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Turkey: Trump considering Erdogan’s invitation to visit Ankara- White House

The White House Monday said President Donald Trump is open for a future meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan who extended him an invitation to visit Ankara as ties between the two NATO allies warm again following few years of frost relations. “President Erdogan invited President Trump to visit Turkey in 2019. While […]

December 26th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Iraq: US establishes two military bases near Syrian border- officials

The USA has established two military bases in western Anbar province, near the Syrian border, to help Iraqi forces thwart the infiltration of Islamic State group (ISIS) militants, an Iraqi official has revealed. “The US Army has established two new military facilities in uninhabited parts of the province,” Farhan al-Duleimi, a member of Anbar’s provisional […]

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

Iraq: ISIS claims credit for deadly attack on former stronghold of Tal Afar

The Islamic State group (ISIS) Tuesday claimed responsibility for the bomb attack that killed at least 3 people and wounded over 10 others in the city of Tal Afar in northern Iraq that it controlled until August 2017. Iraqi authorities in Tal Afar city, located around 80 km west of Mosul, said a car laden […]

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

Syria: Iraq considering sending troops in wake of US pullout

Iraq’s Prime Minister Monday said Baghdad could send troops in Syria to protect its borders against the Islamic State group (ISIS) fighters, after the US last week announced the withdrawal of American forces from the Middle East country. Speaking at a press conference, PM Adel Abdul-Mahdi said his government was “considering all the options” to […]

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

Egypt: Defense ministry appoints new Spy Chief

Egypt’s Defense Ministry has appointed Maj-Gen. Khaled Megawer to oversee the North African country’s military intelligence agency. The statement announcing the appointment made Sunday said Megawer will replace Maj-Gen Mohammed Farag el-Shahat who is promoted as assistant to the defense minister. Khaled Megawer, a career soldiers, was el-Shahat’s deputy. He commanded the 2nd army and […]

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

Kuwait: several new ministers appointed in cabinet mini-reshuffle

Kuwait has conducted a cabinet mini-reshuffle with the appointment of several new ministers including academic Khaled Al-Fadhel as the country’s minister of oil, electricity and water. Besides Al-Fadhel, Prime Minister Shaikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah Monday appointed three other new ministers, namely Mariam Al-Aqeel as Minister of State for Economic Affairs; Fahd Al-Rasheedi as Minister […]

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

Bahrain: Firms invited to bid for construction of 300 villas

Bahraini Authorities have called on private construction companies to bid for the construction of 300 villas on Island 14 iat Madinat Salman, off the northern coast of the kingdom. According to press reports, the bidders have a preference for Kuwaiti firms. The project is being funded by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, KFAED, […]

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

KSA: flyadeal makes commitment for 50 Boeing 737 MAX

Saudi local airline Flyadeal has agreed in principle with US plane maker Boeing the purchase of 50 narrowbody jets as it embarks on enhancing domestic growth and launching international flights. Per the agreement, Flyadeal will place orders for 30 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes with options for 20 more for a value of $5.9 billion at […]

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

Syria: Macron takes aim at Trump over pullout decision

French President Emmanuel Macron Sunday laid into Donald Trump after the American President instructed US troops in Syria to return home following discussions with Turkey. “An ally should be dependable,” Macron said during a press conference in Chad. “I very deeply regret the decision made on Syria.” “To be allies is to fight shoulder to […]

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

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince seeks strong ties with FIFA

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed (MbZ) held discussions with Chief of world football governing body Gianni Infantino as he seeks to build strong ties with FIFA and bring his country to play a major role in world football. The meeting between the Crown Prince and Infantino was held on the sidelines of […]

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