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KSA: Saudi Princess loses jewels worth one million dollar in Paris Ritz hotel

A Saudi Princess has been victim of heist at Ritz hotel in Paris after she lost her jewels worth $935,000 in her hotel suite. The royal, who has not been named, told the prosecutor that the robbery took place Friday. The jewels were in her room but in the safe. Police investigation has not revealed […]

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

UAE: Emaar denies it proposes Investors 10-year visa as incentive to buy properties

Emaar Properties PJSC has debunked Tuesday reports that it will offer future buyers of projects 10-year visa as part of incentives to attract foreign investments. “The issuance of visas falls under the purview of the concerned authorities and Emaar does not have any role regarding the issue,” the company said in a statement seen by […]

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

UAE: Government, partners to create 3,500 jobs for Emiratis in 100 days

Some 3,500 Emiratis will be employed over the coming 100 days in three sectors as government and local partners agreed to recruit citizens in the framework of the Gulf country’s Emiratization policy. The 3,500 jobs will be created in the financial and banking sector, tourism and retail. 1,000 citizens will be hired in the financial […]

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

Iraq: Angry protesters set Iranian consulate in Basra ablaze

Tens of hundreds of Iraqis in the southern city of Basra Friday stormed and set ablaze the Iranian consulate amid public anger against government over corruption and poor public services. Basra, with a 2 million-strong population, has been witnessing, since the beginning of the week, deadly demonstrations as protesters clash with security forces. The protests, […]

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

KSA: US pilot dies in helicopter crash during training

A US pilot died Thursday after a helicopter belonging to the Saudi aviation brigade of the National Guard crashed outside capital, Riyadh, near an airfield. The pilot has been identified as Paul Reedy. Reedy, according to the national guard, died in the crash while his student, lieutenant Hisham bin Abdulaziz Al Al-Sheikh sustained injuries and […]

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

Qatar: Partial abolition of ‘exit permit’ lifts travel restrictions for most migrant workers

Qatar’s new law partially scrapping the ‘exit permit’ that prevented migrant workers from leaving the country without their employer’s permission is an important first step towards dismantling its exploitative sponsorship system, Amnesty International said. Law No. 13 of 2018, issued by the Emir of Qatar earlier this week, removes the powers of employers to ban […]

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

Gulf Crisis: Effort underway for early end of Gulf Crisis- Emir of Kuwait tells Trump

The Emir of Kuwait Wednesday told US President that efforts are underway for an early end of the over one-year old diplomatic crisis dividing US allies, Kuwait state-run news agency KANU reports. Discussions between Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday touched on several issues including the […]

September 6th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Emaar Economic City appoints new CEO

Emaar Economic City (ECC) has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) following the resignation of Fahd bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Rasheed who has stepped down according the Saudi stock exchange. The group has appointed Ahmed bin Ibrahim Langawi. The new appointee, according to a statement posted on Tadawul stock exchange this Thursday Sept. 6, will […]

September 6th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: Etihad flight to Jakarta makes U-turn to Abu Dhabi after engine issue

A flight of Abu Dhabi-based Etihad bound for the Indonesian capital returned to the Emirati capital airport Wednesday after a problem with one the engines was reported. Flight EY474; an A330, was forced to return eight minutes into the long haul trip. The aircraft took off from the UAE capital at 2.57am on Wednesday, Gulf […]

September 5th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Kuwait: Wataniya Airways temporarily halting operations after license revocation threats

The private Kuwaiti airline Wataniya Airways has announced it is suspending temporarily operations for the second time in a decade, after resuming last year following a six-year hiatus. Board chairman Ali al Fozan Monday said the new suspension is caused by “unexpected circumstances” that could not be avoided, according to Dubai-based Arabian Business. Fozan highlighted […]

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