- Qatar Airways and Edinburgh Airport get high Covid-19 safety ratings
The UK-based air transport rating agency carried out a safety audit of the measures in place to stop the spread of Covid-19 on Qatar Airways flights and at Edinburgh Airport.
Daily Mail. Fri, 22 Jan 2021 18:17:51 +0000.
- Luxury Hotel Brand SLS Opens New Property In Dubai
The brand new SLS Hotel & Residences is destined to become a hotspot in Dubai.
By Debbi Kickham, Contributor. Forbes. Thu, 21 Jan 2021 13:28:56 -0500.
- World Investments CEO casts doubt on $433m Xinja deal
The Dubai-based investor has said no deal for $433 million was ever signed, raising questions over the details of the contract promoted by Xinja.
Charlotte Grieve. Sydney Morning Herald. Fri, 22 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +1100.
- Dubai cancels non-essential surgery amid COVID surge
Live entertainment in hotels and restaurants also halted until further notice as infections surge.
Al Jazeera. Thu, 21 Jan 2021 12:43:42 +0000.
- Biden lifts entry ban for citizens from several Muslim countries
Restrictions are lifted for citizens of Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen
Tass. Thu, 21 Jan 2021 02:01:38 +0300.
- In Saudi Arabia, Quiet Changes May Ease Tensions With Biden
The new president is a Saudi critic, but he takes office as the kingdom scales back beheadings, removes hate speech from text books and limits prison terms for activists.
Ben Hubbard. New York Times. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 07:22:45 +0000.
- Iran kicks off ground forces drill on coast of Gulf of Oman
- 'You're all wanting blood' - Celtic's Lennon angry at 'barrage of hypocrisy' over Dubai trip
Celtic manager Neil Lennon says the Scottish government's decision to tell 13 of their players to self-isolate after their trip to Dubai was motivated by politics and not public health.
BBC News. Mon, 18 Jan 2021 18:30:00 GMT.
- Saudi Arabia executions: 'Drastic' reduction reported in 2020
The Saudi Human Rights Commission says it documented 27 last year - an 85% drop compared to 2019.
BBC News. Mon, 18 Jan 2021 18:15:47 GMT.
- House Democrats introduce measures to oppose Trump's bomb sale to Saudis
House Democrats on Friday introduced resolutions opposing the Trump administration's sale of millions of dollars of precision-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia.
Tal Axelrod. The Hill. Sat, 16 Jan 2021 01:38:18 +0000.
- Lebanon begins all-day curfew as virus spins out of control
BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanese authorities began enforcing an 11-day nationwide shutdown and round the clock curfew Thursday, hoping to limit the spread of coronavirus infections spinning out of control after the holiday period. ...
Zeina Karam. Washington Times. Thu, 14 Jan 2021 02:56:22 -0500.
- Iran Holds Missile Drills Amid Tensions With U.S.
Iran's military has launched short-range naval missile drills in the Gulf of Oman, state media reported, amid heightened tension between Tehran and Washington.
Radio Liberty. Wed, 13 Jan 2021 10:45:27 +0000.
- 'We are honoured': Yemen's Houthi rebels defiant after Pompeo labels them 'terrorist' group
Yemen's Iran-backed rebels have dismissed the US move to designate them a terrorist organisation in the final days of the Trump administration, while aid agencies warn such a designation would deal another blow to the war-torn nation.
Sky News. Mon, 11 Jan 2021 13:08:00 +0000.
- A new front against Iran for 2021
The decision to welcome Qatar back to the fold of the Gulf Nations after a three-a-half year blockade could lead to a stronger resolve against Iran, say experts.
Eric Shawn. Fox News. Sun, 10 Jan 2021 03:15:04 GMT.
- US riots: Fallen police officer Brian Sicknick remembered
From his early days growing up in a New Jersey hamlet, Brian Sicknick wanted to be a police officer.He enlisted in the National Guard six months after graduating high school in 1997, deploying to Saudi Arabia and then ...
New Zealand Herald. Sun, 10 Jan 2021 08:51:04 +1200.
- Easing dispute, UAE announces reopening of borders to Qatar
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The United Arab Emirates announced on Friday that it would reopen its borders and airspace to Qatar after boycotting the tiny energy-rich country alongside its Gulf allies since 2017. ...
Isabel Debre. Washington Times. Fri, 08 Jan 2021 06:23:50 -0500.
- Optimism Returns to Oil Markets as WTI Crosses $50: 4 E&P Bets
Saudi Arabia's additional unilateral price cut decision pushes crude prices higher, positioning upstream U.S. ...
Kaibalya Pravo Dey. Zacks. Wed, 06 Jan 2021 14:08:00 GMT.
- Boeing Delivers Trio of 777 Freighters to Qatar Airways Cargo
Qatar Airways Cargo took delivery of three Boeing [NYSE:BA] 777 Freighters as the airline continues to build its cargo division. The milestone also marks the 200th 777 Freighter to be delivered.
Travel Industry Wire. 2021-01-05 18:43:02 EST.
- Climate change caused mangrove collapse in Oman
Most of the mangrove forests on the coasts of Oman disappeared about 6,000 years ago. Until now, the reason for this was not entirely clear. ...
Science Daily. Tue, 05 Jan 2021 13:01:31 EST.
- US State Department Approves Potential Sale of 3,000 Smart Bombs to Saudi Arabia
The sale comes in the final days of US President Donald Trump's term; President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia in a push to end the war in Yemen.
Voice of America. Tue, 29 Dec 2020 16:58:31 -0500.
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 2020, the population of
Saudi Arabia was estimated at 34,813,871.
The Kingdom of Bahrain's capital city is Manama, and its national
currency is the Bahrain Dinar. The estimated population of Bahrain
in 2020 was 1,701,575.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan's capital city is Amman, and its
national currency is the Jordanian Dinar. In 2020, the population
of Jordan was estimated at 10,203,134.
The State of Kuwait's
capital city is Kuwait City, and its national
currency is the Kuwaiti Dinar. The estimated population of Kuwait
in 2020 was 4,270,571.
The Republic of Lebanon's capital city is Beirut, and its national
currency is the Lebanese Pound. In 2020, the population of Lebanon
was estimated at 6,825,445.
The Sultanate of Oman's capital city is Muscat,
and its national currency is the Omani Real.
The estimated population of Oman in 2020 was 5,106,626.
The State of Qatar's capital city is Doha, and its national currency
is the Qatari Riyal. Qatar's estimated population in 2020 was
The United Arab Emirates' capital city is Abu Dhabi, and its national
currency is the Dirham. In 2020, 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 2020 was estimated at