Monday, December 10, 2018

GCC Countries

Robots begin to replace humans in customer care services in Dubai

On Saturday, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) announced the recruitment of five robots as staff at its Customer Happiness Centres. The robots will...

Saudi citizen kidnapped in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Friday a Saudi citizen had been kidnapped in Lebanon, a country with which it is...

Bahrain investigates nighttime oil pipeline blast, fire

Authorities in Bahrain say they are investigating an oil pipeline explosion and fire in the island kingdom that sent flames shooting into the night...

Tensions over Dubai Airshow

 DUBAI, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Rising Middle East tensions and a corruption crackdown in Saudi Arabia will cast a shadow over next week's Dubai...

Saudi: 5% tax to be charged on money transfers from 1st...

RIYADH: Value Added Tax (VAT), due to be introduced on 1st January, will be exempted on certain financial activities including loans, credit cards, mortgages,...

Dozens More Have Been Detained in Saudi Arabia’s Corruption Purge

(RIYADH, Saudi Arabia) — Dozens more people have been taken into custody by Saudi authorities, the kingdom said Thursday, bringing to 201 the number...

Gulf states advise citizens against travelling to Lebanon

DUBAI, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Three Gulf states advised their citizens against travelling to Lebanon on Thursday and asked those already there to leave...

Qatar retools after boycott by top auto parts supplier Dubai

 DOHA, Nov 9 (Reuters) - In a dusty industrial zone in the south of Doha where the city's auto repair shops are clustered, one...

Saudi billionaires race to get their assets out before officials seize...

Saudi billionaires are racing to get their assets out of the kingdom before officials seize $800 billion of funds. Some of Saudi Arabia's richest families are...

Saudi graft inquiry spreads beyond borders as Bahrain, UAE examines bank...

The Saudi crackdown on corruption has spread beyond its borders as regulators in other GCC states ask their banks for information on Saudi citizens...

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