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KSA: Billions-worth Aramco to open tourism training center

Saudi Arabia’s national oil company Aramco, weighing billions of dollars, will open a tourism training centre to meet the kingdom’s plans to diversify its oil-based economy. The future centre will receive 5,000 Saudi males and females who will undergo a four-year training, Reuters reports citing the oil giant. The company agreed with a state-controlled vocational […]

May 18th, 2017 | Posted in Energy,Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

US-Turkey: Trump assures Erdogan “ties are still good” despites divergences

US President Donald Trump Wednesday vowed fidelity to ties with Turkey saying that Washington will remain on the side of Ankara against outlawed Kurdish groups. President Trump was speaking at a joint press conference with visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who was at the White House to seek American clarification on plans to arm […]

May 17th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA to house OIC’s human rights commission

Saudi Arabia has been chosen as permanent seat of the Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at the time the kingdom strives to polish its image on human rights. The IPHRC is a branch of OIC and “will provide on all human rights issues to the Council of […]

May 16th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Palestine projects to issue digital currency to circumvent Israel’s control

West Bank-based Palestine’s Monetary Authority (PMA) has indicated that leaders are mulling plans to issue a Palestinian digital currency in five–year time as a move to skirt around Israel’ powerful control over Palestinian economy. Azzam Shawwa, head of the institution noted that the move gives more control to Palestinians over supply and inflation. “That is […]

May 15th, 2017 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Washington to scale up Saudi defense system with over $100 billion arm deal

Saudi Arabia is on the verge of acquiring new weapons under a $100 billion deal with the United States, as ties between the two countries are thawing and as President Trump is expected in the coming days in the Saudi Kingdom, first stop in his first foreign trip. Washington is about to close $100 billion […]

May 15th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Yemen: over 100 people killed in cholera outbreak

The Red Cross Sunday in Yemeni capital Sanaa sounded the alarm over health crisis in war-devastated Yemen pointing out that 115 people have died of cholera in less than a month. “We now are facing a serious outbreak of cholera,” said Dominik Stillhart, the director of operations at the International Committee of the Red Cross. […]

May 15th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal postpones completion of world tallest tower to 2019

World tallest skyscraper situated in Jeddah will be completed in 2019, project initiator Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal told media on Thursday. The record-breaking project was announced in 2011 with completion projected for 2014. Jeddah tower situated beside the Red Sea is to rise over one kilometre (almost 3,300 feet). Visiting the site Thursday Prince Waleed […]

May 12th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Palestine: Hamas says Mazen Faqha’s killer received orders from Israel

The Hamas movement controlling the Gaza Strip announced Thursday it captured the killer of leader Mazen Faqha, adding that Israel was the mastermind of the killing. Newly elected political leader of the movement Ismail Haniyeh said at a press conference that the killer, whose name was not revealed, has been captured and is in the […]

May 12th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Lebanon’s Hezbollah promises next conflict with Israel will take place inside Israeli territory

Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Shiite movement Hezbollah Thursday indicated any future fight with Israel will take place in the Israel territory as both enemies renew animosity. Speaking to movement members in a televised speech, the Shiite leader indicated that “Hezbollah soldiers and rockets can reach all the positions across the Zionist entity during any […]

May 12th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria: Trump urges Moscow to rein in Assad, Iran

President Trump Wednesday urged Russia to call to order Syrian President Bashar Assad and regional ally Teheran. This came at a meeting in Washington with Russian top diplomat Sergei Lavrov, the highest Russian official received by the US President since ascending to the top job. “President Trump emphasized the need to work together to end […]

May 11th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

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