“Author Archive”
Stories written by Kanelka Tagba

Gulf Crisis: Ankara blasts Saudi-led bloc’s demand for end of military deployment in Qatar

Turkey through its defense minister Friday threw to the bin the long list of harsh demands submitted by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, asking Doha to end the current Turkish military deployment in Qatar, as a condition to lift sea, land and air blockades. Kuwait Friday handed a 13-article list of demands […]

June 24th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Attack against Mecca’s Grand Mosque foiled

The Saudi Interior Ministry said Friday it thwarted at dawn a terrorist attack against Islam’s holiest site after forces busted a terror cells plotting attacks. One suicide bomber blew himself up after security forces surrounded him in a building in Ajyad Al-Masafi neighborhood, located within the perimeter of the central area of the Grand Mosque. […]

June 24th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Saudi Arabia, allies insist on al Jazeera closure as part of long list of demands

Kuwait has handed Qatar a list of demands including the closure of the Doha-based al Jazeera news network as conditions for lifting blockades imposed by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt in the diplomatic row with the tiny gas-rich country. Kuwait is playing a mediator role in the crisis, which erupted over two […]

June 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Egypt: State of emergency extended for further three months

The Egyptian government Thursday extended for additional three months the state of emergency decreed in April following the twin attacks against Coptic Christians. The extension has been approved by the parliament and is scheduled to start July 10, reports say. President al-Sisi few hours after the Islamic State group (IS) directed attacks against two Christian […]

June 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Canada’s Trudeau urges Qatar to fight terrorism funding

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Wednesday in a telephone conversation invited Qatar’s ruler Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani to seriously tackle terrorism funding; a motive behind the decision by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt to severe ties with the tiny Gulf state. Trudeau according to a statement from his office […]

June 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Palestine: Egypt sends 1 million liters of diesel fuel to ease power crisis in Gaza

Egypt Wednesday sent a first convoy of trucks loaded with 1 million liters of diesel fuel to power the Gaza electricity plant, out of operations for several months due to shortage of fuel, especially after Israel reduced power supply to Gaza, at the request of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, a staunch foe of Gaza ruler, […]

June 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Saudi Arabia-led bloc has demands for Qatar, US State Department

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Wednesday announced Saudi Arabia and its besieging allies have a list of demands for Qatar. The announcement was made two days after the State Department challenged the Saudi Arabia-led bloc to provide motives behind the blockades they imposed on Qatar. “We understand a list of demands has been prepared […]

June 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Mohammed bin Nayef relegated, Mohammed bin Salman becomes Crown Prince

A royal decree published by the Saudi Press Agency has announced changes in the royal establishment with prince Mohammed bin Nayef being relieved from his position and replaced by King Salman’s young son Prince Mohammed bin Salman who become the new heir to the throne. No explanations were given as to the reasons behind King […]

June 21st, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Washington doubts motives behind blockades

The US State Department Tuesday challenged Saudi Arabia and its league of countries to forward motives behind the air, land and sea blockades they have imposed on Qatar, throwing the bloc’s accusation of Qatar’s support for terrorism into question. Spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters that the US is still waiting for Saudi Arabia, the United […]

June 21st, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Three members of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards arrested in Saudi Waters

Riyadh announced Monday it captured three Iranians, member of the Islamic Republic’s Revolutionary Guards, on a boat laden with weapons heading towards an oil platform, in the Arabian Gulf. The three men, according to Saudi state-run news agency SPA, were arrested Friday aboard a boat loaded with weapons, in the Saudi internal waters. The Saudi […]

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Recently Commented

  • Badia Ouadi: What about the 20/20 vision for tourism which HRH has endorsed Himself? There are hundreds of western...
  • Achraf: Wise words from a wise king. And dont forget to work hand in hand. Stability Will be à important factor
  • Mehmet: Erdogan and the Turkish government become more pathetic and miserable and unrealistic day by day.
  • Telh: Israel should take a leaf out of their book.
  • Gemma: Well on this task Jordan gets a big fat F! We need to find a more competent custodian before Al Aqsa is lost...