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Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, ‘Hell on Earth’ UN says

The Syrian regime has unleashed its fury on civilians in eastern Ghouta firing rockets and barrel killing dozens. On the fourth day of the intense attack, the UN and aid agencies have urged a cessation of fighting in order to enable aid to be delivered to the besieged population. The civilian death toll to more […]

February 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: Attack blamed on IS kills three LNA forces

The Libyan National Army (LNA) opposed to the UN-backed Presidential Council has confirmed the death of three of its forces in a car bomb attack blamed on the Islamic State group (IS). The attack was carried out by a jeep fitted with a bomb, which targeted members of the 127th Infantry Brigade that was part […]

February 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait: Turkey-based Limak Holding wins bid for construction of KIA new terminal

Kuwait has assigned to Turkey-based Limak Holding the construction of Kuwait International Airport (KIA) new passenger terminal II meant to boost the airport capacity, Trade Arabia reports. Limak Holding will carry out the project with Kharafi National, a local Kuwaiti construction company, that was part of the Turkish company’s bid. The team won after bidding […]

February 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar, Chad Restore Diplomatic Ties

Qatar and Chad have decided to restore their diplomatic relations that were severed in August after the start of a Saudi-led blockade against Qatar. Qatar’s foreign ministry spokesperson, Lolwah al-Khater, said that both countries would return their ambassadors with immediate effect. The revival of diplomatic ties between Chad and Qatar is indicative of a waning […]

February 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar’s Commercial bank to pull out of Abu Dhabi-based UAB

Qatar’s third largest bank by assets, Commercial Bank, will soon make public the handover its 40 per cent stakes in Abu Dhabi-listed United Arab Bank (UAB) to Tabarak Investment, also based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in a deal anonymous sources say could be on record in the coming months. “The parties have agreed […]

February 21st, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkish, Syrian Soldiers Face Off in Kurdish-held Afrin

Turkey has shelled pro-Syrian government forces as they entered the city of Afrin in support of the Kurdish SDF militia. The Turkish bombing of Syrian regime fighters marks another escalation in the Syrian war, which has turned to a series of proxy wars pitting regional powers against each other: Turkey vs Kurds, Regime vs rebels, […]

February 21st, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq: ISIS Kills 27 Iraqi Shia Fighters

ISIS claimed responsibility for a deadly attack that took the lives of 27 pro-government militia fighters near the northern Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk. ISIS members, disguised as soldiers, set an ambush to the Popular Mobilization Units, two months after the government announced full victory over the terrorist group. The PMU, an independent military force […]

February 21st, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

 Manila adamant to repatriate its illegal workers from Kuwait

Philippines authorities have announced they are looking to repatriate all their nationals living illegally in Kuwait, which has extended amnesty for residency violators. The ambassador of the Asian country to Kuwait told Kuwait Times that the mission has been receiving applications from hundreds of Filipinos seeking to return home voluntarily. “We have applications pouring every […]

February 21st, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Emirates, Arsenal extend partnership for five more years

Dubai-based airline Emirates and London-based Premier League club Arsenal have extended their partnership, giving the Emirati airline the opportunity to continue promoting its brand on the club’s shirt for five more years for a deal estimated at $280 million. The new deal signed by Arsenal Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis and Emirates President Sir Tim Clark […]

February 20th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: clashes with Sufi sect fellows leave three policemen killed

Three police agents died Monday in clashes with members of the Gonabadi Dervishes sect, accused by authorities of disrupting order. The clashes, according to online video footage, took place in the northern part of capital Tehran after members of the religious order gathered to demand release of some members of the sect. The three police […]

February 20th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »