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...

King Salman: A man of great achievements

Published on Jan 24 2015 // Featured, Gulf, Special
King Salman: A man of great achievements
IMMERSED IN WORLD POLITICS: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman with French President Francois Hollande during his visit to France as crown prince.JEDDAH: P.K. ABDUL GHAFOUR Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, who ascended the throne on Friday, is an experienced administrator and...

King Abdullah dies, Crown Prince Salman is new ruler

Published on Jan 23 2015 // Featured, Gulf, Special
King Abdullah dies, Crown Prince Salman is new ruler
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has died, state television reported early on Friday and Crown Prince Salman became king, it said in a statement attributed to the new ruler. He was 90. King Salman has called on the family’s Allegiance Council to pay allegiance to Muqrin as his crown...

Expats in trouble for iqama errors

Published on Jan 07 2015 // Featured, Gulf
Expats in trouble for iqama errors
RIYADH: ABDUL HANNAN TAGO Wrong entries on iqamas, including errors in names etc., landed several expatriates in the soup. Expats complain that their names on iqamas which do not conform to their names in their passports are making problems during official transactions, especially in banks. Some sponsors...

Expats risk losing iqamas with 14 days left for mandatory health cover for dependents

Published on Jan 07 2015 // Gulf, Special
Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — Starting Jan. 21, expatriates who do not have medical insurance for their dependents will not have their iqamas (residence permits) renewed, local Arabic daily Al-Riyadh reported on Tuesday quoting the Directorate General of Passports (Jawazat). The move by Jawazat was...

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