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UK brings back home part of its forces in Iraq

The British Ministry of Defense announced Thursday it has decided to pull part of its military personnel from Iraq.   The Ministry of Defense has decided to redeploy some of its personnel back to the United Kingdom, Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said in a statement, explaining that “in recent months the tempo of training has […]

March 19th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Coronavirus: Morocco creates $1bln fund to mitigate pandemic impact, adopts series of preventive measures

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has ordered the creation of a 10 billion dirham ($1 billion) fund to upgrade health infrastructure and help vulnerable economic sectors impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.   According to the King’s office, the fund will help acquire the necessary health equipment and assist some impacted sectors such as tourism. It will […]

March 16th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Coronavirus: Kuwait suspends all commercial flights

Kuwait will from Friday suspend all commercial flights to and from the country as authorities embark on curbing the spread of the “pandemic” which has already infected 80 people in the Gulf country. Authorities also “forbid” meetings in restaurants, cafés and commercial centers, according to state-run news agency KUNA. The decision comes as the Gulf […]

March 12th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Lebanon: First Coronavirus-linked death case confirmed

Lebanon Tuesday registered its first death case linked with the Coronavirus as the government takes measures to deal with the fast-spreading virus. A 56-year old Lebanese man who was receiving treatment at Beirut’s Rafic Hariri state hospital passed away, the health ministry said. He contracted the virus while on a trip in Egypt where the […]

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

Saudi Arabia: Aramco signs sponsorship with Formula 1

The kingdom’s leading company Aramco has signed a sponsorship deal with car racing Formula 1 as both pledged to “combine their shared expertise to identify opportunities for the advancement of sustainable fuels, enhanced engine efficiencies and emerging mobility technology”. The benefits for the Saudi company per the deal announced on Tuesday by Formula 1 include […]

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

Iran: deaths linked to Coronavirus shoot up, overall toll hits 237

Iran Monday confirmed 43 new deaths due to the Coronavirus with overall death toll now put at 237, the highest outside epicenter China. “Our colleagues have confirmed 595 new cases across the country,” Kianoush Jahanpour, the health ministry’s spokesman said in a televised conference. “This brings the overall number of confirmed cases to 7,161 as […]

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

Iraq: Two US soldiers slain in counter-ISIS operation

Two US soldiers were killed in north-central Iraq during an operation on the side of Iraqi forces in the Islamic State group’s stronghold, reports say. “Two members of the US military have been killed by enemy forces while advising and accompanying Iraqi security forces,” the US Command said in a statement. The operation aimed at […]

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

Qatar: 13 countries join Egypt on blacklist over Coronavirus fear

Qatar has expanded the list of nationalities banned from entry as part of measures to curb contamination by fast-spreading Coronavirus. Besides Egypt, the ban now covers Bangladesh, China, India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria and Thailand. Authorities also forbids Egyptian citizens from visiting the countries unless necessary, Anadolu […]

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

Iran: National carrier suspends flights to Europe

National carrier Iran Air announced Sunday the suspension of all flights to Europe until further notice citing restrictions from the EU member countries. The airline said European countries imposed the restriction for “unclear reasons”. “With attention to the restrictions that have been placed on flights by Europe for unclear reasons, all Iran Air flights to […]

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

Moroccan armed forces to take part in “Impregnable Guard” military drill in Qatar

A contingent of special forces of Moroccan armed forces (FAR) will participate in Qatar in Impregnable Guard exercise to be held March 8 to 27. The military drill is held in the buildup to 2022 FIFA World Cup. Besides Morocco, Jordan, Turkey, Pakistan, Oman, USA, France, Rwanda and the NATO will take part in the […]

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