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Oman: expat population dwindling over visa ban

The population of foreign nationals in Oman is on the decrease mode as authorities continue reinforcing visa restrictions on expats. Authorities of Omanization policy, meant to give priority to the sultanate citizen on the job market, are shooing away foreign expats. The Gulf country has imposed a visa ban across 87 industries including media, engineering, […]

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

Israel: Ex minister indicted for spying for Iran risks death penalty

An Israeli former minister accused by Shin Bet for spying for Israel’s foe, Iran, could face death penalty for the offense, the ministry of justice has indicated. An official in the ministry of justice told local media Times of Israel that Gonen Segev charged Monday for espionage in favor of Iran may face death penalty […]

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

KSA-World Cup: Players punished in wake of debacle against Russia

The kingdom’s sports and football authorities have blamed players for the country’s large defeat 5-0 against Russia in the World Cup match opener Thursday. Russia, which was ranking 70th nation on world football governing body (FIFA)’s table crushed 5-0 the Saudi team ranked 67th.   Saudi Arabia is bottom of group A.   Head of […]

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

Gulf Crisis: BeIN to face Saudi lawsuit for politicizing World Cup

Saudi Arabia is considering taking legal action against al Jazeera-owned BeIN media group after it claimed that Arabic version of the media’s Sport channel politicized the ongoing FIFA world cup in Russia, following Saudi Arabia’s large defeat against the host country.  “Necessary legal action will be taken in relation to BeIN wrongdoings against KSA, its […]

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

Iran: France’s Renault to keep running business despite US sanctions

French car maker Renault has announced it will keep its operations in Iran unlike many multinationals despite new US economic sanctions following the US exit from the 2015 nuclear deal. The Company’s CEO Carlos Ghosn at the annual shareholders’ meeting in Paris Friday said staying in Iran could cost the company but will be advantageous […]

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

2026 World Cup: Moroccans shocked by Saudi Arabia’s unfriendly attitude

Morocco has lost the challenge to organize the 2026 world cup as “United-2026”, the joint bid by the USA, Canada and Mexico, won the final vote at the 68th FIFA Congress by 134 votes. Morocco was supported only by 65 Federations. The Morocco 2026 Organizing Committee, led by billionaire Moulay Hafid Elalamy and the president […]

June 14th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: HRW urges Saudi Arabia to disclose location of Qatari citizen

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on Saudi Arabia to provide indications on the whereabouts of a Saudi-Qatari citizen deported from Kuwait to the kingdom last month.  Nawaf Al Rasheed, a Saudi-Qatari dual citizen has been missing since his deportation by Kuwait at the request of Saudi authorities. Al Rasheed, son of late Prince Talal […]

June 14th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Qatar offers Jordan $500-m aid package

Qatar Wednesday unveiled a $500-million aid package to cash-trapped Jordan despite reduced diplomatic ties between the two countries.  A Qatari delegation, led by Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, met with King Abdallah II in capital Amman. The Qatari delegation unwrapped an aid package worth $500 million containing investments, and job opportunities for […]

June 14th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Assault on Yemeni Hodeidah port would endanger 300,000 children, ‘choke off’ aid for millions more, UNICEF chief

Any attack on the key Yemeni port of Hodeidah would deepen one of the world’s worst malnutrition crises and put the lives of an estimated 300,000 children at risk, said the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday. UNICEF Executive Director, Henrietta Fore, said that she was “extremely concerned” about continuing reports […]

June 13th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Egyptians complain about heavy fee to watch national team’s matches

Average Egyptians are whining about heavy fees they need to pay to watch the national team’s matches at the world cup as Doha-based beIN, which got broadcasting rights in the Middle East and North Africa, has found itself in the Gulf diplomatic row. Egyptians have to spend $91 (1,630 Egyptian pounds) to purchase beIN decoder […]

June 12th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »