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Stories written by Kanelka Tagba

State-owned Oman Occidental assigned to explore for oil, gas in two concessions

Oman has penned two agreements granting Oman Occidental, a unit of state-run Oman Oil Co, the rights to explore for oil and gas in concessions 51 and 65. The announcement by the Gulf country’s oil ministry on Twitter says the state gave rights for concession 51 to Occidental Oman and for concession 65 to Occidental […]

December 17th, 2018 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: UAE blasts Qatar’s accusations of interference in its internal affairs

UAE’s minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash brushed aside claims by the Qatari Emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, that his country, currently locked up in a diplomatic row with neighbors, is keen to enter into dialogue only if Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt stop interfering in its internal affairs. Speaking […]

December 17th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Saudi Sabic, UK-based Plastic Energy strike deal on mixed plastic waste recycling

The Saudi leading chemical industry, Sabic, has notched a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UK-based Plastic Energy to recycle mixed plastic waste back to the original polymer in Europe. Under the deal, Plastic Energy will supply feedstock to support Sabic’s petrochemical operations in Europe, Trade Arabia reports. Both partners are planning to build a first […]

December 17th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

FIFA2022: FIFA member-countries keen for tournament in Qatar with 48 countries- FIFA boss

Head of the World football governing body Gianni Infantino Thursday said majority of member-countries of FIFA are favorable to enlarge the number of teams to play in the FIFA world Cup in Qatar in 2022 to 48 but added that the final decision will be made in March. “We gathered the opinions as well of […]

December 14th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Yemen: Warring sides agree to pull out from Hodeidah port & city

Yemen rival sides, the Iran-backed Houthi rebels and Saudi-endorsed regular forces, reached on the last day of UN-brokered talks in Sweden a cease fire in the vital Hodeidah port city. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres Thursday said the two sides represented by Yemeni Foreign Minister Khaled al-Yamani and rebel negotiator Mohammed Abdelsalam agreed to withdraw […]

December 14th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UK denies plans to open military base in kuwait

The UK Ministry of Defense brushed aside reports that the European country is in talks with Kuwait to open a permanent military base as it has embarked on building a strong military presence in the region after agreeing with Bahrain and Oman to set permanent bases. London-based The New Arab reports the British ministry, in […]

December 14th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Red Sea Development Company to create 70,000 jobs in tourism sector

Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Development Company has unveiled its tourism master plan, which seeks to create 70,000 jobs in the sector and contribute $5.86 billion to the kingdom’s GDP. The company CEO John Pagano and his team presented the master plan to King Salman bin Abdulaziz in Riyadh earlier this week. The Red Sea development […]

December 14th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Civilian death toll continues to mount in Syria – UN relief chief

Although the overall intensity of violence in Syria has decreased, civilians continue to be killed by air and ground-based strikes, Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs told the Security Council on Thursday, during a briefing on the current situation in Syria. Mr. Lowcock detailed several other areas of ongoing concern regarding the protection of […]

December 14th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE: Goldilocks acquires 29.49 per cent of Takaful Emarat insurance company

Abu Dhabi-based Goldilocks Investment Company has said it acquired 29.49 per cent of insurer Takaful Emarat. The company did not disclose the amount of the deal but said it would help the firm take advantage of “strong market dynamics” and growth opportunities. “Goldilocks believes that the insurance sector is poised for considerable growth, driven by […]

December 13th, 2018 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Iran: Aviation official eyes Russian Sukhoi Superjet to replace aged aircraft

Officials of Iran’s Civil Aviation Authority are mulling plans to look up to Russia’s Sukhoi Superjet as the Iranian carriers seek to buy up to 500 aircraft to upgrade their ageing fleets. Ali Abedzadeh, head of the Civil Aviation Organization, quoted by semi-official Fars news agency, indicated that Tehran could go for Superjet 100. “If […]

December 13th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »