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KSA: Riyadh to start local uranium production to support nuclear program

Saudi Arabia announced Monday it will start extraction of its own uranium to supply its nuclear program with construction of two nuclear plants to be awarded end of next year. The move is in line with the kingdom’s plans to diversify its energy resources and to reach self-sufficiency in producing nuclear fuel, said Hashim bin […]

October 31st, 2017 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: Dubai’s Emirates NBD boasts 15 per cent rise in net profit

Dubai’s biggest bank, Emirates NBD, Monday published satisfactory figures concerning its performances for the first nine months of 2017 marked by a 15-rise in the profit for a total of $1.67 million. Among other good performances, the Dubai bank underlined net interest income, which rose by 4 per cent year-on-year, that it explained by loan […]

October 31st, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Bahrain: 19 people sentenced over espionage for Iran, Hezbollah

Nineteen men, all Shias, were handed jail sentences ranging from life in prison, to 15 and 10 years after a court found them guilty of spying for Iran and Hezbollah and for plotting to overthrow the ruling family. Eight of the defendants received life imprisonment, nine were handed 15 years while the remaining two got […]

October 31st, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Nine Palestinians killed in Israel’s tunnel destruction

At least nine Palestinians died Monday after the Israeli army destroyed a tunnel from within the Israeli territory. Seven were reported killed in the operation while two others died during the evacuation operation, Israeli reports say. Four of the dead according the Hamas-run health ministry were members of Islamic Jihad and the rest from Hamas. […]

October 31st, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Morocco Renews Attachment to Yemen’s Sovereignty & Unity

Morocco has renewed its attachment to Yemen’s sovereignty and national unity during a meeting convened Sunday in Riyadh by the foreign ministers and chiefs of staff of member countries of the Arab coalition supporting legitimacy in Yemen. Speaking during this meeting, SG of Morocco’s Foreign Affairs Ministry Mohamed Ali Al-Azraq stressed the importance of the […]

October 30th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: Tourist visa to be issued soon

As Saudi Arabia continues to forge ahead with openness, the government approved plans to issue tourist visa for the first time to foreign holidaymakers. No date has been announced for the launch of the move. According to press reports, in the first phase of the new policy, tourists can only acquire visas through authorized tour […]

October 30th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: ‘Closure of Al Jazeera out of question in talks’ Qatar’s Emir

Qatar’s ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani stressed that demand by the Saudi-led group to shut down Doha-based News Channel Al Jazeera is unfeasible and tantamount to giving away the country’s sovereignty. “We’re not going to shut down Al Jazeera,” he told host Charlie Rose, in an interview aired Sunday by American CBS ’60 […]

October 30th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Bahrain: One officer killed, eight police agents injured in terror attack on bus

A Friday terror attack against a police bus outside capital Manama left one police officer dead and eight agents injured, the interior ministry announced Sunday. The ministry imputed the attack to a terror group, which remotely detonated a bomb causing shrapnel holes through the bus. Authorities have launched an investigation into the attack whose authors […]

October 30th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: Liverpool FC not soon an Emirati-owned club

Chairman of Liverpool FC has denied that the Premier League club’s owners Fenway Sports Group received $1.96bn offer from a Dubai-based company to acquire the English side but rejected it. Tom Werner speaking to Liverpool Echo killed off Emirati reports that club owners were in talks with Amanda Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners for a sale, […]

October 30th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: ‘Neom city will not harm Dubai but will complement it’ Crown Prince MBS

Ambitious Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman (MBS) has told Bloomberg that his dreamed future artificial and internet connected city will not compete with regional and global hub Dubai but will rather complement it. Named Neom, a short form of Neo-Mustaqbal, a Latin-Arabic term meaning ‘’New Future’, the artificial intelligence city will make Saudi Arabia one […]

October 27th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »