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Stories written by Kanelka Tagba

Counterterrorism: Morocco, Netherlands’ co-chairmanship of GCTF prolonged

The Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) Wednesday in New York agreed to extend for two years the co-chairmanship of Morocco and the Netherlands, for their leadership roles at the head of the forum made of 29 countries and the European Union. The Ministerial Plenary Meeting of the forum agreed to prolong both countries’ leadership roles by […]

September 21st, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis : ‘Trump warned Saudi-led league not to militarily overrun Qatar’, Bloomberg

President Donald Trump asked Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to give up military action against Qatar, which has been embroiled in a diplomatic row with its Gulf neighbors, Bloomberg has learned. Two sources familiar with the US President’s discussions, who asked not to be named, told the US media that Trump told […]

September 21st, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA : Women to enter stadium for first time

Saudi women will be allowed to enter a stadium for the first time this weekend as the kingdom marks its 87th national day. The kingdom known for its arch implementation of Islam has never allowed women to enter a stadium or sport venues to attend an event. Men, children as well as women will congregate […]

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

Syria: Del Ponte cites total impunity for her resignation from COI

Seasoned war crimes investigator Carla Del Ponte Monday told the UN human rights council that she decided to resign from the Commission of Inquiry because of an unacceptable impunity enjoyed by warring factions in the Syrian conflict. The former ex-Yugoslavia and Rwanda war crimes prosecutor last month indicated that she was resigning from the Commission […]

September 19th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE: Emirates suspends direct flights to New Zealand over fuel shortage at Auckland Airport

UAE National flagship carrier Emirates has decided not to run flights to Auckland international airport in New Zealand, after local authorities announced cut of all aviation fuel supplies due to technical problems, after the airport oil pipeline was cut off by a log digger Thursday. The company notes that its aircrafts will stop in Melbourne, […]

September 19th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: Two human rights activist arrested over weekend, AI

London-based rights group Amnesty International (AI) has announced the arrest by Saudi authorities of two local human rights activists who already have other members of their organization behind bars. Abdulaziz al-Shubaily and Issa al-Hamid, both founding members of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA), were arrested over the weekend, Amnesty International said. Both […]

September 19th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Snap forced to remove al Jazeera from Snapchat in KSA

Snap, following complaints by Saudi authorities, has removed the Doha-based Al Jazeera from its application Snapchat in the Saudi Kingdom, at a time Riyadh is at war with pro-Qatar sentiments. The move, the company noted on Sunday is in line with Saudi local laws. Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt have since […]

September 18th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Qatar to purchase 24 British fighter jets

Qatar is to purchase from the UK 24 British Typhoon fighter jets, under a ‘statement of intent’ signed Sunday between the Qatari Minister of Defense Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah and his British counterpart Michael Fallon. The delivery date has not been announced. Fallon hailed the agreement as heralding a deeper cooperation between the two countries. […]

September 18th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UK: Saudi Arabia, Sudan not welcome at Labour Party Conference

The British Labour Party has refused to invite Saudi Arabia and Sudan to attend its season conference to take place end of this month. The party and its leader Jeremy Corbyn have criticized Prime Minister Theresa May and her cabinet for selling arms to Saudi Arabia. The party claims that the arms are being used […]

September 16th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Parliament called to probe alleged sale of Hajj visa by MPs

Several members of the Egyptian Parliament have called on the speaker to launch an investigation into claims by some citizens that they bought from some deputies annual Hajj visas offered to the Egyptian parliament by Saudi Arabia few months ago. The North African country is rocked by scandals after owners of some travel agencies organizing […]

September 16th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

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