Wednesday, December 13, 2017

GCC Countries

Egyptian singer jailed over video inciting debauchery

CAIRO, Egypt: A court in Cairo on Tuesday sentenced an Egyptian pop singer to two years in prison for “inciting debauchery” over a racy...

Saudi to increase electricity prices

Saudi Arabia’s Electricity and Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (ECRA) has announced new electricity tariffs as part of plans to gradually increase prices from January 1.In...

Saudi Arabia Will Give Cash to Poorer Citizens Hit by Austerity

Saudi Arabia will begin cash transfers to low- and middle-income citizens as it plans to raise domestic energy prices, part of a program to...

ID for Filipinos out but not for all yet

Dubai: The Philippine government has started rolling out the much-awaited Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) ID but the card will only be available to OFWs...

Saudi malls preparing to benefit from cinema reopening

JEDDAH: Malls in Saudi Arabia are preparing to benefit from the government’s decision allowing opening of cinemas in the Kingdom by finding space for...

Saudi online retail market heats up with Noon.com

LONDON: The online “Arabic-first” shopping platform Noon.com has launched in Saudi Arabia, aiming to carve out a share in what is still a relatively...

Detained Saudi billionaire al-Sanea seeks to end debt dispute

DUBAI (Reuters) - A detained Saudi billionaire who led the collapsed Saad Group is seeking to repay part of a multi-billion dollar debt to...

Saudi Arabia’s PIF signs cinema deal with US-based AMC Entertainment

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), is eyeing the kingdom’s emerging cinema sector via an agreement with US-based cinema chain...

GCC: Dubai Safari opening to the public in January

Dubai: The UAE’s most awaited wildlife project, Dubai Safari Park, has opened its doors to the media and invited guests in a soft launch...

UAE exploring possibility of introducing new taxes

The government of the UAE is considering introducing new taxes in addition to the 5 per cent value-added tax (VAT) due to come into...

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