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Coronavirus curfew complicates lives of Kuwaiti polygamists
Abu Othman, like thousands of Kuwaiti men, has struggled to split his time between two wives living in separate homes amid the Gulf state's strict lockdown to combat the coronavirus.
Saudi Arabia to enforce full lockdown during Eid al-Fitr holiday
Saudi Arabia will enforce a round-the-clock nationwide curfew during the five-day Eid al-Fitr holiday later this month to fight the coronavirus, the interior ministry said Tuesday, as infections spike.
Saudi Arabia announces 24-hour curfew for Eid Al-Fitr holiday
A 24-hour curfew will be imposed across the Kingdom during the five-day Eid Al-Fitr holiday (May 23 to 27) to check the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Saudi Interior Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
Speaker praises Amir’s address
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received on Saturday a cable from National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem who expressed deep gratitude and appreciation for his address marking last ten days of the blessed month of Ramadan.
More Saudis return home as Kingdom ramps up repatriation drive
Three Saudia flights carrying passengers from Moscow, Munich, and Islamabad have arrived in Riyadh, as part of the Kingdom’s efforts to repatriate stranded citizens due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus disinfection gates installed at two holy mosques in Makkah, Madinah
Saudi Arabia has bolstered coronavirus precautionary measures at the two Holy Mosques in Makkah and Madinah, by installing sterilisation gates for worshippers.
'Total curfew' announced in Kuwait to stop coronavirus spread
Kuwait will enact a 'total curfew' from 4pm on May 10 until May 30 to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus, the Information Ministry said on Twitter on Friday.
UAE to provide free sim cards, coronavirus safety box to workers
To mark International Workers' Day on May 1, the National Program for Happiness and Wellbeing, NPHW, launched a community-driven safety campaign to improve the health and social well-being of workers in support of national efforts to fight the novel coronavirus Covid-19.
Combating coronavirus: Etihad extends suspension of scheduled flights till May 15
Etihad and other UAE airlines have been operating outbound-only flights for foreigners wishing to leave the Gulf Arab state
Covid-19: UAE authorities direct emirates to explore re-opening of malls
The two government bodies responsible for overseeing the UAE’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic said it has directed authorities in country to explore the possibility of re-opening malls.
Coronavirus: Muscat to remain in total lockdown until May 8
Oman’s capital city Muscat is to remain in complete lockdown until May 8, government officials announced.
Dubai Expo 2020: BIE's executive committee agrees to propose one-year delay
The Executive Committee of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) has agreed to propose the postponement of Expo 2020 Dubai to the proposed dates of October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.
Vessel boarded by armed men in Gulf of Oman released - UKMTO
A vessel that was boarded by armed men at anchor in the Gulf of Oman on Tuesday has been released, the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) said.
Muscat to go into lockdown from Friday until April 22
Oman’s Supreme Committee, which is overseeing the sultanate’s efforts to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, has announced that Muscat will go into lockdown from tomorrow (Friday, April 10).
Oman reports first coronavirus fatality
Oman has recorded its first coronavirus-related death amid the ongoing global pandemic, local authorities have announced.
Coronavirus: Over 600 expats repatriated from Kuwait
Kuwait Interior Ministry has announced that 611 expats have been repatriated to their native country.
Muscat to Perth cable project likely complete by end-2021
The sub-sea Oman Australia Cable (OAC) project between Muscat and Perth is likely to be finished by December 2021, Australian cable development firm SUB.CO has announced.
Kuwait closes shopping malls to curb spread of coronavirus
Kuwait has closed down all shopping malls, arcades, barber shops and salons in a further move to combat the spread of coronavirus.
Revealed: These are UAE's 19 richest people, and control Dh206b wealth
The UAE is home to 24 billionaires, the highest in the Middle East and North Africa region, controlling $69.2 billion (Dh254 billion) wealth, according to the latest Hurun Global Rich List.
Edelman wins $5.6m PR deal to promote B20 forum in Saudi Arabia
Public relations outfit Edelman has won a $5.6 million deal from Saudi Basic Industries (SABIC) to promote the global business conference tied to this year’s G20 summit in the kingdom.
Oman’s sultan says government will work to reduce debt
Oman's Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said said on Sunday the government would work to reduce public debt and restructure public institutions and companies to bolster the economy.
How $20m Saudi Cup can be catalyst to promote horse racing in kingdom
Horse racing has the potential to challenge football as Saudi Arabia’s number one sport, according to Tom Ryan, Saudi Jockey Club’s director of strategy and international racing.
Workshop in Riyadh tackles academic accreditation
The Saudi Education and Training Evaluation Commission (ETEC) inaugurated on Friday a workshop for the deans of medical colleges in the Kingdom to tackle the issue of academic accreditation.
Saudi Arabia on a fast track to gender equality, study suggests
Rapid reform in Saudi Arabia is opening the door for female “role models and leaders of the future” — and the Kingdom’s women are seizing the opportunity, according to major employers.
Philippines President Duterte praises Kuwaiti government over handling of Villavende case
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has praised the way the Kuwaiti government handled the case of slain Filipino domestic worker Jeanelyn Villavende, according to a report by the Philippines News Agency.
Neom close to revealing latest grand plans for city project
Detailed construction plans are set to be revealed for Neom, the vast cross-border city in Tabuk in northwestern Saudi Arabia.
Abdullah bin Zayed receives Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received Sabri Boukadoum, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Algeria.
Mohammed bin Rashid praises Dubai Press Club’s contributions to regional media development
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today visited the new headquarters of the Government of Dubai Media Office, GDMO, located in Offices 2, One Central at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia visits Wahat Al Karama
Dr. Miro Cerar, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia visited this Wednesday Wahat Al Karama, Abu Dhabi’s national and cultural landmark designed to commemorate the sacrifices and heroic deeds of UAE martyrs to defend their homeland and protect its achievements.
UAE sees no immediate risk to oil flow through Strait of Hormuz
The UAE’s energy minister said on Wednesday he saw no immediate risk to oil passing through the vital gateway of the Strait of Hormuz after Iran attacked bases housing US forces in Iraq.
2,514 working women benefit from Saudi Human Resources Development Fund program
The Saudi Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf) announced that 2,514 Saudi female employees benefited from accredited centers for nurseries and daycare for children in various regions of the Kingdom.
Adoption of orphans ‘helps social integration’ in Saudi Arabia
Dr. Majed Qanash, a behavior and psychological specialist, has told Arab News that adopting orphans can aid their integration into society and have positive benefits on their mental state.
Hotel giant inks deal to make debut in Oman's historic Nizwa
The Royal Oman Police Pension Fund has inked a deal with Marriott International to debut the Courtyard by Marriott brand in Nizwa, Oman.
Remote work platform to change the Saudi labor market
Technology has opened a window for job opportunities that overcome the obstacles of time and place.
Saudi foreign minister to visit Pakistan on Thursday
Saudi Arabia never wants to lose the public support it enjoys in Pakistan and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal is believed to be visiting Islamabad to dispel such an impression, The Express Tribune quoted diplomatic sources as saying.
Emirates President Tim Clark to retire from Dubai carrier in June
DUBAI: The president of Dubai-based airline Emirates will retire in June after 17 years at the helm of the Middle East’s biggest carrier, the company confirmed Wednesday.
Two killed, 13 injured in Saudi university building collapse
Two people were killed and 13 were injured on Tuesday after the collapse of a building at Al Maarefa University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Fire erupts in UAE building, 150 families evacuated
The Fujairah Civil Defence evacuated 150 families from 48 apartments of Al Khail building in Fujairah after a fire erupted in one of the apartments.
Two killed, 13 injured in Saudi university building collapse
Two people were killed and 13 were injured on Tuesday after the collapse of a building at Al Maarefa University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia’s first female CEO makes Forbes 100 most powerful women
Saudi Arabia’s first female CEO is named in Forbes 100 most powerful women in the world for a second time.
Saudi Civil Service Ministry links up with 90 other agencies
The Ministry of Civil Service, through a strategic partnership with the e-government program “Yesser,” has linked central databases with 90 government agencies representing more than 86 percent of public sector employees.
Manpower authority to text employers about violations detected in inspections
The Public Authority for Manpower said it is currently working on linking all labor departments and investment branches at co-operative societies through an automated system.
UAE portal for public, private sector jobs launched
UAE launched another jobs portal on Tuesday to aid Emiratis in finding employment in 160 professions - public and private sectors.
20 best places to work in Saudi Arabia revealed
Great Place to Work, a global research, training and consultancy firm, has revealed its fifth annual list of best workplaces in Saudi Arabia.
Amr Al-Madani, the man in charge of the AlUla project — Saudi Arabia’s ‘Yellow oil’
Amr Al-Madani is in no doubt about the significance of the AlUla heritage project he is heading up for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. “It is our yellow oil,” he said — a reference to the sandy landscape in the northwest of the country, just over 100 km from the Red Sea coast.
Climate risks push Kuwait to reconsider oil capacity targets
Kuwait, OPEC’s fourth-biggest member, is considering cuts to its oil production capacity targets, in large part because mounting concern about climate change will constrict demand for fossil fuels.
Flat6Labs Bahrain in talks with two Indian start-ups to acquire stakes
Flat6Labs Bahrain is in advanced talks with two Indian start-ups to acquire minority equity stakes, a senior executive associated with the deal has said.
INTERVIEW: A female lawyer at the peak of a man’s world
The law is a tough profession. In Saudi Arabia, it has its own particular challenges. To be a woman in that environment is especially demanding.
Russian sovereign fund chief hails ‘outstanding’ potential for cooperation with Saudi Arabia
There is “outstanding potential for cooperation” between Saudi Arabia and Russia, the head of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund told Arab News on Sunday.
579 Pakistani prisoners released from Saudi Arabia
A sub-committee of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Overseas Pakistani and Human Resource Development on Wednesday was informed that so far 579 Pakistani prisoners had been repatriated from Saudi Arabia to the country.
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