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Gulf Crisis: Qatar demands Saudi Arabia to throw light on fate of four missing citizens

Qatar has called on Saudi Arabia to provide details on the whereabouts of four Qataris who the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) believes went missing in the kingdom last year. “What the Saudi authorities are doing towards Qatari nationals is shameful and inhumane. It will leave a major psychological mark on future generations,” NHRC chairman […]

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

KSA: Bahrain’s Arcapita Group to invest in NuYu’s gym chain

Manama-based Arcapita Group has pumped money into NuYu, a Saudi leading chain of women-only boutique gyms, amid rising of the sector following recent reforms in Saudi Arabia in favor of women. The investment, estimated at $67 million, will help multiply over 200 per cent NuYu’s gyms boutiques, from seven to 30 across the kingdom, Trade […]

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

Kuwait Airways to purchase eight A330neo wide body aircraft

Kuwait Airways Monday signed on the dotted line for the purchase of eight of France-based Airbus’s 330neos as the national carrier embarks on the overhaul of its fleet. The agreement was signed in Toulouse, the headquarters of the aircraft manufacturer. The new fleet will be delivered next year, Trade Arabia reports. The agreement, according to […]

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

Bahrain: $2 billion of $10 billion promised by regional allies for bailout to be released before year-end

Bahrain will receive before the end of this year, $2 billion from Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait as part of the $10 billion pledged by the three regional allies to help the tiny kingdom avoid a debt crisis. Two unnamed officials told Reuters that the $2 billion; a portion of last week-pledged $10 billion, will […]

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

KSA: In sympathy for missing journalist, Media bosses, company executives to boycott major investment conference

A horde of leaders of multinational media and giant companies have expressed their intentions to stay away from a major investment conference to be held in Saudi Arabia later this month. The decision comes following the mysterious disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi prominent journalist who has gone missing since October 2 in the Gulf […]

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

UAE: British tourist jailed for insulting policeman, airline staff at Dubai airport

A British man who visited the UAE in July has been sentenced to three months in jail and fined $554.5 for abusing a policeman and an Emirates staff at the Dubai airport. The 37-year old, after drinking for hours before embarking on a flight back to the UK on July 14, sparked a brawl with […]

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

KSA: Ernest Moniz suspends role on futuristic city’s board of advisors over disappearance of Saudi journalist

Former US energy secretary under President Barack Obama, Ernest Moniz, has suspended his participation on the board of advisors of the Saudi futuristic city NEOM, tying his return to more evidences on the fate of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The veteran journalist disappeared one week ago in the Turkish city of Istanbul after entering […]

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

Kuwait: Foreigners with lower grades to be prohibited to work

Foreign nationals with lower grades wishing to work in the Gulf country will probably not get work permits as the General Authority for Manpower is set, according to reports, to impose a ban on poor grade students to work in the country. In October last year, it had been reported that the government would begin […]

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

UAE: RAK Ceramics acquires total control of Saudi joint ventures

UAE’s leading company in ceramics, RAK Ceramics, has announced the acquisition of total equities of its Saudi Arabia-based joint ventures in a move that will consolidate the company’s control of the Saudi market. The company, based in Ras Al Khaimah, said it bought minority shares in its joint ventures in Riyadh and Jeddah. “We are […]

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

Oman: Mega tourism project launched

Oman has launched a major tourism project consisting of hotels, chalets, restaurants, and other tourism and amusement facilities as authorities seeks to lure more holidaymakers, part of their plans to diversify the economy. The project, dubbed “the Green Peak Adventure Resort” is located in Jabal Al-Akhdar (green mount), a mountainous strip located in Northeast Oman. […]

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