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Saudi Arabia, UAE launch 44 joint projects in economy, military

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on Thursday, announced a new alliance of joint economic development and military strategy through 44 projects, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Qatar approves draft law on permanent residency card for foreigners

Qatar has approved a draft law on permanent residency card for non-Qataris, the Qatar News Agency (QNA) said on Thursday.

Qatar bans goods from Saudi, UAE

Qatar has ordered shops to remove goods originating from a group of Saudi Arabian-led countries which a year ago imposed a wide-ranging boycott on the emirate, Doha officials said Saturday.

Manchester City chairman expects more under ‘relentless’ Pep Guardiola

The chairman of English Premier League champions Manchester City is confident the club will reach even greater heights under the “relentless” Pep Guardiola despite having just completed a record-breaking season.

Saudi Arabia ‘to release 1,000 Ethiopian prisoners’

Saudi Arabia has agreed to release 1,000 Ethiopian nationals who have been in prison in the Gulf state for a variety of offences, Ethiopian state-affiliated media said.

UAE President pardons 935 prisoners ahead of Ramadan

The President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on Monday ordered the release of 935 prisoners ahead of the upcoming holy fasting month of Ramadan, UAE state news agency WAM reported.

Kuwait to regulate employment of Philippines domestic workers

Kuwait and the Philippines agreed measures on Friday to regulate the employment of domestic workers from the Southeast Asian country, following a diplomatic row amid reports of abuse.

Kuwait: Not resolving GCC crisis is destructive to region

Kuwait's deputy foreign minister said the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member-states were determined to resolve the ongoing crisis in the Gulf because not doing so would be destructive to the region, the official KUNA news agency reported on Tuesday.

Somalia warns Dubai Ports World against violating its sovereignty

Somalia's foreign minister said Dubai state-owned port operator DP World should reconsider its contract with the breakaway region of Somaliland and work with federal authorities so the East African country's sovereignty is not violated.

UAE stops training Somalia’s military after cash seizure

The United Arab Emirates says it will end its military training mission to Somalia after an incident that saw its soldiers assaulted and $9.6 million seized at an airport in Mogadishu.

Saudi’s King Salman attacks Donald Trump over Israel embassy move

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has criticised Donald Trump's decision to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Chemical probe to begin in Syria after Western strikes

International inspectors were to begin work Sunday at the site near Damascus of an alleged chemical attack that prompted an unprecedented wave of Western strikes against Syria's regime.

CONMEBOL asks FIFA to expand World Cup to 48 teams in 2022

CONMEBOL, South America's football confederation, has implored FIFA to increase the number of nations competing at the 2022 World Cup from 32 to 48.

US special counsel probes consulting firm linked to UAE

US special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating a private consulting firm established in Israel and is linked to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Wall Street Journal reported.

Kuwait court sentences couple to death in Filipina maid’s murder

A court in Kuwait has sentenced a Lebanese man and his Syrian wife to death by hanging over the murder of their Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in the Gulf state earlier this year.

Bahrain makes largest oil discovery in its history

Bahrain on Sunday announced it has discovered the largest oil and gas field in the history of the small kingdom, which unlike its Gulf neighbours is not energy-rich.

Qatar launches new five-year development plan in face of blockade

Qatar has launched a five-year development plan that focuses on making the Gulf nation more self-reliant in the face of a boycott by other countries in the region.

Reports: Emails show UAE-linked lobbying effort to oust Rex Tillerson

Leaked emails show that a businessman with ties to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) tried to convince US President Donald Trump to fire Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for not supporting the UAE-backed blockade of Qatar, the BBC reported.

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