Gulf countries

Saudi Arabia, UAE introduce VAT in first for Gulf

Saudi Arabia, UAE introduce VAT in first for Gulf

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates introduced value-added tax from Monday.

Jan 01, 2018, 23:02 PM IST
Gold smugglers now prefer Europe over Gulf countries: Customs

Gold smugglers now prefer Europe over Gulf countries: Customs

Recent cases of gold seizure show that smugglers are opting for the European route and newer modus operandi, officials said.

Nov 19, 2017, 13:26 PM IST
Do not fear boycott by Gulf countries, thousand times better off without them: Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani

Do not fear boycott by Gulf countries, thousand times better off without them: Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani

Qatar's Emir said on Tuesday his country was "a thousand times better off" without Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Nov 14, 2017, 20:31 PM IST
Sur, Oman: Perfect stop for lovers of exotic beaches

Sur, Oman: Perfect stop for lovers of exotic beaches

Sur, the second-richest city in Oman after the capital Muscat, has a lot to offer to travel junkies.

Oct 12, 2017, 08:29 AM IST

At least 56 dead as smugglers throw 300 African migrants into Yemen sea

At least 56 people have drowned over the past 24 hours, and dozens remain missing, after human traffickers forced 300 African migrants off two Yemen-bound boats and into the sea.

Aug 10, 2017, 22:38 PM IST
Indian workers emigrating to 6 Gulf nations declines by 34.6%, remittances fall

Indian workers emigrating to 6 Gulf nations declines by 34.6%, remittances fall

The decline in the number of Indian workers emigrating to the gulf countries has been attributed to economic slowdown in Gulf Cooperation Council or GCC countries by the MEA.

Jul 24, 2017, 08:30 AM IST

Donald Trump speaks with Gulf state leaders, urges unity

The White House says Trump urged unity and reiterated the importance of stopping terrorist financing and discrediting extremist ideology.

Jul 03, 2017, 11:26 AM IST

Call to close Al-Jazeera 'unacceptable attack' on free speech: UN

The four countries have given Qatar a 10-day deadline for implementation ending on July 4.

Jun 30, 2017, 22:51 PM IST
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.
 

Jun 22, 2017, 17:59 PM IST

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."

Jun 17, 2017, 14:47 PM IST

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.

Jun 12, 2017, 13:15 PM IST
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.

Jun 05, 2017, 13:03 PM IST

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

Feb 09, 2017, 19:27 PM IST
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.

Oct 19, 2016, 13:08 PM IST
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.

Sep 26, 2016, 13:19 PM IST
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.

Aug 23, 2016, 10:06 AM IST

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.

Aug 11, 2016, 22:44 PM IST
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.

Apr 04, 2016, 09:19 AM IST

Top 10 Richest Indians in the Gulf

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

Apr 03, 2016, 19:36 PM IST
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".

Feb 22, 2016, 18:57 PM IST