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Gulf countries among world's top generators of food waste

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 13:19

Most GCC countries face a dearth in arable land and fresh water sources thus, depend heavily upon imported food staples to meet domestic food demand.

Gulf countries' large dependence on oil&gas a credit risk: S&P

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 13:01

The UAE economy appears the most diversified in the GCC, with oil and gas contributing only 31 percent of its total exports.

Kerry to discuss possible oil supply disruptions from Iraq conflict: Official

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 14:44

US Secretary of State John Kerry will discuss with Gulf countries this week possible oil disruptions from the Iraq conflict, a senior State Department official said on Sunday.

Inflation in GCC countries register increase of 2.96%

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 14:30

Inflation rates in the GCC countries has increased between 0.73 percent and 2.96 percent by the end of March 2014 compared to previous March.

Govt steps have helped reduce problems of NRIs in Gulf: Vayalar

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 21:40

With an aim of addressing problems faced by Indian workers in Gulf countries, the government has taken measures and as a result complaints of exploitation have come down significantly, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi said on Wednesday.

Gulf countries plans centre to monitor nuke radiation

Last Updated: Monday, November 12, 2012, 10:01

Gulf nations are planning to establish a centre to monitor radiation in order to avoid nuclear hazards in the peaceful use of atomic energy.

Finding last resting place for Indians in Gulf: Vayalar Ravi

Last Updated: Sunday, November 04, 2012, 18:14

To ease the legal troubles and logistical hassles of families of Indians who die in the Gulf countries, India has funded half of the $1.64-million funeral home project of the Indian community living in Sharjah.

CPI-M in Kerala protest against cancellation of AI services

Last Updated: Friday, September 28, 2012, 21:52

Protesting Air India`s cancellation of several services to Gulf countries, CPI(M) organised a `people`s march` to airports in the state.

Gulf countries projected to register strong growth

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 12:12

The GCC countries combined are estimated to grow 5.4 percent in 2012.

India women migrants vulnerable to exploitation in Gulf : UN

Last Updated: Monday, June 04, 2012, 23:45

Indian women migrants end up in vulnerable situations while working for employers in Gulf as justice is out of their reach,a UN report said.

Govt to set up women shelter homes in 17 countries

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 15:48

The government has decided to set up shelter homes for Indian women in distress in 17 countries, most of which are in labour intensive Gulf region.

Gulf countries meet in Istanbul

Last Updated: Saturday, January 28, 2012, 15:05

Foreign ministers of six Gulf countries are meeting in Istanbul to explore new ways of cooperation with Turkey amid Iran threats.