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Obama snubs Netanyahu speech
US President Barack Obama said there was "nothing new" in Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial speech to Congress yesterday, insisting the Israeli Prime Minister did not offer a better option than negotiations....

Hadi suggests Riyadh for talks with Houthis
Yemen's president on Tuesday offered the Saudi capital Riyadh as a possible venue for the resumption of UN-sponsored talks with Shiite rebels who have seized Yemen's capital Sanaa....

Qatari fatwa: Destroy pyramids and Sphinx!
A fatwa from a Qatari-owned online portal has been widely circulated by Egyptian press this week after it called for the destruction of pharaonic monuments on the grounds that they are contrary to Islam....

US will 'protect' Syrian rebels when time comes: envoy
The United States will be ready to "protect" moderate Syrian rebels possibly with air power once they enter into combat, a top US official said Monday....

Iraqi forces advance in bid to retake Tikrit
Iraqi forces closed in on Tikrit on Tuesday, their progress slowed by militant snipers and booby- traps, on the second day of Baghdad’s largest operation yet against the Daesh group....

Arab summit to mull creation of joint force against Daesh
The Arab League will consider setting up a defence unit to battle the spread of the Daesh group at its annual summit later this month, an official said on Tuesday....

S. Korea to build SR7.5bn nuclear reactors in KSA
Saudi Arabia and South Korea signed five key accords on Tuesday in Riyadh including a plan to study the feasibility of building nuclear reactors worth SR7.5 billion across the country....

GCC joint naval exercise Union 17 kicks off in UAE
The joint naval exercise, Union 17, has commenced with the participation of naval forces of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states and is set to run until 12th March....

Qatar Reiterates Firm Stance in Condemning Terrorism
Qatar has reiterated its firm stance in condemning terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and whatever its cause and motives, stressing that the fight against terrorism must be through a comprehensive plan and coordinated...

Obama's 10-year N-demand 'unacceptable'
Iran on Tuesday rejected as "unacceptable" US President Barack Obama's demand that it freeze sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years, but said it would continue talks aimed at securing a deal, Iran's semi-official...

Bahraini King praises women's role
His Majesty King Hamad values highly the crucial role played by Bahraini women, and their contributions which have enriched and enhanced Bahrain's progress....


Saudia ranked 7th in 2015 Islamic Growth Markets Investment Index
Saudi Arabia is ranked 7th in the 2015 Islamic Growth Markets Investment Index which ranks countries investment potential relatively within the OIC member country grouping, Thomson Reuters Dinar Standard Islamic Growth Markets Investment Report 2015...

Luxembourg seeks to bolster ties with UAE
Luxembourg, which is home to assets under management to the tune of more than €3000 billion, seeks to boost collaboration with the UAE in financial services, in particular Dubai Financial Centre, Pierre Gramegna, Minister of...

Kuwait, South Korea ink economic accords
Kuwait and South Korea signed three agreements and several memorandums of understanding in the sectors of health, transportation, trade and petroleum as both countries move toward consolidating their bilateral relations and cooperation....

Low oil prices allow GCC banking sector to focus on liquidity
'Low oil prices enables GCC banking sector to focus on liquidity,' said Dr. R. Seetharaman, Group CEO, Doha Bank....

Qatar real GDP growth set to accelerate to 7% in '15, 7.5% in '16: QNB
Qatar's real GDP growth has been forecast to accelerate to 7% in 2015, 7.5% in 2016 and 7.9% in 2017 as the government continues to invest heavily in the non-hydrocarbon sector despite lower oil prices,...

Over SR2 trillion invested in 6,871 industries Kingdomwide
More than SR2 trillion have been invested in 6,871 industries across the Kingdom, said Commerce and Industry Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah on Tuesday, adding that the industrial sector employs 935,000 people, mostly expats....

UAE high in Organisation of Islamic Cooperation index
The UAE has been ranked third among Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) economies in the inaugural 2015 Islamic Growth Markets Investment Index, which was released on Tuesday....

Majlis obliges govt. to cut cash subsidies to the rich
Parliament has tasked the government of Hassan Rouhani to cut cash subsidies to wealthy and well-paid Iranian citizens in the next Iranian calendar year which starts on March 21....

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Opposition vows massive protest as Barrak jailed
Low oil prices to weigh on banking sector
Major offensive under way to retake Iraq's Tikrit: Army
Iran-Brazil Joint Chamber of Commerce to open Tehran office
Kerry cautions Israel over Iran talks
Kuwait, South Korea ink visa, health and transport deals
Saudi Arabia, Turkey enter 'a new era of cooperation'
Saudi Aramco finds eight new oil and gas fields
UN nuclear watchdog: Iran withholding key information
Tourism major contributor to growth of economy
MERS death toll in Saudi Arabia hits 400
Doha Bank introduces first Tablet banking
Netanyahu takes fight against Obama's Iran plan to Congress
FDI in Qatar touches QR111.8bn
Bahrain king holds out high hopes for summit
Saudi cabinet draws on success of anti-terrorism conference
Three British nationals detained for planes potting in UAE
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Price of not heeding Kingdom's advice
On Relations between Rulers and Citizens: The Need for a New Social/Political Contract in the GCC States
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