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60,000 Saudis unable to repay their debts

Jeddah, Feb 6: About 60,000 Saudis are unable to pay off their loans, said Abdullah Marei bin Mahfouz, chairman of the Jeddah branch of the national committee for the care of prisoners and their families....

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Private schools blame Saudization for their financial woes

Riyadh, Feb 4: About 13 private schools in Jeddah laid off staff and students after experiencing significant financial hardships following the decision by the Ministry of Labor to raise minimum wage for Saudis teachers, school officials said....

Kingdom ravaged by rain, dust storms

Jeddah, Jan 29: Torrential rains and dust storms have swept the Kingdom, resulting in evacuations from wadis and other threatened areas of Tabuk and the closure of Tabuk schools on Monday.

Weather forecasters are saying...

Global Village rides closed after visitor’s death; 3 arrested

Dubai, Jan 27: A man died in an accident at the Funfair Area of Global Village on Thursday evening after which the authorities decided to close rides area, according to a a press statement.

“Global Village announces...

Fog causes chaos

Dubai, Jan 23: Thick fog covered most parts of Dubai and neighbouring emirates on Tuesday morning as motorists reported near-zero visibility.

The fog, which continued well into the day, caused minor accidents though no major...

Riyadh, Jeddah, Madinah hotel occupancy rises

Jeddah, Jan 22: Hotels in Saudi Arabia experienced noticeable increases in occupancy rates, with Jeddah increasing by 7.0 percent year-to-date, and Madinah increasing 2.0 percent year-to-date, Ernst and Young Middle East said in its latest Hotel Benchmark Survey....

New mobile phone scam in UAE: 'Obscene voices' steal call credit from victims

Dubai, Jan 21: After mobile phone texts lying to victims that they have won large cash prizes, a new phone scam appears to have just surfaced in the UAE.

Several victims...

Expat levy to add SR60bn economic burden on Saudis

Jeddah, Jan 17: Calls are mounting for the government to repeal the proposed levy for businesses not meeting Saudization requirements. Analysts have said that implementing the measure will impose an additional economic burden of some SR60...

Crown prince seeks report on expat fee

Riyadh, Jan 15: Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, has demanded the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC) submit a report to him on the impact it monitored with regard to the...

King appoints new governors for Madinah, Eastern Province

Riyadh, Jan 14: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has appointed new governors for Madinah and the Eastern Province, the Royal Court said on Monday.

Named governor of Madinah Region with the rank...