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GCC Chief to Take Part in International Symposium on Air Defence (20+20)
Riyadh, April 16. (BNA) -- The Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani will take part in the International symposium on Air Defence (20+20), at the invitation of the Saudi Assistant Minister of Defence and Aviation for Military Affairs Prince Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
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Gulf Confederation Is the Best Solution, Says Saudi Daily
Riyadh, April 16. (BNA) -- A Saudi daily has called for developing the Gulf Cooperation Council into a "Gulf Confederation" that would concretize the GCC people's aspirations of building a solid entity that
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Haniya Offers Condolences on the Murder of the Italian Peace Activist
Gaza, April 16. (BNA) -- Head of the Deposed Palestinian government in Gaza Ismail Haniya indicated that his cabinet has followed closely the case of the murdered peace activist Vittorio Arrigoni since he was kidnapped and has issued orders to ensure his immediate release, adding that "murders" have committed their crime even 24 hours before a deadline they had set, which proves their murderous intentions.
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Saudi Grand Mufti Slams Iran's Interference in GCC Affairs
Riyadh, April 15. (BNA) -- Saudi Grand Mufti Shaikh Abdulaziz Al Shaikh has strongly denounced Iran's blatant interference in the GCC countries' internal affairs, calling for the need to believe their religious claims. "A little is known about the Safavids and their doctrine. They are known for their black history laden with hatred to Islam and Sunnis," he was quoted as saying to the Jeddah-based Okaz newspaper.
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GCC Secretary General lauds Janadriyah Festival
Riyadh, April. 13 (BNA) -- Gulf Cooperation Council Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani praised the 26th Janadriyah National Heritage and Culture Festival under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. GCC Secretary General noted the reflected keenness of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in preserving the Kingdom’s national heritage through the crucial role of the Festival that embraces all aspects of Saudi traditions and culture.
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Seven Detained Across West Bank Overnight
Gaza, April 13 (BNA) -- Israel''s military said soldiers detained seven Palestinians from areas across the West Bank, with reports from the northern West Bank of additional raids and intimidation. Near Bethlehem, Husan resident Muntaser Zughul, 19, was detained after forces entered his father''s home and carried out a search, witnesses said.
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Kuwait copes with new dust storm, affirms oil supplies won''t be affected
Kuwait, April 13 (BNA) -- Kuwaiti Authorities scrambled to cope with a new dust storm that ebbed visibility, halting oil exports and air traffic on Wednesday. However, a ranking official affirmed that supplies of the crude to local and foreign clients would not be disrupted and the halt of the operations was precautionary.
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Egypt's Ex-President Detained For 15 Days
Cairo, April 13 (BNA) -- In a dramatic twenty four hours the former leader was first put under questioning by investigators. According to state television he then suffered a heart ‘crisis’ that put him in intensive care in hospital where he was subsequently placed under arrest.
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Gaza crossing open after 7 days of closure
Gaza, April 13 (BNA) -- After seven days of closure, Israeli officials informed Palestinian crossings liaison officers that a single terminal would be opened for the import of goods into the coastal enclave.
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Israel asks Turkey to help stop Freedom Flotilla II
Gaza, April 13 (BNA) -- Israel has asked Turkey to help it stop "Freedom Flotilla II" from sailing to Gaza Strip next month. Haaretz newspaper's online said Tuesday the Israeli ambassador to Turkey Gabi Levy reiterated rejection to what he termed "marine provocation." He said Israel would allow entry of humanitarian aid into Gaza through legal channels.
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