Lebanon: Passengers on national carrier forced to deplane over presidential need of aircraft

Over 150 passengers travelling on the Lebanese national carrier Sunday were forced to disembark because the country’s president needed the plane for his trip to New York for the United Nations General Assembly, reports say. Travelers on the Beirut-Cairo route Read more

Qatar’s Katara Hospitality deploys nearly $600 million to acquire New York Plaza Hotel

Qatar’s Katara Hospitality has emerged as the new owner of New York’s palace-like Plaza Hotel after it splashed out around $600 million on the property near Central Park.  Hotel owner, India’s Sahara Group agreed to let to property to the Read more

KSA: Former NEOM Chief Executive appointed adviser to Crown Prince

German national, Klaus Kleinfeld has been named advisor to the Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman on ‘enhancing the economic, technological and financial development” of the kingdom, leaving his current position of Chief Executive Officer of the development of the Saudi Read more

KSA: Prince Al Waleed eying massive investment in New York’s Plaza Hotel acquisition

Saudi billionaire and international investor Prince Al Waleed has entered competition to buy New York famous Plaza Hotel as his investment company, Kingdom Holding, and New York-based Ashkenazy prepare an offer after they exercised the right of first refusal over Read more

Iran Unveils Long-Range Ballistic Missile with Cluster Warhead

The Iranian Armed Forces held a military parade on Wednesday to commemorate the Sacred Defense Week marking the beginning of their war with Iraq in 1980. The highlight of the event was the unveiling of Zolfaqar, a new long-range ballistic Read more

Egypt to Promote Palestinian Cause at Security Council during Presidency

President Mahmoud Abbas discussed with his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, in Cairo “ways of coordinating Arab efforts and the steps that need to be taken within the UN Security Council” to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during Egypt’s month-long rotating Read more

Morocco Inks Paris Climate Change Agreement

Morocco, host country of the 22nd United Nations Conference on climate change (COP22) scheduled in Marrakech next November 7-18, has officially signed at a high profile ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York the Paris climate change agreement sealed at Read more