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Iran would not hold talks with US at any level

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has said that their country would not hold talks with Washington on any level. Talks with the United States would mean that the maximum pressure policy had succeeded and make it possible for Washington to force its wishes upon Iran, Khamenei argued. “The policy of maximum pressure on Iran is […]

September 17th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Emir of Kuwait leaves US hospital after completing medical tests

Kuwait ruler Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah has left hospital in the US after “successfully” completing medical tests, state-run news agency KUNA has reported on Friday. The 90-year old leader arrived in the US this week for medical check-ups. His meeting with President Donald Trump scheduled for Thursday was postponed sine die. The Kuwaiti […]

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

Turkey: Former PM resigns from party after fallout with Erdogan

Former Turkish Premier has resigned from ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party laying into President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the party. Ahmet Davutoglu, 60, reports say was referred Sept. 02 to the party’s disciplinary committee to be expelled after it transpired that former foreign minister is on the brink of launching his own party. Sidelined […]

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

UAE, FAO partner to boost resilience in Liberia

The United Arab Emirates has partnered with FAO to provide $4 million in funding to foster rural development in Liberia. The contribution comes from the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and aims to support 1,500 rural women in three counties with improved and sustainable poultry and vegetable production, the FAO said in […]

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

China’s Doublestar to set up tire producing plant in Algeria

Doublestar, a Chinese global tire making, will build a plant in Algeria in partnership with SARL EL HADJ LARBI PNEUMATIQUE for a total investment of around $5 million, European rubber journal reports. The plant will produce 2 million tires annually for trucks and buses and 5 million units for passenger cars. The project was announced […]

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

Saudi SAGIA awards six investment licenses in energy; KSA eyes nuclear energy

Saudi Arabia’s General Investment Authority (SAGIA) has announced at the World Energy Congress it awarded six investment licenses worth $240 million in the energy sector. The licenses cover businesses in solar energy development, manufacturing and energy efficiency. The licenses were awarded to Sweden’s Roxtec, France’s Engie, Egypt’s Orbits, Cyprus’s EGG, and US-based energy efficiency services […]

September 11th, 2019 | Posted in Energy,Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Egypt sceptic about imminent end of crisis with Qatar

Egypt’s foreign minister has ruled out a “soon” ending to the over 2-year old isolation of Qatar noting that the tiny Gulf country has shown no desire to meet conditions set by the quartet that include Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, plus Egypt. Sameh Shukry told Saudi newspaper Asharq Al Awsat that the crisis which begun […]

September 11th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

UNHRC: Strong Support in Geneva to Morocco’s Autonomy Plan for Sahara

Several countries, including the member countries of the Gulf cooperation Council, voiced on Tuesday, at the UN Human Rights Council gathering in Geneva, full support to Morocco’s autonomy plan for the Sahara and reiterated strong backing to the country’s territorial integrity. Addressing the 42nd meeting of the UN rights body, Morocco’s permanent representative to the […]

September 10th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Bahrain files complaint against al-Jazeera over July documentary

Bahrain has sued Doha-based Al Jazeera network before the Arab League over a documentary it aired in July accusing the Gulf monarchy of recruiting al-Qaeda affiliates to assassinate Bahraini dissidents in 2013, Al Jazeera reports citing an anonymous source. The complaint was to be discussed this Tuesday September 10 in Cairo during the Arab League […]

September 10th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Palestine: Hamas blasts Saudi Arabia for “reprehensible” detention of senior member

The Palestinian Hamas movement, ruling the Gaza strip, has condemned Saudi Arabia for the detention of its top senior member in what the Islamist group describes as “reprehensible action”. In a Monday statement, the movement said Mohammad al-Khoudary, aged 81, and his son have been arrested since April and put in custody. Khoudary who lives […]

September 10th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »