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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 »

UAE: Etihad plans 10 per cent pilot job cut

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad carrier is planning to suppress 10 per cent of pilot job positions on its 122 planes as part of the company’s restructuring scheme following close to $1.9 billion loss in 2016. The information received by regional business news website, Gulf Business, comes amid reports that the carrier asked pilots to take unpaid […]

January 25th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

UAE Expects Oil Price to Regain Balance in 2018

As oil prices rise to hit a four-year high of $70 a barrel, the UAE’s Energy minister Suhail al-Mazrouei expects the markets to stabilize after a dip that lasted since the end of the expensive oil era in 2014. He told CNBC that 2018 will be the year when a balance will be stricken between […]

January 12th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Egypt: Mubarak-era army commander to run for March elections

General Sami Anan, Chief of the army under Hosni Mubarak, announced he would bid for the top position in March Presidential elections. The announcement came just days after military comrade Ahmad Shafiq abandoned his presidential plans. Anan is proposed by his party, Arabism Egypt Party, which said Thursday that the ex-commander has nodded to the […]

January 12th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »