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Yemen: UN demands investigation into attack against envoy

The United Nations denounced the attack on its envoy for war-torn Yemen whose convoy came under attack early this week in capital Sana’a while traveling from the airport to the UN compound. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed’s convoy was fired at Monday while heading to the UN compound in the Yemeni capital after his plane touched […]

May 26th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Bahrain: Riyadh endorses crackdown on Shiite protestors

Saudi Arabia through the voice of its foreign ministry Wednesday stood behind Bahrain following the death of five Shiite protestors in clashes with police, arguing that the security of the Sunnite-ruled Gulf State is an integral part of Saudi Arabia’s security. A source in the Saudi foreign ministry indicated that Riyadh supports the crackdown on […]

May 25th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Bahrain: Diraz at the centre of security operation implementation, Interior ministry

After besieging the town of Diraz for the past couple of months, the Bahraini police began the implementation of security operation on the supporters of Ayatollah Isa Qassim. The supporters of the Shia cleric have been staging a sit-in protest in Diraz but the Interior Ministry claimed that the gathering has become “a haven for […]

May 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

US-Israel bonds are unbreakable, Trump says

President Donald Trump who has been very supportive of Israel during his presidential campaign reaffirmed Monday that the ties existing between the United States and Israel are “unbreakable”. President Trump, who arrived in Israel on Monday from Saudi Arabia on his maiden foreign trip as President, said “I have come to this sacred and ancient […]

May 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Moroccan diplomat physically assaulted by Algerian official, Rabat demands apologies

Morocco has officially demanded that Algeria makes an apology for the assault by a senior Algerian official of a Moroccan diplomat during a UN meeting Thursday and vehemently denounced the act as very serious. Deputy Chief of Mission at the Moroccan embassy in Castries (Saint Lucia), Mohamed Ali El Khamlichi, has been physically assaulted by […]

May 20th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar: Mishap at military construction site kills three workers

An incident at a construction site of the Qatari defense forces has resulted in the death of three workers in unexplained conditions. Several other people were injured in the incident, which occurred Tuesday. The Qatari defense ministry stressed its commitment to abide by the highest safety standards in all its facilities, and expressed condolences to […]

May 18th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Kuwait: Nephew of Emir sentenced to five years in jail for insulting judiciary

Sheikh Athbi Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, former Chief of secret service police and nephew of the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, has seen his five-year jail sentence confirmed as the Supreme Court Monday upheld a January ruling. He is part of three members of the royal family charged last year for posting fake news […]

May 16th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: FDI in real estate on upwards trend

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in United Arab Emirates’ real estate industry has soared by 25 per cent reaching a record $6.54 billion last year. The increase in the sector has also caused increase of total FDI, which hit the $25.86 billion thresh-hold. The lucrative construction sector has therefore increased its contribution to gross domestic product […]

May 15th, 2017 | Posted in Finance,Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

US approves sale of $2 billion worth of arms to UAE

The US government announced Thursday it had approved the sale of $2 billion worth of arms to the United Arab Emirates. The State Department approved the sale of 60 Patriot Advanced Capability 3 missiles and 100 Patriot Guidance Enhanced-Tactical (GEM-T) missiles to the UAE, said the Defense Security Cooperation Agency in a statement. The UAE […]

May 13th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iraq: Army confident to take full control of Deach-held Mosul before Ramadan

The Iraqi army Thursday through the voice of Chief Osman al-Ghanmi indicated that it could flush out Daech militants from the city of Mosul before the beginning of Ramadan (around May 26) as forces tighten grasp on the militant-held city. Al-Ghanmi made the announcement during inspection before the last assault on the city takes place, […]

May 12th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

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