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17,000 entry and residency permits issued so far for Expo 2020 Dubai
Dubai: The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs-Dubai (GDRFA) has accomplished issuing 17,000 entry and residency permits for Expo 2020 Dubai.
Bahrain aims to reach net zero carbon emissions in 2060
Bahrain's Cabinet said the Gulf country aims to reach net zero carbon emissions in 2060, to help tackle climate change and protect the environment, the state news agency reported on Sunday.
Saudi Aramco aims to become net zero energy producer by 2050: CEO
Saudi Aramco will become a net-zero carbon energy producer by 2050, said CEO Amin Nasser on Saturday.
NBK extends cybercrime awareness campaign
National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) has extended its partnership with the Ministry of Interior (MoI), to raise awareness on social media for combating cybercrimes and protecting the society from the related challenges.
Saudi, UAE, Kuwait vow to help Bahrain
Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait reiterated their support for Bahrain’s plans to balance its budget, a move expected to help their neighbour in the debt capital markets despite delays in plans to fix its heavily indebted finances.
Kuwait inches closer to return to normal life
Kuwait could soon take another big step towards returning to normal life as the government mulls lifting mask mandates outdoors and re-allowing large gatherings for fully vaccinated individuals while the health situation in the country continues its drastic improvement since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Crown prince launches new development plan for three key Saudi regions
There’s more to Saudi Arabia than its big cities — and to prove it, the Kingdom launched strategic offices on Sunday to drive development in three key regions.
Cabinet orders quick execution of coastline development projects
The Kuwaiti Cabinet has instructed its Public Services Committee to urgently remove all obstacles impeding the execution of Sulaibikhat and Jahra coastline development projects. The decision was taken Wednesday at a meeting chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
Kuwait allows women to join military in combat roles
Kuwaiti women will be allowed to enlist in the military in combat roles for the first time after years of having been restricted to civilian roles, the army said Tuesday.
Saudi prince passes away
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Prince Abdullah bin Mohammad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud bin Faisal Al Saud
King Salman, Crown Prince congratulate King of Spain on National Day
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has sent a cable of congratulationS to King Felipe
Saudi Arabia calls on UN Security Council to hold Houthi militia accountable
Saudi Arabia on Saturday called on the United Nations and the UN Security Council to hold the Iran-backed Houthi militia accountable
Mahd Academy reveals strategy, future plans and Sports Innovation Center
Mahd Sports announced on Saturday the establishment of the Sports Innovations and Research Center, which will be the most important specialized center for sports studies in the world.
Saudi Arabia further eases travel restrictions
An official source at the Ministry of Interior stated that in light of the efforts made by the Saudi government to limit the spread of COVID-19, and based on what was submitted by health authorities in the Kingdom, it has been decided to allow travelers who were previously required to spend 14 days outside certain countries before entering the Kingdom to directly fly in.
UAE passport ranked strongest in the world again
The UAE passport has become the most powerful in the world yet again.
Kuwaiti women play important role in social development
First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of the State of Kuwait to the United Nations said Kuwaiti women played a significant role in building a modern state and developing the society.
Dubai crypto platform teams up with police to combat crypto fraud
Dubai Police has teamed up with a cryptocurrency trading platform to educate investors and traders about crypto fraud.
Innovation, development at Kuwait’s Expo 2020 pavilion
Representative of HH the Prime Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Abdulrahman Al-Mutairi, said on Friday that Kuwait’s pavilion at the Dubai Expo 2020 aims at showing the country’s strategic development projects and humanitarian efforts across the globe.
IFHC, ESE publish book to celebrate work of UAE young conservationists
The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) and the Emirates Schools Establishment (ESE) today announced the winners of the 2021
Saudi Arabia Congratulates President of People's Republic of China on National Day
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
UAE: Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed visits Adihex 2021
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, visited the 18th International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (Adihex 2021) on Wednesday, which is being held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, ADNEC and will run till October 3.
High Representative/Vice-President Borrell travels to Qatar, UAE and Saudi Arabia
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission
Apply for 5-yr multiple-entry tourist visa; here's the cost
Immigration authorities in the UAE have opened application processes for the five-year multiple-entry tourist visas to enter the country. The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) has said the visa will now be issued for all nationalities.
Saudi fresh graduates to find jobs within a year under new government program
Saudi Arabia is taking measures to ensure that graduates find suitable openings in relevant field within 12 months of their graduation, a Saudi minister revealed.
UAE Cabinet reshuffled: Meet the new ministers
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai, on Saturday announced the formation of a new UAE Cabinet.
New vehicle transfer rules against money laundering, fraud
No transfer of a vehicle’s ownership can now be done without financial evidence of payment (an authorized check, a receipt of payment, bank transfer, or contract of sale through a dealership).
UAE announces ministerial changes including finance, environment
United Arab Emirates Prime Minister and Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced ministerial changes on Saturday, including new finance and environment ministers.
Digital infrastructure enabled Saudi Arabia to confront pandemic
Saudi Arabia’s strong digital infrastructure has enabled the public and private sectors to meet the devastating challenges of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the Kingdom’s envoy to the UN has said.
Nearly 200K foreign workers left Kuwait’s labor market in one year
Kuwait’s labor market lost 199,000 non-Kuwaiti workers during 12 months from March 2020 to March 2021, according to a local report. The employees were engaged in over 15 different activities.
PAM allows transfer of commercial visit visas to work permits
The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) yesterday said it will allow foreigners in the country on commercial visit visas to transfer to work permits in the private sector (article 18), in a bid to meet high demand for manpower by Kuwaiti companies. Thousands of residents have not been able to return to the country or have left the country for good due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Kuwait manpower authority suggests suspending work permits for one year
A recent study by the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) indicated work permit issuance should be restricted for one complete year to weed out marginal labor and utilize skilled labor already in the country by allowing transfers.
Kuwait to implement largest government restructuring in its history as of 2022
Kuwait plans to merge ministries, abolish others and create new strategies as part of the largest restructuring roadmap in its history over the next four years, Al Qabs reported.
Statement by exiled former MPs rocks opposition camp
A surprising statement issued by former opposition MPs and activists who have been living in self-exile in Turkey yesterday openly criticized certain measures taken by the opposition lawmakers and welcomed calls for a national dialogue under the auspices of His Highness the Amir. The statement is likely to disrupt the opposition camp which has so far been united and maintaining strong and close ties with the self-exiled former MPs.
Kuwait eyes closer Arab-German health cooperation
Kuwait’s Ambassador to Germany Najeeb Al-Bader yesterday stressed the need of enhanced health cooperation between the Arab countries and Germany particularly amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Saudi Crown Prince Receives Messages from Kuwaiti Officials
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, received on Wednesday two written messages from Kuwaiti officials.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, French President discuss bilateral relations, regional developments in Paris
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces
Emirates airline to recruit 3,000 cabin crew for Dubai hub over next 6 months
Dubai: Emirates airline has begun a worldwide campaign to recruit 3,000 cabin crew and 500 airport services employees
Special Expo 2020 Dubai passport launched
A special Expo 2020 Dubai passport will help visitors 'travel' around the world and explore over 200 participating pavilions.
Dubai International Financial Centre achieves 2024 targets ahead of schedule
The Dubai International Financial Centre on Wednesday reported strong growth in the first half of 2021 achieving its 2024 strategy growth targets three years ahead of schedule.
Saudi sensitive data protected thanks to new IBM Cloud Satellite deal
One of Saudi Arabia's leading technology infrastructure firms has joined with IBM to allow its customers to run global workloads without highly-sensitive data leaving the Kingdom.
UAE tourist visas: 5 steps to register Covid vaccination certificates issued abroad
The UAE will resume issuing tourist visas to Covid-vaccinated residents of all countries, including those from where travel is restricted, from tomorrow, August 30.
Kuwait mulls changing public sector working hours: 9:30am – 5pm
Kuwait’s government is carrying out a study to change official working hours in the public sector to start at 9:30 am and end at 5:00 pm, a local daily reported yesterday quoting official sources.
Saudi women finding new careers above the clouds
Aviation continues to be one of the many sectors that are offering job opportunities for Saudi women as they are already working in air control, operational and administrative roles and as flight attendants.
Kuwaiti finance minister resigns amid cabinet spending cut decision
Kuwaiti Minister of Finance Khalifa Hamada has offered his resignation to the Prime Minister today, Al Qabas paper reported.
Approval of free government software rules to boost digital economy, local content: Official
The Saudi Cabinet’s approval of draft rules for regulating free and open-source government software complements
Saudi minister Al-Jubeir meets Tunisian ambassador to Riyadh
RIYADH: The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir on Monday received the Tunisian ambassador to the Kingdom, Hisham Al-Forati.
UAE minister meets Iran’s newly elected president in Tehran
DUBAI: UAE Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al-Nahyan, met with Iran's President elect, Ebrahim Raisi, during a UAE delegation's visit to Tehran, state news agency WAM reported on Saturday.
Limited seats cause cancelations for many travelers to Kuwait
An unpleasant surprise awaited tens of passengers at Beirut airport who were returning to Kuwait, as they were told their seats were canceled, although their flight was still flying to Kuwait.
UAE Cybersecurity Council launches ‘National Bug Bounty Programme’
The UAE National Cyber Security Council (NCSC) launched on Sunday phase one of the "National Bug Bounty Programme", which aims to enhance the UAE’s cybersecurity systems, reinforce the country’s leading stature in global competitiveness indexes, as well as engage community members and public and private sector entities in the protection of infrastructure.
Kuwait prepares to receive fully vaccinated residents
Kuwait is preparing to receive vaccinated residents from today, the health ministry announced on Friday. Abdullah Al-Sanad, spokesman of the ministry, said in a press statement that Kuwait airport will allow the return of fully vaccinated expats starting today according to the decision of the government. The ministry’s team will check the vaccination certificates of travelers vaccinated outside the country, he added.
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