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Constitutional Committee breakthrough offers ‘sign of hope’ for long-suffering Syrians

There is a “sign of hope for the long-suffering Syrian people” as a Syrian-led, Syrian-owned, credible and inclusive Constitutional Committee is set to start deliberations next month, the United Nations Special Envoy for the country told the Security Council on Monday. As the “first concrete political agreement” between the Government and opposition groups, it “implies […]

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Independent human rights experts urge Saudi Arabia to free Loujain Al-Hathloul

A group of UN human rights experts on Friday urged Saudi Arabia to release Loujain Al-Hathloul whose arrest 500 days ago, marked the beginning of a crackdown against women human rights defenders across the country. In a statement, the group of 15 independent experts – Special Rapporteurs and members of the UN Working Group on […]

September 30th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Emirates to deploy superjumbo Airbus A380 for first time to Egypt

Dubai-based Emirates carrier will fly this week for the first time its largest passenger jet, Airbus A380, to Egypt. The flight bound to Cairo is scheduled on Wednesday, October 2. The airline plans to include the superjumbo in the regular services to Egypt. “We are setting the stage to make the popular A380 experience a […]

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Turkey: Erdogan’s foe Gulen praises al-Sisi amid crackdown on protestors

Fetullah Gulen, the staunch rival of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has praised Egypt’s regime of Fattah al-Sisi as “a model” in Africa amid crackdown on protestors wanting the Egyptian leader to be removed on misappropriation and corruption charges.   Gulen, self-exiled in the USA and considered by Ankara as leader of the terrorist group […]

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KSA to invest $100m in India’s petrochemical, mining, energy sector

Saudi Arabia will inject about $100 million investments in India’s petrochemical, energy, mining and several other sectors, the Saudi ambassador to the country has revealed. Dr Saud bin Mohammed Al Sati told Indian largest news agency PTI that the kingdom is looking to make investments worth $100 million as it seeks to expand its trade […]

September 30th, 2019 | Posted in Finance,Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Algeria: brother of ex-president, former boss of spy agency, two others handed 15 year in prison

Blida military court near Algiers Tuesday pressed 15 years in prison against brother of former leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika, two generals and a leader of a political party for conspiring against the state and undermining the army. The verdict, TSA reports came late in the evening. Said Bouteflika, younger brother of the ex-president, Mohamed Mediene aka […]

September 25th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey: Bomb blast injures five people in Adana

An improvised explosive device (IED) targeting a police bus injured Wednesday five people including one police officer, in the city of Adana, Mediterranean coast. The blast damaged the police bus and other vehicles, under a pedestrian overpass in the Yuregir district of Adana, Reuters reports. No one has claimed responsibility for the explosion. Local authorities […]

September 25th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Trump believes in al-Sisi to address home anti-corruption protests

US President Donald Trump Monday backed Egypt’s leader Fattah al-Sisi in face of the weekend anti-corruption demonstrations staged in several cities including Cairo. Hundreds of people took to the streets on Friday and Saturday to express their outrage after revelation by a former army contractor who accused President al-Sisi and the army of corruption and […]

September 24th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UN Chief, US President call for protection of religious freedom

As global leaders gathered at UN Headquarters on Monday to present their plans to combat climate change, United States President Donald Trump and UN chief António Guterres put the spotlight on the need to safeguard religious freedom worldwide. Mr. Trump explained that freedom of religion is enshrined in the US Constitution and protected under the […]

September 24th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: FIFA hopeful women to be allowed in stadiums

World football governing body, FIFA, has announced it received assurance from Iran to allow women to enter stadiums following the death of a woman last month after she set ablaze herself when she was arrested for sneaking into a stadium and learnt she could be sent to prison. FIFA President Gianni Infantino met with Iranian […]

September 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »