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Stories written by Peter Mulvany

Gulf Crisis: UAE youth team quits AFC competition not to play against Qatari rival

United Arab Emirates football association (UAEFA) has pulled out of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-16 Championship Malaysia 2018 Qualifiers after their request not to play against Qatar was rejected. Qatar, UAE, Yemen and Bangladesh feature in the same group for the qualifiers. Doha is host of the group matches. The Emirati team Wednesday failed to […]

September 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iran Pledges to Continue Adherence to Nuclear Pact

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pledged that his country would continue adherence to the nuclear pact, while denouncing those seeking to rip it apart, a clear allusion to the Trump’s administration. “I declare before you that the Islamic Republic of Iran will not be the first country to violate the agreement, but it will respond decisively […]

September 20th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

EU Gives UNICEF an additional €90 million, Turkey €838 million to support Syrian refugees

The European Union announced Tuesday it is giving the UN Children’s Fund an additional €90 million to help UNICEF to provide critical services and support to Syrian refugee and host community children and young people in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. The additional EU funding was signed by EU Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement […]

September 20th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

2018 Academy Awards: Moroccan movie “Razzia” Among Contenders in Foreign Language Category

Morocco’s movie “Razzia” of Nabil Ayouch has been selected as candidate in the foreign-language category of the 2018 Academy Awards. The film was picked up by an independent commission set up by Moroccan Cinema Center (CCM). This commission is made of writers, directors, producers, distributors, plus a representative of the CCM. Last June, Ayouch became […]

September 18th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Africa-Israel Summit: ‘Jerusalem won despite summit cancellation’ – Foreign Ministry

Israel’s foreign ministry director-general has played down cancellation of the Togo Africa-Israel summit arguing that Israel has proved that it is making headway into the African continent as he points at Arab pressure behind the event scrapping. Togo this week informed Israel that it was postponing sine-die the October 23-27 event for “elaborate preparations”. Yuval […]

September 14th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Israeli Occupation Results in Human Cost, Economic Potential Loss, UNCTAD

A report released Tuesday by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) highlighted the impact of loss of land and resources to Palestinian economy because of the continued Israeli occupation. Agricultural output in the Occupied Palestinian Territory decreased by 11 per cent and the sector’s gross domestic product (GDP) share fell 0.5 per […]

September 13th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Netanyahu claims Israel’s cooperation with Arab countries is “unprecedented”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu boasted Tuesday that Israel’s cooperation with Arab countries has reached an unprecedented level and is stronger than ever. “Things that are happening today between Israel and the Arab world are unprecedented. Cooperation on a wide range of issues are occurring behind the scenes, more than at any time in Israel’s […]

September 6th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Tunisia: Islamist lawmaker vows to take Saudi al Arabiya to court over false news

Mohammed Frikha, member of Ennahdha Movement in the Tunisian parliament has pledged to sue Saudi Arabia’s media Al Arabiya for false news and accusations for “transporting terrorists” to Syria. The Tunisian lawmaker, a businessman and owner of private airline “Syphax”, has stood against the media following the broadcast on August 26 of a documentary called […]

August 30th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: 56 individuals blacklisted for terrorism

Egypt’s top criminal court has put 56 people, mostly members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, on the terror list for “harming national economy and public security”. The defendants, involved in a 2015 case, include Muslim Brotherhood business tycoon Hassan Malek. The court ruling demanded their assets be frozen and passports cancelled. They have been also […]

August 30th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Doha gives 72 hours to Chadian diplomats to leave in counter move

The Qatari embassy in Ndjamena was closed on Wednesday (August 23) and Qatari diplomats were given 10 days to leave Chad and the following day, Qatar announced the closure of the Chadian diplomatic mission in Doha giving 72 hours to its occupants to leave. N’Djamena busted ties with the Gulf Emirate it accuses of seeking […]

August 25th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »