Middle East

Dubai, Abu Dhabi fog warning: High alerts after 50-car weekend pile-up

Dubai, Jan 27: The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) has called on the motorists to be cautious on roads due to low horizontal visibility in Abu Dhabi.

Dubai Police also tweeted: "We...

5-yr jail, SR10m fine for fake Saudization

Taif, Jan 26: Employers involved in fake Saudization will face 5 years imprisonment and a fine of up to SR10 million, according to a draft regulation prepared by the Ministry of Labor.

Violating businesses...

Qatar told to stop cleric’s anti-UAE outbursts

Dubai, Jan 25: Qatar was urged to stop a cleric from continuing to insult the UAE, following a televised Friday prayer sermon in which he accused the UAE of being “against Islamic rule”.

The...

11,000 part-time work permits issued in UAE so far; you can also apply…

Abu Dhabi, Jan 24: The UAE Ministry of Labor has so far issued 11,000 part-time work permits since the scheme was introduced in early 2011.

Humaid bin Dimas Al Suwaidi, Assistant Undersecretary for Labour...

Indian who could not go home for 12 years dies in Sharjah

Sharjah, Jan 23: An Indian worker who could not go home even once in the past 12 years because he did not have a valid residence visa, has died in Sharjah.

The 52-year-old Thekkummale Lakshman,...

Indian friends win 2 Infiniti cars and Dh100,000 at DSF

Dubai, Jan 20: The New Year is clearly lucky for two Indian friends, who won two Infiniti cars – QX60 and G25, and cash of Dh100,000 at the mega Infiniti raffle draw.

The duo -...

Driver gifted car on ‘sponsored’ big fat Saudi wedding

Jeddah, Jan 20: In a heart-warming gesture rarely witnessed, a Saudi businessman in Buraidah celebrated the wedding of his Indonesian driver and, what is more, handed over the keys of his personal car to the groom as...

Design academy to be opened in Kingdom soon

Jeddah, Jan 18: Aisha Al-Otaibi, CEO of fashion wear company Danat Valia, recently announced that she is opening an academy specialized in art and fashion design. The college, to be opened in Alkhobar, will be the first...

US implanted spy software in Saudi computers: Report

Jeddah, Jan 16: The US National Security Agency (NSA) has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world allowing it to carry out surveillance on those devices and also provide a digital highway for cyber...

Newborn stuck in Dubai hospital after mother dies, father unable to pay mounting bills

Dubai, Jan 16: Little Mohammad Bawazeer needs help urgently.

The baby was born prematurely under the most trying circumstances on October 25 after his mother Kauser Nahdi, 21, who was visiting Dubai, slipped and...