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Kuwaiti citizens, residents allowed to travel to and from Gulf country from August 1

Kuwaitis and residents in the Gulf country can travel in and out from August 1, the government has announced. The decision however excludes residents hailing from Bangladesh, Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Iran, Nepal. The Gulf Arab country was the first country in the region, in March, to halt international commercial flights as part of […]

July 30th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,Uncategorized,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Ousted Mubarak dies 9 years after revolution

Fromer Egyptian autocratic leader Hosni Mubarak died this Tuesday at the age of 91, nine years after a revolution flashed him out of power. State TV announced the death of the man who ruled Egypt for 30 years, without revealing the causes of the demise. The family of the Kafr El Meselha-born had announced a […]

February 25th, 2020 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Turkey-Syria: Civilians ‘must not be a target’, UN Agencies

The scale-up in military operations in north-east Syria has forced tens of thousands of civilians to seek safety, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Thursday, one day after Turkey launched airstrikes and a ground offensive across the border. UNHCR is calling on all sides to respect international human rights law, which includes providing access […]

October 10th, 2019 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

UN Secretary General to Set up Board of Inquiry in Northwest Syria

The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced on Thursday that he would establish an internal UN Headquarters Board of Inquiry to investigate a series of incidents that have occurred in northwest Syria since last September, when Russia and Turkey signed the Memorandum on Stabilization of the Situation in the Idlib De-escalation Area. According to his spokesperson, […]

August 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Syria: Trump blames YPG ally for selling oil to Iran

US President Donald Trump has is not thrilled about Kurds Syrian allies YPG after it transpired that the militia group has been selling oil U.S. Middle East rival Iran which has been under US sanctions. “The Kurds, our partners, are selling oil to Iran. We are not thrilled about that. I’m not happy about it […]

January 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Turkey: Trump considering Erdogan’s invitation to visit Ankara- White House

The White House Monday said President Donald Trump is open for a future meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan who extended him an invitation to visit Ankara as ties between the two NATO allies warm again following few years of frost relations. “President Erdogan invited President Trump to visit Turkey in 2019. While […]

December 26th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

13 Arab countries oppose Australia’s prospect to move embassy to Jerusalem

Ambassadors of 13 Arab countries have gathered Tuesday in the Australian capital Canberra to voice their concerns over consideration by the government of Prime Minister Scott Morrison to move the country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a move that will recognize the city as Israel’s capital. The meeting agreed to send a letter of […]

October 16th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Affair Khashoggi: King Salman holds telephone conversation with Turkey’s Erdogan

King Salman of Saudi Arabia and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Sunday exchanged over the telephone views on the situation of missing Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, who has vanished since entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. A source at the Turkish Presidency told state-run news agency Anadolu that Erdogan stressed the need […]

October 15th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Ceasefire agreement reached in Libyan capital, UN mission announces

An agreement on a ceasefire in Tripoli has been reached under the auspices of Ghassan Salame, the top United Nations official in Libya, the Organization’s Support Mission in the country, UNSMIL, has announced. According to a tweet posted on the Mission’s official Twitter account, the agreement aims to “end all hostilities, protect civilians, safeguard public […]

September 5th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Qataris declared persona non grata in Bahrain

Bahrain has suspended issuance of entry visas for Qataris and will bar citizens of the tiny Gulf country to enter the kingdom as the diplomatic crisis in the region drags on. Bahraini authorities have decided to expel Qatari students in the kingdom though they possess valid visas, reports say. Authorities will also stop issuing visas […]

August 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »