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Gulf Crisis: Egypt opposed Qatar’s participaion in Arab League Meeting

As a latest showdown amid the ongoing Gulf crisis, Qatar has pointed an accusing finger at Egypt over claims that Cairo had refused to issue visas to a Qatari delegation to attend Arab League meetings. According to Qatar state-run news agency QNA, Egyptian officials refused this week to issue visas for the Qatar Media Corporation, […]

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

Nuclear Deal: Riyadh vows to seek nuke arms if Iran does so

Saudi Arabia Wednesday pledged to equally develop nuclear capability if its rival Iran goes ahead to get nuclear arsenal following US pullout of the 2015 nuclear agreement. The kingdom’s top diplomat Adel al-Jubeir speaking to CNN indicated that Riyadh will not hesitate to develop its own nuclear arsenal should regional rival Iran resume its nuclear […]

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

Iraq: ISIS claims killing of parliamentary hopeful

The battled but not dead Islamic State group (ISIS) has claimed credit for the killing of Farouq Mohammad Zarzour, a candidate for May 12 parliamentary elections in Iraq. The terror group said, according to press reports, that it killed Sunday the university lecturer of Tikirt University because he was an “atheist”. Conflicting reports say ISIS […]

May 8th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Agreement with Vatican paves way for churches to mushroom in KSA

Saudi Arabia has green-lighted construction of churches after it inked a deal with the Roman Catholic Church as it seeks to improve its image and crackdown on radicalism. An agreement to this end was signed between the Secretary General of the Muslim World League Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdel Karim Al-Issa and the President of the […]

May 7th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Bahrain: US cookies producer launches factory for $90 million investment

US Mondelez International company has inaugurated its second factory in Bahrain as it seeks to supply the Gulf region and Africa with iconic brands, including Oreo cookies and Barni soft cakes. The new factory cost the company a total investment of $90 million and will produce 45,000 tons of biscuits per year, Dubai-based media Arabian […]

May 7th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Polisario-Hezbollah Connection Unveils Terror Face of Separatists

Few days after the UN Security Council adopted resolution 2414 extending the MINURSO mandate for six months and welcoming Morocco’s autonomy plan for the Sahara, the North African Kingdom severed its diplomatic ties with Iran for its military support to the Polisario mercenaries, backed by the Algerian regime. Morocco says it acted after gathering strong […]

May 4th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Doha requests release of citizen arrested by Riyadh

Qatar has called on Saudi Arabia to release a Qatari citizen arrested on the Yemen-Oman border amid diplomatic standoff between the tiny Gulf country and its neighbors led by the Saudi kingdom. The Qatari foreign ministry in a statement said Mohsen Saleh Saadoun Al-Qurabi, 63, was arrested on April 21 on his way from Yemen […]

May 4th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Al Waleed’s Kingdom Holding to relinquish stakes in Movenpick Hotels & Resorts

Saudi billionaire Prince Al Waleed bin Talal has given up shares in Movempick Hotels and Resorts following another abandonment of stakes early this year. Al Waleed’s main business Kingdom Holding is on verge of selling the Saudi businessman’s shares in Movenpick Hotels and resorts few months after the business tycoon regained freedom in January after […]

May 2nd, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Rabat Cuts Ties with Tehran Due to its Military Support to Polisario

Morocco has decided to sever its diplomatic relations with Iran in protest against the military support provided by the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group to the Polisario separatists. The announcement was made Tuesday by Moroccan Foreign Affairs Minister Nasser Bourita who informed his Iranian peer in Tehran of Rabat’s decision, which comes as a response to Iran’s […]

May 2nd, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

South African defense company Paramount eyes establishment in KSA

Head of South African defense company Paramount has disclosed to Reuters that the company is in talks with Saudi authorities to set up a factory in the kingdom as it seeks expansion in the Middle East aside from Jordan where it is already present. “We are in negotiations with various governments in the Middle East, […]

May 1st, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »