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KSA: Four security personnel killed in attack on checkpoint

Four security forces lost their life Thursday in an attack at a checkpoint, in the southern province of Asir, by Saudi nationals, the interior ministry announced. Unidentified suspects opened fire on the checkpoint killing three. The fourth reportedly died in a shootout with the assailants who tried to run away. Authorities however noted that two […]

April 20th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Qatar takes part in joint military drills with boycotting countries

Qatari military forces headed by their Chief of Staff took part in a military drill in the region along with forces from Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf countries, which have cut off ties with Qatar since June last year. The Qatari military said its Chief of Staff Ghanem bin Shaheen al-Ghanim took part in […]

April 20th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Yemen: UAE accused Iran of supplying bomb-laden drones to Houthi rebels

United Arab Emirates (UAE) has charged Iran for providing the Shia Houthi rebels drones set to cause mayhem to Yemeni forces after one drone stuffed with bomb and allegedly manufactured by Iran was intercepted. The unmanned aircraft according to UAE armed forces Qassef-1 was targeting Yemeni forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition. Saudi Arabia, the […]

April 19th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE, Bangladesh Seal Agreement on House Workers’ Recruitment

The United Arab Emirates and Bangladesh signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) allowing Emirati households to recruit Bangladeshi house workers. The recruitment will be done through Tadbeer Service Centre; a brand name operating under government license. The recruits in Bangladesh will only be proposed by registered local private agencies. The employees will work in the […]

April 19th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: CNBC launches Abu Dhabi studio

US business news TV and internet channel CNBC started Tuesday broadcasting across the Middle East after it inaugurated Tuesday its new studio in Abu Dhabi. The new facility will function as the channel’s Headquarters in the Middle East. “CNBC broadcasts daily from the network’s international headquarters in New York, London and Singapore,” said John Casey, […]

April 18th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Qatar National Library Inaugurated in Presence of Moroccan Princess

Princess Lalla Hasnaa represented King Mohammed VI at the official inauguration ceremony of Qatar National Library (QNL), on Monday in Doha. The ceremony was chaired by Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, who commemorated the event by placing the library’s one-millionth book, a rare 843-year-old manuscript copy of Sahih Al Bukhari, on the […]

April 17th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Filipina house worker in KSA forced to drink bleach- Manila

Philippines Monday said one Filipina house worker has been admitted to hospital in the Saudi southwestern city of Jizan after her employer allegedly forced her to drink bleach. Philippines foreign ministry identified the house worker as Agnes Mancilla. She was whisked unconscious to hospital where she underwent emergency abdominal surgery, the ministry added. “We are […]

April 17th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Qatar’s Emir absent at Arab League Summit

Qatar’s ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani did not turn up at the one-day Arab League Summit in Saudi Arabia Sunday, an absence signaling continuity of the diplomatic crisis opposing Qatar to its neighbors led by Saudi Arabia. Sheikh Tamim returned from the US on Saturday after meeting with President Donald Trump at the White […]

April 16th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Arab Summit: KSA Donates $150 Million to Waqfs in Al Quds, $50 Million to UNRWA

King Salman Ibn Abdelaziz Al-Saud announced at the 29th Arab League summit, convened Sunday in Dhahran, that his country will donate $150 million to the benefit of the Islamic Waqfs (endowments) in Al Quds. “Saudi Arabia Announces a $150 Million donation to support Al Quds Islamic Waqfs,” Said the Saudi Sovereign at the opening of […]

April 15th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf crisis: Riyadh axes Arab League’s role in crisis settlement

Saudi Foreign Minister Thursday indicated that a solution to the diplomatic feud opposing Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt to Qatar would come from within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and not the Arab League. Saudi Arabia is hosting the 29th Arab League summit in Dammam this week. Qatar has been invited to […]

April 13th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »