Tuesday, April 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.

Saudi: Heavy fines and jail terms for overstaying pilgrims

Umrah pilgrims who stay in the Kingdom after the expiration of their entry visas will be fined SR50,000 each and imprisoned for six months...

Saudi: Sexual harassment to be criminalised

The Shura Council of Saudi Arabia, the country's formal consultative body, has approved a law to criminalise sexual harassment in the kingdom. The aims of...

Fisherman gets Ramadan surprise from Bahraini Prince

A fisherman in Bahrain got a pleasant Ramadan surprise on Wednesday when a Bahraini prince approached him on the street and made a business...

UAE: New residency and ownership rules

The UAE’s surprise announcement that it will allow full foreign ownership in companies and grant long-term visas to select investors and professionals is set...

Dubai: Pakistanis jailed for sex trafficking 17 year old girl

Three Pakistani men and a woman, who brought a 17-year-old girl from their home country to exploit her in prostitution in Dubai, have all...

U.A.E. Raises Stakes to Stop Expats Leaving Dubai

The United Arab Emirates is taking its most drastic steps yet to stop Saudi Arabia or Qatar from encroaching on its lead in attracting...

Kuwait: Replacing public sector expats ‘too difficult’

Kuwait is not in a position to replace all the expatriates working in the public sector due to the shortage of potential Kuwaiti employees,...

UAE: Expats excluded from VAT refunds on properties

The UAE's Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has announced procedures for VAT to be refunded on payments for new residences - but expats will not...

Want to be an Instagram influencer in Dubai? That’ll cost you...

Social networks such as Instagram, Facebook and YouTube are being forced to register with the United Arab Emirates government by the end of June....

Saudi Women’s Rights Activists Labeled as ‘Traitors’

Saudi Arabia has widened its crackdown on women’s rights activists, bringing the number of arrests up to 11 people, according to human rights groups.Since...
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