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Gulf Crisis: Doha refuses to hand over Al-Qaradawi wanted by Cairo

Yusuf Al-Qaradawi is a political opponent and has been a Qatari citizen since the 1970s therefore Qatar will not extradite him, Qatari foreign minister, Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani indicated Thursday. Al-Qaradawi, a born Egyptian national, is wanted by Cairo over his bonds with “outlawed” Muslim Brotherhood party. After the coup on President Morsi, Abdelfettah […]

September 29th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kurdistan: international airlines to stop flying in and out of Erbil upon Baghdad request

All foreign airlines operating at the Kurdistan capital Erbil airport will stop running flights as of Friday at the request of the Iraqi government which has decided to clampdown on the Kurdish controversial referendum with a landslide ‘Yes’ eager for a breakaway from Iraq. All foreign flights will stop at 6:00 local time (15 GMT) […]

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UAE: British official Tony Douglas to head Etihad aviation group from January

The Emirati aviation group announced Thursday that Tony Douglas who heads equipment procurement and training department of the British defenses forces will be from January its new Chief Executive Officer to ‘sustain grow.’ Douglas is taking over from Ray Gammell who has been the group’s interim boss since May. The British citizen is well known […]

September 29th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Palestine-Israel: Netanyahu vows to oppose global pressure to scrap settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday pledged to stand in the way of UN and international calls to uproot and end Israeli unlawful occupation of Palestinian territories. The ultra national Israeli Premier made the pledge during a speech marking the 50th anniversary of Israeli settlement in the West Bank. “Settlement is important to you in […]

September 28th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE: Etihad cargo pilot dies while flying to Amsterdam

A freighter of the Emirati airline en route to Amsterdam from Abu Dhabi lost its captain in midair therefore making emergency landing in Kuwait Wednesday. The flight EY 927 landed safely for a medical treatment to the pilot but the captain could not be saved. “We are deeply saddened by the loss, and are focused […]

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KSA: Riyadh appoints first female spokesperson

Fatimah Baeshen, a Saudi female who has served her country at a top level has been appointed spokeswoman of the Saudi embassy in Washington. Baeshen made the announcement herself on twitter. ‘’Proud to serve the @SaudiEmbassyUSA as the spokeswoman. I’m grateful for the opportunity, the support, and well wishes #KSA,’’ she wrote. The Saudi embassy […]

September 28th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: Government to build Mars prototype city

The Emirati government Tuesday announced its plan to build a scientific city exemplifying life on planet Mars. The future city will cost $136 million and will cover an area of 1.9 million square. Life conditions in the city will represent human conditions, normal life on the red planet. United Arab Emirates (UAE) seeks through the […]

September 27th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Royal decree allows women to drive

King Salman Tuesday lifted ban on the interdiction for women to drive in kingdom as part of the steady improvement of women’s right in the most conservative Arabian Sunni country. There is no law in the kingdom that bans women to sit behind the wheel but society and conservative clerics have long opposed the move. […]

September 27th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: UAE football association cancels tie between national team and Morocco

The United Arab Emirates football association (UAEFA) has called off a scheduled match between national football team and the Moroccan counterpart over political reasons because of Morocco’s neutral position in the diplomatic spat between Qatar on one hand and Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt on the other hand, reports say. The UAEFA reportedly […]

September 27th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: 5,600 megawatt nuclear power plant to start operation next year

United Arab Emirates (UAE) will inaugurate next year its first nuclear power expected to produce 5,600 megawatt for domestic consumption. The plant fitted with four reactors is being built by Korea Electric Power Corp assisted by some other Korean companies. It will produce clean energy and the expected output will represent 27 cent of local […]

September 26th, 2017 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »