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Stories written by Kanelka Tagba

Libya: Succession of Haftar ongoing with Egypt, UAE backing

Talks to replace ailing Khalifa Haftar at the head of self-imposed Libyan National Army (LNA) are in full swing as the military’s entourage and international backers, mainly Egypt and United Arab Emirates (UAE), have begun secret talks to choose a successor to the LNA top commander. Haftar has been out of Libya for over one […]

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

KSA: Four security personnel killed in attack on checkpoint

Four security forces lost their life Thursday in an attack at a checkpoint, in the southern province of Asir, by Saudi nationals, the interior ministry announced. Unidentified suspects opened fire on the checkpoint killing three. The fourth reportedly died in a shootout with the assailants who tried to run away. Authorities however noted that two […]

April 20th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Qatar takes part in joint military drills with boycotting countries

Qatari military forces headed by their Chief of Staff took part in a military drill in the region along with forces from Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf countries, which have cut off ties with Qatar since June last year. The Qatari military said its Chief of Staff Ghanem bin Shaheen al-Ghanim took part in […]

April 20th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UNRWA Concerned About Safety of Refugees in Yarmouk Camp

The UN Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, is deeply concerned about the safety and security of civilians in the Palestine Refugee Camp of Yarmouk, Syria, and surrounding areas. All parties to the fighting should exercise maximum restraint to ensure that civilians are spared, and should take measures to prevent unnecessary damage to civilian infrastructure, said […]

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

Yemen: UAE accused Iran of supplying bomb-laden drones to Houthi rebels

United Arab Emirates (UAE) has charged Iran for providing the Shia Houthi rebels drones set to cause mayhem to Yemeni forces after one drone stuffed with bomb and allegedly manufactured by Iran was intercepted. The unmanned aircraft according to UAE armed forces Qassef-1 was targeting Yemeni forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition. Saudi Arabia, the […]

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

Libya: Haftar’s Chief of Staff escapes assassination attempt

Chief of Staff of Libya’s so-called Libya National Army (LNA) has escaped an assassination attempt which targeted his motorcade in the city of Benghazi Wednesday. The failed attempt took place at the entrance of the country’s second city. A roadside bomb exploded after Abdelrazik Al-Nadori and his bodyguards passed through Si Khalifa checkpoint in the […]

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

UAE, Bangladesh Seal Agreement on House Workers’ Recruitment

The United Arab Emirates and Bangladesh signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) allowing Emirati households to recruit Bangladeshi house workers. The recruitment will be done through Tadbeer Service Centre; a brand name operating under government license. The recruits in Bangladesh will only be proposed by registered local private agencies. The employees will work in the […]

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

Saudi Troops may replace US forces in Syria

Riyadh has announced the possibility of sending troops to Syria, making it the second battleground the kingdom will be engaged in after Yemen, as the White House is seeking to withdraw from the Middle Eastern war-torn country. Foreign Minister Adel al Jubeir reportedly told state-run media the kingdom is mulling plans to send troops to […]

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

UAE: CNBC launches Abu Dhabi studio

US business news TV and internet channel CNBC started Tuesday broadcasting across the Middle East after it inaugurated Tuesday its new studio in Abu Dhabi. The new facility will function as the channel’s Headquarters in the Middle East. “CNBC broadcasts daily from the network’s international headquarters in New York, London and Singapore,” said John Casey, […]

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

FIFA2026: Arab League, South Africa back Morocco’s bid

Morocco’s bid for FIFA 2026 world cup is gaining weight as the North African country gets the endorsement of the Arab League and South Africa, the first African country to have staged the largest world football event in 2010. Arab leaders at the Sunday gathering in Saudi Arabia united behind Morocco in its bid to […]

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