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Qatar debunks exit from GCC rumors amid regional isolation

Qatar has branded “incorrect and baseless” rumors that it is planning to leave the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) as the diplomatic feud with Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain will be three-year old next month. “Reports claiming that Qatar is considering leaving the GCC are wholly incorrect and baseless,” Qatar’s assistant foreign minister Lolwah al-Khater told […]

May 29th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Kuwait Airways set to shed 1,500 expat jobs

Kuwait’s national carrier, Kuwait Airways is planning to cut 1,500 jobs occupied by expats amid fallout of the covid-19 pandemic, a source told Bloomberg. The source who asked to be named because not allow to speak on the matter indicated that the airline is the working on the plan the process should take about two […]

May 29th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iranian father beheads daughter, hands himself to police

Police in Iran Tuesday arrested a man who surrendered himself after he beheaded his 13-year old daughter in alleged honor killing. The man in northern city of Talesh killed his daughter Romina Ashrafi Tuesday with sickle while she was asleep at home. Romina reportedly warned police when she was brought back home after running away […]

May 28th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Six people die in gunfire exchange over plot of land

Six people were killed on Wednesday in a gunfire battle that opposed two families in the southern part of Saudi Arabia. “Security authorities received a report of shooting between a number of people in Al-Amoah province,” the official SPA news agency reported citing Zaid Muhammad al-Sabbash, a spokesman for Aseer region’s police. Three other people […]

May 28th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Yemen aid lifeline near ‘breaking point’ – UN food agency

Humanitarian aid projects to war-torn Yemen are reaching breaking point, and some $870 million is needed to continue giving life-saving assistance to millions of vulnerable people for the next six months, the World Food Program (WFP) warned on Tuesday. The appeal for a fresh cash injection comes after more than five years of fighting in […]

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

KSA: Resumption of domestic flights from May 31

Saudi Arabia has announced resumption of domestic air traffic for May 31 as the Gulf country is set to ease gradually lockdown measures by the end of this month. Six daily flights will resume in the first phase, state-run SPA news agency reports. The kingdom as most countries around the world has halted local and […]

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

First Iranian tanker docks in Venezuela

One of Iranian five tankers carrying fuel for Venezuela has arrived safely in the Latin American country despite US threats. FORTUNE moored at the refinery of El Palito, Venezuela, according to TankerTrackers.com. “The Iranian oil/chem Handymax tanker, FORTUNE, which loaded 43 million liters of gasoline during mid-March at Port Shahid Rajaee, Iran, has now moored […]

May 26th, 2020 | Posted in Energy,Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Wife of Qatari royal demands release of husband amid covid-19 spread

The wife of Qatari royal Sheikh Talal Al Thani held in prison for seven year, has called for the release of her husband amid covid-19 pandemic spread in the Gulf country. Asma Rayyam said her husband been unjustly and without charges held in prison where she believes his life is under threat over the spread […]

May 26th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Saudi Salic acquires 29.81 per cent in India’s Agri Business Fund

Saudi Arabia’s Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company, Salic, has acquired 29.81 per cent of Daawat Foods Ltd (DFL) from the India Agri Business Fund. The acquisition is in line with the Saudi investment company’s strategy to invest in rice, the aim being to strengthen the rice supply chain and make it more efficient and robust. […]

May 25th, 2020 | Posted in Finance,Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Palestinian Authority rejects UAE medical aid shipped through Israel

The Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank has declined tons of medical aid provided by UAE to help fight covid-19, arguing it was not informed about the shipment that was sent through Israel, The New Arab reports. PA health ministry in a statement Thursday said the aid was sent without coordination. “UAE aid arrived […]

May 22nd, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »