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Palestine: Hamas slams Paraguay for branding it as terror group

Gaza-ruler Hamas has condemned Paraguay’s move to backlist it as a terror group, pointing out that the action will strengthen Israeli state-terrorism and maltreatment of Palestinians.   “This decision runs against international law which ensures peoples’ right to resist the aggression and occupation with all possible means including the armed struggle,” the Islamist and resistance […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA to build medical university, 42 high schools in Ghana

Saudi Arabia will fund the creation of a medical university and 42 high schools across Ghana. Ghana’s Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia made the announcement earlier this week. Bawumia indicated that the Saudi funding responds to the west African country’s ambition to establish a Medical school in the northern region. “Establishing a medical school will […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq: Government to allocate funds to cement plants rebuilding

The Iraqi finance ministry has approved the release of the $60 million needed for refurbishing a cement plant damaged in the war that ravaged the country following the US intervention in 2003. Reports citing a statement of the ministry said Kufa Cement Plant will undergo shortly “rehabilitation and rebuilding”. The Finance Ministry has approved $60 […]

August 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Finance,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: US drone brought down in Houthi-controlled area

A US drone was brought down late Tuesday in Houthi rebels-controlled-area, Reuters reports citing two American officials who did not want to be named. The aircraft, MQ-9, according to the sources, was shot down Southeast of capital Sanaa controlled by the rebels. The officials did not identify the entity that brought down the drone but […]

August 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait: Dozens of travel, tour agencies face closure for lack of insurance

Close to 50 tour and travel agencies could close their business in the Gulf country for lack of insurance and inability to increase their bank guarantees to KD75,000 required by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), reports say.   The threat came following the recent exit of a Jordanian insurance company from the travel market. […]

August 21st, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar withdraws support for China over Beijing’s crackdown on Uighur minority

Qatar has pulled out from the 13 countries which have backed China’s human rights record pointing that it is concerned about the situation of the Muslim Uighur minority group going through crackdown in the far western region of the Asian giant, Bloomberg reports. The tiny Gulf country has informed the United Nations Human Rights Council […]

August 21st, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Morocco: New Development Model Sought by the King, a Basis for a New Social Contract  

King Mohammed VI underscored Tuesday that the proposed development model should become the cornerstone for the establishment of a new social contract in which all stakeholders will be involved.   “I look forward to seeing the proposed development model become the cornerstone for the establishment of a new social contract in which all stakeholders will […]

August 21st, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi Arabia, UAE set to inject investments in 23 projects in Lebanon

Saudi Arabia and the UAE are set to inject investments in 23 projects as the Lebanese government seeks to raise $11 billion to revamp its economy, Arabian Business reports.   Prime Minister Saad Al Hariri, the Dubai-based media reports, made the announce Friday while on a visit in Washington. “We will present to (Saudi and […]

August 19th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: Houthi rebels appoint Yemeni envoy to Iran

Houthi rebels controlling vast swathes of Northern Yemen have appointed an envoy to Iran in a move that underlines relations between the forces controlling capital Sanaa and Teheran. The rebel-controlled media Al Masirah TV announced Saturday the appointment of Ibrahim Mohammed Mohammed Al-Dailami as extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador, reports say. Iran is yet to accept […]

August 19th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UK-Seized Iranian tanker released; EU welcomes efforts to de-escalate tensions in Strait of Hormuz

An Iranian oil supertanker seized by the UK, which triggered an altercation between Tehran and the West, moved away from Gibraltar on Sunday where it had been impounded for over a month, Spanish state TV reported. The Adrian Darya, formerly known as the Grace 1, set sail under an Iranian flag to an undisclosed location, […]

August 19th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »