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EU welcomes return of Yemeni PM to Aden

The European Union Tuesday welcomed the return of Prime Minister of the Government of Republic of Yemen, Dr. Muin Abdelmalek, to Aden. “This constitutes an essential first step in implementing the Riyadh Agreement signed between the Government of Yemen and the Southern Transitional Council,” said Maja Kocijancic, EU foreign policy spokesperson, in a statement Tuesday. […]

November 20th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Emirates orders 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners & 50 A350 XWB at Dubai Airshow 2019

Dubai’s carrier Emirates has announced Wednesday a firm order for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a deal valued at $8.8 billion. Emirates CEO and Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum told reporters at the Dubai Airshow the agreement replaces a deal for the 777x aircraft. Emirates has earlier signed a purchase agreement for 50 […]

November 20th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Morocco: Chakib Benmoussa picked to head Committee on New Development Model

King Mohammed VI has appointed Tuesday Chakib Benmoussa head of the ad-hoc committee on Morocco’s development model, the royal office announced in a communiqué. The communiqué added that the King met with the newly nominated committee president at the royal palace in Rabat. This appointment comes after the Throne Day Speech (29 August 2019) in […]

November 20th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: Flynas inks deals for ten A321 aircraft purchase

Saudi low cost airline Flynas has signed up for ten A321 aircraft as it embarks on expanding its routes across the kingdom and in and outside region. The new order will enable the airline to expand its destinations, the airline CEO Bandar al-Mohanna indicated. Flynas is planning to increase its market share in the increasing […]

November 20th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iran: UN calls for restraint in handling fuel price hike demonstrations

The UN office for human rights has expressed deep concern over reported violations of international norms and standards on the use of force in Iran and urged authorities to avoid use of violence against protesters that took to the street following a fuel price hike. Reports indicating that dozens of people have been killed in […]

November 20th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Human rights experts call for ‘paradigm shift’ on arbitrary detention in Qatar

A UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention which just concluded a 10-day visit to Qatar, where they interviewed more than 200 people who have been deprived of their liberty, urged the Gulf country to implement civil rights covenant and repeal a number of laws. “Detention is currently the general rule in cases such as debt, […]

November 15th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Some 30 Algerians sentenced for bearing Berber flag during protests

Because they have borne Berber minority’s flag during anti-regime protests, more than 42 Algerians were arrested and 28 of them were judged and sentenced Tuesday, Nov.12. According to the National prisoners’ Liberation Committee (CNLD), a court in the capital’s Sidi Mhamed district sentenced 22 of the accused to 12 months in prison – half of […]

November 13th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Israeli forces killed top Islamic Jihad commander Bahaa Abu al-Ata

Israeli forces have killed a top Islamic Jihad commander in an air raid on his home in Gaza City, threatening to unleash another devastating round of violence, Aljazeera reported. The Palestinian group announced the death in a statement on November 12, after Israel confirmed it had hit Bahaa Abu al-Ata,in an attack According to bbc.com, […]

November 12th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt eyes good economic performance for 2020/2021

Egypt targets a growth rate of 6.4 percent during the fiscal year 2020/2021. The information was given by the Minister of Finance, Mohamed Ma’it, on November 11 and reported by egypttoday.com. According to the media, Ma’it also declared in the preliminary statement for the next fiscal year, that the government aims to reduce the overall […]

November 12th, 2019 | Posted in Finance,Headlines,World News | Read More »

A visa issuance e-portal to facilitate entry to Qatar

The Qatari Ministry of the Interior launched on November 11 an e-portal to issue visas for those wishing to visit the country. This platform, according to the Ministry, allows citizens from around the world to visit Qatar and attend the various events it hosts throughout the year. Speaking at a press conference,  Director of Visa […]

November 12th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »