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UAE & Australia launch first Business Council

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison has inaugurated in Sydney the first ever Business Council between his country and the United Arab Emirates, UAE, with aim of boosting bilateral trade and investment between the two countries, reports say. UAE Ambassador to Australia, Abdulla Al Subousi attended the event welcomed by the Abu Dhabi. “Since the establishment […]

December 2nd, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Oman to allow tourists to return

Oman is set to resume issuing tourist visas for special individuals several months after re-opening airports in October. “The Supreme committee decided to allow the issuance of tourist visas to enter the sultanate, provided that the arrival of tourists is within the framework of tourist groups organized by hotels and tourism companies,” committee tackling the […]

December 1st, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Saudi telecom giant STC’s CEO steps down

Nasser Al-Nasser, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Saudi Telecom Co. (STC), the biggest mobile operator in the region, has resigned from the position after two years into the job. The board of directors of the company on Nov. 28 said Nasser has resigned citing personal reason. He will leave the company On March 28 next […]

November 30th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Algeria debunks presence on UAE’s shortlist of countries denied entry visas

Algeria’s foreign ministry has denied reports that the North African country is among 13 countries to whom the United Arab Emirates has temporalily suspended the issuance of entry visas. “Foreign media and social networks have relayed information claiming that Algeria was included in a document issued by an official body of the United Arab Emirates […]

November 27th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

The Kingdom of Bahrain will open a consulate general in the Moroccan city of Laayoune

“His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist Him, received on Thursday a phone call from His brother, HM Hamad Ben Issa Al Khalifa, King of the brotherly Kingdom of Bahrain. This call is part of the sincere fraternal relations and mutual esteem between the two Sovereigns and the two Royal Families, and reflects the […]

November 26th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Qatar intercepts two Bahraini coast guard vessels

Qatar Wednesday said it stopped and let go two Bahraini coast guard vessels which entered its territorial waters during drill. The interior ministry of the Gulf country in statement said it reached Bahrain’s operations room for explanation but to no avail. The captain of one vessel according to Qatari officials indicated that a mechanical difficulty […]

November 26th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Guerguarat: Saudi Council of Ministers reiterates support for measures taken by Morocco

Saudi Arabia has reiterated its support for the measures taken by Morocco to ensure free civil and commercial movement in the buffer zone of Guerguarat in the Moroccan Sahara. The Saudi Council of Ministers held this week under the chairmanship of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, condemned “any practices threatening free movement at this vital crossing […]

November 21st, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi Arabia raises minimum wage by 33 per cent

Saudi Arabia’s ministry of Human Resources and Social Development Wednesday ordered companies to pay SAR4,000 ($1,066) from SAR3,000 for Saudi employees, under the “Nitaqat” employment program, reports say. Per the new decision, a Saudi worker with a minimum salary of SR4,000 will be calculated as one worker in the Saudization program, Zawya reports. The new […]

November 19th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Qatar to host FIFA Club World Cup in February

FIFA, the world governing football body Tuesday said Qatar will host next year in February, Club World Cup, initially scheduled for December. “The FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020, which was originally scheduled for December, has been subject to the disruptive effect of the pandemic on the confederations’ continental club championships that serve as a […]

November 19th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Oman mulls plans to launch first satellite in 2024

Oman is looking to conquer the space in 2024 the Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology, Dr Said Bin Hamoud Al-Mawali said ahead of the country’s 50th National Day, reports say. “We have to address the role of the private sector to this effect, and establish a company to launch the first satellite in […]

November 17th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »