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Gulf Crisis: Tillerson sees no soon end to crisis

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Sunday in Doha sounded unoptimistic for an end to the diplomatic spat opposing Qatar and its neighbors led by Saudi Arabia when he said that Riyadh is not ready yet to engage in talks with Doha. “In my meetings with [Saudi] Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, I asked him […]

October 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: Government reshuffle creates ministry of artificial intelligence

The United Arab Emirates Vice-President and Prime minister Thursday announced a cabinet reshuffle with few changes, but including the creation of a ministry of artificial intelligence to be headed by a 27-year old man. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced the new line-up on twitter. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the […]

October 20th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Oman: Citizens of 25 countries allowed to visit country with American, EU valid visa

Oman authorities have loosened entry restrictions for citizens of 25 countries who seek to visit the sultanate. The regulations say that citizens of the shortlist can now enter the country on a non-sponsored e-visa supported by a valid residence or tourist visa for the US, Canada, Australia, the UK or European Union countries at the […]

October 20th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: “Blackmail, corruption used to force African countries to join unlawful blockade” – Qatari FM

Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt for using bribe and blackmail to pressure African countries to join their side in the diplomatic showdown opposing it to the four boycotting countries. In an interview with Paris-based Jeune Afrique, Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed Ibn Abderrahmane Al Thani pointed out that Saudi […]

October 20th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Israel, accused of ‘child killers’, shamefully leaves conference

An Israeli delegation taking part in a conference in the Russian city of St Petersburg was forced Wednesday to leave the gathering after speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly accused them of being ‘child killers’. “You should take your bags and leave this hall. Leave now if you have an atom of dignity…you occupier, you […]

October 20th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Oman: State backs third telecom license awarding to local company

Authorities have ended foreign companies’ appetite to be awarded the third telecom license by backing a local company with the Sultanate’s wealth funds. The bidding process has been cancelled aside from the delay in the release of result, which was originally due on September 4. The cancellation according to authorities is strategic as it will […]

October 19th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA renews air links with Iraq after 27 years of break

Saudi Arabia Wednesday resumed air links with neighboring Iraq by directing flights of its low-cost carrier flynas to the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, 27 years following last direct flights between the two countries. “We worked hard to see that flynas flights to the brotherly nation of Iraq are operational as quickly as possible in order to […]

October 19th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: World Boxing Super Series final to take place in Jeddah next year

The Saudi second city, Jeddah, will next year host the arena for World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) cruiserweight final, following an agreement between event owner Comosa AG and The General Sports Authority (GSA). The agreement signed in London on Tuesday underlines the Sunnite-led kingdom’s broader commitment and work to develop the sport of boxing, said […]

October 19th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE: Emirates to expand fleet with 100th A380 in November

The Dubai-based Emirates airline will on November 3 receive its 100th A380 underlining by far the airline’s reputation for the super jumbo. Emirates already operate 98 A380s out of the 140 A380s that have been ordered since 2008 when the airline introduced the aircraft. Over 80 million passengers have flown with A380 on 45 destinations […]

October 19th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Bahrain: US Lockheed Martin notches 16 F-16 commission deal

US defense and security company Lockheed Martin will deliver Bahraini defense forces 16 F-16 fighter jets worth $3.8 billion. Bahrain on Tuesday said the deal was signed during a defense exhibition in the Gulf kingdom. Under the deal, the Maryland-based company will supply 16 upgraded F-16 jets. Washington in September green-lighted the sale of military […]

October 18th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

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