Gulf

PM Narendra Modi arrives in Jordan to rousing welcome; greeted with chants of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'

PM Narendra Modi arrives in Jordan to rousing welcome; greeted with chants of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'

 PM Narendra Modi on Friday arrived in Jordan on the first leg of his four-nation tour that will take him to Palestine, besides the UAE and Oman in the Gulf.

Feb 09, 2018, 21:36 PM IST
Gulf, West Asian region is key priority in our external engagement: PM Narendra Modi

Gulf, West Asian region is key priority in our external engagement: PM Narendra Modi

PM Modi will visit Gulf and the West Asian region from February 9-12, 2018. 

Feb 09, 2018, 00:02 AM IST
In a first, Saudi, UAE introduce VAT in tax-free Gulf

In a first, Saudi, UAE introduce VAT in tax-free Gulf

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates introduced value-added tax from today, a first for the Gulf which has long prided itself on its tax-free, cradle-to-grave welfare system.

Jan 01, 2018, 17:21 PM IST

Turkish President Erdogan pledges military support for Qatar on Doha visit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged his country's continued military support for Qatar during a visit to Doha today, according to state media, amid an ongoing Gulf political crisis.

Nov 15, 2017, 23:57 PM IST
Harvey claims second fatality as floodwaters rise in Texas

Harvey claims second fatality as floodwaters rise in Texas

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice said it was forced to evacuate about 4,500 inmates from three state prisons near the Brazos River because of rising water. 

Aug 27, 2017, 18:17 PM IST

Iran rejects US claims of unsafe drone flight in Gulf

On July 26, a US Navy patrol ship fired warning shorts at a Guards vessel after the two came within (137 metres) (150 yards) of each other in disputed circumstances.

Aug 15, 2017, 16:52 PM IST

Turkey, Qatar launch joint military exercises: reports

Turkey and its main regional ally Qatar today launched military exercises in the emirate that will involve some 250 Turkish troops and 30 armoured vehicles, reports said.

Aug 02, 2017, 06:35 AM IST

Iran says new tensions between Revolutionary Guards and US Navy

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday that U.S. Navy ships came close to their vessels in the Gulf and shot flares.

Jul 29, 2017, 16:36 PM IST
Qatar dismisses Gulf demands but says open for dialogue

Qatar dismisses Gulf demands but says open for dialogue

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said on Thursday that Doha was interested in negotiating legitimate issues concerning fellow Gulf states.

Jun 29, 2017, 15:44 PM IST
Iran sends naval fleet to Oman, Indian Ocean, Gulf of Aden

Iran sends naval fleet to Oman, Indian Ocean, Gulf of Aden

Iran has dispatched two warships to Oman to start their mission in the international waters. An Iranian naval flotilla left to Oman on Sunday to progress towards a mission to the north of the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden.

 

Jun 12, 2017, 15:00 PM IST
Germany calls for diplomacy to resolve Qatar crisis, end blockade

Germany calls for diplomacy to resolve Qatar crisis, end blockade

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar this week over its alleged support of terrorism, a charge Qatar dismissed on Friday as baseless.
 

Jun 09, 2017, 16:22 PM IST

Amid heightened tensions, Iran tells Saudi navy vessels not to get close to its waters

Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) warned Saudi naval vessels taking part in military exercises in the Gulf on Wednesday not to get close to Iranian waters, in a sign of heightened tensions between the two regional rivals.

Oct 05, 2016, 18:18 PM IST

Forcing low airfares on Gulf route may attract litigation:Govt

Making Indian carriers offer low airfares on the Gulf route might result in discriminatory pricing and attract litigation by foreign airlines, according to the Civil Aviation Ministry.

Aug 14, 2016, 16:17 PM IST
Weak oil prices may hit remittances from Gulf nations: Crisil

Weak oil prices may hit remittances from Gulf nations: Crisil

Continuing weakness in oil prices may impact remittances from Gulf countries into India, a report by domestic ratings agency Crisil said.

May 22, 2016, 16:21 PM IST

"Social curse" of huge personal debt raises worries in wealthy Qatar

Credit cards on the limit, huge bank borrowings and a struggle to repay loans: these are the personal debt problems of some Qataris despite the Gulf state`s reputation for fabulous wealth.

Mar 04, 2016, 12:45 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

Gulf states unlikely to drop dollar peg: S&P

Gulf states are not expected to drop their long-term monetary link to the US dollar after the sharp drop in oil prices and fiscal reserves, Standard and Poor`s said Tuesday.

Jan 19, 2016, 17:43 PM IST
Gulf shares slide on oil rout, Iran's return

Gulf shares slide on oil rout, Iran's return

Share prices in the energy-rich Gulf states nosedived Sunday following the sharp decline in oil prices and the expected rise in Iranian crude exports after the lifting of economic sanctions.

Jan 17, 2016, 14:59 PM IST
Warning! Should Donald Trump win, flow of Gulf money to US could stop

Warning! Should Donald Trump win, flow of Gulf money to US could stop

Even as the race for the US presidential elections 2016 is hitting up, the United Arab Emirates has sound a warning that should Donald Trump win, the flow of Gulf money to the country would stop.

Jan 14, 2016, 18:03 PM IST

Iran frees U.S. sailors with start of nuclear deal in sight

Iran freed 10 U.S. sailors on Wednesday, a day after detaining them aboard two U.S. Navy patrol boats in the Gulf, bringing a swift end to an incident that had rattled nerves just before the expected implementation of a landmark nuclear accord.

Jan 14, 2016, 06:15 AM IST