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Saudi consulate in Istanbul, scene of Khashoggi’s assassination, secretly sold

Saudi Arabia has ‘secretly’ sold its consulate building in Istanbul where journalist and critic of Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, Jamal Khashoggi was killed and chopped last year. The four-story building has been sold to an unknown buyer for third of the market price, local media reports. Saudi Arabia, which has not communicated on the […]

September 18th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Attack on Saudi facilities risks dragging Yemen into ‘regional conflagration’ – UN Envoy

Attacks against oil facilities in Saudi Arabia over the weekend, claimed by rebel fighters in Yemen, are a sign that the war-torn country could be drawn into even greater conflict, the top United Nations official there told the Security Council on Monday. Special Envoy Martin Griffiths said there is “no time to waste” in ending […]

September 17th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait: Government beefs up security at key installation after spotting unidentified drone

Kuwait has taken security measures around key installations after it said it spotted an unidentified drone over capital following drone attacks on regional ally, Saudi Arabia. Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak held Monday an emergency security meeting with senior security officials in the country over regional tensions, Gulf Times reports, Tensions in the region further […]

September 17th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Saudi Arabia: IPO of Aramco risks delays after Houthi attacks on oil facilities

Saudi authorities are mulling plans to delay the Initial Public Offering of the oil company Aramco after the Iran-backed Houthi rebels attacked two oil facilities in the kingdom, causing disruption oil production, AFP reports citing unnamed sources. The Initial Public Offering, IPO, of the company is set for November but sources close to the financial […]

September 17th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran would not hold talks with US at any level

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has said that their country would not hold talks with Washington on any level. Talks with the United States would mean that the maximum pressure policy had succeeded and make it possible for Washington to force its wishes upon Iran, Khamenei argued. “The policy of maximum pressure on Iran is […]

September 17th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Emir of Kuwait leaves US hospital after completing medical tests

Kuwait ruler Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah has left hospital in the US after “successfully” completing medical tests, state-run news agency KUNA has reported on Friday. The 90-year old leader arrived in the US this week for medical check-ups. His meeting with President Donald Trump scheduled for Thursday was postponed sine die. The Kuwaiti […]

September 13th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE, FAO partner to boost resilience in Liberia

The United Arab Emirates has partnered with FAO to provide $4 million in funding to foster rural development in Liberia. The contribution comes from the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and aims to support 1,500 rural women in three counties with improved and sustainable poultry and vegetable production, the FAO said in […]

September 12th, 2019 | Posted in Finance,Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi SAGIA awards six investment licenses in energy; KSA eyes nuclear energy

Saudi Arabia’s General Investment Authority (SAGIA) has announced at the World Energy Congress it awarded six investment licenses worth $240 million in the energy sector. The licenses cover businesses in solar energy development, manufacturing and energy efficiency. The licenses were awarded to Sweden’s Roxtec, France’s Engie, Egypt’s Orbits, Cyprus’s EGG, and US-based energy efficiency services […]

September 11th, 2019 | Posted in Energy,Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Egypt sceptic about imminent end of crisis with Qatar

Egypt’s foreign minister has ruled out a “soon” ending to the over 2-year old isolation of Qatar noting that the tiny Gulf country has shown no desire to meet conditions set by the quartet that include Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, plus Egypt. Sameh Shukry told Saudi newspaper Asharq Al Awsat that the crisis which begun […]

September 11th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

UNHRC: Strong Support in Geneva to Morocco’s Autonomy Plan for Sahara

Several countries, including the member countries of the Gulf cooperation Council, voiced on Tuesday, at the UN Human Rights Council gathering in Geneva, full support to Morocco’s autonomy plan for the Sahara and reiterated strong backing to the country’s territorial integrity. Addressing the 42nd meeting of the UN rights body, Morocco’s permanent representative to the […]

September 10th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »