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UAE: FlyDubai pilot who failed alcohol test before flight in Nepal fired

Dubai-based airline FlyDubai has fired its pilot who late last month failed an alcohol test prior to operating a flight from the Nepali capital Kathmandu to the Emirati mega city of Dubai. “Flydubai confirms that the pilot’s employment has been terminated. The safety of our passengers and crew is our priority,” an airline spokeswoman said. […]

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Egypt: EFA official hints at targeting Mo Salah’s mother over footballer’s criticism

An official in the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has threatened national team star Mohamed Salah to target his mother living in Egypt after the footballer criticized the EFA’s handling of the country’s world campaign, The New Arab reports. “I’d like to remind @MoSalah that your mother is still in Egypt. You are abroad and can […]

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Iran: Tens of spies with dual nationalities arrested

Iran’s intelligence minister Tuesday said security forces have rounded up tens of spies within government bodies at the time the country grapples with declining economy, compounded by renewed U.S. sanctions. “I have repeatedly asked people to inform us if they know any dual national. The intelligence ministry’s anti-espionage unit has successfully identified and arrested tens […]

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Syria: Macron rules out Bashar staying in power

President Emmanuel Macron of France Monday opposed Syrian leader staying in power, arguing that a return to normalcy following the ouster of the Islamic State group (ISIS) will be a “grotesque error”. “We can see those who would like to return to normal as soon as the war against Daesh (the Islamic State group) is […]

August 28th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA-Canada-USA: Mike Pompeo urged to rein in Riyadh’s clampdown on rights activists

A group of U.S. Congressmen has called on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to pressure Saudi Arabia for the release of all civil rights activists languishing in prison, whose detention has been openly criticized by Canada. An unprecedented diplomatic row broke out between Saudi Arabia and Canada early this month after the North American Country […]

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Yemeni rebels’ drone attack on Dubai airport untrue- UAE Authorities

Emirati authorities Monday dismissed reports of a drone attack on Dubai airport by Yemeni Houthi rebels fighting the international coalition shoring up the regime of President Mansour Hadi in Yemen. The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) debunked claims by the rebels that a Sammad-3 drone had hit the world’s busiest airport, reported state-run news agency […]

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Algeria: Frail President flies to Switzerland for medical checkup

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria has arrived in the Swiss city of Geneva Monday for medical ‘routine’ checkup which he has been regularly going through since suffering a stroke in 2013. The checkup announced by the state-run APS takes place amid growing speculation and tension in the North African country over the President’s alleged desire […]

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Kuwait: Wataniya Airways facing sanctions over repeated flights cancelations, delays

The Kuwaiti Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has warned that sanctions may befall private carrier Wataniya Airways by September 6 if the airline does not improve its services after customers repeatedly complained about flights delays and cancellations. The DGCA threatened to revoke the airline’s license if the company fails to address complaints. The warnings […]

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

Iran: Thomson Reuters Foundation worker returned to prison after brief release

Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe sentenced to five-years in prison has returned to prison after a brief release for family reunion, reports say. Nazanin Zaghari is currently serving a five-year sentence for plotting to topple the regime in Tehran. The lady and Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charity arm of London-based news network Reuters she works […]

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Kuwait: Construction work of GCC rail project gets under way

The construction work on the portion of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) rail network in Kuwait has kicked off with effective operation of the project expected by 2023. The project will include new track lines aside from the 111-km long railway that will connect the country to the rest of the Gulf countries part of […]

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