Donor conference seeks $1.5 bln for Syrian refugees

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates pledged $300 million each to help fund humanitarian efforts for millions of Syrians affected by nearly two years of conflict. In his opening speech at the aid donor conference, Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah said that “horrifying reports” of violence had raised

Threats by Iran lead to joint GCC defense pact

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a regional grouping of six oil-producing countries in the Middle East, has decided to establish a joint defense system to meet what it called growing regional threats. Briefing reporters on the conclusion of a two-day GCC summit in the Bahraini capital Manama on Tuesday, Secretary-General Abdullatif Al-Zayani said the summit […]

US warns Israel against pre-emptive strike on Iran

US military commanders have warned their Israeli counterparts that any action against Iran would severely limit the ability of American forces in the region to mount their own operations against the Iranian nuclear programme by cutting off vital logistical support from Gulf Arab allies.

Employees of torched KFC outlet are set to lose their jobs

KFC Fast food outlet in Tripoli which was set on fire during the protests against the “Innocence of Muslims” film remains closed and its staff remain unemployed. The employees demonstrated on Saturday because they may all lose their jobs. According to unconfirmed reports the owners of the KFC franchise have informed the Ministry of Labor […]

Hezbollah chief makes rare appearance, warns U.S.

Beirut, Lebanon -Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, in a rare appearance before tens of thousands of faithful, said on Monday the United States would face grave repercussions across the Muslim world unless it suppressed a film that demeans the Prophet Mohammad.