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UAE: Activist gets 10-year prison sentence for insulting government

An Emirati court has pressed a 10-year sentence against country’s prominent activist and government critic Ahmed Mansoor for insulting authorities and tarnishing the image of the Gulf country through social media. The Abu Dhabi court also instructed that Mansoor be placed under house arrest after serving his term, press reports say adding that the 48-year […]

June 1st, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

FIFA World Cup: FIFA axes home-banned Saudi referee

World football governing body FIFA had decided to drop Saudi referee selected for next world cup in Russia after the Saudi football Federation (SAFF) banned him for life over match fixing attempt early May. FIFA decided that the Saudi referee, Fahad AL MIRDASI, will not officiate at the world largest football event to take place […]

June 1st, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Qatar media group beiN sues Saudi Arabia before FIFA for piracy

Qatar sports media group beiN has called on world football governing body FIFA to take actions against Saudi satellite operator Arabsat for allegedly allowing hacking of its premium sports content ahead of the world cup. Doha-based sports broadcaster complained to FIFA and urged the football governing body to rein the regional satellite operator. According to […]

May 29th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf crisis: Qatar imposes ban on Saudi, UAE, Bahrain & Egyptian goods

Qatar has ordered its citizens to stop dealing and buying goods from Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt; the four countries, which have severed ties with the tiny gulf country almost a year ago on the ground that Doha sponsors terrorism. A statement from the Qatari government issued Saturday announced the ban […]

May 28th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Saudi Arabia intercepts missile fired from Yemen

Saudi air defense force intercepted a ballistic missile that was launched from Yemen towards the city of Najran on Friday, a day after Iran-backed Houthi rebels suffered heavy losses. The Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces of the coalition (RSADF) detected the launch of a ballistic missile launched by Iran’s Al-Houthi militia from within Yemeni territories […]

May 25th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Four women’s rights campaigners freed as authorities loose crackdown

Saudi authorities have released four female rights campaigners fighting for women’s right to drive and the end of man guardianship, one month before removal of the controversial ban. Eleven Saudi women known as prominent activists campaigning for female rights to drive and the end of man guardianship were detained last week after being suspected for […]

May 25th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Moroccan-Emirati Cooperation Burgeoning in all Spectrum

Morocco and United Arab Emirates (UAE) are determined to enhance, expand and deepen further their strategic and close partnership based upon common goals, interests, and values. The two countries joint commission, which convened its 5th session in Abu Dhabi Tuesday, has agreed to coordinate bilateral political stands regarding international issues, foster economic relationship and commercial […]

May 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: Rouhani urged to review all-out ties with UAE

A group of lawmakers in the Iranian legislation have called President Hassan Rouhani to completely review ties with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after the Gulf country voiced support for Washington’s pledge to flap historic toughest sanctions over its nuclear program, Iranian Fars news agency reports. The lawmakers, 61, in number, came up with a […]

May 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Saudi Arabia to release Ethiopian-born business mogul Al Amoudi

Ethiopian-born Saudi billionaire Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi, who has been detained in the anti-corruption campaign spearheaded by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, will soon be released, Ethiopia’s prime minister said. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed made the announcement over the weekend after returning from the Saudi Arabia where he met the Saudi Crown Prince. The […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Saudia plane makes emergency landing in Jeddah due to malfunction

A flight of the national flag carrier Saudia made Monday an emergency landing in Jeddah after the pilot failed to correct a malfunction that reports say forced the aircraft to land without its front wheels. The Airbus A330-200, which had left Medina bound for Dhaka, stopped its journey and landed in Jeddah. The aircraft skidded […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,World News | Read More »