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China’s Huawei to help provide 5G to KSA

China’s global telecommunication company Huawei will provide its expertise to provide Saudi Arabia with 5G after the kingdom’s telecom entity ties up with the Chinese giant on a five-year plan. The plan dubbed Network 2023 will enable Huawei “to assist Mobily with its 4.5G to 5G evolution, and its target network planning (including spectrum and […]

October 18th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE: Mexico waives visa for Emiratis

Emiratis will no longer need a visa to travel to Mexico after the Central American country removed visa requirements. An agreement signed this week between the two countries exempt citizens of both countries with regular UAE and Mexican passports from visa requirements. UAE ambassador to Mexico Ahmed Hatem Al Menhali signed the agreement on behalf […]

October 17th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey: Gulen’s U.S.-based organization foils attack on compound

Turkish U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen’s organization Wednesday said it thwarted an attack by an armed man who tried to sneak inside the organization’s compound in the US. Alliance for Shared Values said its retreat center in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, received the visit of an armed, but a guard managed to shoo him away. “A guard reacted […]

October 4th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Ankara dismisses US reports Ebru Ozkan’s release tied to US Pastor’s freedom

A Turkish official has rejected US reports that Israel’s decision to release Turkish tourist Ebru Ozkan this month was influenced by President Donald Trump who tied the Turkish national’s freedom to that of American Pastor, Andrew Brunson who is under house arrest in Turkey. Ebru Ozkan was deported to Turkey July 16 one week after […]

July 30th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: 28-member group referred to criminal court for plotting to overthrow government

A group of 28 individuals has been referred to a criminal court after being accused for plotting to topple the current government. The men, according Chief prosecutor Nabil Sadek, formed an illegal group called “The Egyptian Council for Change,” to incite against the state and its institutions. They are also accused of spreading false news […]

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

Security Council urged to prevent ‘uncontrollable escalation’ in Syria

UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, on Monday briefed the emergency Security Council meeting following reports of a chemical weapons attack in Syria over the weekend. The recent escalating violence across Syria, including allegations of chemical weapons use in a Damascus suburb, could have consequences so devastating they are “difficult to even imagine,” […]

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

Syria: situation in Afrin deeply alarming – UN

The situation in the northwestern Syrian town of Afrin is deeply alarming as dozens of children have been killed since fighting began in the city, where people are under bombardment, hospitals have been shut down and water supplies cut off, the United Nations has reported. Along with Eastern Ghouta, the Kurdish-held town is now among […]

March 17th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey rejects EP’s anti-Afrin operation motion as ‘one-sided’

Turkey on Friday criticized a European Parliament motion urging Turkey to withdraw from Afrin and to stop its ongoing operation in the Syrian district saying the motion is biased In a written statement, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said that with the motion, the European Parliament once again showed its one-sided views. The statement said that […]

March 16th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran-backed militia groups officially join Iraqi army

Iran-backed Shia militia groups operating under the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) will be officially included in the Iraqi security services. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi issued a decree on Thursday giving the Iran-backed militia groups the same rights as members of the military. The Iraqi Prime Minister’s decision will allow the 40 paramilitary militia groups to […]

March 9th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: Italian Salini Impregilo wins housing project worth $1.3 bn

The Italian giant Salini Impregilo group will be building the 6,000 villas-project commissioned by the Saudi powerful National Guard in a deal that has been estimated at $1.3 billion. Salini Impregilo, which boasts a global expertise in construction and civil engineering, will also build a 160-km road running through the project area estimated at around […]

February 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »