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Stories written by Kanelka Tagba

Iraq: Iraqis stage one million march to demand US troops’ pullout

Tens of thousands of Iraqis have begun Friday flocking in capital Baghdad for a “million-strong march” called by popular cleric Moqtada Sadr who has demanded the withdrawal of US forces from the country following the assassination early this month of Iran’s top military commander Qassem Soleimani and the deputy leader of Iraqi Iran-backed paramilitary forces, […]

January 24th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: Merkel warns against new Syria

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Thursday urged the international community to work towards peace in Libya to avoid a new Syria; a ground for proxy war between regional actors. “We have to be very careful that what happened in Syria would not happen again in Libya,” Merkel said at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The […]

January 24th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: MP for assassinated Soleimani’s hometown offers bounty for killing of Trump

An Iranian lawmaker for Kerman, the hometown of assassinated General Qassem Soleimani has offered to pay $3 million to anyone who kills US President Donald Trump who ordered early this month elimination of the Iranian top army commander. “On behalf of the people of Kerman province, we will pay a $3 million reward in cash […]

January 22nd, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Oman-Sultan Qabous: No entertainment events in tourism establishments during 40-day national mourning

The tourism ministry of the Sultanate of Oman has issued an order banning the holding of entertainment events in hotels cross the Gulf country during the 40-day national morning, decreed in tribute to late Qabous bin Said who passed away Jan. 10 at the age of 79. A statement issued by the Royal Court had […]

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

Egyptian police raid Turkish news agency, diplomat in Ankara summoned

Turkey’s foreign ministry has summoned the senior Egyptian diplomat in the country to protest against a raid by Egyptian police on the Cairo office of Turkey’s state news agency, Anadolu. On Tuesday, Egyptian security forces shut down the agency’s security cameras and internet and searched the premises overnight, the agency reported. The workers’ passports, mobile […]

January 16th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: British envoy threatened with expulsion over participation in protest

Iran Monday said it would expulse UK’s envoy for further interference after the ambassador was briefly detained following his alleged participation in a protest. Iran “calls for an immediate halt to all interference and provocation by the British embassy,” the foreign ministry said in a statement. The ministry also said its response will not be […]

January 13th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: CAF wields sanctions against Zamalek over boycott of Super Cup in Doha

Ahmad Ahmad, Chief of the Confederation African Football (CAF), has threatened to sanction Egyptian club Zamalek FC if they refuse to play the CAF Super Cup scheduled in February in Doha, over strained relations between Egypt and Qatar. Zamalek, reigning champions of CAF Cup, in November said they would not take part in the tie […]

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

 Iran hits two military bases in retaliation to Qassem Soleimani’s assassination

Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards Corps have confirmed they have fired a dozen missiles on US positions in Iraq, in response to the slaying of their commander Qassem Soleimani last Friday. Ballistic missiles launched from Iran targeted Ain Al-Assad Airbase, the Guards said in a statement. The base houses about 1,500 US troops and international forces. […]

January 8th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Court of Arbitration for Sport sets date for hearing in UAE’s complaint against Qatar’s Asian Cup title

The Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, has set March 12 as date for a hearing following an appeal by the UAE against Qatar for fielding two ineligible players during the Asian Cup, the tiny Gulf country won last year. The ruling will take several weeks following the hearing. If the court ruled against Qatar, […]

January 8th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: US denies FM Zarif visa to attend UNSC meeting

A US official said the Trump Administration has denied Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visa to attend a UN Security Council meeting amid escalation of tensions between two countries following the assassination of Qassem Soleimani in Iraq on Friday by US forces. The meeting, scheduled for Thursday, was planned long ago and the Iranian […]

January 7th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »