Saudi Arabia Ranks Third in the World in Military Spending

Rabat- Saudi Arabia has become the world's third leading country in terms of military spending, according to a report published by the Wall Street Journal. Weapon purchases by the oil-rich monarchies of the Arab Gulf grew significantly in 2014 in light of the military threats in the region, including the threat posed by the terrorist organization the Islamic State (IS), formerly known as ISIS or ISIL, and c ...

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Kuwait, Morocco Lay Foundations For Strategic Partnership: Kuwaiti Ambassador

Rabat - Kuwait and Morocco have laid the foundations for a strategic partnership, Kuwaiti ambassador to Morocco Abdelaziz Chamlan Arroumi said. The strong and strategic ties between Morocco and Kuwait "are based on the solid foundations of brotherhood and the congruence of views and positions vis-à-vis regional and international issues," Arroumi told the press on the occasion of the 54th anniversary of the ...

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Saudi Cleric Rejects Earth’s Rotation, Becomes Internet Laughing Stock

Rabat - Saudi Cleric has become an overnight internet laughing stock after he claimed that the Sun revolves around the Earth and not the other way around, rejecting in the process a centuries-old scientific fact that the Sun is stationary while planet Earth and other planets rotate around it. A video recently posted on YouTube shows the Saudi cleric, Sheikh Bandar al-Khaibari, answering a student question o ...

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Egypt: What Happened To The Cradle of Civilization?

Toronto - A couple of weeks ago, Shaima El Sabbagh, an Egyptian young activist and mother, fell under the bullets of security forces in Cairo. The gut-wrenching pictures of her slow death made world headlines from France’s Le Monde to the iconic New York Times. Her crime? She wanted to lay a wreath of roses in honor of those who gave their lives in Tahrir Square during the Egyptian revolution. Visiting Egyp ...

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Palestine Opens Its First Embassy in Europe in Sweden

Rabat - Palestine has opened its first ever embassy in Western Europe in the Swedish capital of Stockholm. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attended the inauguration ceremony of the Palestinian embassy on Tuesday night. “Your recognition…should push forward negotiations in the peace process,” Abbas said during the ceremony, also attended by Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Loefven. Abbas also called on ot ...

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Bahrain Closes News Channel Owned by Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

Rabat - Bahrain announced the closure of a new pan-Arab news channel owned by Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal less than ten days after its launch. "It has been decided to halt the activities of Alarab, the channel not having received the necessary permits," a statement from the Bahrain Information Affairs Authority said on Monday. Launched on February 1, the Alarab News Channel was on air for on ...

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Leaked Audio Recording of Sisi Demeaning Gulf States Goes Viral

Rabat- The Egyptian anti-coup channel "Mikamilin" broadcasted a leaked conversation from early 2014 between Abdelfattah Al-Sisi, then the Defense Minister, Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces Mahmoud Hegazy, and Brigadier General Abbas Kamil, the manager of Sisi's office. The audio recording aired by the Turkey-based channel shows Sisi criticizing the Gulf countries in the privacy of his office with ...

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Jordan Launches 56 Airstrikes on ‘Islamic State’

Rabat- Jordan says it launched 56 airstrikes on the strongholds of the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria as part of a three-day offensive. Jordanian pilots have carried out intensified aerial bombardment against IS fighters following the brutal execution of pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh on Tuesday. Jordan has launched 56 airstrikes against the Islamic State weapons depots, training centers and military barrack ...

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Islamic State Claims American Hostage Killed in Jordanian Airstrike in Syria

Rabat- The terrorist organization of the Islamic State (IS) claimed Friday that the Jordanian military campaign in northern Syria had killed an American woman that was held hostage by the group. According to media reports, the so-called Islamic State published a message saying that an American woman was killed when the building where she was being held in the group's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa collapsed as ...

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Jordan is “upping the ante” in the war against IS

By Kristina Fried Rabat - Jordan has vowed to continue its fight against the Islamic State both in Syria and in Iraq in retaliation to the brutal murder of Jordanian pilot Lt. Moath al-Kasasbeh by IS two days ago. Jordan began its attack on Thursday with airstrikes targeting training centers as well as arms and ammunition depots, according to a statement made by the Jordanian armed forces on state TV. They ...

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Saudi Royals Behind 9/11 Terrorist Attacks: Former Al-Qaeda Operative

By Kristina Fried Rabat - A former member of Al-Qaeda has formally accused a number of Saudi Princes of being behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of almost 3,000 people. Members of Saudi Arabia’s royal family are being sued by the families of the victims of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center by Al-Qaeda in 2001 for their supposed involvement with the terrorist organizati ...

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