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KSA: football team coach sacked two months after appointment

The Saudi football federation (SAFF) saw off Argentine technician Edgardo Bauza just two months after naming him to train the national team preparing its participation in next year FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia. Bauza was appointed in September to replace Dutchman Bert van Marwijk who qualified the team for the Russian tournament. Bauza only […]

November 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Detainees in anti-corruption crackdown begin payments for freedom

Saudi business tycoons and senior officials detained in anti-corruption purge have begun making payments in exchange for their release, reports say. Up to 201 businessmen and officials, including international investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and Minister of the national guard Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, have been rounded up since November 4 and clocked up in […]

November 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Russia, Iran & Turkey Agree to Join Efforts to Facilitate Syrian Peace Congress

Russian President Vladimir Putin has brought Turkey’s Erdogan and Iran’s Rohani together in a meeting that resulted in a watershed agreement to hold a Syrian Congress comprising pro-regime and opposition leaders in a bid to end the six-year civil war. The Russian leader hosted the talks in Sochi, just as some Syrian opposition groups met […]

November 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi Arabia Eases Military Blockade on Yemen amid Worsening Humanitarian Crisis

Saudi Arabia has finally agreed to ease its military blockade on Yemen after multiple warnings from the UN and humanitarian organizations that the embargo could lead to mass starvation in the war-wracked country. Saudi Arabia, which leads a military coalition against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, said in an official statement that it will allow […]

November 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Lebanon: Hariri ends two-week exile, returns home

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri attended the 47th celebration of his country’s independence in Beirut on Wednesday after he touched down at Beirut international airport late Tuesday ending two weeks of ‘Saudi-imposed’ exile. According to press reports, Lebanse President Michel Aoun said Hariri has put his resignation on hold. The Sunni leader was expected to […]

November 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq resumes paying war reparations to Kuwait

Iraq announced that it will resume reimbursements to Kuwait to fully pay the remaining $4.6 billion for the destruction it has caused during the 1990-1991 invasion. The U.N. Compensation Commission (UNCC) said Iraq will restart payments to Kuwait for the destruction of its oil fields and facilities during the Gulf war. The payments will begin […]

November 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Crude Prices to Further Fall by year-end despite Political Tension in Saudi Arabia

Analysts expect oil prices to come down by year-end despite the political tension inside Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s main producers, and the turmoil plaguing several other oil producing countries. Ahead of next week’s OPEC meeting in Vienna, crude oil prices are slightly falling with the possibility of hitting $52.60 per barrel by the end of 2017 […]

November 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Energy,Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Palestine: Hamas brushes off Arab League’s labeling of Hezbollah a terror group

The Palestinian Hamas movement Monday rejected an Arab League resolution labeling Lebanon-based Shia movement Hezbollah a terrorist group, and demanded that the regional organization condemns Israel occupation. Hamas, which has been in control of the Gaza enclave for a decade now, said in a statement it was shocked to see that the ministerial meeting failed […]

November 21st, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi Arabia & Israel Mull Secret Alliance against Iran

Driven by a shared animosity towards Iran and its proxies in the region, Saudi Arabia and Israel are multiplying secret contacts to forge an alliance of convenience in the region. After the unprecedented interview given by Israel’s Chief of Staff Gen Gadi Eisenkot to Saudi news outlet Elaph, in which he said that the two […]

November 20th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Arab League Condemns Hezbollah as “Terrorist Organization”

Saudi Arabia managed to convince most of the 22 Arab foreign ministers attending the emergency Arab league session in Cairo to condemn Hezbollah as a “terrorist organization”. The summit was marked by the absence of Lebanon’s foreign minister, Gibran Bassil, while the Lebanese representative at the meeting expressed reservations over the final communiqué. Iraqi Foreign […]

November 20th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »