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UAE's Jafza signs MoU with Israeli chambers of commerce
Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), DP World's flagship Free Zone and the leading business and logistics hub in the UAE, has entered into a strategic agreement with The Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce (FICC) in a concentrated effort to support businesses and encourage economic cooperation.
Saudi FM discusses enhanced bilateral cooperation with Cypriot counterpart
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah made several phone calls with his counterparts from other nations.
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister and Greek counterpart discuss bilateral ties
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan received a phone call on Tuesday from his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias.
Emaar Misr, Tahya Misr Fund sign protocol to develop Sidi Abdel Rahman village
Emaar Misr and the Tahya Misr Fund have signed a cooperation protocol to implement a sustainable development scheme for Sidi Abdul Rahman village in Matrouh Governorate, and introduce facilities that will help raise the quality of life for the village's residents.
Kuwait, US discuss culture, arts cooperation
The Secretary General of the National Council for Culture, Arts, and Letters Kamel Suleiman Al-Abduljaleel welcomed to his office the Ambassador of the United States of America to the State of Kuwait Alina Romanowski yesterday morning.
Saudi cabinet underlines importance of confronting Iran
The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday reiterated the importance of confronting Iran over its destabilizing activities in the Middle East, and throughout the world, and its sponsorship of terrorism.
Saudi rights chief receives head of EU delegation
Patrick Simonnet, head of the EU delegation to Saudi Arabia, called on Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad, president of the Saudi Human Rights Commission, at his office in Riyadh on Tuesday.
10 MPs sign non-cooperation motion against prime minister
Ten opposition lawmakers yesterday signed a non-cooperation motion against HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Sabah following a 10-hour marathon grilling over alleged violations and failure to handle the coronavirus.
Creditors take action against Al Jaber in decade-long saga
Creditors have started to enforce claims against Abu Dhabi-based Al Jaber Group, in a dispute triggered by a construction downturn in the UAE more than a decade ago.
Saudi Arabia highlights its achievements in protecting intellectual property rights
Saudi Arabia highlighted during a global gathering the advances it has made in protecting intellectual property rights.
Kuwait says human remains handover follows protocols
Kuwait said on Sunday that the process of receiving human remains from Iraq, believed to belong to some of its nationals who had gone missing during the 1991 Gulf war, is in line with established protocols.
Saudi Arabia's KSRelief signs $46mn deal with UNICEF for Yemen programs
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Monday signed a joint agreement with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to implement seven projects worth $46 million.
Zain Kuwait, OSN sign strategic partnership
OSN, the region’s leading entertainment network, and Zain, the leading digital service provider in Kuwait, have sealed a partnership to make the OSN streaming app available to Zain customers in Kuwait.
Bahrain to deport foreigners for violating isolation rules
A Bahraini court passed rulings against a total of 34 people for violating rules of domestic isolation as part of measures to contain the spread of the new coronavirus in the kingdom, a prosecution official has said.
Three jailed for forging Lyrica prescriptions
A Bahraini court has sentenced three people to five years in prison on charges of forging hundreds of medical prescriptions, a media report said.
Saudi Shura Council member calls for teacher licensing system
A member of the Saudi Shura Council, the country’s official consultative body, called for introducing a teaching licensing scheme and linking the teacher’s professional license to appointment and incentives, local media reported.
Kuwait ‘concerned’ over Iran’s breaching of nuclear deal
Kuwait on Tuesday voiced appreciation for IAEA’s efforts concerning the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
UAE-Israel deal is not an agreement about Iran: Gargash
UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr Anwar Gargash, in an interview to Becky Anderson of CNN, said that the normalisation of relations with Israel is not a deal against any country.
Israel's Leumi signs deals with UAE's FAB, Emirates NBD banks
Bank Leumi became the second Israeli lender after Hapoalim to have signed agreements with UAE banking giants to expand their presence in the second biggest economy of the region.
Arab resists arrest, tries to run over police officer in Dubai
A 29-year-old Arab man was arrested and referred to criminal court for resisting an arrest and attempting to run over a police officer, and sabotaging a police patrol.
120 judges and prosecutors to return to Kuwait from Egypt
The Ministry of Justice and the General Administration of Civil Aviation (GACA) are working together to facilitate the return of 120 judges, advisors and prosecutors from Egypt, Al Jarida reported.
UAE, Pakistan vow to fight financial crime
The UAE and Pakistan have signed an agreement to exchange information on money laundering, terror financing and other financial crimes to promote financial stability in their banking sectors, the Central Bank of the UAE said in a statement on Wednesday.
Hapoalim expects UAE bank ties to follow accord
Israel’s largest lender, Bank Hapoalim, expects to start working with banks in the UAE once the two Middle East states sign a normalization agreement, its chief executive said.
Tenants can’t be evicted during lockdown
A decree was issued amending some provisions of law number 35/1978 pertaining real estate rent, adding a new clause to section 1 of article 20, stating that: “Tenants will not be evicted in any case if they fail to pay the rent during a lockdown declared by the Cabinet of all public facilities.
UAE, Israel to sign peace treaty on September 15
The UAE and Israel will sign their historic peace deal known as the Abraham Accord in Washington D.C., on September 15, a senior White House official said on Tuesday.
Assembly holds sessions for budgets, no-confidence votes
The National Assembly is set to hold sessions today and tomorrow to discuss budgetary matters relating to government spending, Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanem announced.
13 out of 16 government agencies achieve ‘Kuwaitisation’
Kuwait’s Civil Service Commission announced that since 2017, 13 out of 16 governmental agencies have achieved Kuwaitisation, a governmental policy aimed at shifting the public sector workforce balance so 100 per cent of jobs are held by Kuwaitis, Al Qabas reported.
Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Muslim World League sign deal to combat Islamophobia
The Muslim World League (MWL) and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop a mechanism to increase coordination and complement efforts in different areas particularly on ways to counter Islamophobia and extremism.
8 women sworn in as judges in Kuwait in historic first
Eight women took the legal oath of office before Chairman of Kuwait’s Supreme Judicial Council and the Cassation Court and President of the Constitutional Court Yousef Al-Mutawa yesterday on the occasion of their appointment as judges at the Cassation Court. These are the first women to be sworn in as judges in Kuwait.
Govt could eye emergency decree for debt bill
Well-informed sources told Kuwait local daily Al-Rai that the government has placed passing the general debt bill in an emergency decree on top of its priorities if it fails to get it passed by the parliament during the current term due to wrap up by the end of September.
Saudi royal decree removes Commander of the Joint Forces from position
Saudi Arabia's King Salman issued a royal decree on Monday terminating the service of the Commander of the Joint Forces.
Deal signed to empower Yemeni women
A deal has been signed to empower women in Yemen and develop their role in the economy, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
New law for Dubai government entities to set up companies
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, said the continuous development of the emirate's legislative framework is crucial to the achievement of Dubai's strategic objectives.
Saudi Arabia’s zakat authority issues 865 tax violation orders
Hundreds of citations for tax violations were issued last week by the Kingdom’s General Authority of Zakat and Tax. The 865 violations were detected during 3,609 inspection visits that were carried out to ensure that businesses were adhering to zakat and income tax regulations, and to also reduce violations.
UAE-Israel treaty will boost trade, drive real estate market
The peace treaty between the UAE and Israel is a game-changing initiative and will open up new horizons that would benefit key economic sectors and bring prosperity to the region, industry experts say.
KT Exclusive: Israeli investors eye UAE property deals
As the UAE and Israel are holding talks this week to finalise details to set up diplomatic ties following the announcement of Peace Treaty, investors have shown interest in real estate sectors of the two countries, Khaleej Times has learnt.
UAE presidential decree ends boycott of Israeli goods
Individuals and companies in the UAE may now enter into agreements with Israeli firms, citizens and residents, as the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has abolished the Israel Boycott Law.
Bahrain fines Iranian banks implicated in money laundering
Bahrain’s High Criminal Court sentenced three Future Bank officials to five years in prison each and to $1 million fines on Thursday, in the latest of a series of money-laundering cases by the Central Bank of Iran and other banks, the Bahrain News Agency reported.
Residencies, visas extended for 3 more months
The Ministry of Interior has officially announced today that it will extend expired residency and visit visas for an additional three months starting from September 1, 2020 for those currently inside Kuwait.
Expat workers over 60 without degrees can stay till year’s end
The Public Authority for Manpower has decided to limit the renewal of work permits of expats aged 60 and above till the end of this year, except for those who hold university degrees.
Volunteer lawyers help inmates in Jeddah
The Saudi National Committee for the Care of Prisoners and their Families (Trahum), a non-profit legal advocacy foundation, was honoured by the Guinness Book of Records for undertaking the largest number of prisoners’ cases in the world voluntarily, local media reported.
New curbs on visa transfers to private sector
The Public Authority for Manpower yesterday issued a decision banning the transfer of government workers to the private sector and placed restrictions on the transfer of dependent visas to work visas in the private sector.
King Salman issues royal decrees
King Salman issued two royal decrees on Sunday.
New Palace of Justice 34% complete
The Amiri Diwan recently announced that construction on the new Palace of Justice is progressing according to plans, having reached 34 percent completion in record time.
Kuwait to transfer 2b dinars to General Reserve Fund
Kuwait’s Ministry of Finance is preparing to transfer 2.05 billion Kuwaiti dinar in liquid cash after the parliament approved a law limiting the transfer of state funds to the Future Generations Fund, Al Qabas reported.
Saudi energy ministry signs cooperation deal with Neom
Saudi Arabia’s energy ministry reached a series of agreements Sunday with the new mega city Neom.
Assembly bill on demography eyes expat quotas, visa curbs
The parliamentary human resources committee recently finalized a draft bill regulating and administering Kuwait’s demography pending voting on it after receiving the government’s responses.
UAE denies signing security agreement with Israel
The UAE has denied reports published by a section of Israeli media that the UAE and Israel have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on internal security, as part of the peace treaty signed between the two countries and the United States recently.
Saudi governors, commanders fired over corruption at tourism projects
Senior Saudi security commanders are among a number of officials who have been sacked over corruption at tourism projects, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Friday.
Nearly 1,500 labour disputes settled out of court in Riyadh in June
Some 1,492 labour disputes were settled out of court in Riyadh in June, local media reported.
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