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Qatar successfully adjusting to lower hydrocarbon prices – IMF

Qatar’s economy continues to successfully adjust to lower hydrocarbon prices, despite the “diplomatic rift” weighing on the outlook, the IMF said in a statement Wednesday. “The direct economic and financial impact of the diplomatic rift between Qatar and some countries in the region has been manageable,” said the statement following the Executive Board’s conclusion of […]

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Gaza ‘on the brink of war’, warns UN envoy

Rocket fire this week across the border between Gaza and Israel shows how close the region is “to the brink of war”, a senior United Nations official warned on Wednesday, urging the international community to do more to help Israelis and Palestinians return to the negotiating table. Briefing the Security Council, Nikolay Mladenov, the UN […]

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Iraq: al-Sadr undertakes ties fostering trip to Kuwait

Winner of May 12 election Muqtada al-Sadr headed to neighboring Kuwait Tuesday as part of plan to develop Iraq’s ties with regional neighbors as he seeks to end US and Iranian influence in Iraq. Al-Sadr this month was tussled at the helm of the country after his bloc Sairoon stunned analysts by winning 54 seats […]

May 30th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Lebanon: Hariri travels to Riyadh in wake of Macron’s claims of his abduction

Prime Minister Saad Hariri flew to Riyadh a day after French President Emmanuel Macron indicated that he played a critical role for his release after he was allegedly kept hostage in November. The Tuesday trip is the second by the Sunni Lebanese political figure since November. He had visited Riyadh early February. In November, Hariri […]

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Croatia numbs Tunisia’s request to extradite killer of Hamas expert

Croatia’s Supreme Court has turned down a request by Tunisian authorities to extradite a Bosnian suspected in the killing of Mohamed Zaouari described by the Palestinian movement of Hamas as one of its drone experts. Zaouari was killed in November in the Tunisian second city of Sfax in front of his house. He was gunned […]

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Libyan rivals agree to hold elections December 10

Libyan rival fractions agreed on a roadmap leading to parliamentary and presidential elections on Dec. 10. The agreement was reached Tuesday during a meeting in Paris. Years of mediation by the United Nations, as well as Italy, have failed to bring stability to the nation, which descended into chaos after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi […]

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Russian Chelsea owner takes Israeli citizenship as extension of British visa delays

Russian billionaire and owner of Premier League FC Chelsea Roman Abramovich has taken Israeli citizenship as British authorities delay to extend his visa. The Israeli citizenship allows the Russian business tycoon to visit the United Kingdom (UK) for a short stay. The Chelsea owner arrived Monday in Israel where he owns a property near the […]

May 29th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Qatar media group beiN sues Saudi Arabia before FIFA for piracy

Qatar sports media group beiN has called on world football governing body FIFA to take actions against Saudi satellite operator Arabsat for allegedly allowing hacking of its premium sports content ahead of the world cup. Doha-based sports broadcaster complained to FIFA and urged the football governing body to rein the regional satellite operator. According to […]

May 29th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Lebanon: Macron claims credit for November political crisis settlement

French President Emmanuel Macron Monday took credit for solving the November political crisis that erupted in Lebanon after Prime Minister Saad Hariri was allegedly abducted in Riyadh following a visit to the kingdom wherefrom he announced his resignation. “If France wasn’t listened to then there probably would be a war in Lebanon at this moment […]

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Algeria, a hub for terrorist groups in the Sahel

Over one hundred Malian terrorists have been arrested in Algeria and will be deported to Bamako, confirming the reports of several intelligence services that southern Algeria is becoming a dangerous safe haven for terrorist and separatist groups in the region. On Monday, local daily El Watan quoted a security source as saying that the Algerian […]

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