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Stories written by Kanelka Tagba

Iran: France’s Renault to keep running business despite US sanctions

French car maker Renault has announced it will keep its operations in Iran unlike many multinationals despite new US economic sanctions following the US exit from the 2015 nuclear deal. The Company’s CEO Carlos Ghosn at the annual shareholders’ meeting in Paris Friday said staying in Iran could cost the company but will be advantageous […]

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

Turkey: Lifting of state of emergency tied to Erdogan’s win of presidential polls

Turkey’s autocratic ruler Recep Tayyip Erdogan has pledged to lift years-old state of emergency if re-elected on June 24.  Erdogan in an interview Wednesday on 24 TV said his first decision if re-elected on June 24 will be to lift the state of emergency in place since July 2016 following a failed coup that attempted […]

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

Palestine: UN GA vote slams Israel’s crushing of Palestinians

The UN General Assembly condemned Israel’s use of excessive force against Palestinians who have lost over 120 people in recent clashes with Israeli forces near the border of Gaza.   A draft resolution proposed by Algeria, Turkey and Palestinians garnered the support 120 countries. The resolution irked Israel and its ally the United States because […]

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

Gulf Crisis: HRW urges Saudi Arabia to disclose location of Qatari citizen

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on Saudi Arabia to provide indications on the whereabouts of a Saudi-Qatari citizen deported from Kuwait to the kingdom last month.  Nawaf Al Rasheed, a Saudi-Qatari dual citizen has been missing since his deportation by Kuwait at the request of Saudi authorities. Al Rasheed, son of late Prince Talal […]

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

Qatar offers Jordan $500-m aid package

Qatar Wednesday unveiled a $500-million aid package to cash-trapped Jordan despite reduced diplomatic ties between the two countries.  A Qatari delegation, led by Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, met with King Abdallah II in capital Amman. The Qatari delegation unwrapped an aid package worth $500 million containing investments, and job opportunities for […]

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

Iraq: Sadr joins Iran-backed side for alliance

Iraq’s vibrant Shia Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and Iran-backed militia chief Hadi al-Amiri Tuesday announced their alliance in the hope to form a new government following contested May elections won by the anti-US and anti-Iran nationalist Cleric. The announcement made in the Shia holy city of Najaf will bring together Sadr’s Saeroon bloc and Hadi al-Amiri’s […]

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

US-North Korea: Iran to NK: Beware of Trump

Iran has sent warnings to North Korea not trust US President Donald Trump following the denuclearization agreement signed between North Korea leader Kim Jong Un and the US President during their historic summit in Singapore. “We don’t know what type of person the North Korean leader is negotiating with. It is not clear that he […]

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

Gulf Crisis: Egyptians complain about heavy fee to watch national team’s matches

Average Egyptians are whining about heavy fees they need to pay to watch the national team’s matches at the world cup as Doha-based beIN, which got broadcasting rights in the Middle East and North Africa, has found itself in the Gulf diplomatic row. Egyptians have to spend $91 (1,630 Egyptian pounds) to purchase beIN decoder […]

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

Libya: Gaddafi’s imprisoned close aids to be released over health concerns

Several senior former Libyan officials under Muammar Gaddafi currently in prison for a range of crimes are about to be released over health concerns, the New Arab reports. Seddik al-Sour; director of the attorney general’s investigations office aligned with UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) told The New Arab on Monday several dignitaries of the […]

June 12th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Eleven Tunisian terrorists arrested in Libya

Libyan forces aligned with eastern army commander Khalifar Haftar have arrested 11 Tunisian fighters as they managed to conquer the city of Derna. Haftar’s forces have launched a ground offensive against Derna Protection Force (DPF), a coalition of local fighters and Islamist combatants. Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) views the DPF as an Islamist grouping […]

June 12th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »