Chadian new leader seeks to bolster ties with Saudi Arabia

The leader of Chad’s Transitional Military Council, Gen. Mahamat Idriss Deby, has sent his diplomatic aide to the kingdom Saudi Arabia to bolster ties with the Gulf country. Chad’s top diplomat Mahamat Zene Cheri Thursday handed a written message to Read more

UAE-based Julphar relinquishes controlling stakes in Saudi-Arabia-headquartered Alpha Pharma

Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries Manufacturers, Julphar, based in the UAE, has announced it sold its 51 per cent stake in Alpha Pharma, a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Saudi Arabia, Zawya reports. The company announced the transaction to be completed in the Read more

Saudi Arabia bans poultry products from France to curtail flu virus contamination

Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has prohibited the import of poultry meat, table eggs, and their products from the French regions of Landes, Pyrenees-Atlantiques and Gers, reports say. The move according to the SFDA is made after reviewing a Read more

Italy protests against UAE after military aircraft denied passage over territory

Italy has summoned a UAE envoy to the European country to protest against the denial of the Emirati airspace to an Italian military jet carrying journalists attending a ceremony in Afghanistan. The Secretary-General of the Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Ettore Sequi, Read more