Saturday, December 15, 2018

GCC Countries

Bahrain: 4 men jailed for kidnapping maid, forcing her into prostitution

Four Bangladeshi men have been arrested for locking up an Asian maid and forcing her into prostitution, according to court files. The victim, aged 27,...

PICTURES: Dubai’s $1 billion indoor theme park is the largest on...

Dubai is already home to the world's tallest building, artificial islands, and the world's first hotel with a rainforest. And now it's also home to...

Oman: In a difficult position

FEW leaders are as ubiquitous as Sultan Qaboos of Oman. His ageless portrait hangs as per regulation from every shop wall. Every six months...

Saudi: Tax forces Expat families to leave

‘Expatriate dependant fee’ for each family member raised to 1,200 riyals from 100 riyalsAn astronomical hike in the ‘expatriate dependent fee,’ or family tax,...

WATCH: Kuwait – truck MELTS into road in extreme heat

Temperatures in Kuwait that have soared above 40 degrees Celsius have led to an entire truck being filmed as its wheels melted into the...

Bahrain: Last month was unusually hot

Bahrain's Meteorological Directorate (BMD)'s has revealed that June 2017 was warmer than normal with below average relative humidity.The mean temperature of the month was...

UAE: How can it be 51C and raining?

Image Credit: Screengrab While residents in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah are faced with scorching heat at temperatures over 50 degrees Celsius, the scenario is...

UAE man jailed for beating wife with stick to discipline her

Library photoA man who was convicted of beating up his wife and hitting her with a wooden stick will spend one month in jail...

Qatar Airways becomes fourth airline to be granted US laptop ban...

Qatar Airways becomes fourth airline to be granted US laptop ban exemption allowing for passengers to carry laptops in the cabin on flights to...

Pakistani expats in UAE to enjoy ‘huge bonanza’ as rupee falls...

The Pakistani rupee fell 3.1 per cent to 108.095 against the greenback on Wednesday, its lowest level since December 2013. The currency is said...

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