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UEFA launches investigation into Turkey’s national team’s salute in draw against France

The European football governing body, UEFA, has launched an investigation into Turkey’s salute in the Monday 1-1 draw against France that it connects to the team’s alleged endorsement of Turkey’s ongoing military operation in North Syria. The Turkish team performed the military salute to the away supporters in celebration of Kaan Ayhan’s equalizer few minutes […]

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Kuwait: Emir returns home after medical visit in USA

Ruler and Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah has returned home after spending over one month in the US for medical treatment. State-run news agency KANU has said the 90-year old ruler is back home this Wednesday after undergoing medical treatment in the US. Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah headed to early September to the […]

October 16th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Military operation in northeast Syria could see unintentional release of ISIL affiliates: UN chief

UN Secretary General António Guterres called for an immediate de-escalation of the fighting in northeast Syria, which has generated many civilian casualties and displaced up to 160,000 people in less than a week. “He also notes with serious concern that the current military operations could lead to the unintended release of individuals associated with ISIL, […]

October 15th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: World Bank forecasts economy to grow by 5.8%

The World Bank forecasts Egypt’s economy would grow by 5.8% this fiscal year. The projection is lower than the government’s target of 6-7%. In a country note released last weekend, the World Bank inched up its growth estimate for Egypt’s gross domestic product (GDP) in the last fiscal year to 5.6% from 5.5%, matching the […]

October 15th, 2019 | Posted in Finance,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Tunisia: Runoff poll results project Kaïs Saïed next President

Exit polls published Sunday evening by a number of polling firms showed a landslide victory for independent constitutional law professor Kaïs Saïed in Tunisia’s presidential runoff over his contender businessman Nabil Karoui with 76.90% of the vote. Saïed commenting the poll results at the end of voting process pledged to carry the message of all […]

October 14th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwaiti, Spanish Olympic Committees Signs Cooperation Deal

The Kuwaiti and spanish Olympic Committees have signed a cooperation deal in sport sector. Sheikh Fahad Nasser Al-Sabah, President of the Kuwaiti Olympic committee signed the deal Sunday with his Spanish counterpart Alejandro Blanco. The two committees will cooperate in areas of administrative reforms, at the level of international spheres, and will help each other’s […]

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UAE: Air Arabia eyes acquisition of 120 aircraft

Sharjah-based Air Arabia is mulling plans to buy up to 120 aircraft from Airbus and Boeing, the airline CEO has said. Adel Ali said at a conference in Dubai on Monday the decision will be made end of 2019 or January next year. It will involve the acquisition of around 115 to 120 planes, Zawya […]

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Banks should help youth and SMEs access loans- Moroccan King says

King Mohammed VI stressed the social role that Banks and financial institutions have to play in supporting Morocco’s development efforts through notably facilitating access of young graduates and SMEs to funding. The King insisted, in a speech at the opening of the Parliament’s fall session, that banks and financial institutions should be at the heart […]

October 11th, 2019 | Posted in Finance,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq: China’s CITIC wooed to finance several projects

China’s Investment Company, CITIC, is in talks with the Iraqi government to provide funding for several projects including infrastructure, Zawya reports. The two sides, according to Mudher Mohammed Saleh, the financial advisor to the Iraqi government, have been in advanced talks and are expected to “work on the agreement in two months”. Prime Minister Adel […]

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Two missiles struck Iranian oil tanker off Saudi coast

An oil tanker operated by the Iranian state-run oil company was set ablaze Friday off Saudi coast after two missile hit it. Iranian authorities identified the vessel as Sabity. It was according to National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) near the Jeddah port city of Saudi Arabia. The strikes damaged the two main storage tanks causing […]

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