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Stories written by Kanelka Tagba

Philippines President wants to kill recruiters of citizens treated as slaves in Mideast

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has said he wants to kill “recruiters of Philippines citizens who are sent to the Middle East where they are treated as slaves,” in a new bout with Kuwait following the death of another Filipina housemaid. “I really want to kill [these illegal] recruiters who seize every problem to convince people […]

December 31st, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwaiti envoy to Tehran summoned over recent anti-Iran meeting

The Iranian foreign ministry Saturday summoned the Kuwaiti ambassador to Tehran to protest Kuwaiti authorities’ meeting with an Iranian separatist movement that Iran views as an interference into its internal affairs. For Iran, the meeting with Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahvaz, a separatist movement wanting to break away from the Islamic country, […]

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

Turkey: Top court rules against ban on Wikipedia

Turkey’s Supreme Court Thursday ordered the removal of the ban imposed on Wikipedia arguing that it hinders freedom of speech. Turkish authorities in April imposed a ban on Wikipedia over allegations that the website was publishing false articles about Turkey that it connects to terror groups. The Wikimedia Foundation, the parent organization of the online […]

December 27th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Algeria: Court rejects Maghreb’s richest man’s release on bail demand

A court in capital Algiers Wednesday refused to grant a bail to Maghreb’s richest man Issad Rebrab locked up since April on over-invoicing charges, reports say. Rebrab, chairman of Cevital, Algeria’s largest privately-held company appeared in court as part of his trial. The billionaire, whose net worth is evaluated at $3.2 billion according to Celebrity […]

December 26th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq: Proposed Prime Minister rejects offer amid demonstrations

The outgoing Iraqi Education Minister Qusay al-Suhail Wednesday turned down proposal by his coalition to become Prime Minister arguing that conditions were not met amid wide spread demonstrations demanding an overhaul of the cabinet. Al-Suhail, in a letter to his al-Bina coalition, refused to take the position after protesters reacted angrily to his nomination. Iraq […]

December 26th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) loans Ethiopia $140m for economic development

Ethiopia has landed two loans worth $140 million from the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) earmarked to boost economic development, creation of vital infrastructure and address water scarcity, Arabian Business reports. The first loan will enable the eastern African country to provide a water, sanitation and hygiene program (WASH) to rural and urban areas. World […]

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

KSA: Five suspects in Khashoggi’s murder sentenced to death

Five of 11 Saudis put on trial in connection with the murder of the prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, have been sentenced to death, the public prosecutor has said. Three others according to the prosecutor also received multiple prison sentences totaling 24 years. Former top aid of the Crown Prince […]

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

Egypt: Former Chief of Staff arrested for presidential plans released from prison

The Egyptian army Sunday freed ex-Chief of Staff Sami Annan who had been locked up for nearly two years following his announced plans to run for last year presidential polls. Sami Annan was let to return to his residence in Cairo. His lawyer, Naser Amin told the Associated Press that the 71 has been freed […]

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

UAE: Ivan Jovanovic named national football team coach

The UAE Football Association, UAE FA has appointed former Serbian middle fielder Ivan Jovanovic as the new manager of the national football team following the sacking of Dutch technician Bert van Marwijk. Jovanovic, 57, according to UAE FA chairman of the Transitional Committee Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi was chosen for the position for […]

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

Iran: Malaysia denounces US sanctions as unlawful

Malaysian Prime Minister Saturday branded US sanctions against Iran “violation of the UN Charter and the international law”, adding that his country has been affected by the sanctions. Speaking in Qatar during Doha Forum, Mahathir Mohamad said his country does not support “the re-imposition of the unilateral sanctions by the US against Iran.” ”Such sanctions […]

December 16th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »