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Stories written by Kanelka Tagba

Egypt: detained journalists of last independent, free media released

Egyptian authorities have released Mada Masr’s journalists detained Saturday after the online outlet published an article critical of President Fattah al-Sisi. Shady Zalat, an editor of the English and Arabic media, and four of his colleagues were detained Saturday. Security forces in plain clothes, according to the media, broke into Zalat apartment and arrested him. […]

November 25th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt launches its first ever communication satellite

Egypt is launching this Friday its first communication satellite into orbit as government seeks to improve internet service and communication infrastructure, Reuters reports. Named Tiba-1, the satellite is due for launching from a space center in French Guiana and the takeoff is expected at 21:08 GMT. The 5.6-ton satellite will be in orbit for 15 […]

November 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: Flynas inks deals for ten A321 aircraft purchase

Saudi low cost airline Flynas has signed up for ten A321 aircraft as it embarks on expanding its routes across the kingdom and in and outside region. The new order will enable the airline to expand its destinations, the airline CEO Bandar al-Mohanna indicated. Flynas is planning to increase its market share in the increasing […]

November 20th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iran: UN calls for restraint in handling fuel price hike demonstrations

The UN office for human rights has expressed deep concern over reported violations of international norms and standards on the use of force in Iran and urged authorities to avoid use of violence against protesters that took to the street following a fuel price hike. Reports indicating that dozens of people have been killed in […]

November 20th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Ivanka Trump expected in Morocco in November

Daughter and senior advisor of US President, Ivanka Trump, will visit Morocco this November, as part of her promotion of the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative launched in February for developing countries. Ivanka according to the White House is expected in the North African country Nov.6-8. The US official will be accompanied in the […]

November 1st, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: Sudan pulls out 10,000 troops

Sudan has repatriated 10,000 forces fighting alongside the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, reports say. The forces according to Deputy Head of the Sovereign Council of Sudan and the commander of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), General Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo have been back. It is unclear many troops Sudan has sent in the Middle East country […]

November 1st, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Abu Dhabi & Brasilia sign multiple agreements during president Bolsonaro’s first visit

The UAE and Brazil Sunday sealed several agreements in multiple areas including trade and security during President Jair Bolsonaro first visit to the Arab world. The agreements according to the Arab country’s state-run news agency WAM encompass customs cooperation, exchange of classified information, defence and trade. “Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and I witnessed the exchange […]

October 28th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Daughter of Iran’s ambassador to Russia dies in alleged suicide

Daughter of Iran’s ambassador to Russia died in unclear circumstances, with Russian media alleging the 28-year old woman committed suicide. Arifa Senaei, daughter of Mehdi Senaei threw herself from the ninth floor, hitting a car that killed her immediately, Russian Interfax news agency reported. The young woman, according to the agency, was suffering from depression. […]

October 24th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Sports: International Judo Federation imposes indefinite ban on Iran for boycotting Israeli competitors

The International Judo Federation confirmed Tuesday the suspension of the Iranian federation, accused of forcing its athletes to boycott Israeli competitors, The New Arab reports. The suspension puts at stake Iran’s participation in the Tokyo Olympics. In August, an Iranian judoka was pressured not to fight against an Israeli. The suspension first announced in September […]

October 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Algeria: Ruling party absent for December 12 presidential elections

Ruling National Liberation Front, FNL, will not bid for December 12 presidential elections because it is not sure of winning in view of the long months of massive demonstrations against the regime. The party’s interim Secretary General Ali Seddiki has indicated that the internal disputes do not guarantee the party’s victory for the elections. Thousands […]

October 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »