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Abu Dhabi scraps license requirement for alcohol consumers

The Emirati capital Abu Dhabi has removed the requirement for license for alcohol buyers and set minimum age at 21. A circular from Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism made public on September 15, said residents and tourists will be permitted to buy and possess alcohol from licensed retail shops and are allowed to […]

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

Ankara to build railway linking Turkey to Mosul

Turkey will build a railway between Mosul and Turkey, reports say citing the governor of the Iraqi city. Najim al-Jubouri, in a statement to semi-state newspaper Al Sabaah, indicated that a team of engineers with the support of Turkish companies will start laying a new modern rail line between the two countries in the coming […]

September 21st, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar re-affirms support for Palestine, rejects normalization with Israel

Qatar Sunday denied plans to thaw ties with Israel and underscored its support for the Palestinian cause. “The State of Qatar affirmed its firm position on the Palestinian issue, which stipulates ending the Israeli occupation and establishing the State of Palestine with Jerusalem as its capital within the framework of international legitimacy and relevant Security […]

September 21st, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Italy, UAE to launch InnovItalyUAE to boost cooperation

Italy and the UAE will launch September 30 InnovItalyUAE, an initiative to boost cooperation between the two countries covering several sectors including cybersecurity, space research, smart cities, life sciences, food technologies, renewable energy and circular economy. Khalifa University of Science and Technology and Dubai Future Foundation will be the Gulf country’s key agents in the […]

September 18th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Two Turkish soldiers slain in anti-PPK operation in Northern Iraq

Turkey announced the death of two of its soldiers, killed in an operation against blacklisted PKK group in Northern Iraq. The two soldiers, according to Turkish defense ministry, were killed in an attack by the terrorists to the Operation Claw-Tiger area in northern Iraq on Thursday. Another soldier was injured, the ministry said in a […]

September 18th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Trump vows tough retaliation on Iran over alleged assassination plot on US envoy to South Africa

US President Donald Trump Monday vowed a response 1,000 times greater in magnitude” to Iran after reports alleged the Islamic Republic is plotting an assassination on US ambassador to South Africa, Lana Marks, to revenge killing top military general Qasem Soleimani early by the U.S. “According to press reports, Iran may be planning an assassination, […]

September 15th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Covid-19: Ethiopia inaugurated a factory to manufacture test kits

Ethiopia, which has 64,300 patients and more than a thousand deaths from Covid-19, has just inaugurated a factory to manufacture test kits made by a Chinese-Ethiopian company. This site should make it possible to strongly increase the number of tests in the country in order to contain the pandemic. Addis Ababa even plans to export […]

September 15th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Doha-based Al Jazeera to resume broadcasting from Algeria after 20-year hiatus

Qatari news network, Al Jazeera, will soon resume operating in Algeria 20 years after authorities shut down the office of the Doha-media. Algerian authorities reportedly early this week validated a license application from the media. They however rebuffed the renewal of Dubai-based Al Arabiya’s license – meaning the Saudi media is expected to pull out […]

September 11th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libyan Dialogue in Morocco ends up with comprehensive agreement

The delegations of the Libyan High Council of State and the Tobruk Parliament announced on Thursday in Bouznika, at the end of their meetings as part of the Libyan dialogue, that they reached a comprehensive agreement on the transparent and objective criteria and mechanisms to fill the positions of Sovereignty. The two parties to the […]

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

Egypt halts issuance of commercial permits to Syrians over fear of Qatar’s support

Egyptian President Abdelfattah al-Sisi has ordered Minister of Local Development, Mahmoud Sharawi to ensure that Syrians shop owners are not issued new shop license over conspiracy with Qatar and banned Muslim Brotherhood allegations, The New Arab reports. Sharawi, the London-based media reports citing its Arabic language service, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, last month sent an internal circular […]

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