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Egypt loans national carrier EgyptAir $191m to finance external debt

Egypt has approved a financing request of EGP 3 billion (about $191 million) by national carrier EgyptAir to be used to pay external debt, reports say. The Central Bank of Egypt will release the funds in form of loan, state-run Ahram online reports. EgyptAir, which resumed flying from July 1st after several months of hiatus […]

September 30th, 2020 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah takes over as Kuwait’s Emir after 91-year old ruler passed away

A council of ministers Tuesday named Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah the new ruler of the Gulf country after ailing leader Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah has died. Kuwait Tuesday announced the death of its leader Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah. The 91-year old had returned to his Gulf country after […]

September 30th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Diaa Sabia makes history to become first ever Israeli footballer to sign in Arab league

Dubai-based Al Nasr soccer team has signed Diaa Sabia, the first Israeli player to sign for an Arab club, as fruit of normalization between the Gulf country and Israel. 27-year old attacking midfielder signed a two-year contract deal, the Emirati club announced on Twitter. Sabia is joining his new team from China where he signed […]

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

US Defense secretary expected in Algeria on Thursday as part of Maghreb tour

US Defense Secretary Mark Thomas Esper will land Thursday in Algeria as part of a region tour to deepen security cooperation with Maghreb countries mainly in the fight against extremist groups. Esper, reports say, will meet with President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and discussion will revolve around security cooperation and regional threats by extremist groups. Last visit […]

September 29th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE: Prominent poet barred from traveling over position on normalization with Israel

A high-profile Emirati poet and former diplomat has said authorities have banned her from traveling out of the country in an apparent connection with her opposition to normalization with Israel. Dhabiya Khamis Al-Muhairi on a Facebook post said she has been prevented from boarding a Cairo-bound flight at Dubai international port. “I am Emirati writer […]

September 28th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

US threatens to shut down embassy in Baghdad over rocket attacks

The US has threatened Iraq to close down its embassy in capital Baghdad unless rocket attacks against the mission stop. The threat was made recently by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a telephone conversations with President Barham Salih and Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Anadolu news agency reports. Two Iraqi officials, the agency also […]

September 28th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Sahara: UN warns Polisario against blocking traffic at Morocco’s southern crossing point of Guerguerat

The UN Chief has called on the Algeria-backed separatist group of Polisario to cease and avoid blocking traffic flow at the southern Moroccan Guerguerat crossing point on the borders with Mauritania. The United Nations is “aware of the appeals” launched by the Polisario and its thugs for staging “new demonstrations” in Guerguerat buffer zone to […]

September 28th, 2020 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syrian crisis: Washington announces $720 million humanitarian aid

The United States announced on Thursday it would provide more than $720 million in humanitarian assistance for the response to the crisis in Syria. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun made the announcement on Syria at an event on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. He said the money would go […]

September 25th, 2020 | Posted in Finance,Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE decrees equal pay for men, woman in private sector

Women and men doing same work in the private sector in the UAE, will get same salary, a decree signed by the President of the Gulf country Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has ordered. The decree notes that the wages or salaries will no longer be determined by gender but by market standards. The […]

September 25th, 2020 | Posted in Finance,Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Oman prepares dress code law to crackdown on immodest dress

Oman is drafting a dress code including jail terms and fines to punish “unethical” dress in capital Muscat. The law, being drafted by the Muscat municipality, will cover public areas in the capital, after complaints from shoppers about immodest dress, Omani daily Shabiha reports. The law will ban sleeveless shirts, mini-skirts, and shorts in public […]

September 25th, 2020 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »