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Kuwait: MP Sentenced to 14 Year Imprisonment for Endangering Diplomatic Ties

Outspoken Kuwaiti Member of Parliament, Abdulhameed Dashti, famous for his strong criticism of other Gulf States was sentenced in absentia to 14 years and 6 months in prison by a Kuwaiti court on Wednesday. The MP was sued for his statements deemed endangering the country’s diplomatic ties with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain as well as […]

July 27th, 2016 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Arab Summit: King Mohammed VI Calls for Unity to Counter Common Challenges

King Mohammed VI has called on Arab countries to unify ranks in order to be able to take up the challenges of development, democracy and honor commitment to territorial integrity and national sovereignty. In his speech addressed to the 27th Arab Summit held in Nouakchott 25-26 July, the Moroccan Sovereign said “unity is absolutely necessary […]

July 26th, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt Willing to Grant Asylum to Erdogan’s arch-foe, Gulen

Egyptian lawmakers Monday urged Cairo to grant political asylum to US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen accused of plotting the failed military coup against Turkish President Erdogan, in a move that would further strain relations between the two countries, reports say. Egypt has refused to condemn the failed military coup which occurred July 15 as diplomatic […]

July 26th, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: IS claims killing of police officer

The Islamic State (IS) group Monday claimed the killing of an Egyptian police major gunned down on Sunday in North Sinai provincial capital of El-Arish. The Egyptian interior ministry confirmed the claim. The militant group holding tight to security forces in the Peninsula reportedly issued a statement on social media indicating that its fighters “assassinated” […]

July 26th, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Morocco Sets Up Research Center on Extremism

Morocco has set up an observatory dedicated to studying extremism and violence in the modern world. This research and academic think-thank will provide scientific and extensive analysis to help protect society against extremism and radical ideologies. “As the world is experiencing a growing threat of political violence and extremist movements, the scientific scene is lagging […]

July 25th, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Tunisia: I will go out constitutionally, PM Essid

Ahead of his expected departure as Prime Minister, Habib Essid clarified that his decision not to resign but rather hand his fate to the House of the People’s Representatives is not an act of defiance to President Essebsi with whom he shares “mutual respect” but a move for his departure to be “in conformity with […]

July 25th, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq: Additional British troops will also be treated as “occupiers”, Moqtada al-Sadr

Days after he warned that the additional U.S. in Iraq will become targets, Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr made similar warnings to the UK on Sunday. London is planning on doubling its troops to train Iraqi and Kurdish forces in the fight against the Islamic State and prepare for the offensive on Mosul, the extremist group’s […]

July 25th, 2016 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Syria: Prime Minister Khamis lays out government plans at parliament

Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis presented before the Parliament the Government’s statement and work program saying “the government seeks to overcome the obstacles that are hindering the reconstruction process in its political, economic, social and cultural dimensions” amid the ongoing war. Focusing on areas under the control of Damascus, Khamis said promoting “the educational process […]

July 25th, 2016 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Syria: Russia, US and UN to discuss Syria in Geneva

Senior Russian, American and United Nations officials are expected to meet in Geneva next week to discuss the war in Syria and special envoy Staffan de Mistura’s spokeswoman Jessy Chahine said “our hope is that any discussions on Syria will help move forward the process so we can also get to starting the next round […]

July 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Turkey-U.S.: We “Would Work” on Extradition, Biden tells Yildirim

After President Erdogan claimed that Fetullah Gulen, on a self-imposed exile in the US, is behind last week’s coup d’état, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Binali Yildirim wherein he gave assurances that Washington “would work” with the Turkish government on its request to extradite the alleged coup leader. […]

July 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »