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Stories written by Kanelka Tagba

KSA: Six people die in gunfire exchange over plot of land

Six people were killed on Wednesday in a gunfire battle that opposed two families in the southern part of Saudi Arabia. “Security authorities received a report of shooting between a number of people in Al-Amoah province,” the official SPA news agency reported citing Zaid Muhammad al-Sabbash, a spokesman for Aseer region’s police. Three other people […]

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

Wife of Qatari royal demands release of husband amid covid-19 spread

The wife of Qatari royal Sheikh Talal Al Thani held in prison for seven year, has called for the release of her husband amid covid-19 pandemic spread in the Gulf country. Asma Rayyam said her husband been unjustly and without charges held in prison where she believes his life is under threat over the spread […]

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

Saudi Salic acquires 29.81 per cent in India’s Agri Business Fund

Saudi Arabia’s Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company, Salic, has acquired 29.81 per cent of Daawat Foods Ltd (DFL) from the India Agri Business Fund. The acquisition is in line with the Saudi investment company’s strategy to invest in rice, the aim being to strengthen the rice supply chain and make it more efficient and robust. […]

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

Palestinian Authority rejects UAE medical aid shipped through Israel

The Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank has declined tons of medical aid provided by UAE to help fight covid-19, arguing it was not informed about the shipment that was sent through Israel, The New Arab reports. PA health ministry in a statement Thursday said the aid was sent without coordination. “UAE aid arrived […]

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

Khashoggis pardon murderers of their father

The family of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed in the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul in 2018 said they have forgiven murderers of their father, Anadolu News agency reports. “On this blessed night of the blessed month (of #Ramadan), we remember God’s saying: ‘If a person forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is due from […]

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

Etisalat appoints Hatem Dowidar as interim CEO

Emirati telecom group Etisalat Group Wednesday appointed Hatem Dowidar as Acting Chief Executive Officer after Saleh Al Abdooli resigned from his role as CEO. Abdooli, according to the group, submitted his resignation citing personal reasons. He had been with telecom giant for 28 years. The board of directors picked Dowidar who until his new appointment […]

May 20th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Lufthansa schedules resumption of Dubai – Frankfurt flights early June

Germany’s national carrier, Lufthansa, has announced resumption of flights from Dubai to Frankfurt for June 7, Arabia Business reports. “People want to and can travel again, whether on holiday or for business reasons. That is why we will continue to expand our offer step by step in the coming months and connect Europe with each […]

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

Boeing wins $2bn-contracts to manufacture over 1,000 missiles for Saudi Arabia

The Pentagon said Wednesday it has awarded Boeing two contracts worth $2 billion to manufacture over 1,000 missiles for Saudi Arabia. Boeing, under the first contact worth $1.97 billion, will produce 650 air-to-surface missiles with a range of about 290km. The second contact, estimated at $657 million with the aerospace and weapons manufacturing giant, will […]

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

Covid-19: Air Arabia lays off dozens of workers

Sharjah-based carrier Air Arabia has let go dozens of workers as the airline tries to remain afloat financially amid the covid-19 pandemic. The airline said in a statement it laid off a small number of the workers, from its around 2,000 strong staff. “It is unfortunate that we had to take the decision to lay […]

May 6th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Qatar debunks rumors of coup d’etat as fake news

Qatar’s ambassador to Russia has debunked rumors of an alleged coup d’etat in the Gulf country after video footages circulated showing gunshots in streets. Ambassador Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah told Russian state-run news agency TASS, the footages were fake. Earlier, several youtube accounts and several social media networks circulated video footages of shooing and screams. […]

May 5th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »