Sudden twists in Middle East
Iran’s ally Oman to Participate in Saudi’s ‘Gulf army’
Dubai : Oman has declared its participation into Saudi’s ‘anti-terrorism war’ and ‘Gulf Army’. Oman’s Defense Minister ‘Badr Bin Saud Al-Busaidi’ declared their decision in a letter to Saudi Arabia. Surprise is being expressed at this ally of Iran joining Saudi-led group. Meanwhile, Pakistani media has been claiming that Pakistan’s ex-army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif has been appointed to head the Saudi-backed ‘Gulf Army’.
Shifting US embassy to Jerusalem may trigger war,warns Muqtada-Al-Sadr
Baghdad : If the new US President Donald Trump, shifts the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, then this will be considered as a declaration of war, is the threat given by the leader of Iraq’s Shite sect, Muqtada al-Sadr. Likewise, Al-Sadr announced the formation of an independent armed organization to liberate Jerusalem.
Obama approved $221 million aid to Palestine in his last hours as US President
Washington : In his final hours of the term as US President, Barack Obama has taken some hasty decisions, which includes transfer of funds worth $221 million to Palestine. Earlier, the US Congress had blocked this financial help. In spite of that, Obama took a lone decision to sign off the funds. This situation has created a stir in the United States.