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Yemen: KSA, UAE try to hide feud after Abu Dhabi-backed separatists seize Aden

Saudi Arabia and its ally UAE this week papered a diplomatic tension, as they tried to dismiss their first disagreement in the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen. Saudi Arabia and UAE presented a united front Monday after Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and the de facto UAE ruler, met with King Salman bin […]

August 15th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Turkey deepens military presence in Qatar, new base to be unveiled in autumn

Turkey will inaugurate in Autumn a new military base in Qatar, two years after bolstering its military presence in the tiny Gulf country isolated by its traditional regional allies.   Ankara, according to Hürriyet correspondent Hande Fırat, will unveil a new military base near Tariq bin Ziyad military installation that is hosting already 3,000 Qatari […]

August 15th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Defense: Bahrain signs up for US patriot system, price tag unknown

Bahrain has reached an agreement with the US for the purchase of Patriot air and missile defense system, military US contractor has announced. Raytheon Company did not disclose details of the deal but indicated that the letter of purchase paves the way for negotiations with the Trump administration. The Gulf country will use the system […]

August 14th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait calls for international backing for Palestinians over Israeli violence

Speaker of the Kuwaiti parliament has called for international support for the Palestinians a couple of days after Israeli forces brutalized Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Mosque on Eid Al-Adha. Israeli forces Sunday stormed the holy site in Eastern Jerusalem while Palestinians were performing the Eid Al-Adha prayers. Dozens of Palestinians were injured in the clash. Israeli […]

August 14th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Zimbabwe: UAE poised to increase investment three-fold

The UAE will multiple its investment in Zimbabwe three times in the coming years, the ambassador of the Gulf country to Harare recently said, Trade Arabia reports.   The Arab country recently donated over $2 million in equipment and medicines to Zimbabwe’s National Pharmaceuticals Company. Ambassador Mahash Saeed Salem Mahash Al Hameli speaking at the […]

August 14th, 2019 | Posted in Finance,Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey: Police bust trafficking of drug worth close to $1 million

Turkish police Tuesday detained several people over the smuggling of about 15 kilograms of drug worth about $1 million. Security forces of anti-smuggling branch of Şanlıurfa and Şırnak, southern Turkey, stopped and searched a vehicle heading to western provinces, Daily Sabah reports.   The car was carrying 15 kilograms of methamphetamine, a chemical drug substance […]

August 14th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi Aramco to acquire 20 per cent of India’s Reliance Industries Ltd refining unit

Reliance Industries Limited Monday said Saudi Arabia’s global oil giant Aramco is in line to acquire 20 per cent of oil to chemicals business. The investment, according to Reliance Industries Limited chairman, Mukesh Ambani, is the biggest by a foreign entity into the company and even in India’s history The operation value is estimated at […]

August 13th, 2019 | Posted in Energy,Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: Car bomb attack kills two UN staffers in Benghazi

A car bombing killed two UN staffers Saturday in the eastern city of Benghazi as rebel army pushing to take control of capital Tripoli observes a truce for the Eid al-Adha. The car attack purportedly targeting a UN convoy occurred in Hawari district. Medical source at a local hospital told media that eight people including […]

August 12th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Tunisia: Nearly 60 candidates entered Presidential race

Tunisia’s Premier Youssef Chahed on Friday joined the nearly 60 candidates for September advanced presidential elections. Chahed is running for Tahya Tounes, a newly created party, that broke away of the ruling Nidaa Tounes party. The biggest political party Ennahda and other political parties in the North African nation have submitted the names of their […]

August 9th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Central Bank of Egypt signs agreement with DFSA to fight financial crimes

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) on cooperation in the field of supervising markets.   The memorandum was signed by CBE Governor Tarek Amer and CEO of DFSA Bryan Stirewalt.   The agreement is aimed at enhancing cooperation through exchanging information and expertise […]

August 8th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »