President of Palestine Mahmood Abbas Announces Order of ‘Star of Jerusalem’ For Mr. Syed Vicaruddin

Published on May 14 2015 // Featured, Gulf, Hyderabad, India
President of Palestine Mahmood Abbas Announces Order of ‘Star of Jerusalem’ For Mr. Syed Vicaruddin
– Syed KhaledShahbaaz Hyderabad, May 14: ● First Indian Citizen to be conferred the ‘Star of Jerusalem’ award by the Head of Palestinian State since India’s independence ● High-level Delegation Arrives in Hyderabad to Do The Honours ● President of Palestine sends his Special Advisor...

Riyadh doubles Yemen aid pledge to $540 mn

Published on May 13 2015 // Gulf
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saudi on Wednesday allocated one billion riyals ($265 million) for a Yemen relief centre in the kingdom, media reported. The additional relief fund, together with the previously pledged $274 million, has doubled the total amount of Saudi aid money to the country Riyadh...

Air India Express offers free tickets on 10th Anniversary

Published on Apr 28 2015 // Featured, Gulf, NRI
Air India Express offers free tickets on 10th Anniversary
– Mohammed Saifuddin, Yahind.com On completion of a decade of successful service, Air India Express offers ten free tickets in each of GCC country to deserving Indian expatriates. Air India Express is completing 10 years of successful operation of its services on April 29, 2015. On this occasion,...

‘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...

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