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Petrofac gets six-month extension contract with Basra Oil

Petrofac, a provider of oilfield services to the international oil and gas industry has announced its Engineering & Production Services division (EPS) has secured a further six-month contract extension with Basra Oil Company (BOC) for its long-standing Iraq Crude Oil Export Expansion Project (ICOEEP), Trade Arabia reports. Petrofac per the agreement is responsible for almost […]

June 1st, 2020 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Kuwait Airways set to shed 1,500 expat jobs

Kuwait’s national carrier, Kuwait Airways is planning to cut 1,500 jobs occupied by expats amid fallout of the covid-19 pandemic, a source told Bloomberg. The source who asked to be named because not allow to speak on the matter indicated that the airline is the working on the plan the process should take about two […]

May 29th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iranian father beheads daughter, hands himself to police

Police in Iran Tuesday arrested a man who surrendered himself after he beheaded his 13-year old daughter in alleged honor killing. The man in northern city of Talesh killed his daughter Romina Ashrafi Tuesday with sickle while she was asleep at home. Romina reportedly warned police when she was brought back home after running away […]

May 28th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Yemen aid lifeline near ‘breaking point’ – UN food agency

Humanitarian aid projects to war-torn Yemen are reaching breaking point, and some $870 million is needed to continue giving life-saving assistance to millions of vulnerable people for the next six months, the World Food Program (WFP) warned on Tuesday. The appeal for a fresh cash injection comes after more than five years of fighting in […]

May 27th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: Resumption of domestic flights from May 31

Saudi Arabia has announced resumption of domestic air traffic for May 31 as the Gulf country is set to ease gradually lockdown measures by the end of this month. Six daily flights will resume in the first phase, state-run SPA news agency reports. The kingdom as most countries around the world has halted local and […]

May 27th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

First Iranian tanker docks in Venezuela

One of Iranian five tankers carrying fuel for Venezuela has arrived safely in the Latin American country despite US threats. FORTUNE moored at the refinery of El Palito, Venezuela, according to TankerTrackers.com. “The Iranian oil/chem Handymax tanker, FORTUNE, which loaded 43 million liters of gasoline during mid-March at Port Shahid Rajaee, Iran, has now moored […]

May 26th, 2020 | Posted in Energy,Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Lebanon maintains contract with Sonatrach amid corruption, adulterated fuel scandal

A cabinet meeting led by President Michel Aoun has decided to maintain fuel supply contract with Sonatrach Petroleum (SPC), a subsidiary of Algeria’s state-run oil company, that is currently embroiled in supply of low quality fuel and corruption scandal, reports say. The Lebanese leader however stressed that investigations launched into the alleged corruption and supply […]

May 21st, 2020 | Posted in Energy,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Oman cuts salaries by 23 per cent amid cut in oil revenues and covid-19 pandemic

The Civil Service Council of the Sultanate has cut by 23 per cent the salaries of the new civil servants as Gulf country implement austerity measures as result of slimming oil revenues and effects of novel covid-19 disease. The council in a statement said a PhD holder’s entry level salary would be reduced 23 percent […]

May 19th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iran debunks alleged deal with Russia to remove Syria’s Assad

A senior Iranian official Sunday rejected reports claiming that Iran and Russia agreed to remove Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, saying it is a lie by the US. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, a senior adviser to Iran’s parliament speaker in a tweet said Assad is “the legitimate president of Syria.” “Report of a deal between Iran and Russia […]

May 18th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Algeria calls adulterated fuel supply in Lebanon “internal Lebanese affair”

The Algerian Presidency Wednesday said adulterated fuel scandal in Lebanon, in which the national oil company Sonatrach is mentioned as part of the scandal, is an internal Lebanese affair. The CEO of Sonatrach Petroleum (SPC), a subsidiary of Sonatrach, and several employees of the Lebanon-based company have been under investigation after it surfaced that the […]

May 14th, 2020 | Posted in Energy,Headlines,World News | Read More »