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Egyptian Christians Wake up to Another IS attack

Despite the measures announced by the government to reinforce security around churches on christmas, an Egyptian Coptic church in Helwan and a Christian-owned shop near Cairo were attacked by a terrorist who killed at least 11 people on Friday. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, which comes in a series of aggressions on […]

December 31st, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: Anti-Government protests build Up, Turn Violent

A protest momentum is building up in different Iranian cities as thousands took the streets for the third day in a row to vent their anger and frustration at the dire economic conditions in the country. The demonstrations in Tehran turned violent with police firing tear gas at protesters. Some social media users are sharing […]

December 31st, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Saudi-led Coalition Accuses UN of Bias in Favor of Houthis

The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Shiite rebels in Yemen rejected the statements of Jamie McGoldrick, the UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen as “biased”. The coalition said in a Thursday statement carried by the Saudi news agency SPA that the UN needs to review the humanitarian work mechanism and the competence of its employees working in […]

December 30th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Israel rebukes NBA for listing Palestine as ‘occupied territory’

Israel’s Culture and Sport minister riled in a letter the US National Basketball Association (NBA) after an official webpage of the association allegedly listed Palestine as “occupied territory” in list of world countries, reports say. Miri Regev in a letter to the NBA demanded that the list be removed adding that it opposes Trump’s administration […]

December 29th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: Dress code violators to get rehab police class instead of jail punishment

Citizens who flout country conservative dress code will no longer face judicial case but will rather attend police-given classes on Islamic values, authorities said Thursday, signaling the Islamic Republic gradual adoption of moderate reforms. “Those who do not observe the Islamic dress code will no longer be taken to detention centers, nor will judicial cases […]

December 29th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Turkey-US: visa issuance crisis close to end

Visa issuance between the United States and Turkey will resume at full swing after the US embassy Thursday said it received guarantee that no staffer at the mission will be targeted again by investigation. “Based on adherence to these assurances, the Department of State is confident that the security posture has improved sufficiently to allow […]

December 29th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Thousands Rally against Price Hikes in Iran

Thousands of Iranians vented anger in protests in Iran’s second largest city, Mashhad, chanting slogans critical of the government’s decision to rise food prices. The protesters who denounced President Hassan Rouhani raised banners saying “Not Gaza, not Lebanon, my life for Iran” in a rant against Iran’s spending on regional influence to the detriment of […]

December 29th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UN Denounces Saudi-Led Coalition Carnage in Yemen

An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition killed 68 Yemenis in Taiz bringing the death toll to 109 in past 10 days alone leading the UN to strongly denounce the heavy civilian casualties. The increasing civilian Yemeni victims of the indiscriminate shelling by Saudi and allied fighter jets was described by the UN as “absurd and […]

December 29th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Turkey Sends New Batch of Soldiers to Qatar

A new group of Turkish soldiers arrived in the Al Udeid airbase in the Qatari capital, Doha, as part of an agreement between the defense ministries of the two countries. The group, including soldiers from the Turkish Joint Forces Command, will join Turkish troops already based at the Tariq bin Ziyad military base in southern […]

December 28th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Russia Succeeded in Projecting Power through Syria Campaign- Putin Says

Russian presence in Syria is a showcase of Russia’s military might said President Vladimir  Putin in an address to Russian troops. Speaking at a Kremlin awards ceremony for troops who fought in Syria, Putin said Russia has “made the main, decisive contribution to the destruction of a criminal group that cast a challenge to the […]

December 28th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »