Monday, November 19, 2018

GCC Countries

Extension of Saudi amnesty for illegal residents is welcomed

Saudi: The General Directorate of Passports (GDP) on Thursday announced that a 90-day amnesty period, launched on March 29 under the “A Nation Without Violations”...

Bahrain: Proposed new bill seeks to disadvantage Expat investors

In a proposal aimed to apply different rules and advantages to different investors based on their nationalities, a new parliamentary proposal states that non-Bahrainis...

PICTURES: Oman takes delivery of its new Typhoon fighter jets

The Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) has received its first Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet - part of a batch of 12 - with...

UAE: Strict new traffic laws… and steep fines

The new traffic law to come into effect on July 1 aims to reduce deaths on the roads.  Major-General Mohammad Saif Al Zafein, Assistant Chief...

Why low oil prices are great for Saudi women’s rights

In Saudi Arabia, women cannot drive or travel without the authorisation of a male guardian: a brother, father, cousin or even a son. But...

Qatar crisis is a test for Tillerson

In the Middle East, new lines are being drawn, for now not on maps, but indelibly across the territory, affecting the lives of millions.A...

Qatar crisis: Armed conflict growing more likely, say analysts

A diplomatic crisis on the Arabian Peninsula is turning into a protracted standoff, and some analysts now say the risk of armed conflict is...

Crisis: Egypt and Bahrain turn up heat on Qatar

Egypt and Bahrain ratcheted up the pressure on Qatar saying that Arab security and the fight against terrorism are paramount as a deadline in...

Bahrain: cigarettes sell out as Saudi visitors avoid new tax

Cigarettes have been selling out throughout stores in Bahrain following the recent big price rises in Saudi Arabia, with many stores complaining that they...

Qatar bans new Wonder Woman

The popular blockbuster superhero film Wonder Woman has been banned in Qatar, according to local cinema companies.  The movie received critical acclaim at the box office...
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