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Gulf Crisis: Qatar U-20 team to take part in Arab Cup in Saudi Arabia

Qatar’s U-20 team joins next month 15 other nations to play the Arab Cup of the category to take place in Saudi Arabia amid ongoing diplomatic crisis opposing the tiny Gulf country and its neighbors led by Saudi Arabia. The competition scheduled from Feb 17 to Mar 5 is organized by the Arab Football Federation […]

January 23rd, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Moncef Marzouki: Libyan Crisis Threatens Maghreb Stability

The explosive situation in Libya, torn by civil war with ISIS expanding quickly into chaos, threatens peace and stability of Maghreb countries, said Former Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki. Addressing the 11th Maghreb Forum held lately in Moroccan Atlantic coastal city of El Jadida, Mr. Marzouki said: “what is happening in Libya is not only a […]

January 20th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Google honors female Egyptian lawyer Mufidah Abdul-Rahman

Mufidah Abdul-Rahman, one of Egypt’s first female lawyers, was honored in a Google doodle on Monday. Google gives hints about her life and militantism, saying that she was a strong supporter of gender equality in Egypt. She regularly strove to improve women’s rights and was first female lawyer to take cases to the Court of […]

January 20th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt expects 15 million tourists in 2020

Egypt is expected to welcome more than 15 million visitors in 2020, Saeed el-Batouti, economic advisor to the World Tourism Organization (WTO), was quoted as saying. This number is up 15% compared to the 13 million visitors registered by the country in 2019. According to WTO, the increase should be driven by the economic and […]

January 10th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: Turkey and Russia call for ceasefire

Turkey and Russia have urged Libyan leaders on Wednesday to declare a ceasefire on Sunday as warring factions clashed and carried out air strikes. After talks in Istanbul, President Erdogan and Putin said the ceasefire should come into force at midnight on Sunday. The call came amid a warning by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas […]

January 9th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt warns against escalation in Iraq following US strike

Egypt’s Foreign Ministry has appealed Washington against any further escalation after the US air strike that killed the commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani. “The Foreign Ministry is following with great concern accelerating developments in Iraq, which augur an escalation it is important to avoid,” the ministry said in a statement. “For this […]

January 6th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraqi protesters demonstrate in front of US embassy in Baghdad

Iraqi protesters on Tuesday demonstrated in front of the US embassy in the Green Zone in Baghdad, denouncing the American airstrikes on an Iran-backed militia group in Iraq, the Popular Mobilization Forces, said the Iraqi news agency. The protesters entered the Green Zone during the funeral of those who were killed in a recent US […]

December 31st, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

US, KSA, UAE discuss Hizbollah attacks in Iraq

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held phone talks late Monday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates on the ‘Kata’ib’ Hizbollah strikes on Coalition Forces in Kirkuk. Last Friday, one US contractor was killed and several Iraqi security forces […]

December 31st, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq, Iran warn of ‘consequences’ after US strikes in Iraq and Syria

Iraq and Iran have warned the US of “consequences” after Washington carried out airstrikes against an Iran-backed militia group in Iraq. A top Iraqi militia leader warned of a strong response against US forces in Iraq following the air strikes in Iraq and Syria overnight that hit several bases of his Iranian-backed group and killed […]

December 30th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA, Kuwait to Resume Joint Oil Production in PNZ

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have signed Tuesday an agreement on the resumption of shared production from both on-shore and off-shore oil fields situated in the Partitioned Neutral Zone (PNZ). The agreement divides the Neutral Zone between the two countries and a memo of understanding provides for the resumption of joint oil production along the border. […]

December 26th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »