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Doha bid to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has received complete support from the leaders of Bahrain, Kuwait, UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. This was confirmed during the 32nd session of the Supreme Council for GCC. During a communiqué issued following the 32nd session of the GCC Supreme Council, the leaders of [...]

A member of the Qatari royal family was killed in a car accident during a hunting trip in Iraq’s western Anbar province Sunday, a provincial official said. The victim was identified as Khalifa bin Abdulla bin Hassan bin Ali al-Thani, said Sadoun al-Shalan, a member of the Anbar provincial council. Thani’s car rolled over in [...]

According to Times Online England: Saudi Arabia gives Israel clear skies to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities. Saudi Arabia has conducted tests to stand down its air defences to enable Israeli jets to make a bombing raid on Iran’s nuclear facilities, The Times can reveal. In the week that the UN Security Council imposed a new [...]

The Israeli government is holding official contacts with its Irish counterpart in a bid to convince the Rachel Corrie aid ship to unload its shipment of relief material to Gaza Strip in the Israeli-controlled port of Ashdod. The Hebrew radio said on Thursday that Israel was trying to convince the Irish government and the captain [...]

The Government of National Unity and Reconciliation in Nicaragua, condemned the criminal assault conducted by the Israeli Government against the fleet of La Libertad, composed of unarmed human rights activists on their way to Gaza on a humanitarian mission to bring relief to the Palestinian and Arab people living under the blockade of their territory. [...]

Israeli commandos have attacked to Aid Flotilla, killing more than 10 peace activists headed to Gaza from 50 countries. Agencies said more than 10 people died 80 wounded. Turkey recalled its ambassador to Israel and warned of unprecedented and incalculable reprisals. Six Turkish activists were reported to be among those killed in the flotilla. Ankara [...]

State-owned Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) said Thursday it has signed a contract worth 48.35 million dinar (around 170 million U.S. dollars) with an Italian company for laying down a crude oil pipeline. That was part of the company’s plan to inject 17.5 billion to 24.5 billion dollars into oil and gas facilities in the next [...]

Indian plane crashes

The Boeing 727 from Dubai was carrying 160 passengers and six crew members when it crashed outside the city of Mangalore at 6:30 a.m. It then caught fire, hampering immediate rescue attempts from people in the neighboring village of Manapur. Eight passengers were rescued and taken to local hospitals for treatment, Air India director Anup [...]

Fluor Corporation announced today that its Fluor Offshore Solutions unit has been awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract by Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) for offshore facilities located at the Umm Lulu field about 30 kilometers northwest of Abu Dhabi in the Arabian Gulf. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value in the [...]

Dubai’s second airport, designed to be the world’s largest when completed, will open in June for cargo only, with plans to receive passengers in spring next year, Dubai Airports chief said Tuesday. “Dubai will no longer be a single airport city,” chief executive officer, Paul Griffiths, told a press conference on the sidelines of the [...]