- Qatar row: Al Jazeera hits back over closure demands
Qatar faces demands to shut down its broadcasting network from Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies.
BBC News. Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:20:19 GMT.
- Qatar row: Arab states send list of steep demands
Qatar is being asked to close its broadcaster, Al Jazeera, and reduce ties with Iran - within 10 days.
BBC News. Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:49:20 GMT.
- Bayara Organized an Iftar With a Social Twist
DUBAI, UAE, June 23, 2017 -- Bayara organized a special iftar at The Oberoi, Dubai, where recipes of the dishes on the buffet menu were crowdsourced from their social media fans. ...
PR Newswire. Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT.
- A.M. Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Orient Insurance PJSC
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a” of Orient Insurance PJSC (Orient) (United Arab Emirates). ... ...
Business Wire. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:52:00 UTC.
- Muslim Capitalism: Saudi Arabia Under Review For Inclusion In Trillion Dollar Stock Index
MSCI says the Kingdom is on its way to becoming a full-fledged market for investors.
By Kenneth Rapoza, Contributor. Forbes. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:07:00 -0400.
- Saudi Arabia top non-U.S. destination for Canadian arms exports: federal report
The latest report on Canadian arms exports shows Saudi Arabia once again tops the list of non-U.S. buyers, accounting for nearly 20 per cent of all military good exports.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT.
- Warring parties in Yemen 'must take all feasible precautions' to minimize harm to civilians – UN envoy
Civilians in Yemen continue to be killed and injured during Ramadan, despite calls for the conflict parties to respect their obligations under international law, the senior United Nations aid official in the country warned today.
UN News Centre. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EST.
- Reports: Saudi-Led Air Strikes In Yemen Kills 20 Civilians, Six Rebels
At least 22 civilians have been killed and dozens wounded when a Saudi-led coalition air strike hit a market in western Yemen causing a fire to break out, a local official said.
Radio Liberty. Sat, 11 Mar 2017 10:31:06 +0000.
- US Could Send 1,000 More Soldiers in Islamic State Counteroffensive
The new plan by the U.S. to counter Islamic State in Syria and Iraq involves the deployment of 1,000 soldiers to Kuwait, a U.S. military official told VOA on Friday. ...
Voice of America. Fri, 10 Mar 2017 21:56:47 -0500.
- Qatar Airways debuts 'industry's first' double-bed seats in business class
March 09, 2017 10:45 AMTOULOUSE (Bloomberg) - Qatar Airways unveiled a new aircraft seat that can be docked with one next to it to create what the Gulf carrier says will be the industry's first double bed in a business-class cabin.
Straits Times. Thu, 09 Mar 2017 10:45:30 +0800.
The Arabian Peninsula is located in southwestern Asia, in a region
known as the Middle East. Nations on the Arabian Peninsula
include Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Kuwait, as well as Oman, Qatar,
Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates. To the northwest of the
peninsula lie the Arab States of Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.
Arabic is the primary language of these States.
More news and information about selected Arab nations
is available at the official government websites listed below.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's capital city is Riyadh, and its national
currency is the Saudi Arabian Riyal. In 2007, the population of
Saudi Arabia was estimated at 27,601,000.
The Kingdom of Bahrain's capital city is Manama, and its national
currency is the Bahrain Dinar. The estimated population of Bahrain
in 2007 was 709,000.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan's capital city is Amman, and its
national currency is the Jordanian Dinar. In 2007, the population
of Jordan was estimated at 6,053,000.
The State of Kuwait's
capital city is Kuwait City, and its national
currency is the Kuwaiti Dinar. The estimated population of Kuwait
in 2007 was 2,506,000.
The Republic of Lebanon's capital city is Beirut, and its national
currency is the Lebanese Pound. In 2007, the population of Lebanon
was estimated at 3,926,000.
The Sultanate of Oman's capital city is Muscat,
and its national currency is the Omani Real.
The estimated population of Oman in 2007 was 3,205,000.
The State of Qatar's capital city is Doha, and its national currency
is the Qatari Riyal. Qatar's estimated population in 2007 was
The United Arab Emirates' capital city is Abu Dhabi, and its national
currency is the Dirham. In 2007, the UAE's estimated population
The Republic of Yemen's capital city is San'a, and its national currency
is the Yemeni Riyal. Yemen's population in 2007 was estimated at