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KSA rejects US Senate’s position, any interference in its internal affairs

Saudi Arabia has vehemently rejected this Monday the position expressed recently by the United States Senate, saying the position was based upon unsubstantiated claims and allegations, and contained blatant interferences in the Kingdom’s internal affairs, undermining the Kingdom’s regional and international role. A statement by the Saudi Foreign Ministry said while Saudi Arabia reaffirms its […]

December 17th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: UAE blasts Qatar’s accusations of interference in its internal affairs

UAE’s minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash brushed aside claims by the Qatari Emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, that his country, currently locked up in a diplomatic row with neighbors, is keen to enter into dialogue only if Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt stop interfering in its internal affairs. Speaking […]

December 17th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Saudi Sabic, UK-based Plastic Energy strike deal on mixed plastic waste recycling

The Saudi leading chemical industry, Sabic, has notched a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UK-based Plastic Energy to recycle mixed plastic waste back to the original polymer in Europe. Under the deal, Plastic Energy will supply feedstock to support Sabic’s petrochemical operations in Europe, Trade Arabia reports. Both partners are planning to build a first […]

December 17th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

FIFA2022: FIFA member-countries keen for tournament in Qatar with 48 countries- FIFA boss

Head of the World football governing body Gianni Infantino Thursday said majority of member-countries of FIFA are favorable to enlarge the number of teams to play in the FIFA world Cup in Qatar in 2022 to 48 but added that the final decision will be made in March. “We gathered the opinions as well of […]

December 14th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UK denies plans to open military base in kuwait

The UK Ministry of Defense brushed aside reports that the European country is in talks with Kuwait to open a permanent military base as it has embarked on building a strong military presence in the region after agreeing with Bahrain and Oman to set permanent bases. London-based The New Arab reports the British ministry, in […]

December 14th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Red Sea Development Company to create 70,000 jobs in tourism sector

Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Development Company has unveiled its tourism master plan, which seeks to create 70,000 jobs in the sector and contribute $5.86 billion to the kingdom’s GDP. The company CEO John Pagano and his team presented the master plan to King Salman bin Abdulaziz in Riyadh earlier this week. The Red Sea development […]

December 14th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: Emaar begins business in China

Dubai-based Emaar Tuesday said it has begun operations in the Asian country where it is planning to launch two showrooms in Beijing and Shanghai. The expansion the company said complements the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ announced by President Xi Jinping, in which the UAE will have a significant part to play. The property developer has […]

December 12th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Kuwait: Aviation authority grounds Wataniya Airways

Kuwait aviation authorities have revoked the operation license of Wataniya Airways which was suspended for three months this year after the carrier left 1,500 passengers stranded in foreign airports following waves of flight cancellations, reports say. The Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGCA) spokesperson Saad Al Otaibi told local Arabic newspaper that the airline’s license […]

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

Gulf Crisis: Bahrain bashes Qatar over Emir’s absence at GCC summit

Bahrain Sunday criticized Qatar after the tiny gas-rich country’s ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani chose not to attend the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) hosted by Saudi Arabia who is leading the boycott against it. The regional bloc summit kicked off Sunday with the presence of all leaders of the member countries except Sheikh […]

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

Khashoggi Affair: Turkey’s Chief Spy briefs US senators

Hakan Fidan, Head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT) has briefed members of the US senate about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed on Oct.02 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by a hit-man squad dispatched from Saudi Arabia; a key US ally in the Arab world.   Fidan travelled to the US […]

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