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UAE: Etihad & Air Arabia strike deal to launch low-cost airline

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has entered in partnership with Sharjah-based Air Arabia to set up a low-budget airline. The new airline named Air Arabia Abu Dhabi will operate from capital Abu Dhabi and will be independent from the two partners. The two airlines did not say when the joint airline will start operating but said […]

October 17th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Kuwait: Emir returns home after medical visit in USA

Ruler and Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah has returned home after spending over one month in the US for medical treatment. State-run news agency KANU has said the 90-year old ruler is back home this Wednesday after undergoing medical treatment in the US. Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah headed to early September to the […]

October 16th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Military operation in northeast Syria could see unintentional release of ISIL affiliates: UN chief

UN Secretary General António Guterres called for an immediate de-escalation of the fighting in northeast Syria, which has generated many civilian casualties and displaced up to 160,000 people in less than a week. “He also notes with serious concern that the current military operations could lead to the unintended release of individuals associated with ISIL, […]

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

Kuwaiti, Spanish Olympic Committees Signs Cooperation Deal

The Kuwaiti and spanish Olympic Committees have signed a cooperation deal in sport sector. Sheikh Fahad Nasser Al-Sabah, President of the Kuwaiti Olympic committee signed the deal Sunday with his Spanish counterpart Alejandro Blanco. The two committees will cooperate in areas of administrative reforms, at the level of international spheres, and will help each other’s […]

October 14th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE: Air Arabia eyes acquisition of 120 aircraft

Sharjah-based Air Arabia is mulling plans to buy up to 120 aircraft from Airbus and Boeing, the airline CEO has said. Adel Ali said at a conference in Dubai on Monday the decision will be made end of 2019 or January next year. It will involve the acquisition of around 115 to 120 planes, Zawya […]

October 14th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Two missiles struck Iranian oil tanker off Saudi coast

An oil tanker operated by the Iranian state-run oil company was set ablaze Friday off Saudi coast after two missile hit it. Iranian authorities identified the vessel as Sabity. It was according to National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) near the Jeddah port city of Saudi Arabia. The strikes damaged the two main storage tanks causing […]

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

Yemen: UAE reportedly withdrawing hundreds of troops from Aden

More Emirati troops have been pulled out of Yemen’s southern port city of Aden, officials and witnesses claimed on Tuesday, as reports emerged claiming that warring parties were close to reaching a power-sharing agreement, The New Arab and The Middle East Monitor reported. The UAE has deployed hundreds of troops to Yemen since 2015, fighting […]

October 10th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria: Arab league to hold emergency meeting Saturday over Turkey’s offensive

The Arab League will convene Saturday in Cairo at ministerial level to discuss Turkey’s ongoing offensive in Syria that it considers a violation of the sovereignty of the war-torn country. Turkey launched Wednesday aerial and ground attacks in North Syria to crash Kurdish forces considered as a threat by Ankara. The offensive came following withdrawal […]

October 10th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran-KSA: Teheran tells Riyadh to stop killing people if it wants to engage in peace talks

Iran Tuesday said it was ready for peace talks with its arch regional rival Saudi Arabia if the latter stops killing people, in reference to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. Saudi Arabia in recent weeks seemed to have toned down its rhetoric towards Iran indicating that it was poised political solutions to the rivalry with […]

October 9th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Russia’s sovereign wealth fund sets up office in Riyadh

Russia’s sovereign wealth fund has opened an office in the kingdom, a move Moscow describes will boost cooperation in a wide range of areas. The opening of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) office is coming few days before the expected visit of the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin. The Russian President should visit the Gulf […]

October 9th, 2019 | Posted in Finance,Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »