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UN Delays Vote on Ceasefire as Syrian Regime Continues Carnage in Eastern Ghouta

The UN Security Council delayed a vote on a ceasefire to allow aid to civilians in Eastern Ghouta as the Syrian government continues its bombing of the besieged area. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that a week since the launch of the bloody campaign on Eastern Ghouta over 500 people were killed and […]

February 24th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Bahrain to set up 5MW solar, wind energy plant

Bahrain, hoping to ride the crest of the renewable energy wave, is set to build a pilot power plant that will produce up to five megawatts (MW) of electricity from renewable resources, said a report. The project, to be carried out by Bahrain’s Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) will be set up over 12 hectares […]

February 24th, 2018 | Posted in Energy,Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Meet five top Saudi figures of Gulf Business’s annual Arab Power list

Saudi Arabia has seen 19 entries in the regional media Gulf Business’s 2018 Arab Power ranking placing Chairman of the oil company Aramco as the most powerful Saudi figure and the second on the overall ranking while formerly detained billionaire Prince al-Waleed bin Talal ranks third most powerful in the kingdom and the seventh in […]

February 24th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Kuwait/Philippines: One of alleged murderers of Filipina found in freezer in custody

Manila has announced the arrest of one of the two suspects believed behind the death of a Filipina maid, put in a freezer a year ago in an abandoned apartment in Kuwait. The suspect named Nader Essam Assaf, from Lebanon, was arrested in his country following coordination between Kuwaiti and Lebanese authorities in a manhunt. […]

February 24th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Corruption index: UAE, cleanest country in Middle East

United Arab Emirates (UAE) has appeared in Transparency International’s latest global study of perception of public corruption as the least corrupt Arab country and as world’s 21st cleanest country. The Gulf state stands out for scoring 71 out 100 in the 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index published by Berlin-based anti-corruption watchdog. The index is established on […]

February 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Italian Salini Impregilo wins housing project worth $1.3 bn

The Italian giant Salini Impregilo group will be building the 6,000 villas-project commissioned by the Saudi powerful National Guard in a deal that has been estimated at $1.3 billion. Salini Impregilo, which boasts a global expertise in construction and civil engineering, will also build a 160-km road running through the project area estimated at around […]

February 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iraq: Authorities woo FIFA to lift ban on international matches

The Iraqi Sports and Youth Minister has called on the world football governing body FIFA to remove decades-long ban on hosting international matches, noting that Baghdad has met up conditions as the national team is set to play Saudi Arabia late this month. Iraq has been under FIFA ban since former President Saddam Hussein’s invasion […]

February 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

2022 FIFA World Cup: Qatar to plant 16,000 trees around stadiums

Qatar is associating environmental protection to its hosting of 2022 football world cup as it plans to plant 16,000 trees around the event venues in a move to calm down criticism over work conditions of laborers. The initiative will involve the eight stadiums to host the biggest event of the football governing body, FIFA. The […]

February 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Russia Deploys Last Generation Stealth Fighter Jets in Syria

Russia has deployed at least two of its last generation stealth fighter jets, Su-57, in the Syrian skies as Moscow continues to offer air cover to pro-Syrian regime fighters to crash rebel pockets, including in Eastern Ghouta. The jets were filmed landing at Russia’s Khmeimim airbase along the Mediterranean coast. Experts deem the deployment by […]

February 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi Arabia to Spend $64 bln to Expand Entertainment Sector

Saudi Arabia will invest $64bn in its entertainment sector during the next decade, part of its drive to overhaul the sector in a bid to offer its citizens alternatives to UAE and Bahrain. In a modernization drive ushered by Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman, the head of the General Entertainment Authority said 5,000 events were […]

February 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »