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Iran: United States presses allies to cut Iranian oil import as Rouhani defies

The White House has embarked on a global campaign to bring allies to dry up Iran’s money sources with cutoff importations of Iranian oil by November 4.  “Yes, we are asking them to go to zero,” a US official told reporters on condition of anonymity because they are not allowed to comment on the matter. […]

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

Libya: NOC warns against sale of Libyan oil by eastern authorities

Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) has warned to take action against attempts by parallel authorities to sell the country’s oil after eastern army commander Khalifa Haftar Monday handed oil ports to NOC’s rival in Benghazi. “Exports by parallel institutions are illegal and will fail as they have failed in the past,” said the head of […]

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

KSA: Authorities set up prison for women traffic laws violators

June 24 is a landmark date in Saudi Arabia’s history as women began driving their own cars. However, authorities have set up a detention centre to deal with women who violate traffic laws, reports say. Authorities in the Eastern Province have set up a detention facility at a women’s welfare home in the al-Ahsa region, […]

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

Tunisia: Germany to deport Bin Laden’s bodyguard

German security authorities are set to deport a Tunisian man who allegedly served as a bodyguard to late al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden. The Man identified as Sami A., aged 42, has been detained in Bochum city. He will be deported to his home country Tunisia after living for almost two decades in Germany. […]

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

Tunisia: Three athletes sneak away at Mediterranean games in Spain

Three athletes in the Tunisian delegation for the Mediterranean games taking place in Tarragona, near Barcelona, have gone into hiding in a move that highlights the thorny issue of illegal migration by youths of the cradle of the Arab spring.  Young gymnast Wissem Herzi Sunday vanished during a warming session before the beginning of the […]

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

Bahrain: France tones down criticism of crackdown as ties get frosty

France has moved to calm Bahrain after calls in France demanded that Paris grants an honorary French citizenship to Bahraini opposition figure Nabeel Rajab who has been handed a five-year prison sentence, Bahraini sources told Reuters.  Ties between France and the Gulf country turned sour in the wake of the confirmation of a five-year prison […]

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

Iraq: Outgoing Abadi joins Sadr to form alliance

Iraq’s outgoing Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has tied an alliance with May election winner Moqtada al-Sadr to form a government amid political tensions. Abadi’s Victory alliance finished third in the election right behind Sadr’s Marching Towards Reform and Iran-backed Shia leader Hadi al-Amiri’s Fatih alliance. Abadi visited Saturday the nationalist Shia cleric in the holy […]

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

Egypt: State of emergency extended for additional three months

President Fattah al-Sisi Sunday extended for three more months the state of emergency imposed last year in the wake of the two Islamic state group (ISIS)-master-minded attacks against two Coptic churches, which left 45 people dead. ISIS claimed responsibility for the bombing of two Coptic churches in April 2017 prompting President Sisi to impose the […]

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

World Cup: Egyptian Salah contemplating retirement

Egyptian 25-year old soccer star has informed country soccer authorities and teammates about his intention to retire from the national team after he protested against his being used by Chechen ruler Ramzan Kadyrov to improve self-image, reports say. Salah came under criticism by rights groups after he posed for a photo by the side of […]

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

Turkey: Erdogan tightens powers grab with election win

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Sunday solidated his authority after he knocked out his main rival in the first round of the presidential elections. Erdogan won his second term in office as the country’s first elected president. The leader of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) secured over 52 per cent of the votes […]

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