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Saudi Arabia to host G20 summit in 2020
Saudi Arabia announced it will host the G20 summit in November next year in the capital Riyadh, Al Arabiya TV reported on Wednesday.
Jeddah hotel rates fall to 11-year low in March
Average hotel rates in Jeddah slumped to their lowest mark since April 2008 in March, according to analysts STR.
Kuwait’s population growth eases led by slowdown in expat growth: NBK Report
Population growth hovered near multi-year lows in 2017 and 2018, led by historically weaker growth in the number of expatriates as Kuwaitization efforts and higher administrative fees put a damper on expat hiring activity.
Former exec sues Kuwait-backed firm over age discrimination
The former head of real estate at Wafra Investment Advisory Group has sued the Kuwait-backed firm and its CEO Fawaz Al-Mubaraki claiming he was illegally fired because of his age.
Sri Lanka starts work on Oman-backed $3.85bn refinery near strategic port
Sri Lanka began construction Sunday of a nearly $4 billion oil refinery it hopes will revive foreign interest in its shipping facilities after Beijing's takeover of a nearby port spooked international investors.
Dalma Mall records 99% plus occupancy rate
Dalma mall, one of Abu Dhabi's iconic retail destination, became one of the few malls to report 99 per cent plus tenancy of the gross leasable area in Q1 2019.
Saudi-Kuwaiti talks on shared oil said to stall over Chevron
Talks between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to restart two oil fields in a neutral zone between the countries have stalled again, this time over the role of Chevron Corp, according to people familiar with the matter.
Saudi Arabia looks to boost number of female workers in tourism sector
Saudi Arabia plans to boost the number of women working in its tourism sector.
Saudi Culture Ministry to offer residency for international artists
International artists will be offered the chance for the first time to take up residency in Saudi Arabia.
Labor complaints in Oman drop by 14 percent
Complaints involving breaches of labor laws in Oman dropped significantly in the last four years, the daily Times of Oman said.
Saudi Digital Library stages excellence award ceremony
The Saudi Digital Library (SDL) will host an excellence award ceremony for the scientific output of Saudi universities next Saturday.
Oman's lower borrowing plans 'won't alter creditworthiness'
Plans to finance Oman's fiscal deficit partly through non-debt creating flows are positive but they do not alter the country's creditworthiness, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Dubai Prosecution settles 30,618 cases in just over a year
The Dubai Public Prosecution was able to settle 30,618 cases between November 2017 and the end of 2018 after Dubai’s penal order legislation helped improve its working processes, according to Attorney-General Essam Eisa Al Humaidan.
Now, Saudi women can work as flight attendants
It did not take long for Saudis to get used to female cashiers at local supermarkets in 2010 - nor did it take much time to get used to saleswomen explaining the differences among vacuum cleaners, mobile phones, cameras and a variety of electronics from tablets to cameras a couple of year later. Then came women behind the wheel in 2018.
Real Madrid ordered to pay $1m over Oman football match
An Omani court has ordered that Spanish football giants Real Madrid pay $1.19 million in compensation to an Oman-based events company after failing to bring to bring its top footballers to a 2014 Oman Legends Cup match against arch-rivals FC Barcelona, according to local media.
ADNOC, US firm sign $244m Abu Dhabi oil exploration deal
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced on Saturday, the signing of an agreement to award an onshore block – known as Onshore Block 3 – to US-based oil and gas exploration and production company Occidental Petroleum.
Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ula will be unveiled to the world ‘once work is complete’
Al-Ula, home to UNESCO World Heritage Site Madain Saleh, will be revealed to the world once tourism-related projects in the region are complete.
Sharjah Islamic art fest to begin tomorrow
A total of 377 art pieces and 238 activities will be organised during this year's Sharjah Islamic Art Festival (SIAF), which will kick off on Wednesday at the Sharjah Art Museum.
Sharjah-Kalba bus route transports 85,000 passengers in six months
The public bus route No E116, which connects Sharjah with Kalba city, has attracted up to 85,000 passengers since its expansion from Khor Fakkan to Kalba in May.
Constant innovation will drive Dubai retail industry
A steady pace of innovation, combined with a focus on experiences and digital transformation will help drive Dubai's retail industry to new heights, experts said on Wednesday.
Saudi Arabia’s culture ministry turns historic central Jeddah site into an ‘open museum’
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture has transformed a historic site in central Jeddah into an “open museum.”
Kuwait's Sheikh Ahmad temporarily steps aside from IOC after forgery charge
World sport powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah said he was "temporarily" stepping aside from his International Olympic Committee duties on Monday after he was charged with forgery in Switzerland.
US, Saudi Discuss Civil Nuclear Engagement
US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih discussed on Monday a wide array of issues, including the potential for US-Saudi civil nuclear engagement.
Swedish woman deported from Dubai for taking pictures of immigration officer during 'angry row'
A Swedish woman has been deported for taking pictures of an immigration officer during a row at Dubai International Airport, the emirate’s attorney general said.
Russia backs Saudi Arabia
Dubai : Russia sided with Saudi Arabia in the ongoing diplomatic rift with Canada yesterday, issuing a statement accusing the latter of attempting to “politicize human rights issues.
No room for mediation
Jeddah : Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister said yesterday there was “nothing to mediate” in the dispute with Canada.
Nine-day Eid Al Adha holiday announced from August 17
Authorities in Saudi Arabia have announced a nine-day holiday for Eid Al Adha.
Saudi Airlines suspends flights to Canada after Riyadh expels ambassador
Saudi’s spat with Canada continued on Monday as Riyadh announced the suspension of training, scholarships and fellowships for its students in that country, and Saudi Airlines suspended flights to and from Toronto from August 13.
UAE supports Saudi move to expel Canadian ambassador
The UAE has expressed its absolute rejection of any interference in the internal affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and voiced its support for any actions or policies the country may take or adopt in this regard.
5-day Eid Al Adha holiday announced in Kuwait
Kuwait has announced a five-day-long Eid Al Adha holiday
Best services to Hajj pilgrims ordered
The Cabinet yesterday, chaired by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, ordered the Bahrain Hajj Mission to provide all necessary services
Saudi Arabia asks Canadian ambassador to leave
Saudi Arabia has ordered the Canadian ambassador to leave the Kingdom within 24 hours, and said it would freeze "all new business" between the Kingdom and Canada.
Fahaheel Expressway development may begin on April 2021: Minister
KUWAIT: Minister of Public Works and State Minister for Municipal Affairs Hussam Al-Roumi said work on developing Fahaheel Expressway (Road No 30) may begin on April 2021,
18,000 Civil Defense officers ready to protect pilgrims Previous
Makkah Region Development Authority has deployed all its administrative and technical cadres, adding up to more than 14,000 employees
Swedish woman deported from Dubai for taking pictures of immigration officer during 'angry row'
A Swedish woman has been deported for taking pictures of an immigration officer during a row at Dubai International Airport, the emirate’s attorney general said.
Default rate among UAE SMEs drops significantly
Defaults among small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UAE
50% discount on traffic fines in Fujairah
Following the directives of Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah
Dubai's Sheikh Hamdan launches groundbreaking film's trailer
a documentary movie directed by acclaimed cinematographer
Abu Dhabi-Karachi PIA flight evacuated after fuel tank layer comes off
Passengers of a Abu Dhabi-Karachi Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
Fujairah Ruler pardons 53 prisoners on occasion of Ramadan
The Ruler of the emirate of Fujairah has ordered the release of 53 inmates
Is it going to rain in Dubai? This new radar can tell
Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director-General of Dubai Municipality
Sheikh Khalifa leaves UAE on private visit
The President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Laundry driver cleared of molesting 10-year-old boy
A Pakistani laundry driver has been cleared by the Court of First Instance
Reduce your Dubai electricity bills with smart flowers
Residents can now add smart flowers to their private gardens to generate
Emiratis capture stunning Dubai wild side, with an iPhone 7
The tall skyscrapers and massive malls often take the spotlight in Dubai
Emirati man, woman get jail terms for joining Daesh
A 29-year-old Emirati man, identified as S.H.S, was sentenced to life
Creativity is key to get employed in UAE
Education providers and universities must hone innovative
RAK police nab Asian drug smuggler
The Ras Al Khaimah Police, in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior
Watch: Dubai Police put out boat fire near floating bridge
In a heroic and stunning video, the Dubai Police
Nakheel posts biggest net profit in its history
Nakheel has announced an annual net profit of Dh4.96 billion in 2016
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