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Egypt: Opposition figures call nation to boycott ‘one-candidate’ election

A group of prominent figures in the Egyptian opposition Sunday called on the nation to stay away from March presidential election arguing that the process has lost credibility after potential challengers to AbdelFattah al-Sisi backed out. The opposition figures in a statement rejected the atmosphere of intimidation surrounding the poll after several candidates pulled out […]

January 29th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Qatar’s Emir sends cable of condolences to UAE President over mother’s death

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani Sunday sent UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan a cable of condolences following the death of his mother, marking the first public direct official communication between the two rivals since the beginning of the Gulf crisis in June. The President lost his mother Sheikha Hessa […]

January 29th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Oman: expats banned from working in 10 sectors

The Omani Ministry of Manpower has issued a six-month decree banning the sultanate’s private sector from hiring foreign expats in 10 sectors in a bid to promote locally trained skills. The temporary ban targets information systems, sales, marketing, administration, human resources, insurance, media, airports, engineering and technical professions sectors. The companies are required to hire […]

January 29th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Yemen: Southern Separatists Clash with Government Forces in Aden

Heavy clashes took place between southern separatists and forces loyal to the internationally recognized Yemeni government in their temporary capital of Aden, as southern protesters vow to overthrow Saudi-backed President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Aidarous al-Zubaidi, the leader of the Southern Transitional Council (STC), said Yemen’s parliament would be barred from convening in Aden or […]

January 28th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Saudi Authorities Release Billionaire Al Waleed Bin Talal

Saudi Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal has been freed by Saudi Authorities after a financial settlement was approved by the state prosecutor, an official said. Prince Al Waleed was held in November along with other princes, officials and businessmen by a new anti-corruption body headed by the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, who tries […]

January 28th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

US to Halt Arms Deliveries to Kurdish YPG Fighters

As the Turkish Olive Branch campaign against Kurdish forces in northern Syria intensifies, Washington has promised to end military support for Kurdish YPG militia, which Ankara labels a terrorist group on an equal footing as the PKK. The Turkish Presidency said that it has received assurances that the US will not provide any more weapons […]

January 28th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey: Washington calls YPG in Afrin PKK terrorists

The US State Department spokeswoman Thursday placated Turkey as she referred to Kurdish militia YPG in Afrin in Northern Syria as Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), a group blacklisted by Turkey and European countries and the US as terrorist. Ankara Saturday launched an offensive to dislodge YPG fighters in Afrin, across the border with Syria. Ankara […]

January 26th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Kuwait condemns Saudi criticism of sports minister’s visit to Doha

Kuwait has slammed a Saudi top official’s tilt at the Kuwaiti sports minister over his recent visit to Qatar, a country facing a regional isolation from Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt. Kuwaiti deputy foreign minister Khaled al-Jarallah at an event at the Indian mission in Kuwait City told reporters that he […]

January 26th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Jerusalem: Trump doubles down to cut aid if Palestinians refuse to talk peace

President Donald Trump Thursday in Davos, Switzerland, reiterated his decision to cut aid to Palestinians if they refuse to embrace his peace plan, noting that Palestinians’ refusal to receive his Vice President was ‘disrespectful’. Speaking to the media, alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump bashed Palestinians’ reluctance to adhere to his peace plan to […]

January 26th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE: Etihad plans 10 per cent pilot job cut

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad carrier is planning to suppress 10 per cent of pilot job positions on its 122 planes as part of the company’s restructuring scheme following close to $1.9 billion loss in 2016. The information received by regional business news website, Gulf Business, comes amid reports that the carrier asked pilots to take unpaid […]

January 25th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »