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Turkey’s Erdogan leaves fate of U.S. Evangelist in hands of justice

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan Tuesday said his Government cannot decide over the fate of U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson whose release hinges on court ruling. “This is a judiciary matter. Brunson has been detained on terrorism charges … On Oct 12 there will be another hearing and we don’t know what the court will decide and […]

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

Kuwait: German court dismisses lawsuit against Kuwait Airways over barring of Israeli passenger

A German court decided Tuesday not to subject Kuwait Airways to fines after it refused to take aboard one of its flights an Israeli passenger two years ago. A Germany-based Israeli student, Adar M., lodged a lawsuit against the Kuwaiti carrier in 2016 after the airline boycotted him. He bought a ticket online to travel […]

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

Iran: ‘Sale of Iran oil, good for peace,” Emmanuel Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron Tuesday said allowing Iran to sell oil will be good for peace and will bring down oil price, few weeks away from expected U.S. sanctions on Iran oil. “It would be good for Iran to be able to sell it. It’s good for peace and it’s good for the shape of […]

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

Morocco’s King hails Nelson Mandela’s lofty, universalist principles

King Mohammed VI has paid tribute to late Nelson Mandela that he described as “a man of natural modesty and humility,” “a universalist who embodied a particular vision of the world”. “This extraordinary man belongs indisputably to a category of universal people whose destiny has local, national, continental and global implications,” said King Mohammed VI […]

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

Egypt, U.S. vow to fight terrorism

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday held discussions with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in New York, one of a series of meetings with world leaders on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. According to Donald Trump, Egypt is doing an “outstanding job” in the fight against terrorism. The fight is “not easy” but […]

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

Yemen: amid major roadblocks, an ‘unprecedented’ response to an unprecedented tragedy

During a high-level event at UN Headquarters in New York, chaired by UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock, officials of the humanitarian and donor communities exchanged views on the scale of the need, what has been accomplished so far, and the roadblocks which remain across Yemen. The event started with the UN Humanitarian Coordinator Lise Grande […]

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

Algeria: retired soldiers clash with security forces at entry of capital

Thousands of former soldiers clashed Monday and early Tuesday with security forces at the gate of Algiers as they were marching towards the capital to protest their living conditions and meagre salaries and demand a revaluation of their pensions. The soldiers, around 20,000 according to leader Marawan Bassaf, were blocked at Haouch El Makhfi at […]

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

Lebanon: Passengers on national carrier forced to deplane over presidential need of aircraft

Over 150 passengers travelling on the Lebanese national carrier Sunday were forced to disembark because the country’s president needed the plane for his trip to New York for the United Nations General Assembly, reports say. Travelers on the Beirut-Cairo route were forced to quit the plane as the national carrier Middle East Airlines commandeered the […]

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

U.S., Israel fume over Russia’s supply of modern S-300 to Syria

The U.S. and Israel have called on Russia to reconsider its plan to supply the Syrian army with modern S-300 air defense system, few days after Moscow blamed Tel Aviv for being the sole responsible for the downing of the spy plane last week in Syria. The Syrian Presidency in a statement Monday said Russian […]

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

Iran: Khamenei blames Saudi Arabia, UAE for bankrolling Saturday attackers

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Monday accused the country’s regional top foes, namely Saudi Arabia and its ally, United Arab Emirates (UAE), of having paid attackers of the Saturday parade in the south of the country. “Based on reports, this cowardly act was done by people the Americans call to help when they are […]

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