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Saudi Arabia set to re-open embassy in Qatar within days

Saudi Arabia’s top diplomat Prince Faisal bin Farhan Thursday said the kingdom will re-open within days its mission in Doha, Qatar, following the agreement earlier this month to re-establish ties between the two countries. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt in 2017 severed ties with Qatar over Qatar’s alleged terrorism sponsorship and its close relations […]

January 22nd, 2021 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Denmark suspends flights from UAE for five days over doubt about covid-19 tests

Denmark has banned all flights from the UAE for five days as authorities raise suspicions about covid-19 tests taken by passengers from Dubai, Anadolu news agency reports. Transport Minister Benny Engelbrecht said passengers coming from Dubai have been diagnosed with fast-spreading variants of COVID-19 and the country will investigate the accuracy of the results of […]

January 22nd, 2021 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar, UAE to resume commercial flights after three-year hiatus

Qatar’s national carrier Qatar Airways and UAE’s Etihad Airways announced Wednesday to resume air traffic between the two countries after three years of suspension due to diplomatic brawl. Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) reports said it would operate services on a daily basis pending government approvals as of February 15. While the […]

January 21st, 2021 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iran slaps sanctions on former US President

Iran Tuesday imposed sanctions on former US President Donald Trump and his administration for human rights violation, American Adventurism and Terrorist Actions in the Region, The New Arab reports. The sanctions were issued on Tuesday evening – hours before Trump leaves office on Wednesday and include a travel ban as well as a freeze on […]

January 21st, 2021 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s to open first branch in Qatar

Qatari Diar and Ariane Holding Group have signed an agreement for the British supermarket chain Sainsbury to open a branch in the Gulf country in the first quarter of next year, reports say. The future branch will be located in the heart of Lusail in the Downtown area of the capital Doha, Middle East Monitor, […]

January 21st, 2021 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

King of Morocco Receives UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs

King Mohammed VI of Morocco received Wednesday, at the Royal Palace of Fez, the Emirati Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who was carrying a message from Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to […]

January 21st, 2021 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Israel asks Turkey to close Hamas office before ties restoration

Israel will restore ties with Turkey only after Ankara closes Hamas office in the city of Istanbul, an Israeli official has said according to media reports. “[President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan would be happy to return our ambassador to Ankara, but what we are interested in is Hamas activity in Turkey,” the official who asked not […]

January 20th, 2021 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi KBW Ventures injects investment into US-based cellular seafood firm BlueNalu

Saudi venture capital firm, KBW Ventures, has participated in the financing of $60 million debt of US cellular seafood firm BlueNalu, the company said Wednesday. The investment came during the Series A funding round of BlueNalu. KBW Ventures is owned by Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud and the investment makes the Saudi […]

January 20th, 2021 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Shell launches 25MW solar plant in Oman

Shell has set up in Oman a 25 megawatt solar plant, the first of the energy giant in the Gulf country and the Middle East, Trade Arabia reports. Named Qabas solar plant, the station is located on a 50-hectare site within Sohar Freezone in northern Oman, and consists of over 88,000 solar modules. “This is […]

January 20th, 2021 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

UAE suspends visa free agreement with Israel until July owing to covid-19

The United Arab Emirates has put on hold the visa free agreement with Israel until July 1 in a move to curb Covid-19 contaminations, Zawya reports. The Gulf country’s foreign and international cooperation ministries have updated the travel requirements for Emiratis to Israel on their website and removed Israel from the ‘visa not required’ category. […]

January 19th, 2021 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »