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Saudi women take the wheel in truck-building industry

Jeddah, May 20: Thirteen Saudi women have been trained to assemble trucks for Mercedes-Benz and its Jeddah partner, marking a breakthrough in having women work in a male-dominated job in the Kingdom.

Khaled Juffali, chairman...

Dubai targets financial crimes

Dubai, May 19: Financial crime that was detected in Dubai topped Dh200 million during last year and the first quarter of this year, according to Dubai Police’s General Department of Anti-Economic crime.

Department Director Major...

Prisons overcrowded

Jeddah, May 17: Prisons are experiencing overcrowding due to an increase in the number of inmates and a delay in releasing inmates who have completed their sentences, the Kingdom’s prisons department chief has said.

The...

Illegal workers use grace period to make money

Madinah, May 17: Illegal workers here are trying to make as much money as possible before July 3, the end of the three-month grace period, which requires them to either rectify their status or go home....

Expats may apply for exit visas Saturday

Jeddah, May 16: Saudi Passport authorities will begin Saturday the exit process of all expatriates who want to leave the country, announced Indian Consul General Faiz Ahmed Kidwai.

Addressing a community meeting at the Indian...

Arab media is in a coma, says expert

Dubai, May 15: Arab media is far from objective and is being torn apart by vested interests. It must be freed from corruption, nepotism and political, commercial and vested interests.

It must play a neutral...

Coronavirus is ‘not spreading’

Riyadh, May 14: The Ministry of Health said yesterday that it had stopped the spread of coronavirus from Al-Ahsa in the Eastern Province to other parts of the Kingdom. The virus had reached Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam, but not further...

Legal expat workers eligible for GOSI

Riyadh, May 13: Expatriate workers can now become beneficiaries of the General Organization For Social Insurance (GOSI) under a new scheme introduced by the Ministry of Labor.

The announcement followed a...

No respite for teachers on family iqamas

Jeddah, May 12: A majority of teachers employed in international schools and other places are under the sponsorship of their fathers and husbands. But they say they are unwilling to transfer their iqamas under the sponsorship...

With new rules, many expats change their minds

Jeddah, May 12: Tens of thousands of illegal expatriate workers have registered with their consulates over the past 30 days in an effort to get an airline ticket home, consulates and embassy officials told Arab News.

An estimated...