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US warns American citizens in Gulf against potential terror attacks

The US embassies in Dubai (UAE) and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) have alerted US citizens in both countries against potential terror attacks in the Gulf region. In a statement, US mission in Dubai reports that terrorist groups could organize attacks against US citizens in the region are being monitored. The embassy did not name the terrorist […]

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

UAE: Prominent poet barred from traveling over position on normalization with Israel

A high-profile Emirati poet and former diplomat has said authorities have banned her from traveling out of the country in an apparent connection with her opposition to normalization with Israel. Dhabiya Khamis Al-Muhairi on a Facebook post said she has been prevented from boarding a Cairo-bound flight at Dubai international port. “I am Emirati writer […]

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

UAE decrees equal pay for men, woman in private sector

Women and men doing same work in the private sector in the UAE, will get same salary, a decree signed by the President of the Gulf country Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has ordered. The decree notes that the wages or salaries will no longer be determined by gender but by market standards. The […]

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

Oman prepares dress code law to crackdown on immodest dress

Oman is drafting a dress code including jail terms and fines to punish “unethical” dress in capital Muscat. The law, being drafted by the Muscat municipality, will cover public areas in the capital, after complaints from shoppers about immodest dress, Omani daily Shabiha reports. The law will ban sleeveless shirts, mini-skirts, and shorts in public […]

September 25th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Saudi Arabia to allow international commercial flights from Jan.1

International commercial flights to and from Saudi Arabia will resume from January 1 next year on the condition that all coronavirus-related precautionary measures are followed, state-run news agency SPA has announced. “Completely lifting the restrictions on citizens leaving and returning to the Kingdom, and allowing the opening of ports for the crossing of all means […]

September 14th, 2020 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Saudi-led coalition intercepts Houthi missile targeting Najran

Saudi-led coalition stationed in Yemen has brought down a missile and explosive-laden drone launched towards the city of Najran. The missile was launched by the Iran-backed rebels and was targeting the kingdom’s southern region close to the Yemeni border, the coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki was quoted by state-run TV as saying. The projectile was shut […]

August 21st, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Trump promises to pull out international forces from Iraq within three years

US President Donald Trump Thursday told visiting Iraqi Premier Mustafa Al-Kadhimi he will get international forces stationed in the Middle East country out within three years. “We have withdrawn significantly from Iraq and very few soldiers remain,” Trump said, according to the Iraqi News Agency. “Al-Kadhmi is a man with whom I get along very […]

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

Israeli spy chief visits UAE for first time, a strong sign of ties normalization

Israel’s spy Chief Yossi Cohen paid a visit to the UAE, the first such a trip by an Israeli top official as both countries normalize ties. The Mossad Chief was received in Abu Dhabi by Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE’s national security adviser, Emirati state-run news agency WAM reports. Cohen according to […]

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

Algeria to increase non-energy products export to $5b next year

Algeria will increase its non-energy products export to $5 billion next year from current $2 billion, The Algerian President said Tuesday as the North African looks to reduce dependence on energy earnings. The President was speaking at the national conference on the socio-economic recovery plan of the OPEC member country. Algeria is grappling with sluggish […]

August 19th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Senior Muslim Brotherhood member dies in Egyptian prison from heart attack

A senior member of outlawed Muslim Brotherhood died Thursday in Cairo notorious Tora Prison, from heart attack, reports say. Essam El-Erian has been held in prison and handed multiple sentences for inciting violence following the ouster of the former and first democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013. Incumbent leader led a military coup […]

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