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US Republican lawmakers wields sanctions against Jordan over Ahlam Tamimi extradition

A group of US Republican lawmakers have threatened Jordan with sanctions as the Middle East country appears to ignore a request for the extradition of Ahlam Tamimi, a Jordanian citizen wanted in the U.S in connection with 2001 bombing of a Jerusalem pizzeria, The New Arab reports. Congressmen Greg Steube, Paul Gosar, Ted Yoho, Doug […]

May 12th, 2020 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Emirates Chairman forecasts aviation industry recovery after 18 months

Chairman of the Dubai-based Emirates Fly has projected it will take at least 18 months for the travel demands returns to a semblance of normality, Arabia Business reports. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum issued the warning amid the airline’s report that generated AED1.1billion ($288 million) in net profit for the financial year ending March, up […]

May 11th, 2020 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Trump orders navy to neutralize Iranian gunboats harassing US vessels

US President Donald Trump Wednesday said he instructed US navy in Persian Gulf to shoot and destroy any Iranian gunboats found harassing US ships. Trump made the remark on Tweeter amid renewed tension between the Islamic Republic and its global arch foe after Iran Wednesday said it successfully put its first military satellite into orbit. […]

April 23rd, 2020 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Dubai orders restaurants, hotels, event centers to remain closed until further notice amid coronavirus pandemic

Authorities in Dubai have extended until further notice the closure of all restaurants, hotels and events centers in the Emirates amid the ongoing containment of the coronavirus pandemic, Arabian Business reports. The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) reportedly this week announced the extension of precaution measures in place to curb the novel disease. […]

April 16th, 2020 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Egypt: Ousted Mubarak dies 9 years after revolution

Fromer Egyptian autocratic leader Hosni Mubarak died this Tuesday at the age of 91, nine years after a revolution flashed him out of power. State TV announced the death of the man who ruled Egypt for 30 years, without revealing the causes of the demise. The family of the Kafr El Meselha-born had announced a […]

February 25th, 2020 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Turkey-Syria: Civilians ‘must not be a target’, UN Agencies

The scale-up in military operations in north-east Syria has forced tens of thousands of civilians to seek safety, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Thursday, one day after Turkey launched airstrikes and a ground offensive across the border. UNHCR is calling on all sides to respect international human rights law, which includes providing access […]

October 10th, 2019 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

UN Secretary General to Set up Board of Inquiry in Northwest Syria

The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced on Thursday that he would establish an internal UN Headquarters Board of Inquiry to investigate a series of incidents that have occurred in northwest Syria since last September, when Russia and Turkey signed the Memorandum on Stabilization of the Situation in the Idlib De-escalation Area. According to his spokesperson, […]

August 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Syria: Trump blames YPG ally for selling oil to Iran

US President Donald Trump has is not thrilled about Kurds Syrian allies YPG after it transpired that the militia group has been selling oil U.S. Middle East rival Iran which has been under US sanctions. “The Kurds, our partners, are selling oil to Iran. We are not thrilled about that. I’m not happy about it […]

January 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Turkey: Trump considering Erdogan’s invitation to visit Ankara- White House

The White House Monday said President Donald Trump is open for a future meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan who extended him an invitation to visit Ankara as ties between the two NATO allies warm again following few years of frost relations. “President Erdogan invited President Trump to visit Turkey in 2019. While […]

December 26th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

13 Arab countries oppose Australia’s prospect to move embassy to Jerusalem

Ambassadors of 13 Arab countries have gathered Tuesday in the Australian capital Canberra to voice their concerns over consideration by the government of Prime Minister Scott Morrison to move the country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a move that will recognize the city as Israel’s capital. The meeting agreed to send a letter of […]

October 16th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »