Qatar, Turkey defence ministers to meet

  Turkish and Qatari defence ministers will meet in Ankara tomorrow amid the ongoing Gulf crisis, ministry sources revealed today. The meeting between Qatari Defence Minister, Khalid Bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah, and his Turkish counterpart, Fikri Isik, will take place in the Defence Ministry, according to sources who cannot be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media. The meeting comes amid an ongoing crisis in the Gulf region, where several Arab states – including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Yemen – have imposed a diplomatic and economic blockade on Qatar, which they accuse of supporting terrorism. Read: Timeline: Arab rift with Qatar Turkey has vowed to stand by Qatar and called on Saudi Arabia to […]

Libya’s Oil Production Nears 4 Year High

It looks like Libya is right on track to reach its goal to raise crude output to 1 million bpd by the end of July, in what would be a boon for its crippled oil production and a headache for fellow OPEC members that are desperately trying to draw down the glut with production cuts. Oil production in Libya—which is exempt from OPEC’s production cut quotas—is currently at a four-year high, ranging between 950,000 bpd and “close to” 1 million bpd, up from some 935,000 bpd earlier this week, Reuters reported on Thursday,…

‘Jerusalem is on the brink of an explosion’

Jerusalem is on the edge and may erupt as a result of the escalation in measures being taken by the Israeli occupation forces in the city, the governor has warned. In an interview with the Palestinian Information Centre, Governor of Jerusalem and Minister of Jerusalem Affairs, Adnan Al-Husseini, said the situation in Jerusalem reveals the flaws of the occupation government over the past 50 years and which have led it to respond with even more force, oppression and abuse in order to cover up its failure. He described the city as being “on the brink of an explosion as the extremist occupation government is pushing towards escalation and we do not see any future on which to build”. He said: […]

Israeli drone crashes in the West Bank

An Israeli military spokesman announced that an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) crashed in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. “A drone [unmanned aerial vehicle] fell in the Bethlehem area,” said Avichai Adarai, a spokesman for the Israeli army, in a written statement sent to the Anadolu Agency. He did not explain why the plane was flying in the area. An Israeli military source said: “There is no fear of information leaking out [following the crash].” Israel uses drones to monitor the movements of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip and to commit attacks against them.

Israeli drone crashes in the West Bank

An Israeli military spokesman announced that an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) crashed in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. “A drone [unmanned aerial vehicle] fell in the Bethlehem area,” said Avichai Adarai, a spokesman for the Israeli army, in a written statement sent to the Anadolu Agency. He did not explain why the plane was flying in the area. An Israeli military source said: “There is no fear of information leaking out [following the crash].” Israel uses drones to monitor the movements of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip and to commit attacks against them.