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Kuwait Seeks U.S. Sidewinder missiles

The Kuwaiti government has requested the purchase of 80 “AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Block II All-Up-Round Missiles” for $105 million, says the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency. The package also includes associated equipment, spare & repair parts, personnel training, technical assistance and logistical support. The Kuwaiti Air Force is modernizing its fighter aircraft to better support its […]

February 29th, 2012 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

MENA Challenge: Creating jobs for fast-growing young labor force

Over 15 million young people will enter the workforce over the next decade in the region of the Middle-East & North Africa, says latest forecast report of Ernst & Young. “The greatest challenge in the MENA region is to develop the non-oil economy and create jobs for the rapidly growing young labor force”, write the […]

February 29th, 2012 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Jerusalem Conference urges UN to shoulder responsibilities

The two-day international conference on Jerusalem held in Doha 26-27 Feb. has called on the UN and all its relevant institutions to shoulder their responsibilities towards Jerusalem and its people. The conference, which was attended by 350 personalities, government officials and experts from Arab, Islamic and foreign countries, urged the international community to act to […]

February 28th, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Washington Seeks Stronger Ties with Maghreb

U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has visited Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco (24-26 Feb.) to boost the U.S. longstanding relations and strategic partnership with Maghreb countries as the winds of changes and Arab Spring are sweeping across the whole region. The trip comes after new Islamist-led governments were formed in Morocco and Tunisia which was […]

February 27th, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen’s new president offers glimpse of hope

Yemeni people have elected Abdrabbo Mansour Hadi their new president who promises to set a new chapter in Yemen’s history. He was only one candidate in the election, viewed as a watershed event marking a new beginning for the battered country. The election of Mr. Hadi (66), who was vice-president of Yemen, comes after a […]

February 27th, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Oman to build $1bn medical city

The oil-rich sultanate of Oman is planning to build a $ 1bn medical city with help of the U.S. Apex Medical group. The medical city, to be built on a 800,000 sq m site, will consist of a multi-specialty 530-bed hospital, a transplant & dialysis centre, a rehabilitation centre and medical & diagnostic centre. This […]

February 24th, 2012 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iraq: at least 48 people killed deadly blasts

At least 48 people were killed and dozens wounded in a series of car bombings, shootings and suicide-attacks that rocked Thursday several regions of Iraq. These deadly coordinated attacks, which raised fears that the country could slip back into chaos and sectarian violence, targeted security forces deployed in checkpoints mainly in Shiites zones. There were […]

February 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Riyadh appoints its first Ambassador to Baghdad since 1990

Saudi Arabia has named its first ambassador to Iraq in more than two decades, a diplomatic move destined to mend a tumultuous and strained relationship since Saddam Hussein invaded neighboring Kuwait. “For the first time since 1990, the Saudis have named an ambassador to Iraq,” Iraqi foreign minister Hoshiyar Zebari said, stressing that the Saudi […]

February 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE launches its 4th navy corvette

The United Arab Emirates navy has received its fourth corvette made by the Abu Dhabi Ship Building under an ambitious program destined to boost the capacities of the UAE navy forces. Dubbed “Mezyad”, this multipurpose missile vessel, part of the “Baynunah Corvette Class Program”, has a speed of 34.5 miles per hour and has a […]

February 21st, 2012 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Besieged Gaza to Get electricity from Egypt

Egyptian government has agreed to supply the occupied Palestinian Gaza Strip with 5 megawatt of power starting next week in a bid to help solve the electricity crisis hitting hard the besieged coastal enclave. The Egyptian offer comes amid plummeting temperatures in Gaza as Palestinians are enduring frequent power cuts 12 hours a day. Gaza’s […]

February 21st, 2012 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »