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Trump welcomes Saudi Crown Prince to Washington

President Trump with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed

The White House pulled out all the stops for visit­ing Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz to drive home the message that Riyadh is a crucial pillar of US President Donald Trump’s vision for a new anti-Iranian … Continue reading

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Iran Air takes delivery of new A330

Making up for lost time, Iran has ordered

An Airbus A330 airliner arrived in Tehran in mid-March, the second of 200 Western-built passenger aircraft ordered by IranAir following the lifting of sanctions on Iran last year. The long-haul aircraft, carrying IranAir Chairman Farhad Parvaresh and other officials, landed at … Continue reading

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Ari Rath 1925 – 2017

Ari Rath

William Morris , the Secretary General of the Next Century for Peace pays a personal tribute to his friend Ari Rath, former Editor and Managing Director of The Jerusalem Post who died this week. Ari Rath was also the former News … Continue reading

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IRAN Election: Will Rouhani be allowed to run?

President Rouhani has made light of the rumours but still they persist

A rumour, gathering pace within Iran, concerns the eligibility of President Rouhani to run in the upcoming elections on 19 May. There are concerns that the country’s Guardian Council make take steps to disqualify Rouhani from participating in the polls. … Continue reading

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West Bank land grab boosts Israeli economy

Israeli settlements and industrial areas are mushrooming across Palestinian lands


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UAE: Ferrari World breaks new barriers


The third new ride within 12 months puts guests through an endurance challenge, as they attempt to becomeFerrari Test Drivers In its ongoing attempt to offer tourists something they could never expect to get anywhere else in the world, Ferrari … Continue reading

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GCC: concerted drive to beef up regional security


Saudi Arabia, forced out of decades of self-imposed insularity by the political convulsions of the Middle East, is finalising an agree­ment with the strategic Horn of Africa state of Djibouti to establish a military base to bolster the king­dom’s security … Continue reading

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TRUMP: Contemplating a costly & bloody error


Donald Trump’s pledge to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem – should it go ahead – will lead to an escalation in violence between Israelis and Palestinians such the new president cannot imagine and the conflict is … Continue reading

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OMAN: New austerity measures include tax hike on the rich

Ordinary, working Omanis will not be affected by the tax increases, the government has promised

By Sayyid K. Jaffar With flaccid world markets, all the oil-rich producers of the Gulf are feeling the financial pinch and making their individual plans on how best to weather the storm. In a move that reflects the altruism of … Continue reading

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YEMEN’S Houthis claim control of Saudi villages


Yemen’s Houthi militia claim to have seized several villages in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Jizan province, the Houthi-run SABA news agency reported. SABA quoted a military source as saying yesterday that Houthi militiamen had taken control of the villages of Al-Kars … Continue reading

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