Clashes in northwest Yemen leave 30 dead

March 10, 2014 3:24 am0 comments
Clashes in northwest Yemen leave 30 dead

Sana’a: At least 30 people were killed over two days of clashes between Al Houthi fighters and Salafist tribesmen in Yemen’s north-western Al Jawf province, the provincial governor said, as chaos reigns two years after mass protests ousted the country’s leader. Al Houthi fighters are trying to strengthen their hold […]

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Saudi, UAE journalists resign from Qatar jobs

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Saudi, UAE journalists resign from Qatar jobs

Saudi and Emirati journalists have quit major media outlets in Qatar, including the broadcaster of top-flight European football, they said on Sunday, as tensions soar between Doha and Gulf states. They left their Qatari jobs after Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain withdrew their ambassadors from Doha, which they accused […]

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Joint Arab push to crush terror urged

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Joint Arab push to crush terror urged

Saudi Arabia reiterated on Sunday that it would make every effort to root out terrorism and urged all Arab countries to join forces to confront the danger that threatens their security and stability. “The Kingdom denounces all forms of terrorist activities witnessed by Arab countries, including Egypt, Bahrain and Yemen,” […]

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What caused Malaysian jet’s crash?

March 9, 2014 3:10 am0 comments
What caused Malaysian jet’s crash?

A 12-mile-long oil slick spotted between Malaysia and Vietnam on Saturday afternoon is thought to be the first sign that a missing Malaysia Airlines flight with 239 people aboard went down in the waters between southernmost Vietnam and northern Malaysia, according to Vietnam’s director of civil aviation. “An AN26 aircraft […]

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Islamic sites to be developed in 3 years

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Islamic sites to be developed in 3 years

The development of historic Islamic sites in the Kingdom would take three years, according to Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA). In a statement issued at the second Tourist Guides Forum hosted by Al-Ahsa municipality recently, Prince Sultan said this deadline was […]

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Egyptian envoy ‘will not return to Qatar’

March 8, 2014 5:53 am0 comments
Egyptian envoy ‘will not return to Qatar’

CAIRO: Egypt has welcomed the decision of three Gulf states to withdraw their envoys to Qatar and said its own ambassador “will not return” to the Gulf emirate. The unprecedented decision this week by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates was seen as closely linked to Qatar’s support […]

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KSA tightens noose on Brotherhood terrorism

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KSA tightens noose on Brotherhood terrorism

Saudi Arabia has declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization and banned it and other organizations effective from March 8, according to an Interior Ministry statement. The ministry issued a list of banned organizations that includes the ‘Saudi Hezbollah’ movement, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the Al-Nusra Front, […]

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Gulf states look to India and Delhi reciprocates

March 6, 2014 4:23 am0 comments
Gulf states look to India and Delhi reciprocates

 Delhi: In what was an exceptionally busy month, high-level delegations from five Middle Eastern countries — Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE, Oman and Iran — visited New Delhi in the midst of a particularly nasty campaign for national elections. Irrespective of which party emerged victorious, senior government officials focused on […]

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Egypt recalled Qatar envoy ‘weeks ago’

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Egypt recalled Qatar envoy ‘weeks ago’

 Cairo: Egypt on Wednesday revealed that its ambassador to Qatar was recalled and has been kept in Cairo for weeks now, a disclosure made hours after three Gulf allies recalled their envoys from Doha. “The Egyptian ambassador in Doha has been in Cairo since the beginning of February,” said spokesman […]

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Bahrain puts groups on terror list after bomb kills policemen

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Bahrain puts groups on terror list after bomb kills policemen

Manama: Bahrain blacklisted three anti-government groups as terrorist organisations on Tuesday, a day after a bomb killed two local policemen and an officer from the UAE, state news agency BNA said. The attack has raised fears of more violence in the kingdom, where opposition groups led by majority Shiites have […]

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