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Saudi Crown Prince launches anti-corruption purge in public sector

The new head of the Saudi anti-corruption commission has indicated that he has been instructed by Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, MbS, to crack down on the red tape in public services nearly two years after detaining dozens of high profile state officials and business tycoons in similar operation. Mazen al-Khamous made the announcement Friday […]

September 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Kuwait: Kuwait Airways to spend about $2.5 billion on 28 new aircraft

Kuwaiti national carrier will spend around $2.5 billion on the purchase of 28 new aircraft up to  2026.   The operation, according the airline’s Yousef A. M. J. Alsaquer, will be financed with bank loans, the airline’s own capital and through the sale and re-leasing of the carrier’s planes, Zawya news reports.   The Kuwaiti […]

September 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Finance,Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

“These are very dark times for Yemen”; “human cost of this war is unbearable” – senior UN officials

Senior UN officials have decried Sunday’s deadly airstrikes in Dhamar City in Yemen as horrific and the scale of casualties as staggering, pointing out that the human cost of this war is unbearable.   According to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), more than 100 people have died in Yemen after the Saudi-led […]

September 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

As Yemen relief operations face funding gap, timing of surge in violence ‘couldn’t be worse’

The situation in Yemen is “very fragile”, the top United Nations humanitarian official there has warned, noting that as many as 13 people have been killed and at least 70 wounded over the past three days during clashes in two governorates. “Families are again trapped in their homes by fighting, unable to secure food and […]

August 30th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran-USA: Rouhani asks Trump to lift all sanctions prior to talks

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Tuesday said Tehran will engage in talks with the USA only on condition that President Donald Trump lifts all sanctions he has imposed on Iran after ripping off this year the 2015 nuclear agreement. “The step is to retreat from sanctions. You must retreat from all illegal, unjust and wrong sanctions […]

August 28th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar: Qatar Airways poised to increase stakes in troubled Cathay Pacific

Qatar Airways Tuesday said it is interested in increasing its shares in Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific which is going through tough time as demonstrations on the Chinese territory hamper the airline’s operations. Akbar al-Baker, Chief Executive of the Qatari national carrier told Reuters at a function to announce the launch of flights from Doha to […]

August 28th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Miami Air International resumes flights to KSA after over two-decade halt

Miami Air international has resumed flights to Saudi Arabia after 22 years of suspension as it brought back lately 163 American Pilgrims who performed the Hajj. The Airline based in Miami, Florida, took off at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah late last week carrying the US pilgrims. It flew to the Gulf country late […]

August 26th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Palestine: Hamas slams Paraguay for branding it as terror group

Gaza-ruler Hamas has condemned Paraguay’s move to backlist it as a terror group, pointing out that the action will strengthen Israeli state-terrorism and maltreatment of Palestinians.   “This decision runs against international law which ensures peoples’ right to resist the aggression and occupation with all possible means including the armed struggle,” the Islamist and resistance […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA to build medical university, 42 high schools in Ghana

Saudi Arabia will fund the creation of a medical university and 42 high schools across Ghana. Ghana’s Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia made the announcement earlier this week. Bawumia indicated that the Saudi funding responds to the west African country’s ambition to establish a Medical school in the northern region. “Establishing a medical school will […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: US drone brought down in Houthi-controlled area

A US drone was brought down late Tuesday in Houthi rebels-controlled-area, Reuters reports citing two American officials who did not want to be named. The aircraft, MQ-9, according to the sources, was shot down Southeast of capital Sanaa controlled by the rebels. The officials did not identify the entity that brought down the drone but […]

August 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »