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Stories written by Peter Mulvany

Lebanese TV Show host to stand trial in October after insulting Turkey’s President

A Lebanese TV show host is due to stand a trial in October after he insulted Turkey and its leader that he referred to as “evil”. Neshan Der Haroutiounian has come under fired after he made insulting remarks about Turkey and its President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, The New Arab reports. Der Haroutiounian underlined his remarks […]

July 13th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Sudan reopens airports for flights from Turkey, UAE & Egypt

Sudan Thursday said it has re-opened Khartoum international airport for flights from UAE, Turkey and Egypt, after a four-month hiatus owing to covid-19 pandemic. Ibrahim Adlan, the general director of Sudan’s Civil Aviation Authority, said air traffic has partially resumed as of today for flights from Turkey, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Anadolu […]

July 10th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Pro Hezbollah supporters stage protest in Beirut against US top military envoy’s visit

Hundreds of Hezbollah supporters demonstrated Wednesday in capital Beirut to denounce the visit a top US military commander, The New Arab reports. The protestors occupied the road to leading to Beirut international airport as the US Central Command chief Kenneth F McKenzie arrived in Lebanese capital for a one-day visit. The trip according to the […]

July 9th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gaza to dispatch medical team to West Bank to help fight covid-19

Authorities in enclaved Palestinian territory of Gaza have decided to send a squad of medical doctors to the West Bank to help in the fight against the covid-19 pandemic. Deputy Health Minister in Gaza Dr Yousef Abu Al-Rish made the announcement in a press release. “A well-qualified team of physicians are preparing to travel to […]

July 8th, 2020 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

EU wields Israel boycott if Tel Aviv goes ahead with annexation plan

The European Union, UE, will boycott Israel if it presses ahead with the annexation of the West Bank, the Jewish country’s foreign minister Gabi Ashkenazi warned Sunday. Ashkenazi reportedly indicated the EU has discussed punishing action against Israel if it goes ahead with annexation, noting that the punishment could include a halt of foreign ministers’ […]

July 6th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

SMBC Nikko Securities to open branch in Abu Dhabi in line with expansion plan

SMBC Nikko Securities Inc., the security agency of Japan’s second largest bank, will open new branches around the world including Abu Dhabi, as part of expansion plans. The move according to company’s President Yuichiro Kondo is subject to regulatory approval. “Overall, we are on the offensive,” he said in an interview with Bloomberg. “Tough times […]

July 2nd, 2020 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

UN Security Council seats for a meeting over Renaissance Dam

It is a crucial meeting that will be held on Monday 29 June at the UN Security Council with the thorny issue of the Renaissance dam, built on the Nile by Ethiopia, on the table. The meeting was called by the United States on behalf of Egypt. Egypt and Sudan fear for their water resources. […]

June 28th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

British Airways to resume direct flight to Dubai from July 17

UK’s national carrier, British airways will resume long-haul flight to Dubai from July 17 as air travel I industry is gradually bouncing back. “Our current schedules show the LHR to DXB route will operate every other day from the 17th, and then daily from August 1,” a spokesperson for the airline told The National. The […]

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

Kuwaiti parliament extends suspension after coffee attendant tested positive for covid-19

Kuwait’s parliament has further extended the self-quarantine of its members for ten more days after a coffee boy tested positive for novel covid-19, Gulf News reports. The attendant, an expat who serves drinks to the lawmakers tested positive for the virus and the ministry of health urged the parliament members who had been in contact […]

June 25th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

GNA scorns Arab league meeting of foreign affairs minister on Libya

The foreign minister of UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has said he will not attend an Arab league meeting of foreign ministers on Libya arguing that the GNA was not consulted. Taher Siala, reports say, told the PanArab organization’s executive council that this planned meeting would “deepen the rift” between Arab governments on the […]

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