Home » Gulf News You are browsing entries filed in “Gulf News”

Yemen: Houthis debunk alleged secret peace talks with KSA

A senior official of the Shia rebel group fighting the internationally recognized Yemeni government has denied recent reports that his group has entered into dialogue with Saudi Arabia to end the war. Saudi Arabia is leading an international coalition that is trying to reinstate the government of President Abdrabbouh Mansour Hadi. Two diplomatic sources in […]

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

Yemen: All ports need to remain fully open to all aid imports

The Security Council has urged warring parties in Yemen to allow humanitarian convoys to safely reach all conflict-affected governorates without hindrance, while also asking that all Yemen’s ports remain fully open to commercial and relief supply imports. These calls were made in a Presidential Statement issued Thursday by the 15-member body. According to the UN […]

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

Syria: EP holds Assad regime, Russia, Iran responsible for heinous crimes

The European Parliament members have strongly condemned all atrocities, shelling of civilians and widespread violations of human rights and international law committed in Syria during the seven-year conflict, holding the Assad regime, Russia and Iran responsible of all the heinous crimes perpetrated in the country. The European Parliament Members stress that the Syrian regime and […]

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

Middle East: Arms imports doubled over past 10 years

Arms imports by states in the Middle East region have increased by 103 per cent between 2008–12 and 2013–17, and accounted for 32 per cent of global arms imports in 2013–17, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said in a report released this week. The increase was imputed to the fact that most states […]

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

Saudi new embassy in Baghdad to open during Crown Prince’s visit in April

Saudi Arabia will inaugurate several diplomatic missions in Iraq during Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman’s visit in April to mark full normalization of ties between the two countries, since Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in 1990. The Crown Prince’s visit is the first by a Saudi top official since 1989. During the April visit, the heir […]

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

KSA: ‘Detainees in anti-corruption purge tortured’- New York Times reports

Individuals held in the months-long anti-graft campaign in Saudi Arabia were tortured as New York Times (NYT) reports the death of Maj Gen Ali al-Qahtani, an officer in the National Guard, while in custody. Early November, around 200 individuals including several members of the royal family, top officers, and influential businessmen were locked up at […]

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

Morocco, Qatar Expand Partnership & Cooperation Ties

Morocco and Qatar signed on Monday eleven cooperation agreements, memoranda and action programs destined to foster partnership between the two countries in the fields of agriculture, trade, transport, finance, banking, education, media, youth and handicraft. These agreements were signed Monday by Head of the Moroccan Government Saâd-Eddine El Othmani and his Qatari peer Abdullah bin […]

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

KSA: King Salman approves Departments to probe corruption cases

King Salman has signed a decree setting up legal units tasked with investigating corruption-related cases, one month after the end of the anti-corruption purge, which rounded up some 200 people including 11 Princes, top state officials and business big-wigs. The departments will be supervised by the kingdom’s attorney general Sheikh Saud bin Abdullah Al-Muajab. Sheikh […]

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

Arab Summit postponed over Egyptian elections

Saudi authorities have requested the postponement of the annual Arab summit to next April as the initial date, March 23, coincides with the presidential elections in Egypt. The announcement was made by the Arab League Chief Ahmed Aboul Gheit and Saudi Minister of State for African Affairs who was chairing in Cairo a meeting of […]

March 10th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE: British National hauled in prison for insulting Gulf country

An English teacher from Britain working in the United Arab Emirates has been thrown in prison for insulting the Gulf country on social media and was forced to sign false confessions, his mother told the media. Christian Wilke, 39, has been arrested since October last year over what authorities called electronic insult towards the Gulf […]

March 10th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »