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Stories written by Kanelka Tagba

Iraq-Mines: UN concerned over return of normal life in Mosul

The UN expressed concern over the return of normal life in Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, citing the presence of thousands of mines in the wake of the defeat of the Islamic State group (IS). For Pehr Lodhammar, program director at the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), life after IS could take more than […]

February 16th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: Nora Saleh Turki, first female in steering committee of a sports federation

Board of directors of the kingdom’s shooting federation have picked up Nora Saleh Turki to become deputy President of the federation, making her the first Saudi woman to hold the position ever in history. Her appointment has been made public by the kingdom-based Centre for International Communication (CIC), news website Gulf Business reports. Nora Turki […]

February 16th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: Third homemade satellite moved to South Korea for launch

Emirates cargo service has been mobilized to move the country’s third locally made satellite to South Korea’s Incheon International airport for a planned launch. Satellite, KhalifaSat, manufactured at Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, was shipped Thursday aboard Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 freighter to Seoul airport. The project started five years ago following the launch of […]

February 16th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iraq: Pledges at reconstruction conference below needed funds

Pledges by donors at the Iraq reconstruction conference held in Kuwait this week have failed to meet up the government’s close to $90-billion budget needed to rebuild the country in the aftermath of victory over the Islamic State group (IS). Turkey appeared as the largest contributor. Ankara pledged $5 billion in the form of credit […]

February 15th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: Prince al Waleed donates over half a million dollar to football club

Prince al Waleed bin Talal has announced a donation of more than half a million dollar to a local football club two weeks after his release from detention in royal court headed-crackdown on corruption. “Answering my brother Turki al-Sheikh’s invitation to support Saudi clubs … I present 2m Saudi riyals ($533,333) to support Al Hilal […]

February 14th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Kuwait-Philippines: Tension brewing over ban on Filipino workers

Kuwait’s foreign minister Tuesday vehemently condemned orders from President Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines to ban the sending of Filipino workers to the Gulf country after the alleged death of a Filipino woman in a fridge. President Duterte not only expanded the ban on workers’ travel to Kuwait, but also prevented those already in possession of […]

February 14th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: ‘Arrested Presidential hopeful possesses secret documents,’ campaign aid arrested

Former head of anti-corruption watchdog and campaign aid of detained General Sami Anan has revealed that the ex-Presidential hopeful is in possession of secret documents abroad that could cause prejudice to members of the regime should anything happen to the general who has been arrested for announcing his candidacy for March presidential elections. Hisham Genena, […]

February 13th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

We want Palestine to have Eastern Jerusalem as its capital al–Sisi tells US top diplomat

Egyptian president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi on Monday told United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that his country’s stance towards the Israeli-Palestine peace process is to ‘establish a Palestinian state on the 1967 border, with Eastern Jerusalem as its capital’. In a statement released on Monday following private talks with the US Secretary of state, […]

February 13th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: female prosecutors to be allowed in jurisdiction for first time

Saudi women interested in a career at the office of the public prosecutor can apply for vacant positions as the kingdom embarks on promoting the role of women in the country’s affairs. The office of the state prosecutor via the ministry of information has announced the decision to enroll women, AFP reports. “Vacancies are available […]

February 13th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Netanyahu gets open rebuke from White House

The office of US President Donald Trump Monday publicly shamed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for claiming he had discussed with the Trump administration an initiative pushing settlement policies further into the West Bank. The rebuke came from White House spokesperson Josh Raffel who noted that Netanyahu’s claims were false. “Reports that the United States […]

February 13th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »