“Author Archive”
Stories written by jaberali

Kuwait international Airport re-opens from August

Kuwait will resume accepting and operating commercial international flights from August 1 but on limited capacity until August next year, Zawya reports. The Gulf country’s aviation authority, The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Monday unveiled a three-phase plan aiming at opening the country’s airspace for the resumption of flights as its aviation sector gradually […]

June 30th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

UNRWA receives pledges for $130 million funding

Some 75 countries and non-governmental organizations have pledged $130 million in financial commitments to the UN agency that assists Palestinian refugees across the Middle East, UNRWA, following a virtual conference on Tuesday, The meeting was held to bridge a $400 million funding gap so that UNRWA can continue providing health, education and social services to […]

June 25th, 2020 | Posted in Finance,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq gearing up for early parliamentary elections – PM

aqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi Tuesday announced the Middle East country is preparing to hold early legislative elections to complete the country’s sustainable constitutional establishment, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) reports. Kadhimi made the announcement at a meeting with United Nations Special Representative for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert. The Iraqi leader reportedly indicated that Baghdad will need […]

June 24th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA launches $4bn fund to develop tourism industry

Saudi Arabia has unveiled Tourism Development Fund with $4 billion as initial capital in line with kingdom’s plan to boost its tourism industry as a way to ease its dependence on oil revenues. The fund in a statement said it has $45bn in memorandum of understandings signed with private banks and will launch a range […]

June 22nd, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Aramco goes on customary redundancy plan, cuts hundreds of jobs

Saudi Arabia’s national oil giant has begun cutting hundreds of jobs across various sectors amid slump in oil demand due to covid-19 pandemic, Bloomberg reports citing anonymous sources. The cuts concern mostly positions held by expats the sources aware of matter told the U.S-based media. The staffers were informed earlier this week. “Aramco is adapting […]

June 19th, 2020 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Oman hires Microsoft to improve Omani youth’s skills in emerging technologies

Microsoft Corporation will collaborate with Oman’s National Youth Council (NYC) to upgrade Omani youth’s skill in emerging technologies, Trade Arabia reports. The Washington-based tech giant will organize Youth Tech Bootcamp during which students and working professionals will have the opportunity to get hands on trainings and harness technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet […]

June 17th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Kuwait: Three officials arrested for causing millions of losses for civil aviation industry

Three Kuwaiti officials have been nabbed over allegations that they caused the loss of $25 million for the civil aviation industry. The officials, whose identity has not been revealed, were arrested following a complaint by the Minister of State for Services Affairs, Mubarak Al-Haris, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) reports. They have been charged with “job […]

June 17th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Rare Doha-Cairo coordination enables repatriation of Egyptian expats 

A group of Egyptian nationals who were stranded in Qatar amid the covid-19 pandemic have returned home after both countries, mired in a diplomatic row, agreed to coordinate the repatriation operation. A group of 174 Egyptians arrived in Egypt on Sunday on board national carrier Egypt Air, from Oman to comply with Cairo’s ban on […]

June 16th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

HoR leader Saleh visits Algiers

Head of the Libyan House of Representation (HoR), Aguila Saleh, made an unannounced visit to Algiers, which has offered to mediate between Libyan factions. The HoR leader, based in the east, has emerged as the new leader of the Libyan administration opposed to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). Following rebel Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s […]

June 15th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait bans recruitment of expats in Petroleum Corporation

Kuwait announced Wednesday non-Kuwaitis will no longer be hired in the Gulf country’s Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and its subsidiaries for the remainder of the year till next year. Minister of Oil, Acting Minister of Electricity and Water, Khaled Al-Fadhel, unveiled the policy Wednesday during a parliamentary committee session. Fadhel also indicated that the number […]

June 11th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »