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Putin launches Dabaa nuclear Plant construction in Egypt

Russian President signed Monday in Cairo with his host al-Sisi an agreement launching the construction of the multi-billion Dabaa nuclear station, sponsored by Moscow. President Vladimir Putin arrived In Cairo from Syria where he ordered partial pullout of Russian forces that have helped maintain the Syrian regime in face of insurgency and terrorism. The future […]

December 12th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Emirates, FlyDubai resume using Iraqi airspace for long haul flights

Dubai-based Fly Emirates and sister company FlyDubai have announced resumption of long haul flights across Iraq three years after putting halt to operations over security concerns. The announcement follows the Iraqi government’s declared victory over the Islamic State group (IS) on Saturday after the army seized last pockets of resistance from the terror group after […]

December 12th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Jerusalem: Jordanian MPs put Peace treaty with Israel in balance

Jordanian lawmakers have overwhelmingly demanded review of the 1994 Wadi Araba peace treaty with Israel in show of support to Palestinians and in protest to President Trump’s move declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel and his plans to transfer the US embassy to the Holy city. President Trump last week unilaterally declared Israel’s sovereignty over […]

December 11th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Palestine: Bahraini official delegation unwanted at al Aqsa Mosque

Palestinian forces guarding the al Aqsa mosque in Eastern Jerusalem have denied access to the site to a Bahraini official delegation, which visited Israel amid wide spread condemnations from Arab and Muslim countries and the rest of the world following US President last week controversial recognition of the disputed city as capital of Israel. The […]

December 11th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar: UK receives $8-billion contract for 24 Typhoon jets

Qatar and the United Kingdom (UK) struck a deal Sunday for the purchase by the Gulf country of 24 typhoon fighter jets for a contract worth $8 billion, few days after placing order for 12 French Rafal war planes. The deal was signed by Qatar’s defense minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah and his British counterpart, […]

December 11th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Turkish Airlines receives its first Boeing 777 cargo aircraft

The Turkish national flag carrier has acquired its Boeing 777 freighter after the company announced in November that it was in talks for the acquisition of forty 787-9 Dreamliners. The new aircraft; 777-200LR passenger airplane type possesses twin engines. It can lift 112 tons and has a range of 4,900 nautical miles (9,070 kilometers). The […]

December 11th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq: French Alstom awarded two railway projects

The French company specialized in integrated railway systems will develop the Iraqi capital train project and the city of Basra’s metro system project. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Iraqi government and the company was signed Thursday in Baghdad, in the presence of head of National Investment Committee of Iraq, Sami Al Araji, and […]

December 8th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Kuwait to host Gulf Cup Football tournament after FIFA ban removal

Kuwait will host this year’s Gulf Cup football tournament after the world football governing body FIFA lifted the ban on the Gulf country that was scheduled to host the event last year. “We congratulate the people of Kuwait and we are happy to see football return to the country,” said the Qatari head of the […]

December 8th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Egypt: WB greenlights $1.15-billion loan to back economic reforms

The World Bank (WB) has granted Egypt a $1.15-billion loan, the third of the three annual loans signed up for by the North African country in its drive to conduct economic reforms. Egypt has signed up with the World Bank for three annual loans namely Fiscal Consolidation, Sustainable Energy, and Competitiveness Development Policy Financing, for […]

December 8th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE Government taken aback for appearing in EU tax blacklist

The UAE government Thursday expressed surprise at its presence on the European Union’s black list of countries considered tax-havens, although it aligns with the block’s transparency standards. EU countries Tuesday published a list of 17 countries, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Tunisia, which promote tax avoidance. Countries on the black list could […]

December 8th, 2017 | Posted in Finance | Read More »