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Gulf Crisis: ‘Crisis will be solved sooner or later,’ Bahraini Minister

A Bahraini senior official Tuesday said the Gulf diplomatic crisis opposing Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt on one side and Qatar on the other will not be permanent, indicating therefore a likely settlement of the worst crisis that has ever shaken the region. “I think that the issue we have with Qatar […]

October 25th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Morocco’s King Dismisses Several Cabinet Members for Poor Performance

King Mohammed VI on Tuesday fired three ministers, a secretary of state and several senior officials, after an audit showed their responsibility in the malfunctions and delays recorded in the implementation of a large-scale development program, the Al Hoceima Lighthouse of the Mediterranean. The $665-million worth program, designed to promote the development of the Northern […]

October 25th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: White House former senior advisor pins diplomatic spat on Trump’s visit

One of US President Donald Trump’s former close advisors, Steve Bannon Monday underlined that the five month-old diplomatic crisis shaking the Gulf region was provoked by President Trump’s visit to the region in May, adding that the political shake-up in Saudi Arabia is also consequence of Trump’s international maiden tour. Bannon, former White House Chief […]

October 24th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Turkey: Erdogan’s staunch ally Gokcek to step down as Mayor of Ankara

Mayor of Ankara and member of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Ibrahim Melih Gokcek has announced he would step down from his position after 23 years, as the party leader and country’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan goes on war against longstanding members. Gokcek on twitter said he would hand over his position on […]

October 24th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Palestine: Three Gazans return home safe after a brief kidnapping by militants in Sinai

Three Gazan workers were briefly kidnapped by masked gunmen, believed to be jihadists, in a tunnel at Rafah crossing on Monday, before they were released. Hamas-run interior ministry and eye witnesses confirmed the incident which underlines the security issue on the border between the enclave and Egypt. Eye witnesses told reporters that gunmen stormed a […]

October 24th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

More & More Voices Rising to Denounce Algerian FM’s Outrageous Remarks

After the firm response of Morocco, which recalled its ambassador to Algeria for consultation and summoned Algeria’s Chargé d’Affaires in Rabat to protest the scandalous remarks made by the Algerian Foreign Minister, Abdelkader Messahel, several voices have been rising to denounce these remarks as outrageous, irresponsible, and offensive. Moroccan Africa-based Banks, Moroccan Carrier RAM, the […]

October 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Mideast Conflict: Riyadh rejects reports of secret visit in Israel

Saudi Arabia has denied that Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman made a clandestine visit to Israel after Israeli media last month said a top Saudi royal secretly visited the Jewish state. “Reports of a secret visit to Israel by a Saudi official, which have appeared on some media are unfounded,” spokesperson for the Saudi foreign […]

October 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iraq: Tillerson tells Iran-backed militia to head back home

Top US diplomat Sunday in Riyadh invited Iran-backed militia, which have been fighting the Islamic State group (IS) alongside the Iraqi army, to go back home now that the terror group is almost defeated. Tillerson at a joint press conference with his Saudi counterpart Adel Jubeir hinted that Iran should call back its fighters in […]

October 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Death of dozens of security forces in clash with militants

Dozens of Egyptian security forces were mowed down in a clash with militants on Friday at some 135 km outside Cairo, near the Bahariya oasis in the country’s Western Desert. According to state figures, sixteen security forces, mainly police agents, were killed in the Friday clash, while media reports relying on security and medical sources […]

October 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Tillerson sees no soon end to crisis

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Sunday in Doha sounded unoptimistic for an end to the diplomatic spat opposing Qatar and its neighbors led by Saudi Arabia when he said that Riyadh is not ready yet to engage in talks with Doha. “In my meetings with [Saudi] Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, I asked him […]

October 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »