This man teaches Indian expats how to avoid falling into debt

Published on Apr 24 2017 // Featured, Gulf, NRI, Special
This man teaches Indian expats how to avoid falling into debt
KV Shamsudheen during his financial awareness class. Image Credit: Atiq ur Rehman/Gulf News Indian expat conducts free awareness sessions to help compatriots combat financial woes Dubai: For some, he is the lifeline that brought them back to their lives from the edge of suicide. For many others, he...

South African cultural Night amazes audience

Published on Apr 17 2017 // Gulf, World
South African cultural Night amazes audience
Shoayb Casoo, South African consul general,Eng Mohammed Bakhreiba, Founder of Call of Culture and Youth Rep to the United Nations and Wael Al-Saygh from Saudi travel and Tourism authority Makkah on the cultural exchange event at the residence of Consul General on Tuesday. (Photo by Fouzia Khan) Catchline:...

Rehabilitating Indian returnees from GCC

Published on Apr 11 2017 // Gulf, NRI, Special
By:Javid Hassan Senior Writer – Al Bilad The Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi has swung into action for rehabilitating returnees from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries affected by the fall in oil prices and loss of jobs under the Nitaqat (Saudization) scheme. It has instructed its Missions...

Saudi king visits Japan, seeks help on diversifying economy

Published on Mar 13 2017 // Gulf
King Salman and hundreds of business leaders from Saudi Arabia are in Japan for talks today mainly expected to focus on economic ties. The visit is the first by a Saudi king in 46 years, though Salman visited more recently as crown prince. Saudi Arabia is one of Japan’s biggest suppliers of crude oil,...

Indian envoy, Saudi labor minister discuss cooperation

Published on Mar 11 2017 // Featured, Gulf
Indian envoy, Saudi labor minister discuss cooperation
RIYADH: Indian Ambassador Ahmad Javed met with Saudi Minister of Labor and Social Development Ali bin Nasser Al-Ghafis, discussing issues of mutual interest in the fields of labor and social development, and exchanging ideas to enhance bilateral cooperation. “This was the first meeting of the ambassador...

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...

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