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Moscow dismisses claims Iran launched drone inside Israel

Russian deputy ambassador to Tel Aviv brushed off Israeli authorities’ claims that the drone which was destroyed last Saturday by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) was launched by Iran, saying that Iranians in Syria are not ‘insane’. Saturday the IDF brought down a drone – a replica of the American RQ-170, claiming it was launched […]

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

Pakistan Says Troops in Saudi Arabia will not be deployed outside the Kingdom

Pakistan has sent troops to Saudi Arabia on a training mission after it refrained to do so in the past years, but the Pakistani military clarifies that the troops will not be deployed in conflict zones outside the kingdom. Riyadh and Islamabad have been close allies for decades. The Saudis have been pressing Pakistan for […]

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

KSA: Nora Saleh Turki, first female in steering committee of a sports federation

Board of directors of the kingdom’s shooting federation have picked up Nora Saleh Turki to become deputy President of the federation, making her the first Saudi woman to hold the position ever in history. Her appointment has been made public by the kingdom-based Centre for International Communication (CIC), news website Gulf Business reports. Nora Turki […]

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

UAE: Third homemade satellite moved to South Korea for launch

Emirates cargo service has been mobilized to move the country’s third locally made satellite to South Korea’s Incheon International airport for a planned launch. Satellite, KhalifaSat, manufactured at Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, was shipped Thursday aboard Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 freighter to Seoul airport. The project started five years ago following the launch of […]

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

Bahrain: Demonstrators clash with security forces at 7th anniversary of uprising

Demonstrators in shia-dominated Bahrain locked horns Wednesday with security forces as they marked the seventh anniversary of the 2011 uprising that was clamped down by the ruling Sunni family. Dozens demonstrators took to the streets in capital Manama. They chanted anti-regime slogans and paid tribute to those detained in the Gulf state’s jails, AFP reported. […]

February 15th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Prince al Waleed donates over half a million dollar to football club

Prince al Waleed bin Talal has announced a donation of more than half a million dollar to a local football club two weeks after his release from detention in royal court headed-crackdown on corruption. “Answering my brother Turki al-Sheikh’s invitation to support Saudi clubs … I present 2m Saudi riyals ($533,333) to support Al Hilal […]

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

KSA: female prosecutors to be allowed in jurisdiction for first time

Saudi women interested in a career at the office of the public prosecutor can apply for vacant positions as the kingdom embarks on promoting the role of women in the country’s affairs. The office of the state prosecutor via the ministry of information has announced the decision to enroll women, AFP reports. “Vacancies are available […]

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

Vue International to Build Multiplexes in Saudi Arabia

Vue International has signed deals with Saudi partners to lift the curtain on cinemas after a 35-year ban amid a liberalization drive ushered by Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman. Vue International signed an exclusive preliminary agreement with the Abdulmohsin Al Hokair Holding real-estate group to jointly build up to 30 multiplexes in the country. Abdulmohsin […]

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

Emirates carrier seals 36-A380 aircraft order

Dubai-based international carrier, Emirates, Sunday finalized with Airbus the order for 20 wide body jets plus optional 16 others agreed mid-January by the two longstanding partners. The Sunday signing, which took place on the sideline of the World Summit in Dubai, closed a January deal; a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the airline and the […]

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

Saudi Arabia Braces for Abolishing Mandatory Abaya Attire for Women

Amid a liberalization drive spearheaded by Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, a top Saudi cleric said that Saudi women should not have to wear the loose-fitting abaya robe to shroud their bodies in public. Speaking on his TV show, Sheikh Abdullah al-Mutlaq, a member of the Council of Senior Scholars, said that while Saudi women […]

February 11th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »