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Will UAE and Iran resolve the three islands dispute?   

Aljazeera.com - 15 May, 2012
Author: Nima Khorrami Assl

Iran and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are once again at each others' throats over the three islands of Abu Musa, Greater Tunb, and the Lesser Tunb. This latest round of rhetorical warfare was instigated by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's official visit to the island of Abu Musa on April 11; a move that some described as "tactical", aiming to stir nationalist sentiment ahead of the nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 in Istanbul.
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Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) officials said on Sunday at the Paris international conference that the Arab peace initiative remains a realistic opportunity in the Middle East....
VP, AD CP discuss key national issues
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Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu...
Iraqi forces battle IS near Tigris river in Mosul
Source : Gulf Times  
Date : 2017-01-17
Iraqi special forces battled Islamic State militants in districts near the Tigris river in Mosul yesterday as they sought to bring more of the east of the city back under...
Syrian opposition to attend Astana peace talks
Source : Saudi Gazette  
Date : 2017-01-17
Syrian rebel negotiator Mohammad Alloush said on Monday he would head the rebel delegation to the peace talks backed by Russia and Turkey in Kazakhastan, saying this was to "neutralize...
Obama warns Trump not to jettison Iran deal
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US President Barack Obama yesterday marked the first anniversary of the nuclear deal with Iran by emphasising its "significant and concrete results" and warning against undoing a pact supported by...
UN Yemen envoy heads to Aden bearing new peace plan
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2017-01-17
Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the UN's special envoy to Yemen, will head to the southern city of Aden on Monday where he will meet Yemeni government officials with a view...
Trump's stance on Iran, Daesh cause for optimism: Al-Jubeir
Source : Arab News  
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Should schools move back the first bell?
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Insufficient sleep can adversely affect the mental and physical health of children. It leads to poor levels of concentration, and various health issues such as obesity and hyperactivity disorder....
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Electronic waste is rising sharply across Asia as higher incomes allow hundreds of millions of people to buy smartphones and other gadgets, with serious consequences for human health and the...
Paris is right, 2-state solution only way out
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The Paris conference is a welcome attempt inasmuch as it sends a forceful message that the two-state solution is the only way forward to end the seven-decade-old Middle East conflict....
Afghan stalemate may continue
Source : Saudi Gazette  
Date : 2017-01-16
Afghanistan has been described as the graveyard of empires. Empire or no empire, the US is the latest outsider to try its luck in the rugged mountains and treacherous valleys...
Unemployed Saudi engineers
Source : Saudi Gazette  
Date : 2017-01-16
A long time ago, a ministerial committee comprising representatives from the Ministries of Civil Service, Finance, Education, Defense, Municipal and Rural Affairs and the Saudi Council of Engineers was formed...
Strong action needed to prevent adhl
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Many Saudi men have been doing injustice to their daughters by preventing them from getting married....
Source : Saudi Gazette  
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Last week, a shocking cartoon was published in a local Saudi daily targeting expatriate workers that sparked anger among many people, mainly expatriates working here in Saudi Arabia....
Davos has potential to be more than just hot air in a cold climate
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2017-01-16
Travelers from the Arabian Gulf to the World Economic Forum's (WEF) 47th annual meeting - which kicks off tomorrow in Davos, Switzerland - will experience a temperature swing of roughly...
Iran in Yemen: See no evil, hear no evil
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2017-01-16
Western leaders have displayed astonishing unwillingness to acknowledge the evidence of their own intelligence agencies and militaries concerning Iranian interference in Yemen and the region....
Saudi Arabia's big debate on cinema, concerts
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2017-01-16
Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has created a state of confusion after replying to a question on a TV program concerning the Kingdom's entertainment reforms....
26 killed as Hadi forces push Houthis back
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2017-01-16
At least 26 Yemeni fighters died in fresh clashes and an air strike as government forces advanced against Shiite Houthi rebels near a key shipping strait, medics and officials said...
Awareness campaigns sought to prevent underage marriages
Source : Saudi Gazette  
Date : 2017-01-16
Marriage of minor girls is still continuing in the Kingdom despite a concerted campaign against such marriages through the social media. Fortunately, the number of such marriages has declined as...
Workshop discusses spread of dengue virus
Source : Saudi Gazette  
Date : 2017-01-16
In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the Saudi Society of Clinical Microbiology organized a workshop on dengue virus infection....
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