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Gulf Crisis: Al Khalij Bank envisaging sale of businesses in France, UAE

Qatar’s Al Khalij Bank is mulling plans to sell its branches in France and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the institution faces tough legal environment in the region amid diplomatic crisis that has engulfed the tiny Gulf country and its neighbors led by Saudi Arabia. Bloomberg, citing sources who did not want to be […]

April 27th, 2018 | Posted in Finance | Read More »

Egypt: Russia to deepen foothold through creation of industrial zone

Russia is on the verge of bolstering its presence in the North African country with the creation of an industrial zone to be built in East Port Said region in the Suez Canal Economic Zone. The related agreement is slated to be signed in May, local media Egypt Today reports, citing Russia’s Deputy Industry and […]

April 27th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

HRW blasts KSA for the 48 executions carried out in 2018

US-based rights watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on Saudi Arabia to correct its image as it recorded the largest execution rate, with 48 executions so far this year. Most executions did not concern “serious crimes”. Large chunk of those executed were charged with non-violent drug crimes, the right group says. Several other people […]

April 27th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Nuclear Deal: Rouhani criticizes Trump’s demand for new deal

President Hassan Rouhani Wednesday laid into the US and President Donald Trump’s pressing demand for a new nuclear deal with Iran noting that the Islamic Republic has remained loyal to the three-year old pact. President Trump has warned to walk away from the 2015 nuclear deal signed between the permanent members of the UN Security […]

April 26th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: Haftar’s return home planned for Thursday

Khalifa Haftar, the head of the self-imposed Libyan National Army (LNA) is planned to return home this Thursday, the LNA spokesperson told Reuters. The army commander who has been out of the country for medical treatment in Paris would land in the eastern town of Benghazi Thursday. He would be coming from Egypt where he […]

April 26th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait: Philippines’ envoy kicked out over unlawful rescue of domestic workers

Kuwaiti authorities have enforced the threats to expel the ambassador of Philippines, Renato Villa, giving him a week deadline to leave the country over the controversial rescue operations of Filipino house workers without the consent of the Kuwaiti authorities. Villa is accused of triggering a new diplomatic turmoil between the two counties, whose ties recently […]

April 26th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA threatens Qatar with collapse unless Doha sends boots to replace US forces in Syria

Riyadh Tuesday opened the lid over its covert plan to invade its neighbor Qatar with Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir suggesting that the tiny Gulf country would collapse unless it funds the replacement of US forces in Northern Syria. Al-Jubeir, in a statement relayed by local media, stressed that Qatar should pay for US forces presence […]

April 25th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: campaign aid of Al-Sisi’s challenger sentenced to five years in jail

Hisham Geneina, Egypt’s former anti-corruption authority boss and campaign aide of presidential hopeful General Sami Anan has been sentenced to five years in prison for spearing fake news purporting that the former army Chief of Staff has sensitive documents that can incriminate the regime for crimes committed in the aftermath of 2011 revolution. Geneina’s lawyer […]

April 25th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: Khalifa Haftar to return home soon, his borther says

A younger brother of Khalifar Haftar has told an Egyptian media that the Libyan military commander, who is undergoing medical treatment in Paris, is in good shape and would return to the country soon. Omran Haftar told Egyptian magazine Rose Youssef on Tuesday that he spoke with his brother who assured him of his good […]

April 25th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait: Philippines’ envoy in hot seat over helping Filipina house workers flee their employers

Kuwait has expressed regrets and threatens to expel Philippines’ envoy after the diplomat confirmed to media that the embassy has been helping Filipina house workers flee their employers in the Gulf country. Already strained ties between Kuwait and Philippines worsened again over the week-end after Kuwaiti authorities accused the ambassador for aiding smuggling out Filipina […]

April 24th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »