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Stories written by Kanelka Tagba

Saudi consulate in Istanbul, scene of Khashoggi’s assassination, secretly sold

Saudi Arabia has ‘secretly’ sold its consulate building in Istanbul where journalist and critic of Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, Jamal Khashoggi was killed and chopped last year. The four-story building has been sold to an unknown buyer for third of the market price, local media reports. Saudi Arabia, which has not communicated on the […]

September 18th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait: Government beefs up security at key installation after spotting unidentified drone

Kuwait has taken security measures around key installations after it said it spotted an unidentified drone over capital following drone attacks on regional ally, Saudi Arabia. Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak held Monday an emergency security meeting with senior security officials in the country over regional tensions, Gulf Times reports, Tensions in the region further […]

September 17th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Saudi Arabia: IPO of Aramco risks delays after Houthi attacks on oil facilities

Saudi authorities are mulling plans to delay the Initial Public Offering of the oil company Aramco after the Iran-backed Houthi rebels attacked two oil facilities in the kingdom, causing disruption oil production, AFP reports citing unnamed sources. The Initial Public Offering, IPO, of the company is set for November but sources close to the financial […]

September 17th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Emir of Kuwait leaves US hospital after completing medical tests

Kuwait ruler Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah has left hospital in the US after “successfully” completing medical tests, state-run news agency KUNA has reported on Friday. The 90-year old leader arrived in the US this week for medical check-ups. His meeting with President Donald Trump scheduled for Thursday was postponed sine die. The Kuwaiti […]

September 13th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey: Former PM resigns from party after fallout with Erdogan

Former Turkish Premier has resigned from ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party laying into President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the party. Ahmet Davutoglu, 60, reports say was referred Sept. 02 to the party’s disciplinary committee to be expelled after it transpired that former foreign minister is on the brink of launching his own party. Sidelined […]

September 13th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

China’s Doublestar to set up tire producing plant in Algeria

Doublestar, a Chinese global tire making, will build a plant in Algeria in partnership with SARL EL HADJ LARBI PNEUMATIQUE for a total investment of around $5 million, European rubber journal reports. The plant will produce 2 million tires annually for trucks and buses and 5 million units for passenger cars. The project was announced […]

September 12th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi SAGIA awards six investment licenses in energy; KSA eyes nuclear energy

Saudi Arabia’s General Investment Authority (SAGIA) has announced at the World Energy Congress it awarded six investment licenses worth $240 million in the energy sector. The licenses cover businesses in solar energy development, manufacturing and energy efficiency. The licenses were awarded to Sweden’s Roxtec, France’s Engie, Egypt’s Orbits, Cyprus’s EGG, and US-based energy efficiency services […]

September 11th, 2019 | Posted in Energy,Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Egypt sceptic about imminent end of crisis with Qatar

Egypt’s foreign minister has ruled out a “soon” ending to the over 2-year old isolation of Qatar noting that the tiny Gulf country has shown no desire to meet conditions set by the quartet that include Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, plus Egypt. Sameh Shukry told Saudi newspaper Asharq Al Awsat that the crisis which begun […]

September 11th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Bahrain files complaint against al-Jazeera over July documentary

Bahrain has sued Doha-based Al Jazeera network before the Arab League over a documentary it aired in July accusing the Gulf monarchy of recruiting al-Qaeda affiliates to assassinate Bahraini dissidents in 2013, Al Jazeera reports citing an anonymous source. The complaint was to be discussed this Tuesday September 10 in Cairo during the Arab League […]

September 10th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Palestine: Hamas blasts Saudi Arabia for “reprehensible” detention of senior member

The Palestinian Hamas movement, ruling the Gaza strip, has condemned Saudi Arabia for the detention of its top senior member in what the Islamist group describes as “reprehensible action”. In a Monday statement, the movement said Mohammad al-Khoudary, aged 81, and his son have been arrested since April and put in custody. Khoudary who lives […]

September 10th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »