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UAE: Dubai-based Novus Aviation commits for four Boeing 777-300ERs

Aircraft lessor Novus Aviation Capital and Boeing agreed Thursday on the purchase of four Boeing 777-300ERs by the Dubai-based company, in a deal estimated at $1.4 billion at list prices. The commitment was sealed at Farnborough International Airshow, taking place in England. “We are delighted to complete a new milestone in our investment strategy and […]

July 20th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Palestine: Hamas backs Egypt’s push for deal between factions

Gaza ruling movement Hamas is eager for new reconciliation talks with rival Fatah of the West Bank after the movement Chief Ismail Haniyeh Thursday approved Egypt’s new bid to end rivalry between the opposed factions. Haniyeh, according to his office, spoke with Egypt’s intelligence head Abbas Kamel to inform him of his movement’s backing for […]

July 20th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Close to 7,000 evacuated from Syrian towns after enduring nearly 3-year siege

After close to three years of siege, 6,900 women, children and men were finally able to leave the Syrian towns of Foah and Kafraya over the past few days, following a local agreement between parties to the conflict, the United Nations announced in a press release. The two largely Shia pro-Government towns, in the mostly […]

July 20th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: FIFA slaps $50,000-fine on national team over prohibited pre-World Cup game

Egypt has closed its World Cup campaign with a penalty as the football governing body FIFA fined the African team $50,000 for playing a friendly during 21-27 May period set by the Switzerland-based organization as mandatory time for players to rest before the World Cup kickoff. The new sanction befell Egypt for playing against Kuwait […]

July 20th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: Spanish shipbuilder Navantia to help build five warships

Spain’s shipbuilder Navantia will build jointly with the Saudi defense company five warships with delivery to be completed by 2022, a deal signed between the two sides on Thursday discloses. The deal for five Avante 2200 corvettes warships, for a quote put at around two billion euros ($2.3 billion), will be implemented by a joint […]

July 20th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Fire catches Aramco’s refinery

Saudi Arabia’s largest company Aramco Wednesday said a minor fire that erupted at one of its storage containers was quickly put off. “No personnel are injured and no impact on operations,” Aramco said in an update on its official Twitter account. The update appeared as a rebuff of a claim by Yemen-based Houthi rebels who […]

July 19th, 2018 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: Emaar to unwrap Middle East largest Chinatown in Dubai

Property developer group Emaar Wednesday announced it will erect in Dubai the Middle East largest Chinatown, at 10-minute drive from the mega city’s international airport. The future Chinatown will stretch on 6 km2 and will be located within the retail district of Dubai Creek Harbour. The announcement coincided with the state visit of Chinese President […]

July 19th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Bahrain: space program paces up, first satellite expected in two years

Bahraini authorities are preparing the country’s first space engineer with 400 applications already received as the Gulf country projects to launch its first satellite into orbit in the next two years. Head of the country’s National Space Science Agency (NSSA), Kamal bin Ahmad who also doubles as Bahrain’s minister of transportation and telecommunications has indicated […]

July 19th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Jordan hints at normalization of ties with Qatar

Jordan has alluded to normalizing ties with Qatar after relations between the two countries were scaled down at the beginning of the ongoing diplomatic crisis opposing the tiny gas-rich country to its neighbors. Jordan’s labor minister Samir Murad on Tuesday in Doha qualified as “good” the relations between the two countries more than a year […]

July 19th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Palestine: Hamas eager to clamp down flaming kites attacks against Israel

The Hamas organization ruling the Palestinian Gaza Strip is keen to curb the sending of incendiary kites and balloons in Israel, which have caused sizeable damages. Israel since April has been grappling with new attack strategies from Palestinians in the coastal strip. Dozens of incendiary kites and balloons reportedly fitted with explosives landed in the […]

July 18th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »