Monday, June 25, 2018

People & Culture

Saudi’s building a Las Vegas sized entertainment city near Riyadh

Saudi Arabia has announced plans to build an entertainment city almost as big as Las Vegas in the capital of Riyadh. The 334 square...

Saudi to get rid of expats by 2020

"The complete nationalization of government jobs is an important objective of the National Transformation Program 2020 and the Kingdom’s Vision 2030" said Deputy Minister...

MPs reject latest new tax proposal for expats

Parliament has voted against a government proposed sewage tax for expats and the private sector. The proposal constituted a 50% increase in monthly utility...

Another baby found abandoned in Oman

A newborn baby was found abandoned near a mosque recently in Rustaq province, 150 kilometres away from Muscat. The baby girl, believed to be...

Kuwait deported tens of thousands of expats in 2016-2017

There have been pressures on the Kuwaiti government to rebalance the “demographic imbalance”, in which expats make up an estimated 70 percent of its...

The Saudi mentality

When you drive around the roads of Bahrain, and you see cars screeching past with total disregard for road safety, one thought springs to...

Eyebrows raised as Saudi father names newborn after US first daughter

A Saudi citizen residing in the northern city of Arar has named his new baby Ivanka, after the daughter of the US president, Ivanka...

Duterte offers Gulf States Filipino forces

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pledged solidarity with Gulf countries in the fight against terrorism and said he was willing to send Filipino forces if...

Saudi king orders that women no longer need a man’s permission...

Saudi Arabia to give women more control over their life choices by relaxing male guardian system is welcomed as another small step for women...

Angela Merkel arrives without headscarf in Saudi Arabia

King Salman and other top officials welcomed the German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her arrival to the western city of Jeddah. Like other recent...

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