POLITICS | Trump Says Florida Convention Event Canceled After Coronavirus Spike

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Thursday said he would no longer holding a large gathering in Florida in August to accept the Republican Party’s nomination, after a spike in coronavirus cases in the state. ‘The timing for this event is not right’, Trump said in a White House press briefing. ‘It’s just not right … Continue reading POLITICS | Trump Says Florida Convention Event Canceled After Coronavirus Spike

NEWS | King Salman Telephones Kuwait Emir To Inquire About His Health

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz telephoned on Saturday Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to inquire about his health. Sheikh Sabah thanked King Salman for his telephone call, expressing his gratitude for his gesture, which reflect the depth of the historic relations between … Continue reading NEWS | King Salman Telephones Kuwait Emir To Inquire About His Health

TRAVEL | Pakistan Validates Licenses Of 166 Pilots Working In Foreign Countries

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Thursday validated licenses of 166 pilots working in foreign countries amid  a scandal involving ‘dubious’ flying certificates, which caused a global alert. Pakistan’s civil aviation ministry grounded 262 pilots for ‘dubious’ qualifications last month, prompted by a preliminary report into an airliner crash in Karachi in May that found the pilots … Continue reading TRAVEL | Pakistan Validates Licenses Of 166 Pilots Working In Foreign Countries

SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter Removes Image Tweet By Trump Over NYT Copyright Complaint

LOS ANGELES | Twitter Inc Has taken down an image tweeted by the U.S. President Donald Trump from its platform, after receiving a copyright complaint from the New York Times. The original tweet by Trump issued on June 30, showed a meme that read ‘In reality they’re not after me they’re after you I’m just … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter Removes Image Tweet By Trump Over NYT Copyright Complaint

TRAVEL ALERT | UAE Says Residents, Citizens Cannot Travel Abroad For Tourism Yet

DUBAI – United Arab Emirates authorities on Wednesday said residents and citizens were not yet allowed to travel abroad for tourism and leisure purposes and all travel abroad needed a permit, as part of restrictions aimed at stemming the spread of the new coronavirus. A spokesman for the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority … Continue reading TRAVEL ALERT | UAE Says Residents, Citizens Cannot Travel Abroad For Tourism Yet

NEWS | UAE Seeks To Verify Credentials Of Pakistani Pilots In Its Airlines

ABU DHABI – The United Arab Emirates is seeking to verify the credentials of the Pakistani pilots and engineers employed in its airlines after the South Asian government grounded 262 pilots for holding ‘dubious’ qualifications. Pakistan grounded pilots on June 26 on suspicion that they allegedly falsified their examinations to qualify  for flying aircraft, leading … Continue reading NEWS | UAE Seeks To Verify Credentials Of Pakistani Pilots In Its Airlines

BUSINESS | Bahrain To Pay 50% Of Wages For Private Firms Hit By Coronavirus: BNA

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Bahrain’s government said on Monday it would pay 50% of salaries for private company workers in sectors that were hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic, state news agency BNA reported. The new payments would start in July, BNA said, adding that the government would extend its assistance to Bahraini citizens by … Continue reading BUSINESS | Bahrain To Pay 50% Of Wages For Private Firms Hit By Coronavirus: BNA

News | Trump Denies Being Told About Russian Bounties To Kill U.S. Troops In Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said on Sunday he has never briefed about the reported Russian efforts to pay bounties to Taliban – linked militants to pay bounties to Taliban – linked militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan, blasting a New York Times report on the bounties. ‘Nobody briefed or told me, @VP Pence, … Continue reading News | Trump Denies Being Told About Russian Bounties To Kill U.S. Troops In Afghanistan

NEWS | France Arrests Six Over Stolen Banksy Artwork – Source

PARIS | FRANCE – Six people have been arrested in France over the theft of an artwork by the British street artist Banksy that was stolen from the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, a judicial source said on Saturday. The Mural, which shows a veiled female figure staring mournfully downwards, was found at a farmhouse … Continue reading NEWS | France Arrests Six Over Stolen Banksy Artwork – Source

WORLD NEWS | France’s Macron Says He Plans To Travel To Russia Soon

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron On Saturday said he would soon travel to Russia for more talks with his counterpart Vladimir Putin. ‘Trust-building talks initiated with President at Fort Bregancon continue’, Macron said in a tweet, mentioning European security, regional conflicts and climate change as key themes. ‘I will travel soon to Russia’. Macron … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | France’s Macron Says He Plans To Travel To Russia Soon