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October 8, 2018

The Opec Fund for International Development (OFID) is financing energy projects worth $1.6 billion in Arab countries. (Shutterstock)
08:05 GMT
The Opec Fund for International Development (OFID) is financing energy projects worth $1.6 billion in Arab countries, said Suleiman Al-Herbish, director-general of OFID.
Today SABIC’s chemical operations embrace the world, with plants in Geleen, in the Netherlands, and Yanbu in Saudi Arabia, but its striking headquarters are still in Riyadh. (Arab News)
07:55 GMT
When Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, recently reaffirmed in an interview with Bloomberg the commitment to sell shares in Saudi ARAMCO by 2021, he made it clear that part of the reason for the longer time frame was the need to protect and enhance SABIC.
Under the theme of “Gaza Deserves to Live,” the drive is aimed at pushing forward the development and reconstruction of Gaza. (Shutterstock)
07:34 GMT
Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has joined hands with a number of Qatari institutions in a fundraising campaign supervised by the Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities (RACA) to mobilise national and international support for Gaza.
Qatar’s trade volume with 11 countries that are participating in the International Products Exhibition and Conference (IPEC) totalled nearly QR20bn in 2017, official figures show.
07:24 GMT
Qatar’s trade volume with 11 countries that are participating in the International Products Exhibition and Conference (IPEC), which begins today, totalled nearly QR20bn in 2017, official figures show.
The visiting side urged QC to facilitate large-scale export of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to Pakistan to help plug its shortage. (Shutterstock)
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Export of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), import of rice and livestock and creation of a dispute resolution mechanism dominated the talks between a Pakistani trade delegation and Qatar Chamber (QC) officials in Doha on Sunday.
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07:09 GMT
The announcement is a result of the deepening ties between two countries in the field of space exploration.
Israel closes main roads to Ya’bad town and Salfit city in West Bank (Twitter)
07:06 GMT
Israeli forces closed a number of Palestinian roads in Salfit district, in the central West Bank on Sunday following a shooting incident outside an illegal settlement.
The bill is yet to be approved by the parliament’s upper house, which is expected to hold a similar session later this week. (Shutterstock)
06:48 GMT
Bahraini legislators approved a draft law on Sunday that would see value-added tax (VAT) imposed for the first time in the kingdom.
Bitcoin’s potential to replace fiat currencies as a way of doing business brought about a wave of excitement in 2013 and 2014, leading to a rally in its price that hit $19,511 in mid-December. (Shutterstock)
06:40 GMT
Is this the start of a new phase for Bitcoin or the beginning of the end for the biggest cryptocurrency?
The crown prince, facing US pressure to tame surging oil prices, also said that the Kingdom is fulfilling promises to make up for Iranian crude supplies lost to American sanctions. (Shutterstock)
06:33 GMT
Saudi Arabian equities retreated the most in the Middle East, even after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the kingdom’s plan to overhaul its oil-dependent economy is on track. All other major stock gauges in the region also fell.
It was unclear whether the latest devaluation was part of a move to float the pound as recommended by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to curb the wide disparity between the official and unofficial rates that had severely impacted the African country's economy. (Shutterstock)
06:28 GMT
Sudan slashed the official value of its currency by more than half against the dollar on Sunday, the third devaluation this year in the face of a mounting economic crisis.
ADX CEO Rashid Al Blooshi, and Aldar CEO Talal Al Dhiyebi rang the bell to mark the dual listing of the sukuk. (Shutterstock)
06:23 GMT
The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) on Sunday announced the listing of Aldar Investments' $500 million sukuk, marking the first corporate sukuk ever to be listed on the exchange.
"It is important for us to present here in Abu Dhabi, because many important things are happening, and the opening of a representative office in the UAE, is the result of the long strategic partnership with the UAE Space Agency, and Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, MBRSC," (AFP)
06:14 GMT
Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of CNES, the French space agency, said that the UAE has become "one of the major actors in the space scene," as he witnessed today the opening of the agency's representative office in Abu Dhabi.
Cementing its commitment to becoming one of the smartest cities in the world, the digital initiative has gone one step further following 2017's debut launch of 'A Day Without Service Centres', by extending it to run for a full week. (Shutterstock)
06:07 GMT
Over 1,000 Dubai government services will be available only online for a whole working week later this month, it was announced on Sunday. According to a tweet by the Dubai Media Office, 40 public departments will be part of the initiative led by the Department of Finance from October 21 to 25 to boost the use of government apps and e-services.
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A mourning father is pushing for stricter drunk-driving penalties after his wife and unborn child were hit and killed by a boxing champion in California who was believed to been intoxicated.
Russian military intelligence agents launched a 2015 cyber-attack on UK-based TV station the Islam Channel (Twitter)
02:00 GMT
Dozens of British Muslims have been left in shock after Russian military intelligence agents launched a 2015 cyber-attack on UK-based TV station the Islam Channel, channel owner Mohamed Ali Harrath said.
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02:00 GMT
The biggest fight in UFC history ended in chaos last night as Conor McGregor's triumphant opponent leaped into the crowd, sparking a brawl in the crowd, an attack on the prone Irishman in the octagon and three members of the Russian winner's team being arrested.
Harry and Meghan attend a summer party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House
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Samantha Markle, the outspoken half-sister of Meghan, was reportedly turned away from the Duchess's doorstep after arriving uninvited.

October 7, 2018

Anjem Choudary (Twitter)
22:00 GMT
A notorious hate preacher due to be released from jail within days is ‘more dangerous than ever’ and will ‘poison the minds’ of a new generation, it was claimed last night.
An interior shot of the Science Museum in London. (Shutterstock/File)
22:00 GMT
A new exhibit on the Sun in a central London museum is attracting visitors as it displays the thousands-year-old relationship between the star and humankind.
human rights activist Nadia Murad arrives at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT
A former ISIS sex slave has revealed the harrowing moment she was picked by a giant jihadi brute from a group of terrified Yazidi women - as they screamed and vomited in terror.
Photo: @WhoScored
18:51 GMT
Liverpool 0-0 Manchester City FT
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 06: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia (L) punches Conor McGregor of Ireland in their UFC lightweight championship bout during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP
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LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 06: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia (L) punches Conor McGregor of Ireland in their UFC lightweight
 Premier League champions Manchester City reclaimed top spot in the table thanks to a goalless draw against title rivals Liverpool on Sunday. (Photo: @WhoScored)
18:47 GMT
Premier League champions Manchester City reclaimed top spot in the table thanks to a goalless draw against title rivals Liverpool on Sunday.
Pakistani cricketer Moin Khan holds the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup trophy during a country tour event in Karachi on October 7, 2018. The 2019 Cricket World Cup is the scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July 2019.
RIZWAN TABASSUM / AFP
18:09 GMT
Former Pakistan cricketer Moin Khan has backed the team for clinching the International Cricket Council (ICC) cricket World Cup title in 2019.
An elderly woman uses a magnifying glass to read her ballot papers as she prepares to cast her ballot at a polling station in Ogre, Latvia, during general elections on October 6, 2018. 
Ilmars ZNOTINS / afp
18:00 GMT
Latvia’s pro-Russia Harmony Party has won the country’s general elections, and will have to negotiate with other parties to form a coalition government.
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18:00 GMT
A Swiss company has produced a new feed to cut the emission of methane from cattle.
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17:38 GMT
Quassay Al Fawaz was elected President of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) on October 3 during the federation’s...
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 06: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia (L) punches Conor McGregor of Ireland in their UFC lightweight championship bout during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP
Harry How / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP
17:15 GMT
Months of deeply personal insults and racist abuse towards mixed martial artist Khabib Nurmagomedov resulted an all out brawl after he submitted his opponent Ireland's Conor McGregor on Saturday.
(Daily Mail)
16:57 GMT
One of Spain's most wanted men has taunted police by starring in a YouTube music video alongside a string of scantily-clad women.
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16:55 GMT
A man who allegedly raped a two-week-old baby is being kept on 24-hour guard in jail to 'stop other prisoners from attacking him'.
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A 40-year-old man was killed after being stabbed when his tempo brushed past a pet dog in Delhi's Uttam Nagar area on Saturday, police said.
Saudi businesswoman Lubna Al-Olayan is to be the first woman in her country to run a publicly traded bank. (Shutterstock/File)
16:45 GMT
Saudi businesswoman Lubna Al-Olayan is to be the first woman in her country to run a publicly traded bank.
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16:41 GMT
Tens of thousands of children are being denied mental health treatment in England in spite of evidence of self-harm or abuse, according to a report.
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16:40 GMT
Egypt's Zamalek survived an onslaught from Saudi champions Al-Hilal in Riyadh to secure a 2-1 win and claim the Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup title on Saturday.
Maya said that she was offered many acting roles yet she is currently choosing the best one for her (Source: mayadiab - Instagram)
15:30 GMT
Lebanese star Maya Diab expressed her happiness for attending the second round of Al Gouna Cinematic International Festival, that was held in Al Gouna area.
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14:41 GMT
A drug dealer has been killed and another has been injured in the Furn el-Shebbak area, the army said.
Saba Mubarak and Ahmed Malek
14:41 GMT
The celebrities did not only have their pictures taken on the red carpet of Al Gouna Film Festival, but they also had dramatic portraits taken of them.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin (Twitter)
14:06 GMT
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on Sunday to meet shortly, Just days after Russia completed the delivery of S-300 anti-aircraft missile batteries to Syria.
Protesters gather in Istanbul to demand the whereabouts of Jamal Khashoggi (AFP/OZAN KOSE)
14:00 GMT
“Western allies should condemn this thuggish, illegal behavior and investors should take notice that any semblance of respect for basic rights and the rule of law in Saudi Arabia is a fiction,” Human Rights Watch
Iranian parliament (Twitter)
13:48 GMT
The Iranian parliament has passed a bill on combating the financing of terrorism as part of the country's implementation of international standards set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
How UAE brands can truly engage with their target audience through compelling, informative, and entertaining content. (Pexels)
13:44 GMT
How UAE brands can truly engage with their target audience through compelling, informative, and entertaining content.
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13:35 GMT
A Thai caveman's romantic pursuit of a Russian tourist has attracted global attention after he successfully lured her back to his seaside cave.
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13:29 GMT
The Sultanate has topped the list of the best tourist destinations in the Arab world for women with regard to their security and safety.
Taliban militant (Twitter)
12:36 GMT
The Taliban militant group has killed at least 10 policemen amid violent clashes in the central Afghan province of Wardak.
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12:32 GMT
A Dubai-based former editor, convicted of hacking his wife to death, had his prison term increased to 15 years by a Dubai court on Sunday.
Palestinian patriot Mahmoud Jabarin after serving 30 years as a political prisoner in Israeli jails (Twitter)
12:26 GMT
Israeli authorities released a 55-year-old Palestinian political prisoner, on Sunday, after serving 30 years in Israeli prisons.
Angela Merkel lays a wreath in commemoration of Holocaust victims at Yad Vashem Memorial in Israel on October 4th 2018 (AFP)
12:25 GMT
Comments made by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a two-day visit to Jerusalem have been interpreted by Israeli media as a statement of support for Israel's political right. But what did her comments really mean?
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Yemeni Tawakkol Karman holds a picture of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi (AFP)
12:20 GMT
Authorities in Turkey have indicated that Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist known for his criticism of then kingdom, could have been killed at Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul where he went missing in on Tuesday.
amal Khashoggi (Twitter)
12:15 GMT
The reported killing of a Saudi dissident who went missing after a visit to Saudi Arabia’s Consulate in Istanbul is a violation by Riyadh of Turkish sovereignty, says a commentator.
Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri (Twitter)
12:11 GMT
Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri is expected to resume his consultations to form a new government next week despite the new pessimism that has pervaded the country in wake of caretaker Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil’s recent statements.
Amro Adib is known for presenting himself unapologetically the way he is (Source: amradib - Instagram)
Amro Adib is known for presenting himself unapologetically the way he is (Source: amradib - Instagram)
12:07 GMT
Rumor has it that 3 Million Dollars is the number that Egyptian TV anchor Amro Adib takes for presenting the talk show "Al Hikaya" (The Story) and airs on MBC Egypt.
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11:55 GMT
International outrage is increasing over media reports citing Turkish sources confirming that the prominent Saudi journalist and Mohammed bin Salman’s critic Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul a week after he disappeared inside the diplomatic building.
Sara Netanyahu (2nd R), wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (AFP)
11:35 GMT
The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to go on trial on Sunday on charges of using state funds to fraudulently pay for hundreds of meals, part of a list of legal troubles facing the family.
Demonstrators block the main entrance door as they take the steps of the US Supreme Court to protest against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Washington DC, on October 6, 2018. (Jose Luis Magana / AFP)
11:31 GMT
Demonstrations held to protests U.S. Senate vote for Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court justice.
Amina Khalil admitted that her body has flaws like any other woman (Source: aminakhalilofficial - Instagram)
11:28 GMT
Amina Khalil commented on her picture from "Al Gouna's" festival's closing ceremony while wearing a dress that revealed her love handles.
Photos taken from the auction for the moment when the painting self-destruct leaving people in shred. (Socialmedia)
11:00 GMT
Discussions on the latest prank from Banksy has dominated social media for the last 48 hours with people sharing images and videos from the auction. On Friday night, the anonymous UK-based street artist, Banksy, has played an audacious prank after his best artwork was sold in an auction at Sotheby’s in London for around £1m. Shortly soon after the hammer came down on the artwork, it started to slip from the frame through a shredder that destroyed it.
Reem Ashraf Fawzi. (YouTube)
10:51 GMT
Reem Ashraf Fawzi, 14, achieved a new world record on Saturday for the longest open saltwater dive in the world, with a record of 55 hours and 25 minutes.
The two stars suffered injuries in Saturday's loss to Deportivo Alaves
10:46 GMT
The two stars suffered injuries in Saturday's loss to Deportivo Alaves
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (Twitter)
10:36 GMT
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Saturday that he will kick off a series of internal meetings aimed at taking decisions.
A protestor is arrested as demonstrators occupy the steps on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol in protest of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, October 6, 2018 in Washington, DC (AFP)
10:31 GMT
Nearly 200 protesters were arrested on the steps of Capitol Hill after the U.S. Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice despite allegations of sexual assault against him.
Hailey and Justin allegedly married on September 13 (Source: haileybaldwin / Instagram )
10:29 GMT
Justin Bieber, 24, and Hailey Baldwin, 21, seemed closer than ever on Saturday, as the loved up couple pressed their heads together during an intimate moment in the pop star's car.
Shooting attack in West Bank (Shutterstock)
10:25 GMT
Three Israeli settlers were injured, on Sunday, after a Palestinian allegedly carried out a shooting attack in the Barkan industrial area, near the illegal Israeli settlement of Ariel near Salfit City, in the northern occupied West Bank.
A Bosnian voter casts his ballot at a polling station in Sarajevo on October 7, 2018. 
ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP
10:21 GMT
Bosnia and Herzegovina is holding presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday -- the eighth in the country since the end of the Bosnian War nearly 20 years ago.
American helicopters (Shutterstock)
10:18 GMT
American helicopters have reportedly airlifted foreign and wounded members of the ISIS Takfiri terrorist group from Syria's oil-rich eastern Dayr al-Zawr Province.
 Noah was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2016 (Source: michaelbuble / Instagram )
10:17 GMT
Michael Buble has admitted he thought 'he's never make music again', after his son Noah was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2016.
(Banksy/ Instagram Video Screenshot)
10:05 GMT
Banksy has dropped the strongest hint yet that he was behind the shredding of his iconic artwork Girl With Balloon after it self-destructed moments after the gavel fell for more than a million at Sotheby's auction.
George Michael died at the age of 53 in 2016 (Source: georgemofficial / Instagram )
10:04 GMT
A dance album by George Michael is set to be released posthumously.
Steven Seagal walked off a BBC interview  (Source: Youtube )
09:57 GMT
Steven Seagal walked off a BBC interview Thursday after he was asked about accusations of rape and other instances of sexual misconduct aimed at him.
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09:50 GMT
A Bangladeshi was recently found hung to a rope tied to the ceiling of his room in Jahra.
Asma al-Assad wearing a scarf. (Twitter)
09:47 GMT
The wife of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has made her first public appearance since beginning treatment for breast cancer two months ago.
The show airs on the BBC in the UK (Source : peakyblindersofficial / Instagram )
09:39 GMT
filming is underway in Manchester on Season 5 of Peaky Blinders, the British gangster drama starring Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson and Sophie Rundle.
Scott Wilson has died aged 76 (Source: Joe Seer / Shutterstock )
09:28 GMT
'The Walking Dead' actor Scott Wilson has died aged 76, after suffering complications from leukaemia.
Service workers now receive small or no tips at all from customers. (Shutterstock)
09:06 GMT
When it comes to giving tips, UAE residents were not misers until a few months back. Several local surveys have revealed that the residents have a culture of handing out a tip to their favourite barber, car washer, delivery boys, and others.
You don't want to miss McGregor and Khabib in Las Vegas. (TechRadar)
08:55 GMT
Fight night is finally HERE! And so is Conor McGregor - back from the UFC wilderness and as ready as he'll ever be to face off against the intimidating Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov.
US First Lady Melania Trump visits the Giza Pyramids on October 6, 2018, during the final stop of her week-long trip through four countries in Africa. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)
08:55 GMT
The First Lady began wrapping up her solo tour of Africa in Egypt on Saturday with a trip to the pyramids and the Great Sphinx.
Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh (AFP)
08:49 GMT
The U.S. Senate on Saturday by a 50-48 vote confirmed the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's second nominee to the nation's highest court.
US media holding a spot for Jamal Khashoggi  (Twitter)
08:43 GMT
U.S. media have come out in support of Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared after visiting his country's consulate in Istanbul this week, while other Saudi journalists have mocked the dissident.
Motorists who had tickets issued 81 days ago for overspeeding or vehicle impoundment will be considered eligible for the discount. (Shutterstock)
08:40 GMT
Good news for motorists as Ras Al Khaimah police announced a 30% discount in traffic fines starting from next week.
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08:38 GMT
Various embassies showcased their most famous traditional food and goods their countries are known for and cultural folklore shows at the Annual Diplomatic Bazaar.
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08:36 GMT
The Court of Cassation sentences man to five years in prison after convicting him of attempting to murder two brothers.
Prince Mohammed visited Washington in March where the president hailed the links between the two allies. (AFP)
08:34 GMT
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince said relations with the US are still strong despite comments by Donald Trump that the Kingdom must pay for American military support.
Hodeidah port (Twitter)
08:31 GMT
The Houthi militia has detained 10 cargo ships and oil tankers in Hodeidah port, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported, citing the Yemeni government.
An effective video cover letter is a great way to stand out from the crowd of other job seekers also applying for the same job as you.  (Shutterstock)
08:29 GMT
Did you know that you can now record a video cover letter instead of typing one out? What a great way to add your personal touch and send a convincing message to your prospect employer.
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08:28 GMT
'Never give up on what you want,' the young sheikha said.
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08:21 GMT
Abu Dhabi Police has released a video of reckless driving that could have hit a school bus under a campaign warning motorists to take extra care around school zones.
Erdogan urged Turks on Tuesday to report stores that had imposed unusual price hikes during the currency crisis, and said authorities would raid those businesses if necessary. (AFP)
08:20 GMT
Turkey will impose fines on “opportunists” who use volatility in the foreign exchange rate to raise prices, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.
Idlib Militants  (Twitter)
08:17 GMT
Opposition groups in Syria's northwestern Idlib announced on Saturday that they had begun withdrawing heavy weapons from the frontlines, conforming to the Turkey-Russia deal.
Journalist Jamal Khashoggi  (Twitter)
08:13 GMT
An official at Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul has dismissed a Reuters report which cited Turkish officials claiming that Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate.
Gulf Arab allies will pledge $10 billion in aid to Bahrain and finalise $2.5 billion in assistance for Jordan on Thursday, in an effort to stabilise their fragile finances through years of planned economic reforms. (Shutterstock)
08:12 GMT
Gulf Arab allies will pledge $10 billion in aid to Bahrain and finalise $2.5 billion in assistance for Jordan on Thursday, in an effort to stabilise their fragile finances through years of planned economic reforms.
Jerusalem (Shutterstock)
08:10 GMT
A Saudi cleric with close ties to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) has called on faith leaders to travel to Jerusalem al-Quds in a bid to promote "peace" with Israel.
The Aramco IPO would be a seismic event for financial markets. Prince Mohammed said he hoped to raise a record $100 billion by selling a five per cent stake. (Shutterstock)
08:05 GMT
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince insisted the stalled plan to sell shares in oil giant Aramco will go ahead, promising an initial public offering by 2021 and sticking to his ambitious view the state-run company is worth $2 trillion or more.
Experts say the pipeline would allow the kingdom not to be constrained to the Strait of Hormuz or the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, both strategic choke points that affect its current oil shipping routes. (Shutterstock)
07:09 GMT
Yemen’s Oil and Mineral Ministry has denounced the looting of the country’s oil resources by Saudi Arabia, saying the move is a blatant violation of international law.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (AFP/File Photo)
06:37 GMT
Under pressure from the US to lower oil prices, Saudi Arabia says it has already replaced Iranian crude lost to US sanctions.
During the meeting, the two sides conferd on the use of national currencies in bilateral trade, the use of financial messaging systems, the increase of the level of brokerage relationships, and the funding of civil and development projects. (Shutterstock)
06:25 GMT
Heads of Iran and Russia central banks met in Moscow Thursday, and discussed various issues related to banking cooperation, particularity the use of national currencies in trade transactions.
Wind turbines on the hill of the Alborz mountain range of northwestern Iran (Shutterstock)
06:19 GMT
The head of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization of Iran – a state-owned entity also known as Satba – announced the Energy Ministry’s readiness for attracting foreign investors in the country’s renewable sector.
When the price of wheat or cooking oil or milk in local markets increases, even by the smallest amount, the impact is catastrophic and immediate. (Shutterstock)
06:10 GMT
The currency crisis in Yemen is driving millions of people to additional step toward famine, said Ms. Lise Grande, Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen.
Some 94 per cent of all the people voted in favour of the idea to either cancel the NOC permanently or at least drop it after an expat completes two years with his/her sponsor. (Shutterstock)
06:01 GMT
Everyone living in Oman can have their say on employment issues, thanks to a Ministry of Manpower online initiative.
According to Dubai FDI Monitor, 56 of total investment went into strategic projects while 43 percent of projects were using high and medium technology. (Shutterstock)
05:52 GMT
Dubai remains magnet for global foreign investors, especially in a new age sectors such as e-commerce, AI, blockchain and fintech as the emirate recorded 26 per cent increase in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first-half of 2018, reaching Dh17.7 billion.

October 6, 2018

Iran national football team
21:46 GMT
Iran national football team will face Trinidad and Tobago in a friendly match in November, IRNA reported.