Thursday 24 April 2014

Kuwait MPs seek to question prime minister

Three Kuwaiti lawmakers filed a request on Thursday to question the prime minister in parliament over housing and rising rents, in a sign of renewed political tensions in the country. It is the second time members of parliament have moved against Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah


Reconya targets UAE for Germany, Malta residency service

Reconya, an advisory specialising in residence and citizenship planning in Europe, is targeting expatriates living in the UAE to provide a seamless and licensed residency service. The company sees  good opportunity in the UAE with a growing number of expats looking for a saf


Oman's population tops 4 million

Oman's population has almost doubled over the past decade and has now crossed the four million mark, a report quoting official statistics said. The total population of Oman had reached 4,000,345 as of April 2. Citizens constituted 55.8 per cent of the population with a total


Qatar ‘needs to implement deal’

The return of Bahraini, Saudi, UAE ambassadors to Doha depends on Qatar’s implementation of an accord signed in Riyadh on November 23, Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa has said. The GCC foreign ministers’ meeting held in Riyadh recen


GCC countries urged to draw up Nato-like pact

The GCC countries were yesterday (April 23) urged to draw up a Nato-like joint strategy to deal with mounting challenges and deter threats. "The GCC states have failed to date to approve a joint strategic concept of deterrent and balancing force," Bahrain’s His Ma


GCC union a necessity says Bahrain PM

Bahrain’s Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday (April 23) urged speeding up the implementation of the proposed GCC union. He was receiving, in the presence of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and Fir


Bahrain eGovt forum ends with 5,000 delegates

The Bahrain International eGovernment Forum 2014 ended yesterday (April 23) with more than 5,000 delegates and 67 leading speakers taking part in the seventh edition of the event. The forum  was held under the patronage of Deputy Prime Minister and Supreme Committee for Info


Bahrain expels Sistani 'representative'

Bahrain has expelled a prominent religious figure on Wednesday, accusing him of acting as a representative of influential Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani without permission. A statement by the interior ministry said it had received information from top Ira


GCC nuclear plan called to counter Iran threat

GCC nations should work on acquiring nuclear know-how to balance any threat from Iran, said a senior member of Saudi Arabia’s royal family. Prince Turki Al Faisal, King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies chairman, also said that the Gulf states should be prepare


Dispute with other GCC states over: Qatar

Qatar's dispute with three fellow Gulf states, which withdrew their envoys from Doha last month, is "over", according to the Qatari foreign minister. Khaled Al-Attiyah's statement follows a meeting last week in Riyadh attended by GCC foreign ministers. They anno

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