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KSA: 23 road safety projects worth $585m unveiled

The Saudi Transport Ministry has unveiled 23 projects for the improvement of road safety on the kingdom’s roads for a cost of $585 million. The 23 projects will be implemented in multiple phases. The first phase will involve eight projects covering more than 68,000 km across the kingdom at an investment of $206 million, reported […]

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

KSA: Flynas gets first batch of ordered A320neo Aircraft

The Saudi low cost carrier, Flynas, has received a first batch of Airbus A320neos, part of the 120 aircraft it ordered from the France-based aircraft manufacturer. The delivery ceremony was held over the weekend in the Aviation Lounge at King Khalid International Airport, Riyadh, in the presence of Abdul Hakim Al Tamimi, chairman of the […]

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

Bahrain orders 12 AH-1Z Viper helicopters from US Bell aerospace manufacturer

Bahrain has placed with American aerospace manufacturer an order for the acquisition of 12 AH-1Z Viper helicopters for a total cost hitting $912 million. The deal was signed at Bahrain International Airshow, which ended over the weekend. The first batch of the military aircraft is to be delivered by end of 2022. The announcement was […]

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

Gulf Crisis: ‘GCC summit in Riyadh, window of opportunity to end diplomatic row’- Kuwait

Kuwait has expressed hope that next month summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to be held in Riyadh would help put an end to the ongoing diplomatic crisis that has plagued the grouping since June 2017. Kuwait’s deputy foreign minister, Khalid al-Jarallah, said the summit will be an opportunity to end the diplomatic rift, […]

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

KSA: SaudiGulf to acquire 10 Airbus A320neo family jets

Al-Qahtani Aviation, owner of SaudiGulf Airlines, Thursday signed with France-based plane maker Airbus the acquisition of 10 A320neo family jets as the airline embarks on expansion of domestic destinations and international routes. Airbus will supply 10 single-aisle narrow body jets for an order value not disclosed but the cost from the industry could reach around […]

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

Bahrain: US Senate thwarts opposition to sale of $300-m military arsenal

The US Senate Thursday killed efforts to block the sale of military hardware worth $300 million to Bahrain, which is part of the Saudi-led coalition waging war in Yemen. Efforts led by Sen. Rand Paul to block the arm sale to the tiny Gulf monarchy fell as 77 lawmakers voted against with only 21 in […]

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

Interpol holds its 87th General Assembly in Dubai

Dubai will host next week, November 18-21, the 87th International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) General Assembly. The summit will bring together police leaders and security experts from across the world and will be used as a platform to discuss security challenges and unite global efforts to combat transnational organized crime. Head of the security establishment […]

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

ADFD Delegation attends launch of $2.3 billion TGV project in Morocco

A high-level delegation from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, ADFD, attended Thursday the inaugural ceremony of the $2.3 billion landmark infrastructure project of a high-speed train service connecting the cities of Tangier and Casablanca in Morocco. Inaugurated by King Mohammed VI of Morocco, the launch ceremony was also attended by French President Emmanuel Macron, […]

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

UAE: Emirates pilot off-duty sentenced one year in prison over threat to blow up plane

An Emirates pilot has been sentenced to one year in prison after being charged with threatening to blow up a flight of the Emirati airline on a trip on board of the aircraft while off-duty. A court Wednesday sentenced a 27-year old Emirates pilot to one year in prison for a June 2 incident in […]

November 15th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Kuwait: Bad weather forces all fights cancellation

Authorities in charge of Gulf country’s sky have cancelled all fights from and to Kuwait City international airport because of unfriendly weather conditions. Flights to and from the airport according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation will remain suspended on Thursday after cancelling all departing flights on Wednesday. “All flights departing from Kuwait were […]

November 15th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »