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Tunisia: two outsiders to contest presidential runoff

In Tunisia, law professor and political outsider Kais Saied is leading the country’s presidential polls, the electoral commission said. Sunday election is the country’s second free vote for head of state since the 2011 Arab Spring. According to the provisional results released by the electoral commission, ISIE, Kais Saied secured 18.9 percent on Monday night, […]

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

Rabat & London Hold Second Strategic Dialogue Meeting to Bolster Multiform Partnership

Morocco and the United Kingdom convened on Tuesday in Rabat their 2nd strategic dialogue meeting to enhance further bilateral political, economic, security and cultural relations. The session was opened by Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and the Moroccan delegation was led by Junior Foreign Minister Mounia Boucetta, while the British delegation was headed by Minister for […]

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

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 »

Attack on Saudi facilities risks dragging Yemen into ‘regional conflagration’ – UN Envoy

Attacks against oil facilities in Saudi Arabia over the weekend, claimed by rebel fighters in Yemen, are a sign that the war-torn country could be drawn into even greater conflict, the top United Nations official there told the Security Council on Monday. Special Envoy Martin Griffiths said there is “no time to waste” in ending […]

September 17th, 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 »

Iran would not hold talks with US at any level

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has said that their country would not hold talks with Washington on any level. Talks with the United States would mean that the maximum pressure policy had succeeded and make it possible for Washington to force its wishes upon Iran, Khamenei argued. “The policy of maximum pressure on Iran is […]

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 »

UAE, FAO partner to boost resilience in Liberia

The United Arab Emirates has partnered with FAO to provide $4 million in funding to foster rural development in Liberia. The contribution comes from the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and aims to support 1,500 rural women in three counties with improved and sustainable poultry and vegetable production, the FAO said in […]

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