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UK: Saudi Arabia, Sudan not welcome at Labour Party Conference

The British Labour Party has refused to invite Saudi Arabia and Sudan to attend its season conference to take place end of this month. The party and its leader Jeremy Corbyn have criticized Prime Minister Theresa May and her cabinet for selling arms to Saudi Arabia. The party claims that the arms are being used […]

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

Egypt: Parliament called to probe alleged sale of Hajj visa by MPs

Several members of the Egyptian Parliament have called on the speaker to launch an investigation into claims by some citizens that they bought from some deputies annual Hajj visas offered to the Egyptian parliament by Saudi Arabia few months ago. The North African country is rocked by scandals after owners of some travel agencies organizing […]

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

Gulf Crisis: ‘US could withdraw military base if Qatar continues down Iran’s path’ US military veteran

US military officials attending Saudi-led bloc sponsored conference on Qatar, ‘Global Security & Stability Conference’ in London Thursday suggested that US could remove Al-Udeid air base if Doha continues dealing with Iran. “It would be hugely detrimental for Qatar to continue down the path that they’re going right now,” said Gen. Chuck Wald, former deputy […]

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

Yemen conflict: Iran claims KSA requesting Teheran’s mediation in talks with Houthis

Iran has announced that its regional rival Saudi Arabia has sought its mediation in the settlement of the Yemen conflict as the international coalition led by Saudi Arabia seeks to dialogue with Iran-backed Houthi rebels. “After years of war, Saudi Arabia reached the conclusion that war cannot be a solution to the crisis,” Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, […]

September 15th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Doha Bank in UAE begins staff cutting as spat continues

Qatar’s Doha Bank operating in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has started downsizing staff as the diplomatic spat between the emirate and its regional neighbors continues and looks to head on. The bank is the fifth largest lender of the small rich monarchy. According to sources familiar with the situation, 10 jobs have been cut […]

September 15th, 2017 | Posted in Finance,Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

WB loans Tunisia $60 million earmarked for youth employment

The World Bank (WB) announced Tuesday it granted Tunisia a $60 million that will be used to back underprivileged youths and incite entrepreneurship among the country’s youngsters living in economically poor parts of the North African country. Directed to youths living in centre-West, North-West, South, Sfax governorate and Manouba in Greater Tunis, the loan is […]

September 14th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Rome Rekindles Ties with Cairo, Sends Envoy Back

Italy Wednesday dispatched a new envoy to Egypt more than a year after it recalled its ambassador to protest Cairo’s slowness in establishing truth about the death of Italian PhD student Giulio Regeni. The new envoy, Giampaolo Cantini, landed in the Egyptian capital on Wednesday, according Cairo airport officials. Rome last year in a fit […]

September 14th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Arab League meeting turns into words showdown

The Arab League meeting on Tuesday in Cairo was overtaken by the Gulf crisis as the Qatari delegates and the delegates of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt traded accusations. The meeting in the Egyptian capital kicked off with a direct rebuke addressed to the Saudi-led quartet by Qatar’s Foreign Minister of […]

September 13th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Egypt: Cairo canvasses for UNESCO Director-General post

Egypt has begun campaigning for its candidate for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General post, Moushira Khattab. Moushira Khattab is a human rights activist and former Minister of Family & Population and former ambassador. Khattab boasts a large experience in the UN system. She was confirmed country’s candidate last year by the […]

September 13th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Palestine-Israel: Hamas lauds cancellation of Africa-Israel summit

Hamas, the ruler of Gaza Strip, Monday welcomed decision by Togo to cancel October-scheduled conference between African countries and Israel saying that the move is “a victory for humanitarian values and its defenders.” The West African country, embroiled in political crisis, announced it was postponing sine die the event that was to take place in […]

September 12th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

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