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Gulf Crisis: UAE debunks ICAO’s claims Qatar-registered aircrafts can use route through UAE, Bahrain

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Wednesday said Qatar-registered aircrafts can only use international airspace ‘managed’ by United Arab Emirates (UAE), as opposed to comments by Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) that “some existing air route availability has been assured, and some new temporary or contingency routes have also been developed,” including through […]

August 10th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE imposes ban on Japanese Kikkoman soy sauce over traces of alcohol

The UAE ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has instructed citizens to get rid of Japanese-made Kikkoman soy sauce they have purchased after the department has been told the condiment contains traces of alcohol, state-run news agency reports. The instruction also hits the sale of the product across the UAE market, the agency added. […]

August 9th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: ‘Qatar airways can fly through UAE, Bahrain’ ICAO

Aircrafts registered in Qatar and the national carrier, Qatar Airways, can now fly through the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain’s air spaces, the Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization said Tuesday. The Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has been working with “various Middle Eastern states to ensure equitable access to airspace for Qatar-registered aircraft” […]

August 9th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iraq: Iran-backed militia accuses US for killing fighters near Syrian border

A Shia militia battling on the side of the Iraqi army against the Islamic State (ISIS) has blamed the US-led coalition of shelling its fighters near the Syrian border – a blame the US has rejected. Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada militia, known as close to Tehran, indicated that the US-led coalition collided with IS to attack […]

August 9th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Emir Tamim praises isolation as booster

Qatar’s ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani pointed out that his country cruised well through the crisis with its neighbors and that the emirate has grown even stronger and more resilient. “To us and to everyone, Qatar after June 2017 is unlike what it was in the past,” al-Thani is quoted as saying during a […]

August 4th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Qatar, Italy Sign Deal on Purchase of Seven War Vessels Worth $6bn

Qatar and Italy signed Wednesday a military deal for the purchase of seven war vessels worth $6 billion. “I am pleased to announce the conclusion of a deal between the Qatari naval forces to buy seven naval units from Italy in the context of the joint military cooperation between the two countries,” said Qatari Foreign […]

August 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Kuwait City to host conference on reconstruction of post-ISIS Iraq

Kuwait confirmed it would host during the first quarter of next year a donor conference on the reconstruction of areas liberated from the Islamic State group (ISIS) in Iraq. The confirmation was made by the country’s deputy foreign minister Khaled Al-Jarallah Tuesday. He pointed out that no date has been set yet. “Kuwait has always […]

August 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Saudi royals slam UAE over hints of establishing secular governments in Mideast

Several Saudi royals and religious leaders have laid into the United Arab Emirates’ envoy to Washington for comments hinting at the establishment of secular governments in the Middle East including Saudi Arabia, a kingdom governed by the Sharia law. Youssef al-Otaiba, in a diatribe against Qatar, in an interview with US TV network PBS on […]

August 1st, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Anti-Qatar quartet chides Doha for internationalizing holy sites issue

Saudi foreign minister Sunday announced that Qatar declared war on Saudi Arabia after Qatari authorities called the UN to intervene in alleged restrictions put on Qatari pilgrims who want to perform the Hajj at Mecca. Adel Jubeir who was speaking at end of a meeting with counterparts from United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt […]

July 31st, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Security officer killed in attack in Qatif province

Explosion of a bomb device near a security patrol in flashpoint of Al-Musawara district in Awamiyah, in the restive Qatif province killed Sunday a security officer, wounding six others, reports say. Sergeant Mahdi bin Saeed Bin Dhafer Al-Yami died in the explosion of the device which went off near the patrol on duty in Al-Musawara, […]

July 31st, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

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