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Saudi Arabia and Oman announce first land crossing

TDT | Manama The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com Saudi Arabia and Oman announced yesterday the opening of the first land crossing between the two Gulf neighbours. “The 725 - kilometre Saudi- Omani road will cont...

UAE announces reduced working week with new weekend

Agencies | Abu Dhabi The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com The UAE Government is to adopt a new four and a half day working week, effective from January 1, 2022. The move applies to Federal government entities and comes...

Myanmar's Suu Kyi jailed for four years: Govt spokesperson

Agencies | Naypyidaw The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi received a four-year jail term on Monday on charges of incitement and violations of the law on natural disasters, a ...

Justin Bieber thrills fans at Saudi Arabia concert

Agencies | Jeddah  The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com Pop star Justin Bieber hit the stage with full enthusiasm for a concert in Saudi Arabia on December 5. As per TMZ, Bieber hit the stage on Sunday...

Pakistan receives $3 billion loan from Saudi Arabia

Reuters | Karachi, Pakistan The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com Pakistan yesterday received a $3 billion loan from Saudi Arabia, the prime minister’s finance adviser said, as part of an economic support packag...

Omicron variant may have picked up a piece of common-cold virus

Agencies | Cambridge The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com The Omicron variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 likely acquired at least one of its mutations by picking up a snippet of genetic material from another virus ...

Saudi-French initiative to solve Lebanon crisis

Agencies | Riyadh The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com A Saudi-French initiative to solve the diplomatic crisis between the Gulf States and Lebanon was announced yesterday by French President Emmanuel Macron. Macron re...

UAE signs ‘historic’ deal to buy 80 Rafale fighter jets

Agencies | Abu Dhabi The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com The United Arab Emirates has signed a deal for 80 French-made Rafale fighter jets, the biggest international order ever made for the warplanes, officials said on yeste...

WHO says measures against Delta work for Omicron variant too

AP | Manila The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com World Health Organization officials in the Western Pacific say border closures adopted by some countries may buy time to deal with the omicron coronavirus vari...

Lebanese minister whose comments sparked Saudi dispute to resign

Reuters | Beirut The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com Lebanese Information Minister George Kordahi is expected to announce his resignation today to pave the way for a possible resolution of a diplomatic spat between Lebanon an...

Gulf Air gets 5 Star rating at APEX second year in a row

TDT | Manama The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com Gulf Air received APEX Five Star Major Official Airline Rating at the APEX EXPO held in-person between 30 November and 2 December 2021, for the second consecutive year in a row...

US not optimistic about nuke talks

TDT | Manama The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com The United States has little optimism about reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and said it would know in a day or so if Iran would negotiate in good faith as Tehran put forwar...

British expert claims to have found the exact spot of MH370

TDT | Manama The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com A British engineer says he is “very confident” he has found the exact spot where MH370 crashed. The missing Malaysian Airlines plane vanished in 2014 with 239 onboa...

India confirms two cases of Omicron variant

Agencies | New Delhi The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com India on Thursday confirmed its first cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant in two people who travelled abroad, and a top medical expert urged people to get vaccinat...

World War II bomb explodes in Munich injuring four people

Agencies | Munich The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com Four people were injured in Munich on Wednesday, one of them seriously, when a bomb dropped on the city during World War II was set off during constructi...