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Iraq: Iraqis stage one million march to demand US troops’ pullout

Tens of thousands of Iraqis have begun Friday flocking in capital Baghdad for a “million-strong march” called by popular cleric Moqtada Sadr who has demanded the withdrawal of US forces from the country following the assassination early this month of Iran’s top military commander Qassem Soleimani and the deputy leader of Iraqi Iran-backed paramilitary forces, […]

January 24th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: Merkel warns against new Syria

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Thursday urged the international community to work towards peace in Libya to avoid a new Syria; a ground for proxy war between regional actors. “We have to be very careful that what happened in Syria would not happen again in Libya,” Merkel said at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The […]

January 24th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Qatar U-20 team to take part in Arab Cup in Saudi Arabia

Qatar’s U-20 team joins next month 15 other nations to play the Arab Cup of the category to take place in Saudi Arabia amid ongoing diplomatic crisis opposing the tiny Gulf country and its neighbors led by Saudi Arabia. The competition scheduled from Feb 17 to Mar 5 is organized by the Arab Football Federation […]

January 23rd, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: MP for assassinated Soleimani’s hometown offers bounty for killing of Trump

An Iranian lawmaker for Kerman, the hometown of assassinated General Qassem Soleimani has offered to pay $3 million to anyone who kills US President Donald Trump who ordered early this month elimination of the Iranian top army commander. “On behalf of the people of Kerman province, we will pay a $3 million reward in cash […]

January 22nd, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Moncef Marzouki: Libyan Crisis Threatens Maghreb Stability

The explosive situation in Libya, torn by civil war with ISIS expanding quickly into chaos, threatens peace and stability of Maghreb countries, said Former Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki. Addressing the 11th Maghreb Forum held lately in Moroccan Atlantic coastal city of El Jadida, Mr. Marzouki said: “what is happening in Libya is not only a […]

January 20th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Google honors female Egyptian lawyer Mufidah Abdul-Rahman

Mufidah Abdul-Rahman, one of Egypt’s first female lawyers, was honored in a Google doodle on Monday. Google gives hints about her life and militantism, saying that she was a strong supporter of gender equality in Egypt. She regularly strove to improve women’s rights and was first female lawyer to take cases to the Court of […]

January 20th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egyptian police raid Turkish news agency, diplomat in Ankara summoned

Turkey’s foreign ministry has summoned the senior Egyptian diplomat in the country to protest against a raid by Egyptian police on the Cairo office of Turkey’s state news agency, Anadolu. On Tuesday, Egyptian security forces shut down the agency’s security cameras and internet and searched the premises overnight, the agency reported. The workers’ passports, mobile […]

January 16th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: British envoy threatened with expulsion over participation in protest

Iran Monday said it would expulse UK’s envoy for further interference after the ambassador was briefly detained following his alleged participation in a protest. Iran “calls for an immediate halt to all interference and provocation by the British embassy,” the foreign ministry said in a statement. The ministry also said its response will not be […]

January 13th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt expects 15 million tourists in 2020

Egypt is expected to welcome more than 15 million visitors in 2020, Saeed el-Batouti, economic advisor to the World Tourism Organization (WTO), was quoted as saying. This number is up 15% compared to the 13 million visitors registered by the country in 2019. According to WTO, the increase should be driven by the economic and […]

January 10th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: CAF wields sanctions against Zamalek over boycott of Super Cup in Doha

Ahmad Ahmad, Chief of the Confederation African Football (CAF), has threatened to sanction Egyptian club Zamalek FC if they refuse to play the CAF Super Cup scheduled in February in Doha, over strained relations between Egypt and Qatar. Zamalek, reigning champions of CAF Cup, in November said they would not take part in the tie […]

January 9th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »