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Trump’s $110 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia faces hurdles at Senate

Three senators from both the Democrat and Republican parties introduced a joint resolution on Thursday, disapproving  a part of the deal that was signed by President Trump during his recent visit to Riyadh. The senators want to block the proposed sale of equipment and weapons systems used by the Royal Saudi Air Force, according to […]

May 26th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Yemen: UN demands investigation into attack against envoy

The United Nations denounced the attack on its envoy for war-torn Yemen whose convoy came under attack early this week in capital Sana’a while traveling from the airport to the UN compound. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed’s convoy was fired at Monday while heading to the UN compound in the Yemeni capital after his plane touched […]

May 26th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Bahrain: Riyadh endorses crackdown on Shiite protestors

Saudi Arabia through the voice of its foreign ministry Wednesday stood behind Bahrain following the death of five Shiite protestors in clashes with police, arguing that the security of the Sunnite-ruled Gulf State is an integral part of Saudi Arabia’s security. A source in the Saudi foreign ministry indicated that Riyadh supports the crackdown on […]

May 25th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iraq: German magazine accuses Iraqi forces of “despicable violations” under American nose

The Mosul war reporter of German magazine Der Spiegel has revealed that Iraqi forces trying to take back the Daech-held city of Mosul have been committing serious violations, including looting, executions, rape, and torture with the blessing of American soldiers. The war reporter, Ali Arkady, a German-Iraqi citizen accompanied Iraqi forces when the offensive to […]

May 25th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Qatar: Government vows to bring “hackers” to books

The government of Qatar Wednesday promised to track down those responsible for fake information on the state news agency’s channels attributed to the country’s Emir allegedly criticizing the US President and calling Iran a regional ‘super power’. Authorities of the gas-rich country have launched investigation into the incident, which has caused diplomatic row in the […]

May 25th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Saudi Arabia proposes OPEC output freeze extension

Reports are emerging that consultations between members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and 11 non-members of the organization are likely to reach a deal that would extend the freeze on their output to next year. The current agreement is expected to expire in June 2017 and the meeting to extend it will […]

May 24th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Bahrain: Diraz at the centre of security operation implementation, Interior ministry

After besieging the town of Diraz for the past couple of months, the Bahraini police began the implementation of security operation on the supporters of Ayatollah Isa Qassim. The supporters of the Shia cleric have been staging a sit-in protest in Diraz but the Interior Ministry claimed that the gathering has become “a haven for […]

May 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Trump calls for unity among nations, faith to vanquish terrorism

US President Donald Trump Sunday called for international cooperation between America and the Muslim world in the fight against terrorism, underscoring that terrorists do not worship God but death. “I ask you to join me, to join together, to work together, and to fight together, because united we will not fail… The path to peace […]

May 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: Foreign Minister slams Europe for sheltering terrorists

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates has rebuked Europe for providing shelter for terrorists, saying that European countries including UK, Germany and Italy are doing less in the fight against terrorism than Saudi Arabia. Terrorists for the Emirati top diplomat are more vocal in those European countries than in […]

May 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: Dubai police introduces first robot cop

Dubai police Sunday presented the world’s first Robocop capable of identifying crime and petty offenses. The Robocop was presented at the ongoing Gulf Information and Security Expo and Conference in Dubai. The Robocop, 170 centimetres tall and weighing 100 kilograms, is outfitted with built-in tablet device and built-in cameras. It will stream video to the […]

May 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

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