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Kuwait international Airport re-opens from August

Kuwait will resume accepting and operating commercial international flights from August 1 but on limited capacity until August next year, Zawya reports. The Gulf country’s aviation authority, The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Monday unveiled a three-phase plan aiming at opening the country’s airspace for the resumption of flights as its aviation sector gradually […]

June 30th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

UN Security Council seats for a meeting over Renaissance Dam

It is a crucial meeting that will be held on Monday 29 June at the UN Security Council with the thorny issue of the Renaissance dam, built on the Nile by Ethiopia, on the table. The meeting was called by the United States on behalf of Egypt. Egypt and Sudan fear for their water resources. […]

June 28th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey maintains three journalists in prison over leak of intelligence on military operation in Libya

A Turkish court has maintained in detention three journalists facing prison sentences for revealing the identity of state spy agents who died in Libya where Ankara backs militarily the Government of National Accord (GNA). The reporters have been detained since early March pending trial. One of them, Murat Agirel of the Yenicag newspaper said in […]

June 26th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UNRWA receives pledges for $130 million funding

Some 75 countries and non-governmental organizations have pledged $130 million in financial commitments to the UN agency that assists Palestinian refugees across the Middle East, UNRWA, following a virtual conference on Tuesday, The meeting was held to bridge a $400 million funding gap so that UNRWA can continue providing health, education and social services to […]

June 25th, 2020 | Posted in Finance,Headlines,World News | Read More »

British Airways to resume direct flight to Dubai from July 17

UK’s national carrier, British airways will resume long-haul flight to Dubai from July 17 as air travel I industry is gradually bouncing back. “Our current schedules show the LHR to DXB route will operate every other day from the 17th, and then daily from August 1,” a spokesperson for the airline told The National. The […]

June 25th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwaiti parliament extends suspension after coffee attendant tested positive for covid-19

Kuwait’s parliament has further extended the self-quarantine of its members for ten more days after a coffee boy tested positive for novel covid-19, Gulf News reports. The attendant, an expat who serves drinks to the lawmakers tested positive for the virus and the ministry of health urged the parliament members who had been in contact […]

June 25th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iraq gearing up for early parliamentary elections – PM

aqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi Tuesday announced the Middle East country is preparing to hold early legislative elections to complete the country’s sustainable constitutional establishment, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) reports. Kadhimi made the announcement at a meeting with United Nations Special Representative for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert. The Iraqi leader reportedly indicated that Baghdad will need […]

June 24th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Oman rolls out interest-free emergency loan plan for entrepreneurs

Oman ruler, sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, has ordered the country’s financial institutions to provide interest-free loans to Small and Medium Size companies as well as individual entrepreneurs whose businesses have been affected by the covid-19 pandemic. The program according to the ruler’s orders targets more holders of Riyada Card (for small and medium enterprises) and […]

June 24th, 2020 | Posted in Finance,Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Emirates NBD cuts 800 jobs in anticipation of future business needs

Dubai’s largest bank Emirates NBD Tuesday laid off 800 employees as the institution launches adjustment plan to navigate impacts of the covid-19 pandemic. A spokesperson for the bank told The Khaleej Times the decision comes as result of the impacts of the pandemic on the economy, financial services sector and the lender itself. “Unfortunately, this […]

June 24th, 2020 | Posted in Finance,Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

GNA scorns Arab league meeting of foreign affairs minister on Libya

The foreign minister of UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has said he will not attend an Arab league meeting of foreign ministers on Libya arguing that the GNA was not consulted. Taher Siala, reports say, told the PanArab organization’s executive council that this planned meeting would “deepen the rift” between Arab governments on the […]

June 22nd, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »