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Bahrain, U.S extends tourist visas by five years

Bahrain and the U.S have extended to 10 years the validity of tourist visas granted to citizens of both countries, Trade Arabia reports. Bahrain’s ministry for foreign affairs and the US embassy the online media notes reached to a deal to extend the visa from five years to ten years. The agreement will come into […]

July 13th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Bahrain: bank officials convicted over money laundry charges

The High Criminal Court of the Gulf country requested five years in prison for five official a local bank suspected for involvement in a money laundry case in connection with three Iranian other banks, reports say. The official from Future Bank are also fined a million Bahraini dinars ($2.65 million) each. The court also ordered […]

July 10th, 2020 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Cable acquires 14.4 per cent of state-owned Boursa Kuwait

Kuwait-based and publicly listed company Gulf Cable & Electrical Industries (KPSC) has acquired 14.4 per cent of Boursa Kuwait on an investment of $37.56 million, Zawya reports. The operation provides KPSC, 28,925,610 shares in Boursa Kuwait. Boursa Kuwait, controlled by the Kuwaiti state, had reported a net profit attributable to owners of the parent company […]

July 9th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Saudi Ground Services provides credit facility to Saudi British Bank

The Saudi Ground Services Company (SGS) will provide a credit facility $133.3mln to Saudi British Bank (SABB) earmarked to cover the working capital required for operational operations, Zawya reports. SABB will pay back the murabaha credit after 30 months per the signed agreement. The kingdom’s aviation ground handling services company also indicated that the loan […]

July 8th, 2020 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Saudi Arabia in search of investors set up women’s sports club

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia is seeking investors to set up and manage a women’s sports club as part of the Gulf country’s ongoing campaign to promote women’s sports. The future sports club will cover 8,705 sq m and will be located on a plot of land at the intersection of Salim Bin Obeid Road […]

July 7th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Saudi Arabia unveils health protocol for Hajj

Saudi Arabia has unveiled health protocols for prevention of Covid 19 disease for Hajj season, forbidding entrance to holy sites Minan, Muzdalifah and Arafat without a permit, reports say. The protocol to go into force from July 19, will allow completion of Hajj for suspected cases after evaluation by the specialist doctor, state-run news agency […]

July 6th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Sudan: Police Chief, deputy dismissed over connection with deposed Omar Bashir

Sudan’s Prime Minister Sunday dismissed the country’s head of internal security and his deputy after protests called for measures against officials linked to ousted President Omar al-Bashir, Anadolu news agency reports. Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok took to Twitter to announce the dismissal of Ezz Eldin Sheikh Ali and Othman Mohamed Younes. The officials have replaced. […]

July 6th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Erdogan threats to shut down social media after daughter, son-in-law were insulted

President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Wednesday hinted at his regime plans to take control of social media that he referred to as “uncontrolled media” after he said his daughter was insulted online. The threats came following an address to officials of his ruling party AK Party after daughter Esra who is the wife of […]

July 2nd, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

West Bank annexation, a violation of international law – Boris Johnson

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged Israel not to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, underlining that the annexation would represent a violation of international law. “Annexation of the occupied West Bank would represent a violation of international law,” Johnson wrote in an opinion piece published in Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel’s top-selling daily. The […]

July 1st, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

COVID-19: CAF postpones 2021 AFCON to 2022, Moroccan Abdelmounaim Bah named SG

Owing to COVID-19 pandemic, the Confederation of the African Football, CAF, Tuesday, postponed to 2022 the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) to take place in Cameroon. The decision was made following consultations with various stakeholders and in consideration of the covid-19 pandemic. Qualifiers for the scheduled tournament have been suspended due to the pandemic. […]

July 1st, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »