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June 16, 2017 7:04 PM Trump partially rolls back Obama's Cuba thaw

US President Donald Trump says he is rolling back the Obama administration's "completely one-sided deal with Cuba". Speaking in Miami, Florida, he said his new policy would tighten rules affecting travel and on sending funds to the Caribbean island nation. But he is not reversing key diplomatic and commercial ties, and will not close the US embassy in Havana 32

June 16, 2017 9:10 AM Trump's Cuban Policy Reversal

The president on Friday will announce changes meant to make it harder to travel and do business with the island. President Trump will announce Friday a drastic change in the U.S.-Cuba relationship, swapping a policy of cultural exchange to bring about democratic ideals for something closer to the embargo-style policies from past decades. White House 44

June 16, 2017 5:06 AM Trump to clamp down on Cuba travel, trade, curbing Obama's detente

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday will announce plans to tighten restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba and clamp down on U.S. business dealings with the island’s military, rolling back parts of former President Barack Obama’s historic opening to Havana. Laying out his new Cuba policy in a speech in Miami, Trump will issue a presidential 34

June 15, 2017 7:09 PM Global lenders support Qatari banks hit by Gulf rift

Qatar balances out loss of funding from neighbours by securing cash from US, European and Asian banks. A few large Asian, European and US banks are providing funds to help to keep Qatari banks running smoothly after a rift has dried up financing from the UAE, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, according to banking sources. "We're unscathed so far," one Qatari 19

June 14, 2017 11:51 AM Eritrea Cuts Ties With Qatar, Becoming Latest African Nation to Side With Saudi Arabia and Allies

Eritrea has become the latest African state to side with Saudi Arabia and its allies in the diplomatic crisis involving Qatar. A group of Arab nations, led by Riyadh, cut diplomatic ties with the Gulf country last week, accusing Qatar of funding terrorist groups, including the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), and supporting Iran, Saudi Arabia’s main rival 32

June 13, 2017 12:37 PM Ethiopia starts online visa application

The government of Ethiopia has announced the commencement of online visa application and issuance to prospective travellers to the country. In a press release issued Tuesday June 13, 2017 and copied to, the Ethiopian Immigration and Nationality Affairs main Department says it has in collaboration with the country’s airline, Ethiopian 86

June 13, 2017 9:35 AM How Instagram's 'Rich Kids of Hong Kong' spend their fortunes

Lifestyle How Instagram's 'Rich Kids of Hong Kong' spend their fortunes If you're an Instagram user, you may already be aware of how glamorous life can be as a rich kid in London, Dubai, Beverly Hills, and even Mexico City. The ubiquitous "Rich Kids of..." has spawned TV shows, websites, and books — and new variations on the theme keep popping up. The Rich Kids of Hong Kong Instagram 47

June 11, 2017 9:00 PM Why IEBC picked Dubai firm

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has given reasons why it awarded the ballot printing tender to Al Ghurair two days ago. "Having considered a number of available options, the commission resolved to award the tender for ballot papers to Al Ghurair Printing, a company based in Dubai," said IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati. Mr Chebukati 36

June 11, 2017 9:51 AM The Latest: Iran sends food to Qatar amid Gulf dispute

Iran’s flag carrier is flying vegetables to Qatar after Arab nations cut land, sea and air routes to the energy-rich Gulf nation. Iran Air spokesman Shahrokh Noushabadi told The Associated Press that a sixth planeload of vegetables will head to Qatar on Sunday. He said 90 tons of vegetables already have been sent. Noushabadi tells the AP the flights 14

June 11, 2017 2:28 AM Emirates offers special fare and free visa to Dubai

Emirates is offering Ghanaian travellers the opportunity to visit Dubai with a special Economy and Business Class return airfare that includes a free Visa, a free third piece of luggage of up to 23 kg and a “My Emirates Pass”. Under the special offer, an Economy Class ticket from Accra to Dubai, airport taxes inclusive, costs US$599 and Business Class 81