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Iraq: US & Iran lick wounds after Sadr’s surprise win

The US and its Middle East rival Iran have begun wondering about their future roles in Iraq following the stunning win of Shia Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who is opposed to both powers and who promised to end their influence. Sadr’s Alliance of Revolutionaries for Reform coalition (Saairun) has emerged as leading party in May 12 […]

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

Egypt-Japan: Mitsubishi Hitachi to rehabilitate Cairo power station

Japan’s Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) has won the contract to renew Cairo West natural gas and heavy fuel oil-fired thermal power plant. The contract is awarded by Egypt’s Cairo Electricity Production Company (CEPC) for the rehabilitation of the power station, which is made of four existing power generation boilers with a rated output […]

May 16th, 2018 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Four killed in plane crash

A light aircraft belonging to the kingdom’s wild life Authority crashed north of the country Tuesday killing all the people onboard. The crash, according to Aviation Investigations Bureau (AIB), took place in Tabuk region. The plane, a single-engine aircraft is made by US manufacturer Maule Air and belonged to the kingdom’s Wild Life Authority. It […]

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

Palestine: Erdogan rejects Israel’s categorization of Hamas as terrorist group

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Tuesday slammed Israel as he refuted the Jewish state’s reference to Hamas as terrorist group arguing that the Islamist movement ruling the “world’s open prison” defends Palestinian homeland against an occupying power. “Hamas is not a terrorist organization and Palestinians are not terrorists. It is a resistance movement that defends […]

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

Kuwait: VAT implementation delayed to 2021

Kuwait is postponing the implementation of Value Added Tax (VAT) to 2021 as authorities prefer for the time being to speed up the selective tax procedures on selected commodities such as tobacco, energy drinks and soft drinks. Unlike its neighbors, Kuwait has decided not to apply the regional 5 per cent taxes on services and […]

May 15th, 2018 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Palestine/Israel: Over 60 Palestinians killed as US relocates embassy

Israeli forces killed Monday more than 60 Palestinians near Gaza border with Israel as protests against the transfer of US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem erupted. Sixty-two Palestinians were killed on Monday in the deadliest day in the besieged territory since 2014 war, reported the Kuwaiti news agency Kuna. It was the highest Palestinian […]

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

Libya: Remains of Egyptian Coptic Christians killed by IS sent back home

A Libyan security official aligned with UN-backed government announced Monday repatriation of the remains of Egyptian Coptic Christians beheaded in February 2015 in the city of Sirte after their capture by the Islamic State group (ISIS). ISIS in 2015 shocked the world after it posted a video footage showing 20 Egyptian Coptic Christians being beheaded […]

May 15th, 2018 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

King Mohammed VI Warns against Serious Consequences of Undermining Al Quds Legal Status

King Mohammed VI, chairperson of Al Quds Committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, has warned the international community against the dangerous fallout of the decision of US president Donald Trump to recognize Al Quds as capital of Israel and move its embassy to this city. In a message addressed to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, […]

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

Jerusalem: Al Qaeda chief calls for attacks against US over Embassy move

The Egyptian leader of Al Qaeda terror group has called on followers to wage Jihad against the United States over President Donald Trump’s decision to transfer the US embassy to the disputed city of Jerusalem; a move, which, he argued, has killed Palestinians’ last hope of negotiations. Ayman al-Zawahiri who replaced the group’s founder Osama […]

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

Nuclear Deal: Germany admits difficulty in protecting its companies against fallout of US sanctions on Iran

Berlin Sunday pointed out it would be tough for the European Union powerhouse to protect its companies doing business with Iran against any fallout of the US sanctions on the Islamic Republic. President Donald Trump withdrew the US out of the nuclear pact signed in 2015 between Iran, World powers and Germany and announced his […]

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