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KSA: Most detained in anti-corruption clean-up sign up for payment in exchange for freedom

The Saudi Attorney General Tuesday announced that most individuals detained in the anti-corruption purge have agreed to hand over part of their assets in exchange for freedom. It is now one month since several princes, business tycoons, top officials and former ministers have been locked in Ritz Carlton 5 star hotel on several charges including […]

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

Gulf Crisis: GCC summit cuts short to end same day

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) meeting in Kuwait city Tuesday was cut short and ended the same day it opened after most influential members chose to snub the meeting because of the presence of Qatar ruler who is facing boycott by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Summit host Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah Al […]

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

Saudi Arabia Donates $100 mln to G5-Sahel Counterterrorism Force

Saudi Arabia said it will donate $100 million to the special counter-terrorism force deployed by five African countries- Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, known as G5-Sahel. The G5 force launched its first military campaign in October amid growing unrest in the Sahel, whose porous borders are regularly crossed by jihadists, including affiliates of […]

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

Yemen: Hadi woos Saleh’s loyalists for alliance against Houthis

President Mansour Hadi Monday called on forces aligned with former President Ali Abdallah Saleh to join his troops to forge alliance in order to ouster Houthi rebels, who killed Saleh. “Yemen is passing through a decisive turning point that needs our unity and steadfastness in the face of these sectarian militias,” Hadi said in a […]

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

KSA: Senior official fired for attending fashion show in Riyadh

King Salman has sacked an official from the ministry of commerce who attended in capital Riyadh a fashion show, decried by the kingdom’s top clerics. The royal decree issued on Sunday targeted Ghassan al-Sulaiman, a senior advisor in the Ministry of Commerce. Al-Sulaiman drew public ire after attending last week a fashion show organized in […]

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

Former Yemeni President Saleh Killed By Houthis

The Iran-backed Houthi rebels announced that they have killed former President Ali Abdallah Saleh. Al Masirah TV cited a statement of the interior ministry saying that Saleh was killed, while Iranian news agencies say that Saleh was killed on his way to the city of Maarib in Yemen. Media controlled by the rebel Houthi movement […]

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

Would Attendance of Emir of Qatar of GCC Summit in Kuwait End Gulf Row?

Qatari foreign minister has confirmed that the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani is expected to attend the annual summit of Gulf Arab heads of state in Kuwait on December 5 and 6, despite an ongoing dispute between Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain on one side and Qatar on the other side. […]

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

Houthis said they fired Missile targeting Abu Dhabi Nuclear Plant, UAE Denies

Bruised by the disentanglement of their alliance with former President Abdellah Saleh, the Iran-backed Houthi rebels claimed that they fired a missile targeting Abu Dhabi’s nuclear power reactor. The UAE responded by denying such a show of force never happened. The Houthi rebels announced the firing of the missile on their mouthpiece, Al Masirah TV […]

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

Saleh-Houthi Alliance Crumbles as they vie to take control of Sanaa

This weekend, Sanaa was the theatre of fierce fighting pitting forces loyal to Abdellah Saleh against the Houthi militias, which appear to have taken control of key streets and buildings in the capital. Dozens of people were killed on both sides, including civilians, but there are no specific figures about casualties as fighting between former […]

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

Shift in Yemen Crisis as Saleh Makes Overture to Saudis

Yemen’s former President vowed to “turn the page” with the Saudi-led coalition he has been fighting if it lifts a crippling blockade on Yemen. The overture to the Saudis comes after media reports spoke of deadly clashes between forces loyal to Saleh and the Houthi rebels as tensions between them grow. The Saudi-led coalition started […]

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