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Saudi: Flats lie vacant; Owners offer attractive options to tenants

With the exodus of expat families because of dependent’s fee, many buildings have flats lying vacant which is obvious from the “ijaar” (to-let) signs...

Bahrain: Traffic signals to blink 5 times before turning red

In a bid to reduce accidents at junctions, traffic signals will flash five times before turning red to alert oncoming motorists. The new system was...

Dubai: Hyperloop to transit passengers between Dubai’s airports in six minutes

Plans to build a high-speed transport connection between Dubai’s two airports will reduce travel time to less than 10 minutes.The journey between Dubai International...

Kuwait: 2 Filipinos arrested for helping maids runaway

Kuwaiti police arrested two Filipinos for allegedly convincing housemaids to run away from their employers’ homes as the Philippines’ ambassador faced questions for comments...

Bahrain: Unpaid Seafarers abandoned on the Ship for Months

A group of seafarers allegedly ‘abandoned’ by their Bahraini employers are struggling in Omani waters without food and financial resources. Employed by a Bahraini shipping company...

Bahrain: MPs to terminate Expats above 60 in government institutions

A proposal to ban expats over the age of 60 from working in government institutions was submitted by a group of MPs. The proposal comes...

Saudi: 4 British pilgrims killed, 12 injured in road crash

Four British Umrah pilgrims were killed and 12 others injured in Saudi Arabia when their bus collided with a fuel tanker, officials said on...

Saudi: Luxury Buses With Live TV Now a Reality

The Saudi Public Transport Company (Sabtco) has announced the launch of new luxury bus services between cities with live TV and Wi-Fi.Director of external...

UAE: Qatari fighter jets flew ‘dangerously close’ to passenger flight

The United Arab Emirates said on Sunday that Qatari fighter jets narrowly avoided a UAE passenger flight over neighboring Bahrain, the latest in a...

Saudi: Private sector staff must wear traditional dress

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, emir of Makkah and adviser to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, issued directives that young Saudi citizens who are employed...

Dubai: Tallest office building catches fire

A fire broke out Sunday at a prominent skyscraper in Dubai, sending smoke billowing from its roof and those inside fleeing into the streets.Firefighters...

Saudi: Expat students start leaving as exams are over

International community schools in the Kingdom have received requests from a large number of students for transfer certificates (or school leaving certificates) as their...

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