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KSA:France to provide Riyadh with its wants, President Hollande

François Hollande’s two day visit to Saudi Arabia has come to an end. The French president was accompanied by a delegation of four ministers and 30 businessmen. During his visit, he held talks with King Abdullah with whom he discussed topics of common interest and also issues surrounding the Middle East. Trade was high on […]

December 31st, 2013 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE : First Arab satellite in 2017

Work has been progressing at the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) where a team of 45 engineers and experts are establishing advanced facilities and high-tech laboratories for building the first satellite entirely built within the borders of the United Arab Emirates. The UAE is planning to become the first Arab country to […]

December 30th, 2013 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Yemen : Oil ministry taken by tribesmen

Men from the al-Kathiry tribe have taken over a building housing the oil ministry in the east as theyventtheir anger towards the government and the presence of the military in their region following the killing of a tribal leader this month. Pro-government tribes have tried to force them out of the building but the situation […]

December 27th, 2013 | Posted in Gulf News | Read More »

KSA : China meets strategic Riyadh and GCC

China’s foreign Minister Wang Yi has arrived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to boost bilateral relations between the two countries and with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). He held talks with his Saudi counterpart, Prince Saud al-Faisal, and with the Chief of the GCC, Abdullatif al-Zayani. Minister Wang has affirmed that China wants to […]

December 26th, 2013 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Oman : Libya seeks for Oman industrialization experience

The Sultanate of Oman and Libya have expressed their desires to further bridge the relations between them during the visit of a Libyan delegation.  Omani authorities will be discussing with the delegation from Libyan Export Promotion Centre about means of promoting cooperation and joint ventures between investors from the two countries. The Libyan delegation toured […]

December 25th, 2013 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Obama Okays Armament Supply to Gulf Countries

In a bid to calm down the United States’ Gulf allies, infuriated by Washington’s recent rapprochement with Iran and its new diplomatic approach towards the Iranian nuclear program, President Barack Obama has okayed the supply of weapons and defense services to the Gulf Cooperation Council member countries. “The furnishing of defense articles and defense services […]

December 24th, 2013 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Egypt/UAE:4, 9 billion dollars framework agreement between the two countries

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State Dr. Sultan Bin Ahmed Sultan Al Jaber has arrived in Egypt to abreast himself with the implementation of projects linked to the $4,9billion framework agreement between the two countries. The agreement is part of UAE’s effort to support the North African country’s development plans and desire to improve […]

December 24th, 2013 | Posted in Finance | Read More »

China’s 4 plan strategy for Arab partnership

The visiting Chinese foreign minister to Algeria, Wang Yi, elaborated to his country’s desire to “better safeguard” its interest and those of the Arab countries based on a four plan strategy. Minister Wang Yi dwelled on the plan during a joint press conference with Ramtane Lamamra, Algeria’s foreign Minister. Minister Yi said “we understand the […]

December 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

BAE’s Failure to Sell Eurofighter Jets to UAE, Good News for Rafale

The United Kingdom has failed to sell 60 Eurofighter Typhoon jets to the United Arab Emirates. The deal worth $ 9.82 billion reached a deadlock after months of negotiations between the two sides. Defense experts say it’s a hard blow to aircraft manufacturer BAE Systems which failed earlier to sell 72 Typhoons to another oil-rich […]

December 20th, 2013 | Posted in Gulf News | Read More »

Algeria bridges relations with Qatar

Qatar’s Foreign Minster Minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al-Attiyah accompanied with a high ranking delegation arrived in Algeria on Thursday for a three day working visit. He was received by his Algerian homologue, Ramtane Lamamra. Discussions during his stay will be centered on strengthening bilateral relations, economic partnership and investments. Minister Al-Attiyah delivered a letter on […]

December 20th, 2013 | Posted in Finance | Read More »