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UAE: pharmaceutical sector to contribute to UAE’s post non-oil economic growth

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap) has signed an agreement with Dubai South to allow the country’s pharmaceutical companies to establish in developing Dubai South free zone as the sector seeks to participate in the post-oil era economic development. The agreement aims to provide a single framework for developing the procedures for issuing license […]

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

Syrian Government’s ‘different understanding’ of UN role, a ‘very serious challenge’ – Special Envoy

The difficulties of “keeping everyone onboard”, an agreed path to peace in Syria, highlights that “radically different” approaches are likely doomed to failure, the outgoing United Nations Special Envoy for the war-torn country warned on Friday. Briefing the Security Council on his meeting with the Syrian Foreign Minister, held in Damascus on Wednesday, Staffan de […]

October 27th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Lebanon: US targets Hezbollah with new sanctions

US President Donald Trump Thursday greenlighted new sanctions against the Iran-backed powerful military group Hezbollah in a move to further dry out funding of the Shia movement. Trump told attendees at the 35th anniversary of the Marines Barracks bombing in 1983 in Beirut that he signed the implement of stiffer sanctions targeting the movement’s funds. […]

October 27th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait: National carrier appoints Al Awadhi as new boss

Kuwait Airways has named its deputy executive officer Kamel Hasan Al Awadhi as new leader at a time the carrier is strengthening its fleet with new aircraft. Al Awadhi will take office in November, according to a statement by the airline posted on Twitter. The former deputy CEO will replace Abdullah Al Sharhan. Al Awadhi […]

October 27th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Renault to Produce Half a Million Cars in Morocco by 2022

The decision by French car manufacturer Renault to produce half a million cars in Morocco is reflective of the success of Morocco’s industrialization strategy, notably in its automotive segment which has been leading Morocco’s exports since 2017. Renault will reach the 500,000 vehicle target in Morocco after it announced a two fold increase of its […]

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

KSA lifts travel ban on Khashoggi’s son

Saudi Arabia has lifted the travel ban that was imposed on Jamal Khashoggi’s son Salah and his family. The son of the murdered journalist arrived in the United States which praised the Saudi move, according to Al Jazeera TV newtwork. A State Department spokesperson said the US welcomed the decision by Riyadh to allow the […]

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

European Commission inks €270 million deal with Tunisia

The European Commission on Thursday signed four conventions with Tunisia worth €270 million. The agreements will support Tunisia’s energy sector, tax reform, socio-economic transformation, solidarity promotion, competitiveness and foreign trade as well as the justice system, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the Commission who is visiting to the country said. “European Union attaches great importance to […]

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

Jordan: Scores on school trip die in flash flooding

At least 18 people, students and teachers, on a school trip perished Thursday after their bus was swept away by flooding near the Dead Sea. Army officer Brig. Gen. Farid al-Sharaa said 37 middle school students, seven teachers were surprisingly taken away in flash floods on several kilometers while they were visiting hot springs near […]

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

Khashoggi affair: MbS vows to arrest culprits

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohamed bin Salman (MbS) Wednesday pledged to bring suspects connected to the killing of critical journalist Jamal Khashoggi to justice as Western powers continue to pressure the royal court to produce credible evidences on the death of The Washington Post contributor. “We will prove to the world that the two […]

October 25th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Oman: Galfar to carry out Duqm Refinery procurement and construction works

Galfar Engineering and Contracting will carry out Refinery procurement and construction (EPC) works at Duqm Refinery after project owners, Petrofac-Samsung JV, have picked the Omani company for the job. Operation will cost $50.6 million. The subcontract defines Galfar as for EPC building works at the refinery; packages One and Three. The project will be completed […]

October 25th, 2018 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »