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Stories written by Kanelka Tagba

Iraq: Sadr retains lead in election after manual recount

Results of the recount of May pools by the Independent High Election Commission (IHEC) have confirmed Shia and national figure Moqtada al-Sadr’s bloc winner of the disputed electoral process, reports say. The IHEC on its website said Sadr’s joint list has retained its 54 seats of the 329 parliament seats he won during the May […]

August 10th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA-Canada: Ottawa prods to Berlin, Stockholm to help defuse diplomatic row

Canada has contacted two European allies to help iron out the unprecedented diplomatic spat with Saudi Arabia, a Canada senior official has told AFP. Germany and Sweden according to the Canadian government senior official who asked not to be named because not authorized to speak on the diplomatic matter, were contacted by Foreign Minister Chrystia […]

August 10th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Columbia joins string of South American states which recognize Palestine

Columbia Wednesday announced its recognition of the state of Palestine in a move that stressed change in the foreign policy of the South American country. The incoming government of inaugurated President Ivan Duque made public the decision August 3 of former leader Juan Manuel Santos. “I would like to inform you that in the name […]

August 9th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA Vs Canada: Riyadh to maintain oil supply to Ottawa

Saudi Arabia Wednesday said it will continue supplying oil to clients in Canada despite ongoing diplomatic crisis in which Riyadh said will not accept mediation. The Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said oil delivery to clients will not be affect despite the kingdom Sunday decision freezing trade and transaction with Canada. “The current diplomatic crisis […]

August 9th, 2018 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Libya: Rome claims has no expansion, domination plans

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte Wednesday said his country is not seeking any expansion or influence in Libya as Rome gears up to host an international conference in November to bring stability to the North African turned lawless since the fall in 2011 of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime. “The fundamental interest lies in achieving stability in […]

August 9th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Malaysia: Saudi influence waning, anti-terrorism center shut down

The Malaysian government has closed down the Saudi-funded anti-terrorism center, in a new move underlining the new government’s intents to move away from claws of the Middle East major power. Mohammed Sabu, Malaysia’s minister of Defence, Monday announced the closure of King Salman Centre for International Peace (KSCIP), London-based Middle East Eye reports. The move, […]

August 8th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Palestine: US Sen. Cory Booker disavows endorsement for destruction of Israeli wall

US politician and Senator Cory Booker has denied he endorsed the demolition of Israeli wall described by international community as apartheid wall, after holding a sign that read “From Palestine to Mexico, All the Walls Have Got to Go” at a pro-Palestinian conference over the weekend, The Intercept reports. Sen. Booker last weekend snapped a […]

August 8th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: Trump’s Security adviser denies sanctions imposed to ignite regime change

The new sanctions imposed on Iran are not meant to incite regime change, US President Donald Trump’s Security Adviser said Tuesday amid rising tensions between the two countries. “The policy is not regime change but we definitely want to put maximum pressure on the government,”John Bolton said in an interview with Fox news. New US […]

August 8th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Reuters: Ottawa to turn to UK and UAE to help diffuse diplomatic spat

The government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will turn to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Britain to help cool the escalating diplomatic showdown that has erupted between the North American country and the Saudi Arabia, according to Canadian sources as reported by Reuters. Diplomatic tension between Canada and Saudi Arabia have spiraled since Sunday […]

August 8th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE: DP World, new owner of Danish Unifeeder Logistics

Dubai-based DP World has acquired the entire shares of Danish logistics firm Unifeeder Group, as part the port operator’s expansion move. The deal signed Tuesday cost the DP World (DPW.DI) the tune of 660 million Euros (762.6 million USD), Reuters reports. Unifeeder Logistics belongs to Nordic Capital Fund VIII as well as a number of […]

August 7th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »