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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 »

Emirati-dominated East Street Investment takes full control of Charlton Athletic

East Street Investment led by Abu Dhabi Business Development, the Private Office of Sheikh Saeed Bin Tahnoun Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, became Thursday the new owner of the Charlton Athletic, a side in the English Championship league. Charlton outgoing owner, Roland Duchatelet in charge of the club since 2014 made the announcement on the club […]

January 3rd, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

 Taiwan to open Middle East Tourism Office in Dubai

Taiwan has chosen Dubai as the host of its Middle East Tourism Bureau that it intends to open in the first of half of the year. The official launch according to Tourism Bureau Director-General Chou Yung-hui will take place between March and May. The choice of Dubai as host of the office is motivated by […]

January 2nd, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: Aviation association signs deal with BAE System

The Saudi Aviation Association has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with home-based Saudi BAE Systems for the local maintenance of aircrafts. The two sides will work together on new programs to train Saudi youth in fields compatible with the capabilities of the company, in addition to analyzing information and current and future requirements in the […]

January 2nd, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraqi protesters demonstrate in front of US embassy in Baghdad

Iraqi protesters on Tuesday demonstrated in front of the US embassy in the Green Zone in Baghdad, denouncing the American airstrikes on an Iran-backed militia group in Iraq, the Popular Mobilization Forces, said the Iraqi news agency. The protesters entered the Green Zone during the funeral of those who were killed in a recent US […]

December 31st, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »