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KSA: Tiger Woods turns downs offer to play major Golf tournament next year

Global golf Icon, Tiger Woods will not take part in Saudi International, a golf tournament, in the kingdom despite a fat fees check. The former number one, Tuesday told ESPN he will not the sport event because “it is a long way”. “I just don’t want to go over there,” he added. Organizers reportedly offered […]

December 4th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria: UAE praises President Assad as “wise leader” one year after détente

The UAE Tuesday showered embattled President Bashar al-Assad with accolades as it branded him “wise leader”, one year after re-establishing diplomatic ties with Syria.   Relations between the two countries thawed in December 2018, after several years of diplomatic feud and UAE’s support for rebels opposed to the Syrian President. Charge d’affaires Abdul-Hakim Naimi, on […]

December 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait: Raphael Nadal to launch tennis academy in February

Spanish and world class tennis legend Raphael Nadal will launch in February next the largest tennis complex in the Middle East, bearing his name, reports say. Dubbed Rafa Nadal Academy Kuwait, Arabia Business reports, will serve as the training and developmental hub of the all-new Shaikh Jaber Al Abdullah Al Jaber Al Sabah International Tennis […]

November 28th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Zamalek President pulls out from CAF Super cup in Qatar

Egypt’s Zamalek Football Club Tuesday said it will not play the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Super Cup set to take place in Qatar. The decision was made amidst the ongoing diplomatic feud opposing the tiny Gulf country and its neighbors Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain, plus Egypt. Speaking at a press conference in capital […]

November 27th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Palestine: Gaza schools hoist Tunisian flag in recognition for support

Schools in Gaza Strip Monday paid tribute to Tunisia, hoisting the country’s flag and singing the national anthem in recognition for last week 20-minute school suspension in Tunisia in view of supporting Palestinians. The action came from Palestine Minister of education, Mounir Abu Zaitar. Palestinian schools also displayed photos of Tunisian President Kais Saied and […]

November 27th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Lebanon: Businessman Samir Khatib keen to take up Premiership as Hariri gives up

Lebanese engineer and businessman Samir Khatib has announced he is ready to play the role of Prime Minister after his friend and caretaker Saad Hariri announced Tuesday his plans not to run for the position amid high demands from the streets for change. Khatib told local TV channel, OTV, Tuesday that he was approached by […]

November 27th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: KSA, UAE ease diplomatic crisis as teams arrived in Qatar for Gulf Cup

Saudi and Emirati national football eams arrived in Qatar Monday to take part in the Arabia Gulf Cup though they initially gave a cold shoulder to the tournament taking place in the tiny gas-rich country. Both received an official welcome in Doha one day ahead of the opening ceremony of the 24th edition of the […]

November 26th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: Iranian anti-corruption activist gunned down in Istanbul

An Iranian who has been exposing corruption in the Islamic regime was gunned early this month in the streets of Istanbul, Turkey, reports say. Massoud Molavi, in his mid-30s ran a channel on Telegram called “Black Box”. The outlet published corruption allegations against members of the government, judiciary and intelligence services, The New Arab reports […]

November 26th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

US requests Twitter, Facebook to shut Iranian officials’ accounts

The Trump administration Saturday urged social companies including Twitter and Facebook to block the accounts of the Iranian officials as it seeks to punish authorities over last week internet blackout imposed by Tehran to quash protests. Iranian authorities have begun re-establishing internet more than one week after they cut down internet access across the country. […]

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

Egypt: detained journalists of last independent, free media released

Egyptian authorities have released Mada Masr’s journalists detained Saturday after the online outlet published an article critical of President Fattah al-Sisi. Shady Zalat, an editor of the English and Arabic media, and four of his colleagues were detained Saturday. Security forces in plain clothes, according to the media, broke into Zalat apartment and arrested him. […]

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