‘You are safe’, MoS VK Singh tells Indians evacuated from Yemen

Published on Apr 01 2015 // Gulf
New Delhi: INS Sumitra on Wednesday reached Djibouti with first batch of Indians evacuated from war-torn Yemen. Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh, who is in Djibouti, a country neighbouring Yemen, to oversee the evacuation exercise christened ‘Operation Raahat’ greeted the Indian...

US shuts down embassy, consulates in Saudi Arabia over security concerns

Published on Mar 15 2015 // Gulf
Citing ‘heightened security concerns at U.S. diplomatic facilities in Saudi Arabia’, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates have cancelled all consular services in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dhahran for Sunday and Monday, officials said. “Telephone lines to the Consular sections will not be open during...

Expats have right to keep their passports

Published on Mar 06 2015 // Featured, Gulf, Special
Expats have right to keep their passports
JEDDAH: IBRAHIM NAFFEE The Labor Ministry has reiterated that it is the right of foreign workers to keep their passports and official documents. “Anybody violating this rule will face serious penalties,” said Taysir Al-Mofraj, the ministry’s spokesman. According to him, holding on to employees’...

Indian national arrested for blasphemous Facebook post

Published on Mar 05 2015 // Featured, Gulf, Special
Indian national arrested for blasphemous Facebook post
Worshippers throng the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Makkah in this photo contributed by Arab News reader Muhammad Arshad. An Indian national has been arrested for allegedly posting on Facebook an image of the Holy Kaaba plastered with Hindu deitiesJEDDAH: SIRAJ WAHAB The arrest of an Indian national...

King Salman presents King Faisal International prize

Published on Mar 03 2015 // Featured, Gulf
King Salman presents King Faisal International prize
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman with the winners of the 37th annual King Faisal International Prize in Riyadh on Sunday. — SPA Joshua Hoey Saudi Gazette RIYADH — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman presented this year’s King Faisal International Prize recipients with...

Online visa for expat families soon

Published on Feb 17 2015 // Featured, Gulf, Special
Online visa for expat families soon
JEDDAH: MD AL-SULAMI The Interior Ministry will soon activate its online facility where expatriates can apply for visas for their spouses and children. The new service was launched by Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad bin Naif, second deputy premier and minister of interior, last Tuesday. Users must first...

Indians in KSA rejoice at Modi’s defeat in Delhi

Published on Feb 11 2015 // Featured, Gulf
Indians in KSA rejoice at Modi’s defeat in Delhi
Aam Aadmi Party, or Common Man’s Party, leaders Arvind Kejriwal, center, and Ashutosh, second left, hug as they celebrate news of their party’s performance in New Delhi, India. (AP)JEDDAH: SIRAJ WAHAB Many Indian expatriates here are rejoicing after the sweeping victory of a little-known Indian...

Expats urged to register fingerprints

Published on Feb 09 2015 // Gulf
RIYADH — The Directorate General for Passports (Jawazat) has asked those expatriates who failed to register their fingerprints to visit any Jawazat office mentioned in the website www.gdp.gov.sa. The Jawazat stopped providing services to those expatriates who failed to register their fingerprints...

The whole nation is rallying behind King Salman

Published on Jan 24 2015 // Featured, Gulf
The whole nation is rallying behind King Salman
JEDDAH: FOUZIA KHAN Saudis recalled the late King Abdullah’s concern for the people in general and Saudis in particular, and his unique contribution in making their lives peaceful and comfortable. They expressed their full faith in his successor, King Salman. Omar Abdullah Nasseef, dean of the English...

King Salman’s vision: Stability, unity

Published on Jan 24 2015 // Featured, Gulf, Special
King Salman’s vision: Stability, unity
NEW BEGINNING: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman addresses the nation outlining his plans and programs on Friday. (SPA)Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman took charge as the new ruler of Saudi Arabia on Friday in a smooth transition following the death of King Abdullah and pledged...

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