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Kuwait’s PAAAFR vows to attain food security
Kuwait’s Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) will do everything possible to attain food security in line with guidelines by the government and Kuwait Vision 2035 development strategy. The PAAF assurance was declared by the acting director general, Mishal Al-Graifah, in a statement to KUNA, on Thursday.
Zain showcases its career opportunities to attract national talents
Zain, Kuwait’s leading digital service provider, announced its platinum sponsorship of the fifth Career and Studies Opportunities Expo (CSO5) organized by the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) under the patronage of H.E. Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr. Hamad Al Adwani.
‏No talks on oil output increase: UAE
Major oil producers denied a media report that they are engaged in discussions with Opec+ members to increase crude production for their next meeting on December 4.
Adnoc Drilling purchases three high-specification jack-up rigs
Adnoc Drilling Company on Monday announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire an additional three brand new high-specification offshore jack-up drilling units.
1st edition of ‘Digital Government Forum’ to launch in Riyadh
The Digital Government Authority is launching the first “Digital Government Forum” in Riyadh on Wednesday under the theme “Towards a Promising Digital Horizon”.
Oman to ban import of plastic bags from 2023
The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment promotion has issued a ministerial decision that bans imports of plastic bags with effect from January 2023.
Sharjah Ruler increases support for citizens in central region with completed houses
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, approved to increase the value of support provided to the citizens in the central region.
Female workforce participation rises to 33.6% in Saudi Arabia in Q1 2022: Report
Saudi Arabia’s total female workforce participation rose to 33.6 percent in the first quarter of 2022 from 20.5 percent in the same period in 2019, when most countries globally saw a decline in female participation, according to a report released by the Small and Medium Enterprises Authority, also known as Monsha’at.
Eligible voters jump by 40% to reach 796,000
The interior ministry published the names of all eligible voters at police stations to allow Kuwaiti citizens to ensure they are listed for the National Assembly elections. Petitions are accepted and dealt with within 24 hours, the ministry said.
Municipality to be 100% ‘Kuwaitized’ within a year
Minister of State for Municipal Affairs and Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Affairs Dr Rana Al-Fares sent a memo to the General Manager of the municipality Engineer Ahmad Al-Manfouhi which includes a plan to make the staff at Kuwait Municipality consist of Kuwaiti citizens completely.
Saudi, Bahrain ministers discuss labor regulation
Bahraini Minister of Labor Jameel bin Mohammad Ali Humaidan met with Saudi Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Ahmed bin Suleiman Al-Rajhi on Monday in Riyadh, Bahrain News Agency reported.
Saudi Arabian Mining Co. emerges as TASI’s 5th-best performer
RIYADH: Saudi Arabian Mining Co., known as Ma’aden, ranked fifth among the top share price gainers this year on the Saudi stock index TASI buoyed by strong results and a thriving mineral sector.
Oil up as Russian pipeline halt revives supply fears
NEW YORK: Oil edged up on Tuesday, reversing an early decline as worries about tightening supply were revived after Russia said oil exports to Europe on the southern leg of the Druzhba pipeline had been suspended since early August. Russian pipeline monopoly Transneft said Ukraine had suspended oil flows via the pipeline leg because Western sanctions had prevented a payment from Moscow for transit fees from going through.
Dewa saves Dh2 million annually through preventive maintenance work
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) announced that the application of periodic preventive maintenance to its power transmission networks contributes to achieving 100 per cent in the reliability and availability of the power transmission system in Dubai, and reducing the average maintenance costs by approximately Dh2 million annually. This also has helped Dewa to be the ‘Best in Class’ among global utilities since 2018.
UAE: Intercity bus services between Sharjah, Fujairah resume
Sharjah Road Transport Authority has announced that intercity buses between Sharjah and Fujairah have resumed as of Wednesday, August 3, 2022.
Saudi German Health says Makkah hospital operations to start in September
Middle East Healthcare Co. (Saudi German Health) received the final license from the Ministry of Health on Aug. 1 to operate its Makkah hospital, the company said in a statement to Tadawul.
Dubai: Jumeirah Bay Island villa sells for Dh55 million, breaks record
Luxhabitat Sotheby's International Realty says it has closed a deal for a four-bedroom Bvlgari Mansion in Jumeirah Bay Island for Dh55 million.
Pakistani religious heads, govt officials praise Saudi role in Hajj mission's success
A number of Pakistani religious leaders, government officials and academics have lauded the success of this year's Hajj mission,
Saudi Arabia's new permanent representative to the UN presents credentials
The new Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations, Ambassador Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Wasil, presented his credentials to Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday.
Surgeons save child in Saudi Arabia from a rare fatal brain infection
A two-year-old toddler from Saudi Arabia has had a life-saving operation to remove a ruptured cyst – a rare congenital anomaly – that could have led to a fatal brain infection.
Maharah’s GAC signs SPA to buy full stake of El Seif, Saudi Medicare in Care Shield
Maharah Human Resources Co. (Maharah) said its fully-owned subsidiary, Growth Avenue Co. (GAC)
Saudi Arabia welcomes killing of Al-Qaeda leader
Saudi Arabia welcomed US President Joe Biden's announcement of the killing of Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported early Tuesday quoting a foreign ministry statement.
Weather alert issued for dust, sandstorm, rain and overcast skies in some parts of the UAE
Dubai: Cloudy weather is expected in many parts of the UAE again today. According to the National Center of Meteorology (NCM):
UAE: At least Dh50,000 fine, jail time for those who fund drug abuse
Those who fund drug abuse could face imprisonment, as well as a fine of not less than Dh50,000.
Saudi Arabia warns against withholding workers’ passports, wages
Withholding a worker’s passport or wages are among practices of suspected human trafficking in Saudi Arabia, an official has said.
3 expats charged of forming a gang; attempting to smuggle SR1.3m
The Public Prosecution revealed on Sunday that the Economic Crimes Prosecution wing had charged 3 people with forming a gang, in addition to attempting to smuggle SR1.3 million out of Saudi Arabia.
No hiring of workers with criminal record; no deduction of recruitment fee from salary
The new labor agreement that was agreed upon by Riyadh and Islamabad to hire workers from Pakistan stipulates that no Pakistanis with a criminal record shall be hired to Saudi Arabia.
UAE Central Bank issues new instructions regarding the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme
The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) has issued a notice to all banks and finance companies operating in the UAE on housing loans granted to beneficiaries of the Home Finance of the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme (SZHP).
UAE weather: Dusty day ahead, with a chance of rain
The weather in the UAE today will be usty and partly cloudy to cloudy at times, according to the National Centre of Meteorology.
TRSP 5-year anniversary: Five years of firsts at The Red Sea Project
RIYADH: Since it was announced to the public five years ago, The Red Sea Project was set to be a pioneer.
TRSP 5-year anniversary: 1,000 youths gets training to join TRSDC in building tourism future
RIYADH: The Red Sea Development Co. has partnered with Saudi Human Resources Development Fund to provide vocational training for 1,000 nationals — its second batch of students — to encourage a thriving tourism industry in the region.
ADNOC announces second gas discovery from Offshore Block 2 Exploration Concession in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) on Friday announced a second discovery of natural gas resources in the first exploration well in Abu Dhabi's Offshore Block 2 Exploration Concession, operated by Eni. The discovery from a new deeper reservoir indicates between 1 – 1.5 trillion standard cubic feet (TSCF) of raw gas in place.
UAE: Red alert for 'hazardous weather' issued, unstable conditions expected
The National Centre of Meteorology has issued a red alert for Fujairah, cautioning residents to be "extremely vigilant" in the emirate. Red alerts indicate "hazardous weather events of exceptional severity are forecast".
Some UAE employees urged to work remotely as floods hit northern emirates
Private and public sector workers have been urged to work from home on Thursday and Friday as floods hit the emirate of Fujairah.
UAE Central Bank imposes financial sanctions on 6 banks
The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) on Thursday said it imposed financial sanctions on six banks operating in the UAE
Saudi Cable says Noha Suleimani steps down as Vice Chairman, Managing Director
Saudi Cable Co. approved, on July 27, the resignation of Noha Suleimani from her position as board member, Vice Chairperson and Managing Director, with immediate effect.
Saudi Arabia to experience torrential rain, thunder: Meteorology center
Saudi Arabia is set to be hit by torrential rain and thunderstorm predicted across parts of the country, the Kingdom’s National Center for Meteorology (NCM) said on Tuesday.
8th World Green Economy Summit to be held along with WETEX in Dubai in September
Dubai: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister
UAE jobs up by 10%: Here are the sectors where you will find the most vacancies
The UAE saw a 10 per cent increase in job creation in the second quarter of 2022 as compared to the first quarter, according to Cooper Fitch’s latest report.
HRH Crown Prince Receives President of Kazakhstan
His Royal Highness Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister received at the Royal Court
UAE weather: Hot during the day with chance of rain over some areas
It will be hot across the UAE during the daytime on Sunday.
Hajj Ministry cancels licenses of five erring Umrah companies
JEDDAH — The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced on Wednesday the cancellation of the licenses of five Umrah service providing companies for failure in fulfilling their obligations towards Umrah pilgrims and for violating the rules regulating Umrah services.
Over 4,000 pilgrims return after performing Haj
er 4,000 pilgrims, who went to perform the religious obligation under the government scheme, have so far returned Pakistan from Saudi Arabia through various flights. A month-long post Haj flights operation, which started on last Friday to bring back nearly 82,000 Hujaj from the holy land,would complete on August 13,
DIFC’s Small Claims Tribunal see a spike in claims of breach of contract, employment disputes
Dubai: Breach of contract and employment issues as well as property and tenancy disputes made up a sizeable portion of what the Small Claims Tribunal at DIFC Courts looked into during the first six months of 2022. The SCT is the first such of its kind in the Middle East.
UAE, France sign several agreements on the sidelines of Mohamed bin Zayed’s state visit
Paris: The UAE and France signed a number of agreements and memoranda of understanding (MoUs) aimed at enhancing bilateral relations in various vital fields as part of the current state visit of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to France.
5.6 million residents used public transport during Eid Al Adha holidays
At least 5.6 million Dubai residents and visitors used the public transport system to move across the city’s landmarks during the four-day Eid Al Adha holidays from July 8-11, said RTA.
PAM mulls 3-month iqama for some expats to find new jobs
The Public Authority of Manpower is mulling a plan to grant temporary three-month residency permits to workers of insolvent companies so they can find new sponsors.
Dubai regulator DFSA bans senior executive for not following rules
The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) withdrew the authorised individual status and imposed a restriction on Trevor Conway, a senior executive officer at a DFSA-authorised firm, following an investigation into his conduct in relation to the firm's Commodity Murabaha Broking Desk.
Dubai: Woman forges Emirates ID, sentenced to 3 months in prison, deportation
A 34-year-old woman has been sentenced to three months in prison and will be
Saudi Arabia, China review defence relations
Dr. Khalid bin Hussein Al-Bayari, Assistant Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Executive Affairs,
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