Saudi woman’s quest for childhood nanny touches heart of a nation

Published on Aug 24 2014 // Gulf
Saudi woman’s quest for childhood nanny touches heart of a nation
Rawan Radwan and Marie ‘Ning’ BernardoJEDDAH : SIRAJ WAHAB When Saudi freelance journalist Rawan Radwan set out to locate her childhood nanny, she never imagined that her search would become an international news story, warming hearts around the globe. Three years ago, the 29-year-old Saudi woman...

‘I can still see the same kindness in her eyes’

Published on Aug 24 2014 // Featured, Gulf, Special, World
‘I can still see the same kindness in her eyes’
Rawan Radwan meets Marie Luningning Bebit in the Philippines.Saudi journalist in emotional reunion with Filipino childhood nanny MANILA: RIMA AL-MUKHTAR A Saudi journalist who was on a quest to find her childhood nanny has finally reunited with the woman who left the Kingdom 22 years ago. Arab News’...

Gulf NRIs neglected by state governments

Published on Aug 19 2014 // Gulf, NRI
The State Bank of Hyderabad organized a meeting of Gulf NRIs at its headquarters recently where senior officials of the bank announced a ‘representative’ office in the UAE soon. The officials wanted the Gulf NRIs to help them create awareness about the bank among Indians and thereby, help...

KSA eases rules for major global firms

Published on Aug 19 2014 // Featured, Gulf, World
KSA eases rules for major global firms
Saudi Arabia has eased procedures for major international companies to participate in the country’s vital projects in infrastructure, energy, information technology, construction, operation and maintenance. The Council of Ministers, chaired by Deputy Crown Prince Muqrin, on Monday approved several...

Expatriate women prefer dad’s sponsorship to job

Published on Aug 19 2014 // Gulf
RIYADH: AYESHA ISLAM Many expat women are still reluctant to transfer their sponsorships from their male guardians onto their employers despite new Labor Ministry laws. Abeer Aslam, a human resources consultant in Riyadh, said many expat women just don’t have the guts to leave their comfort zone of...

Personality Development workshop was Conducted for youth in Gulbarga.

Published on Aug 17 2014 // Featured, Gulf
Personality Development workshop was Conducted for youth in Gulbarga.
Hyath Education Trust organized a one day personality development session in Gulbarga at the auditorium of KBN Engineering College recently, Mrs. Iqra Quraishi internationally renowned, personality development trainer conducted one day session for youth in Gulbarga. The purpose of conducting the personality...

Stay of expats in yellow-zone companies to be reduced

Published on Aug 12 2014 // Gulf
JEDDAH: P.K. ABDUL GHAFOUR The Labor Ministry has decided to impose new restrictions on yellow-zone firms under the Nitaqat nationalization scheme that will reduce the stay of expat workers in such firms from six to four years from Oct. 25. The stay will be reduced further to two years from the seventh...

Tadawul gains 8.6% in past 10 days

Published on Aug 11 2014 // Gulf
JEDDAH: Middle East stock markets were mixed on Sunday as turnover in most places shrank to low levels, although Saudi Arabia rose for a 10th straight day as it continued a rally triggered by its plan to allow direct foreign investment in equities. The Tadawul All Share Index climbed 0.3 percent to a...

Gulf states attract expats from KSA

Published on Aug 11 2014 // Gulf
JEDDAH: IBRAHIM NAFFEE Several construction firms in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar are hiring expat workers who failed to legalize their work status in the Kingdom. Several cities in the UAE have benefited from the existence of these laborers-in-limbo thanks to huge, pending mega-infrastructural...

Flag hoisting ceremony on the occasion of 68th Independence Day of India

Published on Aug 10 2014 // Gulf
On the occasion of 68th Independence Day of India, His Excellency Mr. Hamid Ali Rao, Ambassador of India, will hoist the National Flag on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 08:30 am, at the Embassy of India, B-1, Diplomatic Quarter, Riyadh. All members of Indian Community in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and...