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Saudi university to open driving school for women

October 1, KSA: A university in Saudi Arabia has said it will open a driving school for women, in a first for the ultra-conservative country after a ban on women driving was lifted. “Princess Nourah University is preparing to set ...

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New clause on Saudi marriage contracts after decree allowing women to drive

30 September, Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia Marriage contracts in Saudi Arabia are expected to see an additional line included after women in the kingdom were granted the right to drive. The section including conditions set by Saudi wives usually included ...

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UAE begins collecting ‘sin’ taxes on tobacco, energy drinks

The United Arab Emirates has begun collecting new “sin” taxes on tobacco products, energy drinks and soft drinks. Beginning Sunday, tobacco and energy drinks will be taxed at 100 per cent and soft drinks at 50 per cent. Shoppers could be seen stocking ...

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Two Keralites killed in a road accident on Saudi border

Two Keralites were killed in an accident that took place at the Salwa border of Saudi Arabia on Friday. The deceased have been identified as KS Ajith, 37, a native of Thokkad, Perumbadav in Kannur, and Ajith Kumar a native ...

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Fuel prices for October announced in Oman

Muscat: A visit to a petrol station will now cost more than ever as fuel prices in Oman have reached historically high levels. Fuel prices for October increased from September levels, the Ministry of Oil and Gas announced yesterday. According to ...

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Saudi Arabia: King Salman orders driving licenses for women

27 September, KSA Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has issued a decree allowing women to drive for the first time, state media say. Government ministries are to prepare reports within 30 days and the order will be implemented by June 2018, ...

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UAE To Open Arab Gulf’s First Nuclear Reactor In 2018

UAE,September 25, 2017 :The United Arab Emirates on Monday announced plans to open a nuclear power plant next year, in what would be a first for the emirate and the Arab Gulf region. The $20-billion Barakah plant west of Abu ...

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Eman Ahmed, Once World’s Heaviest Woman, Dies In Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi: World’s heaviest woman Eman Ahmed, who came to India for weight-loss surgery and then flew to Abu Dhabi for further treatment amid controversy, has died at 37. Doctors said she died today of complications including heart disease and ...

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Diplomatic community impressed with Saudi Arabia’s development strategies

RIYADH: Riyadh-based foreign ambassadors offered their heartiest greetings and best wishes to King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Saudi people on the occasion of the 87th National Day of Saudi Arabia. The envoys acknowledged the tremendous developments ...

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Indian national asked to leave Oman after speech

Muscat: Oman’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned a speech delivered by Sulaiman Al Nadawi, and asked him to leave the country, the ministry announced. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses its condemnation of the speech delivered by Sulaiman Bin Taher ...

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All Dubai government service centres to close for one day

Government service centres in Dubai will partially shut their doors next month in a bid to educate residents about the range of tasks that can be completed online. UAE vice president and prime minister and Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ...

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Kuwait to expel North Korean ambassador, other diplomats

Kuwait will expel North Korea’s ambassador to the oil-rich country and four other diplomats, potentially limiting Pyongyang’s ability to earn money for its nuclear program from laborers it sends to the Gulf. The decision comes as Kuwait in recent weeks offered ...

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Women allowed into stadium as Saudi Arabia promotes national pride

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia is celebrating the 87th anniversary of its founding this weekend with an unprecedented array of concerts and performances, including allowing women into King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh for a Saturday evening operetta – a first in the ...

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Engineer cleared of stealing Dh59,000 on Dubai street

The Court of Appeals has upheld the acquittal verdict of a 46-year-old Iranian man accused of stealing Dh59,000 on the street. Prosecution records said the incident happened on March 6, 2015, in Al Muraqqabat. The Court of Misdemeanors earlier cleared ...

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