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Oman: New ruler rearranges national anthem, removes name of predecessor

Oman’s new monarch Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Thursday made changes to the national anthem which contains the name and praises of his predecessor, Sultan Qaboos who died in January. State-run news agency said the new ruler issued a decree amending Annex 3 of the law pertaining to the state flag, emblem and national anthem. Lyrics, […]

February 21st, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Saudi Arabia prevents Qatari health minister from attending GCC meeting on Coronavirus

Saudi Arabia, Thursday prevented Qatar’s minister of health Hanan Alkuwari from attending a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) ministerial meeting on preventive measures for deadly coronavirus, The New Arab reports. Qatar’s foreign ministry on Tweeter lambasted the denial and accused the kingdom of “politicizing a humanitarian sector that requires close collaboration and coordination due to the […]

February 21st, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Coronavirus: Iraq takes travels precautions to and from Iran due to confirmed cases

Iraq Thursday closed its borders with Iran and suspended issuances of visas to Iranians until further notice after the Islamic Republic Wednesday confirmed five cases of coronavirus including two deaths. The closure of the border crossings will be reinforced for three days, Anadolu reports. However imports from Iran into Iraq will continue and Iraqis coming […]

February 21st, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: Two Iranians die of Coronavirus in Qom

Iran Wednesday announced first cases of deadly coronavirus after two citizens tested positive died in the holy Shiite city of Qom. “Two Iranians, who tested positive earlier today for new coronavirus, died of respiratory illness,” head of the city’s University of Medical Sciences told Mehr news agency. Kianoush Jahanpour, a spokesman at the health ministry […]

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

Oman: 40-day mourning period of Sultan Qaboos ended Wednesday

Oman marked Wednesday the end of the 40-day mourning of Sultan Qaboos bin Said bin Taimour who passed away on January 10. A decree by the Royal Court imposed the mourning period during which all musical performances across the Sultanate were banned and several other events cancelled. The order also instructed the national flag to […]

February 20th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Lebanon: National Carrier reverses decision to accept only US dollar

Lebanon’s national carrier, Middle East Airlines (MEA), Sunday scraped its decision to only receive US dollars for the payment of flights tickets in response to collapsing national currency, the Lebanese pound, amid struggling economy. The state-owned news agency indicated that “from Monday, Middle East (Airlines) and other airline companies operating in Lebanon will only accept […]

February 17th, 2020 | Posted in Finance,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Amidst protection challenges, Eastern Route outpaces Mediterranean for people leaving Africa

A monthly average of 11,500 people traveling from the Horn of Africa to Yemen last year made the so-called Eastern Route the busiest maritime migration path on earth, the UN migration agency said on Friday. Most are unaware of the security situation in Yemen where they face serious protection concerns, including active fighting, or abuses […]

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

Ivanka Trump Commends Morocco’s Efforts to Empower Women

Ivanka Trump, adviser to the president of the United States, commended, Sunday in Dubai, Morocco’s efforts in the field of women’s empowerment. Speaking at the opening session of the “Global Women’s Forum 2020”, Ivanka Trump said Morocco has succeeded in recent years in “introducing important legislative reforms that serve the interests of women and increase […]

February 17th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE: Health ministry confirms eighth coronavirus case

The UAE ministry of health and prevention has confirmed the eighth case of deadly coronavirus which has already caused over 1,000 death in China, the country of origin. The case is that of an Indian national who had interacted with a recently diagnosed person, reports say adding that Sunday authorities announced the recovery of a […]

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

Abu Dhabi Hosts 10th World Urban Forum

The Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF 10) kicked off Sunday in Abu Dhabi with the participation of 168 countries. Held on the theme “Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation”, the forum is convened by UN-Habitat. Six Dialogues Sessions at the WUF10 will take stock of emerging innovative approaches and practices in […]

February 10th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »