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Algeria debunks presence on UAE’s shortlist of countries denied entry visas

Algeria’s foreign ministry has denied reports that the North African country is among 13 countries to whom the United Arab Emirates has temporalily suspended the issuance of entry visas. “Foreign media and social networks have relayed information claiming that Algeria was included in a document issued by an official body of the United Arab Emirates […]

November 27th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

The Kingdom of Bahrain will open a consulate general in the Moroccan city of Laayoune

“His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist Him, received on Thursday a phone call from His brother, HM Hamad Ben Issa Al Khalifa, King of the brotherly Kingdom of Bahrain. This call is part of the sincere fraternal relations and mutual esteem between the two Sovereigns and the two Royal Families, and reflects the […]

November 26th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Qatar intercepts two Bahraini coast guard vessels

Qatar Wednesday said it stopped and let go two Bahraini coast guard vessels which entered its territorial waters during drill. The interior ministry of the Gulf country in statement said it reached Bahrain’s operations room for explanation but to no avail. The captain of one vessel according to Qatari officials indicated that a mechanical difficulty […]

November 26th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Guerguarat: Saudi Council of Ministers reiterates support for measures taken by Morocco

Saudi Arabia has reiterated its support for the measures taken by Morocco to ensure free civil and commercial movement in the buffer zone of Guerguarat in the Moroccan Sahara. The Saudi Council of Ministers held this week under the chairmanship of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, condemned “any practices threatening free movement at this vital crossing […]

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

Saudi Arabia raises minimum wage by 33 per cent

Saudi Arabia’s ministry of Human Resources and Social Development Wednesday ordered companies to pay SAR4,000 ($1,066) from SAR3,000 for Saudi employees, under the “Nitaqat” employment program, reports say. Per the new decision, a Saudi worker with a minimum salary of SR4,000 will be calculated as one worker in the Saudization program, Zawya reports. The new […]

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

Qatar to host FIFA Club World Cup in February

FIFA, the world governing football body Tuesday said Qatar will host next year in February, Club World Cup, initially scheduled for December. “The FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020, which was originally scheduled for December, has been subject to the disruptive effect of the pandemic on the confederations’ continental club championships that serve as a […]

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

Oman mulls plans to launch first satellite in 2024

Oman is looking to conquer the space in 2024 the Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology, Dr Said Bin Hamoud Al-Mawali said ahead of the country’s 50th National Day, reports say. “We have to address the role of the private sector to this effect, and establish a company to launch the first satellite in […]

November 17th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Dubai police debunks reports of arrest of two Israelis for photographing government building

Police in Dubai, UAE, have denied media reports of the arrest of two Israelis arrested Sunday for photographing a government building. “Dubai Police denied that two Israelis are being detained in Dubai and dismissed the rumours as incorrect,” the police media office said on Twitter. The reaction came following several media reports of the alleged […]

November 16th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Bahrain names new Prime Minister in replacement of late Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al Khalifa

Bahrain ruler Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa has appointed Crown Prince Salman al-Khalifa as the new Premier of the country following the death of Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al Khalifa who died in the U.S at age of 84. The appointment made through a decree took effect immediately. The Gulf country Wednesday announced the […]

November 12th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Bahraini Prime Minister dies in US clinic at 84

Bahrain’s Premier, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa passed away today Wednesday in the U.S where he had been hospitalized in a clinic. The 84-year old royal died at Mayo Clinic Hospital, in Minnesota, this morning, the country’s state-run news agency reported. The Gulf country has not revealed the cause of the death. Prince Khalifa […]

November 11th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »