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UN chief calls for ‘immediate cessation of hostilities’ in Syria amidst upsurge in violence, displacement

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has expressed alarm over the scale of the military operation in Syria and reported attacks on evacuation routes as civilians try to flee north to safety. “The Secretary-General reminds all parties of their obligations to protect civilians and ensure freedom of movement”, said the UN chief in a statement […]

December 24th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi Arabia Elected President Desert Locust Control Committee for 2020-2021

Saudi Arabia was elected President of the Desert Locust Control Committee for the next two years, during elections at the opening ceremony of the 41st session of the 36-nation committee in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Locusts Control and Migratory Pests Center (LCMPC), an affiliate of the Saudi Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, ran for […]

December 12th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE Hosts 7th Islamic Conference of Health Ministers

The United Arab Emirates will host the seventh session of the Islamic Conference of Health Ministers in capital Abu Dhabi this December 15 through 17. High on the list of the issues to be discussed by the OIC health ministers are the OIC Strategic Health Program of Action (SHPA) 2014-2023 and how to foster cooperation […]

December 12th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Morocco Gets $ 275 Mln WB Loan to Improve Natural Disasters Response

The World Bank approved on Wednesday a $275 million loan for Morocco to enable the country better deal with the impacts of natural disasters and climate-related shocks, and to upgrade its institutional framework for disaster risk management. The loan will “help Morocco develop a comprehensive framework for disaster risk management, building on a previous World […]

December 12th, 2019 | Posted in Finance,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Sudan to reduce troops in Yemen to 5,000

Sudan had reduced the number of troops it has in Yemen from a peak of 15000 to 5000, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said on Sunday. Sudanese troops have been deployed as part of a Saudi-led alliance that intervened in Yemen in 2015 against the Houthi movement that controls the capital, Sanaa. Speaking at a briefing […]

December 10th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Morocco’s King destroys Israeli Prime Minister’s plan to use Pompeo for a trip to Rabat – Israeli reports

King Mohammed VI had vetoed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s request to visit the kingdom along with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Mike Pompeo visited Morocco last Thursday. He shortened his trip to one day and could not meet with the Moroccan monarch. Israeli reports note that Netanyahu who met Pompeo in Portugal on […]

December 9th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran’s Navy unveils new locally-made equipment

The Iranian navy unveiled Saturday new locally-made products including a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) naval drone, dubbed Pelican-2, and an Inertial Navigation System (INS). The Navy also displayed a project on a subsurface-to-surface missile system for submarines, reported tasnim news agency. Pelican 2, equipped with four motors for vertical movement and a powerful propeller, […]

December 1st, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Egypt’s Zamalek Club threatens to boycott CAF Super cup in Qatar

Egypt’s Zamalek football Club will not play the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Super Cup set to take place in Qatar February next year, the Egyptian team’s boss Mortada Mansour has said. The announcement came amid ongoing diplomatic showdown between the tiny Gulf country and Saudi-led quartet that includes Egypt. The executive community of the […]

November 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

EU welcomes return of Yemeni PM to Aden

The European Union Tuesday welcomed the return of Prime Minister of the Government of Republic of Yemen, Dr. Muin Abdelmalek, to Aden. “This constitutes an essential first step in implementing the Riyadh Agreement signed between the Government of Yemen and the Southern Transitional Council,” said Maja Kocijancic, EU foreign policy spokesperson, in a statement Tuesday. […]

November 20th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Emirates orders 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners & 50 A350 XWB at Dubai Airshow 2019

Dubai’s carrier Emirates has announced Wednesday a firm order for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a deal valued at $8.8 billion. Emirates CEO and Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum told reporters at the Dubai Airshow the agreement replaces a deal for the 777x aircraft. Emirates has earlier signed a purchase agreement for 50 […]

November 20th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »