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UAE: Autonomous Air Taxi (AAT) to be tested end of 2017

Emirati Authorities Monday announced they will put the driverless air taxi into test in the fourth quarter of the year before they grant authorization for the vehicle’s operation in the country, reports say. AAT was first announced to fly in the Emirati sky in July this year after China-based EHang 184 in February scheduled the […]

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

Gulf Crisis: Algerian lawmakers form committee to support Qatar

A group of Algerian lawmakers has formed a parliamentary committee to denounce the blockade and media propaganda against Qatar, which, they say, pays the price of its support for the Palestinian cause. The lawmakers, 31 in number, reject the air and sea blockades imposed on Qatar by its neighbors as “unjust”. The committee criticized the […]

June 17th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: U.N. Security Council has “grave concern” about Yemen

The U.N. Security Council under the presidency of Bolivia has released a statement expressing “grave concern about the humanitarian situation in Yemen”, which has been in a state of war since the Houthi uprising from the North at the end of 2014 before gaining momentum in 2015. The Security Council also voiced concerns about “the […]

June 16th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Bahrain: Court hands life in prison, 15 years sentences to 26 ‘terrorists’

A Bahrain court Thursday sentenced twenty people to life in prison and handed 15-year prison sentences to sixteen others on terrorism charges. The Supreme Court of the kingdom found the 26 defendants guilty of forming a “terrorist group” between 2011 and 2013, possession of weapons and Molotov cocktails, and attempting to kill policemen in the […]

June 16th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Gunshot wounds soldier in restive Qatif province

Saudi Security authorities have announced that one soldier was injured Thursday evening in the flashpoint of Qatif province where the army and the police have been facing insurgency from Shia angered groups, which have been complaining of marginalization. The soldier was shot after leaving his security patrol to carry out his field missions in Ohod […]

June 16th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Yemen war: Houthi-fired missile at UAE vessel

An Emirati vessel has come under attack in the Red Sea from a missile fired by Houthi rebels who fight Saudi Arabia-led international coalition supporting President Mansour Hadi in exile from capital Sana’a. The attack injured one crew member but did not damage the vessel, reports say citing the Command of Coalition for Supporting Legitimacy […]

June 16th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Qatar, US sign $12 b military deal amid gulf crisis

Qatar and the US finalized Wednesday a $12 billion military deal for procurement of F-15 fighters by Qatar amid the Gulf Crisis opposing the tiny Arab state to its regional neighbors led by Saudi Arabia. The deal, signed by US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his Qatari counterpart Khalid al-Attiyah, is part of an agreement […]

June 15th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis Discussed at Moroccan-French Summit in Rabat

King Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron, who started a friendship and working visit to Morocco Wednesday (June 14), examined the ongoing Gulf crisis at the meeting they held shortly after the French President’s arrival in Rabat. It was natural that the talks covered the Gulf crisis as both leaders hope to unite their […]

June 15th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Mideast: Russian envoy to Israel rejects Hamas, Hezbollah categorization as terror groups

Russian ambassador to Israel has slammed the classification by the West, Israel and the Saudi Arabia-led bloc of Gaza ruler Hamas and Lebanon-based Shia movement Hezbollah as terror groups. As long as they have not attacked Russian interests, Moscow cannot classify them as terror groups, he was quoted as saying. Alexander Shein in an interview […]

June 14th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Moroccan Royal Envoy Tours Gulf Countries

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita was received, as special envoy of King Mohammed VI, by King Salman Bin Abdelaziz on Tuesday (June 13th) in Jeddah. The Moroccan official who was in Jeddah part of a Gulf tour conveyed to the Saudi Monarch a verbal message from King Mohammed VI. Before Saudi Arabia, the Royal […]

June 14th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

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