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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Visa cancellation shock for expats

Returning expats are finding themselves blocked from entering Bahrain, stranded at the airport and without jobs because Bahraini employers are cancelling their visas after...

Manama ranked 4th most expensive city in Middle East (especially for...

The Worldwide Cost of Living (WCOL) 2017 index compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit ranks Manama as the fourth most expensive city in the...

Woman Films Maid Falling off a Window

Awoman from Kuwait was detained for filming her maid, an Ethiopian national hanging from a window and screaming for help. In the video, instead...

MPs discuss further subsidy removals (for Expats)

A bill seeking to cut off further subsidies for Expats will come up for voting in the next regular session of Bahrain's Parliament, it has...

Man Arrested Over Traffic Laws Protest

Aman who allegedly instigated a protest against Bahrain traffic law has been arrested and detained at his home in Bani Jamrah. He was accused...

IMF warns that Bahrain needs urgent spending cuts

Lower oil prices led to fiscal deficit of about 18% of GDP Fiscal measures could include VAT and a cut in subsidiesBahrain needs...

Drivers flouting Yellow Boxes to be fined BD20 from 1st May

Drivers who flout traffic laws and cause traffic jams at road junctions by blocking traffic and ignoring yellow box rules will from 1st May...

Kuwait turns against its expat population

Safa Al-Hashem, the only woman in Kuwait’s 50-seat parliament, is capitalizing on a growing resentment of foreigners to build support for a movement that’s...

Swimwear alert at new Dubai beaches

Women are being asked to cover their bikinis and dress modestly at two new beaches along Dubai’s most popular stretch of coast.Areas either side...

Bahrain’s Traffic Lights are Dangerous

M arch 22, 2017 Last night I was involved in a crash on the Hidd highway. I had a choice of breaking hard when the traffic...

Qatar to Drill in World’s Biggest Gas Field

Qatar Petroleum plans to start a new development in the offshore North Field, ending a 12-year ban on new projects that allowed the company...

Fees Plans Rejected

The Education Ministry will not impose any fees on non-Bahraini students in government schools, the minister, Dr. Majid Al Nuaimi, said yesterday. Responding to...

Bahrain: Municipal fees reduced, dropped for 156 families

Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning, Essam bin Abdullah Khalaf, today issued an edict on reducing, dropping, or exempting from municipal fees...

Only expats to pay 10% municipality fees; free for Bahrainis

Only expats will now be required to pay municipality fees on rented accommodation as Bahrainis in rental apartments will no longer be required to...

Seeking the World’s Most Beautiful Camel

T he world’s most beautiful camel will be crowned with a staggering $30 million prize at a Saudi pageant-style contest. More than 300,000 of the desert...

Ice Cream Vans Banned From Playing Music

Bahrain’s ice cream vans could be banned from playing music unless they pay an advertising fee. This rule is among new municipal regulations that...

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...

Rich Kids of Dubai…

With no jobs to worry about, every day is a holiday for these spoilt youngsters. As these envy-inducing pictures prove, it’s hot in Dubai and...

MP calls for end to travel bans for small debts

An MP has called for abolishing travel bans for anyone owing small sums to banks and companies.“It’s not right to restrict someone’s freedom of...

Bahrain to get 15 more 5 and 4 Star Hotels

Bahrain’s hotel and restaurant sector has witnessed a growth rate of 3% according to the latest Bahrain Economic Quarterly (BEQ) report by the Bahrain...
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