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Stories written by Kanelka Tagba

KSA: Meet five top Saudi figures of Gulf Business’s annual Arab Power list

Saudi Arabia has seen 19 entries in the regional media Gulf Business’s 2018 Arab Power ranking placing Chairman of the oil company Aramco as the most powerful Saudi figure and the second on the overall ranking while formerly detained billionaire Prince al-Waleed bin Talal ranks third most powerful in the kingdom and the seventh in […]

February 24th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Kuwait/Philippines: One of alleged murderers of Filipina found in freezer in custody

Manila has announced the arrest of one of the two suspects believed behind the death of a Filipina maid, put in a freezer a year ago in an abandoned apartment in Kuwait. The suspect named Nader Essam Assaf, from Lebanon, was arrested in his country following coordination between Kuwaiti and Lebanese authorities in a manhunt. […]

February 24th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Corruption index: UAE, cleanest country in Middle East

United Arab Emirates (UAE) has appeared in Transparency International’s latest global study of perception of public corruption as the least corrupt Arab country and as world’s 21st cleanest country. The Gulf state stands out for scoring 71 out 100 in the 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index published by Berlin-based anti-corruption watchdog. The index is established on […]

February 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

2022 FIFA World Cup: Qatar to plant 16,000 trees around stadiums

Qatar is associating environmental protection to its hosting of 2022 football world cup as it plans to plant 16,000 trees around the event venues in a move to calm down criticism over work conditions of laborers. The initiative will involve the eight stadiums to host the biggest event of the football governing body, FIFA. The […]

February 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Libya: Attack blamed on IS kills three LNA forces

The Libyan National Army (LNA) opposed to the UN-backed Presidential Council has confirmed the death of three of its forces in a car bomb attack blamed on the Islamic State group (IS). The attack was carried out by a jeep fitted with a bomb, which targeted members of the 127th Infantry Brigade that was part […]

February 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait: Turkey-based Limak Holding wins bid for construction of KIA new terminal

Kuwait has assigned to Turkey-based Limak Holding the construction of Kuwait International Airport (KIA) new passenger terminal II meant to boost the airport capacity, Trade Arabia reports. Limak Holding will carry out the project with Kharafi National, a local Kuwaiti construction company, that was part of the Turkish company’s bid. The team won after bidding […]

February 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar’s Commercial bank to pull out of Abu Dhabi-based UAB

Qatar’s third largest bank by assets, Commercial Bank, will soon make public the handover its 40 per cent stakes in Abu Dhabi-listed United Arab Bank (UAB) to Tabarak Investment, also based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in a deal anonymous sources say could be on record in the coming months. “The parties have agreed […]

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

 Manila adamant to repatriate its illegal workers from Kuwait

Philippines authorities have announced they are looking to repatriate all their nationals living illegally in Kuwait, which has extended amnesty for residency violators. The ambassador of the Asian country to Kuwait told Kuwait Times that the mission has been receiving applications from hundreds of Filipinos seeking to return home voluntarily. “We have applications pouring every […]

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

Iran: clashes with Sufi sect fellows leave three policemen killed

Three police agents died Monday in clashes with members of the Gonabadi Dervishes sect, accused by authorities of disrupting order. The clashes, according to online video footage, took place in the northern part of capital Tehran after members of the religious order gathered to demand release of some members of the sect. The three police […]

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

Philippines’ President invited to Kuwait to solve standoff over Filipino workers

President Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines will be visiting Kuwait early March at the invitation of the Kuwaiti ruler to defuse the diplomatic tension, which emerged over Manila’s concerns about the situation of Filipino workers in the Gulf country. Duterte accepted Emir Sheikh-Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah’s invitation and the visit could take place during the first or […]

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