ABU DHABI | Sheikha Fatima Orders Launch Of Virtual Market For Productive Families

ABU DHABI – Sheika Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the Genera’ Women’s Union, GWO, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, FED, instructed the establishment of a virtual market for productive families, in light of her belief in the importance of adopting innovative solutions to … Continue reading ABU DHABI | Sheikha Fatima Orders Launch Of Virtual Market For Productive Families

BUSINESS NEWS | Gulf Economies To Shrink By 7.6% This Year, IMF Says

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries will see their economies shrink by 7.6% this year, an International Monetary Fund official said on Tuesday, revising downwards April forecast nearly 3%. The six GCC nations are, with varying degree, facing steep economic declines as the slowdown in business activity due to the coronavirus … Continue reading BUSINESS NEWS | Gulf Economies To Shrink By 7.6% This Year, IMF Says

NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Says It Forces Three Iranian Boats Out Of Its Waters

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia Forced three Iranian boats to retreat from its waters on Thursday after firing warning shots, a spokesman for Saudi boarder guards said on Saturday. The spokesman, quoted by Saudi news agency SPA, said the Iranian vessels refused to stop after they entered Saudi waters despite repeated warnings, which … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Says It Forces Three Iranian Boats Out Of Its Waters

NEWS | Kuwait Replaces Full-Time Curfew With 12-Hour One

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Kuwait will ease its full-time, to be a 12-hour one during night, the interior minister said in a press conference after the cabinet meeting on Thursday. The minister added that the curfew will be from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., starting Sunday. The health minister said easing the curfew will … Continue reading NEWS | Kuwait Replaces Full-Time Curfew With 12-Hour One

NEWS | Egyptians Rush To Buy Treats Before Eid al-Fitr curfew

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Families rushed to buy sweets and biscuits in Cairo on Friday as they prepared to celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan under a tightened coronavirus curfew and lockdown. The Eid al-Fitrs festivities are usually a time of release when people pack the streets and visits families, … Continue reading NEWS | Egyptians Rush To Buy Treats Before Eid al-Fitr curfew

NEWS | After U.S. Warning, Iran Says Its Navy Will Still Operate In Gulf

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Iranian navy will maintain regular missions in the Gulf, the ISNA news agency reported on Wednesday, a day after the United States warned mariners there to stay away from U.S. warships. ‘The naval units of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman will … Continue reading NEWS | After U.S. Warning, Iran Says Its Navy Will Still Operate In Gulf

BUSINESS | Oil and investment asset price declines will affect Kuwaiti solvency: Emir

KUWAIT – The decline in oil prices and the value of investment assets since the start of the coronavirus outbreak will have an adverse impact on the ‘financial solvency’ of the state, Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah said on Saturday. ‘Kuwait is facing a big and unprecedented challenge of shielding our economy from the external … Continue reading BUSINESS | Oil and investment asset price declines will affect Kuwaiti solvency: Emir

CORONAVIRUS | Bahrain Eases Coronavirus Restrictions, Saudi Announce Hefty Fines

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Shops and industrial enterprises in Bahrain can open from Thursday while restaurants will stay closed to in-house diners, the Health Ministry said, as the Gulf state eases restrictions designed to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. Bahrain shuttered non-essential shops and businesses in late March and barred entry of … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS | Bahrain Eases Coronavirus Restrictions, Saudi Announce Hefty Fines

DUBAI | Hamdan Bin Mohammed Chairs Remote Meeting Of Supreme Committee Of Crisis And Disaster

Dubai – Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management Sunday held a remote meeting chaired by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, to review the latest outcomes and progress of efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the emirate. The remote meeting … Continue reading DUBAI | Hamdan Bin Mohammed Chairs Remote Meeting Of Supreme Committee Of Crisis And Disaster