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KSA: China stretches out to buy five per cent shares of Aramco

China has proposed to buy five per cent shares of Saudi Arabia’s Aramco, which is the world’s biggest oil company. China made the proposal weeks ago, and the country’s state-owned PetroChina and Sinopec, assisted by banks, are eager to buy Aramco’s shares, press reports said. The proposal came following expressed desire by Riyadh to sell […]

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Energy,Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Doha freezes assets, raids houses of critical royal family members

Qatari authorities have conducted actions against two members of the royal family, freezing assets of Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani and raiding the palace of Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim Al-Thani, two critics of the country’s Emir. Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani and Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim Al-Thani are believed to be close to Saudi […]

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: 66 people detained in two weeks over links with terror groups

Saudi authorities have arrested since the beginning of the current month some 66 individuals, mostly Saudi citizens, accused of links with terrorist groups. The arrestees include 61 Saudis, one Qatari national, one Yemeni, one Sudanese and one Syrian and one Ethiopian, according to press reports. They have joined thousands of other individuals detained at the […]

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Concert to feature Egyptian pop star Sherine Abdel Wahab cancelled

Saudi entertainment authorities cancelled Sunday a charity concert that was to be given by a number of singers including Egyptian pop icon Sherine Abdel Wahab. The concert, slated for end of October, was to raise funds for children suffering from cancer. It has been cancelled because “organizers failed to apply for the necessary license for […]

October 16th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UNESCO: France’s candidate Audrey Azoulay wins Director General Position with Gulf States’ support

France’s candidate Audrey Azoulay was elected Friday the future Head of the UN agency for education, culture and science (UNESCO) beating her Qatari challenger, who was let down by Gulf countries opposed to Doha in the lingering diplomatic crisis shaking the region. Azoulay, aged 45, beat Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari with 30 votes against 28 […]

October 14th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE: Etihad flight bound for Sydney makes emergency landing in Adelaide

A flight belonging to Abu Dhabi-based state-owned airline Etihad has made an emergency landing at Adelaide airport over a technical fault on the aircraft. The aircraft Boeing 777, carrying 349 passengers, left Abu Dhabi on Friday. The airline has said a technical fault with a cargo hold air recirculation fan had been found. Passengers were […]

October 14th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf crisis: Figures opposed to Qatari regime to announce government-in-exile

Qatari citizens known as close to the countries boycotting the Emirate have announced they would announce a Qatari government in exile in a move to demand political reforms in the Gulf gas-rich country. The announcement could be made this Saturday, according to unnamed sources quoted by London-based Middle East Eye. Figures leading the initiative include […]

October 13th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: ‘Emirates opened for cooperation with Etihad,’ Emirates CEO

Tim Clark, Head of Emirates has indicated that the Dubai-based airline he runs is keen on partnering with rival Abu Dhabi-based Etihad in areas such as procurement but ruled out a tie-up. “There are many areas that the airlines could work together on like procurement. But we have to go the first jump first to […]

October 12th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA-Bahrain: Naval drill to increase combat preparedness

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have launched joint naval drills aimed at boosting the two allies’ combat preparedness. The drill named ‘Bridge 18’ is taking place in waters of the Arabian Gulf. It involves control operations in territorial seas, protection of vital and important installations and main waterways in the area, conducting drills with live ammunition, […]

October 11th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf crisis: UAE tells Qatar ‘hosting World Cup does not rhyme with support for terrorism’

In a new assault against Qatar, embroiled in a diplomatic row with its Gulf neighbors, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash has attacked again Qatar saying that the future host of FIFA 2022 world cup tournament should abandon its support for terrorism if it wants to stage the event. […]

October 11th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

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