Gulf

Yemen’s Houthis report missile launched towards UAE

Yemen’s Houthi rebels say they have launched a cruise missile towards a nuclear plant in Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE. According to a report in the Saba news agency, the missile hit the Barakah nuclear power station, which is under construction. A website for the Houthi-owned television network al-Masirah also reported the strike. “The missile force announces the launching of ...

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Take out your sweaters — it’s going to get chilly in Oman

Muscat: Temperatures are predicted to drop considerably in Oman from Saturday night to Tuesday because of the northeasterly winds blowing through the Sultanate, according to the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA). In its latest alert, PACA also updated residents on a tropical storm based in the Arabian Sea which, they say, will move towards the Indian subcontinent during the next ...

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Saudi Prince Miteb Abdullah Freed From Corruption Charges After $1 Billion Deal

Riyadh, Nov 30: Saudi Arabian Prince Miteb Bin Abdullah was freed after he agreed to pay $1 billion to settle all the corruption charges against him. 65-year-old Miteb was rounded up this month in a crackdown on corruption along with other royal family members high officials and senior businessmen. Miteb, an official said, was released after “an acceptable settlement agreement”. Prince Miteb, according to the ...

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Emir’s Personal Representative meets presidents of FIFA and UEFA

Doha His Highness Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani, the Personal Representative of His Highness the Emir, met FIFA President Gianni Infantino and the President of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), Aleksander Ceferin, on the sidelines of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia draw ceremony which was held at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow yesterday. During the two ...

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Saudi Arabia gives final approval to VAT

A five-per cent levy will apply to certain goods following a GCC agreement last June Riyadh: Saudi Arabia is ready to implement a region-wide value added tax, the cabinet said on Monday, giving final approval to the measure which will take effect next year. Cabinet “decided to approve the Unified Agreement for Value Added Tax” to be implemented throughout the ...

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Dubai Expo 2020 to award $3b of building orders in 2017

The 47 construction contracts to be awarded are open to both local and foreign companies Dubai: Dubai’s World Expo 2020 plans to award 47 construction contracts valued at Dh11 billion ($3 billion) this year, providing an economic boost for the United Arab Emirates even as oil prices remain low. The contracts, which are open to both local and foreign companies, ...

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Oman transport: SalamAir to launch Salalah-Muscat flight today

Muscat: Oman’s first budget airline, SalamAir, will officially launch its maiden flight to Muscat International Airport from Salalah Airport today (Monday). The first flight will depart at 10.05am local time from Salalah, heading to Muscat International Airport. “SalamAir will first operate two flights daily for 10 days to Muscat, going up to three, and finally four flights, in a couple ...

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Public Prosecution office at HIA to collect fines

The Public Prosecution has opened an office at the Hamad International Airport (HIA) to process the transactions of departing passengers and enable them to pay fines they have incurred. Located at the departure lounge at HIA, the centre enables those banned from leaving the country by the Public Prosecution on account of not paying fines and others who have outstanding ...

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