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Stories written by Kanelka Tagba

US installs outposts overlooking Turkish border in Kurdish-controlled northern Syria

The US has installed a number of observation posts overlooking the Turkish border in Kurdish-controlled parts of northern Syria, in a move that has antagonized Washington’s Nato ally, as it prepares for an offensive on its southern border. “The observation posts are being established in areas along the border where there is a potential for […]

December 11th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egyptian e-health startup receives $1m funding from IFC

Egyptian e-health startup Vezeeta has raised $1 million in additional funding from IFC to add up to $12 million in Series C financing. Started in 2015, Vezeeta provides patients with the ability to search, compare, book, and engage with over 10,000 doctors in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Lebanon. It also helps providers in hospitals […]

December 11th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Khashoggi Affairs: “We don’t extradite our citizens,” KSA responds to Turkey

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Sunday tossed to the bin the Turkey’s demand for the extradition of two top Saudi officials connected to the killing of Saudi dissent journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Oct. 02 after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul that day for some official papers. Istanbul’s chief prosecutor last week demanded […]

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

Kuwait: Aviation authority grounds Wataniya Airways

Kuwait aviation authorities have revoked the operation license of Wataniya Airways which was suspended for three months this year after the carrier left 1,500 passengers stranded in foreign airports following waves of flight cancellations, reports say. The Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGCA) spokesperson Saad Al Otaibi told local Arabic newspaper that the airline’s license […]

December 10th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iran: 10 suspects linked to suicide attack on police headquarters arrested

Iranian authorities have arrested 10 people allegedly in connection with Thursday suicide bomb attack on police headquarters in the port city of Chabahar in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan. In addition to four people arrested on the week-end, the number of suspects arrested in connection with the attack which killed two police officer and wounded […]

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

Gulf Crisis: Bahrain bashes Qatar over Emir’s absence at GCC summit

Bahrain Sunday criticized Qatar after the tiny gas-rich country’s ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani chose not to attend the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) hosted by Saudi Arabia who is leading the boycott against it. The regional bloc summit kicked off Sunday with the presence of all leaders of the member countries except Sheikh […]

December 10th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Khashoggi Affair: Turkey’s Chief Spy briefs US senators

Hakan Fidan, Head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT) has briefed members of the US senate about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed on Oct.02 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by a hit-man squad dispatched from Saudi Arabia; a key US ally in the Arab world.   Fidan travelled to the US […]

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

Pope to visit UAE in February 2019

Leader of the Catholic Church Pope Francis is planning to visit the United Arab emirates in February next year and is expected to preach inter-faith dialogue, the Vatican said in a statement on Thursday.   The religious leader, according to his office, will make the trip February 3-5 at the invitation of Abu Dhabi Crown […]

December 7th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: Car bombing attack on police headquarters in Chabahar kills at least 3 people

At least three people lost their lives Thursday in the Iranian southern port city of Chabahar after a car bombing targeted a police headquarters.  The port is located in Sistan-Balochestan province near the border with Pakistan. Three people were killed in the attack, according to Mohammad Hadi Mar’ashi, security aide to the governor of the […]

December 6th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Khashoggi Affair: Movie director Sean Penn in Turkey to shot documentary of journalist’s killing

US renowned Hollywood actor, director and two-times Oscar winner Sean Penn has arrived in Istanbul, Turkey, to shot a documentary about Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi who was murdered and dismembered in the Saudi  consulate on Oct.02, Turkish media Daily Sabah reports.  Sean Penn, known for his career as actor and now as director, arrived Wednesday […]

December 6th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »