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Rare Doha-Cairo coordination enables repatriation of Egyptian expats 

A group of Egyptian nationals who were stranded in Qatar amid the covid-19 pandemic have returned home after both countries, mired in a diplomatic row, agreed to coordinate the repatriation operation. A group of 174 Egyptians arrived in Egypt on Sunday on board national carrier Egypt Air, from Oman to comply with Cairo’s ban on […]

June 16th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

HoR leader Saleh visits Algiers

Head of the Libyan House of Representation (HoR), Aguila Saleh, made an unannounced visit to Algiers, which has offered to mediate between Libyan factions. The HoR leader, based in the east, has emerged as the new leader of the Libyan administration opposed to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). Following rebel Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s […]

June 15th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait bans recruitment of expats in Petroleum Corporation

Kuwait announced Wednesday non-Kuwaitis will no longer be hired in the Gulf country’s Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and its subsidiaries for the remainder of the year till next year. Minister of Oil, Acting Minister of Electricity and Water, Khaled Al-Fadhel, unveiled the policy Wednesday during a parliamentary committee session. Fadhel also indicated that the number […]

June 11th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE-based TPAY MOBILE acquires Turkey’s Payguru

UAE-based Fintech company TPAY MOBILE has acquired Payguru, a leading Turkish digital payment service provider as part of its expansion plan. The value of the transaction has not been disclosed but the Middle East’s leading Merchant Acquirer, Digital Payment Enabler, said it extends its footprints in the region and continues its diversification into new business […]

June 11th, 2020 | Posted in Finance,Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Japan donates Tunisia €4m to help fight covid-19 pandemic

Japan Tuesday offered Tunisia €4 million earmarked for the fight against the covid-19 pandemic. The aid will also be used to bolster Tunisia’s heath sector through the identification of contagious diseases. Tunisia has so far reported 1,087 cases including 982 recoveries and 49 deaths. The country has not recorded any new cases for seven consecutive […]

June 10th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Dubai-based DIFC invests in four Fintech startups

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has injected funds into four fintech startups, with its fintech fund. The ventures include FlexxPay, a cloud-based B2B FinTech employee benefits platform allowing instant access to earned income; and Go Rise, a start-up building a holistic and seamless financial services platform for 250 million global migrants, helping them get access […]

June 8th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Egypt deploys military forces to Libyan border

Egypt has sent military tanks and helicopters to its borders with Libya after President AbdelFattah al-Sisi backed truce between protégé Khalifa Haftar and UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), Defense Blog reports. The Egyptian army has mobilized 18 M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks and at least six Mi-24 attack helicopters. The army is ready to […]

June 8th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Mubadala Investment Co invests $1.21bn in India’s Reliance Industries Ltd

Abu Dhabi state fund Mubadala Investment Co has acquired 1.85 per cent of Jio Platforms, Reliance Industries Ltd’s technology platform for an investment of $1.21 billion. The operation brings the total Jio Platforms’ shares sold to 19 per cent after Facebook acquired 10 per cent. Jio Platforms houses movie, music apps and telecoms venture Jio […]

June 5th, 2020 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Etihad Airways to resume flights to 20 cities from June 10

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways will resume flights to 20 cities across the world after Emirati authorities opened airports for commercial flights. The regular flights will connect the capital Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt, Geneva, Jakarta, Karachi, Kuala Lumpur, London, Madrid, Manila, Melbourne, Milan, Paris, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Zurich. Transfer connections […]

June 4th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Jordan rounds up five terror suspects for plotting suicide attacks on Israel

Jordan has put five people on trial after they were charged for plotting suicide attacks on Israeli positions in the Israel-occupied West Bank, a judicial source said on Tuesday. “The state security court recently began legal proceedings against five people accused of involvement in a terrorist plot, which the intelligence unit foiled in February,” the […]

June 3rd, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »