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Bahrain FM praises Saudi Arabia as regional ‘pillar of stability’

Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa reaffirmed in a tweet on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia is the “pillar of the Ummah (Muslim world).” “Saudi Arabia is the pillar of the Ummah and the umbrella of stability during ...

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VAT in UAE: Ministry of Finance explains designated free zones

The Ministry of Finance has clarified some details on designated free zones for the purposes of VAT. According to the law and Cabinet decisions, a designated free zone is a specific fenced geographic area that has security measures and customs ...

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Saudi Arabia increases India’s Haj quota by 5,000: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

NEW DELHI: Saudi Arabia has increased India’s Haj quota by 5,000, the second hike in two years, taking the number of pilgrims who can perform Haj from the country to 1,75,025, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said today. Naqvi claimed ...

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New post-Umrah tourist visas to be issued this quarter

JEDDAH: The director of the Tourism and Heritage Authority in the Makkah region, Mohammed Al-Omari, told Arab News on Saturday that, “citizens from all the countries who have access to the Kingdom can obtain tourist visas.” Al-Omari continued: “All Muslims ...

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Buying a used car in Dubai? RTA just made your life easier

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a ‘Vehicle Condition Certificate’ service, which will provide important historical information about the vehicle to buyers of used cars. The certificate will provide details such as distance covered in kilometres, type and ...

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Dubai-based Lijan Greentech firms up plans to offer green energy solutions in India

KOCHI, JAN 7:  Lijan Greentech India Pvt Ltd, a division of the Dubai-based Lijan Insulation Contracting LLC, has firmed up plans for offering green energy solutions in India. The company, which entered the Kerala market in 2015 with green roof ventilators, ...

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Saudi intercepts ballistic missile near Yemen border

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Friday intercepted a ballistic missile over the kingdom’s southern province of Najran, bordering Yemen. According to Al Masirah, a TV network run by the Houthi rebels, stated that the group claimed responsibility for the attack. “This ...

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Kuwait lifts ban placed on vacancies for expat doctors, nurses and technicians

KUWAIT – Civil Service Commission (CSC) has lifted ban placed on 127 vacancies for expatriates in the Ministry of Health, reports Al-Anba daily. In a letter to the Ministry of Health which the daily obtained a copy, CSC stated the ...

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Oman to delay VAT implementation to 2019

Oman will delay the implementation of Value Added Tax (VAT) in the sultanate to 2019, the Ministry of Finance has been quoted as saying. The application of selective tax on tobacco, energy and carbonated drinks could be introduced by the ...

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Residents flock to Dubai Frame as it opens to public

Residents and tourists rushed on the first day of 2018 to get the first sight on Dubai’s latest landmark, the Dubai Frame. Standing outside Zabeel Park Gate 4, people started piling up from 9am on two counters to purchase tickets ...

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Watch: Dubai Frame to be open for public from Jan 1

UAE residents have one more reason to look forward to the New Year as they can see the city from an entirely new perspective the Dubai Frame to open on January 1, 2018. People can access the newest landmark that ...

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Two Saudi princes accused of corruption charges get freed from detention

Riyadh: Two sons of late King Abdullah; Prince Meshaal bin Abdullah and Prince Faisal bin Abdullah, who were accused of corruption charges, are reportedly freed by Saudi Arabia’s attorney general. The two princes were among around 200 other royal family ...

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Fuel prices increase in UAE for January 2018

The Ministry of Energy has announced on Wednesday, December 27, new petrol prices for January, 2018 in the UAE. The per litre prices will be Super 98 at Dh2.24 (up from Dh2.15) ; Special 95 at Dh2.12 (from Dh2.04) ; E Plus-91 ...

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Arab World won’t be led by Tehran or Ankara, U.A.E. Says

The Arab world needs to come together under Saudi-Egyptian leadership to push back against the ambitions of regional rivals Iran and Turkey, a U.A.E. minister has said. “The Arab world is at an impasse and the solution is to cooperate ...

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