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Gulf Crisis: UAE youth team quits AFC competition not to play against Qatari rival

United Arab Emirates football association (UAEFA) has pulled out of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-16 Championship Malaysia 2018 Qualifiers after their request not to play against Qatar was rejected. Qatar, UAE, Yemen and Bangladesh feature in the same group for the qualifiers. Doha is host of the group matches. The Emirati team Wednesday failed to […]

September 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: Emirates under investigation over dangerous landing in Russia

Civil aviation authorities have launched a probe into a dangerous landing incident in Moscow involving a flight of the Emirati flagship carrier. Emirates’ flight EK131 has caught attention of both Russian and United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities after it flew below standard level for passenger jet on September 10. The plane, an Emirates Airbus A380 […]

September 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Top cleric suspended from all religious activities for insulting women

Saudi governor of Assir province, Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdul Aziz, has banned a top cleric from leading prayers and all religious activities after the cleric indicated that women have ‘half the brainpower of men’ when they drive. Sheikh Saad Al-Hijri, the head of government’s religious edict authority in the southern province stirred controversy during […]

September 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Counterterrorism: Morocco, Netherlands’ co-chairmanship of GCTF prolonged

The Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) Wednesday in New York agreed to extend for two years the co-chairmanship of Morocco and the Netherlands, for their leadership roles at the head of the forum made of 29 countries and the European Union. The Ministerial Plenary Meeting of the forum agreed to prolong both countries’ leadership roles by […]

September 21st, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis : ‘Trump warned Saudi-led league not to militarily overrun Qatar’, Bloomberg

President Donald Trump asked Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to give up military action against Qatar, which has been embroiled in a diplomatic row with its Gulf neighbors, Bloomberg has learned. Two sources familiar with the US President’s discussions, who asked not to be named, told the US media that Trump told […]

September 21st, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA : Women to enter stadium for first time

Saudi women will be allowed to enter a stadium for the first time this weekend as the kingdom marks its 87th national day. The kingdom known for its arch implementation of Islam has never allowed women to enter a stadium or sport venues to attend an event. Men, children as well as women will congregate […]

September 21st, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iran Pledges to Continue Adherence to Nuclear Pact

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pledged that his country would continue adherence to the nuclear pact, while denouncing those seeking to rip it apart, a clear allusion to the Trump’s administration. “I declare before you that the Islamic Republic of Iran will not be the first country to violate the agreement, but it will respond decisively […]

September 20th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

EU Gives UNICEF an additional €90 million, Turkey €838 million to support Syrian refugees

The European Union announced Tuesday it is giving the UN Children’s Fund an additional €90 million to help UNICEF to provide critical services and support to Syrian refugee and host community children and young people in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. The additional EU funding was signed by EU Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement […]

September 20th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Qatar “very open for dialogue”, Sheikh Tamim

The ruler of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani Tuesday renewed his country’s readiness to engage in dialogue with its neighbors. “We’ve always said that we’re very open for dialogue, and we’ll always be open for dialogue,” Sheikh Tamim said in a statement to the media before a meeting with US President Donald Trump, […]

September 20th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Muslim Brotherhood Academics Unwanted in a Saudi University

Saudi Arabia, which is among the countries having blacklisted the Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist, is still cracking down on the movement as evidenced by the recent decision of the Riyadh-based Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University. The University, one of the biggest universities in Saudi Arabia, announced Tuesday that it will not renew the contract […]

September 20th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

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