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Riyadh rejects international probe
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Thursday dismissed Turkey's demand for an international inquiry into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Oman marks its 48th National Day
The Sultanate of Oman has celebrated its 48th National Day, marking a period of peace and development under the leadership of Sultan Qaboos.
Kuwaiti Minister of Public Works resigns amid flooding fallout
Kuwaiti Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Hossam Al-Roumi has resigned following intense flooding across the country that left at least one person dead, it was announced on Saturday.
Work starts at $2bn Mina Al Sultan Qaboos project
Groundwork is underway at Mina Al Sultan Qaboos, the joint venture development project between Dubai property giant Damac Properties and Oman’s tourism development arm Omran.
Kuwait shuts government offices and schools ahead of next wave of extreme weather
Kuwait will shut government ministries, state institutions and schools from Wednesday after forecasters warned of three days of extreme weather.
Oman unveils its Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion design
Oman unveiled its design for the Sultanate's Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion, which is inspired by the shape of a frankincense tree in a contemporary style.
Bahrain court issues death sentence over 2016 bombing
A Bahrain court on Monday sentenced to death one person and another to life in prison over a 2016 bombing that killed a woman in a Shiite-majority village.
Kuwait aims for 100% nationals employed in public sector
Kuwait’s public sector will eventually be 100 percent comprised of Kuwaiti nationals, according to Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan.
Stability of Saudi, Egypt crucial for region: Gargash
The fifth Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate (ADSD) kicked off in the capital on Sunday with keynote speeches by Dr Ebtesam Al Ketbi, President of Emirates Policy Centre (EPC) and Dr Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.
Kuwait seeks $59m for international advisor for railway project
Kuwait’s Public Authority for Roads and Transportation has requested a “special budget” of KD 18 million ($59m) for an international advisor to help design the country’s railway project, according to a local media report.
Saudi, Bahrain say King Hamad Causeway tender to open soon
Saudi Arabian and Bahraini Government officials said a tender for King Hamad Causeway, the planned billion-dollar construction project linking both kingdoms, is expected to be issued this week.
Saudi minister leads Kingdom delegation at GCC financial meet
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan recently headed the Saudi delegation at the 108th meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states’ Financial and Economic Cooperation Committee in Kuwait.
Kuwait’s public works minister resigns amid severe flooding
Kuwait’s Minster of Public Works Hussam Al-Roumi resigned on Friday after flooding across the country.
ThePlace: Umluj is a city in the Tabuk province
Umluj Saudi Arabia has no shortage of breathtaking scenery and landscapes that look like paintings brought to life. A perfect example of this is the picturesque beaches of Umluj.
How the Muscat Compact aims to shape the future of transport
The IRU World Congress wrapped on Thursday signed the Muscat Compact, a roadmap for the future of road transport, mobility, trade and logistics.
Bahrain's Investcorp expands European industrial real estate portfolio
Bahrain-based Investcorp has announced the acquisition of five industrial units in Scotland for £11.5 million ($14.6 million).
Saudi Arabia to build first nuclear research reactor
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday laid the foundation stone for the kingdom's first nuclear research reactor, state media said, as the Kingdom seeks to diversify its energy mix.
Strategies behind the Iran sanctions — Arab News' weekly energy recap
Crude oil prices continued their downward momentum with Brent crude falling to nearly a three-month-low at $72.83 per barrel.
General Commission for Audiovisual Media classifies media content as per KSA’s policies
The General Commission for Audiovisual Media (GCAM) has completely classified and licensed 254 items of media content during the third quarter of 2018, including 51 films, 116 electronic games, and 87 licensed games.
Saudi Arabia to host Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries meeting in Makkah
Saudi Arabia will host the 13th General Assembly of the Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC) next week. Delegations from more than 34 nations are expected to attend.
Saudi delegation at UN stresses on kingdom’s keenness to protect human rights
Saudi Arabia's permanent delegation to the United Nations has stressed on the Kingdom’s keenness to the implementation and protection of human rights.
Saudi minister highlights importance of humans in ‘powering change’
Days after Saudi Arabia made history by becoming the first country to grant citizenship to a robot, the Kingdom’s communication minister, has been speaking of the importance of humans in powering change.
Saudi pilot speaks about how she hit the glass ceiling
Hanadi Al-Hindi hasn’t flown for five years, but her name will be remembered as the first Saudi woman to fly with a Saudi commercial pilot license.
Saudi initiative exempts less-developed countries from $6bn debt
Saudi Arabia has canceled $6 billion of debt owed to the Kingdom from the least developed countries.
Saudi Arabia cancels $6bn of debt for least developed countries
Saudi Arabia has cancelled $6 billion of debt owed to the Kingdom from the least developed countries.
32 Saudi exhibitors to attend travel fair in London
Saudi Arabia, represented by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), will take part in the World Travel Market (WTM) in London on Nov. 5-7.
Rijal Alma: Saudi village with a long history prepares for international exposure
The village of Rijal Alma has finalized its submission for the UNESCO’s World Heritage List and is now awaiting the arrival of experts from the UN International Organization for Culture, Arts and Heritage.
Saudi financial authority becomes 1st govt agency to obtain accreditation in institutional structure maturity
Saudi Arabia’s Capital Market Authority (CMA) became the first government agency in the Kingdom to obtain accreditation in institutional structure maturity.
Saudi university ranks best in the Gulf region
The Jeddah-based King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) has been selected as the best university in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries by The Times Higher Education (THE) University Rankings 2018.
Saudi Aramco hosts Gulf Women Forum
Saudi Aramco hosted on Monday the Gulf Women Forum under the theme “Promote women’s future opportunities”
Saudi university ranks best in the Gulf region
The Jeddah-based King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) has been selected as the best university in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries by The Times Higher Education (THE) University Rankings 2018.
International Islamic Fiqh Academy event to suggest ways to fight social issues
The aim of the conference of International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA) being held in Madinah is to highlight the true nature of Islam, say officials and members of the Saudi Shoura Council.
Indian movie chain plans to open cinemas in remote areas of Saudi Arabia
With two more cinema operators announcing their intentions to open hundreds of screens across the Kingdom, Saudi Arabia’s movie future looks brighter than ever, according to those lining up for access to the country’s lucrative box-office market.
40% of jobs to disappear from UAE in 10 years
Narrowing down the skills gap in the UAE job market requires proper workforce planning and reforms in education, officials said during the sixth annual GOV HR Summit held in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
UAE cabinet approves new policy for senior citizens
Giving back to senior citizens and ensuring that they live a modest, comfortable life, the UAE Cabinet has approved the National Policy for Senior Emiratis, a policy that falls in line with the UAE Vision 2021 and the UAE Centennial Strategy 2071.
Saudi tourism authority and Louvre Abu Dhabi prepare for biggest masterpieces exhibition
A joint team of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Natural Heritage (SCTH) and the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum continue their final preparations for the inauguration of the “Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia” exhibition at the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum. The exhibition’s 15th edition will be its biggest.
Saudi oil-product aid set to reach Yemen by end of October
Saudi Arabia is to provide Yemen with oil products to support power and water-treatment plants, with the first shipment set to reach Aden by the end of October.
Sakani program to add 11,000 homes in Jeddah
The Saudi Ministry of Housing has signed agreements with two real-estate development companies to add more than 11,000 homes in Jeddah for the Sakani program. The deals were signed on October 15 during an event announcing the program’s 10th batch of beneficiaries.
Muslim countries reject political blackmail campaigns against Saudi Arabia
Bahrain, Sudan, Somalia and Kosovo are among those who have expressed their solidarity with Saudi Arabia against the attempts by international forces to exploit the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a media campaign against the Kingdom.
How to sponsor UAE residence visa in 'special cases'
I am a Pakistani national married to a woman who has a son from her previous husband, who is no more. My wife intends to sponsor the UAE residency visa of this son. I have a 'no-objection certificate' issued by the Court in Pakistan, death certificate of the deceased husband of my wife and birth certificate of her son. How do I apply for his visa?
Indian company Oyo Hotels to offer 10,000 jobs in UAE
Indian hospitality brand Oyo Hotels will create over 10,000 jobs in the UAE within the next three years as it aims to expand its footprint across all emirates and will also open a training facility in the country, a senior executive said.
Exclusive: UAE mogul Khalaf Al-Habtoor calls for a boycott of US firms, execs. who pulled out of Saudi investment summit
Written exclusively for Arab News, UAE business tycoon Khalaf Ahmad Al-Habtoor has called for an Arab boycott of US companies and executives who have pulled out of Saudi Arabia’s upcoming Future Investment Initiative (FII) summit, or decided to freeze ongoing dealings with the Kingdom.
Saudi Arabia’s 937 Service Center received 80,007 calls last week
The 937 Service Center received 80,007 calls last week, Saudi Health Ministry said on Sunday.
Arab allies and Middle East organizations voice support, solidarity with Saudi Arabia
Arab nations affirmed Sunday their complete solidarity with Saudi Arabia against efforts to harm the Kingdom’s policy, position and sovereignty.
Saudi Agriculture 2018 closes with praise from participants
Saudi Agriculture 2018, the international agriculture, water and agro-industry trade show, concluded with exhibitors and participants praising the success of the 37th edition in exploring emerging trends and developments.
Women compete for the top spot in bowling in Alkhobar
After the success of the first round of the Women’s Bowling Championship in Riyadh, the second round came to Alkhobar on Oct. 13. Around 40 female competitors took part in the Al-Gosaibi Bowling Center.
UAE's new visa system to come into effect on Monday
Private companies in the UAE will soon be able to opt for a Dh60 insurance scheme to recruit workers instead of depositing Dh3,000 per worker as bank guarantee as is the practice now.
New drone joins Dubai beach rescue team
The Dubai Municipality has developed a drone, the 'Flying Rescuer', designed to quickly respond to drowning cases.
Learn to share and make UAE the No.1: Sheikh Saif
Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, on Tuesday spoke to a crowd of nearly 3000 Emirati youth
HRDF provides e-solutions to support Saudi entrepreneurs
The Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) is providing eight solutions to support entrepreneurship and small- and medium-enterprises (SMEs) through its online portal.
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