Erdogan: Turkey-Iran operation against Kurd rebels always possible

:: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that a joint operation with Iran against Kurdish militants was “always on the agenda”, a week after Tehran’s top armed forces More »

UAE minister: Yemen solution lies in preventing Iranian interference

:: UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, has said that political agreement and adoption of a future state in Yemen depends on the will of the More »

Saudi Mufti to Qatar: Obstructing Hajj pilgrims dangerous, unacceptable

:: Saudi Arabia’s Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al Alsheikh has condemned Qatari authorities for not allowing its pilgrims to travel to Saudi Arabia for Hajj through air route. More »

Bahrain foreign minister: Qatar turned blind eye to King Salman’s initiatives

:: Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said on Sunday that Doha has not appreciated initiatives made by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman’s towards the Qatari pilgrims going More »

Nepal to hold Federal and Provincial Elections in November

:: With the approaching constitutional deadline over completing the remaining two tier of election, the Nepal Government has written to the electoral body to make preparations for holding the More »

 

Category Archives: Middle East

How GCC financial institutions can navigate complex global compliance, security

:: Imagine waking up tomorrow and all your savings have disappeared. Then you find out that commercial transactions have halted everywhere. You might think this is an impossible scenario, but no, it isn’t in today’s closely networked

Qatar injects $6.9 bln in one month to offset the outflow of deposits

:: Qatar’s Central Bank has revealed that Doha has pumped nearly $6.9 bln in local banks last month, according to the Reuters news agency. The Central Bank took this action due to the decline of residents’ and

Erdogan: Turkey-Iran operation against Kurd rebels always possible

:: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that a joint operation with Iran against Kurdish militants was “always on the agenda”, a week after Tehran’s top armed forces commander visited Ankara for rare talks. “It is

Sudanese children freed from ISIS captivity in Libya

:: Four Sudanese children whose parents are belived to have died while fighting for ISIS in Sirte Libya, have been handed over to the Sudanese consulate on Sunday. Sirte has been host to ISIS from 2015 to

UAE minister: Yemen solution lies in preventing Iranian interference

:: UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, has said that political agreement and adoption of a future state in Yemen depends on the will of the people and considered that any future decisions should

Emirates denies one of its planes has been targeted with a bomb

:: A spokesman for Emirates Airlines said that the national carrier has strongly denied reports that one of its planes had been targeted for bombing on Monday, confirming that the news was baseless to local newspaper Emarat

Rise in number of Qatari pilgrims entering via Salwa border

:: General Manager of Passports at Salwa border, Colonel Hassan al-Dosari, has said that the border continues to register rise in the number of Qatari citizens entering Saudi Arabia at an accelerated pace as part of the

Sudan warns of floods as Nile surges

:: Sudan on Monday warned Khartoum residents along the Nile of likely “massive floods” as water levels of the river rose to a record high following heavy rains in Ethiopia. The Blue Nile flowing to Sudan from

Houthi leader threatens retribution against traders unless salaries are paid

:: A senior Houthi leader has threatened to loot traders’ companies’ if they did not pay state employees (military and civilians) who have not received their salaries in more than a year from militias who control institutions.

Yemen’s Saleh voices willingness to end alliance with Houthis

:: Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh acknowledged there are deep differences between his party and allies and voiced his willingness to end the alliance with Ansar Allah, i.e. the Houthis, shall disputes with them continue. In

Yemen blames Iran for war, says it can’t be part of solution

Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi

:: Yemen’s foreign minister blamed Iran and its support for Houthi Shiite rebels on Monday for causing the country’s civil war and said it can’t be part of the solution. Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi said at a press conference

Lebanese-Australian operation foils terror attack on Abu Dhabi bound plane

:: Lebanese Interior Minister Nuhad al-Mashnouk revealed the involvement of four Lebanese men in an attempt to blow up a UAE-bound passenger plane from Australia to Abu Dhabi last month. Mashnouk said in a press conference, Monday,

UAE nuclear program edges toward 2018 launch

Christer Viktorsson

:: At first glance, the long hallway seems abandoned. But behind glass walls, in soundproof offices, engineers and physicists are putting the final touches to the Arab world’s first nuclear program. At the Federal Authority for Nuclear

Bahraini parliament to take legal actions against Qatari government

:: Bahrain’s first deputy speaker, Ali al Aradi has called on Bahrain’s parliament to take legal actions against the Qatari government for its involvement and support of extremist groups in the Kingdom. Aradi has asked the parliament

Syrian opposition council seeks unified delegation going into Geneva peace talks

:: The High Negotiations Committee for the Syrian Oppostion is meeting on Monday in Riyadh, bringing together representatives from Cairo and Moscow, with the aim of leaving as a unified delegation to the upcoming Geneva peace talks.

Bahrain foreign minister: Qatar turned blind eye to King Salman’s initiatives

:: Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said on Sunday that Doha has not appreciated initiatives made by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman’s towards the Qatari pilgrims going to Hajj this year. The foreign minister added:

Lebanese president signs public sector pay rise and tax hike laws

:: Lebanese President Michel Aoun signed off on public sector wage increases and related tax hikes on Monday, the national news agency NNA said. Aoun had held off ratifying the two laws since parliament approved them last

Dubai’s biggest theme park to launch ‘Hunger Games’ attractions

:: Dubai’s biggest theme park is about to roll out a series of attractions inspired by “The Hunger Games” films, as it aims to boost visitor numbers and stem losses. Dubai Parks and Resorts said its new

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