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Kuwait: 25,000 expats workers to be laid off in public sector in favor of citizens

Kuwait is mulling plans to lay off around 25,000 foreign workers in a move to create job opportunities for citizens. The plan in preparation was announced by parliamentary manpower committee chairman MP Khalil Al-Saleh who reportedly said the committee is planning to set up a timeline for layoff operation. “There is a plan to set […]

January 31st, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Mauritania: Defense ministry denies plans for construction of Emirati military base

Mauritania’s defense ministry Thursday debunked local media reports that the North African country will house an Emirati military base. The ministry in a statement said Mauritania has “brotherly relations with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) based on the principle of common interests and cooperation in all fields, including military cooperation.” The remark was relayed by […]

January 31st, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait: Former health minister gets seven-year jail sentence on public funds embezzlement charges

Ali Ubaidi, former health minister has sentenced to seven year in prison for squandering public funds in a case that dates back to 2018. Ubaidi was referred in 2018 to the court for ministers after an investigation accused the former health minister of hiring an insurance company to play the role of mediator and compete […]

January 29th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

India-Qatar: No cut down in gas price under long-term deal

Qatar, India’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplier, Monday said it will not reduce the price of gas under current and long-term deal as requested by New Delhi, reports say. Energy Minister Saad Sherida al-Kaabi who also doubles as head of Qatar Petroleum in a visit in the Indian capital, Delhi, said the tiny gas-rich […]

January 28th, 2020 | Posted in Energy,Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Saudi Arabia rules out visit to kingdom by Israeli passport holders

Saudi Arabia Monday opposed Israel’s authorization to holders of Israeli passports to visit the Gulf kingdom for religious or business purpose, in what appeared as most significant sign of warming ties between the two countries. Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan told CNN that Israelis are not welcome now in Saudi Arabia, home to Islam’s […]

January 27th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq: Iraqis stage one million march to demand US troops’ pullout

Tens of thousands of Iraqis have begun Friday flocking in capital Baghdad for a “million-strong march” called by popular cleric Moqtada Sadr who has demanded the withdrawal of US forces from the country following the assassination early this month of Iran’s top military commander Qassem Soleimani and the deputy leader of Iraqi Iran-backed paramilitary forces, […]

January 24th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: Merkel warns against new Syria

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Thursday urged the international community to work towards peace in Libya to avoid a new Syria; a ground for proxy war between regional actors. “We have to be very careful that what happened in Syria would not happen again in Libya,” Merkel said at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The […]

January 24th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Qatar U-20 team to take part in Arab Cup in Saudi Arabia

Qatar’s U-20 team joins next month 15 other nations to play the Arab Cup of the category to take place in Saudi Arabia amid ongoing diplomatic crisis opposing the tiny Gulf country and its neighbors led by Saudi Arabia. The competition scheduled from Feb 17 to Mar 5 is organized by the Arab Football Federation […]

January 23rd, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: MP for assassinated Soleimani’s hometown offers bounty for killing of Trump

An Iranian lawmaker for Kerman, the hometown of assassinated General Qassem Soleimani has offered to pay $3 million to anyone who kills US President Donald Trump who ordered early this month elimination of the Iranian top army commander. “On behalf of the people of Kerman province, we will pay a $3 million reward in cash […]

January 22nd, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Moncef Marzouki: Libyan Crisis Threatens Maghreb Stability

The explosive situation in Libya, torn by civil war with ISIS expanding quickly into chaos, threatens peace and stability of Maghreb countries, said Former Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki. Addressing the 11th Maghreb Forum held lately in Moroccan Atlantic coastal city of El Jadida, Mr. Marzouki said: “what is happening in Libya is not only a […]

January 20th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »