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Turkey Presses US to End Support for Syrian Kurds

Bolstered by the setback of the Kurdish independence endeavor in Iraq, Ankara is set to halt US support for the Kurds of Syria who have been emboldened by their recent inroads against the Islamic State. During the Sochi summit convened by Putin with the participation of Iran’s President Rohani and President Erdogan, the latter put […]

November 27th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Morocco’s King arrives in Côte d’Ivoire, will attend EU-AU Summit

King Mohammed VI of Morocco started Sunday a work and friendship visit in Côte d’Ivoire, where he will attend the Europe-Africa summit to be convened in Abidjan next Wednesday and Thursday (Nov. 29-30). The participation of King Mohammed VI at the European Union-African Union summit in Abidjan was confirmed in a statement released Sunday by […]

November 26th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar’s Economy to Grow 3.1% in 2017 Despite Saudi-led Blockade

Despite the economic blockade imposed by its neighbors and a plunge of crude prices, Qatar’s economy is still projected to expand by 3.1% in 2018 up from 2.5% in 2017. The real GDP growth is expected to pick up on account of recovery in global crude oil prices and their positive spillover effects on both […]

November 26th, 2017 | Posted in Finance,Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iran Sends Warship to Project Power in Gulf of Mexico

Iran is set to demonstrate its ability to project power far beyond its shores with the sending of a warship to the Gulf of Mexico. In his first press conference in Tehran since being appointed, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said that Iranian naval forces will cross the Atlantic and stop over at friendly […]

November 26th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi Arabia’s Miscalculations Start to Backfire

Mired in a protracted conflict in Yemen and threatened by the rise of the Shia crescent in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon with fears of an uprising of its own Shia population or those in neighboring Bahrain, Saudi Arabia has taken a series of aggressive foreign policy decisions that only reflect the domestic turmoil it is […]

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

Saudi Arabia & Arab Allies Add 13 Qatar-linked Individuals to Terror List

The Arab quartet led by Saudi Arabia and including the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt have added two organizations and 13 individuals with ties to Qatar to their “terror list” in yet another crackdown on the Muslim brotherhood. The two organizations that have been included in the blacklist are the two Doha-based NGOs: The International Islamic […]

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

Iran: Women allowed to compete at international weightlifter contests

Iranian women can now take part in international weightlifting competitions as authorities on Thursday lifted the ban. The sport is one of the country’s most advanced sport activities to have offered the Islamic Republic international accolades with several world champions and Olympic medals. Women have never been allowed to lock horns with their world counterparts. […]

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

Bombardier Mulls Building Rail Factory in Morocco

Bombardier, World’s leading manufacturer of both planes and trains, says it will build a factory in Morocco if it wins a contract to supply rolling stock to the country’s state-owned railways. This project was unveiled by Marc-Andre Lefebvre, a Bombardier spokesman. The facility would build railcars and perform engineering and maintenance work. It would have […]

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

Iraq: Iran-backed militia vows to disarm once IS defeated

Iraqi militia groups fighting on the side of national army to quash the Islamic State group (IS) said Thursday they will return weapons they use to the Iraqi army as US and Saudi Arabia worry the groups might be used by Iran to further expand its influence in the country. “The heavy weapons belong to […]

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

KSA: Tourist visa to be available as of next year

Saudi Arabia is planning to start issuing tourist visa from next year in its drive to open the country to foreign investment, reports say. “Hopefully in 2018,” said Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, head of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Natural Heritage, in an interview broadcast late on Wednesday when asked about plans […]

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