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Human rights experts call for ‘paradigm shift’ on arbitrary detention in Qatar

A UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention which just concluded a 10-day visit to Qatar, where they interviewed more than 200 people who have been deprived of their liberty, urged the Gulf country to implement civil rights covenant and repeal a number of laws. “Detention is currently the general rule in cases such as debt, […]

November 15th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

A visa issuance e-portal to facilitate entry to Qatar

The Qatari Ministry of the Interior launched on November 11 an e-portal to issue visas for those wishing to visit the country. This platform, according to the Ministry, allows citizens from around the world to visit Qatar and attend the various events it hosts throughout the year. Speaking at a press conference,  Director of Visa […]

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

A Moroccan sacred best Arab inventor in Doha; 3 Moroccans earn medals at BIXPO 2019

Youssef Azzouzi, a young Moroccan won the title of best Arab inventor at the 11th season of the reality TV show “Stars of Science”, broadcast by Qatar Television, for his “Blood Flow Adjustment Stent. The young Moroccan’s invention, designed to help patients with congestive heart failure, received the support of the jury and the public’s […]

November 11th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: Sudan pulls out 10,000 troops

Sudan has repatriated 10,000 forces fighting alongside the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, reports say. The forces according to Deputy Head of the Sovereign Council of Sudan and the commander of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), General Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo have been back. It is unclear many troops Sudan has sent in the Middle East country […]

November 1st, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Abu Dhabi & Brasilia sign multiple agreements during president Bolsonaro’s first visit

The UAE and Brazil Sunday sealed several agreements in multiple areas including trade and security during President Jair Bolsonaro first visit to the Arab world. The agreements according to the Arab country’s state-run news agency WAM encompass customs cooperation, exchange of classified information, defence and trade. “Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and I witnessed the exchange […]

October 28th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: King Salman appoints new foreign minister in partial cabinet shake up

King Salman Wednesday conducted a partial cabinet reshuffle with the appointment of a new foreign minister less than one year after replacing Adel al-Jubeir. State-run news agency SPA said the monarch appointed Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud to replace Ibrahim al-Assaf named for the position in December in lieu of Jubeir. The new top Saudi diplomat […]

October 24th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Daughter of Iran’s ambassador to Russia dies in alleged suicide

Daughter of Iran’s ambassador to Russia died in unclear circumstances, with Russian media alleging the 28-year old woman committed suicide. Arifa Senaei, daughter of Mehdi Senaei threw herself from the ninth floor, hitting a car that killed her immediately, Russian Interfax news agency reported. The young woman, according to the agency, was suffering from depression. […]

October 24th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Sports: International Judo Federation imposes indefinite ban on Iran for boycotting Israeli competitors

The International Judo Federation confirmed Tuesday the suspension of the Iranian federation, accused of forcing its athletes to boycott Israeli competitors, The New Arab reports. The suspension puts at stake Iran’s participation in the Tokyo Olympics. In August, an Iranian judoka was pressured not to fight against an Israeli. The suspension first announced in September […]

October 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria: Iran vows to oppose Turkey’s plans to set up military bases

Iran has pledged to stand in the way of Turkey after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Turkish army will set up in Northern Syria 12 observation posts. Foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi echoed Tehran opposition in a statement aired on state television. “The Turks can have any bases and can do anything on their […]

October 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Lebanon: Kuwait, Saudi Arabia evacuate nationals amid violent protests

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have flown back home respectively at least 300 of their citizens living in Lebanon, which has been witnessing since Thursday violent protests against government economic policies. The kingdom reportedly began the evacuation operation on Saturday dawn. The Saudi embassy in Beirut said Riyadh sent three aircraft to lift Saudis out of […]

October 21st, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »