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Qatar: Qatar airways acquires 5 per cent in China’s third carrier

Qatar’s national carrier Qatar airways has announced the acquisition of five per cent in China Southern Airline, one of China’s three state-owned carriers, in a move to establish itself in the Asian aviation market. Qatar Airways did not specify the cost of the transaction but said it stroke the deal as part of the strategy […]

January 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Oman: Pakistan’s NESPAK wins major road project design

Oman’s ministry of transport has awarded NESPAK (National Engineering Services Pakistan), a Pakistani engineering firm a major road project design in the sultanate, Pakistani The News International reports. As per the contract, NESPAK will design the main highway connecting Thumrait Interchange with Mubaila Interchange on the Muscat Expressway, the media reports. The project includes a […]

January 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria: Kuwait pins reopening of embassy on Arab League decision

Kuwait has conditioned the reopening of its diplomatic in Damascus on the decision to be made by the Arab League early this week after the UAE and Bahrain re-established diplomatic ties with President Bashar al-Assad regime after seven year of interruption. Arab states members of Egypt-based Arab League largely in 2011 severed ties Damascus after […]

January 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Abu Dhabi sees no ending of crisis in 2019

A senior UAE minister Tuesday indicated that the diplomatic rift between Qatar and its neighbors including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt is likely to drag on in the New Year despite calls for an end. “In my estimation, the boycott of Qatar will continue in 2019 because it’s linked to necessary changes in […]

January 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Jordan still bound by peace deal after cabinet minister walked on Israeli flag design

The Jordanian foreign ministry Sunday said the Middle East kingdom remains bound by the peace agreement with Israel after Tel Aviv sent complaints to Amman after photographs showed cabinet member walking on the Israeli flag designed on the floor of a complex hosting an event she was attending. “The Israeli side was informed that the […]

December 31st, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: Women to kick ball around in Teheran stadium for first time in 40 years

Iran’s female soccer players will be allowed to play for the first time in the country’s largest stadium since the 1979 revolution with the female Olympic soccer to host its Russian counterpart in a friendly, reports say. Football federation Chief Mehdi Taj has told semi-official news agency ISNA the team will play the game in […]

December 31st, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE invests $200 million in agrarian technological centers in Angola

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will invest $200 million in 18 agricultural technology centers in Angola. The investment, to be executed in about 5 or 7 years, aims at training the staff of the Agriculture and Forestry sector and the peasants in techniques of production, processing and commercialization of agricultural goods. The project will be […]

December 28th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Morocco: MPs Approve Bill Restoring Compulsory Military Service

Morocco’s House of Representatives has approved a bill reinstating compulsory military service in the country, after it was abolished in 2006. The aim of the service is to strengthen social cohesion, to ease professional and social integration and to instill a military culture based on discipline, courage, commitment and responsibility. The Moroccan Constitution states that […]

December 27th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

GCC: Qatar launches cruise to Oman, Kuwait

Qatar has launched a cruise, called ‘Grand Ferry’, that will connect the tiny Gulf country and its regional neighbors, Oman and Kuwait, which have not severed ties with Doha like Bahrain, KSA, and UAE. Grand Ferry will be first of its kind in the region to travel passengers on the sea. The 145 meter-long cruise […]

December 27th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iraq: Trump makes surprise visit to troops

US President Donald Trump made a surprise visit Wednesday to American troops in Iraq, the first ever by the US leader to US overseas military base since assuming office in 2016. The supreme US armed forces commander visited Al-Asad Air Base in western Iraq. He was accompanied by his wife Melania Trump. “President Trump and […]

December 27th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »