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When you or someone you love is involved in an accident, it can be devastating to deal with the ensuing shock, treatment of the injuries, the police and the insurance agencies. However, you can successfully file a personal injury claim if you consolidate all the pertinent information for use...
RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Interior has established six driving schools for women in different regions of Saudi Arabia, according to an interior ministry spokesperson. Mansour Al-Turki said on Sunday that the ministry has received more than 120,000 applications for driving licenses so far and demand is still very...
The Cabinet, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, adopted a number of strategic decisions with regards to foreign workers' insurance in the private sector, as well as a legislative package of visa facilitations. A...
Investors and specialists such as doctors and engineers will receive UAE residency visas valid for up to 10 years, it was announced on Sunday. The families of these categories of expatriates will also receive the same visa validity. Top performing students are also eligible for the 10-year residency visa...
The UAE Cabinet has given the green light for preparations to begin on a general policy to grant entry visas to transit passengers - across all UAE airports - who wish to visit the country's landmarks and tourist attractions. The new policy aims to enhance transit visa procedures to enable...
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has put in place a system whereby companies will be able to recruit employees under part-time contract, either within or outside the UAE. Such employees - be they Emiratis or non-Emiratis - can work in professions in the first or second tier skill...
Safety net providers have been blamed for denying access to disaster protection and different sorts of cover to individuals with discouragement and tension, notwithstanding for physical conditions random to their emotional wellness. Individuals who have endured even gentle emotional well-being conditions or irregular scenes say they have been declined disaster...
Saudi authorities detained one of the Kingdom's most prominent businessmen and the head of the National Guard in a sweeping anti-corruption inquiry that gives Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman more authority. Billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who owns investment firm Kingdom Holding, was among 11 princes, four ministers and tens...
Smokers and lovers of sugary drinks will find their wallets significantly lighter this Sunday - but will hopefully emerge much healthier and fitter as a result. In a landmark move, the price of tobacco products and caffeinated drinks is to double with the introduction of what has been labelled a...
Thailand’s top court on Wednesday sentenced ousted premier Yingluck Shinawatra to five years in prison for criminal negligence, a verdict read in absentia after she fled the kingdom last month. Yingluck’s administration was toppled in a 2014 coup and she was later put on trial for negligence over her government’s...
Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from next June, state media said Tuesday, in a historic decision that makes the Gulf kingdom the last country in the world to permit women behind the wheel. The shock announcement comes after a years-long resistance from women's rights activists, some of whom...
The Saudi General Directorate of Passports and Expatriates Affairs said levy fees on expatriates’ dependents include all nationalities with no exceptions. The directorate added that residency permits and residency identities will not be renewed unless all levy fees on dependents are paid. New fees on dependents of residents and visitors went...
Many steps are involved in purchasing investment property. Sometimes, this process can be relatively easy to navigate, but other times not so easy. As with any process, unforeseen things happen and unless you are an expert in real estate law, you could lose money, time, and possibly the property. This...
Most law schools don't teach their future lawyers how to run a practice. Often times, law students graduate knowing how to practice law but not knowing how to run a law firm. With more than 37,000 new law grads entering the workforce each year, there are lots of new...
Saudi Arabia will become the first Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) country to impose excise tax at 100 percent on tobacco products and energy drinks, and 50 percent on soft drinks, from June 10. The news comes days after the UAE Federal Tax Authority (FTA) said it will start imposing excise...
The Gulf Cooperation Council for Arab States’ (GCC) Unified Selective Excise Tax and the Unified Value Added Tax (VAT) agreements have come into effect after ratification by the UAE, according to Emirates news agency WAM. The General Secretariat of the GCC has received the UAE’s ratification documents for the two...
Kuwait's supreme court on Monday upheld a five-year jail term against three members of the ruling family, including the former secret service chief, for insulting the judiciary. Those convicted include Sheikh Athbi Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, a nephew of the Gulf state's emir and the former head of the secret service police,...
German lawmakers on Thursday approved a partial ban on the full-face burqa Islamic veil and a package of security measures aimed at preventing extremist attacks. The new laws follow several jihadist attacks, including a truck rampage through a Berlin Christmas market that claimed 12 lives, and come ahead of September...
Foreigners will no longer be allowed to work in Saudi Arabia's numerous shopping malls, the labour ministry announced Thursday, in the latest measure to boost employment of Saudis. The kingdom has intensified efforts to develop more jobs for its citizens under a wide-ranging drive that began last year to diversify...
Neither a clean chit nor a disqualification: the drawn out Supreme Court (SC) case probing the Sharif family’s alleged corruption in the Panamagate case ended today as the court ordered the formation of a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe how the family's money was transferred to Qatar. The...
The slew of new Dubai traffic rules to come into effect from July 1 usher in many advantages for motorists and among the significant changes being brought in is the matter of the renewal period of the driving licence. For expat drivers, this renewal will now be every five...
Pakistan has suspended issuance of visas on arrival to foreigners in a bid to streamline the visa regime and avoid any irregularities in the database. Interior Minister Chaudry Nisar Ali Khan, during a high-level meeting on Monday, asked officials to revise and update visa rules besides introduction of online visa...
We love Dubai for many things: the law and order, the shiny buildings, the beaches, and the endless shopping options. But one thing we always take for granted is cleanliness. Thanks to the round-the-clock service of the Dubai Municipality, the city is one of the cleanest in the region. But this...
Speed limits on two of Dubai's main highways are to be lowered in a bid to reduce the number of accidents, it has been announced. The decision has been taken following a meeting between the Roads and Transport Authority and Dubai Police, state news agency WAM reported. The two parties agreed...
The U.S. has banned laptops, tablets and other electronic devices in the cabins of flights to the U.S. from nine airlines operating in parts of North Africa and the Middle East. The ban, which affects devices larger than a cellphone ― including cameras, DVD players and electronic games ― went...
A new set of rules related to the aviation sector and general air space in Dubai was brought into effect on Thursday after approval by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council. According to the rules, a fine between...
The driver of a 4x4 vehicle caught performing dangerous stunts on a busy Dubai road has been ordered to clean the emirate's streets for 30 days. In a tweet, Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said the motorist and his passengers must clean the streets for four hours...
SEOUL, South Korea — For Jay Y. Lee, the third-generation leader of South Korea's massive Samsung Group and scion of the country's wealthiest family, home is now a 71-square-foot detention cell with a toilet in the corner behind a partition. He has no shower, only a washstand. His bed is...
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday prohibited the celebration of Valentine's Day in public spaces and government offices across the country 'with immediate effect'. A day before Valentine's Day, the Federal Ministry of Information, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and the Islamabad High Commission have been told by...
Saudi Arabia’s cabinet on Monday approved the GCC agreement for imposing a value added tax (VAT) from next year, the state news agency announced. In a session chaired by King Salman in Riyadh, the council of ministers gave its official approval to the measure, confirming that the kingdom is ready...
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