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UAE: Emaar to unwrap Middle East largest Chinatown in Dubai

Property developer group Emaar Wednesday announced it will erect in Dubai the Middle East largest Chinatown, at 10-minute drive from the mega city’s international airport. The future Chinatown will stretch on 6 km2 and will be located within the retail district of Dubai Creek Harbour. The announcement coincided with the state visit of Chinese President […]

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

Bahrain: space program paces up, first satellite expected in two years

Bahraini authorities are preparing the country’s first space engineer with 400 applications already received as the Gulf country projects to launch its first satellite into orbit in the next two years. Head of the country’s National Space Science Agency (NSSA), Kamal bin Ahmad who also doubles as Bahrain’s minister of transportation and telecommunications has indicated […]

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

Gulf Crisis: Jordan hints at normalization of ties with Qatar

Jordan has alluded to normalizing ties with Qatar after relations between the two countries were scaled down at the beginning of the ongoing diplomatic crisis opposing the tiny gas-rich country to its neighbors. Jordan’s labor minister Samir Murad on Tuesday in Doha qualified as “good” the relations between the two countries more than a year […]

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

UAE: Emirates adds flights to Lyon, Paris

Dubai-based Emirates has announced Wednesday that it will be servicing additional flights to France, two to Lyon and one to capital Paris. The decision is bringing the total number of flights per week from Dubai to Lyon from five to seven. The additional flight to Paris will shot up flights between Dubai and the French […]

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

Kuwait: Wataniya Airways places order for 25 Airbus aircraft

Kuwait’s Wataniya Airways has placed an order to buy 25 Airbus A320 Neon family jets. The deal was signed at the Farnborough International Airshow in England and was made public by Wataniya Airways’ exclusive aircraft provider Golden Falcon Aviation. The new 25 aircraft will add to another November 2017 agreement with the multinational air vehicle […]

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

Qatar: Qatar Airways signs up for five Boeing 777 freighters

Qatar’s national carrier Qatar Airways has sealed an acquisition deal of five Boeing 777 cargos for a cost put at $1.7 billion, Reuters reports. The deal was signed in England during Farnborough Airshow. The future delivery will add to already existing 13 Boeing 777 freighters and additional other two Boeing 744-8 freighters. The airline is […]

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

Iran: Washington dismisses EU plea for sanctions exemption

The United States has rejected the European Union’s plea to spare European companies from sanctions as the Trump ad-ministration tightens grip around Iran. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told European allies, in a letter, that the White House has rejected the plea and that the US would only make exemptions if they benefited US […]

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

Gulf Crisis: Emirati prince flees to Qatar over dispute with UAE ruler

An Emirati prince has sought asylum in Qatar, amid the ongo-ing diplomatic feud opposition the tiny Gulf country and its neighbors, after he fell out with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mo-hammad Bin Zayed. Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamad Al Sharqi, the second son of the Emir of Fujairah, one of the seven emirates that make up […]

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

Soccer World Cup: Russia hands baton to Qatar for 2022 tournament

Russia Sunday handed Qatar the mantle to host FIFA 2022 World Cup. Russian President Vladimir Putin in a ceremony in Moscow handed the relay baton to Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in the presence of FIFA President Gianni Infantino. “Russia is handing over the relay baton for hosting the FIFA World Cup to Qatar,” […]

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

KSA: Woman faces two-year prison sentence for hug-ging singer on stage

A Saudi woman, if indicted, faces up to two years in prison for coming up the stage to hug a pop singer during a concert in the city of Taief. The woman was arrested Friday by police and referred to the prosecution. An online video showed the woman, wearing an abaya, hug-ging Iraqi-Saudi singer Majid […]

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