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flynas Tops APEX Ranking with 4 Stars in...

RIYADH: Jawwy TV, Intigral’s premium OTT service, is expanding its presence in the Kingdom and is among the top OTT brands in terms of overall awareness, according to a recent survey conducted by Ipsos. The study, conducted during the third quarter of 2021, covered the entire Kingdom and included 2,500 respondents. The interviewees were of […]

Pride and Privilege – Journal

PAKISTAN, the fifth largest country in the world by population, has vibrant diaspora communities in almost every economically developed country in the world. In almost every robust economy – such as Saudi Arabia, UAE, UK, USA, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Australia, Italy, Canada, Bahrain, ermany, France, Spain, Greece, Belgium, Ireland, Japan, Denmark, Sweden, Holland, Switzerland, Malaysia, […]

Can the world survive without Russian oi...

President Joe Biden has announced a US ban on buying oil from Russia as Western leaders try to toughen sanctions on Vladimir Putin’s rogue state. As fighting in Ukraine intensifies two weeks after the Russian invasion, NATO countries are refusing to launch the assault for fear of provoking Moscow’s anger against them. Instead, the United […]

UAE: 10 ways expats can invest and grow ...

Those who want to secure their future have several options to increase their income File photo By Vijay Valecha Published: Fri, March 4, 2022, 12:06 PM Dubai’s new savings plan for expatriates in the public sector has highlighted the need to prepare financially for retirement. Studies have shown that many expatriate employees in the country […]

Iran defends its friends and strikes dea...

President Ebrahim Raeisi hailed Iran and Venezuela for opposing Western domination and imperialism, saying the two countries’ most valuable asset is their people who have decided to resist the excessive demands of the hegemonic powers. Raeisi made the remark during a meeting with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Felix Plasencia Gonzalez on the sidelines of the sixth […]

Going Digital: Remittances and National ...

The year 2021 has been a record year for Pakistani remittances. Pakistani expats transferred $33 billion in 2021, a 26% growth from the previous year. Considering the size of the economy at $280 billion, which was the figure quoted before the benchmark was moved to 2015-16, workers’ remittances accounted for almost 12% of total GDP. […]

Government seeks consultative forum with...

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tuesday stressed the need for a forum for consultation between the federal government and the senior judiciary on national issues to help end unnecessary delays in important administrative matters. The cabinet, which met with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the presidency, expressed grave concern over the delays in cases related […]

Cabinet approves separate court system f...

ISLAMABAD – The federal cabinet on Tuesday approved the formulation of a separate court system for overseas Pakistanis to ensure summary trial. So said Information and Broadcasting Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain as he briefed the media here on the decisions taken at Tuesday’s meeting of the federal cabinet which convened here under the presidency. of […]

From romantic getaways to last-minute gi...

JEDDAH: Valentine’s Day, the annual celebration of romance and love, is upon us, bringing with it the usual flurry of greeting cards, dinner reservations, huge boxes of chocolates and lavish bouquets of roses. Once considered a social taboo and long banned by law, the holiday is now celebrated in Saudi Arabia with romantic gestures, an […]

Remittances jump to $18 billion in 7 mon...

KARACHI: Remittances sent home by foreign workers hit their highest level in July-January of the current fiscal year, thanks to the government’s efforts to encourage the use of official channels to transfer money, the central bank announced on Friday. “In the first 7 months of fiscal 2022, remittances reached a record $18 billion, 9.1% higher […]

UAE says ‘hostile’ drones intercepted in

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates intercepted several drones fired at the country on Wednesday, the United Arab Emirates military said, the fourth such attack against the federation in recent weeks. A little-known group that previously claimed responsibility for a January 2021 attack targeting a palace in Saudi Arabia has said […]

Empowering women in the Saudi museum sec...

JEDDAH: The King Abdulaziz and Companions Foundation for Gifts and Creativity (Mawhiba) and the Arab Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) on Saturday announced the results of the first edition of the Gifted Arabs initiative, which aims to promote innovation by developing Arab talent. The announcement was made at a press conference, held at the […]

All the registrations and certificates y...

RIYADH: There are certain travel requirements that Saudis, expats and tourists need to enter Saudi Arabia. The main requirement is a negative reverse transcription polymerase chain (RT-PCR) test certificate, issued by a verified laboratory no later than 72 hours before departure to the Kingdom. Travelers will also need vaccination certificates from Tawakkalna and registration on […]

Internet returns to Yemen after airstrik...

The Saudi-led coalition attack that targeted a telecommunications facility in Hodeidah killed three children and was blamed for shutting down internet across the country. Internet services have returned to Yemen after a four-day outage caused by deadly Saudi-led coalition airstrikes that marked a dramatic escalation in the seven-year war. A Saudi-led coalition attack that targeted […]

Saudi Arabia and Thailand “turn a new pa

A Saudi hospitality project will allow visitors to walk in the footsteps of the royal family, in palaces steeped in history MAKKAH/RIYADH: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman recently announced the launch of the Boutique Group, which plans to turn a number of historically and culturally significant palaces in Saudi Arabia into ultra-luxury hotels. The move […]

Public and private entities in UAE team ...

Stunning views of the Sharjah Corniche. Inayat-ur-Rahman, Enterprise Editor Around the world, in the wake of the pandemic outbreak, as people faced a number of challenges all at once – lockdowns, bereavement, job uncertainties and a general sense of unease – mental health issues ensued. . Until then, despite decades of advocacy, mental health had […]

Locating industries is key to resilience...

Locating industries is key to resilience, so how can we accelerate it? We must always keep in mind our ultimate goal of becoming an industrial hub for the region. (Shutterstock) When global transportation networks were impacted at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many industries suffered. Global supply chain bottlenecks in many industries have underscored […]

AlUla will host the 116th session of ALE...

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Heads of Thailand’s labor and tourism sectors said on Friday they were eager to explore opportunities in Saudi Arabia following the restoration of relations between the two countries following the Prime Minister’s visit. Thai minister in Riyadh. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was in the Saudi capital on January 25-26 at the invitation […]

Iran jails French academic again for ‘vi

LONDON: The large-scale export of Captagon from Syria and Lebanon is the legacy of a decade of conflict combined with widespread corruption, and reliance on drug revenues is turning both countries into narco -States, according to a new report from the British channel Channel 4 News. In Lebanon, militias and gangs operating in Hezbollah-controlled areas […]

Remittances hit a record high of $15.8 b...

KARACHI: Remittances from Pakistani workers employed abroad jumped to $15.8 billion in the first six months of this fiscal year, up 11.3% from a year earlier, data shows from the central bank on Friday. Analysts said remittance flows continued to maintain an upward trend and reached their highest level for six months from July to […]

Saudi Arabia lowers February crude price...

RIYAD: Saudi Arabia’s main stock index, TASI, ended lower on Thursday as rising cases of COVID-19, the omicron strain in particular, scared investors. The Saudi Ministry of Health on Wednesday confirmed 3,045 new cases of COVID-19 in the Kingdom, up from just 34 on December 1. Global indices also pushed the TASI and regional indices […]

New Zealand is not such a star in the ne...

123RF The New Zealand passport is highly rated for quality of life on the World Passport Index, but lower for travel benefits and overseas investment opportunities. There’s a new passport index in town and this one doesn’t rate New Zealand so well. The New Zealand Passport has been one of the best performers in the […]

Reliance Industries Raises $ 4 Billion i...

RIYAD: NEOM, the $ 500 billion (SR 1.9 trillion) crown of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 plans, has taken several steps forward this year with the announcement of two major projects and the announcement that the region could welcome its first visitors in 2024. The new net zero mega-city on the Kingdom’s northwest Red Sea coast […]

Qiddiya, a global tourist destination in...

Saudi stocks open higher amid Future Minerals Forum preparations: opening bell RIYAD: The Saudi stock exchange opened the week of trading higher as investors wait for the Kingdom’s Futures Minerals Forum to kick off later this week. At 10:15 a.m. KST, TASI, the main index, added 0.5% to 11,487 points, while the parallel Nomu market […]

New Zealand is not such a star in the ne...

123RF The New Zealand passport is rated highly for quality of life in the Global Passport Index, but lower for travel benefits and overseas investment opportunities. There is a new passport index in town and this one doesn’t give New Zealand such a high rating. The New Zealand passport has been one of the top […]

Daily COVID-19 infections in Saudi Arabi...

Tabuk Mountains in Saudi Arabia: Popular Destination for Those Looking for Fun in the Snow DJEDDAH: Local residents headed to the north-west of the Kingdom to take in the sight of the latest snowfall. Residents of the Tabuk region, near the Jordanian border, woke up on New Year’s Day to find the desert sands covered […]

Ticket to ride as Saudi women prepare to...

Tabuk Mountains in Saudi Arabia: Popular Destination for Those Looking for Fun in the Snow DJEDDAH: Local residents headed to the north-west of the Kingdom to take in the sight of the latest snowfall. Residents of the Tabuk region, near the Jordanian border, woke up on New Year’s Day to find the desert sands covered […]

International community condemns murdero...

Frankly, Saudi Arabia may be number one market for Rolls-Royce, says automaker CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos DUBAI: The big changes underway in Saudi Arabia could make the Kingdom the Middle East’s number one market for Rolls-Royce cars, Torsten Muller-Otvos, chief executive of the elite car company, told Arab News. “Saudi Arabia is obviously a big market. […]

The role of expatriates in economic grow...

LAHORE: On the occasion of the “Open Day for Overseas Pakistanis” at the Governor’s House, more than 1,500 overseas Pakistanis from around the world met with Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar on Thursday. Addressing the delegations, the Governor said: “The doors of the Governor’s House are open 24 hours a day for Overseas Pakistanis and Overseas […]

Role of expatriates in economic boom can...

LAHORE: On the occasion of the “Open Day for Overseas Pakistanis” at the Governor’s House, more than 1,500 overseas Pakistanis from around the world met with Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar on Thursday. Addressing the delegations, the Governor said: “The doors of the Governor’s House are open 24 hours a day for Overseas Pakistanis and Overseas […]

Do they know it’s Christmas in Saudi Ara

RIYAD, Saudi Arabia — It’s starting to look a bit like Christmas in Saudi Arabia. The artificial trees were sold at the LuLu hypermarket, here in the capital of a kingdom which, until recently, prohibited public expressions of any religion other than Islam. Now, families are sifting through colorful ornaments and decorative lights at LuLu, […]

CHRISTMAS IS STILL HERE | THIS DAY

There is hope in the season of love, writes Sonnie Ekwowusi Two days ago, I went to the dry cleaners to submit clothes to the dry cleaners. No sooner had I been taken care of when a teenage girl entered the store. On her head she carried a load of neatly packed matching lady’s clothes […]

Saudi Arabia reaffirms support for Yemen...

Frankly speaking: groundwork laid for Gulf economic union by 2025, says GCC chief Nayef Al-Hajraf 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 […]

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 […]

Lebanon could make initial pact with IMF...

Women-led startups among finalists for PIF’s Sanabil 500 Global Accelerator Program RIYADH: Sanabil Investments, 100% owned by the Public Investment Fund, and 500 Global, a leading global venture capital firm, unveiled 11 startups on Sunday in the second batch of the Sanabil 500 seed accelerator program MENA 2021. The founders lead a third of 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. […]

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: 3 CID agents arrested for ...

Photo used for illustration purposes. Image Credit: Pixabay Dubai: Saudi Arabia arrested three employees of the criminal investigation department in one of the regions for stealing SR 4,900,000 from two expatriates, local media reported. According to the Control and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha), 3 employees of the Criminal Investigation Division of a police department in one […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

Almost two-thirds of UK expats have had ...

Expat.com surveyed 3,000 expats from several countries and found that of the UK expats who took part in the survey, 62.9% said they had been vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus and most of them lived in Spain, in France and Thailand. Only 13% of UK expats who got vaccinated said they had difficulty getting vaccinated. […]