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Iran sends 1,100 tonnes of food to Qatar daily

Iran sends 1,100 tonnes of food to Qatar daily

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain are among several countries which announced on June 5 the suspension of all ties to Qatar over what they say is its support for extremist groups and its political proximity to Iran.
 

Qatar says blockade by Arab states is collective punishment

The head of Qatar's human rights committee on Saturday denounced moves by several Arab states to isolate his country, calling it "collective punishment" that affects families, students and those in ill health even as three other Gulf countries defended the measures and announced steps to ease the impact on "our brotherly Qatari people."

Qatar begins shipping cargo through Oman to bypass Gulf rift

Qatar says it has begun shipping cargo through to Oman to bypass Gulf countries that have cut off sea routes to the tiny, energy rich nation.

Here's why Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, UAE cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

Here's why Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, UAE cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

Qatar, which will host the 2022 football World Cup, is a member of the US-led coalition to defeat the Islamic State group.

No restriction on migration to Gulf countries: Government

The government has not imposed any restriction on migration to Gulf countries, but it has advised Indians not to travel to Yemen

IMF stresses upon spending cuts in Gulf despite oil recovery

IMF stresses upon spending cuts in Gulf despite oil recovery

A modest recovery in oil prices falls short of filling budgetary gaps in crude-exporting Gulf countries, the International Monetary Fund said, stressing the need to cut spending.

Can profit by meeting agricultural demands of Gulf: PM Modi

Can profit by meeting agricultural demands of Gulf: PM Modi

Urging scientists to draw up focused targets in agriculture to boost exports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that Indian farmers can benefit by meeting the demands of the Gulf countries.

India's private airlines request govt to allow them skip Pakistani airspace

India's private airlines request govt to allow them skip Pakistani airspace

In addition to the security aspects it is also economic concerns that the private airlines have cited in order to avoid Pakistani airspace.

Centre ensuring protection of Indian workers in Gulf countries: Sushma

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said in Rajya Sabha that 55,730 Indians have returned from Saudi Arabia since August 2015 and the government was closely monitoring the situation in Gulf countries - which are plagued by economic downturn due to fall in crude oil prices.

John Kerry due in Riyadh to seek mending ties with Gulf states

John Kerry due in Riyadh to seek mending ties with Gulf states

General Secretary of Gulf Cooperation Council Abdullateef Alzayani has said that US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Gulf foreign ministers on Thursday in Manama.

Top 10 Richest Indians in the Gulf

There is a long list of Indians who have established big business empires in the Gulf

IMF chief Christine Lagarde urges Gulf states to bring in taxes

IMF chief Christine Lagarde urges Gulf states to bring in taxes

The International Monetary Fund chief urged on Monday oil-exporting Gulf countries to introduce taxes, warning that low crude prices are likely to stay for an "extended period".

'Money in account of suspected ISI agent came from Srinagar, Gulf countries'

Uttar Pradesh Police on Wednesday said the money in the account of suspected ISI agent Mohammad Eizaz, who was arrested from Meerut on November 27, was deposited from Srinagar and gulf countries.

'Gulf must impose taxes to strengthen fiscal positions'

Gulf countries should start levying taxes to strengthen their fiscal positions in view of the current low oil prices which are expected to slowdown their economies, according to a global organisation for Chartered Accountants.

Qatar economy largest among GCC: Expert

Projects worth more than USD 31 billion are expected to be bid in 2015, he said.

Gulf expat workers send home $100 billion: Report

Foreigners working in the energy-rich Arab states of the Gulf sent more than $100 billion in remittances to their home countries last year, an economic report showed Tuesday.

Gulf oil exporters should cut spending, diversify: IMF

The wealthy monarchies, however, should "not react in a knee-jerk way to lower oil prices", the IMF Middle East and Central Asia chief Masood Ahmed told AFP in an interview Monday.

Diamond trade under lens for suspected terror financing

Trading of diamonds especially with a gulf country has come under the lens of intelligence agencies here for suspected terror financing and money laundering.

Gulf braces for tough times over oil price plunge

Pumping about 17.5 million barrels per day, GCC countries are forecast to lose at least half their oil revenues, or around $350 billion a year, at current price levels.

UAE shares 55% e-commerce market of Gulf countries

The UAE shares 55 percent e-commerce market of Gulf countries as it registered 300 percent growth in the online market between 2013 and 2014, according to a survey.