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Sudan to reduce troops in Yemen to 5,000

Sudan had reduced the number of troops it has in Yemen from a peak of 15000 to 5000, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said on Sunday. Sudanese troops have been deployed as part of a Saudi-led alliance that intervened in Yemen in 2015 against the Houthi movement that controls the capital, Sanaa. Speaking at a briefing […]

December 10th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Morocco’s King destroys Israeli Prime Minister’s plan to use Pompeo for a trip to Rabat – Israeli reports

King Mohammed VI had vetoed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s request to visit the kingdom along with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Mike Pompeo visited Morocco last Thursday. He shortened his trip to one day and could not meet with the Moroccan monarch. Israeli reports note that Netanyahu who met Pompeo in Portugal on […]

December 9th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Over $6bn initiative to boost private sector

Egyptian and foreign banks will provide loans at lower rates to private sector industry under an initiative worth 100 billion pound ($6.2 billion) launched Wednesday to boost local production, Bloomberg reports. Under the initiative, the loans will be granted at an interest rate of 10 per cent to factories with sales under 1 billion pound. […]

December 5th, 2019 | Posted in Finance,Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: Tiger Woods turns downs offer to play major Golf tournament next year

Global golf Icon, Tiger Woods will not take part in Saudi International, a golf tournament, in the kingdom despite a fat fees check. The former number one, Tuesday told ESPN he will not the sport event because “it is a long way”. “I just don’t want to go over there,” he added. Organizers reportedly offered […]

December 4th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria: UAE praises President Assad as “wise leader” one year after détente

The UAE Tuesday showered embattled President Bashar al-Assad with accolades as it branded him “wise leader”, one year after re-establishing diplomatic ties with Syria.   Relations between the two countries thawed in December 2018, after several years of diplomatic feud and UAE’s support for rebels opposed to the Syrian President. Charge d’affaires Abdul-Hakim Naimi, on […]

December 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait: Raphael Nadal to launch tennis academy in February

Spanish and world class tennis legend Raphael Nadal will launch in February next the largest tennis complex in the Middle East, bearing his name, reports say. Dubbed Rafa Nadal Academy Kuwait, Arabia Business reports, will serve as the training and developmental hub of the all-new Shaikh Jaber Al Abdullah Al Jaber Al Sabah International Tennis […]

November 28th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Zamalek President pulls out from CAF Super cup in Qatar

Egypt’s Zamalek Football Club Tuesday said it will not play the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Super Cup set to take place in Qatar. The decision was made amidst the ongoing diplomatic feud opposing the tiny Gulf country and its neighbors Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain, plus Egypt. Speaking at a press conference in capital […]

November 27th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Palestine: Gaza schools hoist Tunisian flag in recognition for support

Schools in Gaza Strip Monday paid tribute to Tunisia, hoisting the country’s flag and singing the national anthem in recognition for last week 20-minute school suspension in Tunisia in view of supporting Palestinians. The action came from Palestine Minister of education, Mounir Abu Zaitar. Palestinian schools also displayed photos of Tunisian President Kais Saied and […]

November 27th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Lebanon: Businessman Samir Khatib keen to take up Premiership as Hariri gives up

Lebanese engineer and businessman Samir Khatib has announced he is ready to play the role of Prime Minister after his friend and caretaker Saad Hariri announced Tuesday his plans not to run for the position amid high demands from the streets for change. Khatib told local TV channel, OTV, Tuesday that he was approached by […]

November 27th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: KSA, UAE ease diplomatic crisis as teams arrived in Qatar for Gulf Cup

Saudi and Emirati national football eams arrived in Qatar Monday to take part in the Arabia Gulf Cup though they initially gave a cold shoulder to the tournament taking place in the tiny gas-rich country. Both received an official welcome in Doha one day ahead of the opening ceremony of the 24th edition of the […]

November 26th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »