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Daughter of Iran’s ambassador to Russia dies in alleged suicide

Daughter of Iran’s ambassador to Russia died in unclear circumstances, with Russian media alleging the 28-year old woman committed suicide. Arifa Senaei, daughter of Mehdi Senaei threw herself from the ninth floor, hitting a car that killed her immediately, Russian Interfax news agency reported. The young woman, according to the agency, was suffering from depression. […]

October 24th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Sports: International Judo Federation imposes indefinite ban on Iran for boycotting Israeli competitors

The International Judo Federation confirmed Tuesday the suspension of the Iranian federation, accused of forcing its athletes to boycott Israeli competitors, The New Arab reports. The suspension puts at stake Iran’s participation in the Tokyo Olympics. In August, an Iranian judoka was pressured not to fight against an Israeli. The suspension first announced in September […]

October 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Algeria: Ruling party absent for December 12 presidential elections

Ruling National Liberation Front, FNL, will not bid for December 12 presidential elections because it is not sure of winning in view of the long months of massive demonstrations against the regime. The party’s interim Secretary General Ali Seddiki has indicated that the internal disputes do not guarantee the party’s victory for the elections. Thousands […]

October 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria: Iran vows to oppose Turkey’s plans to set up military bases

Iran has pledged to stand in the way of Turkey after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Turkish army will set up in Northern Syria 12 observation posts. Foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi echoed Tehran opposition in a statement aired on state television. “The Turks can have any bases and can do anything on their […]

October 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Lebanon: Kuwait, Saudi Arabia evacuate nationals amid violent protests

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have flown back home respectively at least 300 of their citizens living in Lebanon, which has been witnessing since Thursday violent protests against government economic policies. The kingdom reportedly began the evacuation operation on Saturday dawn. The Saudi embassy in Beirut said Riyadh sent three aircraft to lift Saudis out of […]

October 21st, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

England’s Man UTD rejects Saudi Crown Prince’s bid for takeover

Premier League legendary side Man UTD has tossed away a second bid by Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman to buy the club now priced at around £4bn ($5.2bn). Man UTD’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward Sunday suggested that the owner of the club, the Glazer family are here to stay, at the “long term”. The […]

October 21st, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi Aramco to invest $3b into Bangladesh energy sector

The Saudi oil giant Aramco will inject $3 billion in Bangladesh for the installation of a 3,600MW power plant running on LNG, Arabian Business reports. Aramco according to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) will conduct a feasibility research within the next six months and identify the location of […]

October 21st, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Algeria: law bans military officers to run for office right after retirement

The Algerian cabinet has approved a draft bill imposing a five-year ban on military officers to run for public positions right after their retirement. Army Chief of staff and Vice-minister of defense Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah presented the bill. The law will be submitted to the parliament for approval before it goes into effect. […]

October 17th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UEFA launches investigation into Turkey’s national team’s salute in draw against France

The European football governing body, UEFA, has launched an investigation into Turkey’s salute in the Monday 1-1 draw against France that it connects to the team’s alleged endorsement of Turkey’s ongoing military operation in North Syria. The Turkish team performed the military salute to the away supporters in celebration of Kaan Ayhan’s equalizer few minutes […]

October 16th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait: Emir returns home after medical visit in USA

Ruler and Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah has returned home after spending over one month in the US for medical treatment. State-run news agency KANU has said the 90-year old ruler is back home this Wednesday after undergoing medical treatment in the US. Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah headed to early September to the […]

October 16th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »