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Frankly speaking: groundwork laid for Gu...

DUBAI: The Gulf Cooperation Council is moving forward with plans for an economic union among its six members in just four years, despite a “very difficult” timetable, the GCC secretary general told Arab News. Nayef Al-Hajjraf, who took over as head of the organization in 2020, said last week’s GCC summit verdict was conclusive. “The […]

Thousands of runners take part in Jeddah...

RIYAD: Almost half of parents in Saudi Arabia use parental control apps to monitor their children’s online activity, a new survey has revealed. The study on digital behaviors of families in the Kingdom, conducted by global cybersecurity company Kaspersky, showed that during the COVID-19 pandemic, parents were increasingly concerned about time spent online and safety. […]

Egyptian Expats in US Donate LE5M to Dec...

FILE – Nabila Makram, Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Affairs of Expatriates CAIRO – December 19, 2021: Egyptian Minister of Immigration and Expatriate Affairs Nabila Makram told a meeting on Saturday evening that LE 5 million ($312,500) had been donated by Egyptians to states United in just two hours with the Decent Life initiative. Since […]

Pattaya City Expats Club: Covid-19 pande...

Professor Andy gives his PCEC audience his take on Covid-19 “When is it going to end?” “ One topic that interested us all was the topic of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) Thursday December 16th meeting. PCEC once again welcomed Professor Andy Barraclough for another of his interesting and informative presentations. He has spoken […]

Saudi labor reforms protect workers and ...

Saudi Mawhiba Talent Foundation Shortlists Applicants to International Science and Engineering Fair DJEDDAH: More than 330 students, men and women, are shortlisted to participate in the fifth phase of the National Olympiad for Scientific Creativity, also known as Ibdaa. The first ones from the central stage of the exhibition will qualify for the final stage […]

Saudi envoy meets with Pakistani Senate ...

RIYAD: The Digital Cooperation Organization has expanded to include Rwanda as the eighth member state, with DCO now representing around half a billion people. Deemah Al-Yahya, secretary general of the DCO, told Arab News that the organization, which also includes Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Pakistan and Nigeria, “has brought together with the intention […]

Saudi Arabia celebrates Arabic on World ...

TOKYO: The Saudi cultural bureau in Tokyo held a celebration on Saturday for World Arabic Language Day. Dr. Ali Al-Aanazi, Saudi Cultural Attaché in Tokyo, delivered the opening speech highlighting the importance of the Arabic language in bringing cultural understanding and scientific cooperation with Japan closer. He said this year’s event is organized under the […]

TDB signs renewable energy deal with sup...

Sunnah design, leader in connected solar lighting solutions, signed a 40 million euro contract with the government of Togo for the supply and installation over 24 months, followed by maintenance over 12 years, of 50,000 smart street lights. This contract, financed by the Directorate-General of the French Treasury, is part of the larger CIZO project […]

Lebanon seeks to limit COVID-19 cases du...

ISTANBUL: Armed with combat-tested drones, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan strengthened his defense ties with African countries ahead of a large gathering of the continent’s leaders in Istanbul.The two-day Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit which begins on Friday follows a high-level business forum in October that focused on investment and trade.The next phase in this fast-flowering relationship […]

Josh Ritter, Basia Bulat and Witch Proph...

The opinions and recommendations are impartial and the products are selected independently. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission on purchases made through links on this page. Content of the article American singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, Ethiopian / Eritrean artist Witch Prophet and Irish singer Susan O’Neill are among the artists who will perform at the Block […]

Covid News: Omicron variant appears to b...

Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. A statewide mask mandate goes into effect Monday, forcing all businesses and public spaces that do not check the status of vaccines to require a mask.Credit…Karsten Moran for The New York Times Starting Monday, when New Yorkers hit a store for a quick purchase, they will again need to make sure […]

The biggest concern of expats is health ...

Donor: Dr Hemal Desai, Medical Director of Globa – Aetna International | Posted: 12 December 2021 Dr Hemal Desai, Medical Director of Globa – Aetna International December 7, 2021 88% of expats in major global markets * wish to have the choice of choosing their employer’s healthcare plans to suit their own lifestyle and health […]

A treat for the holiday season at Pattay...

Adrian, accompanied by Roykhien on keyboard, entertains his PCEC audience with his interpretation of “The Christmas Song” by Nat King Cole. It is the holiday season and members and guests of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) were treated to Christmas carols during their meeting on December 9th. Adrian’s funky and unique singing style, accompanied […]

A holiday treat at PCEC

Adrian, accompanied by Roykhien on keyboard, entertains his PCEC audience with his interpretation of “The Christmas Song” by Nat King Cole. It is the holiday season and members and guests of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) were treated to Christmas carols during their meeting on December 9th. Adrian’s funky and unique singing style, accompanied […]

Property in Dubai: Four expats reveal wh...

As property prices bottomed out during the pandemic, many UAE residents bought properties to save on rent Published: Sat 11 Dec 2021, 09:58 Dubai’s real estate sector is beginning to feel the impact of Expo 2020 Dubai – the world’s largest meeting place. Property prices in Dubai have risen in recent quarters as market sentiment […]

Anger in Lebanon as Palestinian refugees...

BEIRUT: Labor Minister Mustafa Bayram finalized the decision on Wednesday, but it was criticized, especially by the Christian right, who launched a campaign against the minister. The decision allows Palestinian refugees – many of whom are doctors, lawyers and nurses – to work in management, business, tourism, industry, information, health, hospitality, and other sectors. education […]

Saudi Crown Prince leaves Kuwait and con...

LONDON: Bahrain inaugurated the largest Catholic cathedral in the Gulf, in a ceremony attended by members of the country’s government, a papal delegation from the Vatican and Bahraini Christians. Construction of the Notre-Dame d’Arabie Cathedral began in 2014 with the laying of a foundation stone donated by Pope Francis. Located about 24 km from Manama, […]

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Arab coalition destroys Houthi communica...

AMMAN: The Palestinian municipal elections on Saturday produced a much higher turnout than in 2017, according to election commission chief Hanna Naser. Naser told media on Sunday that 66% of eligible voters (405,687) voted in local council elections in Area C. Local elections for the main cities in zones A and B are scheduled for […]

Accelerate commercial openings – GulfTod

Maktoum Bin Mohammed attends the very first ASEAN Global Business Forum in Dubai. Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, attended the first-ever ASEAN World Business Forum (GBF) at Expo 2020 Dubai on Wednesday. GBF ASEAN seeks to strengthen economic ties and bilateral […]

National survey finds Filipino consumer ...

Dr Karen Remo, CEO and Managing Director of New Perspective Media Group and Editor of the Filipino Times Vince Ang, Vice President, Brand Engagement at New Perspective Media Group and Managing Director, The Filipino Times DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, December 8, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – A national survey presented at Expo 2020 Dubai announced post-pandemic optimism […]

A rough version of the spousal visa supp...

Can I please get feedback on my letter? Btw goes through the salary route. I don’t know why some of them are in bold. Dear Sir Madam I am writing this letter to support my wife, ‘s (date of birth Citizen, passport number: expiration date: ) application for a joint visa to join me The […]

Chris Magnus confirmed as head of custom...

WASHINGTON – The Senate on Tuesday approved President Biden’s choice to lead customs and border protection, in a key position overseeing one of the president’s first and biggest challenges: dealing with the historic spike in illegal crossings to the southern border of the country. With the 50-47 vote, Chris Magnus, the Tucson, Arizona police chief, […]

Thailand’s Marijuana Revolution at Patta

Program coordinator Ren Lexander interviews Paisan Bundityanond after his presentation at PCEC. To view the video, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RF3YaiCKyo. Pattaya City Expats Club welcomed Paisan Bundityanond, owner of Rabbit Resort and Ganj Coffee in Pattaya, to its meeting on Wednesday, December 1. Paisan’s presentation focused on his involvement in legalizing the use of medical marijuana. He […]

Greek courses for New Year 2022 in Cypru...

New Greek courses in Cyprus for 2022! After completing seven rounds of Greek language courses in 2021, here at Learn4Good Larnaca, we are delighted to announce our New Year’s programs for January 2022! At a time when distance and electronic learning has definitely taken precedence over face-to-face, we are proud to be able to respond […]

Indian and Pakistani expatriates celebra...

Children dressed in Sindhi cultural dresses were called to the stage and gifts were distributed to them Image Credit: Provided Dubai: Sindhi expats from India and Pakistan gathered to celebrate Sindhi Cultural Day at a mega event in Dubai recently. Members of the Sindhi community celebrate the day as part of a centuries-old tradition of […]

Majority of expats want to choose health...

With proactive self-care now an integral part of the expatriate lifestyle, interviewees noted a desire for more holistic benefits that support both their mental and physical needs and well-being, alongside clinician-led treatments. More than half (52%) said it was more important now to have tailored benefits with wellness elements than before the pandemic. This demonstrates […]

Egypt launches initiative for expatriate...

Minister of Emigration and Expatriates Nabila Makram said the initiative came in response to requests from doctors to voluntarily contribute to their homeland and participate in the national Decent Life project. Makram noted that the initiative aims to benefit from the experiences of Egyptian scientists abroad, mobilizing them for the gigantic national project, according to […]

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Preparing learners throughout life – New

The UAE is one of the region’s most mature education markets, becoming a major draw for investors, providers and students around the world. Posted: Thu 2 Dec 2021, 00:00 As the UAE celebrates 50 years of glory, the country’s policymakers are actively focusing on what education will look like in the next 50 years and […]

Is it really true that all foreigners li...

December 1, 2021 – An article I have wanted to write for a very long time and the perceptions – and realities – of wealth of foreigners living in Croatia. Shortly after returning from our epic trip to eastern Croatia last month, I posted this on Facebook: I am sincerely and honestly shocked at the […]

Shanghai-Taipei City Online Forum sees 3...

Ti Gong Three MoUs were signed online between Shanghai and Taipei at the Shanghai-Taipei City Forum on Wednesday. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Shanghai-Taipei City Forum was held on Wednesday via the internet. Shanghai Mayor Gong Zheng said the forum has become a famous brand for communication across the Taiwan Strait, and this year’s theme […]

Saudi Arabia: free visa renewal for expa...

The extension period will be until January 31, 2022 Reuters dossier By Web Desk Posted: Tue, Nov 30, 2021, 7:02 PM Expats from 17 countries, including India and Pakistan, can benefit from Saudi Arabia’s recent move to extend the validity of residence permits, exit and re-entry visas, and visit visas at no cost. Saudi Arabia’s […]

Saudi decision for free renewal of visas...

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH – Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) announced on Monday that expatriates from 17 countries can benefit from the government’s recent decision to extend the validity of residence permit (iqama), exit and re-entry visas and free visit visas. The 17 countries are Indonesia, Pakistan, India, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Brazil, Ethiopia, […]

No case of Omicron detected among Egypti...

The announcement was made by Egyptian Ambassador to South Africa Ahmed Fadali in a comment to the satellite channel Sada El-Balad on Saturday evening. Ambassador Fadali said there were no Egyptians stranded in South Africa due to the newly introduced restrictions, noting that the embassy had formed a crisis management team to follow up on […]

Challenges for a potential E3 entry for ...

You simply need to convince the consular officer that you intend to leave the United States when your visa expires. There’s no right or wrong way to show it – you just need to show that your connections outside of Australia are sufficient to counter the presumption that you will stay in the US. According […]

The Pattaya City Expats Club meets again...

Key Visa’s Darren McGarry explains to his PCEC audience some of the intricacies of dealing with Thai immigration. On Wednesday, November 24, the Pattaya City Expats Club meeting was very present for its first meeting since its suspension last April due to reinstated measures to reduce Covid-19 infections due to another outbreak. The speaker was […]

Expats Give ECP 90 Days to Implement Vot...

ISLAMABAD – Pakistanis overseas protested outside the Pakistan Election Commission (ECP) on Tuesday and demanded their right to vote. Pakistanis overseas, as they protested outside the ECP here in Islamabad, called on the Commission to give them the right to vote within the next 90 days. Protesters demanded that the ECP enforce the law without […]

Expats looking to participate in LG surv...

ISLAMABAD: Overseas Pakistanis urged Pakistan’s Election Commission to implement the new law on Internet voting within 90 days to participate in local elections, claiming that it is their right granted by parliament. Earlier this month, the joint sitting of parliament – senators and members of the National Assembly – passed a law allowing overseas Pakistanis […]

Dr. Al-Bayari leads the ministry’s deleg

MANAM — Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense for Executive Affairs Dr. Khalid Bin Hussein Al-Bayari led the Defense Ministry delegation attending the Manama Dialogue Forum. The forum is held under the patronage of the Crown Prince and Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Forces of Bahrain, Sheikh Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, and is organized by the […]

Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to ‘tale

DUBAI (REUTERS) – Saudi Arabia has granted citizenship to an expat group comprising doctors, clerics and academics, becoming the second Arab Gulf state to introduce a formal naturalization program this year for foreigners with exceptional skills. The announcement follows a royal decree issued last Thursday (November 11) which grants citizenship to “outstanding global experts and […]

United Arab Emirates: expatriates each w...

Participants will have another chance to win Dh 77,777,777 in next week’s draw Posted: Sun, Nov 14, 2021, 07:41 AM Last update: Sun, Nov 14, 2021, 07:43 AM Indian expats Prasanna Kumar Pravin and Sudheer Kabeer now have more reason to smile following their decision to participate in the latest edition of Emirates Draw. The […]

Should I move from London to Dubai?

Sorry, this is asking a lot. The job offer in Dubai in the DIFC is AED 420,000 per year (about £85,000), the current job in the UK is £90,000, which is £60,000 after tax. The Dubai offer bonus is AED 70,000 but although the goals are easy they are discretionary, probably won’t be fully paid […]

UAE retirement visa: delighted residents...

The United Arab Emirates is a great place to retire, an expat said. Archive photo for reference only By SM Ayaz Zakir Posted: Thu, 11 Nov 2021, 02:34 PM For many UAE expats, the new retirement visa is a dream come true. The UAE cabinet recently announced changes to make it easier for expatriates to […]

Biggest names in international financial...

The biggest names in international financial services will meet for a week today at the International Investment Middle East Forum 2021 virtual event – which will be televised live around the world on Wednesday, November 17, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (GMT. UK). The 3rd International Middle East Investment Forum will bring together some […]

Forum emphasizes global collaboration in...

A recent forum highlighted the need for a collaborative global public health effort as the key to successful containment of COVID-19. Under the theme “The Fourth Yale-SJTU Bilateral Forum on Global Public Health Policy: The Impact of COVID-19 on Medical Service Delivery and the Public Health System,” the forum was co-hosted this weekend. by Yale […]

It’s time for expats in Mexico to come o

I live by the lake in Chapala, Jalisco. In all of Mexico, this is the most picturesque, comfortable and enlightening place that an expat looking for Mexico could hope to find. It’s also quite common (when you live in paradise) to be drawn into like-minded social spaces, both digital and spatial. On digital forums, I […]

Departing US business leaders warn of ex...

The head of a major US lobby group in China has warned of an exodus of Western executives from the world’s biggest consumer market as President Xi Jinping tightens coronavirus controls. As part of China’s strategy to eliminate the coronavirus, Beijing has imposed more than 18 months of strict border security, including three-week quarantine stays […]

Indian expat’s beloved parrot dances bac

A near-fatal accident left 11-year-old African Gray Mitthu with a broken leg and a deep gash. By Mazhar Farooqui Posted: Thu, Oct 28, 2021, 5:32 PM Last update: Thu, Oct 28, 2021, 5:45 PM A talking parrot who had his leg cut off after flying into a ventilator, is not only back on his feet […]

Miami is key to boost investment in star...

Don’t worry, we’re talking about: Spanish (Spanish)too! Latin America sees almost daily announcements of capital raises, new startups, and newly created companies whose services have gained market share over big competitors. The region is now thriving as a laboratory of good ideas, where unicorns like Rappi, Cornershop, Clip, Kavak, Bitso, NotCo, NuBank and Loggi, to […]

Cosmetics Davos Forum to be held in Shan...

Ti Gong Representatives of the world’s largest cosmetic companies at the first Oriental Beauty Valley International Cosmetics Conference in Fengxian District in 2018. A leading global cosmetics forum will be held in the southern suburbs of Shanghai early next month to promote the city’s goal of becoming the equivalent of the “Davos World Economic Forum” […]

Forum: Giving foreigners residing in Sin...

I am referring to the article “Measures proposed to strengthen support for SMEs” (22 Oct). My impression is that the recommendations of the National Trade Union Congress and the Singapore National Federation of Employers seem to discriminate against foreign workers, especially those who have lived in Singapore for a long time. I am a foreigner […]

This couple retired to Colombia on $4,00...

John and Susan Pazera are unusual expats: they seem to move every three years or so. They lived in Boquete, Panama and then in Medellín, the second largest city in Colombia and once known for Pablo Escobar and the drug cartels. When COVID made all the things they love in a city unavailable, they decided […]

Thailand demands 3 million baht insuranc...

In revised OA visa rules for non-immigrants, foreigners will now have to hold a minimum of 3 million baht of health insurance, for inpatient services, in order to be eligible for long-term stays in Thailand, 8 times more than the 400,000 baht required previously. The OA visa is also known as the retirement visa (or […]

Expatriate Optimism “Sparks” as Top Ten

Almost two-thirds (65%) of expats feel optimistic about the year ahead despite volatility over the past 18 months, as revealed today (October 19) HSBC’s 14th Annual Expat Explorer Study – a survey global survey of more than 20,000 people who live and work. abroad. The main reason for optimism is their hope of living “normally” […]

West China, new favorite coastal cities ...

The Eurasian Economic Forum 2021. Photo: Fan Anqi / GT Western Chinese cities such as Chengdu as well as eastern coastal cities including Ningbo are on this year’s list of China’s most attractive cities for expats, according to a survey released by the Bureau Monday. State of foreign experts under the Ministry of Science. and […]

Nearly 70,000 foreigners register for va...

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, almost 70,000 expatriates and foreign residents have registered for Covid-19 vaccines using the expatvac site. The website was created by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health, and opened to the public on August 1. The website was created to help all […]

Czech morning brief: headlines from Octo...

Babiš rescinds his promise to leave parliament if he is not in government Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) said he would continue to work in the Chamber of Deputies even if ANO is not part of the next government. The announcement was a reversal of Babiš’s previous statement that he would quit politics if the […]

Imprisonment and fine for the employer i...

Saudi Gazette report Riyadh — The Directorate General of Passports (Jawazat) specified that the Saudi employer, who allows his expatriate worker to perform jobs for his personal benefit or in exchange for a sum of money, will be punished with a penalty of imprisonment of up to three months and fines in the amount of […]

Largest Indian group of Indian expats in...

Ms. Anul Mundra, Founder and Owner of IED Image Credit: Provided Indian Expats in Dubai (IED) is one of the largest active Indian expat communities registered in Dubai with over 46,000 members on Facebook, 30,000+ followers on Instagram, 20,000+ members on WhatsApp and 10,000+ on Telegram over a period of less than 2 years. The […]

Egypt launches the first insurance polic...

Egyptian Immigration Minister Nabila Makram on Monday announced the launch of an insurance policy for Egyptians working and residing abroad for the first time. According to a memorandum of understanding between the Immigration Ministry, the Egyptian Insurance Federation and the Financial Regulatory Authority, the insurance policy will be optional for Egyptians abroad. Makram’s announcements came […]

Gas stations enhance the West Bund water...

Ti Gong A map of the 22 gas stations on the West Bund waterfront in Xuhui District. Twenty-two gas stations with multiple functions and elegant architectural designs have been built on the West Bund waterfront along the Huangpu River in Xuhui District. The West Bund service areas offer some 20 types of service, such as […]

Expatriate woman in Saudi Arabia? Disco...

If you are an expat woman residing in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, you should consult the Women’s Skills Bureau (WSB), a community organization founded by a diverse group of women designed to help other expats navigate the Kingdom in a number of ways. . Currently, WSB helps connect and empower women of all nationalities through networks, […]

Investors and Expats Return to Dubai’s R

Returning to Dubai in July, Calvin Lee Campbell, who works in events, found an industry – and a city – getting back on its feet. “Live events are happening again,” he says. “Our business is hiring, our team is growing and there are plenty of opportunities to pitch for work.” We are far from last […]

Living in Italy: 5 Critical Mistakes Exp...

Living in Italy, tips and mistakes to avoid. I’m the first person to admit that life in Italy is not always a bed of roses. Or rather, it’s a bed of roses, but someone neglected to remove the thorns. So just like you feel comfortable and cozy on that sweet smelling bed, you get bitten […]

The next best place to relocate as an ex...

After a long period of travel uncertainty, many people are dusting off their overseas relocation plans. While countries like Spain, France and Portugal have long been popular with foreign workers, other European countries are starting to garner global interest. A list of specialists in the purchase of goods abroad Property Guides explores some of the […]

Decline in value of expatriate compensat...

SINGAPORE – Singapore companies spent less on employing expatriate middle managers last year, with overall salary envelopes marked by reduced benefits and lower wages. But the cash wages of expatriates here remain the fifth highest in the world, according to a survey released by data and knowledge provider ECA International on Wednesday, August 25. Last […]

Bang Sue’s walk-in vaccinations for elde

Walk-in vaccination services for elderly expatriates at Bang Sue Central Station in Bangkok end on Saturday. The government is preparing to roll out the next phase of its Covid-19 vaccination plan. Starting Sunday, August 1, registration in Bangkok will be open to those 18 and over, but there will be no walk-in services. Until Saturday, […]

UAE-Pakistan flights: Fares rise to Dh6,...

A flight to Karachi, Pakistan’s most populous city, can cost passengers Dh4,000-6,000. Lahore is cheaper at around Dh1300, while Islamabad can cost between Dh800 and Dh1500. The spike in ticket prices could also be attributed to restrictions on foreign airlines operating in Pakistan. The PCAA (Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan) has reduced inbound international flight […]