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Tunisia: Security forces kill high profile terrorist in Kasserine clashes, lose local top commander

Tunisian military and security forces Monday neutralized three terrorists including a notorious wanted Algerian terrorist in clashes in Kasserine, highest mountains of the North African country. Forces from the interior and defense ministry laid an ambush Sunday night to a group of terrorists in Khaled Hayouni, in Kasserine province, in the mountains bordering the Algerian […]

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

Qatar Airways opens new office in Amman as ties warm up

Qatar’s national carrier Qatar Airways Monday opened a new office in the Jordanian capital in a move to boost offer and services in Jordan as relations between the two Arab countries are warming up after two years of scaled down diplomatic ties. Akbar Al Baker, CEO of the Qatari airline, inaugurated the new building with […]

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

Kuwait: Kuwait Airways to spend about $2.5 billion on 28 new aircraft

Kuwaiti national carrier will spend around $2.5 billion on the purchase of 28 new aircraft up to  2026.   The operation, according the airline’s Yousef A. M. J. Alsaquer, will be financed with bank loans, the airline’s own capital and through the sale and re-leasing of the carrier’s planes, Zawya news reports.   The Kuwaiti […]

September 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Finance,Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

“These are very dark times for Yemen”; “human cost of this war is unbearable” – senior UN officials

Senior UN officials have decried Sunday’s deadly airstrikes in Dhamar City in Yemen as horrific and the scale of casualties as staggering, pointing out that the human cost of this war is unbearable.   According to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), more than 100 people have died in Yemen after the Saudi-led […]

September 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

AFRICOM commander hails Morocco as key US-military ally

The new head of the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) Thursday lauded Morocco’s contribution in the fight against terrorism in the Sahel region, describing the kingdom is a “key” US-military-ally.   General Stephen J. Towensend led an important military delegation to Morocco as he wound up a tour of the continent. He met in capital Rabat […]

August 30th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

As Yemen relief operations face funding gap, timing of surge in violence ‘couldn’t be worse’

The situation in Yemen is “very fragile”, the top United Nations humanitarian official there has warned, noting that as many as 13 people have been killed and at least 70 wounded over the past three days during clashes in two governorates. “Families are again trapped in their homes by fighting, unable to secure food and […]

August 30th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar appoints envoy to Jordan after two years of diplomatic tension

Qatar Thursday said it named a new ambassador to Jordan, two years after Amman downgraded relations with Doha accused by Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain of supporting terrorism. State-run Qatar News Agency (QNA) said Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani appointed Sheikh Saud bin Nasser bin Jassim bin Mohammed “extraordinary ambassador” to Jordan. […]

August 30th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Lebanese army fires at Israeli drones after Monday warning

The Lebanese army Wednesday shot rounds at two of three Israeli drones which reportedly entered the air space of the Arab country anew following Sunday illegal incursions that targeted positions of the Iran-backed Hezbollah movement. The Wednesday evening shots according to the army targeted two of three drones, which crossed into southern Lebanon. The drones […]

August 29th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey: US envoy takes office after two-year vacancy

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Wednesday welcomed the new US envoy to Ankara after two years of vacancy marked by frost relations with Washington. David Michael Satterfield is replacing John Bass who left Turkey in October 2017 after the two countries were embroiled in a visa dispute. Diplomat with over 40 years of experience, Satterfield […]

August 29th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran-USA: Rouhani asks Trump to lift all sanctions prior to talks

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Tuesday said Tehran will engage in talks with the USA only on condition that President Donald Trump lifts all sanctions he has imposed on Iran after ripping off this year the 2015 nuclear agreement. “The step is to retreat from sanctions. You must retreat from all illegal, unjust and wrong sanctions […]

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