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Khashoggi Case: Trump believes Saudi journalist murdered, vows “very severe” consequences

U.S. President Donald Trump Thursday embraced international concerns that the Saudi journalist and critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman was murdered after he entered the Saudi consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul on October 2, saying that the crime will meet “very severe” consequences if it is confirmed. Speaking to reporters at […]

October 19th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Sahara: Gulf Countries Support Morocco’s Territorial Integrity at UN 4th Committee Debates

The Gulf countries have renewed their strong support to Morocco’s territorial integrity and sovereignty over the Sahara before the fourth Committee of the UN General Assembly. Member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait & Oman) have all welcomed Morocco’s autonomy plan for the Sahara, describing it as […]

October 19th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

China’s Huawei to help provide 5G to KSA

China’s global telecommunication company Huawei will provide its expertise to provide Saudi Arabia with 5G after the kingdom’s telecom entity ties up with the Chinese giant on a five-year plan. The plan dubbed Network 2023 will enable Huawei “to assist Mobily with its 4.5G to 5G evolution, and its target network planning (including spectrum and […]

October 18th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA-Turkey: Trump denies giving Riyadh cover in Khashoggi’s case

U.S. President Donald Trump Wednesday denied he is giving Saudi Arabia protection in the alleged killing of Saudi critical journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who, according to Turkish media, was tortured and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The journalist went missing following his visit to the Saudi consulate on October 2 for some paperwork. President […]

October 18th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Veteran UN Syria Envoy to step down, pledges to work ‘until the last hour’ for peace

The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, told the Security Council on Wednesday that he is stepping down at the end of next month, after four years and four months on the job Staffan de Mistura, said that he had been discussing with the Secretary-General his desire to move on “for purely personal reasons”. “I […]

October 18th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi Defense Ministry Denies high-level military meeting with Israel

The Saudi Defense Ministry has lambasted Israeli media that the Chief of Staff of the Saudi army held talks with his Israeli counterpart during a top military conference in the U.S. early this week. A source who did not want to be named told the kingdom’s state-run news agency SPA that general Fayyad bin Hamed […]

October 18th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Top UN rights official urges transparent probe into Saudi Journalist’s disappearance

The top United Nations human rights official has called on Saudi Arabia and Turkey to “reveal everything they know” about the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. The Saudi journalist and critic of the Kingdom has not been seen since he visited his country’s consulate in Istanbul on October 2 at noon, Michelle Bachelet said in a […]

October 17th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE: Mexico waives visa for Emiratis

Emiratis will no longer need a visa to travel to Mexico after the Central American country removed visa requirements. An agreement signed this week between the two countries exempt citizens of both countries with regular UAE and Mexican passports from visa requirements. UAE ambassador to Mexico Ahmed Hatem Al Menhali signed the agreement on behalf […]

October 17th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: One military Officer arrested in connection to September deadly attack

The Iranian judiciary has referred a military officer to authorities over his alleged conspiracy with attackers who killed at least 25 people during a parade near the Iraqi border last September. The officer, whose name has not been revealed, was arrested after eleven soldiers were summoned, according to Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ejei, spokesman for the judiciary. […]

October 15th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar Reaffirms support for Morocco’s Sovereignty over the Sahara

Qatar reiterated its stand in support of Morocco’s territorial integrity stressing that any settlement of the Shara issue should be found through dialogue in a way that safeguards Morocco’s sovereignty over the Sahara. Qatar reaffirmed its stand on the Sahara issue at the UN’s 4th committee meeting where Qatari representative expressed support for the efforts […]

October 15th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »