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Palestine: UN rejects US-drafted resolution condemning Hamas

The Unites States Thursday failed to garner decisive support at the UN to condemn Gaza ruler Hamas for firing rockets on Israel after a draft resolution championed by the US diplomat missed the target of two-thirds of the General assembly members. The UN-sponsored draft resolution received the backing of 83 countries, including the European Union […]

December 7th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Pope to visit UAE in February 2019

Leader of the Catholic Church Pope Francis is planning to visit the United Arab emirates in February next year and is expected to preach inter-faith dialogue, the Vatican said in a statement on Thursday.   The religious leader, according to his office, will make the trip February 3-5 at the invitation of Abu Dhabi Crown […]

December 7th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen war: UN chief urges good faith as ‘milestone’ talks get underway in Sweden

Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed the consultations underway in Sweden between the two Yemeni warring sides and urged the parties to make progress “by exercising flexibility and engaging in good faith and without pre-conditions”.    “The Secretary-General appeals to the warring parties to continue the de-escalation in Hudaydah and explore other measures to mitigate the life […]

December 7th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Sahara: Geneva round table ends with rendez-vous for a new meeting early 2019

The delegations representing Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and the Polisario which held an initial round table on the Moroccan Sahara issue in Geneva December 5-6, at the invitation of the UN envoy Horst Köhler, decided to meet again in the course of the first quarter of 2019. The joint statement issued after the first Geneva round […]

December 6th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: Car bombing attack on police headquarters in Chabahar kills at least 3 people

At least three people lost their lives Thursday in the Iranian southern port city of Chabahar after a car bombing targeted a police headquarters.  The port is located in Sistan-Balochestan province near the border with Pakistan. Three people were killed in the attack, according to Mohammad Hadi Mar’ashi, security aide to the governor of the […]

December 6th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Khashoggi Affair: Movie director Sean Penn in Turkey to shot documentary of journalist’s killing

US renowned Hollywood actor, director and two-times Oscar winner Sean Penn has arrived in Istanbul, Turkey, to shot a documentary about Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi who was murdered and dismembered in the Saudi  consulate on Oct.02, Turkish media Daily Sabah reports.  Sean Penn, known for his career as actor and now as director, arrived Wednesday […]

December 6th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood leader & 5 members slapped with life prison sentence

 A Cairo court Wednesday pressed life prison sentences against Mohamed Badie, leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and five other members of the organization, for igniting violence following the removal in 2013 of first democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi. The Cairo Criminal Court indicted Badie, his deputy Khairat el-Shater and the four other members for […]

December 6th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syrian civilians must be protected amid ISIL executions, airstrikes – Bachelet

The UN top rights official, Michelle Bachelet, has condemned the reported executions of civilians by violent extremists in the east of war-torn Syria, warning that an “at least 7,000” people in Deir-Ez-Zor province were trapped, amid efforts to dislodge ISIL from one of their last strongholds in the country. Speaking to journalists in Geneva on […]

December 6th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait: ALAFCO signs lease deal with Scandinavian airline

Kuwait-based aircraft lease company ALAFCO will start leasing as of next year five new A320neo aircraft to Scandinavian Airline Systems (SAS). Under the agreement, Aviation Lease and Finance Company (ALAFCO) will lease the aircraft for a duration of 10 years. SAS will receive the first jet in April next year, Arabian Business reports. “We are […]

December 5th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Algeria: Bouteflika fails to receive Saudi Crown Prince

Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman (MbS) could not meet during his two-day visit to Algeria with President Abdelaziz Bouteflika who, according to his office, is suffering from acute flu.  The Saudi royal arrived in Algiers Sunday for a two-day visit, but his planned meeting with President Bouteflika was cancelled due to an acute flu. […]

December 4th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »