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Stories written by Kanelka Tagba

Iran: Brother of President Hassan Rouhani sentenced to five years in prison on bribery charges

A court appeal in Iran has pressed five years in prison against Hossein Faridoun, an adviser and brother of President Hassan Rouhani accused of bribery, the judiciary has announced. Gholam Hossein, spokesman of the judiciary at a press conference indicated the court of appeal ruled the final judgement. Hossein added that the ruling reduced the […]

October 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Tension: Unknown mediators bring Saudi message to Iran

Iran Monday said it received a message from its regional rival Saudi Arabia via unidentified mediators amid escalated tension between the two countries following missiles attacks mid-September on Saudi oil installations with the blame squarely put on Iran. Quoted by the Labor News Agency (ILNA), government spokesman Ali Rabiei said President Hassan Rouhani indicated that […]

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

Emirates to deploy superjumbo Airbus A380 for first time to Egypt

Dubai-based Emirates carrier will fly this week for the first time its largest passenger jet, Airbus A380, to Egypt. The flight bound to Cairo is scheduled on Wednesday, October 2. The airline plans to include the superjumbo in the regular services to Egypt. “We are setting the stage to make the popular A380 experience a […]

September 30th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey: Erdogan’s foe Gulen praises al-Sisi amid crackdown on protestors

Fetullah Gulen, the staunch rival of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has praised Egypt’s regime of Fattah al-Sisi as “a model” in Africa amid crackdown on protestors wanting the Egyptian leader to be removed on misappropriation and corruption charges.   Gulen, self-exiled in the USA and considered by Ankara as leader of the terrorist group […]

September 30th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA to invest $100m in India’s petrochemical, mining, energy sector

Saudi Arabia will inject about $100 million investments in India’s petrochemical, energy, mining and several other sectors, the Saudi ambassador to the country has revealed. Dr Saud bin Mohammed Al Sati told Indian largest news agency PTI that the kingdom is looking to make investments worth $100 million as it seeks to expand its trade […]

September 30th, 2019 | Posted in Finance,Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Algeria: brother of ex-president, former boss of spy agency, two others handed 15 year in prison

Blida military court near Algiers Tuesday pressed 15 years in prison against brother of former leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika, two generals and a leader of a political party for conspiring against the state and undermining the army. The verdict, TSA reports came late in the evening. Said Bouteflika, younger brother of the ex-president, Mohamed Mediene aka […]

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

Turkey: Bomb blast injures five people in Adana

An improvised explosive device (IED) targeting a police bus injured Wednesday five people including one police officer, in the city of Adana, Mediterranean coast. The blast damaged the police bus and other vehicles, under a pedestrian overpass in the Yuregir district of Adana, Reuters reports. No one has claimed responsibility for the explosion. Local authorities […]

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

Egypt: Trump believes in al-Sisi to address home anti-corruption protests

US President Donald Trump Monday backed Egypt’s leader Fattah al-Sisi in face of the weekend anti-corruption demonstrations staged in several cities including Cairo. Hundreds of people took to the streets on Friday and Saturday to express their outrage after revelation by a former army contractor who accused President al-Sisi and the army of corruption and […]

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

Iran: FIFA hopeful women to be allowed in stadiums

World football governing body, FIFA, has announced it received assurance from Iran to allow women to enter stadiums following the death of a woman last month after she set ablaze herself when she was arrested for sneaking into a stadium and learnt she could be sent to prison. FIFA President Gianni Infantino met with Iranian […]

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

KSA/UK: Prince Abdullah promises to make Sheffield United fans happy

Prince Abdullah Bin Mosaad Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Thursday vowed to make Sheffield United fans happy and bring the club to the middle Premier League table, after a court ruling this week made him full owner of the club after court battle with co-owner Kevin McCabe. Making his first public appearance after the Monday court-ruling, […]

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