Saturday, February 24, 2018

GCC LATEST

Iran: Cop floors defiant woman refusing to wear hijab

 This is the moment an Iranian woman is pushed by a police officer as she protests against the mandatory wearing of the hijab. The woman,...

Saudi Arabia seeks to become a tourist destination

Gazing at a shimmering salt pan below, a group of first-time Saudi hikers descended craggy slopes into a volcanic crater, part of a hidden...

Arrest in Kuwait murder of Filipina maid

By AFPOne of the two main suspects in the murder of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait this...

New: Samsung’s Galaxy S9 ‘iPhone X killer’

Samsung’s new device will be the company’s first response since the launch of the iPhone X in November. The Korean firm has already teased...

Tesla car of the future?

What are the pros and cons of buying an electric car? In Europe, electric and hybrid cars account for about 5% of new vehicle sales....

US to open Jerusalem embassy in May for Israel’s 70th anniversary

By AFPThe US announces a May date for the relocation of its embassy to Jerusalem, a disputed city holy to three major religionsThe United States...

Saudi, UAE, Qatari leaders to visit US President Trump in March,...

By ReutersWASHINGTON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Senior Saudi, Emirati and Qatari leaders will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in the next couple of months,...

Dubai: Resort that cost $1.5 BILLION to build set to open

Work on the Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences started more than four years ago and it is expected to welcome guests in late 2019. Renderings...

Dubai property slump to continue: S&P

By AFPA three-year downturn in Dubai's property market will likely continue until at least 2020, Standard & Poor's said Tuesday, citing low oil prices, the...

Fugitive Bahrain militants die at sea fleeing to Iran

By ReutersDUBAI, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Three suspected Bahraini militants wanted on terrorism charges died at sea in unexplained circumstances this month and another...

Djibouti seizes control of Dubai owned sea terminal

By Associated PressDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Djibouti has seized control of a container terminal run by Dubai-based port operator DP World, the latest...

Bahrain rights activist jailed for five years for “insulting” tweets

By Reuters DUBAI, Feb 21 (Reuters) - A Bahraini human rights activist was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday for criticising Saudi Arabia's air...

Stay updated with the latest INSIDER news for the Gulf

Enter your e-mail address to receive essential weekly updates. We WON'T SPAM, that's a PROMISE!