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Gulf states unhappy over UN chief's truce appeal

Several Gulf Arab states are unhappy about UN chief Ban Ki-moon's call for an immediate ceasefire by all sides in Yemen and are expected to raise the issue in a meeting with him early next week, UN diplomatic sources said on Friday.

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Obama to meet with GCC leaders on May 13-14

President Barack Obama will meet with leaders from Gulf Cooperation Council countries at the White House on May 13 and at the presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland the following day, the White House said on Friday. The summ

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Turkish Air invites GCC tourists to visit Tulip Festival

Turkish Airlines, the national carrier of Turkey, is inviting travellers from the GCC and other destinations to join in the celebration of the ‘International Istanbul Tulip Festival 2015’, which runs till May 3. The 10

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Antibiotic-resistant 'superbug' alert in Gulf hospitals

Clones of a dangerous 'superbug' that can be passed from patient to patient have reportedly been found in hospitals in the GCC, including Bahrain. Researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia yesterday reveale

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GCC 'a major market for aluminium products'

The GCC states are a major market for aluminium products and the demand is growing rapidly, according to an Omani official participating in Aluminium Middle East 2015 exhibition in Dubai, UAE. “There is a boom (in the constr

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Fashion TV targets the Gulf for branded properties

Fashion TV, a French-based fashion and lifestyle broadcaster, is eyeing the GCC to launch its brand of hotels and residences. Targeting investors and real estate developers interested in branding their projects, Fashion TV present

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Three steps for smart training in GCC

Smart training programmes, combining quantity, quality and focus, offer much more effective way than ‘one-size-fits-all training’ to develop national talent and achieve strategic goals in the GCC, a report said. GCC co

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Etihad welcomes first Emirati area manager

Etihad Airways, the national airline of UAE, has promoted Othman Aleghfeli to area manager GCC - the first Emirati to hold this position. Prior to this, he served as an assistant general manager for the airline’s Abu Dhabi h

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GCC eyes Obama overtures with suspicion amid Iran talks

The world powers' interim nuclear accord with Iran coupled with US President Barack Obama's call for political reform in Gulf Arab countries has rattled Washington's traditional allies in the region. Fearing change at

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350 GCC officials to discuss future cities at Doha summit

More than 350 top officials from across the GCC will gather in Doha, Qatar to discuss the progress, efficient management of resources, future development and ways of making future cities work better in the Middle East. The fourth

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