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King Salman issued directives advance payment of month’s salaries

Saudi: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has ordered to pay this month’s salaries on Ramadan 23 in advance, SPA reported Sunday night. This generous gesture by the monarch in issuing his directives to the pertinent authorities to ...

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Iran urges ‘dialogue’ between Qatar and Gulf neighbours

Tehran: Iran’s foreign ministry today urged Qatar and neighbouring Gulf Arab countries that have severed diplomatic ties with the gas-rich peninsula to engage in dialogue. “The solution to differences between states in the region, including the current problem between Qatar ...

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Emirates, Etihad, Air Arabia, flydubai suspend flights to Qatar

Most airlines will suspend their flights from tomorrow, June 6 UAE based airlines — Emirates, Etihad, flydubai and Air Arabia — announced this morning that they shall be suspending all flights to Qatar from June 6, 2017. The airline’s move ...

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Bahrain, KSA, Egypt and UAE cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

JEDDAH, June 5,2017 (Arab News): Several Arab and Islamic countries have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar Monday over Doha’s alleged support for extremist groups. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were the first to announce they would ...

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Saudi Arabia, UAE hold talks to boost bilateral ties

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Abu Dhabi crown prince and deputy commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Friday discussed ways to strengthen bilateral ties between their respective nations. The Abu Dhabi crown prince ...

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27 dead as Yemen army closes in on Taez palace

Yemeni government forces fought on Saturday to capture a rebel-held presidential palace in the southwestern province of Taez after clashes that killed 27 people, medics and military sources said. Most of Taez province is controlled by Shiite Huthi rebels, who ...

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Woman in UAE held for stealing Dh11 million from workplace, spends on ‘fiancé’

Abu Dhabi: A 33-year-old woman has been arrested for stealing Dh11 million from a government organisation, where she was working as the head of the accounts department. The woman used to spend the cash on a man who was seven years younger ...

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Saudi King Salman selected Islamic Personality of the Year in Dubai

The organising committee of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award has selected Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia as Islamic Personality of the year. The organising committee of the Award made the announcement ...

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250 ‘fancy’ Dubai number plates up for grabs in online auction

The Licensing Agency, Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), intends to release about 250 licensing plates comprising three, four and five digits of (H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R and S) codes in its forthcoming 48th ...

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New airport in Jeddah on track for completion

Jeddah, June 2,2017:THE new King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA), a world-class iconic and high-tech gateway to the Two Holy Mosques, will start experimental operation in the beginning of next year. The KAIA, one of the largest aviation hubs in the ...

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Iftar at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

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2 wanted terrorists killed in Qatif car bomb blast

JEDDAH, June 2, 2017 (Arab News): Two “terrorists” died in a vehicle explosion Thursday in Qatif, a Foreign Ministry official said. The cause of the blast has not been confirmed. “Two wanted terrorists were killed in the explosion,” Faisal bin ...

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Dubai man fined Dh500,000 for insulting religion on Facebook

A welder, accused of insulting Islam on social media, has been sentenced to one year in jail. The Court of First Instance was earlier told the 31-year-old Indian worker posted the messages on Facebook in which he disrespected Prophet Mohammed ...

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Trump expects Saudi Arabia to invest billions of dollars in the U.S.

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA Saudi Arabia’s young deputy crown prince had a message for America’s new president at their first meeting in March: The kingdom wanted to invest billions of dollars in U.S. companies, creating thousands of jobs. It was just ...

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