• World Briefs ... 'I will repay your trust,' Johnson tells ex-Labour voters 16 Dec 2019 10:24 LONDON – UK prime minister Boris Johnson visited former strongholds of his Labour opponents in northern England on Saturday, and pledged to repay their trust for helping to deliver a stunning victory for his Conservative Party in Britain's national …
  • YORK® YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller Launches in the Middle East 16 Dec 2019 09:48 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 16, 2019-- Johnson Controls is pleased to offer the YORK ® YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller to its Middle East customers. The YZ delivers up to 35% annual energy savings, reduced maintenance costs …
  • Ping An Good Doctor Launches Overseas Medical Service with Thailand's BDMS, Enabling "Face-to-face" Consultation with Top-tier Doctors for Users in the Comfort of Their Home 16 Dec 2019 09:48 SHANGHAI, Dec. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On 16 December, the world's leading healthcare ecosystem platform, Ping An Healthcare and Technology Company Limited ("Ping An Good Doctor"; stock code:01833.HK) announced that the Company and …
  • UAE, Egypt to strengthen trade relations 16 Dec 2019 09:17 UAE and Egypt have agreed to strengthen trade relations and boost bilateral exports between the two countries through an agreement signed between Etihad Credit Insurance (ECI) and the Export Credit Guarantee Company of Egypt (ECGE). The memorandum of …
  • UAE Lobbying Europe to Ease Arms Restrictions on Gulf 16 Dec 2019 09:08 The United Arab Emirates is reportedly lobbying European nations to ease restrictions on weapons sales to Sunni Gulf nations imposed over concerns of human rights violations in Yemen. Gulf countries argue that they need to stockpile arms amid growing …
  • Iran’s Metal Exports Rising Despite US Sanctions 16 Dec 2019 09:01 TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade (MIMT) announced that the country’s metal exports have jumped significantly in the first 7 months of the current local calendar year (March 21-October 22, 2019) showing Tehran’s economic strategies …
  • Qatar FM says early talks with Saudi Arabia have broken stalemate: CNN 16 Dec 2019 09:00 RIYADH (Reuters) - Qatar’s foreign minister said recent talks have broken a protracted stalemate with Saudi Arabia and that Doha was open to studying demands by its rivals in a Gulf dispute but would not turn its back on ally Turkey. FILE PHOTO: Qatar' …
  • If you miss next week’s solar eclipse over Oman, you won’t see it in this lifetime 16 Dec 2019 08:52 If you miss next week’s solar eclipse over Oman, you won’t see it in this lifetime December 16, 2019 | 12:33 PM by Times News Service Total solar eclipse, eclipse of the sun . Vector illustration Muscat: The rare solar eclipse that will pass over Oman on …
  • On Eve of Visit: NATO's Stoltenberg Praise Kuwait's Peace Mediation Efforts 16 Dec 2019 08:15 NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has lauded Kuwait’s efforts to promote regional peace and security and stressed that the security of the members of the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) is of great importance for the Alliance. In an exclusive …
  • Indonesia targets more investments from UAE during visit in January 16 Dec 2019 08:13 FILE PHOTO: Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Indonesian President Joko Widodo wave to photographers during their meeting at the presidential palace in Bogor, Indonesia, July 24, 2019. Dita Alangkara/Pool via Reuters …
  • In-Building Wireless Market in Middle East and Africa Size, Share, Cap, Solutions, Systems, Sample Report, Rapid Adoption of Smart Phones, Increased Data Traffic, Technological Advancements 16 Dec 2019 07:39 Middle East and Africa In-Building Wireless Market 2019-2026: The report segments the Middle East and Africa in-building wireless market on the basis of solution, system components, market verticals and country. On the basis of solution, the market is …
  • S. Korea, UAE agree to boost cooperation for regional peace 16 Dec 2019 07:35 The defense ministers of South Korea and the United Arab Emirates agreed Monday to strengthen cooperation for peace on the Korean Peninsula and in the Middle East, the defense ministry here said. South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo and his UAE …
  • Gathering represents renewed hope for solidarity 16 Dec 2019 06:05 KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuala Lumpur Summit (KL Summit) 2019 represents a new hope for Muslim solidarity and socio-economic integration. Malaysia, Turkey, Pakistan, Qatar and Iran will make serious efforts to achieve sustainable regional peace through commercial …
  • Year-end roundup 2019: Tax revenue remains a ‘catch-up’ game for boosting govt coffers 16 Dec 2019 05:32 For 2019, the government is estimated to collect RM189.9 billion in taxes. — AFP pic KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 16 — More than a year after Malaysia shifted its consumption tax system back to the Sales and Services Tax (SST), a lot more needs to be done in order to …
  • Allen Dale “AJ” Jamison 16 Dec 2019 05:25 Allen Dale (AJ) Jamison died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer. He fought a good fight! AJ Jamison Memorial service was Dec. 13 at Rost Funeral Home in Mountain Home, Idaho. AJ was born Sept. 8, 1963, to Dale and Geraldine …
  • Crashing economy: Over 0.15m Rawalpindi residents went abroad to work 16 Dec 2019 03:47 A Reuters file photo of passengers at an airport. RAWALPINDI: With the local economy struggling over the past year with high inflation and fewer jobs, as many as 0.15 million people from Rawalpindi sought a better future for themselves with gainful …
  • S. Korea is world's 4th-largest customer of US arms: data 16 Dec 2019 02:54 South Korea is the fourth-largest buyer of US weapons over the past 10 years, government data showed Monday. According to the global defense market yearbook published by South Korea's Defense Agency for Technology and Quality, the United States …
  • Fihr Al Said tops saloon car category of Oman Freestyle Drift championship 16 Dec 2019 01:44 December 16, 2019 | 5:10 AM by Khaled Orabi The second round will be on the 27th of this December, while the third and last round will be on the 4th of January, during which the Oman champion will be crowned. - Supplied photo Muscat: His Highness Sayyid …
  • Fighting Stalls After 'Final Assault' on Tripoli Fails to End War 16 Dec 2019 00:31 TUNIS, TUNISIA - Libya has two governments. They are at war with each other and both have TV news channels. On a channel supporting the Libyan National Army, which controls Libya’s east, a presenter in military fatigues on Sunday sat in front of pictures …
  • Egypt's El-Sissi Says Militias Hold Libyan Government 'Hostage' 16 Dec 2019 00:31 CAIRO - Libya's U.N.-supported government is held hostage by “armed and terrorist militias” in the capital, Tripoli, Egypt's leader said Sunday. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in televised comments that the Government of National Accord “is …
  • Qatar vows support for Libya’s UN-recognised government 15 Dec 2019 21:54 Qatar’s emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Sunday reiterated support for Libya’s UN-recognised government, Anadolu Agency reports. Speaking during a meeting with head of Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez al-Sarraj, in Doha, Tamim said …
  • EDITORIAL: Move to export qualified workers welcome step 15 Dec 2019 21:50 Sunday, December 15, 2019 22:00 By EDITORIAL Reports that the government is going to seek employment opportunities for its citizens in the Middle East during next year’s World Expo in Dubai are welcome. As the country contends with a bulging youth …
  • Having Helped Discover Belize’s Only Commercial Wells, Susan Morrice Envisions Its Post-Oil Future 15 Dec 2019 21:29 BNE Chairperson Susan Morrice believes the country's future lies in the development of human energy.Courtesy Belize Natural Energy (BNE)For most people, Belize conjures images of an island paradise. But since the 1930s, almost all of the big players in …
  • Tehran welcomes 'small progress' over Gulf tensions 15 Dec 2019 21:13 Steps towards healing the two-year diplomatic rift between neighbours Saudi Arabia and Qatar are positive for the whole region, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday in Doha. Qatar's foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul …
  • Cooper Fitch Unveils UAE and KSA Salary Expectations For 2020 15 Dec 2019 21:02 Notable winners in both countries include strategy, investment management, technology, manufacturing, banking, legal sectors, among others. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 15, 2019, (AETOSWire) : The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) job market is headed …
  • Turkish legislators to sign off on Libya military support deal 15 Dec 2019 20:49 Turkey moved closer to military support for Libya's internationally-recognised government when a bilateral deal was sent to Parliament that includes provisions for launching a "quick reaction force" - if requested by Tripoli. Late last month, …
  • Denmark on the green, sparkling Christmas tree top 15 Dec 2019 20:48 Denmark is on the Christmas tree top in Europe and exported around 9 million trees last year. Norway exported 3,000. Nearly 400,000 Danish Christmas trees, primarily Norwegian fir trees, ended last year in Norwegian living rooms. Total Danish Christmas …
  • More than five million passengers to travel on Air Astana and FlyArystan this year 15 Dec 2019 20:06 NUR-SULTAN – Air Astana Group expects that more than five million passengers will travel this year on Air Astana and its low-cost subsidiary, FlyArystan, reported the company’s press service. The number is a 17-percent increase over 2018. Photo credit: Air …
  • Pakistan won’t undermine Saudi interests, PM assures MBS 15 Dec 2019 19:38 PM Imran meets Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad in Riyadh. PHOTO: APP ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has assured Saudi Arabia it will not become part of any initiative, which might undermine the kingdom’s interests, as Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to attend the …
  • Iran’s metals exports to China surge by %150 y/y in March-October: Report 15 Dec 2019 19:11 Iran’s Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade (MIMT) said in a report published on Sunday that exports to China of major metals had reached a total of $1.568 billion in value terms between late March and late October this year, a surge of 150 percent …
  • Test cricket returns to Pakistan for first time in ten years 15 Dec 2019 18:46 Test cricket returned to Pakistan for the first time in ten years, after terrorists launched a deadly gun attack against touring Sri Lankan cricket team's bus in Lahore in 2009. Sri Lanka, the team that was the subject of the 2009 attack, returned to …
  • Pakistan’s Abid Ali makes history with century in drawn test against Sri Lanka 15 Dec 2019 17:58 RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN – Pakistan opening batsman Abid Ali made history on his debut by scoring a century in the rain-affected drawn first test against Sri Lanka on Sunday. Abid scored an unbeaten 109 off 201 balls to become the first batsman in …
  • Talks between Saudi Arabia and Qatar good for the region: Iran 15 Dec 2019 17:07 Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrai­n and Egypt cut diplom­atic and trade links with Qatar in June 2017 Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. PHOTO: AFP/FILE DOHA: Talks between Saudi Arabia and Qatar to heal their two-year rift are a good development …
  • Talks between Saudi Arabia and Qatar good for the region: Iran foreign minister 15 Dec 2019 16:31 FILE PHOTO: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a news conference, a day ahead of the first meeting of the new Syrian Constitutional Committee at the Untied Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, October 29, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse…
  • Students From NYU Abu Dhabi Win Etihad’s Fikra University Competition 15 Dec 2019 16:24 Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates today announced the winning team for the popular Fikra University competition, which called on students from across the UAE to share ideas under the theme of ‘Seamless travel, endless …
  • Erwin Koeman sacked as Oman football manager 15 Dec 2019 16:10 December 15, 2019 | 7:40 PM by Times News Service Photo Credit: Oman News Agency/Twitter Muscat: Erwin Koeman has been dismissed as manager of Oman’s national football team, following a meeting at the headquarters of the Oman Football Association. The …
  • Egypt’s el-Sissi says militias hold Libyan gov’t ‘hostage’ 15 Dec 2019 16:10 CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s U.N.-supported government is held hostage by “armed and terrorist militias” in the capital, Tripoli, Egypt’s leader said Sunday. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in televised comments that the Government of National Accord “is not …
  • European Nations Call for End to Libya Conflict 15 Dec 2019 15:18 Germany, France and Italy have called for an end to the conflict in Libya after strongman Khalifa Haftar threatened a “decisive battle and the advance on the heart of Tripoli,” the seat of the United Nations-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). The …
  • The winter travel destinations most popular with Mancunians revealed 15 Dec 2019 15:10 Germany is Mancunians’ favourite winter destination, flight data has revealed. A total of 476,031 people flew between Manchester Airport and Germany last December, January and February, making it the most popular place to visit for Mancunians last winter. …
  • Scotland fall to seven-wicket defeat at hands of UAE 15 Dec 2019 15:08 Matthew Cross hit a 53 as Scotland fell to the UAE ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2, Dubai Scotland 220-10 (48 overs): Coetzer 95, Cross 53; Mustafa 3-35 UAE 224-3 (43.5 overs): Suri 67, Hameed 63; Budge 1-21 UAE win by seven wickets Scorecard ( …
  • NPA boss Shamila Batohi heads to UAE in bid to extradite Gupta family – report 15 Dec 2019 15:05 Justice Minister Ronald Lamola and National Prosecuting Authority boss Shamila Batohi will form part of a delegation travelling to Abu Dhabi to persuade the United Emirates to extradite the controversial Gupta brothers. According to the Sunday Times, …
  • Turkey doubles down on the fight in Libya, but its sights are elsewhere 15 Dec 2019 13:05 Libya’s aspiring strongman Khalifa Haftar has besieged Tripoli for months in a bid to enter the capital, unseat the U.N.-recognized government and cement his hold over the country. But the septuagenarian general, who heads a grouping of factions styling …
  • Qatar sees 'small progress' in resolving Gulf dispute 15 Dec 2019 12:29 Some progress has been made in resolving a bitter dispute between Qatar and its neighbours, the Gulf state's foreign minister said, just days after its prime minister visited Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt …
  • Turkish lawmakers to sign off on Libya military support deal 15 Dec 2019 12:28 Turkey moved closer to military support for Libya's internationally recognised government when a bilateral deal was sent to parliament that includes provisions for launching a "quick reaction force" - if requested by Tripoli. Late last month, …
  • Sudan uprising yet to bear fruit 15 Dec 2019 10:57 By MAWAHIB ABDALLATIF More by this Author In just four months, Sudan Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has rode the wave of international relief that the protests that led to the ouster of Omar al-Bashir ended up in a broad-based transition government despite …
  • Rebel Libyan leader battles for capital 15 Dec 2019 10:29 CAIRO -- Just two days after rebel Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter declared a "final" and decisive battle for the capital, Tripoli, heavy fighting raged for a 24-hour period between his troops and militias loosely allied with the internationally …
  • Russian forces go rogue against US 15 Dec 2019 10:19 The chaos and confusion of civil war has seen Washington and Moscow clash again, this time with a US drone being shot down by Kremlin-backed mercenaries in Libya. In October, US President Donald Trump ordered his troops to retreat from the Syria-Turkey …
  • NICK STROBEL: Enjoy brilliant stars in winter sky 15 Dec 2019 09:51 Another semester is finished at Bakersfield College and the William M. Thomas Planetarium finished its fall schedule of shows Wednesday with “Season of Light." Just one snag this season due to problems with the film file caused the postponement of the …
  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport "very close" to new deal with major airline 15 Dec 2019 09:40 The boss of Liverpool John Lennon Airport (JLA) revealed he is “pretty sure” a major airline could be set to launch flights from Merseyside soon. John Irving, CEO of JLA, said the airport had come “very close” to securing an agreement with German airline …
  • Was 17 Black the motive behind Caruana Galizia assassination? 15 Dec 2019 09:35 Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed because 17 Black owner Yorgen Fenech feared information she was about to publish, according to self-confessed murder middleman Melvin Theuma. Jacob Borg looks back at her writings about 17 Black in the weeks leading up to …
  • Russia Set to Open Largest Theme Park in Moscow 15 Dec 2019 09:35 The biggest theme park in Europe will open in the Russian capital at the end of February. Designed to fit 20,000 people at a time, Dream Island park is set to become a tourist destination for family vacations. The project worth $1.5 billion was built with …
  • Chandelier crashes, ‘Phantom’ returns to Korea 15 Dec 2019 09:01 BUSAN -- Musical “The Phantom of the Opera” has finally landed in Korea, kicking off in Busan and taking the audience into the haunting love story set in Paris in the late 19th century. This is the first time the international tour of the opera is visiting …
  • Jazeera Airways lands at Al Ain International Airport, UAE in first ever direct service from Kuwait 15 Dec 2019 08:08 Jazeera Airways’ flight J9 139 landed at Al Ain International Airport (ANN) on Friday 13 December at approximately 1:45 pm UAE time in the first ever direct service between the airport and Kuwait. The service was made possible with the support of Abu Dhabi …
  • Date palm listed on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity 15 Dec 2019 07:22 Just like a nation’s identity, the palm tree is considered a fighter. Penetrating deep into the soil to deepen its root, adapting to different situations, and bearing equally with canicular days, and cold spells; palm trees are the identification of the …
  • Andaz Brand Debuts in Dubai With the Opening of Andaz Dubai The Palm 15 Dec 2019 06:59 CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 15, 2019-- Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the official opening of Andaz Dubai The Palm. Joining Andaz hotels in top destinations around the world, such as Amsterdam, London, New York, Tokyo, Seoul and …
  • Turkey renews military pledge to Libya as threat of Mediterranean war grows 15 Dec 2019 06:52 The threat of a military clash in the Mediterranean has drawn nearer following talks in which Turkey has underlined its willingness to send troops to Libya to defend the country’s UN-recognised government. The government of national accord in Tripoli, or …
  • Israel eyes Dubai expo as 'portal' to Arab world 15 Dec 2019 06:47 Like most Arab countr­ies, the United Arab Emirat­es has no diplom­atic relati­ons with Israel­ An AFP file photo of Dubai TEL AVIV: With the world’s largest trade fair opening in an Arab country for the first time next year, Israel is stepping up …
  • Fighting rages near Libya’s capital amid rebel advances 15 Dec 2019 05:25 CAIRO (AP) — Just two days after rebel Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter declared a “final” and decisive battle for the capital Tripoli, heavy fighting raged for a 24-hour period between his troops and militias loosely allied with the internationally backed …
  • Downturn may affect M'sian pilots with Etihad, Hong Kong Airlines 15 Dec 2019 04:32 KUALA LUMPUR: The “wings” of several hundred pilots flying for several international airlines are expected to be clipped soon. This follows a severe downturn in business for these airlines, some of which are planning voluntary redundancy programmes or …
  • Engaging Kerala's non-resident diaspora 15 Dec 2019 04:27 Over the past five decades, the role of Kerala’s diaspora in the economic, social, and cultural development of the State has been crucial. Although the migration of workers for employment is a universal phenomenon, migrants from Kerala have certain …
  • Queen visits British Museum 15 Dec 2019 03:10 LONDON: Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah on Saturday visited British Museum, the first national public museum in the world. Her Majesty toured for about two hours looking at, among others, the ‘Inspired by the East: How …
  • Queen views Islamic exhibition at British Museum 15 Dec 2019 02:02 LONDON: The Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah visited the first national public museum in the world – the British Museum – on Saturday. Her Majesty spent two hours perusing the establishment, including surveying the “Inspired …
  • Opposition Forces Advance Around Tripoli  15 Dec 2019 00:05 CAIRO - Libya's eastern military commander, General Khalifa Hafter, who began a fresh push to try to capture Tripoli during the past several days, was reported Saturday to have advanced in and around the city.  Amateur video on Arab TV channels …
  • 'Islam doesn't have any geographic boundaries': Naperville cultural event shows Muslims' diversity 14 Dec 2019 23:47 The religion of Islam came from one person in one place, as a Naperville Imam explained it during a cultural event Saturday, but diversity is a hallmark of the faith. Since an angel visited the Prophet Muhammad in the holy land of Mecca and he started what …
  • Malawi can provide soft landing for Zim exporters 14 Dec 2019 23:21 The Sunday Mail Trade Focus Allan Majuru As Zimbabwe strives to grow its economy, anchored on sound manufacturing and export industries, countries in the Southern African region present an easy market for those looking at improving brand visibility beyond …
  • Three Filipino performers to celebrate culture in a magic night at Riyadh - Saudi Gazette 14 Dec 2019 23:12 Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — An unprecedented event that celebrates the Filipino culture will be held on Friday, as part of Riyadh season. In a night of joy and celebration, three Filipino performances TNT Boys, Ogie Alcasid, and Lara Maigue will have a …
  • Graham Potter says reputation of English coaches in Europe ‘isn’t so positive’ 14 Dec 2019 23:02 0 Comments Graham Potter says reputation of English coaches in Europe ‘isn’t so positive’ Independent.ie Graham Potter highly recommends coaching abroad but believes British managers may struggle to find employment in Europe due to negative perceptions of …
  • It’s time for the international community to stop ‘recognising’ Hadi’s ‘government’ 14 Dec 2019 22:42 In spite of having no substantial physical political presence in Yemen, and no formal armed forces on the ground, the media is insistent on running with the same, tired expression of “the internationally recognised legitimate government” of the fugitive …
  • UAE join hands with Pakistan to protect children from polio Gulf News 14 Dec 2019 21:49 Islamabad: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) leadership is committed to protect Pakistani children from polio through its Emirates Polio Campaign by 2022, the UAE ambassador said as Prime Minister Imran Khan launched new immunisation campaign in Islamabad. …
  • Sri Lanka reaches 220-5 before rain disrupts 1st... 14 Dec 2019 21:08  12 Dec 2019 - 10:36 Sri Lanka's Dhananjaya de Silva (L) celebrates with teammate Niroshan Dickwella after scoring half century (50 runs) during the second day of the first Test cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Rawalpindi Cricket …
  • Fighting rages near Libya’s capital amid push by rebel army 14 Dec 2019 20:51 CAIRO (AP) — Just days after declaring a “final,” decisive battle for the capital Tripoli, heavy fighting raged over a 24-hour period between rebel Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter and an array of militias loosely allied with the U.N.-supported government …
  • EP mission urges Commission to open rule of law dialogue with Malta 14 Dec 2019 20:25 A European Parliament motion is set to pile pressure on the European Commission to begin dialogue with the Maltese government under the rule of law framework. The framework is designed to prevent emerging threats to the rule of law escalating to levels …
  • UAE to help eradicate polio from Pakistan by 2022: UAE Envoy 14 Dec 2019 20:22 (MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ISLAMABAD, 14th December, 2019 (WAM) -- The Government of the United Arab Emirates is determined to help Pakistan eradicate polio by 2022 through its Emirates Polio Campaign, a top Emirati diplomat said. Hamad Obaid Al …
  • NATO chief to lead delegation to Kuwait to celebrate ICI anniversary 14 Dec 2019 20:21 Stoltenberg praises Kuwait’s efforts for regional stability NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg BRUSSELS: A North Atlantic Council (NAC) delegation on the level of permanent representatives to NATO and led by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is …
  • Turkey adds former Fatah leader to most wanted list 14 Dec 2019 20:03 ANKARA Turkey has added former Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan to its most wanted terrorists list, offering a reward of up to 10 million Turkish Liras (about $1.75 million) for information leading to his capture, the Interior Ministry said on Dec. 13. A total …
  • Wishnutama- Indonesia Does Not Have a Tourism Masterplan Yet - engteco_interview Tempo.co 14 Dec 2019 20:00 TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Thailand’s gastronomic approach to promoting tourism impressed Wishnutama Kusubandio, the newly minted tourism and creative economy minister. Throughout 2018, the land of the white elephants managed to attract 38.3 million overseas …
  • Raja Permaisuri Agong visits British Museum 14 Dec 2019 19:50 Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah being briefed by the British Museum’s deputy director Jonathan Williams during her visit December 14, 2019. — Bernama pic LONDON, Dec 14 — Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah …
  • Fighting rages near Libya's capital in push by rebel army 14 Dec 2019 19:24 Samy Magdy, Associated Press Updated 11:18 am PST, Saturday, December 14, 2019 Photo: Ivan Sekretarev, AP FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2017 file photo, rebel Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter, meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia. …
  • Ivanka is pretty in pink at Qatar business forum in her first Middle East trip in two years 14 Dec 2019 18:52 Ivanka Trump attended an international conference in Qatar, alongside Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday. The First Daughter stood out in a black and pink $2,600 Alexander McQueen blazer, which she paired with slightly flared black trousers and …
  • $20M LAUNDERED ABROAD: AB Bank sues 15, including former chairman, 2 MDs 14 Dec 2019 18:48 AB Bank has filed a case against 15 persons, including a former chairman and two managing directors, over their alleged involvement in laundering $20 million abroad.  The private commercial bank filed the suit on November 20 with the 1st Joint District …
  • Sudan sentences Omar al-Bashir to two years for corruption 14 Dec 2019 17:56 A Sudanese court on Saturday sentenced former President Omar al-Bashir to two years in a rehabilitation center over charges of money laundering and corruption. He will be sent to a state-run facility for elderly people who are convicted of crimes not …
  • Maritime Satellite Communication Market to Witness Remarkable Growth by 2025 | Inmarsat, KVH Industries, Globecomm Systems 14 Dec 2019 17:49 Dec 14, 2019 (HTF Market Intelligence via COMTEX) -- Maritime satellite communication technologies help to track the ships and cargo through the globe. The rise in need of reliable data communication across remote marine regions and enhanced demand in the …
  • Mobility Assistive Devices Market: Growing Demand and Growth Opportunity | Pacific Rehab, Columbia Medical, Real Design 14 Dec 2019 17:49 Dec 14, 2019 (HTF Market Intelligence via COMTEX) -- This intelligence report provides a comprehensive analysis of the "Global Mobility Assistive Devices Market. This includes Investigation of past progress, ongoing market scenarios, and future …
  • Outbound Telemarketing Market Still Has Room to Grow | Emerging Players MarketMakers, Concentrix, Alorica, Convergys 14 Dec 2019 17:49 Dec 14, 2019 (HTF Market Intelligence via COMTEX) -- Outbound telemarketing involves a proactive sales approach wherein a team of skilled telemarketers make outbound calls to targeted customers to sell purchase a product or service. Also, it is a cost …
  • UN report unmasks Libya arms embargo violations 14 Dec 2019 17:38 From buying an Irish navy boat re-registered as a “pleasure yacht†to enlisting a Canadian firm to recruit Sudanese fighters — Libya’s warring parties are running rings around a UN arms embargo. That is the upshot of a near-400-word report published …
  • Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping and Elizabeth II congratulate Kazakhstan on Independence Day 14 Dec 2019 17:29 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Global leaders continue to send their greetings on the occasion of the upcoming Independence Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of Akorda. …
  • Tajik Children Undergo 'Readjustment' In Closed Schools After Attending Foreign Madrasahs 14 Dec 2019 17:25 Tajikistan is trumpeting the repatriation of children from Bangladesh who were studying at Islamic madrasahs, as the Muslim-majority country keeps strict tabs on religious education. But the return home for the children is not yet over as they have been …
  • Gulf crisis talks witnesses “little progress”: Qatari FM 14 Dec 2019 17:08 Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said on Saturday there has been “small progress, just a little progress” in solving the 2.5-year dispute between the Gulf states, Reuters reported. It came in a press statement to Reuters …
  • "Just A Little Progress": Qatar PM On Solving Dispute With Saudi, Others 14 Dec 2019 16:02 There has been small progress in resolving dispute between Qatar and some of its neighbours Doha: There has been small progress in resolving a bitter dispute between Qatar and some of its neighbours, the Gulf state's foreign minister said on Saturday, …
  • Qatar: ‘Small progress’ in resolving Gulf dispute 14 Dec 2019 15:27 Qatar’s foreign minister said that there has been small progress to resolve the dispute between the Gulf state and its neighbours, Reuters reports. Asked whether there was progress at the Gulf Cooperation Council summit held last week, Sheikh Mohammed bin …
  • COAS discusses regional security with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi 14 Dec 2019 15:22 Army chief General Qamar Bajwa meets Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abud Dhabi, UAE on Saturday. PHOTO: ISPR Army chief General Qamar Bajwa discussed on Saturday regional security environment with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al …
  • Abu Dhabi crown prince, Army Chief discuss means to enhance Pak-UAE cooperation 14 Dec 2019 15:15 Abu Dhabi crown prince, Army Chief discuss means to enhance Pak-UAE cooperation Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, discussed means of enhancing cooperation between Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates  (UAE) in a meeting with …
  • Qatar sees ‘small progress’ in resolving Gulf dispute, still believes in GCC 14 Dec 2019 15:04 DOHA (Reuters) - There has been small progress in resolving a bitter dispute between Qatar and some of its neighbors, the Gulf state’s foreign minister said on Saturday, just days after its premier visited Saudi Arabia. FILE PHOTO: Qatar's Foreign …
  • Qatar's foreign minister sees 'small progress' in resolving Gulf spat 14 Dec 2019 14:48 Qatar's foreign minister said on Saturday there has been small progress to resolve dispute between the emirate and its neighbours, after a two-and-a-half-year rift. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman al-Thani's comments came days after Qatar sent its …
  • Qatar sees 'small progress' in resolving Gulf dispute with neighbors 14 Dec 2019 14:35 There has been small progress in resolving a bitter dispute between Qatar and some of its neighbors, the Gulf state's foreign minister said on Saturday, just days after its premier visited Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain …
  • Why Are Saudi Netizens Against a Syrian TV Anchor in Jeddah? 14 Dec 2019 14:35 A Syrian news anchorwoman working for a Saudi broadcaster in Jeddah has become the target of an angry Saudi Twitter campaign, Saudi media reported Thursday, with some even calling for her deportation. Amira Al-Abbas stirred controversy in the ultra- …
  • 15 Million Iranian Bank Accounts Were Breached 14 Dec 2019 14:29 After months of scandals around the security camera Ring and its controversial partnerships with law enforcement, perhaps it was inevitable that the Amazon-owned company would face a far more common sort of scandal for sellers of internet-connected …
  • Duterte names Nur Misuari special envoy to Islamic body 14 Dec 2019 13:59 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 14) — The President has appointed Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Founder Nur Misuari as the country’s Special Economic Envoy on Islamic Affairs to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The Office of …
  • Four new UNESCO Cultural Heritage expressions are Arab 14 Dec 2019 03:42 (MENAFN - Brazil-Arab News Agency (ANBA)) Bruna Garcia Fonseca São Paulo – The new Intangible Cultural Heritage list released this Thursday (12) by the United Nations Scientific, Educational and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) includes four newly added Arab …
  • Card Sako for human fraternity guideline to build a new, united and pluralistic Iraq 13 Dec 2019 19:11 In a video, the Chaldean primate praises the document signed by the Pope and the Grand Imam of al-Azhar at a conference sponsored by the French Senate. In Iraq, protesters make unprecedented demands. Confessional conflicts are a "scandal". …