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UAE: Authorities seek 89 million passengers through Dubai airport, 7.6 million registered only in April

Authorities of the United Arab Emirates are dreaming to welcome 89 million passengers through Dubai International airport this year, as 7.6 million were registered in April, making a total of more than 30 million, over the first four months of this year. The airport has witnessed slight growth this year according to Operator Dubai airports, […]

May 29th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Egypt directs airstrikes on Friday attackers’ training camps in Eastern Libya

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Friday announced that army shelled training camps in eastern Libya where the gunmen who killed 28 Coptic Christians in Southern Egypt were trained. The Egyptian President, in a televised address shortly after the attack, indicated that he had ordered quick retaliation on the militants: air raids against terrorist camps which […]

May 27th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Palestinian hunger striking prisoners plan to observe Ramadan fasting

Some Palestinian prisoners already on hunger strikes in Israeli jails have announced that they will be observing the holy month of Ramadan despite deteriorating health conditions. Around 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jail have been on hunger strikes since mid-April. The prisoners have only been drinking a mixture of salt and water since 17 April, […]

May 26th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Trump’s $110 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia faces hurdles at Senate

Three senators from both the Democrat and Republican parties introduced a joint resolution on Thursday, disapproving  a part of the deal that was signed by President Trump during his recent visit to Riyadh. The senators want to block the proposed sale of equipment and weapons systems used by the Royal Saudi Air Force, according to […]

May 26th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Egypt: More than 20 news sites banned

Egyptian authorities have blocked more than 20 news websites based within and outside of the country with the state news agency MENA reporting that the decision affected sites that were “having content that supports terrorism and extremism, as well as publishing lies.” Among the prominent agencies affected by the move are Al-Jazeera, Doha newspapers Al-Watan […]

May 26th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: UN demands investigation into attack against envoy

The United Nations denounced the attack on its envoy for war-torn Yemen whose convoy came under attack early this week in capital Sana’a while traveling from the airport to the UN compound. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed’s convoy was fired at Monday while heading to the UN compound in the Yemeni capital after his plane touched […]

May 26th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Palestine-Hamas: 3 men associated with killing of top military commander executed

The Palestinian Hamas movement controlling the Gaza Strip Thursday executed three men condemned to death for the killing of the movement’s top military commander in March. Ashraf Abu Leila, 38, Abdallah al-Nashar, 38, and Hisham al-Aloul, 42 were arrested two weeks ago and sentenced to death for conspiracy with Israel and the assassination of Mazen […]

May 26th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Bahrain: Riyadh endorses crackdown on Shiite protestors

Saudi Arabia through the voice of its foreign ministry Wednesday stood behind Bahrain following the death of five Shiite protestors in clashes with police, arguing that the security of the Sunnite-ruled Gulf State is an integral part of Saudi Arabia’s security. A source in the Saudi foreign ministry indicated that Riyadh supports the crackdown on […]

May 25th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iraq: German magazine accuses Iraqi forces of “despicable violations” under American nose

The Mosul war reporter of German magazine Der Spiegel has revealed that Iraqi forces trying to take back the Daech-held city of Mosul have been committing serious violations, including looting, executions, rape, and torture with the blessing of American soldiers. The war reporter, Ali Arkady, a German-Iraqi citizen accompanied Iraqi forces when the offensive to […]

May 25th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Qatar: Government vows to bring “hackers” to books

The government of Qatar Wednesday promised to track down those responsible for fake information on the state news agency’s channels attributed to the country’s Emir allegedly criticizing the US President and calling Iran a regional ‘super power’. Authorities of the gas-rich country have launched investigation into the incident, which has caused diplomatic row in the […]

May 25th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »