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Emirates orders 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners & 50 A350 XWB at Dubai Airshow 2019

Dubai’s carrier Emirates has announced Wednesday a firm order for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a deal valued at $8.8 billion. Emirates CEO and Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum told reporters at the Dubai Airshow the agreement replaces a deal for the 777x aircraft. Emirates has earlier signed a purchase agreement for 50 […]

November 20th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: Flynas inks deals for ten A321 aircraft purchase

Saudi low cost airline Flynas has signed up for ten A321 aircraft as it embarks on expanding its routes across the kingdom and in and outside region. The new order will enable the airline to expand its destinations, the airline CEO Bandar al-Mohanna indicated. Flynas is planning to increase its market share in the increasing […]

November 20th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iran: UN calls for restraint in handling fuel price hike demonstrations

The UN office for human rights has expressed deep concern over reported violations of international norms and standards on the use of force in Iran and urged authorities to avoid use of violence against protesters that took to the street following a fuel price hike. Reports indicating that dozens of people have been killed in […]

November 20th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Human rights experts call for ‘paradigm shift’ on arbitrary detention in Qatar

A UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention which just concluded a 10-day visit to Qatar, where they interviewed more than 200 people who have been deprived of their liberty, urged the Gulf country to implement civil rights covenant and repeal a number of laws. “Detention is currently the general rule in cases such as debt, […]

November 15th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

A visa issuance e-portal to facilitate entry to Qatar

The Qatari Ministry of the Interior launched on November 11 an e-portal to issue visas for those wishing to visit the country. This platform, according to the Ministry, allows citizens from around the world to visit Qatar and attend the various events it hosts throughout the year. Speaking at a press conference,  Director of Visa […]

November 12th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

A Moroccan sacred best Arab inventor in Doha; 3 Moroccans earn medals at BIXPO 2019

Youssef Azzouzi, a young Moroccan won the title of best Arab inventor at the 11th season of the reality TV show “Stars of Science”, broadcast by Qatar Television, for his “Blood Flow Adjustment Stent. The young Moroccan’s invention, designed to help patients with congestive heart failure, received the support of the jury and the public’s […]

November 11th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: Sudan pulls out 10,000 troops

Sudan has repatriated 10,000 forces fighting alongside the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, reports say. The forces according to Deputy Head of the Sovereign Council of Sudan and the commander of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), General Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo have been back. It is unclear many troops Sudan has sent in the Middle East country […]

November 1st, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Abu Dhabi & Brasilia sign multiple agreements during president Bolsonaro’s first visit

The UAE and Brazil Sunday sealed several agreements in multiple areas including trade and security during President Jair Bolsonaro first visit to the Arab world. The agreements according to the Arab country’s state-run news agency WAM encompass customs cooperation, exchange of classified information, defence and trade. “Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and I witnessed the exchange […]

October 28th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: King Salman appoints new foreign minister in partial cabinet shake up

King Salman Wednesday conducted a partial cabinet reshuffle with the appointment of a new foreign minister less than one year after replacing Adel al-Jubeir. State-run news agency SPA said the monarch appointed Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud to replace Ibrahim al-Assaf named for the position in December in lieu of Jubeir. The new top Saudi diplomat […]

October 24th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Daughter of Iran’s ambassador to Russia dies in alleged suicide

Daughter of Iran’s ambassador to Russia died in unclear circumstances, with Russian media alleging the 28-year old woman committed suicide. Arifa Senaei, daughter of Mehdi Senaei threw herself from the ninth floor, hitting a car that killed her immediately, Russian Interfax news agency reported. The young woman, according to the agency, was suffering from depression. […]

October 24th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »