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UN negotiator calls for restoring Middle East peace hope

The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, has urged the international community to help restore hope that a solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict can be found, insisting that resolving the conflict requires political perspectives. In a briefing to the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, including the […]

September 21st, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE: Etihad, Emirates airlines brush off merger report

UAE’s top two airlines have mocked reports indicating that the two firms are in talks for Emirates take over its Abu-Dhabi-based rival Etihad Airways in a move to form the world’s largest airline. A Bloomberg report citing sources, claiming to be knowledgeable of the alleged talks, said the two global airlines could reach a merger […]

September 21st, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Turkey: Court clears jailed opposition lawmaker

Turkish court of appeal ruled Thursday for the release of a leading opposition lawmaker who has been serving a five-year prison sentence on espionage charges. Enis Berberoglu, a lawmaker from main opposition party Republican People’s Party (CHP), reunited with his family and the party’s leadership after the court of appeal ordered that he remains free […]

September 21st, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: Volkswagen dismisses U.S. claims it is pulling out over pressure

German carmaker Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) Thursday dismissed U.S. claims that it has agreed, in accordance with Washington’s trade squeeze on Tehran, to withdraw from business in Iran. A Blomberg report, quoting U.S. envoy to Germany, Richard Grenell, indicated Thursday that the German carmaker, following a series of talks with the U.S. diplomat, allegedly agreed to […]

September 21st, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Idlib deal could save three million ‘from catastrophe’ – UN chief

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday welcomed the agreement reached between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and President Vladimir Putin of Russia earlier this week, to create a demilitarized buffer zone in Idlib. In a statement to journalists in New York, Guterres appealed to “all the parties” to implement the agreement, and highlighted […]

September 21st, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE: Briton wanted in India in helicopter scraped-deal faces extradition

A British man residing in the UAE and wanted in India in connection with a bribery case of officials in a $500 million helicopter-deal could be handed over to New Delhi, reports say. A court in the Gulf country, where 54-year old Christian James Michael has been living but on bail following his detention, has […]

September 20th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya-Italy: navy vessel under investigation for cigarettes smuggling from Tripoli

Italian navy authorities have opened an investigation after the discovery of 700 kg illegal cigarettes in one of its vessels that was returning from a mission in Libya aimed at helping Libyan coastguard stop migrants to take to the sea. The probe according to the website of TV program Le Iene, has been launched in […]

September 20th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Japan’s Asahi Yukizai Corporation opens regional hub in Dubai

Japan’s giant of resin piping material for valves, pipes, and fittings, Asahi Organic Chemicals Industry Co., Ltd Wednesday launched its Middle East and North Africa (MENA) office in Dubai in line with its overseas expansion, Trade Arabia reports. The office located in Dubai Airport Free zone (Dafza) will enable the firm to make a foray […]

September 20th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: Israel training foreign mercenaries fighting Houthi rebels for Al-Hudaydah control

Foreign mercenaries, mainly from Columbia and Nepal, fighting on the side of the Saudi Arabia-UAE-led coalition in the conquest of Houthi-controlled Al-Hudaydah port were recruited by former Palestinian Fatah official Mohammed Dahlan who oversaw their training in Israel, Al-Khaleej Online reports citing unidentified sources. “Hundreds of mercenaries of various nationalities are taking part in the […]

September 20th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: Alstom wins $848-million project in Riyadh Metro network

France’s rail transport company Alstom has been tasked to provide operation and maintenance (O&M) services for lines 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Riyadh Metro network over a period of 12 years including the mobilization period, for a cost put at $848 million, Trade Arabia reports. The French company will complete the project under […]

September 19th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »