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AFRICOM commander hails Morocco as key US-military ally

The new head of the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) Thursday lauded Morocco’s contribution in the fight against terrorism in the Sahel region, describing the kingdom is a “key” US-military-ally.   General Stephen J. Towensend led an important military delegation to Morocco as he wound up a tour of the continent. He met in capital Rabat […]

August 30th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

As Yemen relief operations face funding gap, timing of surge in violence ‘couldn’t be worse’

The situation in Yemen is “very fragile”, the top United Nations humanitarian official there has warned, noting that as many as 13 people have been killed and at least 70 wounded over the past three days during clashes in two governorates. “Families are again trapped in their homes by fighting, unable to secure food and […]

August 30th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar appoints envoy to Jordan after two years of diplomatic tension

Qatar Thursday said it named a new ambassador to Jordan, two years after Amman downgraded relations with Doha accused by Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain of supporting terrorism. State-run Qatar News Agency (QNA) said Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani appointed Sheikh Saud bin Nasser bin Jassim bin Mohammed “extraordinary ambassador” to Jordan. […]

August 30th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Lebanese army fires at Israeli drones after Monday warning

The Lebanese army Wednesday shot rounds at two of three Israeli drones which reportedly entered the air space of the Arab country anew following Sunday illegal incursions that targeted positions of the Iran-backed Hezbollah movement. The Wednesday evening shots according to the army targeted two of three drones, which crossed into southern Lebanon. The drones […]

August 29th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey: US envoy takes office after two-year vacancy

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Wednesday welcomed the new US envoy to Ankara after two years of vacancy marked by frost relations with Washington. David Michael Satterfield is replacing John Bass who left Turkey in October 2017 after the two countries were embroiled in a visa dispute. Diplomat with over 40 years of experience, Satterfield […]

August 29th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran-USA: Rouhani asks Trump to lift all sanctions prior to talks

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Tuesday said Tehran will engage in talks with the USA only on condition that President Donald Trump lifts all sanctions he has imposed on Iran after ripping off this year the 2015 nuclear agreement. “The step is to retreat from sanctions. You must retreat from all illegal, unjust and wrong sanctions […]

August 28th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar: Qatar Airways poised to increase stakes in troubled Cathay Pacific

Qatar Airways Tuesday said it is interested in increasing its shares in Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific which is going through tough time as demonstrations on the Chinese territory hamper the airline’s operations. Akbar al-Baker, Chief Executive of the Qatari national carrier told Reuters at a function to announce the launch of flights from Doha to […]

August 28th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Lebanon: President Aoun likens Israel’s violation of airspace to “declaration of war”

Lebanon’s President on Monday condemned the crash of two Israeli drone in a suburb of capital Beirut and said that his country has the right to respond to what he compared to a “declaration of war”. Tensions have escalated between Lebanon and Israel after two Israel drones crashed Sunday south of Beirut in an area […]

August 27th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Bayt Mal Al Quds commends King Mohammed VI’s achievements as Chairman of Al-Quds Committee

Bayt Mal Al Quds Asharif Agency has published lately a report on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of King Mohammed VI’s reign, highlighting the major achievements accomplished by Al Quds Committee under his two-decade stewardship.   Thanks to the royal leadership, this Committee of the OIC has carried out several projects destined to safeguard […]

August 26th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Miami Air International resumes flights to KSA after over two-decade halt

Miami Air international has resumed flights to Saudi Arabia after 22 years of suspension as it brought back lately 163 American Pilgrims who performed the Hajj. The Airline based in Miami, Florida, took off at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah late last week carrying the US pilgrims. It flew to the Gulf country late […]

August 26th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »