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Oman mulls plans to launch first satellite in 2024

Oman is looking to conquer the space in 2024 the Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology, Dr Said Bin Hamoud Al-Mawali said ahead of the country’s 50th National Day, reports say. “We have to address the role of the private sector to this effect, and establish a company to launch the first satellite in […]

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

Syrian veteran top diplomat passes away

Syria has announced the death of its foreign minister and faithful to embattled President Bashar al-Assad. Walid al-Moalem, 79, according to the Syrian government died today Monday and will be buried later on Monday in Damascus. The Syrian government did not disclose the cause of death but Moalem reportedly had for years been in poor […]

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

Libya to hold presidential elections Dec. 24, 2021

Libya will hold its presidential election next year on December 24 to elect a democratic central authority after years of chaos that erupted in the wake of NATO intervention in 2011.The Acting Head of the UN mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Stephanie Williams made the announcement late last week during the Libyan dialogue forum in Tunis. […]

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

Dubai police debunks reports of arrest of two Israelis for photographing government building

Police in Dubai, UAE, have denied media reports of the arrest of two Israelis arrested Sunday for photographing a government building. “Dubai Police denied that two Israelis are being detained in Dubai and dismissed the rumours as incorrect,” the police media office said on Twitter. The reaction came following several media reports of the alleged […]

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

Russia to establish naval base in Sudan

Russia Wednesday indicated that it reached a draft deal with Sudan to build a naval base on the Red Sea coast of the African country. President Vladimir Putin is yet to rubber-stamp the deal, Middle East Monitor, MEMO, reports. Per the draft agreement, the future base will be able to accommodate up to 300 soldiers […]

November 13th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Netherlands arrest man allegedly behind shots fired at Saudi embassy

Dutch police have arrested a man suspected to be linked with multiple gunshots that were fired at the Saudi embassy in the city of Hague, The Guardian reports. The suspect, 40-year old was nabbed at Zoetermeer, 10 miles (16km) from The Hague, about eight hours after the shooting at 6am, following investigations. Police also seized […]

November 13th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Morocco deploys army to Guerguerate to secure border crossing

After it observed restraint in the face of the repeated provocations of the Algeria-backed Polisario in Guerguarate crossing point, Morocco decided to deploy the army to secure its border with Mauritania.   Morocco announced Friday that Royal Armed Forces (FAR) set up, on the night of Thursday to Friday, a security cordon in order to […]

November 13th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Bomb attack at French-organized World War I commemoration event In Jeddah

An improvised explosive device (IED) went off injuring four people at a World War I commemoration ceremony organized by the French embassy in the Saudi port city of Jeddah. The French foreign ministry reportedly in a statement condemned the incident. “The annual ceremony commemorating the end of World War I at the non-Muslim cemetery in […]

November 12th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Bahrain names new Prime Minister in replacement of late Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al Khalifa

Bahrain ruler Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa has appointed Crown Prince Salman al-Khalifa as the new Premier of the country following the death of Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al Khalifa who died in the U.S at age of 84. The appointment made through a decree took effect immediately. The Gulf country Wednesday announced the […]

November 12th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Bahraini Prime Minister dies in US clinic at 84

Bahrain’s Premier, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa passed away today Wednesday in the U.S where he had been hospitalized in a clinic. The 84-year old royal died at Mayo Clinic Hospital, in Minnesota, this morning, the country’s state-run news agency reported. The Gulf country has not revealed the cause of the death. Prince Khalifa […]

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