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Will Iran War be Another October Surprise?   

The Counter Punch - 23 April, 2012
Author: Andrew Levine

Will Mitt Romney and Benjamin Netanyahu concoct a war with Iran? Not if they have a tenth of the sense they were born with. But that's not much consolation when we're dealing, on the one hand, with a vulture capitalist and one time Mormon bishop whose flip flopping gives opportunism a bad name and, on the other, with a fascistically inclined ethnocratic zealot on a mission from God.
5,196 workers change jobs under new law : Qatar
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2017-03-17
As many as 5,196 workers successfully changed jobs after completing their employment contract or working five years of an open-ended contract, benefiting from the new law (No. 21 of 2015)...
US denies targeting a mosque in Syria
Source : Khaleej Times  
Date : 2017-03-17
The US military said Thursday it carried out a deadly air strike on an Al-Qaeda meeting in northern Syria and would investigate reports that more than 40 civilians were killed...
Heavy rain hampers Mosul advance
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2017-03-17
Heavy rain slowed Iraqi government forces Daesh on Thursday around Mosul's Old City, where militants holed up in narrow alleyways and homes resisted with sniper fire, suicide attacks and car...
UAE soldier martyred in Yemen never feared death
Source : Khaleej Times  
Date : 2017-03-17
Through their grief, his family were proud of his ultimate sacrifice - of laying down his life for the country in Yemen. First Sergeant Zakaria Suleiman Obaid Al Zaabi was...
VP stresses importance of education at GESS exhibition
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2017-03-17
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, visited the Global Education Supplies and Solutions Exhibition (GESS), organised...
Education must be equitable, inclusive and sustainable, experts say at UAE Public Policy Forum
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2017-03-17
On the second day of the UAE Public Policy Forum on Education hosted by the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, currently underway in Dubai World Trade Centre, prominent academicians,...
UAE, Swiss officials discuss global tolerance
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2017-03-17
Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, UAE Minister of State for Tolerance, held bilateral meetings with Swiss officials to discuss co-operation in promoting the values of tolerance, co-existence and peace...
Vitamin D vital: Minister
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2017-03-17
Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, inaugurated the "Abu Dhabi Annual International Conference on Vitamin D Deficiency and Human Health" on Thursday in Abu...
US defense chief, Saudi deputy crown prince discuss Daesh, Iran threat
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2017-03-17
US Defense Secretary James Mattis met with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Thursday and they discussed US-Saudi military cooperation in the fight against Islamic State, the Pentagon...
KSA, Japan sign MoU on social development
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2017-03-17
The Saudi Ministry of Labor and Social Development and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding that aims to enhance cooperation in social development....
Labor Ministry provides family advice in over 4,800 cases in 3 years
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2017-03-17
The Ministry of Labor and Social Development on Wednesday said it has provided family advice in 4,840 cases in the past three years, eighty percent of counseling were for women....
OIC reviews preparations for science and technology meeting in Kazakhstan
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2017-03-17
The Jeddah-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) met recently to review preparations for its summit on science and technology to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan on Sept. 10-11....
Austrade road show focuses on health, mining, dairy in Riyadh
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2017-03-17
Australia's dynamic health, mining and dairy sectors were in focus during a road show held here Wednesday to help boost investments from Gulf and North African countries....
White House meeting on Saudi underscores Kingdom's influence
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2017-03-17
The White House indicated Wednesday that Saudi Arabia will remain a close consultant to President Donald Trump on security and economic challenges in the Middle East, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict...
UN praises Iran's 'exemplary' refugee efforts
Source : Gulf Times  
Date : 2017-03-17
While Iranians would bear the brunt of Donald Trump's visa ban, which has been blocked on the orders of a US court, international officials say the country has quietly emerged...
UAE backs all steps that could end conflict in Syria
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2017-03-17
The UAE has stressed its support for all recommendations that could pave the way to resolving the conflict in Syria, including ending blockades, halting indiscriminate attacks on populated civilian areas,...
Qatar calls for end to human trafficking
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2017-03-17
Qatar has confirmed that the success of the international community to put an end to human trafficking requires concerted international efforts to address its causes, and foremost finding just solutions...
Iraqi forces adopt Daesh technique, use small drones
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2017-03-17
Inside an armoured vehicle in Mosul, a colonel scans live footage from a drone flying above the Iraqi city, hunting targets for a new weapon deployed against militants....
Saudi Arabia's 'look-east' policy pays off
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2017-03-17
Chinese foreign affairs analysts say that a series of agreements signed by Saudi Arabia and China is a "win-win" situation for both countries....
Yemeni forces secure areas in Sana'a governorate
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2017-03-17
The Yemeni army on Thursday, with the support of the Arab coalition, seized control of two areas in the Nahm District in Sana'a governorate....
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