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Algeria’s Lebanon-based Sonatrach subsidiary mired corruption and adulterated fuel

A court in Lebanon has ordered the arrest of 17 people including the Chief of Sonatrach Petroleum (SPC); a subsidiary of Algeria’s state-run oil company, on corruption and supply of adulterated fuel charges, reports say. Judge Ghada Aoun, prosecutor at Mont-Liban court of appeal, ordered the arrest after state-run Electricity of Lebanon (EDL) lodged early […]

April 28th, 2020 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Turkey gets $100m-loan from World Bank to cope with covid-19

The World Bank has rubber-stamped a $100 million-loan to assist Turkey in the fight against covid-19 which has infected 112,261 according to health ministry figures. “The project is part of the World Bank’s $14 billion global Fast Track Facility announced on April 2,” the bank said in a statement on Friday. “The funding will strengthen […]

April 28th, 2020 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Clash with security forces in Dhi-Qar province leaves 7 Iraqis wounded

Seven Iraqi were injured early Monday in flare-up with security forces in Dhi-Qar governorate used live rounds to disperse protestors, Anadolu news agency reports. A senior office from the interior ministry told the agency security forces were compelled to use live bullets as tensions between the demonstrators and security forces escalated in the town Al-Rifai. […]

April 27th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines | Read More »

Doha, Riyadh in tight race to host 2030 Asian Games

Qatar and Saudi Arabia have found themselves in another confrontation as capitals of both rivals are have been selected as sole bidders for 2030 Asian Games, The New Arab reports. Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Thursday confirmed Doha and Riyadh as the only candidates for Asian Games and the winner will be announced on November […]

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

Trump orders navy to neutralize Iranian gunboats harassing US vessels

US President Donald Trump Wednesday said he instructed US navy in Persian Gulf to shoot and destroy any Iranian gunboats found harassing US ships. Trump made the remark on Tweeter amid renewed tension between the Islamic Republic and its global arch foe after Iran Wednesday said it successfully put its first military satellite into orbit. […]

April 23rd, 2020 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Turkey imposes four-day lockdown to curb covid-19 contamination

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan Monday announced a four-day lockdown across 31 cities from Thursday as the country grapples with increasing number of contamination from covid-19. The Turkish leader, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) reports, after a cabinet meeting said the lockdown would be longer this time due to a national holiday that falls on Thursday, adding […]

April 21st, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Jordan’s national carrier mulls request for tax breaks after June to cope with coronavirus lockdown adverse effects

Jordan’s national flag airline has enough cash to keep head over water until June but will apply for government tax break to address adverse effects of the lockdown imposed by authorities to curb the spread of the novel covid-19 disease, the airline’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has said. “I don’t think it’s time to talk […]

April 20th, 2020 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Factories in locked down Gaza produce masks for Europe to address covid-19

Sewing factories are producing protection masks for local and international markets including Europe amid the coronavirus pandemic, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) reports. One of the factories administrator, Abdullah Shehadeh from Hasco sewing factory, reportedly said 40 workers have at work to meet demands. They are doing this to help people in Europe and support their […]

April 20th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Opec signs check worth $1bn to help fight covid-19 developing countries

The global oil cartel, OPEC, has approved the allocation of $1 billion to support developing countries in their fight against novel covid-19 disease, reports say. The aid to release by the organization’s Fund for International Development (OFID) will be deployed in the form of Opec Fund public, private and trade finance loans and aims at […]

April 17th, 2020 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

ISIS kills police officer in Kirkuk province

The Islamic State group, ISIS, staged an attack early Monday in Kirkuk province and killed one police officer, Anadolu reports citing an official of internal security in the province. Afrasyav Kamil in statement reportedly indicated the terror group targeted a federal police observation post, near Mansuriyah al-Jabal village in south of the province. The attack […]

April 14th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »