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Egyptian police raid Turkish news agency, diplomat in Ankara summoned

Turkey’s foreign ministry has summoned the senior Egyptian diplomat in the country to protest against a raid by Egyptian police on the Cairo office of Turkey’s state news agency, Anadolu. On Tuesday, Egyptian security forces shut down the agency’s security cameras and internet and searched the premises overnight, the agency reported. The workers’ passports, mobile […]

January 16th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: British envoy threatened with expulsion over participation in protest

Iran Monday said it would expulse UK’s envoy for further interference after the ambassador was briefly detained following his alleged participation in a protest. Iran “calls for an immediate halt to all interference and provocation by the British embassy,” the foreign ministry said in a statement. The ministry also said its response will not be […]

January 13th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt expects 15 million tourists in 2020

Egypt is expected to welcome more than 15 million visitors in 2020, Saeed el-Batouti, economic advisor to the World Tourism Organization (WTO), was quoted as saying. This number is up 15% compared to the 13 million visitors registered by the country in 2019. According to WTO, the increase should be driven by the economic and […]

January 10th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: CAF wields sanctions against Zamalek over boycott of Super Cup in Doha

Ahmad Ahmad, Chief of the Confederation African Football (CAF), has threatened to sanction Egyptian club Zamalek FC if they refuse to play the CAF Super Cup scheduled in February in Doha, over strained relations between Egypt and Qatar. Zamalek, reigning champions of CAF Cup, in November said they would not take part in the tie […]

January 9th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: Turkey and Russia call for ceasefire

Turkey and Russia have urged Libyan leaders on Wednesday to declare a ceasefire on Sunday as warring factions clashed and carried out air strikes. After talks in Istanbul, President Erdogan and Putin said the ceasefire should come into force at midnight on Sunday. The call came amid a warning by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas […]

January 9th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

 Iran hits two military bases in retaliation to Qassem Soleimani’s assassination

Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards Corps have confirmed they have fired a dozen missiles on US positions in Iraq, in response to the slaying of their commander Qassem Soleimani last Friday. Ballistic missiles launched from Iran targeted Ain Al-Assad Airbase, the Guards said in a statement. The base houses about 1,500 US troops and international forces. […]

January 8th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Court of Arbitration for Sport sets date for hearing in UAE’s complaint against Qatar’s Asian Cup title

The Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, has set March 12 as date for a hearing following an appeal by the UAE against Qatar for fielding two ineligible players during the Asian Cup, the tiny Gulf country won last year. The ruling will take several weeks following the hearing. If the court ruled against Qatar, […]

January 8th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: US denies FM Zarif visa to attend UNSC meeting

A US official said the Trump Administration has denied Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visa to attend a UN Security Council meeting amid escalation of tensions between two countries following the assassination of Qassem Soleimani in Iraq on Friday by US forces. The meeting, scheduled for Thursday, was planned long ago and the Iranian […]

January 7th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraqi Parliament demands expulsion of the US forces in wake of Iranian General’s Assassination

The Iraqi parliament Sunday voted in favor of the expulsion of the American forces stationed in the country following the assassination early Friday in capital Baghdad of Iran’s top general, Qassem Soleimani. The 329-seat parliament, where Shiites make up the dominant coalition, adopted a resolution calling for the expulsion of the 5,200 US troops stationed […]

January 6th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt warns against escalation in Iraq following US strike

Egypt’s Foreign Ministry has appealed Washington against any further escalation after the US air strike that killed the commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani. “The Foreign Ministry is following with great concern accelerating developments in Iraq, which augur an escalation it is important to avoid,” the ministry said in a statement. “For this […]

January 6th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »