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Stories written by Peter Mulvany

US Pentagon charges UAE for alleged funding for Russian mercenary company in Libya

The United Defense department, the Pentagon, has leveled charges against the United Arab Emirates, UAE, for its alleged financing of Wagner Group, a Russian security company currently present in Eastern Libya, Foreign Policy Magazine reports. The charges, the magazine notes, were leveled last week by the Pentagon’s Inspector General for counterterrorism operations in Africa in […]

December 2nd, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi Arabia opens air space for Israeli aircraft en route for UAE

Saudi Arabia has authorized Israeli airliners flying to the United Arab Emirates, UAE, to use its air space, reports say. The move, Israeli came after Jared Kushner, son-in-law and adviser to US leader Donald Trump, persuaded Riyadh following a request by Israel. The use of the Saudi airspace will cut into half the flight route […]

December 1st, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait’s GIC Gulf Insurance acquires French insurer AXA Gulf

French insurance giant AXA Group announced it has relinquished its Gulf region operations to GIC Gulf Insurance for $290 million as it moves to slim its activities. The transaction will enable GIC Gulf Insurance to take control of Axa Gulf and Axa Cooperative Insurance Company which focus largely on health and property insurance. Both of […]

November 30th, 2020 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Saudi telecom giant STC’s CEO steps down

Nasser Al-Nasser, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Saudi Telecom Co. (STC), the biggest mobile operator in the region, has resigned from the position after two years into the job. The board of directors of the company on Nov. 28 said Nasser has resigned citing personal reason. He will leave the company On March 28 next […]

November 30th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Russia, Iraq to boost military cooperation, new arm deals in the pipeline

Russia and Iraq Wednesday said they discussed military cooperation between the two countries with new arm deals in perspective during the next visit of the Iraqi defense minister to Moscow in the “foreseeable future”. Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov received his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein in Moscow. Lavrov following the talks indicated that Russia is […]

November 26th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Ethiopia: Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed rejects mediation attempts in Tigray as ultimatum ends

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s ultimatum comes to an end on Wednesday. Humanitarian and political leaders fear a bloodbath as the region is cut off from the world. Diplomats, international institutions and foreign powers are trying to encourage dialogue. But the Ethiopian government is still turning a deaf ear. It is a clear rejection that Abiy […]

November 26th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Popular Egyptian artist to stand trial for posing with Israeli celebrities in UAE

A popular Egyptian singer will stand trial next month following public backlash that ensued in the wake of the publication of photographs that revealed him mingling with several Israeli celebrities in the United Arab Emirates, UAE. Mohamed Ramadan, 32, one of Egypt and Arab world’s leading singers and actors will be in court on December […]

November 25th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar to host FIFA Club World Cup in February

FIFA, the world governing football body Tuesday said Qatar will host next year in February, Club World Cup, initially scheduled for December. “The FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020, which was originally scheduled for December, has been subject to the disruptive effect of the pandemic on the confederations’ continental club championships that serve as a […]

November 19th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Netanyahu to make historic visit to UAE next month

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to travel to the United Arab Emirates, UAE, next month, a landmark visit by an Israeli Prime Minister to the Gulf country. The visit according to Israeli media comes following an invitation by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Both leaders reportedly invited each other […]

November 17th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq executes 21 men condemned for terrorism

21 Iraqi men were executed by hanging Monday following their condemnation for terrorism, reports say citing security and medical sources. The men from various regions of the Middle East country, were hanged at Nasiriyah prison in Dhi Qar province, southern Iraq, The New Arab reports. They were convicted for terrorism under 2005 Counter-Terrorism Law. Some […]

November 17th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »