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UAE: Health ministry confirms eighth coronavirus case

The UAE ministry of health and prevention has confirmed the eighth case of deadly coronavirus which has already caused over 1,000 death in China, the country of origin. The case is that of an Indian national who had interacted with a recently diagnosed person, reports say adding that Sunday authorities announced the recovery of a […]

February 11th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Abu Dhabi Hosts 10th World Urban Forum

The Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF 10) kicked off Sunday in Abu Dhabi with the participation of 168 countries. Held on the theme “Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation”, the forum is convened by UN-Habitat. Six Dialogues Sessions at the WUF10 will take stock of emerging innovative approaches and practices in […]

February 10th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Suicide bomber attacks Algerian army base

A soldier has been killed in a suicide car bombing that targeted a military barracks in southern Algeria, local media reported. It was the first such attack in the country for several years. It is not known who was behind the bombing, which happened on Sunday. According to the defense ministry’s statement, the bombing took […]

February 10th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Bahrain, ENI strengthen collaboration in energy sector

Italian energy giant ENI and Bahrain have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen collaboration in the energy sector, Petrol Plaza reports. The agreement will enable both parties to carry out and launch joint initiatives in areas of mutual interest, including renewable energy, and LNG supply and exploration. Bahraini Oil minister Shaikh Mohammed said […]

February 9th, 2020 | Posted in Energy,Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi- Dumat Al-Jandal Wind Farm Project Wins PFI Award

Dumat Al-Jandal Wind Farm Project has won the Project Finance International (PFI) Renewable Deal of the Year in Middle East and Africa Award for 2019. This comes after the project achieved a new record represented in recording the lowest flat rate of electricity generation of $0.0199 per Kilowatt hour. The project is the first project […]

February 9th, 2020 | Posted in Energy,Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Morocco: King Mohammed VI Launches Construction Works of Agadir Psychiatric Hospital

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI on Friday 07 February 2020 launched in Agadir the construction works of the city’s psychiatric hospital, a project that is part of the implementation of the urban development program of the city of Agadir (2020-2024), launched last Tuesday by the Sovereign. This project, which requires an investment of 55 million Dirhams, […]

February 7th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: citizens, expats banned from traveling to China

Saudi Arabia has banned its citizens and expatriates from traveling to China in a move to curb contamination by the coronavirus, which has already killed over 800 people in China. State-run news agency SPA said citizens who violate the ban will face punishment upon their return while expatriates who neglect travel advisory will not be […]

February 7th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Fishermen held in Yemen return home

Egypt welcomed Tuesday 32 fishermen held in Yemen for weeks after they were detained by Houthis for trespassing in Yemen’s territorial waters. The men arrived on board a chartered flight from Sana’a; the Yemeni capital now controlled by Iran-backed rebels. The Egyptians were arrested in December on the Red Sea, Yemen’s southern coast. President Fattah […]

February 6th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: Privatization of Saudia Medical Services Company (SMS)

Saudi Arabia has relinquished management of Saudia Medical Services Company (SMS), the kingdom’s first state-run medical entity. Soliman Abdel Kader Fakeeh Hospital Company takes control of SMS after it acquired majority stakes of the medical entity owned by national carrier Arabian Airlines, Jadwa Investment, which acted as exclusive advisor on the operation, said. “We are […]

February 5th, 2020 | Posted in Finance,Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Zamalek makes U-turn, will go to Qatar for CAF Super Cup

Egypt’s Zamalek has decided to play the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Super Cup to take place in Doha, against CAF Champions League title holder, Esperance of Tunis. Zamalek had earlier announced it was boycotting the tournament this month over ongoing diplomatic feud between Qatar on one side and Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt […]

February 5th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »