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Stories written by Kanelka Tagba

Global Competitiveness Report 2018 ranks KSA 2nd Road connectivity index

Saudi Arabia has been ranked second in the world, right behind the USA, on the Road Connectivity Index published in the Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) 2018. The ranking, a good news for the Saudi government, has been praised by the kingdom transport ministry, which noted the Gulf country now boasts a road network of more […]

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

Khashoggi Case: Trump believes Saudi journalist murdered, vows “very severe” consequences

U.S. President Donald Trump Thursday embraced international concerns that the Saudi journalist and critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman was murdered after he entered the Saudi consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul on October 2, saying that the crime will meet “very severe” consequences if it is confirmed. Speaking to reporters at […]

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

Iran: Women allowed to sit in stadium next to men for first time since 1979 revolution

Iranian women made history Thursday after they were allowed for the first time in 40 years to attend a football game in a stadium, sitting next to men, to watch the national male football team play Bolivia in a friendly. Around 300 female supporters sat in the terraces of Tehran stadium to witness the victory […]

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

KSA-Turkey: Trump denies giving Riyadh cover in Khashoggi’s case

U.S. President Donald Trump Wednesday denied he is giving Saudi Arabia protection in the alleged killing of Saudi critical journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who, according to Turkish media, was tortured and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The journalist went missing following his visit to the Saudi consulate on October 2 for some paperwork. President […]

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

Saudi Defense Ministry Denies high-level military meeting with Israel

The Saudi Defense Ministry has lambasted Israeli media that the Chief of Staff of the Saudi army held talks with his Israeli counterpart during a top military conference in the U.S. early this week. A source who did not want to be named told the kingdom’s state-run news agency SPA that general Fayyad bin Hamed […]

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

13 Arab countries oppose Australia’s prospect to move embassy to Jerusalem

Ambassadors of 13 Arab countries have gathered Tuesday in the Australian capital Canberra to voice their concerns over consideration by the government of Prime Minister Scott Morrison to move the country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a move that will recognize the city as Israel’s capital. The meeting agreed to send a letter of […]

October 16th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Qatar demands Saudi Arabia to throw light on fate of four missing citizens

Qatar has called on Saudi Arabia to provide details on the whereabouts of four Qataris who the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) believes went missing in the kingdom last year. “What the Saudi authorities are doing towards Qatari nationals is shameful and inhumane. It will leave a major psychological mark on future generations,” NHRC chairman […]

October 16th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Bahrain’s Arcapita Group to invest in NuYu’s gym chain

Manama-based Arcapita Group has pumped money into NuYu, a Saudi leading chain of women-only boutique gyms, amid rising of the sector following recent reforms in Saudi Arabia in favor of women. The investment, estimated at $67 million, will help multiply over 200 per cent NuYu’s gyms boutiques, from seven to 30 across the kingdom, Trade […]

October 16th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iran: One military Officer arrested in connection to September deadly attack

The Iranian judiciary has referred a military officer to authorities over his alleged conspiracy with attackers who killed at least 25 people during a parade near the Iraqi border last September. The officer, whose name has not been revealed, was arrested after eleven soldiers were summoned, according to Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ejei, spokesman for the judiciary. […]

October 15th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar Reaffirms support for Morocco’s Sovereignty over the Sahara

Qatar reiterated its stand in support of Morocco’s territorial integrity stressing that any settlement of the Shara issue should be found through dialogue in a way that safeguards Morocco’s sovereignty over the Sahara. Qatar reaffirmed its stand on the Sahara issue at the UN’s 4th committee meeting where Qatari representative expressed support for the efforts […]

October 15th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »