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Morocco, UK pave the way for their post-Brexit partnership

As the United Kingdom is about to exit from the European Union (EU), it seeks to secure trade with other countries. In this connection, it signed Saturday with Morocco an association agreement that will ensure British businesses and consumers benefit from continued access to the Moroccan market after the UK leaves the EU. The UK-Morocco […]

October 28th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Abu Dhabi & Brasilia sign multiple agreements during president Bolsonaro’s first visit

The UAE and Brazil Sunday sealed several agreements in multiple areas including trade and security during President Jair Bolsonaro first visit to the Arab world. The agreements according to the Arab country’s state-run news agency WAM encompass customs cooperation, exchange of classified information, defence and trade. “Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and I witnessed the exchange […]

October 28th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: King Salman appoints new foreign minister in partial cabinet shake up

King Salman Wednesday conducted a partial cabinet reshuffle with the appointment of a new foreign minister less than one year after replacing Adel al-Jubeir. State-run news agency SPA said the monarch appointed Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud to replace Ibrahim al-Assaf named for the position in December in lieu of Jubeir. The new top Saudi diplomat […]

October 24th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Daughter of Iran’s ambassador to Russia dies in alleged suicide

Daughter of Iran’s ambassador to Russia died in unclear circumstances, with Russian media alleging the 28-year old woman committed suicide. Arifa Senaei, daughter of Mehdi Senaei threw herself from the ninth floor, hitting a car that killed her immediately, Russian Interfax news agency reported. The young woman, according to the agency, was suffering from depression. […]

October 24th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Sports: International Judo Federation imposes indefinite ban on Iran for boycotting Israeli competitors

The International Judo Federation confirmed Tuesday the suspension of the Iranian federation, accused of forcing its athletes to boycott Israeli competitors, The New Arab reports. The suspension puts at stake Iran’s participation in the Tokyo Olympics. In August, an Iranian judoka was pressured not to fight against an Israeli. The suspension first announced in September […]

October 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Algeria: Ruling party absent for December 12 presidential elections

Ruling National Liberation Front, FNL, will not bid for December 12 presidential elections because it is not sure of winning in view of the long months of massive demonstrations against the regime. The party’s interim Secretary General Ali Seddiki has indicated that the internal disputes do not guarantee the party’s victory for the elections. Thousands […]

October 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria: Iran vows to oppose Turkey’s plans to set up military bases

Iran has pledged to stand in the way of Turkey after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Turkish army will set up in Northern Syria 12 observation posts. Foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi echoed Tehran opposition in a statement aired on state television. “The Turks can have any bases and can do anything on their […]

October 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Lebanon: Kuwait, Saudi Arabia evacuate nationals amid violent protests

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have flown back home respectively at least 300 of their citizens living in Lebanon, which has been witnessing since Thursday violent protests against government economic policies. The kingdom reportedly began the evacuation operation on Saturday dawn. The Saudi embassy in Beirut said Riyadh sent three aircraft to lift Saudis out of […]

October 21st, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

England’s Man UTD rejects Saudi Crown Prince’s bid for takeover

Premier League legendary side Man UTD has tossed away a second bid by Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman to buy the club now priced at around £4bn ($5.2bn). Man UTD’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward Sunday suggested that the owner of the club, the Glazer family are here to stay, at the “long term”. The […]

October 21st, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi Aramco to invest $3b into Bangladesh energy sector

The Saudi oil giant Aramco will inject $3 billion in Bangladesh for the installation of a 3,600MW power plant running on LNG, Arabian Business reports. Aramco according to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) will conduct a feasibility research within the next six months and identify the location of […]

October 21st, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »