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Stories written by Kanelka Tagba

UAE: Up to 25-year prison sentence for launching websites promoting terrorism

President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan issued a new decree bringing prison sentences up to 25 years in prison for the promotion of terrorism via websites and up to five year in jail for inciting hate online. The amendments brought to the country’s cybercrime law toughen authorities’ stance on […]

August 14th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iraq: Iran cancels Abadi’s visit to Tehran

The visit Iraqi Prime Minister was to pay to Tehran later this week will not take place as planned after Iranian authorities cancelled the trip over the Iraqi leader’s comments that he will abide by U.S. sanctions against the Islamic Republic though he is opposed to such sanctions. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi was initially expected […]

August 13th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Seven tied to Saturday foiled church bombing arrested

The Egyptian interior ministry Sunday said seven people have been arrested in connection with a foiled terror attack against a Coptic church on Saturday in capital Cairo. Security forces rounded seven people, including two women. The detainees were plotting a “series of hostilities,” the interior ministry said in statement. One of the arrested women living […]

August 13th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Jordan: three terrorists killed in shootout with forces

The Jordanian government said Sunday state forces pulled out the bodies of three suspected terrorists of a sleeper terror cell, which engaged in a shootout with state forces on Saturday in Salt, a town near capital Amman. Joint forces made of security and army troops on Saturday encircled a four-storey building in Salt, 15 km […]

August 13th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey will seek new markets if U.S. threats continue, Erdogan warns

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Saturday said if Washington continued threats to double tariffs on Turkey’s imports of iron and steel as a tool to secure the release of American Pastor, Ankara will look for new markets, Daily Sabah reports. The Turkish leader made the comments at a Justice and Development Party (AK Party) meeting […]

August 12th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq: Sadr retains lead in election after manual recount

Results of the recount of May pools by the Independent High Election Commission (IHEC) have confirmed Shia and national figure Moqtada al-Sadr’s bloc winner of the disputed electoral process, reports say. The IHEC on its website said Sadr’s joint list has retained its 54 seats of the 329 parliament seats he won during the May […]

August 10th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA-Canada: Ottawa prods to Berlin, Stockholm to help defuse diplomatic row

Canada has contacted two European allies to help iron out the unprecedented diplomatic spat with Saudi Arabia, a Canada senior official has told AFP. Germany and Sweden according to the Canadian government senior official who asked not to be named because not authorized to speak on the diplomatic matter, were contacted by Foreign Minister Chrystia […]

August 10th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Columbia joins string of South American states which recognize Palestine

Columbia Wednesday announced its recognition of the state of Palestine in a move that stressed change in the foreign policy of the South American country. The incoming government of inaugurated President Ivan Duque made public the decision August 3 of former leader Juan Manuel Santos. “I would like to inform you that in the name […]

August 9th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA Vs Canada: Riyadh to maintain oil supply to Ottawa

Saudi Arabia Wednesday said it will continue supplying oil to clients in Canada despite ongoing diplomatic crisis in which Riyadh said will not accept mediation. The Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said oil delivery to clients will not be affect despite the kingdom Sunday decision freezing trade and transaction with Canada. “The current diplomatic crisis […]

August 9th, 2018 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Libya: Rome claims has no expansion, domination plans

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte Wednesday said his country is not seeking any expansion or influence in Libya as Rome gears up to host an international conference in November to bring stability to the North African turned lawless since the fall in 2011 of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime. “The fundamental interest lies in achieving stability in […]

August 9th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »