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Stories written by Kanelka Tagba

Turkey: Washington denies US action for Gülen’s extradition

The US State Department Thursday denied that the White House has asked several federal agencies to find legal means to extradite the leader of Gulenist Terror Group (FETO) to Turkey as a way to ease Ankara’s pressure on Saudi Arabia over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Daily Sabah reports. The denial came few […]

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

KSA: SaudiGulf to acquire 10 Airbus A320neo family jets

Al-Qahtani Aviation, owner of SaudiGulf Airlines, Thursday signed with France-based plane maker Airbus the acquisition of 10 A320neo family jets as the airline embarks on expansion of domestic destinations and international routes. Airbus will supply 10 single-aisle narrow body jets for an order value not disclosed but the cost from the industry could reach around […]

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

Bahrain: US Senate thwarts opposition to sale of $300-m military arsenal

The US Senate Thursday killed efforts to block the sale of military hardware worth $300 million to Bahrain, which is part of the Saudi-led coalition waging war in Yemen. Efforts led by Sen. Rand Paul to block the arm sale to the tiny Gulf monarchy fell as 77 lawmakers voted against with only 21 in […]

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

Interpol holds its 87th General Assembly in Dubai

Dubai will host next week, November 18-21, the 87th International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) General Assembly. The summit will bring together police leaders and security experts from across the world and will be used as a platform to discuss security challenges and unite global efforts to combat transnational organized crime. Head of the security establishment […]

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

UAE: Emirates pilot off-duty sentenced one year in prison over threat to blow up plane

An Emirates pilot has been sentenced to one year in prison after being charged with threatening to blow up a flight of the Emirati airline on a trip on board of the aircraft while off-duty. A court Wednesday sentenced a 27-year old Emirates pilot to one year in prison for a June 2 incident in […]

November 15th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Khashoggi Affair: Turkey calls for international investigation

Turkey Wednesday called for international inquiry into the death of the Saudi critic and journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed on October 2 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkey’s top diplomat MevlütÇavuşoğlu on Wednesday before the parliament said an international probe into Khashoggi’s murder was necessary as part of Turkey’s efforts to shed light on true […]

November 15th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait: Bad weather forces all fights cancellation

Authorities in charge of Gulf country’s sky have cancelled all fights from and to Kuwait City international airport because of unfriendly weather conditions. Flights to and from the airport according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation will remain suspended on Thursday after cancelling all departing flights on Wednesday. “All flights departing from Kuwait were […]

November 15th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Trump names retired “four-star” army general John Abizaid as US ambassador to Riyadh

The White House Tuesday said President Donald Trump has nominated former army general John Abizaid as US envoy to Saudi Arabia. The appointment needs to be confirmed by the senate. The White House descried Abizaid as a four-star army general who led the US Central Command during the Iraq war. The former army commander according […]

November 14th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: Turkey pulls out of Italy-led political talks

Turkey has walked out of Libyan political talks taking place in Palermo, Italy, over its opposition to the conference approach, which, it believes, crushes the process in line with the interest of countries that destabilized the oil-rich North African country. Vice President Fuat Oktay Tuesday at a press conference said the Turkish delegation was going […]

November 14th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gaza: deadly violence continues to escalate; top UN officials work to restore calm

As violence in the Gaza Strip is once again flaring up reportedly following a raid and bombings by Israeli forces and multiple rocket launches from inside the Palestinian enclave, the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, said on Tuesday that he was following developments closely, while his Special Coordinator for the region, Nickolay Mladenov, works with […]

November 14th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »