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Stories written by Kanelka Tagba

Oman prepares dress code law to crackdown on immodest dress

Oman is drafting a dress code including jail terms and fines to punish “unethical” dress in capital Muscat. The law, being drafted by the Muscat municipality, will cover public areas in the capital, after complaints from shoppers about immodest dress, Omani daily Shabiha reports. The law will ban sleeveless shirts, mini-skirts, and shorts in public […]

September 25th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Saudi Arabia to allow international commercial flights from Jan.1

International commercial flights to and from Saudi Arabia will resume from January 1 next year on the condition that all coronavirus-related precautionary measures are followed, state-run news agency SPA has announced. “Completely lifting the restrictions on citizens leaving and returning to the Kingdom, and allowing the opening of ports for the crossing of all means […]

September 14th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Saudi-led coalition intercepts Houthi missile targeting Najran

Saudi-led coalition stationed in Yemen has brought down a missile and explosive-laden drone launched towards the city of Najran. The missile was launched by the Iran-backed rebels and was targeting the kingdom’s southern region close to the Yemeni border, the coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki was quoted by state-run TV as saying. The projectile was shut […]

August 21st, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Trump promises to pull out international forces from Iraq within three years

US President Donald Trump Thursday told visiting Iraqi Premier Mustafa Al-Kadhimi he will get international forces stationed in the Middle East country out within three years. “We have withdrawn significantly from Iraq and very few soldiers remain,” Trump said, according to the Iraqi News Agency. “Al-Kadhmi is a man with whom I get along very […]

August 21st, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Israeli spy chief visits UAE for first time, a strong sign of ties normalization

Israel’s spy Chief Yossi Cohen paid a visit to the UAE, the first such a trip by an Israeli top official as both countries normalize ties. The Mossad Chief was received in Abu Dhabi by Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE’s national security adviser, Emirati state-run news agency WAM reports. Cohen according to […]

August 19th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Algeria to increase non-energy products export to $5b next year

Algeria will increase its non-energy products export to $5 billion next year from current $2 billion, The Algerian President said Tuesday as the North African looks to reduce dependence on energy earnings. The President was speaking at the national conference on the socio-economic recovery plan of the OPEC member country. Algeria is grappling with sluggish […]

August 19th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Senior Muslim Brotherhood member dies in Egyptian prison from heart attack

A senior member of outlawed Muslim Brotherhood died Thursday in Cairo notorious Tora Prison, from heart attack, reports say. Essam El-Erian has been held in prison and handed multiple sentences for inciting violence following the ouster of the former and first democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013. Incumbent leader led a military coup […]

August 14th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey, third country in the world developing local covid-19 vaccines

Turkey is ranking third in the world behind the US and China to develop locally vaccines and drugs against covid-19, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. Erdogan was speaking at the opening of TUBITAK (Turkey’s Scientific and Technological Research Council) Excellence Centers in the Gebze district of the northwestern Kocaeli province. Turkey has made great […]

August 10th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Plane crash in Gouna Airport leaves 2 pilots dead

Two pilots on board a plane died Thursday after their aircraft, flying over Egypt’s popular Red Sea resort, crashed at Gouna Airport. Mohamed Al-Seroojy, 61, and Akram Al-Hossary, 36 died after their plane crashed, rolling over more than once at landing. Both passengers were on an experimental trial, Middle East Monitor reports. The aircraft belonged […]

August 7th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Tunisia: 4th democratic country where Americans can settle after COVID-19 – Business Insider

The American website Business Insider ranked Tunisia in the 4th place among the 20 democratic countries where Americans could settle after the coronavirus pandemic. The website described Tunisia as “a welcoming country, where the climate is pleasant and where life is affordable.” Business Insider also selected the 20 countries according to health security, saying that […]

August 6th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »