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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 »

Khashoggis pardon murderers of their father

The family of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed in the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul in 2018 said they have forgiven murderers of their father, Anadolu News agency reports. “On this blessed night of the blessed month (of #Ramadan), we remember God’s saying: ‘If a person forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is due from […]

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

Etisalat appoints Hatem Dowidar as interim CEO

Emirati telecom group Etisalat Group Wednesday appointed Hatem Dowidar as Acting Chief Executive Officer after Saleh Al Abdooli resigned from his role as CEO. Abdooli, according to the group, submitted his resignation citing personal reasons. He had been with telecom giant for 28 years. The board of directors picked Dowidar who until his new appointment […]

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

Lufthansa schedules resumption of Dubai – Frankfurt flights early June

Germany’s national carrier, Lufthansa, has announced resumption of flights from Dubai to Frankfurt for June 7, Arabia Business reports. “People want to and can travel again, whether on holiday or for business reasons. That is why we will continue to expand our offer step by step in the coming months and connect Europe with each […]

May 18th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Boeing wins $2bn-contracts to manufacture over 1,000 missiles for Saudi Arabia

The Pentagon said Wednesday it has awarded Boeing two contracts worth $2 billion to manufacture over 1,000 missiles for Saudi Arabia. Boeing, under the first contact worth $1.97 billion, will produce 650 air-to-surface missiles with a range of about 290km. The second contact, estimated at $657 million with the aerospace and weapons manufacturing giant, will […]

May 14th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Covid-19: Air Arabia lays off dozens of workers

Sharjah-based carrier Air Arabia has let go dozens of workers as the airline tries to remain afloat financially amid the covid-19 pandemic. The airline said in a statement it laid off a small number of the workers, from its around 2,000 strong staff. “It is unfortunate that we had to take the decision to lay […]

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

Qatar debunks rumors of coup d’etat as fake news

Qatar’s ambassador to Russia has debunked rumors of an alleged coup d’etat in the Gulf country after video footages circulated showing gunshots in streets. Ambassador Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah told Russian state-run news agency TASS, the footages were fake. Earlier, several youtube accounts and several social media networks circulated video footages of shooing and screams. […]

May 5th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Spanish ACCIONA to build Saudi Arabia’s fourth desalination plant

ACCIONA, a Spanish and world leading infrastructure developer and manager, has been awarded the contact for the construction of Saudi Arabia’s fourth desalination plant estimated at $500 million. The Spanish giant will carry out the project with its Saudi partner Al Rashid Trading and Contracting Company (RTCC) according to Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation […]

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

CORONAVIRUS: US to provide financial help to Algeria to tackle covid-19

US Wednesday said it is going to bring monetary support to Algeria in its efforts to curb the novel covid-19 disease, which has so far infected 3,848 people. US ambassador, John Desrocher made the pledge Monday to the North African country’s health minister, Abderrahmane Benbouzid in a phone talk on the situation in Algeria. The […]

April 29th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Bahrain-based Al Salam Bank has new chairman

Al Salam Bank has appointed board member Sheikh Khalid Bin Mustahail Al Mashani as new Chairman following the resignation of Khalifa Butti bin Omair bin Yousif Al-Muhairi. Upon his appointment, which took place this week, Sheikh Khalid thanked his predecessor for the work done at the helm of the financial institution. “We, as Board of […]

April 15th, 2020 | Posted in Finance,Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »