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Parents forget child at Dubai airport

Dubai: While rare, it’s not unheard of for a parent to leave his/her child at the airport, says an officer. Dubai Police said of the 91.2 million who transited through Dubai International Airports last year, some lost items and others ...

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King Salman helps Saudi who lost seven members of his family in accident

Jeddah, Jan 21 (Arab News): King Salman decreed a house and a car be given to a Saudi who lost seven family members in a single traffic incident last week, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Last Thursday, Sami bin Mohammed Ali ...

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Over 150 warnings issued for environmental violations in Sharjah

As many as 11 industrial establishments were fined and 153 others were issued warnings for environmental violations by the Al Dhaid Municipality, according to a top official. Nasser Saeed Al Tunaiji, director of safety and inspection department at the Sharjah ...

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New passport format may pose hurdles for Indians in Saudi

After the Indian government announced its decision to scrap the last page of the country’s passport, Indian expatriates living in Saudi Arabia have caused concern. The last page in the passport is crucial as it contains the holder’s address and ...

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Man wanted for ‘terrorist crimes’ killed in eastern Saudi Arabia: agency

DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi security forces shot and killed a man suspected of involvement in “terrorist crimes” in an exchange of fire in the eastern part of the kingdom, state news agency SPA reported late on Tuesday. The agency, citing ...

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Qatar denies intercepting Emirati plane

Manama : Qatar on Monday denied its fighter jets intercepted a passenger plane of United Arab Emirates (UAE). Qatar’s foreign ministry released a statement, saying the UAE’s claim was false. “The State of #Qatar announces that the claims of Qatari ...

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UAE, Saudi Arabia vow to enhance bilateral relations

DUBAI: UAE and Saudi Arabia vowed on Saturday to further enhance the “brotherly” bilateral relations. The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan received the Saudi Minister of Interior Abdulaziz Bin Saud Bin Nayefon on Saturday in ...

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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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