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Defense: Bahrain signs up for US patriot system, price tag unknown

Bahrain has reached an agreement with the US for the purchase of Patriot air and missile defense system, military US contractor has announced. Raytheon Company did not disclose details of the deal but indicated that the letter of purchase paves the way for negotiations with the Trump administration. The Gulf country will use the system […]

August 14th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Zimbabwe: UAE poised to increase investment three-fold

The UAE will multiple its investment in Zimbabwe three times in the coming years, the ambassador of the Gulf country to Harare recently said, Trade Arabia reports.   The Arab country recently donated over $2 million in equipment and medicines to Zimbabwe’s National Pharmaceuticals Company. Ambassador Mahash Saeed Salem Mahash Al Hameli speaking at the […]

August 14th, 2019 | Posted in Finance,Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey: Police bust trafficking of drug worth close to $1 million

Turkish police Tuesday detained several people over the smuggling of about 15 kilograms of drug worth about $1 million. Security forces of anti-smuggling branch of Şanlıurfa and Şırnak, southern Turkey, stopped and searched a vehicle heading to western provinces, Daily Sabah reports.   The car was carrying 15 kilograms of methamphetamine, a chemical drug substance […]

August 14th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi Aramco to acquire 20 per cent of India’s Reliance Industries Ltd refining unit

Reliance Industries Limited Monday said Saudi Arabia’s global oil giant Aramco is in line to acquire 20 per cent of oil to chemicals business. The investment, according to Reliance Industries Limited chairman, Mukesh Ambani, is the biggest by a foreign entity into the company and even in India’s history The operation value is estimated at […]

August 13th, 2019 | Posted in Energy,Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: Car bomb attack kills two UN staffers in Benghazi

A car bombing killed two UN staffers Saturday in the eastern city of Benghazi as rebel army pushing to take control of capital Tripoli observes a truce for the Eid al-Adha. The car attack purportedly targeting a UN convoy occurred in Hawari district. Medical source at a local hospital told media that eight people including […]

August 12th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egyptian Football player Salah donates $3M for reconstruction of cancer institute damaged in terror attack

Egypt’s national football team captain has donated $3 million for the reconstruction of Cairo’s cancer institute after a terror attack destroyed a part of the hospital. Dr Mohamed Osman Elkhosht, President of Cairo University told dmc in an interview that the sum donated by the Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah represents nearly half of the amount […]

August 8th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Sudan: KSA, UAE begin providing 540,000 tons of wheat as pledged

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have begun supplying Sudan with 540,000 tons of wheat as part of $3-billion pledge made to alleviate the country’s financial and economic situation. Of the 540,000 tons, 280,000 tons have already been delivered, Saudi and UAE news agencies, SPA and WAM, reported. Both countries in April pledged $3 […]

August 8th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait: Mezzan Holding acquires majority stakes in KSPICO

Mezzan Holding, a major food, beverage and healthcare products manufacturer and distributor in the Gulf region, said Tuesday it acquired 67 per cent of stakes of Kuwait-based KSPICo, a Kuwaiti Saudi Pharmaceutical Industries Company. The deal cost Mezzan Holding $69 million. With the acquisition, Mezzan will control Kuwait’s pharmaceutical and healthcare industry as KSPICo. is […]

August 7th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: State pledges 2,000 jobs to absorb skillful nationals

The UAE has pledged to create 2,000 jobs in the next 100 days in its electricity and energy sectors, as part of its Emiratization of the job markets dominated by foreign skills. The talents to fill the future positions will be fished out through a number of job fairs to be held in September, Arabian […]

August 5th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

South Africa: visa waivers for Saudis, Emiratis, Qataris

South Africa has removed visa requirements for seven countries including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar in a move to boost business and tourism. The visa waiver will enable holders of the three Gulf countries’ passports to visit the African giant for 90 days, for business or tourism purpose. “Tourism will soar […]

August 5th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »