Qatar Emir Appoints Two Women To Advisory Council After Men Sweep Polls

DOHA – Qatar’s emir named two women among his new appointment to the Gulf state’s advisory Shura Council on Thursday, after partial elections held for the first time earlier this month saw not one of the more than 20 women candidates a seat. In what was Qatar’s first legislative election, candidates competed for 30 of … More Qatar Emir Appoints Two Women To Advisory Council After Men Sweep Polls

‘Intimidating’: Dubai Ruler Tried To Buy 30 Mln Pound Estate Next To Ex – Wife

LONDON – Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al – Maktoum tried to buy one of the most expensive properties for sale in Britain which overlooked his ex – wife’s rural estate, in a ‘deliberate’ act that was ‘intimidating’, a senior British judge has ruled. Agents acting for Mohammed were weeks away from exchanging contract … More ‘Intimidating’: Dubai Ruler Tried To Buy 30 Mln Pound Estate Next To Ex – Wife

NSO Ended Pegasus Contract With UAE over Dubai Leader’s Hacking

LONDON – The Israeli – based NSO Group ended its contract with the United Arab Emirate to use its powerful ‘Pegasus’ state spyware tool because Dubai’s ruler was using it to hack the phones of his ex-wife and some close to her, her lawyers told England’s High Court. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al – Maktoum, vice … More NSO Ended Pegasus Contract With UAE over Dubai Leader’s Hacking

EU Foreign Policy Chief Says Discussed Nuclear Talks, Afghanistan In Saudi Visit

RIYADH / Saudi Arabia – European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said during a visit to Saudi Arabia on Sunday that he had briefed his partners about the prospects  of restarting nuclear talks with Iran and hoped that would happen ‘soon’. Borrell, speaking at a joint news conference with his Saudi counterpart, said he had … More EU Foreign Policy Chief Says Discussed Nuclear Talks, Afghanistan In Saudi Visit

Saudi Arabia: Full Vaccination Mandatory To Attend Events, Ride Public Transport

RIYAHD/Saudi Arabia – The Saudi Interior Minister reiterated on Friday that full vaccination against COVID-19 is necessary to enter public and private institution, attend school and public transportation. Quoting an official source at the Ministry, it said the decision is based on what health authorities have submitted about what has proven by the competent national … More Saudi Arabia: Full Vaccination Mandatory To Attend Events, Ride Public Transport

Saudi Embassy In Oman Calls On Citizens To Be Cautious Amid Tropical Storm Shaheen

Riyadh / Saudi Arabia – – Saudi Arabia’s Embassy in Muscat on Monday called on all Saudi citizens in Oman to exercise caution and follow the instructions of the country’s General Authority Of Civil Aviation in anticipation of the effects of the tropical cyclone ‘Shaheen’. The embassy added that it urges citizens to contact the … More Saudi Embassy In Oman Calls On Citizens To Be Cautious Amid Tropical Storm Shaheen

France To Reduce Visas For North Africans In Migration

Paris / France – France will reduce the number of visas issued to people in North Africa because governments there are refusing to take back migrants expelled from France. The move announced Tuesday comes amid pressure from far – right politicians on centrist President Emmanuel Macron to implement tougher immigration rules and creates new tensions … More France To Reduce Visas For North Africans In Migration

Macron Tells Europe To ‘Stop Being Naive’ After France Signs Defence Deal With Greece

Paris/France – – Europe needs to stop being naive when it comes to defending its interests and build its own military capacity, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday after Greece sealed a deal for French frigates worth about 3 billion euros ($3.51 billion). France was plunged into an unprecedented diplomatic crisis with the United … More Macron Tells Europe To ‘Stop Being Naive’ After France Signs Defence Deal With Greece

Jordan’s Crown Prince Contracts Coronavirus

Dubai/UAE – – Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein contracted coronavirus and his parents King Abdullah and Queen Rania, who tested negative, will protectively self – isolate for five days, the palace said on Monday. ‘His Highness Prince Hussein, who had received the vaccine against the coronavirus, showed mild symptoms and is in very good health’, the … More Jordan’s Crown Prince Contracts Coronavirus