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Khashoggi Affair: ‘White House bars CIA from briefing Senate’ – The Guardian

US President Donald Trump and his team barred the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for briefing the Senate on the assassination of Saudi journalist and Washington Post contributor as the upper house was due to hold this Wednesday a private discussion on relations with Saudi Arabia, The Guardian has revealed. “The secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, […]

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Gulf Crisis: EgyptAir posts heavy losses over ban on flights to Qatar

Egypt’s national flag carrier EgyptAir has revealed that the ongoing blockade imposed by the North African country, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain on Qatar over its alleged support for terrorism has created a significant dent in the airline’s figures. Saudi Arabia and its allies since June last year have severed ties with […]

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Oman: Government expands list of employment sectors banned for expats

Omani authorities have widened the sectors it has banned for the employment of expats as it drives to create more jobs for local skills. A decision by the government has added purchase and sales representatives and workers in the construction, cleaning, and workshop sectors to the list. Authorities have since January ceased issuing employment visas […]

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Lebanon: British Radio One Presenter Gavin Ford found dead

Popular British radio presenter, Gavin Ford of Radio One, has been found dead in his apartment in Beirut with police handling the case as a homicide, reports say. The widely known anchor who gained fame with his show “Gavin Ford in the Morning” on Radio One, was found dead Tuesday. Police sources told local media […]

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EU earmarks additional €56.5 million for Iraq’s reconstruction

The European Union has adopted Tuesday a €56.5 million package to promote sustainable job creation and strengthen support to refugees, internally displaced populations and their host communities in Iraq. This brings the total EU development assistance mobilized in favor of Iraq in 2018 to €129 million and it is part of the €400 million pledged […]

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Turkish Carrier signs up for three Boeing 777 freighters

Turkey’s national flag carrier has signed a new deal with US plane maker for the purchase of three additional Boeing 777 cargo aircraft as it continues to develop into the fastest-growing air cargo carrier in the world. The aircraft based on the model 777-200LR (Longer Range) can fly 4,900 nautical miles (9,070 kilometers) with a […]

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Jerusalem: Czech President vows to relocate embassy despite cabinet opposition

Czech President Milos Zeman Monday pledged to do his utmost to relocate his country’s embassy to Jerusalem despite the Czech cabinet and European Union (UE) positions opposed to Israel’s claims that Jerusalem is its capital. Speaking to the Israeli Knesset Monday, Zeman vowed to transfer the Czech embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem even though […]

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Rabat Wants Algiers to Unveil its Stand on Royal Dialogue Offer

Three weeks after the offer made by King Mohammed VI to Algeria for direct and frank talks to settle all pending issues, Algerian authorities have not responded officially yet. Many analysts are wondering why they remain silent and avoid showing their cards. Some say they were surprised by the King’s offer to establish a political […]

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Tunisia: Union groups, activists protest Crown Prince MbS’s visit

Syndicates and rights activists took to the street Monday and Tuesday to protest the visit of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman (MbS) marred in the controversy surrounding the assassination of his critic Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct.02. MbS is set to visit the North African country this […]

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Qatar Airways defies US sanctions with flights expansion to Iran

Qatar Airways Monday announced expansion of its flights to Iranian cities despite US sanctions on Iran and floating threats on foreign companies dealing with Tehran. The airline said in a statement it will begin twice-weekly flights to Isfahan in February 2019 and increase existing services to Shiraz and Tehran in January 2019, Qatari London-based media […]

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