Qatar Airways Seeks To Buy Stakes In American Airlines

US carrier files for required permit to allow Qatar’s state-owned carrier to buy 10-percent stake in American Airlines. Continue reading “Qatar Airways Seeks To Buy Stakes In American Airlines”

Kuwait Hands Qatar A List Of Demands From Boycotting Countries: Al Jazeera

Kuwait has handed Qatar a list of demands from the Arab states boycotting it, Al Jazeera television said quoting sources. Continue reading “Kuwait Hands Qatar A List Of Demands From Boycotting Countries: Al Jazeera”

DP World, Masdar Sign MoU To Explore Clean Energy Solutions

Masdar to provide technical advisory services and explore renewable energy solutions for DP World’s ports and free zones in the Middle East and Africa Continue reading “DP World, Masdar Sign MoU To Explore Clean Energy Solutions”

US: List Of Demands To Qatar Should Be Reasonable

Tillerson says Saudi Arabia and its allies listed demands and he hopes they will be ‘reasonable and actionable’. Continue reading “US: List Of Demands To Qatar Should Be Reasonable”

Saudi King Empowers Young Reformer Son In Succession Shake-Up

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman made his son next in line to the throne on Wednesday, handing the 31-year-old sweeping powers as the kingdom seeks a radical overhaul of its oil-dependent economy and faces mounting tensions with regional rival Iran. Continue reading “Saudi King Empowers Young Reformer Son In Succession Shake-Up”

Archaeologists Unearth Forgotten Islamic Ancient City In Ethiopia

British archaeologists in Ethiopia have uncovered a forgotten city dating as far back as 10th century AD that was once believed to be the home of giants.  Continue reading “Archaeologists Unearth Forgotten Islamic Ancient City In Ethiopia”

Somaliland Exchange Student Finds Home Away From Home

By Suzannah Couch

When Naima Faarax boarded a plane home to Somaliland, she took with her a love for rain, for tacos and for the kindness of locals in Brown County. Continue reading “Somaliland Exchange Student Finds Home Away From Home”

Somaliland Calls For Talks With Somalia

Somaliland wants to reopen talks with the newly elected government of Somalia on security, economic cooperation and development, according to country’s foreign minister. Continue reading “Somaliland Calls For Talks With Somalia”

Hundreds Of Migrants Rescued In Boats Off Libyan Coast

Hundreds of migrants, some of them drifting in rubber dinghies off the coast of Libya, were picked up by Spanish and Italian ships on Saturday, adding to a lengthening list of rescue operations in recent days. Continue reading “Hundreds Of Migrants Rescued In Boats Off Libyan Coast”

Qatar Says It Will Not Negotiate Unless Neighbors Lift ‘Blockade’

Doha/Paris – Qatar will not negotiate with its neighbors to resolve the Gulf dispute unless they first lift the trade and travel boycott they imposed two weeks ago, its foreign minister said, but added Doha still believed a solution was possible. Continue reading “Qatar Says It Will Not Negotiate Unless Neighbors Lift ‘Blockade’”

Terror In London Seems To Confirm Muslims’ Growing Dread

LONDON — In a city on edge over a series of Islamist-inspired attacks, where police keep extensive watchlists and monitor potential militants, terror took a new turn when a van plowed into a group of Muslim worshippers here Monday. Continue reading “Terror In London Seems To Confirm Muslims’ Growing Dread”

‘Sweet As Broken Dates’ Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa To Be Released August 25

In 1988, on the eve of a two-decade civil war, Somalia’s authoritarian ruler Siyad Barre launched punishing airstrikes on the north of the country, known today as Somaliland, in response to agitations for independence. Continue reading “‘Sweet As Broken Dates’ Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa To Be Released August 25”

‘My Children Feel Welcomed And Respected Here’ How An Asylum Seeker Feels About Wales

This week is Refugee Week, as part of the events, Ruth Mosalski met with two refugees one who has been in Wales for 30 years, and one who hopes she will be allowed to make this her home. Continue reading “‘My Children Feel Welcomed And Respected Here’ How An Asylum Seeker Feels About Wales”

Vehicle Hits Pedestrians In London’s Finsbury Park

One person arrested after ‘major incident’ in north London, Metropolitan Police say. Continue reading “Vehicle Hits Pedestrians In London’s Finsbury Park”

Kuwait’s Ruler Calls For Gulf Unity To Heal Qatar Rift

Kuwait’s ruler called on Sunday for Gulf Arab states to overcome a diplomatic dispute with Qatar that has led to the worst regional split in years, saying all parties had a duty to preserve regional unity. Continue reading “Kuwait’s Ruler Calls For Gulf Unity To Heal Qatar Rift”

U.S. Warplane Downs Syrian Army In Raqqa Province

Amman/Washington – A U.S. warplane shot down a Syrian army jet on Sunday in the southern Raqqa countryside, with Washington saying the jet had dropped bombs near U.S.-backed forces and Damascus saying the plane was downed while flying a mission against Islamic State militants. Continue reading “U.S. Warplane Downs Syrian Army In Raqqa Province”

Trump Organization Ended Qatar Push 6 Days After Swearing In

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Trump Organization dissolved subsidiaries created to pursue business opportunities in Qatar six days after Donald Trump was inaugurated as America’s 45th president, according to a new financial disclosure form filed on his behalf. Continue reading “Trump Organization Ended Qatar Push 6 Days After Swearing In”

Djibouti, Eritrea In Territorial Dispute After Qatar Peacekeepers Leave

Djibouti accused neighboring Eritrea on Friday of occupying disputed territory along their border after Qatar withdrew its peacekeepers. Continue reading “Djibouti, Eritrea In Territorial Dispute After Qatar Peacekeepers Leave”

Saudi Foreign Minister Says Working On List Of Qatar ‘Grievances’

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Friday the four Arab states that broke ties with Doha were drawing up a list of “grievances,” and would present them soon, warning that Qatar could not fund extremism and remain on good terms with neighboring states. Continue reading “Saudi Foreign Minister Says Working On List Of Qatar ‘Grievances’”

Saudi: Gulf Rift Bigger Than Air Rights, Can’t Be Resolved At ICAO

Montreal, CA – Saudi Arabia, one of four Arab states that have cut ties with Qatar, said on Thursday that the rift was a bigger political issue than airspace rights and could not be resolved at the U.N.’s aviation agency, according to a source familiar with talks. Continue reading “Saudi: Gulf Rift Bigger Than Air Rights, Can’t Be Resolved At ICAO”