Saudi Arabia’s King Salman visits Indonesia with huge entourage, tons of gear

Published on Mar 01 2017 // Gulf
King Salman Wednesday began the first visit by a Saudi monarch to Indonesia in almost 50 years, seeking to strengthen economic ties with the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country. The king – who is accompanied by about 1,000 people, including princes and ministers – disembarked from his...

EAM Sushma Swaraj asks officials to follow probe into death of 3 Indians

Published on Feb 13 2017 // Gulf
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has directed Indian mission in the UAE to follow up the investigation by local police regarding the death of three Indians during a fire in a diesel tank. “@cgidubai has informed me about the unfortunate death of three Indian nationals Kishan Singh, Mohan...

Saudi man attempts self-immolation next to Kaaba in Mecca

Published on Feb 07 2017 // Gulf
Jeddah, Feb 7 (PTI) A “mentally ill” Saudi national tried to set himself on fire beside the Kaaba inside Meccas Grand Mosque, the Islams holiest site, but his attempt was foiled by alert pilgrims and security forces, police said today. The man wearing Umrah garb, identified as a Saudi national...

UAE, India to boost regional security, says Indian envoy

Published on Feb 07 2017 // Gulf
Dubai: The UAE-India ties are set to deepen “beyond bilateral relationship” through expected collaborations in regional security, India’s ambassador to the UAE said during a goodwill visit by an Indian coast guard ship at Dubai’s Port Rashid on Sunday. Navdeep Singh Suri, speaking during a tour...

Health insurance: Dubai expats complain about limited coverage for dependants

Published on Feb 07 2017 // Gulf
Dubai: Expatriates on Dubai residence visas living in Sharjah and the Northern Emirates have discovered that the mandatory health care package for dependants has limited, or no coverage in those emirates. Of the nine companies listed by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) as providing Essential Basic Packages...

Trump travel ban hits expatriates in Oman

Published on Jan 31 2017 // Gulf
Muscat: The US travel ban has hit many expatriate residents in Oman following the executive order banning entry to citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries. Mohammad Ahmad, a Sudanese resident of Oman was supposed to meet his family in the US next month but his plans were quickly dashed after the...

Emiratis exempted from Trump ban, assures US

Published on Jan 31 2017 // Gulf
Dubai: The UAE embassy in Washington on Tuesday has confirmed that Emiratis will not be affected by Trump’s travel ban.In a series of tweets, Yousef Al Otaiba, Ambassador of the UAE to the US, announced that the embassy has consulted with American officials, and has been assured that the new immigration...

Saudi Arabia gives final approval to VAT

Published on Jan 30 2017 // Gulf
Riyadh: Saudi Arabia is ready to implement a region-wide value added tax, the cabinet said on Monday, giving final approval to the measure which will take effect next year. Cabinet “decided to approve the Unified Agreement for Value Added Tax” to be implemented throughout the six-member Gulf Cooperation...

India, UAE Ink 14 Pacts In Key Areas Like Defence, Security

Published on Jan 25 2017 // Gulf, India
NEW DELHI: In a bid boost to their strategic ties, India and the UAE today signed more than a dozen pacts in key areas like defence, security, trade and energy apart from a comprehensive strategic partnership agreement amidst assertion by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that cooperation stands poised for...

Mohamed bin Zayed waters tree planted by late Shaikh Zayed

Published on Jan 25 2017 // Gulf
ndian President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces to Delhi’s Rashtrapati Bhavan – presidential palace – at a ceremony on Wednesday...

Translate News in your own Language »


Subscribe to our RSS Feed! Follow us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! Visit our LinkedIn Profile!