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Iran: Tehran debunks report of secret talks with Israel in Jordan

Iran’s foreign ministry has dismissed a report that some Iranian officials recently met with Israeli intelligence agents in the Jordanian capital over involvement in the Syrian conflict of forces aligned with the Iran-backed Lebanon Shia movement Hezbollah. The dismissal came from the ministry’s spokesperson Bahram Qassemi. Qassemi was outright. “No talks were held” he is […]

May 29th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf crisis: Qatar imposes ban on Saudi, UAE, Bahrain & Egyptian goods

Qatar has ordered its citizens to stop dealing and buying goods from Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt; the four countries, which have severed ties with the tiny gulf country almost a year ago on the ground that Doha sponsors terrorism. A statement from the Qatari government issued Saturday announced the ban […]

May 28th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Egypt: Al-Sisi’s former campaign aid detained

The interior ministry arrested over the week former campaign aid of current President AbdelFattah al-Sisi over claims that critic-turned ally published false news and was colliding with an illegal organization. Hazim Abdelazim was arrested on Saturday after police surrounded his residence in Cairo. Abdelazim will remain in prison for 15 days pending investigation following a […]

May 28th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Morocco deploys field hospital in Gaza to treat injured Palestinian civilians

Morocco will deploy, at the orders of King Mohammed VI, a field hospital of the Moroccan Royal Armed Forces in Gaza to help treat the hundreds of Palestinian civilians, injured by the Israeli occupying forces. The medico-surgical field hospital will allow the Royal Armed Forces to provide medical treatment to the civilians wounded during recent […]

May 28th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi Arabia intercepts missile fired from Yemen

Saudi air defense force intercepted a ballistic missile that was launched from Yemen towards the city of Najran on Friday, a day after Iran-backed Houthi rebels suffered heavy losses. The Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces of the coalition (RSADF) detected the launch of a ballistic missile launched by Iran’s Al-Houthi militia from within Yemeni territories […]

May 25th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Libya: Car bomb attack kills at least six people in Benghazi

A car bomb went off Thursday evening in Benghazi, Libya’s second city, killing at least six people. The attack took place in a busy street behind the city’s top hotel; Tibesti near the Mediterranean. At least six people were reported dead by local hospital. The number of the wounded has been put at 20, local […]

May 25th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: Four women’s rights campaigners freed as authorities loose crackdown

Saudi authorities have released four female rights campaigners fighting for women’s right to drive and the end of man guardianship, one month before removal of the controversial ban. Eleven Saudi women known as prominent activists campaigning for female rights to drive and the end of man guardianship were detained last week after being suspected for […]

May 25th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Lebanon: Hariri named PM, pledges unity government to solve economic challenges

Sunni Lebanese political figure Saad Hariri has been re-appointed Prime Minister following this month elections that were largely won by Iran’s proxy Hezbollah and its allies. President Michel Aoun Thursday designated Hariri as Prime Minister following consultation with members of parliament dominated by Hezbollah and its allies. Out of the 128 members of the legislature, […]

May 25th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: UN Concerned over Impact of Violence on Healthcare

The chaos and violence, which continue to rock Libya, have a devastating impact on health care in the country, with hospitals bombed & looted, medical personnel attacked and even taken hostage or arbitrarily detained, according to a UN report. “These attacks are a major violation of international law and a tragic disregard of our common […]

May 24th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq: Suicide attack in Bagdad leaves at least four dead

A suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest northwest of capital Bagdad killing at least four people and wounding 15 others, Reuters reports. The attacker detonated the belt after being stopped at the entrance to the Saqlawiyah park, located in the Shia-dominated Shula district of the capital, Reuters reports citing a statement released by Iraq’s National […]

May 24th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »