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KSA: Education official fired over ‘Star War’ Yoda sitting next to King Faisal at UN in school textbook

Saudi education minister Monday fired Mohammed al-Hathri, a secretary and educational chief after authorities and the population were stunned by school text book image showing ‘Star Wars’ character Yoda sitting right to King Faisal during signing of the UN Charter in 1945 when he was foreign minister. Education Minister Ahmed al-Eissa told the New York […]

September 26th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Bahrain: Amazon enters Middle East data market with three centers to be built by 2019

Amazon Monday announced it will build by 2019 three data centers in the Bahrain as it enters the Middle East data market. The deal signed between Amazon’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) – a subsidiary of Nasdaq-listed e-commerce giant Amazon and the Bahrain government makes the tiny Gulf monarchy the entry point of the giant which […]

September 26th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Indian scholar asked to leave Oman over tilt sent to KSA

Oman authorities have asked an Indian Muslim scholar to leave the kingdom after criticizing Saudi Arabia for isolating a Muslim country in reference to Qatar and siding with Jewish and Christians, reports say. The foreign ministry said Salman al-Husaini had been asked to leave the country adding that the scholar’s remarks at the lecture, at […]

September 25th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Yemen: Saudi-backed President open for military action

Yemen’s internationally recognized President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi says he is open for military action to outdo Houthi rebels noting that negotiations with the rebels will always fail because of Iran’s influence. Hadi told Saudi Arabia media Al-Arabiya television broadcast on the sideline of UN General Assembly in an interview that “the military solution is the […]

September 25th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

‘US military aid to Israel plays important role in peace with Palestine’ – Senator Bernie Sanders

The former US presidential hopeful and Vermont senator in an interview published Friday said the US military aid to Israel has caused a snarl-up in the peace process and favored Israel’s continued occupation of Palestinian territories adding that he would consider reducing it. Speaking to Intercept, the senator who came close to contest vying the […]

September 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey: Miss Turkey stripped of title over tweet ‘offensive’ to failed coup martyrs

Turkey’s 2017 beauty queen was stripped of her title Friday after competition organizers found her author of a tweet judged offensive to the martyrs of July 2016 failed coup. Itir Esen, 18, will not represent Turkey at world beauty pageant competition in China, few hours after winning the national competition on Thursday in the city […]

September 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: UAE youth team quits AFC competition not to play against Qatari rival

United Arab Emirates football association (UAEFA) has pulled out of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-16 Championship Malaysia 2018 Qualifiers after their request not to play against Qatar was rejected. Qatar, UAE, Yemen and Bangladesh feature in the same group for the qualifiers. Doha is host of the group matches. The Emirati team Wednesday failed to […]

September 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: Emirates under investigation over dangerous landing in Russia

Civil aviation authorities have launched a probe into a dangerous landing incident in Moscow involving a flight of the Emirati flagship carrier. Emirates’ flight EK131 has caught attention of both Russian and United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities after it flew below standard level for passenger jet on September 10. The plane, an Emirates Airbus A380 […]

September 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Top cleric suspended from all religious activities for insulting women

Saudi governor of Assir province, Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdul Aziz, has banned a top cleric from leading prayers and all religious activities after the cleric indicated that women have ‘half the brainpower of men’ when they drive. Sheikh Saad Al-Hijri, the head of government’s religious edict authority in the southern province stirred controversy during […]

September 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Counterterrorism: Morocco, Netherlands’ co-chairmanship of GCTF prolonged

The Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) Wednesday in New York agreed to extend for two years the co-chairmanship of Morocco and the Netherlands, for their leadership roles at the head of the forum made of 29 countries and the European Union. The Ministerial Plenary Meeting of the forum agreed to prolong both countries’ leadership roles by […]

September 21st, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

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