Thursday, Dec 01, 2022



After Taliban takeover, Afghans in the Gulf worry about home

August 30, 2021 5:46 pm

The UAE, which sent troops to Afghanistan during the twenty-year war including to train Afghan forces, says it has facilitated the evacuation of at least 36,500 people from Afghanistan and that as of this week it was temporarily housing around 8,500 Afghans.

Austerity experiment in oil-rich Gulf may falter post-crisis

June 03, 2020 2:19 pm

Saudi Arabia, the Arab world’s largest economy, announced a surprise tripling of value-added-taxes and trimmed allowances for government workers.

Gulf tanker incidents may raise shippers' costs, cut traffic

July 21, 2019 11:05 am

Many of the 2,000 companies operating ships in the region have ordered their vessels to transit Hormuz only during the daylight hours and at high speed. But only a handful of the companies have halted bookings.

Harbouring ambitions: Gulf states scramble for Somalia

May 02, 2018 2:44 pm

Since 2014, the UAE had trained and paid the salaries of Somali troops in Mogadishu and built an anti-piracy force in Puntland. Hundreds of weapons were looted from the training centre in Mogadishu as it shut down.

Interactive: No let up in flight of Kerala youth

September 23, 2014 11:45 am

This was the sixth in the series of a migration study conducted by the CDS for Kerala Planning Board.

Airline seats for LNG with Qatar may not pass muster

December 27, 2013 2:12 am

Aviation ministry says Qatar’s previous commitments unfulfilled.

Briefly World: Obama nominates Indian-American to key position

September 12, 2013 12:48 am

Talwar has been a Special Assistant to President Obama and Senior Director for Iran,Iraq and the Gulf states since 2009.

UN says increasing piracy off West Africa is a sign of concern

February 28, 2012 10:18 am

Pirate attacks off Africa's west coast in the Gulf of Guinea are increasing and becoming more violent,sophisticated and systematic.

Gulf 'belongs to Iran': Top military officer

April 30, 2011 4:30 pm

Iran says it gives 'moral support,to Bahrainis but is not involved in the protests there.

Entry of Saudi troops in Bahrain not invasion: US

March 15, 2011 9:22 am

The US has asked the Gulf countries to respect the rights of the people of Bahrain.


UAE Amnesty

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

UAE Amnesty begins