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Saudi Arabia signs $10 million Financial Memorandum to solve Safer oil tanker crisis
Saudi Arabia signed a $10 Financial Memorandum to solve the Safer oil tanker crisis, currently anchored off the Yemeni coast, SPA reported on Sunday.
San Marino, Saudi Arabia to finalize cooperation agreement on tourism
The Republic of San Marino and Saudi Arabia will soon finalize a cooperation agreement on tourism, San Marino’s Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Luca Beccari told Arab News after a meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud.
Saudi ministry, HR fund sign deal to train 20,000 graduates through Tamheer program
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Municipal, Rural Affairs and Housing and the Human Resources Development Fund recently signed a memorandum of cooperation to train 20,000 male and female graduates in government institutions and companies through the on-the-job training program Tamheer during the next two years.
Dubai: Registration mandatory for cohabitants staying with tenants for a month or more
The Dubai Land Department (DLD) has revealed more details about a new rule that requires residents to register all cohabitants in residential units. All co-occupants staying in a unit for a month or more need to be registered, the authority said.
Saudi education minister signs MoU to support English-language teaching
Saudi Minister of Education Hamad Al-Sheikh recently signed a memorandum with a US group specializing in providing language teaching books, materials and services.
Qassim signs MoU to acquire Hail Cement as Saudi megaprojects set to drive demand
Qassim Cement Co. has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with Hail Cement Co. regarding a securities exchange transaction, in which the former will acquire all of Hail’s issued shares.
Courts to rule on controversial law, disqualified candidates
The constitutional court is scheduled today to issue its ruling on whether a highly controversial law is in line with the constitution as the court of cassation is expected to decide if 10 candidates can run in the election.
New Dubai rule for tenants: What we know so far about registration of co-occupants
The housing department has said that residents in the emirate have two weeks to register the individuals they are living with in their properties — whether owned or rented.
Saudi Arabia signs more than SR40 billion deal to develop local infrastructure in 11 cities
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing signed an agreement with the National Housing Company worth more than SR40 billion ($10.6 billion) to develop the infrastructure of 11 cities around the Kingdom.
TotalEnergies adds $1.5bn to Qatar’s gas expansion
France’s TotalEnergies on Saturday signed a further $1.5 billion investment in Qatar’s natural gas production expansion, which comes as Europe scrambles to find new energy sources to replace Russian supplies.
Dubai residents have two weeks to register all cohabitants in apartments
The Dubai Land Department has notified all owners, developers, property management companies and tenants to register their co-occupant details in owned and leased properties.
UAE's Etihad Rail signs deals for passenger entertainment, ticketing systems, tech solutions
Etihad Rail has inked partnership agreements with top international companies to bring state-of-the-art technologies into its operations.
Saudi tourism fund signs MoU to promote entrepreneurial talent
Saudi Arabia’s Tourism Development Fund signed a memorandum of understanding with Saudi Endeavor Network to support local and international entrepreneurs in the tourism sector.
313 remain in poll race
As many as 313 candidates will run in the Sept 29 snap National Assembly polls after 65 candidates pulled out of the race at the close of withdrawals on Thursday.
UAE to now enforce rulings by UK courts
Following a decision by the UAE's Ministry of Justice, judgements issued by English courts will now be enforced in the country.
New UAE copyright law is one of the toughest in the world
Data, content, and intellectual property cannot be trifled with in the UAE. The laws of the land and the courts are enforcing what’s right for the rightful owners. Whether that’s in the physical world or the digital domain.
UAE, Ethiopia sign agreements on extradition, mutual legal assistance
The UAE has concluded agreements on extradition and mutual legal assistance in criminal matters with the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
Two Holy Mosques presidency, Qassim councils sign agreement
Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal witnessed on Tuesday the signing of an agreement between the General Presidency for the Two Holy Mosques and Qassim’s youth councils.
Saudi Justice Ministry’s Najiz platform adds 10 new e-services
The Saudi Ministry of Justice has upgraded the Najiz portal by adding 10 judicial e-services and five interactive features enabling clients to instantly view relevant procedures and scheduled sessions.
Saudi, Egyptian officials discuss labor cooperation
On the sidelines of the 48th Arab Labor Conference in Cairo, Egypt’s minister of manpower and Saudi Arabia’s deputy minister of human resources for labor discussed coordination and cooperation between their ministries.
Court reinstates candidate amid calls for reforms
The court of appeals on Monday reinstated candidate Khaled Al-Mutairi to the election race and said it will issue its verdict on six other candidates on Tuesday. Last week, an interior ministry commission disqualified 15 candidates from running in the elections over criminal and political reasons.
KANF and KLS cooperate to launch Bab Rizk Project
Kuwait Association for Needy Families (KANF) and the Kuwait Lawyers society (KLS) have signed a Memo of Understanding (MoU), to launch the Bab Rizk project, to support and train stateless children to work in legal professions and other specializations.
National Housing signs 2 development agreements worth $338m
Saudi National Housing Co., one of the largest developers, has signed two agreements for a total of SR1.27 billion ($338 million) to develop residential units in Riyadh.
Saudi Aramco inks $250m deal with US-based Beyond Limits to build global AI corridor
Saudi Aramco has signed an agreement valued at $250 million with Beyond Limits, a California-based artificial intelligence technology company, to build a global AI corridor, the oil behemoth announced at an industry event in Riyadh last week.
UAE: How is gratuity calculated if salary changes during course of service?
I have been working in a Dubai-based company for the last 10 years. I drew a (basic) monthly salary of Dh6,000 for nine years. I was given a promotion, and have been drawing a basic salary of Dh9,000 over the last one year. How will my gratuity be calculated?
One-year prison sentence, SR3,000 fine for violators of Saudi flag law
As the 92nd Saudi National Day approaches, the Ministry of Commerce has clarified the regulations regarding the use of the Kingdom’s flag.
Posting rumors on social media during elections a ‘crime’
Two Kuwaiti legal experts have confirmed that any rumor published through the social media platforms during the elections is a punishable act forbidden by the law.
UAE: Black traffic points on driving licence explained; how to get them reduced
I have some black points on my UAE driving licence. Can you explain what happens if I reach the limit of 24 points? Is there any way I can get the points reduced?
Saudi-based cable manufacturer establishes legal entity in Bahrain
Saudi Cable Co. has announced the establishment of a new legal entity in Bahrain after more than 20 years of operations in the market.
Saudi Arabia and IBM reach agreement to develop AI-based sustainability initiatives
American tech giant IBM has signed an agreement with the Saudi Authority for Data and Artificial Intelligence to accelerate sustainability initiatives including carbon capture technology in the Kingdom using artificial intelligence.
UAE introduces world’s first paperless tax refund system for tourists
The UAE’s Federal Tax Authority on Wednesday announced the world’s first paperless tax refund scheme for tourists.
Expatriate quota a priority for next National Assembly
Expatriate quotas are now a priority for candidates running in the upcoming National Assembly election.
Can Kuwaiti women hope for a better political representation?
Despite earning our political right to vote in 2006, the parliament is still represented and led by male figures, though many women candidates did make a difference later on within the political arena.
UAE announces world’s first paperless tax refund experience for tourists
The UAE on Wednesday announced the world’s first paperless tax refund experience for tourists.
Royal Commission for AlUla signs agreement with British contractor
The Royal Commission for AlUla has signed an agreement for Serco Group, a British company that primarily operates as a contractor for the provision of government services in various countries, to provide consulting services for the management of infrastructure services in AlUla.
Saudi officials sign tourism agreement with Chinese financial firm
The Saudi Tourism Authority and Shanghai-based financial firm UnionPay have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at boosting the number of Chinese visitors to Saudi Arabia.
Values document – a political faux pas?
A controversial document went viral on social media on Sunday, sparking widespread controversy and division between supporters and opponents of the document. After several candidates running in the Sept 29 parliamentary elections signed a document titled “The document of values”, in which they pledged to support Islamic laws, the hashtags #Kandahar_document and #values_document, trended on Twitter, with thousands of citizens commenting on this topic.
KSA’s Natural Gas signs MoU with Egypt’s TAQA Arabia to develop gas transportation
Saudi Arabia’s Natural Gas Distribution Co. has signed a memorandum of understanding with Egypt’s TAQA Arabia to explore ways to develop and operate gas transportation services.
PIF-owned ACWA Power signs deal to integrate new technology in desalination
The Public Investment Fund-owned ACWA Power on Monday signed an industrial development agreement with Water Global Access, a research and technology development firm, to integrate hydraulic injection desalination, HID, technology at scale.
Authorities move to speed up deportation of illegals
The government has given clear instructions to detain all iqama violators and deport them immediately, as is evident by the ongoing surprise campaigns the ministry of interior is conducting in densely populated areas.
Dubai: Can landlords tell tenants not to drill holes in apartment walls?
Question: I have seen an apartment in Dubai that I really like. However, the real estate agent says I cannot drill any holes on its walls. I tried arguing that I would need to drill some holes to install the curtain or hang clocks and other items.
190k benefited from Saudi Arabia’s real estate e-transactions
Around 190,000 people benefited from the property e-conveyancing transactions service since its launch, the Saudi Ministry of Justice announced on Sunday.
UAE, Serbia to sign strategic partnership agreement
Ten cooperation agreements are expected to be sealed between the UAE and Serbia on Sunday as the two countries announce a comprehensive strategic partnership.
Dubai: Can I sue a friend who refuses to pay debt?
Question: I loaned a significant amount of money to my friend a year back. I have been trying to recover it from him for months now. He is refusing to pay it back, even though he has the financial means to do so.
India approves MoU with UAE on education
India's Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UAE on cooperation in the field of education.
New regulations issued for mobile ice cream vendors
Major General Jamal Al-Sayegh, Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs and Operations, held a meeting with representatives of dairy companies in the presence of representatives from the Public Authority for Food and Nutrition and Vehicle inspection department, to discuss issues that were raised during security campaigns conducted towards mobile ice cream carts.
Illegal pranksters face severe penalties in Saudi Arabia
Under the Saudi law of cybercrimes, pranksters can face a punishment of SR5 million (more than $1.3 million) and three years in prison, according to a law expert.
Saudi shipping firm Bahri, German MOSOLF collaborate on automobile supply chain development
Saudi shipping firm Bahri Logistics signed a Memorandum of Understanding with German automotive supply chain expert MOSOLF Group to collaborate on developing the sector in the Kingdom.
UAE ministry denies media reports about deportation of 'select workers'
Saeed Al Hebsi, Director of the Human Rights Department at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has confirmed that allegations concerning media reporting on the deportation of some workers from African countries in the UAE are categorically false.
Deal signed to preserve Saudi national heritage in Hail
Saudi Arabia’s Heritage Authority and the Hail Region Development Authority have signed a cooperation deal to strengthen partnership, integration and cooperation in preserving national heritage in Hail and safeguard its buildings and sites of architectural heritage.
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