Friday, August 23, 2019

People & Culture

Latest updates on people and culture, implementation of law and order in middle-east along with the list of new entertainments in and around GCC.

Richard Branson to invest in Saudi Arabia’s tourism project

Saudi Arabia is one of the most conservative countries in the world, only last week passing a decree allowing women to drive. But since the...

Moving Fast and Breaking Things, a Saudi Prince Tests His Public

The real weight of public opinion in Saudi Arabia lies among its young people, an Internet generation eager for social change. Or at least,...

Saudi Arabia will never be the same again

"Saudi Arabia will never be the same again. The rain begins with a single drop," Manal al-Sharif, who was arrested in 2011 after a...

The richest Indian billionaires in the UAE

There are 40 immigrants in Hurun India Rich list 2017 and 64 per cent of them are self made. With 14 individuals, UAE is...

Saudi Arabia appoints first spokeswoman

In another breakthrough for women in Saudi Arabia that coincided with allowing women to drive, the foreign minister has appointed Fatimah Baeshen as its...

UAE expat hits $1million after quitting job

Kalapparambath Mohamed Ali Musthafa, a father of three, is the latest winner of $1 million in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire draw. He...

An Omani sheikh paid $34 million for two apartments so his...

A wealthy sheikh from Oman paid £25 million ($34 million) to buy two flats so his family, friends, and staff could live next to...

Egyptian once known as world’s heaviest woman dies in UAE

Doctors say an Egyptian once known as the world's heaviest woman has died in a hospital in the United Arab Emirates. She was 37. Burjeel...

Yara al-Namla: First to represent women during Saudi National Day celebrations

For the first time at Jeddah’s al-Jawhara Stadium, Yara Ibrahim al-Namla represented the Saudi women in celebrating the kingdom’s National Day by taking part...

Outrage in Saudi as singer mixes Quran with music

A Saudi musician has stirred anger after he sung verses of the Qu’ran at a concert. While the permissibility of playing music for Muslims is...
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