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Lebanon: National Carrier reverses decision to accept only US dollar

Lebanon’s national carrier, Middle East Airlines (MEA), Sunday scraped its decision to only receive US dollars for the payment of flights tickets in response to collapsing national currency, the Lebanese pound, amid struggling economy. The state-owned news agency indicated that “from Monday, Middle East (Airlines) and other airline companies operating in Lebanon will only accept […]

February 17th, 2020 | Posted in Finance,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Amidst protection challenges, Eastern Route outpaces Mediterranean for people leaving Africa

A monthly average of 11,500 people traveling from the Horn of Africa to Yemen last year made the so-called Eastern Route the busiest maritime migration path on earth, the UN migration agency said on Friday. Most are unaware of the security situation in Yemen where they face serious protection concerns, including active fighting, or abuses […]

February 17th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Ivanka Trump Commends Morocco’s Efforts to Empower Women

Ivanka Trump, adviser to the president of the United States, commended, Sunday in Dubai, Morocco’s efforts in the field of women’s empowerment. Speaking at the opening session of the “Global Women’s Forum 2020”, Ivanka Trump said Morocco has succeeded in recent years in “introducing important legislative reforms that serve the interests of women and increase […]

February 17th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE: Health ministry confirms eighth coronavirus case

The UAE ministry of health and prevention has confirmed the eighth case of deadly coronavirus which has already caused over 1,000 death in China, the country of origin. The case is that of an Indian national who had interacted with a recently diagnosed person, reports say adding that Sunday authorities announced the recovery of a […]

February 11th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Abu Dhabi Hosts 10th World Urban Forum

The Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF 10) kicked off Sunday in Abu Dhabi with the participation of 168 countries. Held on the theme “Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation”, the forum is convened by UN-Habitat. Six Dialogues Sessions at the WUF10 will take stock of emerging innovative approaches and practices in […]

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

Suicide bomber attacks Algerian army base

A soldier has been killed in a suicide car bombing that targeted a military barracks in southern Algeria, local media reported. It was the first such attack in the country for several years. It is not known who was behind the bombing, which happened on Sunday. According to the defense ministry’s statement, the bombing took […]

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

Bahrain, ENI strengthen collaboration in energy sector

Italian energy giant ENI and Bahrain have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen collaboration in the energy sector, Petrol Plaza reports. The agreement will enable both parties to carry out and launch joint initiatives in areas of mutual interest, including renewable energy, and LNG supply and exploration. Bahraini Oil minister Shaikh Mohammed said […]

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

Morocco: King Mohammed VI Launches Construction Works of Agadir Psychiatric Hospital

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI on Friday 07 February 2020 launched in Agadir the construction works of the city’s psychiatric hospital, a project that is part of the implementation of the urban development program of the city of Agadir (2020-2024), launched last Tuesday by the Sovereign. This project, which requires an investment of 55 million Dirhams, […]

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

KSA: citizens, expats banned from traveling to China

Saudi Arabia has banned its citizens and expatriates from traveling to China in a move to curb contamination by the coronavirus, which has already killed over 800 people in China. State-run news agency SPA said citizens who violate the ban will face punishment upon their return while expatriates who neglect travel advisory will not be […]

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

Egypt: Fishermen held in Yemen return home

Egypt welcomed Tuesday 32 fishermen held in Yemen for weeks after they were detained by Houthis for trespassing in Yemen’s territorial waters. The men arrived on board a chartered flight from Sana’a; the Yemeni capital now controlled by Iran-backed rebels. The Egyptians were arrested in December on the Red Sea, Yemen’s southern coast. President Fattah […]

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