Tag Archives: Middle east

Mahmoud Abbas swore in Palestinian unity govt

Reuters, Occupied Jerusalem Monday, 2 June 2014 A last-minute hitch in the formation of a Palestinian unity government was resolved on Monday, a Hamas official said, before President Mahmoud Abbas swore in the new ministers. Hamas had announced that it … read more

World Cup bribe : $5m to create support for Qatar’s 2022 bid

THE secret payments that helped Qatar to win the World Cup bid are revealed for the first time this weekend in a bombshell cache of millions of documents leaked to The Sunday Times.  Mohammad Bin Hammam, Qatar’s former top football … read more


Ziad Fadel   Absolutely confirmed.  Just 5 hours ago, the SAA reported a successful ground and air assault on Mountain-Point 724.  The ground assault was carried out by SAA infantry and NDF while the actual attack on the mountaintop was … read more

Philippines spies held in Qatar allegedly tortured

The ambassador of the Philippines to Qatar told Al Arabiya News on Friday that there are allegations of torture against three Filipinos being held in the Gulf state on espionage charges. One man was sentenced to death and two to … read more

Sisi wins Egypt elections with 97% of vote

Egypt’s former military chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi appeared on Wednesday headed for landslide victory in the country’s presidential elections. Initial results showed Sisi leading with 97.7 percent of the vote ahead of his only rival Hamdeen Sabahi who appeared to … read more