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Kuwait: Philippines’ envoy in hot seat over helping Filipina house workers flee their employers

Kuwait has expressed regrets and threatens to expel Philippines’ envoy after the diplomat confirmed to media that the embassy has been helping Filipina house workers flee their employers in the Gulf country. Already strained ties between Kuwait and Philippines worsened again over the week-end after Kuwaiti authorities accused the ambassador for aiding smuggling out Filipina […]

April 24th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: Iran-backed rebels vow to avenge death of political leader

Houthi rebels fighting the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen have pledged to bring down the coalition after the rebel group’s political leader and second in command was killed last week. “This crime will not pass without punishment; neither this nor other crimes like the targeting of a wedding in Hajjah province that left dozens dead or […]

April 24th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: Interior ministry to restrict drones flying

Security authorities said they are close to imposing restrictions on drones operations in the kingdom after a toy-drone flying over royal palaces in capital Riyadh Saturday triggered security worries. “The regulation for the use of remote controlled drones is in its final stages,” the interior ministry said Sunday. Civilian-manned drones must acquire police permission before […]

April 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Bahrain calls al Jazeera lies spreader, seeks its prosecution

Bahrain’s foreign minister has called for lawsuit to be placed against Doha-based al Jazeera as he accused the news network of spreading lies. Bahrain and its regional allies, namely Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates plus Egypt, have severed ties with Qatar since June last year. The four, known as anti-terrorism quartet cut off sea, […]

April 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Four security personnel killed in attack on checkpoint

Four security forces lost their life Thursday in an attack at a checkpoint, in the southern province of Asir, by Saudi nationals, the interior ministry announced. Unidentified suspects opened fire on the checkpoint killing three. The fourth reportedly died in a shootout with the assailants who tried to run away. Authorities however noted that two […]

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

Gulf Crisis: Qatar takes part in joint military drills with boycotting countries

Qatari military forces headed by their Chief of Staff took part in a military drill in the region along with forces from Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf countries, which have cut off ties with Qatar since June last year. The Qatari military said its Chief of Staff Ghanem bin Shaheen al-Ghanim took part in […]

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

Yemen: UAE accused Iran of supplying bomb-laden drones to Houthi rebels

United Arab Emirates (UAE) has charged Iran for providing the Shia Houthi rebels drones set to cause mayhem to Yemeni forces after one drone stuffed with bomb and allegedly manufactured by Iran was intercepted. The unmanned aircraft according to UAE armed forces Qassef-1 was targeting Yemeni forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition. Saudi Arabia, the […]

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

UAE, Bangladesh Seal Agreement on House Workers’ Recruitment

The United Arab Emirates and Bangladesh signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) allowing Emirati households to recruit Bangladeshi house workers. The recruitment will be done through Tadbeer Service Centre; a brand name operating under government license. The recruits in Bangladesh will only be proposed by registered local private agencies. The employees will work in the […]

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

UAE: CNBC launches Abu Dhabi studio

US business news TV and internet channel CNBC started Tuesday broadcasting across the Middle East after it inaugurated Tuesday its new studio in Abu Dhabi. The new facility will function as the channel’s Headquarters in the Middle East. “CNBC broadcasts daily from the network’s international headquarters in New York, London and Singapore,” said John Casey, […]

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

Qatar National Library Inaugurated in Presence of Moroccan Princess

Princess Lalla Hasnaa represented King Mohammed VI at the official inauguration ceremony of Qatar National Library (QNL), on Monday in Doha. The ceremony was chaired by Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, who commemorated the event by placing the library’s one-millionth book, a rare 843-year-old manuscript copy of Sahih Al Bukhari, on the […]

April 17th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »