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Cinema Theaters to Open in Saudi Arabia after 35-year Ban

Saudi Arabia has lifted a 35-year ban on cinemas in one of the surprising social modernization decisions taken by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The decision is part of “Vision 2030” spearheaded by the young Prince with a view to “open up the country, diversify the economy and make the Kingdom a global destination for […]

December 16th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iran supplied Houthi-launched missile intercepted near Riyadh airport, US

The United States Thursday said it has clear evidences that the ballistic missile launched by Yemen Houthi rebels early November was supplied by Iran. US envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley told media that the US has evidences that Iran supplies Yemen Houthi rebels with weapons that enabled them to launch missiles into Saudi Arabia […]

December 15th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria-Lebanon: Jussihey border crossing reopens

Syrian and Lebanese authorities officially re-opened Thursday one of the five border crossings between the two countries closed in 2012 after Syrian and Lebanese forces launched assaults against terrorists who established bases near the Syrian border. The re-opening was marked on both sides of the border known as Jussiyeh in Syria and al-Qaa in Lebanon. […]

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Iraqi Authorities Execute 38 people on Terrorism charges

Iraqi authorities carried out capital punishment against 38 people who were convicted of “terrorist acts.” The suspects were IS members in the Nasiriyah town, which has been recently liberated along with other areas in southern and western Iraq. Tens of thousands of people are currently being held in Iraqi jails accused of affiliations with the […]

December 15th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: Crown Prince MBS invited to visit Israel

Israel’s minister of intelligence affairs Yisrael Katz has confirmed to Israeli Haaretz media that he had extended an invitation to Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman to visit Israel as he describes him as the leader of the Arab world. Saudi Arabia and Israel do not have diplomatic ties but reports say both countries have […]

December 14th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Muslim Leaders Declare Eastern Jerusalem as Capital of Palestinian State

The member countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) gathered Wednesday in Istanbul declared Eastern Jerusalem as the capital of the future Palestinian state and called on the world to do the same to respond to the US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The OIC meeting, dubbed “Freedom […]

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UAE: Accor launches 25hours Hotel in Dubai

The AccorHotel Group announced Wednesday the launch in Dubai its first 25hours Hotel in the region with operations to start by 2020. AccorHotel has chosen Dubai to establish its 25hours Hotel brand outside Europe. The hospitality property will include 434 rooms as well as two specialty restaurants, a lobby café and rooftop dining venue. The […]

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Saudi Arabia to Offer $100 mln, UAE $30 mln in Support of Sahel counter-terrorism Force

Gulf states, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have pledged $100 million and $30 million respectively in support of the special counter-terrorism force deployed by five African countries- Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger (known as G5-Sahel). The announcement was made by French President Emmanuel Macron at a meeting held in Paris Wednesday to drum […]

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Lebanon: US pledges $120-million military aid to support border surveillance

The United State announced Wednesday a new assistance package in forms of military support to help Lebanon better secure its borders and tackle terrorism. The assistance announced to Prime Minister Saad Hariri is estimated at $120 million and will include six MD 530G light attack helicopters, six Scan Eagle drones and communication and night vision […]

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UAE: Tourists get sneak peek at Dubai $270-million Safari

Dubai authorities made a soft launch of the local Safari built for a total investment of $270 million and with the aim of giving to residents and visitors sheer experience of wildlife. The new park, is beyond just a park, noted Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality. “Our vision for this project, which […]

December 13th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »