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Kuwait: Turkey-based Limak Holding wins bid for construction of KIA new terminal

Kuwait has assigned to Turkey-based Limak Holding the construction of Kuwait International Airport (KIA) new passenger terminal II meant to boost the airport capacity, Trade Arabia reports. Limak Holding will carry out the project with Kharafi National, a local Kuwaiti construction company, that was part of the Turkish company’s bid. The team won after bidding […]

February 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar, Chad Restore Diplomatic Ties

Qatar and Chad have decided to restore their diplomatic relations that were severed in August after the start of a Saudi-led blockade against Qatar. Qatar’s foreign ministry spokesperson, Lolwah al-Khater, said that both countries would return their ambassadors with immediate effect. The revival of diplomatic ties between Chad and Qatar is indicative of a waning […]

February 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar’s Commercial bank to pull out of Abu Dhabi-based UAB

Qatar’s third largest bank by assets, Commercial Bank, will soon make public the handover its 40 per cent stakes in Abu Dhabi-listed United Arab Bank (UAB) to Tabarak Investment, also based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in a deal anonymous sources say could be on record in the coming months. “The parties have agreed […]

February 21st, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

 Manila adamant to repatriate its illegal workers from Kuwait

Philippines authorities have announced they are looking to repatriate all their nationals living illegally in Kuwait, which has extended amnesty for residency violators. The ambassador of the Asian country to Kuwait told Kuwait Times that the mission has been receiving applications from hundreds of Filipinos seeking to return home voluntarily. “We have applications pouring every […]

February 21st, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Philippines’ President invited to Kuwait to solve standoff over Filipino workers

President Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines will be visiting Kuwait early March at the invitation of the Kuwaiti ruler to defuse the diplomatic tension, which emerged over Manila’s concerns about the situation of Filipino workers in the Gulf country. Duterte accepted Emir Sheikh-Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah’s invitation and the visit could take place during the first or […]

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

Saudi Arabia to Host its First Fashion Week

Saudi Arabia’s liberalization drive continues to bring surprises. Next March, the Kingdom will organize its first fashion week. The event overturns decades of draconian policies on arts and entertainment. It comes in a series of initiatives spearheaded by all-powerful Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman. After allowing women to drive, attend football games and opening cinema […]

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

KSA: Women allowed to start business without male guardian’s permission

Saudi women can now launch their own business and benefit from it without any consent from a male guardian, the ministry of commerce has announced as part of the policies to boost the private sector and women’s activities in the kingdom. “Women can now launch their own businesses and benefit from (governmental) e-services without having […]

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

Lebanon Ready to Ward off any Israeli Attack- Defense Minister

Lebanese Defense Minister Yaacoub Sarraf said his country was prepared to ward off any strikes by Israel on its territories. Sarraf made the strong-worded comment after Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, brandished remnant of Iranian drone saying that his country will act if necessary against Tehran and its proxies, including Lebanese Hezbollah militias. Sarraf told […]

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

Moscow dismisses claims Iran launched drone inside Israel

Russian deputy ambassador to Tel Aviv brushed off Israeli authorities’ claims that the drone which was destroyed last Saturday by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) was launched by Iran, saying that Iranians in Syria are not ‘insane’. Saturday the IDF brought down a drone – a replica of the American RQ-170, claiming it was launched […]

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

Pakistan Says Troops in Saudi Arabia will not be deployed outside the Kingdom

Pakistan has sent troops to Saudi Arabia on a training mission after it refrained to do so in the past years, but the Pakistani military clarifies that the troops will not be deployed in conflict zones outside the kingdom. Riyadh and Islamabad have been close allies for decades. The Saudis have been pressing Pakistan for […]

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