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Saudi: Only Women Allowed to Drive Family Taxi Cabs

The Public Transport Authority has approved granting licenses to the family taxi cabs which will be driven by Saudi women drivers only. It said passengers...

Bahrain: Public holidays announced for Eid Al Adha

Bahrain has announced holiday dates for the upcoming Eid Al Adha starting from Monday, August 19th until Thursday, August 23rd. Work will resume Sunday August...

Whose investing in Dubai real estate?

Overall property transactions in Dubai totalled Dh111 billion for the first half of 2018, says the Dubai Land Department (DLD). This was done through...

‘Dancing is not a crime’ – Iranian women post videos in...

Dozens of Iranian women have flooded social media with videos of themselves dancing in solidarity with an arrested Instagram star. Maedeh Hojabri, 18, was detained...

Saudi Arabia suffers capital flight

As Saudi Arabia raises the stakes in its dispute with Canada, the economic fallout could worsen an already serious issue for the kingdom: capital flight....

Saudi Prince Faces UK Jail Sentence in Loan Fight

A Saudi prince faces jail in the UK for flouting English contempt laws in the latest stage of a long-running dispute over a loan...

Senior Qatari official accused of plotting to bribe ex-Trump aide –...

A US judge has dramatically ruled that a senior Qatari government official was involved in an alleged plot to bribe Donald Trump's former adviser Steve...

Dubai’s private sector records slowest growth

Business conditions in Dubai’s non-oil private sector improved at a slowest rate in three months in July, according to the monthly survey by Emirates...

Bahrain government rejects U.N. criticism over jailing of campaigner

  GENEVA, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Bahrain's detention of activist Nabeel Rajab is unlawful and violates his right to freedom of expression, U.N. human rights...

Bahrain: Introducing VAT may fluctuate ‘business confidence’

The introduction of Value Added Tax in Bahrain is projected to have similar affects as to that of UAE and Saudi Arabia, which saw...

Saudi: Heavily Armed ‘Extremist’ arrested after gunfight

Saudi forces have arrested a heavily armed "extremist" after wounding him in an exchange of gunfire in the kingdom's central heartland, the interior ministry...

Gulf Neighbours Reaffirm Commitment To Help Bahrain Economy

Bahrain’s Gulf Arab allies, Saudi, UAE and Kuwait, met to review a financial support programme designed to help the country repair its finances and...

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