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KSA: World Boxing Super Series final to take place in Jeddah next year

The Saudi second city, Jeddah, will next year host the arena for World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) cruiserweight final, following an agreement between event owner Comosa AG and The General Sports Authority (GSA). The agreement signed in London on Tuesday underlines the Sunnite-led kingdom’s broader commitment and work to develop the sport of boxing, said […]

October 19th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE: Emirates to expand fleet with 100th A380 in November

The Dubai-based Emirates airline will on November 3 receive its 100th A380 underlining by far the airline’s reputation for the super jumbo. Emirates already operate 98 A380s out of the 140 A380s that have been ordered since 2008 when the airline introduced the aircraft. Over 80 million passengers have flown with A380 on 45 destinations […]

October 19th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Bahrain: US Lockheed Martin notches 16 F-16 commission deal

US defense and security company Lockheed Martin will deliver Bahraini defense forces 16 F-16 fighter jets worth $3.8 billion. Bahrain on Tuesday said the deal was signed during a defense exhibition in the Gulf kingdom. Under the deal, the Maryland-based company will supply 16 upgraded F-16 jets. Washington in September green-lighted the sale of military […]

October 18th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Two UAE pilots died in aircraft crash in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) military command has announced the death of two UAE pilots killed in their aircraft crash in Yemen. The pilots identified as Major pilot Ali Saeed Saif Al Mesmari and first lieutenant Pilot Badr Yahiya Mohammed Al Marasheda died in the crash of their jet carrying duties in Yemen. The General […]

October 18th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Oman: National Carrier’s CEO leaves

Oman’s national carrier has announced the departure of its boss who handed over his resignation. Paul Gregorowitsch, the Dutch national who has been steering the company since 2014, has resigned from his post and the company’s board of directors has accepted the resignation, reports say. The company has not elaborated on the Gregorowitsch’s departure but […]

October 18th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: China stretches out to buy five per cent shares of Aramco

China has proposed to buy five per cent shares of Saudi Arabia’s Aramco, which is the world’s biggest oil company. China made the proposal weeks ago, and the country’s state-owned PetroChina and Sinopec, assisted by banks, are eager to buy Aramco’s shares, press reports said. The proposal came following expressed desire by Riyadh to sell […]

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Energy,Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Doha freezes assets, raids houses of critical royal family members

Qatari authorities have conducted actions against two members of the royal family, freezing assets of Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani and raiding the palace of Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim Al-Thani, two critics of the country’s Emir. Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani and Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim Al-Thani are believed to be close to Saudi […]

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: 66 people detained in two weeks over links with terror groups

Saudi authorities have arrested since the beginning of the current month some 66 individuals, mostly Saudi citizens, accused of links with terrorist groups. The arrestees include 61 Saudis, one Qatari national, one Yemeni, one Sudanese and one Syrian and one Ethiopian, according to press reports. They have joined thousands of other individuals detained at the […]

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Palestine-Egypt: opening of Rafah postponed over death of soldiers in Sinai

Egypt has announced it will delay opening Rafah crossing between the North African country and the Gaza Strip until further notice, citing terror attacks against armed forces in the region by jihadists. The Rafah crossing is the only land border of Gaza on the outside world. Egypt initially said the crossing passage would be open […]

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: Haftar eyes quick seizure of country

Head of the so-called Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalifa Haftar said over the weekend his army was in control of almost all the entire North Africa country except some tiny swathes of land to be conquered pretty soon. “The size of Libya is 1,760,000 square km. The army is currently in control of 1,730,000 square […]

October 16th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

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