Iranian OIC Delegation Barred from Entering KSA, Iranian Official

The fury between Iran and Saudi Arabia took a new dimension on Sunday as Tehran protested against Riyadh’s refusal to issue visas to a delegation that was to attend a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Jeddah. Read more

Oil Prices Unsustainable, Unacceptable, Buhari

Nigeria’ Muhammadu Buhari called for cooperation between oil producing countries, both OPEC and non-OPEC members, to stabilize the prices of oil in the global market. In a statement released by the Nigerian presidency Sunday, after a meeting between President Buhari Read more

Egypt: MP’s Meeting with Israeli Ambassador Irks Parliament

The Egyptian parliament frowned at one of its members, Tawfik Okasha, for hosting Israeli Ambassador to Egypt Haim Koren at his home last Thursday. Some members of parliament called for sanctions against Okasha and also condemned him for inviting the Read more

Lebanon: Hezbollah slams Saudi claiming influence projection, authorities divided

Politicians in Lebanon are in disarray following the $3million military aid suspension to the Lebanese army by Riyadh that was followed few days after by travel warnings from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait to the country. The decision is believed Read more

Relations between Rabat & Brussels Souring

Moroccan Government, irked by a European court ruling annulling an agriculture trade deal, has decided to freeze all contacts with the European Union institutions. A spokesman for the Moroccan government said Thursday the Kingdom has no choice but to suspend Read more

Oman to Issue International Bond despite Ratings Downgrade

A week after Oman’s credit ratings were downgraded by Standard and Poor’s from BBB+ to BBB-, sources have revealed that the government is preparing to issue a sovereign dollar bond but the Finance Ministry refused to confirm or deny the Read more

Turkey Bombards PKK Headquarters after Sabotage Allegations

Turkish air force on Wednesday shelled for almost two hours the Kandil Mountain believed to be the headquarters of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK,) targeting logistical centers, ammunition depots and shelters. The assault took place on the same day that Read more