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Stories written by Kanelka Tagba

Lebanon: Hariri ends two-week exile, returns home

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri attended the 47th celebration of his country’s independence in Beirut on Wednesday after he touched down at Beirut international airport late Tuesday ending two weeks of ‘Saudi-imposed’ exile. According to press reports, Lebanse President Michel Aoun said Hariri has put his resignation on hold. The Sunni leader was expected to […]

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

Palestine: Hamas brushes off Arab League’s labeling of Hezbollah a terror group

The Palestinian Hamas movement Monday rejected an Arab League resolution labeling Lebanon-based Shia movement Hezbollah a terrorist group, and demanded that the regional organization condemns Israel occupation. Hamas, which has been in control of the Gaza enclave for a decade now, said in a statement it was shocked to see that the ministerial meeting failed […]

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

Turkey: ‘Turkish airlines not in need of A380s now”

The Turkish national carrier will not sign up for Airbus’s A380 jets yet even though the purchase of 40 aircrafts is scheduled before end of this year, the airlines’ CEO told Arabian Business in an interview. “We have sent RFPs (requests for proposals) to the two manufacturing companies, and they are preparing those proposals for […]

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

Arab League: KSA vows retaliation against Iran

Saudi Arabia pledged to respond to Iran’s “aggression” as tension between the Saudi Kingdom and its allies on the one hand and the Islamic Republic and its allies on the other is mounting. “The kingdom will not stand by and will not hesitate to defend its security,” said Abdel Jubeir, the Saudi foreign minister Sunday […]

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

Bahrain: Manama, ranked best global city for expats

Bahrain’s capital city Manama has been named the best city by world citizens in the Expat Inside 2017 Survey where the Bahraini capital scores points in Quality of Urban Living, Getting Settled, Urban Work Life, and Finance & Housing indices. Manama tops the rankings involving 51 global cities voted by 7,985 respondents selected in 40 […]

November 17th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Elites arrested in purge asked to trade asset for freedom

Royals and money bags arrested in the anti-graft crackdown have been told to give up part of their assets in exchange for freedom. Over 200 individuals, including international investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, have been held since November 4 in a massive crackdown campaign against corruption led by Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman. Authorities said […]

November 17th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: Abu Dhabi launches $100-mln charity fund to tackle tropical diseases in Africa, Middle East

The UAE Wednesday announced the launch of Last Mile Fund, a new $100-million fund to combat neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) mainly River blindness and Tlymphatic filariasis, which affect millions of lives around the world, but in Africa and in the Middle East in particular. Announced at a global health forum in the Emirati capital, the […]

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

Bahrain: October attack on police bus pinned on Iran

The small Gulf monarchy Wednesday accused Iran of masterminding last month bomb attack on a police bus, which killed one officer and wounded several others. Authorities, in an initial statement last month, indicated that an unidentified terror cell was behind the attack and that investigation into the incident was going on. “The terrorist cell received […]

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

KSA: Mubarak’s era interior minister, wanted for graft, advises purge against elites

Former Egyptian notorious interior minister and security chief Habib al-Adly has been advising Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman in his purge against royals and elites despite the home court verdict pressed against him for corruption, reports say. Al-Adly, 79, has been behind the round-up of 11 princes and hundreds of elites over graft charges, which […]

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

Lebanon: Hariri offered to visit France amid calls to return home

Paris has invited Prime Minister Saad Hariri to leave Saudi Arabia for France amid mounting calls for his return home following his unexpected resignation nearly two weeks ago. President Emmanuel Macron Wednesday told media that he had invited Hariri to travel to France following a phone conversation with Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince bin […]

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