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UAE: Milan-based Preatoni Real Estate completes Dubai Star skyscraper

The Italian group Preatoni Real Estates has announced the completion of the Dubai Star skyscraper after taking over from the initial developer in 2014 after the project came to a standstill. Dubai Star, a 45-storeybuilding located at the upmarket Jumeriah Lakes Towers (JLT) cluster L, came to a grinding halt in 2014 after completion of […]

January 8th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Thailand/KSA: Saudi embassy rejects claims it requested deportation 18-year old woman seeking asylum

The Saudi embassy in Bangkok has denied reports that it requested the deportation of the Saudi young women seeking asylum in the Asian country after running away from her parents during holidays in Kuwait. “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has not asked for her extradition. The embassy considers this issue a family matter,” the embassy […]

January 8th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iran: ‘U.S requested talks’ – Supreme leader’s close aid

A close aid of Iran’s Supreme leader Monday said he was approached in December during a visit in Afghanistan by US officials in view of talks with Teheran after tensions between the two countries has grown exponentially, reports say. “During my visit to Kabul last month, the Americans … asked to hold talks,” Ali Shamkhani, […]

January 8th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE: Emaar to replace Sean Connolly with new concept at its rooftop Dubai Opera restaurant

Emaar Hospitality Group will replace “in due course” the Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera restaurant with a new concept, Dubai-based Arabian Business reports. “We can confirm that the brand ‘Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera’ will be replaced in due course,” a spokesperson for the group told the media. “The venue will operate an exciting new […]

January 7th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Kuwait: Four newspapers suspend publication and circulation over competition from digital media

Four Kuwaiti newspapers have gone off of shelves as they grapple with competition from online media and economic hardship, reports say. The newspapers are Al-Qabas, Al-Rai, Al-Anbaa and Al-Jarida. “This is a 100 percent economic decision aimed at cutting cost,” Al Qabas chief editor Waleed Al-Nisf was quoted as saying by the Kuwaiti state-run news […]

January 7th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Egypt: Police officer killed as team defuses bomb planted in Coptic Church in Cairo

An Egyptian police officer died Saturday in an explosion as a police defense tried to dismantle outside a Coptic Church on the outskirt of capital Cairo, report say. The blast took place in Nasr City on the edge of Cairo and wounded two additional officer, a security source said. The botched bomb attack took place […]

January 7th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE: Radisson Hotel Group launches two hotels capital Abu Dhabi

Radisson Hotel Group’s Radisson Blu brand has opened two hotels; Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi Corniche and Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort Al Ain. The move according to the group is motivated by the standing of Abu Dhabi as a flourishing destination “with significant investment going into demand generators for the tourism sector […]

January 4th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Oman: Norwegian DNO ASA hand over Block 8 operation

DNO Oman Block 8 Limited, the subsidiary of the Norwegian firm DNO ASA has handed over its stakes in the operation and participation of Block 8 to the Sultanate of Oman’s Ministry of Oil and Gas (MOG) and state-owned Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production LLC (OOCEP) as expiration of commercial term of the exploration […]

January 4th, 2019 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Giant leisure complex to emerge in Riyadh

Saudi Entertainment Ventures Company (Seven) will fund the construction of a giant leisure complex in capital Riyadh as part of the kingdom’s efforts to “boost the leisure sector, reports say. Seven according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) is planning the project that will feature a distinctive modern design and will be equipped for sports […]

January 4th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iraq: US troops to relocate temporarily in northern region as part of withdraw from Syria

US troop scheduled to leave Syria will briefly relocate in the Northern part of Iraq, a top officer of the Iraqi army has said. The forces “will withdraw through Erbil, not areas controlled by Iraq’s [Baghdad] central government,” Major General Yahya Rasul said. Last month, US President Donald Trump announced the pullout of all American […]

January 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »