Thursday 30 June 2016

GCC to set up joint military, police unit

In a major step forward to consolidate regional security, Gulf leaders yesterday agreed to set up a joint military and police command. "The GCC Supreme Council has agreed on establishing the joint military command for member


US hands over key war base to Iraqis

The US army has handed over to Iraqi control the sprawling Victory Base Complex near Baghdad, the main base from which the US-led war in Iraq was commanded. "Victory Base Complex was officially signed over to the receivership of Iraqi


Army asserts command as Egypt drifts back to work

Egypt's generals are asserting their command over the country, preparing on Monday to ban strikes and to warn they will act against "chaos and disorder". Having suspended the constitution and dissolved parliament on Sunday, moves welcomed


Bush hails Bahrain's role in ME

US President George W Bush has hailed Bahrain's role in the Middle East region and said it is one of the greatest friends of the US. He was speaking after a meeting with His Majesty King Hamad at the White House. Bush praised the

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