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Bahrain announces outdoor work ban starting July 1, with fines reaching $2,650
Asma Ahmed - 3 weeks

Bahrain's prohibition of outdoor work under the midday sun will commence on Monday, July 1, lasting for two months.

Kuwait Announces Ban Lift on Work and Entry Visas for Filipinos
Asma Ahmed - 4 weeks

After more than a year of restrictions, Kuwait has lifted its ban on entry and work visas for Philippine nationals, once again allowing the recruitment of experienced Filipino domestic workers who have previously worked abroad.

Kuwait Implements Power Cuts Amid Summer Heat and Increased Demand
Asma Ahmed - 1 month

Kuwait, a prominent member of OPEC and known for its scorching desert climate, has taken unprecedented measures to manage its electricity supply amid soaring summer temperatures.

Kuwait announces deadline extension for illegal expats violating residency laws
Asma Ahmed - 1 month

Expats living in Kuwait illegally now have more time to either leave the nation or change their status. The official end date of a three-month visa "amnesty" has been rescheduled from Monday, June 17, to June 30.

Kuwait Fire Tragedy Claims 41 Indian Lives, 3 Filipinos Hospitalized
Asma Ahmed - 1 month

In Kuwait, a tragic fire erupted on Wednesday in a building occupied by foreign workers, resulting in the loss of at least 49 lives.

Kuwait government announces Eid Al Adha 2024 holiday
Asma Ahmed - 1 month

In a recent development, Kuwait has declared the dates for the Eid Al Adha holidays, marking a significant occasion in the Islamic calendar.

Announcing the first day of Eid al-Adha 2024 in 13 countries
Asma Ahmed - 1 month

Millions of Muslims all around the world are getting ready for the commencement of the Islamic holiday of Eid Al Adha, which starts next week. Nevertheless, depending on the countries' observations of the crescent Moon, the exact date can differ...

Dubai Metro Clarifies: How Companies Can Name Stations, Cost, and More
Asma Ahmed - 1 month

Since 2009, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has overseen the Dubai Metro station naming rights initiative, allowing companies and organizations to purchase naming rights for select stations on the Red and Green lines for a specified period in...

Rixos Egypt includes a chain of international hotels in New Alamein
Radwa Saleh - 2 months

The new city of El Alamein in Egypt represents a new renaissance in the tourism and investment sector, It also reflects the efforts of the Egyptian government to achieve sustainable development and attract foreign direct investments to the North...

The Spanish Ambassador opens new visa centers in Kuwait
Radwa Saleh - 2 months

The Spanish Ambassador to Kuwait and Bahrain, Miguel Moro Aguilar, announced the opening of a number of new visa centers at his country's embassy in Kuwait, coinciding with the travel and tourism season.

Visit Qatar participates in the Arabian Travel Market 2024
Radwa Saleh - 2 months

Visit Qatar announced its readiness to participate in the 31st edition of the Arabian Travel Market, which is held annually in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Date of launching the unified visa for the Arab Gulf countries
rawda samy - 2 months

The UAE clarifies the date for launching the unified visa for Arab Gulf countries.

UAE-Oman Railway: Entering Implementation Phase for Hafeet Rail Project
Asma Ahmed - 3 months

The highly anticipated railway project linking the UAE and Oman has taken significant strides forward, as revealed by a top official on Tuesday. The ambitious endeavor, now dubbed Hafeet Rail, has progressed into the implementation phase, marking a...

The Kuwaiti government stops issuing work permits to Egyptians
Radwa Saleh - 3 months

Informed sources at the Ministry of Interior and the Public Authority for Manpower revealed that a decision was issued to stop issuing work permits to Egyptian workers, while setting new controls for granting them

Sahl application that contributes to establishing companies
Radwa Saleh - 3 months

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has launched 6 new electronic services related to applications for establishing companies through the “Sahl Business” application for business owners, in order to improve the business environment and simplify...

Sultanate Oman announces holiday in 5 regions, enforces remote work due to rain
Asma Ahmed - 3 months

Oman has taken precautionary measures in response to challenging weather conditions by announcing the suspension of work in certain regions.

Oman: Nine dead, rescue operations continue amidst flash floods
Asma Ahmed - 3 months

At least nine people tragically lost their lives in Oman due to severe flooding, as floodwaters swept away their vehicles on Sunday.

Qatar launches daily Doha to Jakarta flights
Asma Ahmed - 3 months

Passengers now have the opportunity to access daily flights from Qatar to Jakarta following an announcement from Hamad International Airport regarding a new route offered by Garuda Indonesia.

Kuwait announces an official holiday this week due to the Majles Al Ummah elections
Ahmed Moawad - 3 months

The government of the State of Kuwait announced an official holiday in all sectors this week on the occasion of the National Assembly elections "Kuwait National Assembly" in the State of Kuwait.

Canada: police warn of Facebook Marketplace fraud in Ottawa
Asma Ahmed - 3 months

The Ottawa Police Service has highlighted a concerning trend regarding an uptick in scams occurring on Facebook Marketplace.

Urgent.. Kuwaiti Education cancels online classes starting March 31
Radwa Saleh - 3 months

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Education announced the start of in-person classes in all schools during the period from next Sunday, March 31, until Monday, April 8.

The Sultan of Oman makes important amendments to the Code of Criminal Procedure
Radwa Saleh - 4 months

Today, sources revealed three royal decrees issued by His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq the Great, may God protect and preserve him.

Top 11 Beaches in UAE.. For rest and relaxation
Ahmed Moawad - 4 months

The United Arab Emirates are a group of seven independent emirates that form a federation in the southeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula. The culture of these emirates combines urbanisation with ancient tribal traditions. Abu Dhabi, the capital...

Kuwaiti government introduces a 3-month expat visa amnesty
Asma Ahmed - 4 months

Kuwait has recently announced a three-month amnesty program aimed at individuals who have violated residency laws within the country.

Oman announces Ramadan bus schedule connecting UAE and RAK
Asma Ahmed - 4 months

The Ramadan timetable for Ras Al Khaimah's transport authority (Rakta) has been released, which includes updated times for interstate buses as well as routes to Oman.

Bahrain provides a service for issuing a replacement for a lost passport
Radwa Saleh - 4 months

The Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs coordinated with the Information and e-Government Authority within the framework of expanding the scope of digital transformation initiatives, in order to provide the service of issuing a replacement...

The Saudi Royal Court announces the start date of the holy month of Ramadan 1445 AH
Abdallah Shahin - 4 months

The Saudi Royal Court and the committee for investigating the crescent of the holy month of Ramadan in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced, a short while ago, that the sighting of the crescent of the holy month of Ramadan has been confirmed, so...

Urgent: The result of sighting the Ramadan crescent in the United Arab Emirates
Abdallah Shahin - 4 months

The Emirates News Agency and the Committee for Inquiry into the Holy Month of Ramadan in the United Arab Emirates announced, a short while ago, the confirmation of the sighting of the crescent of the Holy Month, so that tomorrow, Monday, March 11,...

Urgent.. Oman suspends studies in some governorates due to heavy rains
Radwa Saleh - 4 months

The Sultanate of Oman issued a decision to suspend studies for tomorrow, Tuesday, the 5th of this month, in all schools, whether foreign or government, and to continue studies on Wednesday, in order to ensure the safety of its children

Kuwait Affairs announces vacant supervisory positions in 28 cooperatives
Radwa Saleh - 4 months

Reliable sources revealed that the Ministry of Social Affairs will begin opening about 28 cooperative societies soon.

Kuwaiti Education announces its need for expatriate human resources in 2025
Radwa Saleh - 4 months

The Ministry of Education announced its need for non-Kuwaiti educational cadres for the next academic year 2024/2025 in 15 specializations for teachers, and 6 for female teachers with “university qualifications” to work in general education...

Kuwait Civil Affairs announces Vacancies in the government sector
Radwa Saleh - 4 months

The head of the Civil Service Bureau, Dr. Issam Al-Rubaian, revealed the start of the 86th period for registering Kuwaitis seeking work, and to fill vacant positions in government sectors.

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior receives visit requests for specific countries
Radwa Saleh - 4 months

The Ministry of Interior announced the opening of the door to receive applications for visas and joining a family by residents of different nationalities in Kuwait.

Announcing the date of the first day of Ramadan 1445 astronomical
Abdallah Shahin - 4 months

Eng. Mohamed Shawkat Odeh, Director of the International Astronomy Center, stated that many Islamic countries will observe the Ramadan crescent on Sunday, March 10. The central conjunction will occur at 9 a.m. GMT on that day, and the moon will not...

Palestinian PM announces government resignation amid political pressure
Asma Ahmed - 4 months

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh's announcement of his resignation on Monday has stirred discussions amid the backdrop of increasing pressure from the United States on President Mahmoud Abbas to reform the Palestinian Authority.

The Sabah government provides job security for citizens
Radwa Saleh - 5 months

The Ministerial Committee for Economic Affairs held a meeting chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Dr. Muhammad Al-Sabah, to discuss a number of national issues, including improving people’s lives, providing the necessary means to...

The Kuwaiti Civil Service nominates new registrants in the employment system
Radwa Saleh - 5 months

The Council of Ministers announced in one of its sessions, in accordance with the instructions of His Highness the Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad, to cancel the decision to stop appointment, promotion, transfer and assignment to all state agencies...

Kuwait University solves the problem of delayed payment of faculty members’ dues
Radwa Saleh - 5 months

Dr. Ali Al-Kandari, at the invitation of the Faculty Association, discussed the issue of the delay in disbursing the additional burden dues for the first semester of the academic year 2023/2024, and the reasons for this delay, and called for speedy...

The Kuwaiti Civil Service announces official working hours during Ramadan
Radwa Saleh - 5 months

Today, the Civil Service Commission announced the official working hours for government agencies during the holy month of Ramadan, with a flexible working hours of 4 and a half hours.

Oman announces public holiday for schools on February 25th
Asma Ahmed - 5 months

On Sunday, February 25, all schools in the Sultanate of Oman, whether public or private, will be closed as a mark of respect for teachers.