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U.S. welcomes Saudi Arabia’s $100-million pledge for Syria’s reconstruction

Washington has welcomed Saudi Arabia’s pledged $100 million investment in Syria to reconstruct parts of the civil war-hit country freed from the Islamic State group (ISIS). “This significant contribution is critical to stabilization and early recovery efforts and comes at an important time in the campaign,” the State Department said in a statement. “Stabilization and […]

August 17th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey: U.S. doubles down with sanctions over fate of detained Pastor

The United States is planning to impose on Turkey fresh sanctions should Turkish authorities not release the detained American Pastor that President Donald Trump qualified as a “great patriot hostage”. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in a meeting with President Trump indicated that his department has prepared additional punishment if Turkish authorities hold on to their […]

August 17th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait: IOC lifts ban ahead of Asian games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thursday announced it has lifted provisionally the ban it imposed on Kuwait three years ago over a sport law it deemed obstructs the work of the local Olympic committee. “In the interest of Kuwaiti athletes and as a gesture of goodwill to recognize the progress accomplished, the IOC Executive Board […]

August 17th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Suspected subside bomber wearing explosive belt arrested

Saudi security forces have rounded up a suspected terrorist wearing a bomb belt Al-Bukhariya city, in the center of the kingdom, the interior ministry told media on Thursday. The man, according to the ministry was arrested in the aftermath of a shootout with security forces in al-Bukhariya city. The ministry did not say when the […]

August 16th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Nuclear deal: Khamenei admits mistakes for negotiation with U.S.

Iran’s top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has admitted he made a mistake when he allowed the country’s foreign minister to enter into negotiations with the U.S. that paved the way to the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. “With the issue of nuclear negotiations, I made a mistake in permitting our foreign minister to speak […]

August 16th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey: Qatar pump $15bn in banks, falling lira bounces back

Turkey’s economy has received a boost in its ongoing meltdown after Qatar announced investment of $15 billion into the bank and financial sector. Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Ankara Wednesday during a visit meant to demonstrate the depth of Qatar-Turkey relations, Doha said. Qatar signed […]

August 16th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Tunisia, Maghreb’s trailblazer in equal inheritance rights

Tunisia will soon become the first country in North Africa to grant women and men equal inheritance rights after a long debate. Despite protests from thousands of people objecting to any challenge to Islamic law, Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi promised he will submit a bill to parliament granting women and men equal inheritance rights, […]

August 15th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UNICEF appeals for end to ‘war on children’ in Syria, Yemen

Attacks against children caught in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen must stop, the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, appealed on Monday. In a tightly worded statement, UNICEF pointed out that since Sunday, 28 children were reported killed in Idlib and western Aleppo, located in northern Syria. The death toll included an entire family of seven, […]

August 15th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE: Up to 25-year prison sentence for launching websites promoting terrorism

President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan issued a new decree bringing prison sentences up to 25 years in prison for the promotion of terrorism via websites and up to five year in jail for inciting hate online. The amendments brought to the country’s cybercrime law toughen authorities’ stance on […]

August 14th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Israel: Three workers die at construction sites

Three workers, two Palestinians and a Chinese, died Monday at different constructions sites in Israeli, bringing the death toll to 27 so far this year. Two Palestinians from the occupied West bank fell on Monday morning from scaffolding on the 15th floor of a site in the town of Rosh Ha’ayin. The police, according to […]

August 14th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »