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Gulf crisis: US puts halt to all military drills with allies to favor end of diplomatic spat

Washington, seeking to help end the diplomatic spat, which erupted early June between its gulf allies, has announced it will suspend all military drills in the region, reports say. The region has been embroiled in a crisis as a Saudi-led group encompassing United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt parted with Qatar over its alleged […]

October 7th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: ‘Emirates does not fear competition,’ Airline’s Boss

Head of Dubai-based carrier Sir Tim Clark has indicated that the Emirati flagship airline does not fear competition from Air France-KLM after the joint venture launched its low cost and long haul subsidiary ‘Joon’ to challenge competitors. The subsidiary was unveiled late last month and will start operating in December from Roissy airport in France. […]

October 6th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: 22 including Qatari national arrested for inciting public feelings

21 Saudis and one Qatari national have been arrested for igniting ‘public feelings’ through social media. The arrested, all men, according to the Presidency of the State Security circulated video clips on social networking sites to disturb public order and stir up feelings. The State Security said the men are being investigated adding that it is […]

October 5th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: Emirates, first airline to acquire Boeing’s 777X aircraft

Country’s flagship carrier will be the first global airlines to fly Being’s new aircraft 777X ready for operation in 2020. The announcement came from the American aircraft producer official Marty Bentrott who is Vice President of the Seattle-based company. “Emirates is now actually ahead of its original mid-2020 schedule to receive its first 777X aircraft,” […]

October 5th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Oman: 25,000 jobs to be created by December to mute social unrest

Government will create 25,000 for citizens in a move to numb social unrest that silently brews in the Sultanate, reports say. The Gulf country even though spared by 2011 Arab spring that swept through the Arab region, has been rocked by protests calling for more jobs. Unemployment was rated 17.5 in 2016. The decision to […]

October 5th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Uber eyes women to expand business

The San Francisco-based company announced Tuesday it will start recruiting women as drivers to take advantage of authorities’ decision to allow women to sit behind the wheel. The company’s Middle East, Europe and Africa head of operations, Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty on a visit to the Saudi capital said the process will take place ‘shortly’ before June […]

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

Oman: China and India stand out as next outdoor investment spots

The Omani government has identified China and India as the right places to invest in the near future, reports say. The Sultanate is looking for foreign markets to reduce its dependence on regional market, in reference to the Gulf market and promote growth. The move according to BMI is to sustain the Gulf country’s independence […]

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

Bahrain: Terror bombing injures five security forces

Five security forces were wounded Monday in a bomb blast when protecting a ceremony in the west of capital Manama, the interior ministry says. The wounded security forces were securing Ashoora procession on Budaiya Highway in the village of Daih, the ministery tweeted. Ashoora procession is a festival marking the death of Prophet Mohammed’s grandson […]

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

Palestine: Abbas’s Fatah to take control of Gaza as part of reconciliation

Palestinian internationally recognized Prime Minister answering leader Mahmoud Abbas is expected in Gaza today to make the turn of Fatah which controls the Palestinian Authority as schism with rival Hamas looks edging towards end. Rami Hamdallah is expected in Gaza city to attend reconciliation ceremony between the two rivals. It would be the first visit […]

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

KSA: Virgin founder Richard Branson to invest in Red Sea Resort project

Richard Branson will invest in the Saudi mega project seeking to turn 34, 000 km of the Rea Sea coastline into a luxurious resort expected to create 35, 000 jobs. The English investor and owner of Virgin Airlines will be the first international investor in the project initiated by Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman (MBS) […]

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

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