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Stories written by Kanelka Tagba

Iran: Volkswagen dismisses U.S. claims it is pulling out over pressure

German carmaker Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) Thursday dismissed U.S. claims that it has agreed, in accordance with Washington’s trade squeeze on Tehran, to withdraw from business in Iran. A Blomberg report, quoting U.S. envoy to Germany, Richard Grenell, indicated Thursday that the German carmaker, following a series of talks with the U.S. diplomat, allegedly agreed to […]

September 21st, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE: Briton wanted in India in helicopter scraped-deal faces extradition

A British man residing in the UAE and wanted in India in connection with a bribery case of officials in a $500 million helicopter-deal could be handed over to New Delhi, reports say. A court in the Gulf country, where 54-year old Christian James Michael has been living but on bail following his detention, has […]

September 20th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya-Italy: navy vessel under investigation for cigarettes smuggling from Tripoli

Italian navy authorities have opened an investigation after the discovery of 700 kg illegal cigarettes in one of its vessels that was returning from a mission in Libya aimed at helping Libyan coastguard stop migrants to take to the sea. The probe according to the website of TV program Le Iene, has been launched in […]

September 20th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Japan’s Asahi Yukizai Corporation opens regional hub in Dubai

Japan’s giant of resin piping material for valves, pipes, and fittings, Asahi Organic Chemicals Industry Co., Ltd Wednesday launched its Middle East and North Africa (MENA) office in Dubai in line with its overseas expansion, Trade Arabia reports. The office located in Dubai Airport Free zone (Dafza) will enable the firm to make a foray […]

September 20th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: Israel training foreign mercenaries fighting Houthi rebels for Al-Hudaydah control

Foreign mercenaries, mainly from Columbia and Nepal, fighting on the side of the Saudi Arabia-UAE-led coalition in the conquest of Houthi-controlled Al-Hudaydah port were recruited by former Palestinian Fatah official Mohammed Dahlan who oversaw their training in Israel, Al-Khaleej Online reports citing unidentified sources. “Hundreds of mercenaries of various nationalities are taking part in the […]

September 20th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: Alstom wins $848-million project in Riyadh Metro network

France’s rail transport company Alstom has been tasked to provide operation and maintenance (O&M) services for lines 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Riyadh Metro network over a period of 12 years including the mobilization period, for a cost put at $848 million, Trade Arabia reports. The French company will complete the project under […]

September 19th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Amazon opens shop in Turkey

The U.S. e-commerce giant Amazon Wednesday said it launched Turkish online shopping platform for 15 categories of products. “Since the launch of Amazon.com in 1995, hundreds of thousands of Amazon customers in Turkey have ordered millions of items from existing Amazon stores around the globe,” Amazon’s country manager for Turkey, Sam Nicols said in a […]

September 19th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Construction works of causeway linking Bahrain & KSA to start in 2021

Construction of a 25km-long causeway between Bahrain and the regional power Saudi Arabia will kick-start mid2021, Saudi envoy to Bahrain has told media. The project, to cost between $3 and $4 billion, will be put out to tender end of next month, Abdullah bin Abdulmalik Al Shaikh reportedly said. Structural studies will take two years […]

September 18th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Lebanon: Journalist to go on trial for ‘defaming’ Kuwait ruler

A local journalist is on the verge of facing trial. State Prosecutor has begun legal action against him after the reporter accused Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of succumbing to U.S. President Donald Trump’s pressure to cancel oil contracts worth $11bn with China and signed similar deal with America. Daily Star said Tuesday […]

September 18th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Israel to deport American-French protestor against Palestinian village demolition

An American-French law teacher is due to be deported from Israel after his arrest on Friday while taking part in a protest against the demolition of a Bedouin village by Israeli forces. Gaby Lansky, lawyer of US-born Frank Romano, Sunday said his client has been sent to immigration for deportation without a hearing following his […]

September 17th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »