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Turkey: Ankara rejects U.S. threats for American Pastor’s release

President Tayyip Erdogan’s office and the foreign minister Thursday indicated that the United States will not attain the release of US pastor Andrew Craig Brunson with threats. The reaction came after President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence threatened to impose economic sanctions on Turkey. The U.S. administration will not “reach desired results by threatening […]

July 27th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE: health Care centers in Dubai put to rating system in 2019

Authorities in Dubai emirate will start rating medical centers both public and private, from next year as they seek to improve health care services and facilities for the safety and wellbeing of the patients. The plan, floated by Dubai Health Authority (DHA), will begin early next year and will encompass public and private hospitals and […]

July 27th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iraqi Airways pilots suspended for fight over meal tray

Iraqi Airways has dismissed two of its pilots after the pilot and co-pilot on a flight from Iran to the Iraqi capital Baghdad traded fists in a scuffle over a food tray. The airline took sanctions against Captain Ali Ahmed Yaqub and Captain Ali Ahmed Salih after the duo on board a flight of the […]

July 27th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: Oil shipments through Bab Al Mandab halted after Houthis’ attack

Saudi Energy minister announced Wednesday temporarily suspension of the oil shipments through Bab Al-Mandab Strait following attacks by Yemen Houthi rebels. According to Saudi officials, the rebels staged armed assaults on two oil tankers on the world’s most crucial oil shipping route. “All oil shipments passing through Bab Al-Mandab Strait have been suspended temporarily until […]

July 26th, 2018 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Egypt: US to release held-$195 million military aid

The United States decided to lift restrictions on $195 million military aid held last year over concern on Egypt’s poor human rights record, an official of the US State Department announced Wednesday. The decision to allow Cairo to use the previously blocked funds is intended to recognize “steps Egypt has taken over the last year […]

July 26th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: US threats to block oil export will be easily answered, Head of Revolution Guards vows

Head of the Iranian Revolution Guards Wednesday indicated that US threats to thwart Iran’s oil exports to its buyers will be easily answered. “If the current capabilities of the Revolutionary Guards … reaches the ears of the adventure-seeking president of America, he will never make this kind of mistake and will reach the understanding that […]

July 26th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar: Sugar refinery to emerge by 2020 to prevent supply disruption

Qatar is planning to launch a sugar processing plant at the latest by 2020 to strengthen its independence and prevent future sugar supply disruption after its neighbors, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Bahrain plus Egypt, severed ties with the tiny gas-rich Gulf country. The project, according to two sources quoted by Reuters, who […]

July 26th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UN, Egypt helped avert another Israel-Palestine war in Gaza, Security Council told

Intense diplomatic efforts by the United Nations and Egypt have helped avoid another Israeli-Palestinian war in Gaza that appeared just “minutes away” over the past weekend, a senior UN official said on Tuesday. “After intense efforts by the United Nations and Egypt, I can report that the situation is calming down, although tensions remain,” Nickolay […]

July 25th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Nuclear deal: Turkey opposed to US sanctions on Iran

Ankara Tuesday said it told the United States it is opposed to sanctions on Iran as the Trump Administration is due to impose new economic punishments on the Islamic Republic next month while the deadline for allies to stop buying the Iranian oil is set for November 4. “We held meetings with the United States […]

July 25th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE welcomes rapprochement between Ethiopia, Eritrea

The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday lauded the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea for their “bold and historic” rapprochement. Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan said after meeting Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki that their diplomatic overtures to ease tensions and resolve the longstanding dispute between the […]

July 25th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »