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Stories written by Peter Mulvany

Bahrain welcomes first Israeli direct flight since normalization

Bahrain Wednesday welcomed the first ever direct flight from Israel, in sign of normalization between of the countries following September 15 official accord signed in Washington. An Israir Airlines Airbus A320 taking off from Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International Airport and landing at Bahrain International Airport after a nearly three-hour flight, Gulf Business reports citing flight […]

September 24th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Russia pledges military cooperation with Iran as UN arm embargo ends next month

Russia Tuesday pledged to boost military cooperation with Iran after UN arm embargo on the country comes to an end next month, reports say. “New opportunities will emerge in our cooperation with Iran after the special regime imposed by UN Security Council Resolution 2231 expires on October 18,” Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, told the […]

September 24th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

CNN launches first academy for journalists in Abu Dhabi

US news channel, CNN, has announced the launching of its journalism academy in Abu Dhabi with training set to start in January 2021. The five-week program will combine online learning sessions and in-person workshops, the channel said in a statement, Gulf Business reports. Applicants have until October 31 and must be above 21 years of […]

September 23rd, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Abu Dhabi scraps license requirement for alcohol consumers

The Emirati capital Abu Dhabi has removed the requirement for license for alcohol buyers and set minimum age at 21. A circular from Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism made public on September 15, said residents and tourists will be permitted to buy and possess alcohol from licensed retail shops and are allowed to […]

September 22nd, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Italy, UAE to launch InnovItalyUAE to boost cooperation

Italy and the UAE will launch September 30 InnovItalyUAE, an initiative to boost cooperation between the two countries covering several sectors including cybersecurity, space research, smart cities, life sciences, food technologies, renewable energy and circular economy. Khalifa University of Science and Technology and Dubai Future Foundation will be the Gulf country’s key agents in the […]

September 18th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Trump vows tough retaliation on Iran over alleged assassination plot on US envoy to South Africa

US President Donald Trump Monday vowed a response 1,000 times greater in magnitude” to Iran after reports alleged the Islamic Republic is plotting an assassination on US ambassador to South Africa, Lana Marks, to revenge killing top military general Qasem Soleimani early by the U.S. “According to press reports, Iran may be planning an assassination, […]

September 15th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Covid-19: Ethiopia inaugurated a factory to manufacture test kits

Ethiopia, which has 64,300 patients and more than a thousand deaths from Covid-19, has just inaugurated a factory to manufacture test kits made by a Chinese-Ethiopian company. This site should make it possible to strongly increase the number of tests in the country in order to contain the pandemic. Addis Ababa even plans to export […]

September 15th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

EU naval force thwarts UAE’s plot to carry fuel to ally Haftar in Libya in breach of UN arm embargo

EU naval forces tasked to enforce UN arm embargo in the Mediterranean has arrested a ship allegedly carrying fuel from UAE to Libyan rebel war lord Khalifa Haftar, reports say. The forces, Irini, in a statement said that a German frigate, supported by an Italian frigate, stopped the merchant vessel Royal Diamond 7 just after […]

September 12th, 2020 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Israel biggest bank eyes deals with UAE lenders as fruits of normalization agreement

Bank Hapoalim, Israel’s largest bank, is expecting to sign several deals with UAE’s lenders in a significant signal of cooperation between Israel and the Gulf country following their August agreements, Time of Israel reports. Dov Kotler, CEO of the Hapoalim, told the Associated Press that financial agreements would follow the signing of the pact at […]

September 10th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Turkey advises U.S to stop branding Hamas terrorist group

Turkey has called the U.S stop blacklisting “democratic” Palestinian movement Hamas for the sake of peace in the Middle East. “Declaring the legitimate representative of Hamas, who came to power after winning democratic elections in Gaza and is an important reality of the region, as a terrorist will not be of any contribution to efforts […]

August 27th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »