Saturday, December 15, 2018
DUBAI (Reuters) - Middle Eastern online retailer Souq.com will make an announcement later on Tuesday about Amazon.com Inc's bid to buy 100 percent of the company from its shareholders, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. One of the sources, declining to be identified ahead of the announcement, said...
JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia plans to introduce an “expat levy” from 2017, it was confirmed during Thursday’s budget announcement, with charges of up to SR800 per worker to be phased in by 2020. Companies currently pay a levy of SR200 per month per expat employee, but only for expat employees that...
There is a serious obsession with the hijab in the Muslim community, and it needs to end. In one way or another, we have all witnessed or experienced the way a veiled woman is perceived as devout and respectable, while her unveiled sister is supposedly disconnected from God, and least...
Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council has called on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to allow proven businessmen to visit the kingdom without sponsorship from a citizen in a bid to attract more foreign investment. The council, which advises the king on legislation and policy but has no power to implement changes,...
Saudi Arabia waged early Thursday “Operation Decisive Storm” against the Houthi coup in Yemen and in support of legitimate President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. A Saudi air campaign was launched overnight which has already resulted in the elimination of several Houthi leaders. Yemen air space is currently under full control of the...
World's Biggest Pilgrimage Now Underway, And Why You've Never Heard of it!
It's not the Muslim Hajj, or the Hindu Kumbh Mela.. Known as Arbaeen, it is the world's most populous gathering and you've probably never heard of it! Not only does the congregation exceed the number of visitors to Mecca (by a factor of five, in fact), it is more...
GCC surprise meeting ends rift with Qatar
The surprise meeting of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leaders ended Monday evening after resolving schism with member state Qatar, Al Arabiya News Channel’s correspondent reported. Gulf leaders from the six-nation alliance also agreed on the return of Saudi, Emirati, and Bahraini envoys to Qatar, ending eight months of tense relations. The...
Forbes magazine has ranked Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah as the most powerful person in the region, and 11th on its world list. In a media statement, Forbes Magazine-Middle East said that King Abdullah was chosen several times over the years as one of the most...
The Kingdom remains the leading donor of humanitarian aid to the United Nations, a leading official from the multilateral body said Wednesday. Ibrahim Jawdat El-Ziq, UN resident coordinator in the Kingdom, was speaking as the body prepares to celebrate its 69th anniversary by illuminating the iconic Kingdom Tower with...
A woman here has been granted a divorce from her husband after she used a spy software on his phone to catch him cheating with her best friend. The woman told a court here recently that she had installed the software on her husband's phone after a sudden change in...