October 21, 2019

Thales gets agent to arbitration table

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From Intelligence Online In a small victory for Thales in its legal spat with its former Gulf agent Nabil Barakat, on March 20, Central District of California judge David Carter ordered Barakat’s company Wamar International(IOL 821) to agree to an arbitration process, in keeping with the terms of a contract the two parties signed in 2012. Barakat launched legal proceedings against […]

US suspects Russia planted fake news behind Qatar crisis

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From The Siasat Daily Doha [Qatar]: According to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation, U.S. investigators believe Russian hackers breached Qatar’s state news agency and planted a fake news report that contributed to a crisis among the US’ closest Gulf allies. The development came after the FBI recently sent a team of investigators to Doha […]

EMIRATES PRESIDENT: We don’t know if the US laptop ban will hurt business — but here’s how things went this weekend

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By Benjamin Zhang From Business Insider Emirates Airline won’t be able to gauge the financial effects of the US government’s ban on laptops on flights from the Middle East until May, but the rollout of the policy last weekend was relatively smooth, its president, Sir Tim Clark, said in an interview with Business Insider. “I […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events (From BIG FISH 95.5)

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Gulfstream service centers get maintenance approvals from Brazil, Cayman Islands, India, Hong Kong and Qatar From Aviation tribune Gulfstream Aerospace today announced that several of its service centers recently earned approved maintenance organization (AMO) designations from civil aviation authorities worldwide, increasing maintenance and repair options for customers. The authorizations were secured from several countries, including […]