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Stories written by Kanelka Tagba

Bahrain: Manama, ranked best global city for expats

Bahrain’s capital city Manama has been named the best city by world citizens in the Expat Inside 2017 Survey where the Bahraini capital scores points in Quality of Urban Living, Getting Settled, Urban Work Life, and Finance & Housing indices. Manama tops the rankings involving 51 global cities voted by 7,985 respondents selected in 40 […]

November 17th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Elites arrested in purge asked to trade asset for freedom

Royals and money bags arrested in the anti-graft crackdown have been told to give up part of their assets in exchange for freedom. Over 200 individuals, including international investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, have been held since November 4 in a massive crackdown campaign against corruption led by Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman. Authorities said […]

November 17th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: Abu Dhabi launches $100-mln charity fund to tackle tropical diseases in Africa, Middle East

The UAE Wednesday announced the launch of Last Mile Fund, a new $100-million fund to combat neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) mainly River blindness and Tlymphatic filariasis, which affect millions of lives around the world, but in Africa and in the Middle East in particular. Announced at a global health forum in the Emirati capital, the […]

November 16th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Bahrain: October attack on police bus pinned on Iran

The small Gulf monarchy Wednesday accused Iran of masterminding last month bomb attack on a police bus, which killed one officer and wounded several others. Authorities, in an initial statement last month, indicated that an unidentified terror cell was behind the attack and that investigation into the incident was going on. “The terrorist cell received […]

November 16th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Mubarak’s era interior minister, wanted for graft, advises purge against elites

Former Egyptian notorious interior minister and security chief Habib al-Adly has been advising Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman in his purge against royals and elites despite the home court verdict pressed against him for corruption, reports say. Al-Adly, 79, has been behind the round-up of 11 princes and hundreds of elites over graft charges, which […]

November 16th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Lebanon: Hariri offered to visit France amid calls to return home

Paris has invited Prime Minister Saad Hariri to leave Saudi Arabia for France amid mounting calls for his return home following his unexpected resignation nearly two weeks ago. President Emmanuel Macron Wednesday told media that he had invited Hariri to travel to France following a phone conversation with Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince bin […]

November 16th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: National carrier on course to acquire 12 Bombardier CSeries Jets

Egypt Air is about to close a deal with Canadian Bombardier to acquire 12 CSeries narrow-body jets, while talks are underway for the purchase of additional 12 jets. Both partners signed Tuesday an initial order for 12 aircrafts with the deal put at $1.1 billion. Final approval should be made late this year, reports say […]

November 15th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait: Wataniya Airways signs deal for 25 Airbus A320neos

The Kuwaiti Wataniya Airways, which resumed operations in July, signed Tuesday through its aircraft supplier Golden Falcon Aviation, an agreement for the acquisition of 25 Airbus A320neos. Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed at Dubai Air Show, the 25 aircrafts will cost some $2.7bn and will add up to 2 A320neos already part of […]

November 15th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: “Blockading countries not interested in solution,” Qatar Emir

The Emir of Qatar this Tuesday (November 4) has indicated that the Saudi-led bloc, which severed ties with his monarchy has rejected the tiny-gas rich country’s offer for talks to defuse the crisis, which has entered its sixth month. “We express our readiness for a compromise within the framework of a dialogue based on mutual […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Kuwait: ALAFCO inks twenty 737 MAXs supply-deal with Boeing

Boeing is in full swing. After the $15.1 billion deal with the Dubai carrier, Emirates, Kuwait’s ALAFCO placed a $2.2 billion order with the US aviation company. The aviation Lease and Finance company has placed an order of twenty 737 MAXs to be supplied by Boeing, making a total number of 40 aircrafts ordered from […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »