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UAE: Prominent poet barred from traveling over position on normalization with Israel

A high-profile Emirati poet and former diplomat has said authorities have banned her from traveling out of the country in an apparent connection with her opposition to normalization with Israel. Dhabiya Khamis Al-Muhairi on a Facebook post said she has been prevented from boarding a Cairo-bound flight at Dubai international port. “I am Emirati writer […]

September 28th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

US threatens to shut down embassy in Baghdad over rocket attacks

The US has threatened Iraq to close down its embassy in capital Baghdad unless rocket attacks against the mission stop. The threat was made recently by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a telephone conversations with President Barham Salih and Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Anadolu news agency reports. Two Iraqi officials, the agency also […]

September 28th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Sahara: UN warns Polisario against blocking traffic at Morocco’s southern crossing point of Guerguerat

The UN Chief has called on the Algeria-backed separatist group of Polisario to cease and avoid blocking traffic flow at the southern Moroccan Guerguerat crossing point on the borders with Mauritania. The United Nations is “aware of the appeals” launched by the Polisario and its thugs for staging “new demonstrations” in Guerguerat buffer zone to […]

September 28th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syrian crisis: Washington announces $720 million humanitarian aid

The United States announced on Thursday it would provide more than $720 million in humanitarian assistance for the response to the crisis in Syria. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun made the announcement on Syria at an event on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. He said the money would go […]

September 25th, 2020 | Posted in Finance,Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE decrees equal pay for men, woman in private sector

Women and men doing same work in the private sector in the UAE, will get same salary, a decree signed by the President of the Gulf country Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has ordered. The decree notes that the wages or salaries will no longer be determined by gender but by market standards. The […]

September 25th, 2020 | Posted in Finance,Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Oman prepares dress code law to crackdown on immodest dress

Oman is drafting a dress code including jail terms and fines to punish “unethical” dress in capital Muscat. The law, being drafted by the Muscat municipality, will cover public areas in the capital, after complaints from shoppers about immodest dress, Omani daily Shabiha reports. The law will ban sleeveless shirts, mini-skirts, and shorts in public […]

September 25th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Egypt to host Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum headquarters

The Egyptian capital Cairo has been chosen to house the headquarters of the eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum, Arab Finance reports citing statement from Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources. Egypt, Jordan, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, and Israel according to the ministry signed the forum’s statute to promote natural gas exports from the eastern Mediterranean. The forum […]

September 24th, 2020 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Bahrain welcomes first Israeli direct flight since normalization

Bahrain Wednesday welcomed the first ever direct flight from Israel, in sign of normalization between of the countries following September 15 official accord signed in Washington. An Israir Airlines Airbus A320 taking off from Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International Airport and landing at Bahrain International Airport after a nearly three-hour flight, Gulf Business reports citing flight […]

September 24th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Russia pledges military cooperation with Iran as UN arm embargo ends next month

Russia Tuesday pledged to boost military cooperation with Iran after UN arm embargo on the country comes to an end next month, reports say. “New opportunities will emerge in our cooperation with Iran after the special regime imposed by UN Security Council Resolution 2231 expires on October 18,” Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, told the […]

September 24th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

CNN launches first academy for journalists in Abu Dhabi

US news channel, CNN, has announced the launching of its journalism academy in Abu Dhabi with training set to start in January 2021. The five-week program will combine online learning sessions and in-person workshops, the channel said in a statement, Gulf Business reports. Applicants have until October 31 and must be above 21 years of […]

September 23rd, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »