• 2022 World Cup expansion plans abandoned as FIFA confirm final number of teams 22 May 2019 20:10 FIFA have abandoned plans to expand the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams, world football's governing body have confirmed. Additionally the tournament will only be hosted by Qatar, with potential expansion plans across the Gulf shelved. FIFA president Gianni …
  • Business growth seminar in Cannock 22 May 2019 20:07 Doug Flynn, a business growth specalist working for business coaching firm ActionCOACH, will be hosting a business growth seminar on June 12 at the Roman Way Hotel in Cannock. Delegates will hear from Doug, who has worked in a variety of managerial, …
  • Libyan strongman Haftar tells Macron no ceasefire for now 22 May 2019 20:02 Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar, who is leading a military offensive against the UN-recognised government in Tripoli, rejected a ceasefire requested by French President Emmanuel Macron during talks in Paris, an Elysee official said Wednesday. Hafter said …
  • Kushner stares down uncompromising foes in fights over immigration, Middle East peace 22 May 2019 19:43 Kushner stares down uncompromising foes in fights over immigration, Middle East peace Trump says alliance between US and Israeli has ‘never been stronger’ President Donald Trump reinforces the close relationship between Israel and the United States during …
  • San Diego Unified dumps anti-Islamophobia initiative 22 May 2019 19:42 On March 7 a group of parents represented by San Diego attorney Charles S. LiMandri, chief counsel of the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, settled a lawsuit — Citizens for Quality Education v. Richard Barrera — it filed against San Diego Unified School …
  • FIFA to keep 2022 World Cup with 32 teams 22 May 2019 19:41 A person with knowledge of the situation says the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will have 32 teams, with FIFA scrapping a proposal to expand the tournament to 48 nations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not …
  • AP Source: FIFA to stick with 32 teams for 2022 World Cup 22 May 2019 19:40 The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played with 32 teams after FIFA scrapped a proposal to expand the tournament to 48 nations due to the political and logistical complexities of using another Persian Gulf nation, a person with knowledge of the situation …
  • Libya's Hifter tells Macron no cease-fire without negotiator 22 May 2019 19:34 Elaine Ganley, Associated Press Updated 12:16 pm PDT, Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Photo: Ivan Sekretarev, AP FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2017 file photo, Libyan militia commander General Khalifa Hifter meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, …
  • AP Source: FIFA to keep 2022 World Cup with 32 teams 22 May 2019 19:25 AP Source: FIFA to keep 2022 World Cup with 32 teams By ROB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer May 22, 2019 03:15 PM A person with knowledge of the situation says the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will have 32 teams, with FIFA scrapping a proposal to expand the …
  • FIFA Drops Plan for 48-Team World Cup in 2022 22 May 2019 19:25 FIFA has abandoned plans championed by its president to expand the 2022 World Cup to include 48 teams, concluding that it could not host the larger tournament in Qatar or come up with a solution to share the event with the tiny gulf emirate’s neighbors. …
  • Saudi- KSA Highly Appreciated by UN for Its Great Humanitarian and Relief Works in Yemen 22 May 2019 19:10 (MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Riyadh, May 22, 2019SPA -- The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, expressed deep thanks and appreciation to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the …
  • Iran supreme leader critical of FM in nuke deal 22 May 2019 19:06 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on increased tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 10:55 p.m. As tensions with the U.S. mount, Iran's supreme leader has said the country's president and foreign minister didn't act as he wished in …
  • Trust urges Mangochi flood victims to go home 22 May 2019 18:59   Al-Barakah Charity Trust, a Mangochi-based non-governmental organisation, has expressed worry that some families affected by floods in Mangochi in March this year are refusing to return to their homes. The trust’s director of finance and administration …
  • Can Oman Cool Things Down in US-Iran Tensions? 22 May 2019 18:53 Oman's goodwill and relationships with the Muslim world and the West could prove vital, as they have historically, to ensuring that US-Iran tensions don't boil over. Against the backdrop of escalating tension in Iran’s relations with the United …
  • Abu Dhabi Crown Prince says UAE to guarantee maritime freedom in the region: agency 22 May 2019 18:51 CAIRO (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince said on Wednesday the United Arab Emirates is working with Arab countries to guarantee maritime freedom in the region, Emirates news agency (WAM) reported. Hosting Jordan’s King Abdullah, on an official visit to …
  • Soccer Extras: VAR has been success; Simeone pledges future 22 May 2019 18:49 News of all that's transpired on and off the football field IMAGE: Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui looks on as referee Jose Sanchez consults VAR before awarding a penalty. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters The Spanish Referee's Committee (CTA) …
  • Iran supreme leader criticizes president amid US tensions 22 May 2019 18:45 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As tensions with the U.S. mount, Iran’s supreme leader said Wednesday the country’s president and foreign minister didn’t implement the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers as he wished, the first… TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As tensions with …
  • Diego Maradona returns to Argentina for treatment 22 May 2019 18:45 By AFP More by this Author Argentine football great Diego Maradona is to have treatment in Buenos Aires on an injured shoulder that forced him to miss a trip to the Cannes Film Festival where a documentary on his life was aired. The 58-year-old, currently …
  • The Latest: Iran supreme leader critical of FM in nuke deal 22 May 2019 18:39 Updated 1:31 pm CDT, Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Photo: MC3 Jeff Sherman, AP In this Monday, May 20, 2019 photo, released by U.S. Navy, an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 launches from the flight …
  • No hurry to quote Air Peace on the stock exchange, says Chairman 22 May 2019 18:35 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema said on Wednesday that there are immediate plan to hurriedly prepare the airline for listing in the Nigerian Stock Exchange. He said the ultimate plan was to prepare a solid ground for the …
  • Kicking Huawei Out of US, Europe "10 Times More Important" Than Deal With China - Bannon 22 May 2019 18:33 Business 20:37 22.05.2019Get short URL Late last week, a new twist occurred in the ongoing US-China trade spat, after Washington put Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei on a so-called “entity list” along with 70 affiliates. The move effectively banned …
  • People-to-people diplomacy suggested to ease U.S.-Iran tensions 22 May 2019 18:24 An F/A-18E Super Hornet flies above the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea May 18, 2019. Steps to open avenues for people-to-people diplomacy would go a long way to tamp down tensions between the United States and Iran, said a U.N. …
  • Iran has been the winner of the Middle East unrest since 9/11 but now Trump is hitting back 22 May 2019 18:06 Although we should be used to it by now, the sight of a US president casually lobbing around threats of nuclear war on social media is still remarkable. On 19 May, Donald Trump reverted to the unscripted Twitter diplomacy that causes palpitations among …
  • Saudi Arabia to Allegedly Execute Three Scholars After Ramadan 22 May 2019 18:00 Rabat – Three Saudi Arabian scholars are being held in Riyadh on various charges of “terrorism” will be condemned to death, as indicated by a report. Referring to two government sources and one of the men’s relatives, Middle East Eye announced on Tuesday, …
  •  The Cold Reality of Tiananmen at 30 22 May 2019 17:57 The world may care about the anniversary on June 4, but the Chinese public has moved on. This year marks several important anniversaries in China: The May 4 Movement of 1919, the founding of the People’s Republic in 1949, and the upcoming 30th anniversary …
  • Ito double takes Kashima into knockout rounds 22 May 2019 17:50 Five minutes after coming off the bench, Ito cancelled out Marouane Fellaini's early header and the 30-year-old striker put his side's qualification beyond doubt less than two minutes later when he showed composure to score the winner. Kashima, who …
  • Arab states pressuring Palestinians to attend Bahrain workshop 22 May 2019 17:46 Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman greets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas before the start of the 29th Arab Summit in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia April 15, 2018. (photo credit: HAMAD I MOHAMMED/REUTERS) Some Arab states have begun …
  • Lessons From The Gulf Of Tonkin Incident: The Iran Script 22 May 2019 17:09 05/22/19 Lessons From The Gulf Of Tonkin Incident: The Iran Script By Paul Pillar (source: LobeLog) Disturbing similarities between the run-up to the Iraq War of 2003 and the Trump administration's bellicosity toward Iran keep accumulating. …
  • U.S. Considers Export Ban on Surveillance Company That Helps Send Muslims to China's Concentration Camps: Report 22 May 2019 17:00 The U.S. government is considering a tech export ban that would target Hikvision, a Chinese video surveillance company that’s been instrumental in sending anywhere from 1 million to 3 million Muslims into China’s network of secretive concentration camps, …
  • Locals get $1.4M boost for virtual reality tech 22 May 2019 16:56 From left, Elisabeth Meyer, manager of the Employment and Education Centre's 'CareerLabs' virtual reality project, listens as EEC executive director Sue Watts speaks during a media event with Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes …
  • Saudi Whistle-Blower: MbS Mad at Saudi Intelligence Bodies' Failure in Yemen Drone Attacks 22 May 2019 16:47 Saudi Whistle-Blower: MbS Mad at Saudi Intelligence Bodies' Failure in Yemen Drone AttacksTEHRAN (FNA)- Saudi whistle-blower Mujtahid, who is believed to be a member of or have a well-connected source in the royal family, disclosed that Saudi Crown …
  • Air Peace Begins Flight Operations to South Africa, UAE June 22 May 2019 16:41 Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, has said it will begin flight operations to Johannesburg, South Africa and Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) in June. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, announced the new …
  • Chinese airlines pressure Boeing for compensation over Max groundings 22 May 2019 16:24 China is stepping up pressure on Boeing Co for compensation over the grounding of its 737 Max jetliners and a role in approving changes after two fatal crashes. Two of three major state-owned carriers — Air China Ltd (中國國際航空) and China …
  • Gold Card residencies drawcard to Emirates 22 May 2019 16:18 INTERNATIONAL – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Tuesday that it would grant 6800 foreign investors permanent residency under a new “Golden Card” system after they invested a combined 100 billion dirhams (R393bn) in the Gulf state.  Typically, …
  • Brighter Q1 Operating Loss Widens To SEK 12.7 Million 22 May 2019 15:56 April 10 (Reuters) - Brighter AB (publ) ::NEW BOARD MEMBERS INVEST SEK 9.6 MILLION IN BRIGHTER THROUGH A DIRECTED SHARE ISSUE..IT ENTREPRENEUR AND TECH INVESTOR EMANUEL LIPSCHÜTZ AND BLOCKCHAIN PROFILE TOVE ANDERSSON INVEST SEK 9.6 MILLION THROUGH A …
  • Breaking Silence, James Mattis Warns Trump Against War With Iran 22 May 2019 15:56 Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images. In his first public remarks since leaving the White House in December, former Secretary of Defense James Mattis warned against U.S. military escalation toward Iran, opting for …
  • ‘Palestinians united in rejecting deal of century’ 22 May 2019 15:36 A high-ranking member of the Islamic resistance movement, Hamas, says the Palestinian nation vigorously rejects US President Donald Trump’s controversial proposal for “peace” between the Israeli regime and Palestinians, dubbed “the deal of the century.” “ …
  • UAE launches ‘permanent residency’ scheme for foreign investors 22 May 2019 14:57 The United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s Vice President and Prime Minister and the Ruler of Dubai, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, yesterday launched a new scheme which grants permanent residency to expatriates. “We launched a new ‘Golden Card’ system to grant …
  • Top French journalist summoned by intelligence service 22 May 2019 14:41 It was a July 18 article by Chemin that first reported that Benalla had beaten the May Day demonstrator while wearing a police helmet.  The Elysee has been accused of covering up the affair by failing to report Benalla to the authorities. “We stand by our …
  • Wed. 9:01 a.m.: Iranian lawmaker says he doesn’t want war with US 22 May 2019 14:18 In this photo from Monday, released by U.S. Navy, an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) on Arabian …
  • ‘Golden Card’: UAE gives foreign investors permanent residency 22 May 2019 14:14 DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates said yesterday it will grant 6,800 foreign investors permanent residency under a new “Golden Card” system after they invested a combined 100 billion dirhams ($27 billion) in the Gulf state. Typically, foreigners have …
  • Ace Hardware Reports First Quarter 2019 Results 22 May 2019 14:10 "Significant growth from new stores, including 47 in the first quarter, solid same-store-sales growth and a 55 percent surge in revenue from acehardware.com fueled our 5.1 percent revenue increase and 89.9 percent net income growth," said John …
  • UAE says joint probe into tanker attack ensures impartiality 22 May 2019 14:06 DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates said on Wednesday that the participation of several countries in an investigation into last week’s attack on oil tankers off its coast would support the “impartiality and transparency” of the findings. The Gulf …
  • Oil Shifts Lower in Morning Trade 22 May 2019 14:01 The American Petroleum Institute said on Tuesday domestic crude oil inventories increased by 2.4 million bbl in the week ended May 17, missing calls for a 2 million bbl draw. API data was mixed for refined products, detailing a gasoline inventories build …
  • Iranian lawmaker says his country does not want direct or proxy war with US 22 May 2019 13:54 Iran will “under no circumstances” enter a war either directly or indirectly with the United States, a prominent reformist Iranian lawmaker said Wednesday, as both Washington and Tehran try to ease heightened tensions in the region. The reported comments …
  • Saudi Arabia to execute three scholars after Ramadan: Report 22 May 2019 13:52 Three leading Saudi Arabian scholars being held by Riyadh on multiple charges of "terrorism" will be sentenced to death, according to a report. Citing two government sources and one of the men's relatives, Middle East Eye on Tuesday reported …
  • Amira Nature Foods Ltd to present at the LD Micro Invitational Investor Conference in Los Angeles on June 4th 2019 22 May 2019 13:47 Amira Nature Foods Ltd (the "Company") (NYSE: ANFI), a global provider of packaged specialty rice, today announced that the Company is scheduled to present at the upcoming LD Micro Invitational Investor Conference on Tuesday June 4th 2019. The LD …
  • U.S. Believes Iran Behind Vessel Attacks 22 May 2019 13:44 KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — U.S. intelligence now believes that Iran is behind the attacks against commercial vessels off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, a U.S. official told ABC News. The new assessment, directly blaming Iran …
  • DoD: US Deterred Possible Iranian Attacks Based on Posture of Forces - Report 22 May 2019 13:35 US 23:21 21.05.2019(updated 01:12 22.05.2019) Get short URL Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan and other top defence and security officials were on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to provide closed-door briefings to members of Congress on Iranian threats …
  • Who are the Indian businessmen to get 10-year 'Golden Card' from UAE? 22 May 2019 13:32 More Indian businessmen were expected to get the 10-year-residency.Reuters Under the Gulf nation's long-term residency scheme, a 10-year-visa of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were issued to two Indian businessmen on Tuesday (May 21) to woo investors …
  • Microsoft Joins Google's Crackdown on Huawei Amid US Blacklisting 22 May 2019 13:27 Business 15:34 22.05.2019Get short URL Microsoft earlier refused to confirm or deny its intention to prevent Huawei from obtaining Windows licenses. Microsoft has halted sales of the Huawei MateBook X Pro in its online store amid the ongoing US-China spat. …
  • Man bust at OR Tambo airport with 22 rhino horns in his luggage 22 May 2019 13:26 An airline passenger en route to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from Johannesburg has been arrested with 22 rhino horns in his luggage. The horns were intercepted by authorities at OR Tambo International Airport, Capt Ndivhuwo Mulamu said in a statement on …
  • King leaves on UAE trip 22 May 2019 13:25 (MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Amman, May 22 (Petra) His Majesty King Abdullah II, accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II, flew to the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday for talks with Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, …
  • How this CEO transformed a sleepy architectural shop into a cutting-edge, international megafirm 22 May 2019 13:15 Sheela Søgaard has transformed the Bjarke Ingels Group over the past 11 years from a 45-person shop in Copenhagen, Denmark, that was short on cash to a 550-person international megafirm by implementing a rigorous vetting system for each effort, no matter …
  • UAE welcomes friendly countries' decision to join sabotage investigations 22 May 2019 13:09 The United Arab Emirates has welcomed the decision and willingness of several friendly countries to join the international investigation into the recent sabotage operations, which targeted four tankers that carried Emirati, Saudi, and Norwegian flags off …
  • DMCC woos investors in Europe, China 22 May 2019 13:03 DMCC, a major free zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise, has completed roadshows and presentations this month in Sweden, the United Kingdom and China, highlighting the opportunities available through DMCC for companies …
  • UAE condemns Houthi attacks... 22 May 2019 12:59 The UAE urged the international community to act immediately to stop such terrorist attacks. The United Arab Emirates has condemned in the strongest terms the attempt of the Houthi militants to target Makkah with a ballistic missile. A Ministry of Foreign …
  • Dans sign leasing agreement with Dubai Aviation City Corporation 22 May 2019 12:55 in Training Posted 22 May 2019 · Add Comment Dubai Air Navigation Services(Dans) has signed a leasing agreement with Dubai Aviation City Corporation (DACC) that establishes a facility within Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) as the location from where …
  • Here’s how much you can expect to pay for petrol next month 22 May 2019 12:50 South Africa’s annual inflation slowed for the first time in three months, with the rate falling below the midpoint of the central bank’s target range after moderation in food-price growth tempered an increase in the cost of petrol. Annual consumer-price …
  • Tunisia first in Africa for protection of children's rights 22 May 2019 12:35 (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, MAY 22 - According to the latest report ''The KidsRights Index 2019'', drafted by international children's rights organization ''KidsRights Foundation'', Tunisia is 15th in a ranking of countries …
  • French Court To Rule On Extradition Of Iranian Engineer To U.S. 22 May 2019 12:18 An appeals court in France is set to rule on the extradition of an Iranian engineer to the United States. Jalal Rohollahnejad was detained under a U.S. extradition warrant at the airport in the southern French city of Nice on February 2. The 41-year-old …
  • Saudi Arabia, UAE to attend U.S.-led Palestine investment meeting 22 May 2019 12:17 A smoke trail is seen as a rocket is launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel August 20, 2014. \REUTERS/Baz Ratner RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will participate in a conference next month in Bahrain aimed at …
  • UAE say welcomes participation of other countries in tankers attack probe 22 May 2019 12:16 DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates said it welcomes the participation of a number of ‘’brotherly and friendly states’’ in the investigation of the ‘’sabotage operations’’ that targeted four tankers near its territorial waters, the state-news agency …
  • Houthi targets arms depot at Saudi airport in Najran 22 May 2019 12:07 The Houthi group has targeted an arms depot at Najran Airport in Saudi Arabia, sparking a fire in the place, amid tensions between Riyadh and the Iran-backed group, the Al-Masirah TV, run by Houthis in Yemen, said on Tuesday. There were no immediate …
  • India- Specialty Malt Market Growth Prospect, Leading Manufacturers and Development Strategies Forecast 2024 22 May 2019 12:05 (MENAFN - GetNews) Specialty Malt Comprehensive Study by Type (Roasted Malt, Crystal Malt, Dark Malt), Application (Brewing, Distilling, Non-alcoholic Malted Beverages, Bakery), Form (Liquid Specialty Malts, Dry Specialty Malts), Source (Rye, Barley, Wheat …
  • Trump has ‘trumped’ the Islamic Mafia 22 May 2019 11:59 President Donald Trump signs a document acknowledging Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, on March 25, 2019 as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on.. (photo credit: AMOS BEN-GERSHOM/GPO) The Trump administration announced on Sunday …
  • Pakistan Gets First Upgraded Chinese Fighters Amid 'Concerns' Over F-16 Safety 22 May 2019 11:52 Asia & Pacific 14:13 22.05.2019(updated 14:21 22.05.2019) Get short URL The development comes just days after an Indian media outlet cited government sources as claiming that Pakistan had redeployed its US-made F-16 fighter jets in a bid to avoid major …
  • Atiku heads to court as Buhari’s aide, Lauretta Onochie, fails to pay N500m, apologise 22 May 2019 11:41 Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar is set to sue an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social media, Lauretta Onochie, for over N2bn as she has failed to apologise and pay him the sum of N500m after allegedly defaming his …
  • Key German Tech Company Denies It Stopped Shipments to Huawei 22 May 2019 11:41 Business 11:59 22.05.2019(updated 12:00 22.05.2019) Get short URL The Huawei spat between China and the US escalated recently after the Chinese telecommunications titan was blacklisted by US authorities. Although it was later announced that the government …
  • Iran ‘possibly’ behind Gulf attacks 22 May 2019 11:34 Iran ‘possibly’ behind Gulf attacks WASHINGTON/TEHRAN: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday it was "quite possible" Iran was responsible for sabotage of Gulf oil interests as he prepared to brief lawmakers on rising tensions. Pompeo …
  • Permanent residency scheme ‘Golden Card’ launched in UAE 22 May 2019 11:30 Permanent residency scheme ‘Golden Card’ launched in UAE DUBAI: After the introduction of long-term visa programme for expatriates in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the country has now launched a permanent residency scheme termed the “Golden Card” for …
  • UN envoy warns of ‘long and bloody war’ in Libya 22 May 2019 11:21 UN envoy warns of ‘long and bloody war’ in Libya UNITED NATIONS, United States: The UN envoy for Libya warned Tuesday the battle for Tripoli was “just the start of a long and bloody war” and called for immediate steps to cut off arms flows fueling the …
  • UAE offers golden visas 22 May 2019 11:17 UAE offers golden visas DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates said on Tuesday it has launched a permanent residency scheme to attract wealthy individuals and highly skilled workers to the oil-rich Gulf country. The "Golden Card" programme is open to …
  • Kid Snacks Market Growth Prospect, Leading Manufacturers and Development Strategies Forecast 2024 22 May 2019 10:58 May 22, 2019 (AB Digital via COMTEX) -- This intelligence report provides a comprehensive analysis of the Kid Snacks Market. This includes Investigation of past progress, ongoing market scenarios, and future prospects. Data True to market on the products, …
  • Critical Food Aid Lines Jeopardized as Yemen’s Ceasefires Fail 22 May 2019 10:56 Mac Hamilton, executive manager at STAND: The Student-led Movement to End Mass Atrocities, told Radio Sputnik's By Any Means Necessary Tuesday that the aid disruptions came from a recent shift in Houthi tactics that endangered the ceasefire near the …
  • Iran increases its production of uranium as tensions grow   22 May 2019 10:46 Iranian officials stressed the uranium would only be enriched to the 3.67pc limit set by the 2015 nuclear deal, making it suitable for civilian nuclear power generation but well below the 90pc purity required to make atomic bombs. However, by increasing …
  • UAE envoy, Senate chairman discuss bilateral cooperation 22 May 2019 10:45 UAE envoy, Senate chairman discuss bilateral cooperation ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Pakistan Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al Zaabi said that Pakistan and the UAE have shared values, traditions and a common dream for regional …
  • Unteresee & Tavares make Bafana squad for AFCON 22 May 2019 10:09 Bafana Bafana head coach Stuart Baxter has included Swiss-based defender Joel Untersee and Crystal Palace’s Nikola Tavares in his 30-man provisional squad for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament to be held in Egypt next month. Baxter says the two …
  • UAE condemns Houthi attacks against Makkah 22 May 2019 09:44 The UAE urged the international community to act immediately to stop such terrorist attacks. The United Arab Emirates has condemned in the strongest terms the attempt of the Houthi militants to target Makkah with a ballistic missile. A Ministry of Foreign …
  • We’re already mired in a war with Iran — in Yemen 22 May 2019 09:44 Is America headed for a war involving Iran? Actually, we’re already mired in one. It’s the unconscionable war in Yemen, where we are complicit in the deaths of almost a quarter million Yemenis so far, many of them children who have starved to death. Just a …
  • US said to be mulling restrictions on China surveillance group Hikvision’s ability to buy US technology 22 May 2019 09:39 The US administration is ratcheting up pressure on China’s technology champions amid reports that it is also considering restrictions on the ability of video surveillance group Hikvision to buy American products, a move which would likely inflame tensions …
  • New Zealand’s Next Liberal Milestone: A Budget Guided by ‘Well-Being’ 22 May 2019 09:36 WELLINGTON, New Zealand — It’s being called the next big move by a New Zealand government seen by progressives around the world as a beacon in increasingly populist times: a national budget whose spending is dictated by what best encourages the “well-being …
  • MABUX: Bunker Market Volatility to Kick In Today 22 May 2019 09:33 MABUX World Bunker Index (consists of a range of prices for 380 HSFO, 180 HSFO and MGO (Gasoil) in the main world hubs) changed insignificant and irregular on May 21: 380 HSFO – 441.87(-0.57) 180 HSFO – USD/MT – 478.05(+0.11) MGO – USD/MT – 702.90( …
  • SPX Flow Held Channel Partner Training Event in the Middle East 22 May 2019 09:16 As part of a continuing programme of partnership and enablement, SPX Flow has held another highly successful Channel Partner training event, this time in the Middle East. Channel Partners are an imperative part of the company s growth strategy and, …
  • Bahrain attempts to reassure Palestinians 22 May 2019 09:11 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Bahrain on Tuesday defended its decision to host a White House-engineered conference to address the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, saying its only objective is to support the "brotherly Palestinian people." The …
  • Trump officials say U.S. actions to deter attacks 22 May 2019 09:10 WASHINGTON -- Tamping down talk of war, top administration officials told Congress on Tuesday that recent actions by the U.S. deterred attacks on American forces. But some lawmakers remained skeptical of the White House approach in the Middle East. After a …
  • 2 Indian businessmen in Dubai get new 10-year visa 22 May 2019 08:59 Category: Middle East Posted by Shameen Published: May 22, 2019, 2:04 pm IST Updated: May 22, 2019, 2:04 pm IST Dubai: Two Indian Dubai-based businessmen were issued the new 10-year United Arab Emirates (UAE) resident visas which were rolled out in January …
  • Envoy distances United Arab Emirates from Sh400m gold scam 22 May 2019 08:53 By AGGREY MUTAMBO More by this Author The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has distanced itself from a scandal in which a relative of the country’s ruler is reported to have lost up to Sh400 million to a syndicate in Kenya. The UAE ambassador to Kenya, Mr Khalid …
  • Chinese Diplomat Mocks Trump Over Huawei Row With Graphic Joke 22 May 2019 08:45 Asia & Pacific 18:37 21.05.2019(updated 18:39 21.05.2019) Get short URL The trade war between the US and China has entered a new stage amid reports that Google has suspended its business operations with the Shenzhen-based telecom giant. Earlier, the US …
  • 3 Chinese airlines seeking Boeing compensation over 737 Max 22 May 2019 08:42 BEIJING (AP) — China is stepping up pressure on Boeing Co. for compensation over the grounding of its 737 Max jetliners and a role in approving changes after two fatal crashes. Two of three major state-owned carriers — Air China Ltd. and China Southern …
  • 5 impressive fountains to see around the world 22 May 2019 08:42 The new fountains on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées in Paris, France were recently officially inaugurated. The structures – made from an alloy of bronze and aluminium, as well as crystal, and lit up at night – are likely to become a new tourist attraction …
  • Lawmaker says Iran doesn’t want direct or proxy war with US 22 May 2019 08:38 Lawmaker says Iran doesn’t want direct or proxy war with US May 22, 2019 04:30 AM TEHRAN, Iran A prominent reformist lawmaker in Iran has reportedly said the Islamic Republic "under no circumstance" will enter a war with the U.S., either directly …
  • Goal is to deter Iran, not to start war - Trump officials 22 May 2019 08:37 After a day of closed-door briefings on Capitol Hill, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said their objective over recent days has been to deter Iran and now they want to prevent further escalation. "We're …
  • ‘A Charade’: US Peace Conference Recruits Arab Nations to Help ‘Make Palestine Disappear’ 22 May 2019 08:24 Washington’s planned Peace to Prosperity conference, to be held in the small Persian Gulf country of Bahrain next month, is a “sham” that will not advance the cause of an equitable peace for Palestinians, Miko Peled, the author of "Injustice: The …
  • Arab states waste heaps of food during Ramadan 21 May 2019 23:56 AS MUSLIMS HAVE for centuries, Ahmed Toufiq broke his Ramadan fast by nibbling a date while the call to prayer echoed across the Nile. Then he turned to the heaping plates in front of him. He made short work of a fragrant lentil soup, but his pace slowed …
  • Iran's aggressions the focus of 'emergency' Arab summit 21 May 2019 15:59 What’s the collective noun for a group of Arab leaders? A summit. What’s the distinguishing feature of an Arab summit? Cynics would say there isn’t one. It’s a long time since a notable decision was made at such a meeting. But this time it might be …
  • Arab Paper: Well-Equipped Saudi Arabia Humiliated by Yemenis' Simple Technology 21 May 2019 12:25 TEHRAN (FNA)- The Ansarullah movement of Yemen has changed its defense strategy against the Saudi and UAE military aggression to an offensive one relying on low-cost, but highly capable and dangerous technologies that have humiliated Riyadh that is …
  • UAE- OFID, UNDP partner to improve use of data for development in Arab region 21 May 2019 11:31 (MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) VIENNA, 21st May, 2019 (WAM) -- The OPEC Fund for International Development, OFID, and the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, yesterday signed in Vienna a new three-year partnership agreement in support of the …
  • Framing the Abortion Picture in the Arab World 21 May 2019 08:28 Turkey and Tunisia offer the least restrictive laws, and a growing number of women now rely on telemedicine for abortion pills While the abortion rights debate continues to be hotly disputed in the United States, with opponents using the Bible as a base …
  • United Arab Emirates to help Guyana address challenges to taxation, customs 20 May 2019 06:05 May 20, 2019 News 0   By way of two crucial agreements, Guyana will soon be able to lean on the expertise of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in addressing taxation and customs issues. Disclosing this to the media recently was Director General of the …