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Kuwait: Wataniya Airways places order for 25 Airbus aircraft

Kuwait’s Wataniya Airways has placed an order to buy 25 Airbus A320 Neon family jets. The deal was signed at the Farnborough International Airshow in England and was made public by Wataniya Airways’ exclusive aircraft provider Golden Falcon Aviation. The new 25 aircraft will add to another November 2017 agreement with the multinational air vehicle […]

July 17th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Nuclear deal: Beirut deems US pullout detrimental to Middle East

President Michel Aoun of Lebanon Monday said Washington’s withdrawal from the multinational nuclear deal will have negative repercussions on the Middle East region. “The unilateral US withdrawal from the nuclear agreement [in May] will have negative repercussions for security and stability in the region,” Aoun wrote on Twitter. The comment was the first public statement […]

July 17th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Emirati prince flees to Qatar over dispute with UAE ruler

An Emirati prince has sought asylum in Qatar, amid the ongo-ing diplomatic feud opposition the tiny Gulf country and its neighbors, after he fell out with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mo-hammad Bin Zayed. Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamad Al Sharqi, the second son of the Emir of Fujairah, one of the seven emirates that make up […]

July 16th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Soccer World Cup: Russia hands baton to Qatar for 2022 tournament

Russia Sunday handed Qatar the mantle to host FIFA 2022 World Cup. Russian President Vladimir Putin in a ceremony in Moscow handed the relay baton to Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in the presence of FIFA President Gianni Infantino. “Russia is handing over the relay baton for hosting the FIFA World Cup to Qatar,” […]

July 16th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait, China ink several agreements, MoUs to boost ties

Kuwait and China signed Monday in Beijing several agreements and Memorandum of Understandings aimed at boosting ties. The deals were signed in the presence of the Kuwaiti ruler Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who is on a state visit to China, and Chinese President Xi Jinping. The two countries have thus sealed a cooperation protocol […]

July 9th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Morocco’s Efforts to Settle Sahara Issue “considerable & credible”- UK FM Says

The UK described as “serious and credible” the efforts undertaken by Morocco to find a lasting settlement to the Sahara issue. “We welcome the considerable and credible efforts undertaken by Morocco to find a settlement to the Sahara conflict,” said the UK Minister of State for the Middle East Alistair Burt. Burt made the statement […]

July 6th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria: Civilians caught in crossfire, UN refugee chief urges Jordan to open its border

“More than 320,000 people are now displaced and most are living in dire and insecure conditions, including some 60,000 people camped at the Nasib/Jaber border crossing with Jordan,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi said, in a statement Thursday.  Although local communities in Syria have opened their doors to take in many of the […]

July 6th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: ‘No justification for this carnage,’ says UNICEF chief

The relentless conflict in Yemen has pushed a nation already on the brink “deep into the abyss,” said the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) chief, after returning this week from a four-day visit to the war-torn country. “Social services are barely functional. The economy is in ruins. Prices have soared. Hospitals have been damaged. Schools […]

July 5th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria: Son of ISIS leader killed

One of the sons of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State group (ISIS), has been reported dead in the city of Homs, the group’s media mouthpiece reported on Tuesday.   The son identified as Hudayfah al-Badri died in suicide attack against “the Nusayriyyah and the Russians at the thermal power station in Homs.” […]

July 4th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Palestinian SMEs Get EBRD-EU Support

Small businesses in West Bank and Gaza will benefit from the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union to enable Palestinian private sector create jobs and encourage entrepreneurship. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for 95 per cent of all private sector activities in the Palestinian territories. The […]

July 4th, 2018 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »