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Stories written by Kanelka Tagba

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 »

Filipina house worker in KSA forced to drink bleach- Manila

Philippines Monday said one Filipina house worker has been admitted to hospital in the Saudi southwestern city of Jizan after her employer allegedly forced her to drink bleach. Philippines foreign ministry identified the house worker as Agnes Mancilla. She was whisked unconscious to hospital where she underwent emergency abdominal surgery, the ministry added. “We are […]

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

Gulf Crisis: Qatar’s Emir absent at Arab League Summit

Qatar’s ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani did not turn up at the one-day Arab League Summit in Saudi Arabia Sunday, an absence signaling continuity of the diplomatic crisis opposing Qatar to its neighbors led by Saudi Arabia. Sheikh Tamim returned from the US on Saturday after meeting with President Donald Trump at the White […]

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

Egypt: State of emergency extended amid ongoing terrorism attacks in Sinai

President AbdelFattah al-Sisi has extended for an additional three months the state of emergency as the army continues its operation in the Sinai in a bid to clear out the restive Peninsula from jihadist presence. The extension was announced by a presidential decree, Saturday, the same day militants staged an attack against a military base […]

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

Syria: Arab League summit silent over western strikes

Arab Leaders meeting Sunday in Saudi Arabia overlooked the airstrikes launched by the USA, France, and the United Kingdom against the Syrian regime’s military installations following charges President Bashar al-Assad military used chemical weapons that killed dozens of people in rebel-held enclave of Douma early this month. The USA, France, and the UK launched strikes […]

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

Gulf crisis: Riyadh axes Arab League’s role in crisis settlement

Saudi Foreign Minister Thursday indicated that a solution to the diplomatic feud opposing Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt to Qatar would come from within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and not the Arab League. Saudi Arabia is hosting the 29th Arab League summit in Dammam this week. Qatar has been invited to […]

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

Egypt: Former head of anti-corruption watchdog, critic of President to face military court

Egypt’s former auditor and member of campaign team of arrested presidential hopeful Sami Annan has been referred to a military court for making statements deemed harmful to the army. Hisham Geneina will stand trial on April 16 on charges of “spreading news that harms the armed forces,” according to his lawyer, Ali Taha. Geneina was […]

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

Oman: World famous robot to address gathering

Sophia, the world famous robot and future UN partner, will be addressing a conference late this month in Omani capital, Muscat. Sophia will kick off Oman Global Tech & Investment Summit from April 29-30, Muscat Daily reports citing the event organizer, Dr Sidhic A Muhammed. The Hong Kong-made humanoid robot will launch the summit to […]

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

KSA: Houthi-launched missiles intercepted

Saudi air defense system forces intercepted over capital city Riyadh a ballistic missile launched by Yemen Houthi rebels who have stepped up attacks against the kingdom in response to its military intervention in the poorest Arab country languishing in a three-year conflict. At least three blasts were heard and three clouds of smoke were seen […]

April 12th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »