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US Congress Introduces Resolution Denouncing Iran-Polisario Connivance

A U.S. Bipartisan House Resolution has condemned the collusion between the Polisario separatist front and the Lebanese Chiite group, Hezbollah, as well as Iran’s destabilizing aims in North Africa and beyond. Introduced by congressmen Joe Wilson (R-SC), Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA), the Resolution says Morocco remains “a strong ally and partner for […]

September 30th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Football: Turkey Fails to host 2024 UEFA tournament for the sixth time

The European Football Association (UEFA) Thursday picked Germany to host the continent’s leading football tournament in 2024, leaving Turkey’s dreams to stage the event for the first time shuttered. For the vote, which took place in Nyon, Switzerland, Germany and Turkey, the two contenders garnered respectively 12 and 4 votes, a landslide victory for the […]

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

Iraq: Basra military commander sacked over demonstrators’ killings

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday fired the head of the military in southern Basra province who is accused of the death of 18 demonstrators killed early this month amid ongoing popular protests against the government over poor public services. Lieutenant-General Jamil al-Shammari has been demoted to the post of rector of Iraq’s Defense […]

September 28th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UK to ban Lebanese Hezbollah’s entire movement

British authorities are on the verge of banning from their territories all branches of Lebanon-based Hezbollah that the government-led by Theresa May has labeled as a “disgusting group”. The decision, endorsed by Home Secretary Sajid Javid and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, will be unveiled next week, London-based The New Arab reports. So far, only the […]

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

Egypt: Russian-Hungarian group wins $1.2-billion rail project

A Russian-led joint venture group will develop Egypt’s railway infrastructure project and will provide 1,300 new train cars worth $1.2 billion. The Egyptian government has awarded TransMach Holding, which heads a Hungarian joint venture group, the manufacture and supply of 1,300 railways passenger vehicles. The scope of the work also includes improving the level of […]

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

Bahraini Sheikh Salman seeks re-election as AFC Chief

Bahraini royal and Chief of Asian Football Federation (AFC) has said he will seek re-election at the head of the confederation next year, noting that the organization has made progress under his leadership since 2013. Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa in a statement unveiled his intention to run for the top job of the AFC […]

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

Turkey’s Erdogan wants Germany to put Gulen network on terror list

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Germany to designate the FETO network of his former ally Fethullah Gulen as a terror group, as he prepared to make a state visit to the EU country this Thursday. In an op-ed published on Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), the Turkish leader urged German authorities to […]

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

KSA-Canada: Riyadh demands apology for end of diplomatic spat

Saudi Arabia Wednesday requested that Canada presented to the kingdom ‘apology’ before ending the diplomatic dispute, which broke out last month. This came after Canada said Tuesday it wants to thaw ties with Saudi Arabia on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. The two countries fell apart last month after Chrystia […]

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

Abu Dhabi, Pretoria sign extradition treaty

UAE and South Africa Wednesday signed extradition and justice collaboration treaties in a move that will allow Pretoria to achieve the return of the Guptas; business tycoons marred in corruption scandals. Ministers of Justice of the two countries, Sultan Saeed Al Badi and Michael Masutha inked the deals in the Emirati capital, Abu Dhabi. “The […]

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

Riyadh, Berlin thaw ties rolled over Lebanon

Saudi Arabia and Germany Tuesday agreed on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York to turn the page of dispute and to bolster cooperation. Both countries fell apart following November remarks by then German Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, who qualified as “adventurism” the kingdom’s action in the Middle East, in reference to […]

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