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US delegation expected in Turkey to defuse diplomatic crisis

Washington will send next week a delegation to Ankara to meet Turkish authorities in a bid to end the diplomatic row, which birthed this week following suspension by the US embassy of non-migrant visas. In retaliation, Turkey suspended at its Washington Embassy non-immigrant visa services citing security concerns. The announcement comes in the wake of […]

October 12th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Palestine: Unity between Hamas, Fatah takes shape on paper

Hamas has announced it sealed a unity agreement with rival West Bank-based Fatah after two days of talks in Cairo. The Head of Gaza-based Islamist group Ismail Haniyeh said both parties reached a deal on the management of Gaza, which has been under the control of Hamas since 2007 after Fatah members were fought out […]

October 12th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE: ‘Emirates opened for cooperation with Etihad,’ Emirates CEO

Tim Clark, Head of Emirates has indicated that the Dubai-based airline he runs is keen on partnering with rival Abu Dhabi-based Etihad in areas such as procurement but ruled out a tie-up. “There are many areas that the airlines could work together on like procurement. But we have to go the first jump first to […]

October 12th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf countries reaffirm support for Morocco’s territorial integrity

Gulf countries have reaffirmed their support to Morocco’s territorial integrity during the debate on the Sahara issue at the 4th Committee of the UN General Assembly in New York. Addressing the Committee, Saudi Arabia’s representative to the UN, Manal Redouane, recalled the Riyadh Declaration that supports the autonomy plan for the Sahara within the framework […]

October 11th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA-Bahrain: Naval drill to increase combat preparedness

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have launched joint naval drills aimed at boosting the two allies’ combat preparedness. The drill named ‘Bridge 18’ is taking place in waters of the Arabian Gulf. It involves control operations in territorial seas, protection of vital and important installations and main waterways in the area, conducting drills with live ammunition, […]

October 11th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf crisis: UAE tells Qatar ‘hosting World Cup does not rhyme with support for terrorism’

In a new assault against Qatar, embroiled in a diplomatic row with its Gulf neighbors, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash has attacked again Qatar saying that the future host of FIFA 2022 world cup tournament should abandon its support for terrorism if it wants to stage the event. […]

October 11th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: $67bn investment in renewable energy over 5 years

Saudi Arabia Tuesday announced it would invest over the coming five years close to $67bn to meet its energy demand with focus on renewable energies. The investment, according to energy minister Khalid al-Falih, will fuel production of 80,000 megawatts (MW). The investment to be sponsored by the private sector falls within the kingdom’s plans to […]

October 11th, 2017 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Oman: Shell pulling out of Mukhaizna oil field

The Anglo-Dutch group Shell is on the verge of ending its participation in the exploration of the Mukhaizna oil field in Oman and has put its shares in the field on sale, reports say. Shell is owner of 17 cent of the stakes dominated by Occidental Petroleum which operates the field. The sale process is […]

October 11th, 2017 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

KSA-Russia: Riyadh to polish image with PR office in Moscow

Saudi Arabia has decided to open a Public Relations office in Moscow to be tasked with improving its image in the large soviet country. The office to open its doors by the end of January 2018 will boost cultural exchanges and bilingual communication to reach out to the Russian population. The center will host academic […]

October 10th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: Local SMEs get financial boost with $1.07bn Fund

The saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) announced Monday the establishment of $1.07bn Fund to support Small and Medium Size companies as part of continued policy to diversify the economy and end dependence of oil revenues. The fund called Fund of Funds according to the PIF will create 2,600 jobs and contribute around $156,000 to the […]

October 10th, 2017 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

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