Middle East

In 2010, 5 ‘Indians’ were buried alive in Saudi, a court hears

New Delhi, Feb 28: Three men have confessed in a Saudi Arabian court that they buried alive five Asian men — suspected to be Indians — on a farm in an eastern province of the kingdom four...

Pilgrims in awe of massive expansion work in Makkah

Makkah, Feb 28: Forty-five-year-old Syed Laeequddin Quadri, from Maharashtra, India, was standing in quiet contemplation straining his head to look at the golden crescent atop the majestic Makkah Clock Tower.

“That is unbelievable,” he...

Grand Mufti urges people to donate for Syrians

Riyadh, Feb 24: Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti and President of Council of Senior Scholars and General Presidency of Scholarly Research and Ifta Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Abdullah Al-Sheikh has appealed to citizens and residents, especially the wealthy to contribute generously to...

Pay hike for teachers: Adec says new guidelines can be model for all UAE schools

Abu Dhabi, Feb 23: The education regulatory body in Abu Dhabi has framed a new guideline that will revise public school teacher pay scales based on their performance.

This, the Abu Dhabi Education Council...

William Duff: Man who helped build Dubai dies

Dubai, Feb 16: William ‘Bill’ Duff, who served as Shaikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum’s trusted financial expert during the early development of the emirate, passed away on Friday at his residence in Jumeirah. He was 92....

Can you stomach this? Saudi Arabia tops food wasters list

Riyadh, Feb 15: Oliver Twist asked for more and did not get any soup. For most of the GCC states, it is a question of taking far too much and not eating it.

According to...

New UAE app allows parents to track their children’s whereabouts

Abu Dhabi, Feb 14: The Ministry of Interior’s Child Protection Center launched the “Hemayati” Mobile Application to improve the safety and protection services available for children.

This application comes as a response to directions...

Saudi: Jail treatment for doctors who issue false sick notes

Jeddah, Feb 10: Authorities in the Kingdom are set to implement new rules to give the right “treatment” to employees who have been misusing the provision of medical leave by producing bogus sick leave certificates in collusion...

Yemen father seeks help for daughter who cries 'stones'

Sana’a, Feb 9: The father of an eight-year-old Yemeni girl who has recently started crying stones has urged philanthropists to help him treating his daughter from her baffling condition.

Mohammad Saleh Al Jaharani, said...

Allow us to drive, women urge Mufti

Dammam, Feb 5: The head of the Board of Senior Ulema has received a letter from women activists asking him that women should be allowed to drive, Al-Hayat daily reported.

A source, who preferred...