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Lebanon: Journalist to go on trial for ‘defaming’ Kuwait ruler

A local journalist is on the verge of facing trial. State Prosecutor has begun legal action against him after the reporter accused Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of succumbing to U.S. President Donald Trump’s pressure to cancel oil contracts worth $11bn with China and signed similar deal with America. Daily Star said Tuesday […]

September 18th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Senior UN official calls on Israel to stop demolition of Palestinian village in the West Bank

The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, expressed concern on Monday “at the intention of the Israeli authorities to demolish the Bedouin village of Khan Al-Ahmar/Abu Al-Helu” in the West Bank, where 181 Palestinians currently live, more than half of them being children. “I call on the authorities not […]

September 18th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Israel to deport American-French protestor against Palestinian village demolition

An American-French law teacher is due to be deported from Israel after his arrest on Friday while taking part in a protest against the demolition of a Bedouin village by Israeli forces. Gaby Lansky, lawyer of US-born Frank Romano, Sunday said his client has been sent to immigration for deportation without a hearing following his […]

September 17th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: Saudi Cable relinquishes stakes in Turkish Group for China’s ZTT

The Saudi manufacturer and provider of advanced copper, aluminium and fibre optic cable products, Saudi Cable Company (SCC), has sold its shares in Turkey-based Demirer Kablo to China’s group Jiangsu Zongitan Technology (ZTT), Bahrain-based Trade Arabia reports. The media says SCC founded 40 years ago has relinquished its 29.3 in Demirer Kablo. SCC according to […]

September 17th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq: streets with Algerian names being renamed

As a direct result of the violent controversy born of a football match in Baghdad, in all the cities of Iraq, the names of streets related to the Algerian culture or which pay homage to Algerian towns and localities are currently being renamed in honor of the Iraqi armed forces. According to the Algerian press, […]

September 14th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Football: Turkey Bids to Host Euro 2024

Turkey hopes to host Europe’s Euro2024 with the UEFA Executive Committee scheduled to convene in Nyon, Switzerland, on Sept. 27 to choose the EURO 2024 host. Germany is the second candidate for the football event. The bid is the fifth by Turkey, which failed four times in a row to stage the largest European continental […]

September 14th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq: Abadi backs down on new Prime Minister Term

Care-taking Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi Thursday indicated that he would not seek a new term in office after he lost the support of the country’s top Shia cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani. “We respect and obey the instructions of the religious authority Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani. I did not and will not request the post of Prime […]

September 14th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Jerusalem: Czech Republic unveils plans for embassy transfer

Czech authorities have announced the construction of a Czech House in the disputed city of Jerusalem as a step toward the transfer of the European country’s embassy, following similar move by the United States in May. The Czech government, according to President Milos Zeman’s spokesperson Jiri Ovcacek, will build a Czech House in the city. […]

September 13th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Economy and living standards of Gaza ‘eviscerated’ by crippling blockade – UN trade and development report

The Occupied Palestinian Territory now suffers the highest unemployment rate in the world, with incomes and agricultural production going down, the United Nations trade and development agency said on Wednesday, noting that women and young people were worst affected, as the Israeli occupation continues. “With the blockade now in its eleventh year, the Gaza Strip […]

September 13th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: flights at Mitiga airport diverted to Mistrata as rockets hit surroundings

Authorities at Libya’s Mitiga airport are diverting flights to Misrata after several rockets late Tuesday hit neighboring suburbs despite agreement by militia groups to stop fighting and pull out from Tripoli. Early Wednesday, residents in Tripoli reported explosions and rocket launching near the capital’s only functioning airport, located in the east of the capital. Authorities […]

September 12th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »