NEWS ALERT | Qatar To Host Afghani Peace Negations Starting Sept.12: Statement

MILAN | ITALY – The Qatari ministry of foreign affairs announced in a statement on Thursday that it will host Afghani peace negotiations starting Sept. 12. The ministry statement that the planned direct peace negotiations between different Afghani sectors is an important and serious step towards brining lasting peace to Afghanistan especially after U.S. and … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Qatar To Host Afghani Peace Negations Starting Sept.12: Statement

ROYALS | Queen Elizabeth Is Turning Her Sandringham Estate Into Drive – In Movie Theater

LONDON - The coronavirus pandemic shuttered movie theaters around the world earlier this year, and while some have reopened in various locations, Queen Elizabeth’s estate is stepping in to provide quite the unique experience for those looking to catch a flick. The Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England, where the monarch retreats during the winter, will … Continue reading ROYALS | Queen Elizabeth Is Turning Her Sandringham Estate Into Drive – In Movie Theater

WORLD NEWS | Greta Thunberg Says Venice Documentary Shows Her Real Self

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - AUGUST 28: Fifteen year old Swedish student Greta Thunberg leads a school strike and sits outside of Riksdagen, the Swedish parliament building, in order to raises awareness for climate change on August 28, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by MICHAEL CAMPANELLA/Getty Images) VENICE | ITALY – A documentary following Greta Thunberg and … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Greta Thunberg Says Venice Documentary Shows Her Real Self

WORLD NEWS | Iranian Judge In Romania Committed Suicide, Prosecutors Say

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – A fugitive Iranian judge whose corpse was found in Bucharest Hotel in June had committed suicide by jumping from a hotel’s 5th floor, Romania prosecutors said on Friday. Gholmreza Mansouri, 52, fled corruption charges in Iran last year, one of several judges accused during a high-profile trial. He was found dead … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Iranian Judge In Romania Committed Suicide, Prosecutors Say

TRAVEL ALERT | Russia Resumes International Flight With Egypt, UAE And Maldives

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA - Russia Has resumed international flights with Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and the Maldives, a government order published on Thursday showed. The government said it had authorized three flights a week to Cairo, as well as two flights a week to Dubai and to the Maldivest’s Velana International Airport.

WORLD NEWS | U.S. House Panel Announces Contempt Proceedings Against Pompeo

Washington – The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee announced contempt proceedings against Secretary of State Mike Pomepo on Friday, citing his refusal to comply with a subpoena for records his ‘transparently political misuse’ of department resources. The Democratic chairman of the House of Representatives committee, Eliot Engel, also cited a speech Pompeo recorded in Jerusalem … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | U.S. House Panel Announces Contempt Proceedings Against Pompeo

NEWS | Pompeo To Have Closed – Door Meetings In Bahrain, UAE

DUBAI | United Arab Emirates – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will hold closed-door meetings Wednesday with Bahrain’s royal family and top officials in the United Arab Emirates amid the Trump administration’s push for Arab nations to recognize Israel. Pompeo already traveled to Israel and Sudan on this trip through the Mideast, one that … Continue reading NEWS | Pompeo To Have Closed – Door Meetings In Bahrain, UAE

NEWS | Kuwait To Rebuild Lebanon’s Only Large Grain Silo After Blast: Report

BEIRUT | LEBANON – Kuwait said it will rebuild Lebanon’s only large grain silo that was destroyed by the massive Beirut port explosion, raising fears of food shortages in a country already in financial meltdown. The destruction of the 120,000 – tonne capacity structure at the port, the main entry point for food imports, meant … Continue reading NEWS | Kuwait To Rebuild Lebanon’s Only Large Grain Silo After Blast: Report

NEWS | Pompeo To Visit Israel And UAE With Peace, Iran And China On Agenda, Sources Say

MILAN | ITALY – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Israel on Monday and the United Arab Emirates a day later to discuss the countries’ normalization deal, two sources briefed on his itinerary said. Also on Pompeo’s agenda will be the security challenges posed by Iran and China in the region, said the … Continue reading NEWS | Pompeo To Visit Israel And UAE With Peace, Iran And China On Agenda, Sources Say

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | WHO Chief Hopes Coronavirus Pandemic Will Last Less Than Two Years

GENEVA – The World Health Organization hopes the coronavirus pandemic will be shorter than the 1918 Spanish flu and last less than two years, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday, if the world unites and succeeds in finding a vaccine. The WHO has always been cautious about giving estimates on how quickly the … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | WHO Chief Hopes Coronavirus Pandemic Will Last Less Than Two Years