Saturday 5 September 2015

UAE jets pound Houthi bases after deadly attack

Warplanes from the UAE struck Houthi targets across Yemen, state news agency WAM said on Saturday, a day after at least 60 soldiers from a Saudi-led coalition, mostly Emiratis, were killed in an attack in central Yemen. Medical sources at hospitals in the capital Sanaa, which has


France mulls air strikes on Islamic State in Syria

France is considering conducting air strikes on Islamic State in Syria, joining an international coalition led by the United States, Le Monde said on its website on Saturday, quoting an unnamed "high level source". Government officials declined to comment on the report,


PAM party, Islamists win most seats in Morocco

A political party formed by a close associate of Morocco's king secured most seats in local elections on Friday, closely followed by the ruling Islamist party which also won in major cities, according to preliminary results. Moroccans voted on Friday in elections seen as a te


After Iran pact, EU eyes Palestinian peace deal

Arab countries will join the Middle East Quartet in New York at the end of September to seek ways to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, the EU's top diplomat said on Friday, part of a new European diplomatic initiative. Encouraged by Europe's role in


Bahrain hit by camel milk shortage

Camel milk connoisseurs are facing a shortage of their favourite drink as Bahrain’s niche dairy farmers struggle to meet demand, said a report. Proponents of drinking camel milk claim it carries a whole raft of health benefits, from boosting the immune system to lowering th


European kickboxers gang held in Bahrain over theft

A gang of East European kickboxers and athletes has been arrested in connection with a spate of robberies in Bahrain over the last three years. They have been connected to 82 theft cases in which cash and jewellery worth more than BD200,000 ($526,288) were stolen, reported the


Saudi Arabia welcomes Iran nuclear deal

Saudi Arabia is satisfied with assurances from US President Barack Obama about the Iran nuclear deal and believes the agreement will contribute to security and stability in the Middle East, a senior Saudi official said on Friday. Saudi King Salman met with Obama at the White Hous


50 soldiers from UAE, Bahrain killed in Yemen attack

At least 50 soldiers from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain were killed in Yemen on Friday in the deadliest attack on Gulf Arab troops in the Saudi-led military campaign against Houthi forces, Gulf news agencies said. The incident took place in the oil-producing Marib area of


22 Emirati soldiers killed in Yemen

As many as 22 soldiers from the UAE were killed in Yemen while taking part in a Saudi-led campaign against the Houthis, UAE state news agency WAM said on Friday.   The Houthis said they fired a rocket at a weapons cache in a camp used by Gulf coalition forces in


Saudi security forces kill ‘terrorist’ in Abqaiq

Saudi Arabian security forces killed what they called ‘a terrorist’ who attempted to attack a security facility in the country's oil-producing Eastern Province, state television reported on Friday.   Al-Ikhbariya TV cited unnamed sources as sayin

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