Arabian Peninsula

Dacic: We will work on advancement of Serbia-Yemen relations

BELGRADE - Serbian FM Ivica Dacic said on Monday after meeting with Yemeni counterpart Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak in Belgrade the two countries were connected by traditional friendship but would work on advancement and development of cooperation in numerous fields in the future.

Welcoming bin Mubarak, Dacic noted that Serbia-Yemen diplomatic relations had been established in 1957.

Gov'ts of Serbia, Qatar sign memorandum on cooperation in ICT sector

BELGRADE - Serbian Minister of Information and Telecommunications Mihailo Jovanovic and Qatar's Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammed bin Ali bin Mohammed Al Mannai signed on Wednesday in Doha an intergovernmental memorandum on cooperation in information and communication technologies.

Billion-dollar facelift as Bahrain bids to join Gulf boom

With a multi-billion dollar economic revamp in full swing, tiny Bahrain is vying to keep pace with its Gulf neighbors after more than a decade beset by political unrest.

It's a difficult path for the island nation that is a neighbor to gas-rich Qatar and connected by a causeway to Saudi Arabia, a key ally and the world's biggest oil exporter.

Brnabic: FTA with UAE to be signed within three months

DUBAI - Serbian PM Ana Brnabic said on Monday a Serbia-UAE FTA was expected to be signed within three months and that the Serbian government would submit to the UAE its comments on a draft of the agreement during the day.

In a statement to Tanjug, Brnabic said the signing of a FTA would help boost bilateral economic cooperation, which she noted was definitely below the potential.

Microsoft to create 36,000 data centre jobs in Qatar

Technology giant Microsoft announced Wednesday it will create 36,000 jobs in Qatar to boost the Gulf state's efforts to move away from reliance on its oil and gas industry.    

Created with support from the Qatar government, the new cloud data centre will be one of the US firm's biggest international projects.