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Germany warns of regional `proxy war` in Iraq

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 15:21

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned Sunday that the bloody conflict in Iraq could quickly spin into a regional "proxy war".

Hamas official salutes `positive` Abbas speech

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 18:53

A senior Hamas official welcomed as "positive" a speech Saturday by Mahmud Abbas, but sidestepped the Palestinian president`s pledged that a new Palestinian unity government would recognise Israel and reject violence.

Deal with Hamas boosts two-state solution: Abbas

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 09:39

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that the reconciliation deal reached with his rival Hamas movement will empower the principle of the two-state solution.

Obama opens way to Gulf grouping military sales

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 04:59

President Barack Obama ruled that a regional grouping of Gulf Arab states should be allowed to buy certain US defense articles, deepening ties with a grouping wary of Iran`s regional influence.

Mideast turmoil, union proposal top Gulf summit agenda

Last Updated: Sunday, December 08, 2013, 11:14

Gulf Arab states will hold a summit this week to discuss a controversial proposal to form an EU-like union at a time of regional turmoil and fresh Iranian overtures.

Resolution targeting Israel defeated at IAEA

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 20:13

A proposed resolution by Arab states criticising Israel`s widely-rumoured atomic arsenal was narrowly defeated on Friday at a gathering of the UN nuclear agency.

Gulf countries prepare emergency plan for nuclear leaks

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 16:01

The Gulf Cooperation Council has prepared an emergency plan to be rolled out to tackle nuclear leaks in the Gulf or elsewhere.

Arab states to fund minorities in Karnataka

Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2013, 14:42

Nearly 20 Arab states have pledged to improve the welfare of minorities in Karnataka with financial aid to young entrepreneurs, small and medium enterprises and for empowering women.

Foreign investment in Arab states rises despite unrest

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 22:41

Arab states attracted FDI worth USD 47.1 billion in 2012 compared with USD 42.9 billion the previous year, the Arab Investment and Export Credit Guarantee Corp said in its annual report.

Iran denies radiation leak at Bushehr N-plant

Last Updated: Monday, April 15, 2013, 16:10

Iran has dismissed as baseless the media reports suggesting possible radiation leakage at Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant due to last week`s earthquake.

Gulf cannot `tolerate` unrest: Saudi official

Last Updated: Saturday, December 08, 2012, 23:30

A senior Saudi official says Gulf Arab states must quash any Arab Spring-inspired unrest or risk threats to their leadership across the oil-rich region.

`Turkey a model for new Arab states`

Last Updated: Monday, February 27, 2012, 13:01

The latest opinion poll says 72 percent of respondents believe Turkey is a good model for the new Arab states.