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Stories written by Kanelka Tagba

Libya: Serraj angry at military ally over Doha visit

Head of the UN-backed Presidency Council (PC) and Libya’s Prime Minister has slammed Misrata-based military forces aligned with the PC after members of the military’s top command were received in Doha by Qatar’s ruler. Prime Minister Faiez Serraj has condemned the visit and issued warnings indicating that any similar move will be dealt with by […]

August 18th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,Uncategorized | Read More »

Egypt: al-Sisi allows Kuwait ruler to buy Egyptian land

President al-Sisi Thursday issued permission to ruler of Kuwait, Emir Sheikh Sabah Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, to own land property in Egypt, second foreigner to do so after the king of Bahrain. The Egyptian head of state signed a presidential decree allowing the Kuwaiti ruler to own 163 acres in Sharqia province, according to the  official […]

August 18th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Doha hails Riyadh’s decision to allow in Qatari pilgrims

Qatari authorities welcomed Thursday Saudi Arabia’s decision to facilitate the Hajj for Qatari nationals after Riyadh opened the frontier and announced sending of jets to Doha international airport to fly out Qatari pilgrims at the Saudi monarch’s expenses.   Qatari foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani welcomed the decision but also indicated that […]

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

Iran-KSA: Riyadh denies requesting Iraqi mediation in rapprochement with Tehran

A Saudi official source Wednesday indicated that the Crown Prince never requested Iraq’s mediation in healing ties between Saudi Arabia and rival Iran. “There is no truth to what has been circulated in this regard,” the source, which spoke under condition of anonymity, told Saudi official news agency. Iraqi Interior Minister Qassim al-Araji, at a […]

August 17th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,Uncategorized | Read More »

Gaza: Hamas Security Agent killed near Egyptian Border

A security agent, member of Gaza ruler Hamas, died after confrontation with members of a reportedly Salafi group, near the border between the enclave and Egypt. “A security force stopped two persons who approached the border. One of them blew himself up and was killed. The other was wounded,” the Hamas-run Interior Ministry said in […]

August 17th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Riyadh opens land border to Qatari pilgrims

Saudi Arabia announced Thursday the royal decision to re-open land border with Qatar to allow Qatari pilgrims to enter the kingdom without electronic permits. Saudi Arabia in June closed its Salwa border with Qatar after the kingdom along with Bahrain, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt severed ties with Qatar, accusing it of sponsoring terrorism […]

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

Iran: Rouhani threatens to walk away from nuclear deal in ‘matter of hours’ if US imposes new sanctions

President Hassan Rouhani warned Tuesday Iran would quit the 2015 nuclear deal if Washington imposes new sanctions despite compliance with the historical deal. “If America wants to go back to the experience (of imposing sanctions), Iran would certainly return in a short time – not a week or a month but within hours – to […]

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

Algeria: Prime Minister fired less than three months after appointment

President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika Tuesday sacked his Prime Minister Abdulmajeed Tabboun less than three months after he appointed him to the position and replaced him by veteran politician Ahmed Ouyahia. Tebboune’s sacking was made public through a statement carried out by the state news agency. “In line with Article 91 of the Constitution, the president […]

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

Gulf Crisis: Baghdad renews refusal to join Saudi-led bloc against Qatar

The Iraqi Prime Minister has once again refused to join the Saudi-led bloc in the regional diplomatic row opposing Qatar and its neighbors. Haider al-Abadi Sunday said “no” to Bahrain’s invitation to Iraq to join the Saudi-led bloc, including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt, and cut ties with Qatar, The New […]

August 15th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA-Iraq: Riyadh approves establishment of coordination commission

Saudi Arabia Monday green-lighted the creation of a joint trade commission with Iraq, heralding thus a new diplomatic era between the two countries, 27 years after closure of land borders. “The Cabinet has decided to approve the establishment of the Saudi-Iraqi Coordinating Commission and to delegate the Saudi minister of trade and investments to sign […]

August 15th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

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