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February 27, 2018 7:53 AM Saudi king replaces military chiefs in shake-up

Saudi Arabia has sacked its top military commanders, including the chief of staff, in a series of late-night royal decrees. Saudi King Salman also replaced the heads of the ground forces and air defences. The news was published by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA), but no reason for the sackings was given. They come as the war in Yemen, where a Saudi-led 86

January 29, 2018 12:41 PM H. Kwasi Prempeh replaces Gyimah Boadi as CDD Executive Director

Legal Practitioner, Professor Henry Kwasi Prempeh, has been appointed as the new Executive Director for the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana). A legal scholar and governance expert, Professor Prempeh brings to his new role a wealth of experience and knowledge gained from a rich and diverse career as a civil society activist, an academic 86

December 31, 2017 8:26 AM Iran protests: ‘Iron fist’ threatened if unrest continues

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have warned anti-government protesters they will face the nation’s “iron fist” if political unrest continues. But a Revolutionary Guards commander said the protests had degenerated into people chanting political slogans and burning public property. They are the biggest show of dissent since huge pro-reform rallies in 2009. There 95

October 31, 2017 10:53 PM French foreign minister to visit Iran soon

French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian defended the nuclear deal saying it "removes the possibility for Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon" French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Tuesday he will soon travel to Iran to prepare a visit by President Emmanuel Macron and raise concerns about Tehran's missile programs and regional role. The visit 109

October 14, 2017 2:00 PM Trump's Wrecking Ball Aims at Iran Accord

His decision to undermine the nuclear deal could trigger a showdown In a bombshell announcement Friday, President Trump all but exploded the landmark 2015 accord that froze Iran's nuclear research program. Though he stopped short of canceling it outright, he declared that unless America's allies and Congress work with him to renegotiate it – something 99

September 1, 2017 3:17 PM Iran sends pilgrims back to haj in test for broader dialogue

MECCA/LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian pilgrims returned to haj this year for the first time since a deadly crush in 2015, in what could be an important confidence-building measure for dialogue on other thorny issues between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Nearly 800 people were killed, according to Riyadh, when two large groups of pilgrims arrived at a crossroads 58

August 28, 2017 10:20 AM UN chief hails Kuwaiti leader’s efforts to mediate GCC crisis

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez paid tribute to the Amir of Kuwait Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah for his leading humanitarian role and strenuous efforts to defuse the Gulf crisis, according to KUNA. “It is an enormous honour and pleasure to be in Kuwait again and very clearly pay tribute not only to what has been the humanitarian 31

August 27, 2017 8:40 PM ‘No agenda but peace, understanding’ – UN backs Kuwaiti mediation

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 27: Visiting UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Sunday appreciated His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s leading humanitarian role, and efforts to contain the Gulf crisis. Speaking during a meeting with His Highness the Amir, Guterres said it was an enormous honor and pleasure to be in Kuwait again and “very clearly 63

August 24, 2017 9:05 AM UN probes Yemen air strike as death toll jumps to 41

At least 13 still missing after apparent Saudi-coalition attack in Arhab, with women and children among the dead. The UN is investigating reports of a Saudi-led air strike on a hotel near the Yemeni capital as the death toll rose to at least 41 people, including women and children. Hussain Albukhaiti, an activist based in Sanaa, told Al Jazeera that at least 55

August 24, 2017 1:33 AM Saudi airstrikes hit hotel near Houthi checkpoint, killing at least 35 in Yemen

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – At least 35 people were killed in airstrikes that hit a hotel near a Houthi-controlled outpost outside the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, a medic said, and a Saudi-led coalition spokesman said it conducted the strike against its Houthi adversary. The coalition spokesman said a “legitimate military high-value target 67