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UK-KSA: Two Saudi diplomats kicked out of UK over drink-driving

UK has expelled two Saudi diplomats for drink-driving offenses, reports say. The unnamed diplomats were flashed out for three violations, according to Sky News. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said in a written statement to the parliament that owing to “the serious nature” of the alleged offences, both individuals were expelled from the diplomatic mission. One […]

February 27th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Three-day mourning period, military funeral in tribute to Mubarak

President Fattah al-Sisi this Wednesday announced three-day mourning period to pay homage to former leader Hosni Mubarak who passed away Tuesday at the age of 91. The former autocratic leader was given military funeral, attended by President al-Sisi alongside several state authorities including Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Coptic Pope Tawadros II and Ahmed el-Tayeb, the […]

February 26th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Ousted Mubarak dies 9 years after revolution

Fromer Egyptian autocratic leader Hosni Mubarak died this Tuesday at the age of 91, nine years after a revolution flashed him out of power. State TV announced the death of the man who ruled Egypt for 30 years, without revealing the causes of the demise. The family of the Kafr El Meselha-born had announced a […]

February 25th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait: 900 citizens flown out of Coronavirus-hit Iran

Kuwait has airlifted 900 citizens from Iran, which grapples with an increase in the number of infections by the coronavirus. Six aircraft transported the citizens to the Gulf country, which has set up an isolation center at a local hospital, Gulf News reports. The citizens showed no sign of infections, the health ministry indicated, upon […]

February 24th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi Aramco Receives Approval for Al-Jafoura Giant Gas Field Development

Saudi Oil Company Aramco announced Saturday that it has received approval to develop the giant Al-Jafoura field, in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia, which is the largest non-associated and non-conventional gas field discovered, so far.   Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors Yasser bin Othman Al-Ramyan said the development of the field will […]

February 23rd, 2020 | Posted in Energy,Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Oman: New ruler rearranges national anthem, removes name of predecessor

Oman’s new monarch Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Thursday made changes to the national anthem which contains the name and praises of his predecessor, Sultan Qaboos who died in January. State-run news agency said the new ruler issued a decree amending Annex 3 of the law pertaining to the state flag, emblem and national anthem. Lyrics, […]

February 21st, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Saudi Arabia prevents Qatari health minister from attending GCC meeting on Coronavirus

Saudi Arabia, Thursday prevented Qatar’s minister of health Hanan Alkuwari from attending a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) ministerial meeting on preventive measures for deadly coronavirus, The New Arab reports. Qatar’s foreign ministry on Tweeter lambasted the denial and accused the kingdom of “politicizing a humanitarian sector that requires close collaboration and coordination due to the […]

February 21st, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Coronavirus: Iraq takes travels precautions to and from Iran due to confirmed cases

Iraq Thursday closed its borders with Iran and suspended issuances of visas to Iranians until further notice after the Islamic Republic Wednesday confirmed five cases of coronavirus including two deaths. The closure of the border crossings will be reinforced for three days, Anadolu reports. However imports from Iran into Iraq will continue and Iraqis coming […]

February 21st, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: Two Iranians die of Coronavirus in Qom

Iran Wednesday announced first cases of deadly coronavirus after two citizens tested positive died in the holy Shiite city of Qom. “Two Iranians, who tested positive earlier today for new coronavirus, died of respiratory illness,” head of the city’s University of Medical Sciences told Mehr news agency. Kianoush Jahanpour, a spokesman at the health ministry […]

February 20th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Oman: 40-day mourning period of Sultan Qaboos ended Wednesday

Oman marked Wednesday the end of the 40-day mourning of Sultan Qaboos bin Said bin Taimour who passed away on January 10. A decree by the Royal Court imposed the mourning period during which all musical performances across the Sultanate were banned and several other events cancelled. The order also instructed the national flag to […]

February 20th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »