Gulf Cooperation Council: News

25 Mar 2024

Malayalam Movies

'The Goat Life': Prithviraj Sukumaran starrer's Gulf release postponed

The highly anticipated survival drama, The Goat Life (titled Aadujeevitham in Malayalam), starring Prithviraj Sukumaran, is set to be released on Thursday.

24 Jan 2024


'Fighter' to 'Beast': 5 Indian films banned in Gulf countries

Indian films, especially Bollywood movies, enjoy a huge fan following in the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) countries which includes Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

13 Jun 2022


Prophet row: Kuwait government to deport expats who protested

The Kuwaiti government has decided to take action against a number of expatriates who participated in an "illegal" protest against the controversial remarks made by suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma on Prophet Muhammad.

11 Jun 2022

Nupur Sharma

J&K: YouTuber held for uploading 'beheading' video of Nupur Sharma

Kashmir-based YouTuber Faisal Wani was arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Police on Saturday for uploading a video depicting the "beheading" of suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma.

09 Jun 2022

Nupur Sharma

Prophet row: FIRs against Nupur Sharma, Naveen Jindal, Saba Naqvi

Delhi Police have filed new cases against BJP spokesman Nupur Sharma and expelled leader Naveen Jindal, among others, for allegedly propagating hate messages in the midst of the controversy over statements made regarding the Prophet Muhammad.

08 Jun 2022


Prophet remarks: Reasons why India can't ignore Gulf outrage

The ongoing controversy over former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma making insulting statements against Prophet Muhammad has provoked negative reactions from Gulf countries.

07 Jun 2022

Nupur Sharma

Nupur Sharma suspension: What is Rule 10(a) of BJP Constitution?

Amid a backlash from the Arab nations against the comments made by former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma against Prophet Muhammad, the party on Sunday suspended her with "immediate effect" till further inquiry for expressing views contrary to its position.

16 Jan 2021

United Nations (UN)

At 18 million, India has largest diaspora in the world

The Indian diaspora, one of the most vibrant and dynamic, is the largest in the world, with 18 million people from the coUNtry living outside their homeland in 2020, the UN has said.

No NEET in Gulf; Centre may fly in aspirants: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to direct the Centre to hold the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Undergraduate (NEET-UG) at examination centers in the Middle East or online.

11 Dec 2018


UAE man calls fiancee 'idiot' on WhatsApp; fined Rs. 4L

Fights, jokes, and name-calling are quite common among couples.

02 Dec 2018


#InnovationAlert: An underwater Rail Network to connect UAE and India?

United Arab Emirates, a land of innovations, is mulling an underwater rail network to connect the nation with India.

23 Feb 2018

Pakistan News

International anti-money-laundering body to put Pakistan on grey-list for terror-financing

The global anti-money laundering watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), is reportedly going to put Pakistan back on its grey list of nations that fail to prevent terror-financing and money laundering.

04 Aug 2017

Saudi Arabia

Qatar okays law to give permanent residency to its expats

To counter boycott from the Saudi-led alliance, Qatar has now okayed a draft law that grants permanent residency cards to certain foreigners.

Indian immigration to Gulf dips, so do remittances

The number of Indian workers immigrating to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has declined to 507,296 in 2016 from 775,845 in 2014.

23 Apr 2017


India - Top remittance-receiver with $62.7bn inflows: World Bank report

India retained the top spot among remittance-receiving countries despite a significant 8.9% drop in remittances in 2016.

04 Apr 2017

United Nations (UN)

Syrian crisis: Arab NGOs pledge aid, focus shifts to EU

At a United Nations initiated conference in Doha, 25 Arab NGOs pledged $262 million in humanitarian funding for Syria.

31 Jan 2017

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia to introduce taxes for citizens

Reeling from the fallout of the massive fiscal deficit in the kingdom last year, Saudi Arabia's cabinet approved the unified agreement on Value Added Tax and selective taxes in the Gulf Cooperation Council states.

21 Oct 2016

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia raises $17.5 billion through first bond issue

Saudi Arabia raised a massive $17.5 billion in one of the largest bond sales clocked for an emerging country.