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Qatar airways defers 2020, 2021 orders for aircraft owing to covid-19 adverse impact

Qatar’s national carrier, Qatar Airway, Wednesday it will not acquire new aircrafts this and next and has informed Airbus and Boeing to defer the delivery as result of fallout from covid-19, reports say. The airline’s Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker in an interview of Sky News said he has informed the two global leading aircraft makers. […]

June 18th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Oman hires Microsoft to improve Omani youth’s skills in emerging technologies

Microsoft Corporation will collaborate with Oman’s National Youth Council (NYC) to upgrade Omani youth’s skill in emerging technologies, Trade Arabia reports. The Washington-based tech giant will organize Youth Tech Bootcamp during which students and working professionals will have the opportunity to get hands on trainings and harness technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet […]

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

Kuwait: Three officials arrested for causing millions of losses for civil aviation industry

Three Kuwaiti officials have been nabbed over allegations that they caused the loss of $25 million for the civil aviation industry. The officials, whose identity has not been revealed, were arrested following a complaint by the Minister of State for Services Affairs, Mubarak Al-Haris, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) reports. They have been charged with “job […]

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

Rare Doha-Cairo coordination enables repatriation of Egyptian expats 

A group of Egyptian nationals who were stranded in Qatar amid the covid-19 pandemic have returned home after both countries, mired in a diplomatic row, agreed to coordinate the repatriation operation. A group of 174 Egyptians arrived in Egypt on Sunday on board national carrier Egypt Air, from Oman to comply with Cairo’s ban on […]

June 16th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait bans recruitment of expats in Petroleum Corporation

Kuwait announced Wednesday non-Kuwaitis will no longer be hired in the Gulf country’s Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and its subsidiaries for the remainder of the year till next year. Minister of Oil, Acting Minister of Electricity and Water, Khaled Al-Fadhel, unveiled the policy Wednesday during a parliamentary committee session. Fadhel also indicated that the number […]

June 11th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE-based TPAY MOBILE acquires Turkey’s Payguru

UAE-based Fintech company TPAY MOBILE has acquired Payguru, a leading Turkish digital payment service provider as part of its expansion plan. The value of the transaction has not been disclosed but the Middle East’s leading Merchant Acquirer, Digital Payment Enabler, said it extends its footprints in the region and continues its diversification into new business […]

June 11th, 2020 | Posted in Finance,Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Dubai-based DIFC invests in four Fintech startups

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has injected funds into four fintech startups, with its fintech fund. The ventures include FlexxPay, a cloud-based B2B FinTech employee benefits platform allowing instant access to earned income; and Go Rise, a start-up building a holistic and seamless financial services platform for 250 million global migrants, helping them get access […]

June 8th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Etihad Airways to resume flights to 20 cities from June 10

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways will resume flights to 20 cities across the world after Emirati authorities opened airports for commercial flights. The regular flights will connect the capital Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt, Geneva, Jakarta, Karachi, Kuala Lumpur, London, Madrid, Manila, Melbourne, Milan, Paris, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Zurich. Transfer connections […]

June 4th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: Amid spike in COVID-19 cases, UNICEF airlifts in badly needed health supplies

A plane chartered by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) landed at Sana’a airport on Saturday with lifesaving supplies to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in conflict-torn Yemen. The UN agency said that the supplies include a range of medical assistance including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) items such as aprons, boots, facemasks and gloves for […]

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

Qatar debunks exit from GCC rumors amid regional isolation

Qatar has branded “incorrect and baseless” rumors that it is planning to leave the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) as the diplomatic feud with Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain will be three-year old next month. “Reports claiming that Qatar is considering leaving the GCC are wholly incorrect and baseless,” Qatar’s assistant foreign minister Lolwah al-Khater told […]

May 29th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »