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KSA/UK: Prince Abdullah promises to make Sheffield United fans happy

Prince Abdullah Bin Mosaad Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Thursday vowed to make Sheffield United fans happy and bring the club to the middle Premier League table, after a court ruling this week made him full owner of the club after court battle with co-owner Kevin McCabe. Making his first public appearance after the Monday court-ruling, […]

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

Security Council: No consensus on ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib

The UN Security Council on Thursday failed to reach consensus on either of two competing resolutions on a cessation of hostilities in Idlib, Syria, the last province in the war-torn nation that is still largely held by rebel forces. Belgium, Germany and Kuwait tabled a draft proposing a humanitarian ceasefire, which garnered 12 out of […]

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

Tunisia’s ex-president Ben Ali dies in exile

Tunisia’s ex-president Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali passed away in exile in Saudi Arabia on Thursday. According to his family’s lawyer, Mounir Ben Salha, funeral will take place on Friday in Saudi Arabia. However, a source from the Tunisian Prime Minister’s office told state-run news agency TAP that a request to have deposed president Zine El […]

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

Iran: Trump says poised to issue visa to President Rouhani to attend UN meetings

US President Donald Trump has said “if it were up to him, he would issue visa to President Hassan Rouhani and foreign minister to attend the UN General Assembly opening next week, after Iran said Washington has not yet provided visa to Iranian officials. President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s attendance in […]

September 19th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Tunisia: two outsiders to contest presidential runoff

In Tunisia, law professor and political outsider Kais Saied is leading the country’s presidential polls, the electoral commission said. Sunday election is the country’s second free vote for head of state since the 2011 Arab Spring. According to the provisional results released by the electoral commission, ISIE, Kais Saied secured 18.9 percent on Monday night, […]

September 18th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Rabat & London Hold Second Strategic Dialogue Meeting to Bolster Multiform Partnership

Morocco and the United Kingdom convened on Tuesday in Rabat their 2nd strategic dialogue meeting to enhance further bilateral political, economic, security and cultural relations. The session was opened by Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and the Moroccan delegation was led by Junior Foreign Minister Mounia Boucetta, while the British delegation was headed by Minister for […]

September 18th, 2019 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi consulate in Istanbul, scene of Khashoggi’s assassination, secretly sold

Saudi Arabia has ‘secretly’ sold its consulate building in Istanbul where journalist and critic of Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, Jamal Khashoggi was killed and chopped last year. The four-story building has been sold to an unknown buyer for third of the market price, local media reports. Saudi Arabia, which has not communicated on the […]

September 18th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Attack on Saudi facilities risks dragging Yemen into ‘regional conflagration’ – UN Envoy

Attacks against oil facilities in Saudi Arabia over the weekend, claimed by rebel fighters in Yemen, are a sign that the war-torn country could be drawn into even greater conflict, the top United Nations official there told the Security Council on Monday. Special Envoy Martin Griffiths said there is “no time to waste” in ending […]

September 17th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait: Government beefs up security at key installation after spotting unidentified drone

Kuwait has taken security measures around key installations after it said it spotted an unidentified drone over capital following drone attacks on regional ally, Saudi Arabia. Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak held Monday an emergency security meeting with senior security officials in the country over regional tensions, Gulf Times reports, Tensions in the region further […]

September 17th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Saudi Arabia: IPO of Aramco risks delays after Houthi attacks on oil facilities

Saudi authorities are mulling plans to delay the Initial Public Offering of the oil company Aramco after the Iran-backed Houthi rebels attacked two oil facilities in the kingdom, causing disruption oil production, AFP reports citing unnamed sources. The Initial Public Offering, IPO, of the company is set for November but sources close to the financial […]

September 17th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »