India not immune to ISIS threat, says UAE

Published on Feb 08 2016 // Gulf
ABU DHABI: Warning that India is not immune to the threat from Islamic State (ISIS), the UAE, which has deported about a dozen Indians with suspected links to the terror group, said on Monday that its anti-terror cooperation with India is going to get “more institutionalized”. “There...

How Saudis sending ground forces into Syria will affect the civil war

Published on Feb 06 2016 // Gulf, World
The sending of ground forces by Saudi Arabia into Syria will have immense ramifications for the country’s civil war and the wider region. The question, however, is whether it will actually take place. The Saudi announcement comes at a time when prospects for peace have faded with the collapse of...

Three Indian ISIS sympathisers deported from UAE, detained by NIA

Published on Jan 30 2016 // Gulf, India
New Delhi: Three Indian sympathisers of ISIS, who were allegedly on a mission to carry out terror attack in India and some other countries, were deported here from United Arab EmiratesAdnan Hussain, Mohammad Farhan, Sheikh Azhar Al Islam were deported and were detained by the NIA upon their arrival in...


Published on Jan 22 2016 // Featured, Gulf, Hyderabad, India
(By M.Asif Ali, Special Correspondent, NRIs are well known for their Charity work especially in Gulf Countries, either they formed the organization for the work or individually they are doing it with all possible means. Likewise a group of NRIs from Hyderabad and other cities have planned...

Salary delay? Expats free to transfer sponsorship

Published on Jan 17 2016 // Featured, Gulf
Salary delay? Expats free to transfer sponsorship
Mufrij Al-Haqbani Faris Al-Qahtani Okaz/Saudi Gazette RIYADH — Expatriates have the right to transfer sponsorships if their sponsors delay their salaries for more than three months, according to Minister of Labor Mufrij Al-Haqbani. He said the ministry has received a number of complaints against employers...

Attacks not only reason for severing ties with Iran: Saudi Arabia

Published on Jan 11 2016 // Gulf
Cairo: The recent attacks on Saudi Arabia’s mission in Tenran is not the only reason for severing ties with Iran, Foreign Minister Adel Bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir has said. Saudi Arabia has reached the point of severing its ties with Iran, not only because of the recent attacks on its diplomatic mission...

Up to SR100,00 fine for weekend rule violation

Published on Jan 11 2016 // Featured, Gulf, NRI, Special
Up to SR100,00 fine for weekend rule violation
Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — Companies which count weekends as part of an employee’s annual leave will have to pay a fine of up to SR100,000, Makkah Arabic daily quoted a Ministry of Labor source as saying on Sunday. According to the Saudi Labor Law, weekends are not to be counted as part of the...

Saudi Arabia, Iran say dispute won’t affect Syria talks

Published on Jan 11 2016 // Gulf, World
Beirut: Saudi Arabia and Iran said on Sunday that an escalating dispute between the two countries would not affect international efforts to end the war in Syria, even as a large Syrian rebel group cast doubt on the United Nations -led peace process.The UN envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura , said in...

Saudi Arabia may take more measures against Iran in execution row – foreign minister

Published on Jan 10 2016 // Gulf, World
ABU DHABI Saudi Arabia may take further measures against Iran after cutting ties with its regional rival this week, the Saudi foreign minister said on Saturday, in a major row over the kingdom’s execution of a Shi’ite Muslim cleric. Adel al-Jubeir’s comments came in a press conference...

Saudi cutting ties will not hurt Iran: Govt spokesman

Published on Jan 05 2016 // Gulf
Tehran: Saudi Arabia’s severance of diplomatic relations with Tehran will not hurt Iran or damage its development, the government spokesman said on Tuesday. Mohammad Bagher Nobakht was speaking after Riyadh cut ties to protest the attack on its embassy and a consulate by Iranian demonstrators angered...

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