who is an ally to the Houthi Movement told members of the General People’s Congress (GPC) party on Sunday that dialogue with the “escapees” will end when the war stops and talks should rather be held with Saudi Arabia which is leading the military campaign to reinstate Hadi as […]

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