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Saudi Arabia proposes OPEC output freeze extension

Reports are emerging that consultations between members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and 11 non-members of the organization are likely to reach a deal that would extend the freeze on their output to next year. The current agreement is expected to expire in June 2017 and the meeting to extend it will […]

May 24th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Bahrain: Diraz at the centre of security operation implementation, Interior ministry

After besieging the town of Diraz for the past couple of months, the Bahraini police began the implementation of security operation on the supporters of Ayatollah Isa Qassim. The supporters of the Shia cleric have been staging a sit-in protest in Diraz but the Interior Ministry claimed that the gathering has become “a haven for […]

May 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Trump calls for unity among nations, faith to vanquish terrorism

US President Donald Trump Sunday called for international cooperation between America and the Muslim world in the fight against terrorism, underscoring that terrorists do not worship God but death. “I ask you to join me, to join together, to work together, and to fight together, because united we will not fail… The path to peace […]

May 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: Foreign Minister slams Europe for sheltering terrorists

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates has rebuked Europe for providing shelter for terrorists, saying that European countries including UK, Germany and Italy are doing less in the fight against terrorism than Saudi Arabia. Terrorists for the Emirati top diplomat are more vocal in those European countries than in […]

May 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: Dubai police introduces first robot cop

Dubai police Sunday presented the world’s first Robocop capable of identifying crime and petty offenses. The Robocop was presented at the ongoing Gulf Information and Security Expo and Conference in Dubai. The Robocop, 170 centimetres tall and weighing 100 kilograms, is outfitted with built-in tablet device and built-in cameras. It will stream video to the […]

May 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Riyadh holds counter-terrorism forum during Trump’s visit

The Saudi capital Riyadh hosts Sunday a forum on global partnership to fight terrorism as President Donald Trump visits the kingdom to bolster cooperation between the US and Gulf countries. Experts from over 40 countries will discuss the nature, forms and influence of fundamentalism, the future of terrorism and the role of social media, the […]

May 20th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: Rouhani wins second term in office

Iran’s incumbent President Hassan Rouhani has been announced winner of Friday elections by the state television after count of half of the 40 million votes cast. The 68-year old President won 58.6 per cent of the votes against 39.8 per cent for his major rival, hardliner Ebrahim Raisi, reportedly backed by Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah […]

May 20th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: ‘Containing Iran’s influence in the region, part of topics of discussion during Trump’s visit,’ Jubeir

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Adel Jubeir told the media Thursday that US President Donald Trump, who is expected in Riyadh this Friday, will discuss with Saudis plans to rein in Iran and its growing influence in the region. Donald Trump is expected in Riyadh from Friday for a short stay as first leg of his […]

May 19th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: Damac’s Managing Director quits position

Dubai’s second top developer announced Thursday that its Managing Director Ziad El Chaar resigned from his position in order to take up other personal opportunities. The company, which boasted a net revenue of $1.947 billion last year, made the announcement in a statement. “We regretfully announce the departure of El Chaar but wish to thank […]

May 19th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Billions-worth Aramco to open tourism training center

Saudi Arabia’s national oil company Aramco, weighing billions of dollars, will open a tourism training centre to meet the kingdom’s plans to diversify its oil-based economy. The future centre will receive 5,000 Saudi males and females who will undergo a four-year training, Reuters reports citing the oil giant. The company agreed with a state-controlled vocational […]

May 18th, 2017 | Posted in Energy,Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

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