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Stories written by Peter Mulvany

Netflix brushes aside rumors of exit from Turkey

California-based media and tech service provider Netflix has denied rumors it is exiting Turkey after it came under attack over a controversial Turkish TV series to feature a gay character. The company in statement issued Monday re-assured its members that it is committed. Some Turkey have lambasted the streaming giant prior to the release of […]

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

Sudan’s army moves to launch legal actions against insulting activists, journalists

Sudan’s army has announced legal actions against journalists and activists for insults and accusations that have crossed the “bounds of patience”. The announcement made Saturday came following massive demonstrations in capital Khartoum last month against the ruling coalition over slow-paced reforms promised by the new administration formed last year. The army, which is part of […]

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

Qatar to host west region of 2020 Asian Champions League

Asian Football Confederation Thursday chose Qatar to host in a single tournament the west region of this year’s edition of the Asian Champions League affected the covid-19 pandemic. The host of the next World Cup in 2022 will the group games of through to the semi-finals rom September 14 to October 3, Sports Yahoo reports […]

July 16th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gunmen kill one Lebanese soldier in attacks on army positions

A Lebanese soldier was killed Monday after some gunmen opened fire on an army patrol and army positions in several areas across the Baalbek region, reports say. The military command neither revealed the identity of the attackers nor apprehended them but said number of armed (men) fired at a patrol belonging to the army and […]

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

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 Headlines,World News | 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 »