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UAE responds to Turkey: Turkish base in Qatar destabilizes region

A top Emirati official has slammed Turkish President Erdogan’s remark that Turkish military base in Qatar has contributed to the stability of the Gulf region. “The Turkish military presence in the Arab Gulf is an emergency,” Anwar Gargash, the UAE’s state minister for foreign affairs, said on Twitter on Saturday. “It reinforces polarization, and it […]

October 12th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran releases prominent rights activist charged for plotting to harm national security

Narges Mohammadi, an Iranian prominent human rights activist, was freed Wednesday after serving 8 years in prison following conviction on plotting to harm the security of the Islamic republic, reports say. Mohammadi, according to judiciary official Sadegh Niaraki, sentenced to 10 years in 2016 and is released based on a law that allows a prison […]

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

Japanese Sumitomo to open pigtail cables production factory in Egypt

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, a division of the Japanese Sumitomo Group, will launch in December a new factory to produce pigtail cables for used in cars to supply the Egyptian local market and to export to Europe, Arab Finance reports. The factory, the third by the Japanese company, will require around $63 million and will generate […]

October 7th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar doubles downs on bid to host 2030 Asian Games

Qatar Monday made bid to host the 2030 Asian Games a “national priority” despite competition from regional power house and former ally Saudi Arabia. The organizing committee of the Asian Games has validated the tiny Gulf country’s bid to host the games for the second time in history. Qatar hosted the event 2006. “Doha 2030 […]

October 6th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Two ISIS militants rounded up in Baghdad

security forces Sunday arrested two militants of the Islamic state group (ISIS) who have taken part in several attacks against the armed forces and civilians, reports say. The interior ministry in a statement said one of the militants was responsible for the group’s intelligence unit in the western city of Fallujah. The Iraqi army is […]

October 5th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Bahrain halts flights to destinations flagged covid-19 risky

Bahrain has temporarily suspended flights to a number of destinations judged risky as part of the Gulf country’s efforts to stem the spread of covid-19 pandemic. The Undersecretary for Civil Aviation Affairs at the Ministry of Telecommunications Mohammed Thamer Al-Kaabi, reports say, indicated that the temporary suspension had been recommended by the National Taskforce for […]

October 5th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Sudan: Khartoum said it is under internal and external strong pressure to accept normalization with Israel

The normalization with Israel, desired by the United States before next November, the date of the presidential election, is not materializing in Sudan. Neither the visit of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Khartoum last August, nor last week’s discussions in Abu Dhabi with U.S. officials have proven fruitful. The Sudanese authorities say they […]

October 2nd, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

European Investment Bank poised to finance over quarter of wastewater project in Egypt

The European Investment Bank, EIB, has said it plans to invest €78 million into expansion of Helwan Wastewater Treatment Plant in Egypt valued at € 200 million, Arab Finance reports. The lender in a statement, the online media notes, is expected to enhance the public health situation in Helwan district by improving water quality and […]

October 1st, 2020 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Egypt loans national carrier EgyptAir $191m to finance external debt

Egypt has approved a financing request of EGP 3 billion (about $191 million) by national carrier EgyptAir to be used to pay external debt, reports say. The Central Bank of Egypt will release the funds in form of loan, state-run Ahram online reports. EgyptAir, which resumed flying from July 1st after several months of hiatus […]

September 30th, 2020 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Diaa Sabia makes history to become first ever Israeli footballer to sign in Arab league

Dubai-based Al Nasr soccer team has signed Diaa Sabia, the first Israeli player to sign for an Arab club, as fruit of normalization between the Gulf country and Israel. 27-year old attacking midfielder signed a two-year contract deal, the Emirati club announced on Twitter. Sabia is joining his new team from China where he signed […]

September 29th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »