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Only Saudis can own and run private clinics

Riyadh, Apr 16: Private clinics should be owned and supervised by Saudi citizens, according to a decision taken by the Cabinet in its weekly meeting...
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nitaqat
Many sponsors exploit grace period to make extra money

Jeddah, Apr 16: A number of Saudi sponsors have taken advantage of the need of the foreign workers to rectify their status before the grace period of ...
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GCC_Alert
GCC alert over radiation fears

Riyadh, Apr 15: The GCC yesterday expressed deep concerns over the possible radiation leaks following an earthquake in the area and called on the In...
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Riyadh airport gets big boost

Riyadh, Apr 14: The General Authority for Civil Aviaton (GACA) plans to increase the capacity of the King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh to ...
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Saudi_King
Saudi King appoints new faces to key posts

Riyadh, Apr 13: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has appointed new chiefs for the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) and the Saudi Railways Org...
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Mohammed’s youngest son debuts on Instagram

Dubai, Apr 12: His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has posted the pho...
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Our_Dubai__Our_Life
A preview of future vision - 'Our Dubai : Our Life'

Dubai, Apr 12: His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice -President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, accompanied by Sh...
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Voting_Filipinos
Voting delayed for Filipinos in Jeddah

Riyadh/Jeddah, Apr 12: The overseas absentee voting among Overseas Filipino Workers starting tomorrow in Riyadh and the Eastern Province has been de...
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Taif_airport
Taif airport will ease pilgrim load at KAIA

Taif , Apr 10: Taif airport may soon become a key disembarkation point for pilgrims coming in from the neighboring states. The airport has seen a 2...
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runaway_maids
Number of Lankan runaway maids swells

Riyadh, Apr 8: The number of runaway housemaids seeking refuge at the Sri Lankan mission has doubled following the government’s enforcement of the...
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Free_tickets
Free tickets likely for Indian workers stranded in KSA

Riyadh, Apr 6: With top level talks planned between India and Saudi Arabia over the fallout of the Kingdom’s Nitaqat program, the Indian governmen...
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Strain
Nitaqat: Strain of uncertain future takes its toll on foreigners

Jeddah, Apr 4: The Ministry of Labor’s surprise checks of shops, institutions and businesses have wreaked havoc on the lives of many expatriates. ...
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shouracouncil
Saudi: New Shoura proposal for gratuity welcomed

Riyadh, Apr 1: Saudis across the Kingdom have welcomed the new Shoura Council proposal to increase end of service benefits (ESB) of civil servants, ...
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Saudi_women_run
90% of firms owned by Saudi women run by expats

Jeddah, Mar 30: Ninety percent of Saudi women's businesses are dominated by expatriates, who are most often married to these women citizens, said a ...
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cover-up
New labor drive targets cover-up businesses

Jeddah, Mar 29: In another significant move to Saudize jobs and prevent cover-up businesses, the Labor Ministry has instructed the so called “owners...
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cars
Dubai Police's new-look patrol cars on the streets

Dubai, Mar 28: After months of speculation, prototypes and feedback from the public, it appears Dubai Police has finally shifted gear to unveil its ...
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Wapp
Saudi Arabia set to make call on Skype, Viber and WhatsApp blocks

Jeddah, Mar 27: An agreement is expected to be reached between the Saudi telecommunication sector and operators of WhatsApp, Viber and Skype, Al Ara...
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divorce
Fatwa: Divorce SMS sent in anger is invalid

Dubai, Mar 27: An SMS message sent by a husband to his wife containing the word ‘divorce’ is enough to make the divorce valid, according to a fatw...
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Saudi_Arabia
Foreign scholarship students will get spouse allowance in Saudi Arabia

Jeddah, Mar 26: The Cabinet yesterday passed a law that would allow spouses accompanying King Abdullah Foreign Scholarship students to receive speci...
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IDs a must for Saudi women

Jeddah, Mar 26: The Council of Ministers yesterday issued a new law making independent national identity cards mandatory for Saudi women within a peri...
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Burmese_refugees
Burmese refugees to receive job training in Saudi Arabia

Jeddah, Mar 25: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal yesterday distributed free residency permits (iqamas) to the first applicants of the Burmese com...
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Nitaqat
Nitaqat cleanup: 2 million face ax

Jeddah, Mar 24: At least 2 million expatriates may lose their jobs or leave the Kingdom shortly as about 250,000 small and medium enterprises will b...
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Asian_arrivals_Umrah
Asian arrivals helping set new Umrah record

Jeddah, Mar 23: A large number of Umrah pilgrims arriving from Asian countries this week are about to set a new record. The Ministry of Haj has ind...
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Kuwait_expats
Kuwait to cut expats by 1 million

Kuwait City, Mar 21: Kuwait, where expats make up 68 percent of the population, plans to reduce the number of foreigners living in the Gulf state by...
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episonage
18, including 16 Saudis, arrested for ‘espionage’

Riyadh, Mar 20: Saudi Arabia has arrested 16 Saudis, an Iranian and a Lebanese for espionage. “The men were arrested in Makkah, Madinah, Riyadh and...
 
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