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Dubai: Man fined Dh50,000 for hitting diver with speeding yacht

A 34-year-old man was permanently disabled by 45 per cent in a diving accident, after an expat hit him with a yacht. The accident occurred in Palm Deira, neal the island Umm Al Hatab. The victim said he was practising diving with his friends when a speeding yacht came and hit him. He attempted

Saudi blast suspect kills self with suicide belt: Officials

A suspect in a deadly 2015 Islamic State group attack on a Saudi mosque blew himself up while being arrested by security forces in Jeddah this week, Saudi officials said on Friday. Four others were wounded when Saudi national Abdullah bin Zayed al-Bakri al-Shehri set off the explosives belt, th

Saudi retailer BinDawood completes 62% stake buy in e-commerce platform IATC

RIYADH: A unit of Saudi retailer BinDawood Holding has completed the acquisition of a 62 percent stake in e-commerce platform operator International Applications Trading Co. Future Retail for Information Technology Co., which is wholly owned by BinDawood, signed the deal with Amwaj Real Estate Co

Non-Muslim journalist enters Mecca; Saudi police arrest citizen who helped him

A citizen of Saudi Arabia was detained and thrown over to the Public Prosecution after it was claimed that he helped an Israeli-American journalist reach Mecca, the holiest shrine in Islam and a place that only Muslims are permitted to visit. In violation of a restriction on non-Muslims, journali

No capacity: Saudi Arabia cannot expand oil production beyond 13 million bpd

Saudi Arabia will not have any additional capacity to increase its oil production beyond 13 million barrels per day, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said during an address to the US-Arab summit in Jeddah. “The kingdom has announced an increase in its production capacity level to 13 million bpd,

Dubai: Over 40,000 virtual jobs to be created as new metaverse strategy announced

A new strategy announced on Monday aims to make Dubai among the world’s top 10 metaverse economies as well as a global hub for the metaverse community. The Dubai Metaverse Strategy aims to build on the emirate’s achievement of attracting more than 1,000 companies in the fields of blockchain and meta

"Autocrats Smiling": Biden Slammed Over Fist-Bump With Saudi Crown Prince

Jeddah: It took less than 24 hours in Saudi Arabia for US President Joe Biden to tarnish an image he has long cultivated: that of a fierce defender of human rights. The life of any politician is dotted with campaign pledges that ultimately backfire, and for Biden that list now includes his 2019 v

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman A "Psychopath With No Empathy", Says Former Saudi Official

A former Saudi intelligence chief described Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) as a “psychopath” in a CBS Newsinterview aired just a few days before United States President Joe Biden is due to visit the kingdom. Saad Aljabri, who was once the number two official in Saudi intelligence, warned

India-UAE flight: Recovery aircraft sent to Dubai after SpiceJet develops nose wheel snag

A recovery aircraft was sent to Dubai on Monday after a SpiceJet aircraft could not operate a return flight as it was found to have a nose wheel snag. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered a probe into the matter. A senior DGCA official confirmed that on July 11, Spiceje

UAE jobs: Apple lists several vacancies for Dubai, Abu Dhabi operations

iPhone maker Apple has listed a number of openings at its UAE offices in different departments including retail, marketing and software and services. The US tech major has vacancies for the positions of music editor, software data engineer, specialist, partner communications manager, and channel

Dubai: Luxury property set to double its market share in 2022

Dubai's luxury property market will continue to rise in the second half of the year as limited stock of prime and ultra-prime residential units are unable to cater to the rising demand from both end-users and foreign buyers, experts say. Industry specialists, analysts and market experts said the

Birthplace Of Saudi State Becomes Tool For 'New Nationalism'

Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia:  Saudi tour guide Nada Alfuraih ushers guests through an 18th-century palace built from mud and straw, the very site where the kingdom's royal family is said to have first plotted its conquest of the Arabian Peninsula. Pausing in an airy assembly hall, she raves about th

Dubai: Etihad Airways to hold recruitment drive for cabin crew

Dubai: Etihad Airways in a statement released on Sunday said it would conduct a recruitment for cabin crew in Dubai on June 13. Interested candidates are required to register and submit their CVs at Dusit Thani, Dubai, on Monday. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited for further pr

Expertise's Sheikh Karnire receives Saudi's Premium Residency 'Green Card'

Dammam: KS Sheikh Karnire, Vice President of Expertise Contracting Ltd, has become one of the few Indians to receive permanent residency in Saudi Arabia after the Kingdom recently permitted foreign nationals to own business and property without the need for a sponsor. Reacting to the news Sheik s

Dubai: Here’s how much single-use bags will cost from July 1

Starting July 1, a mandatory tariff of 25 fils will be applied to all single-use bags made from plastic, paper, biodegradable plastic, and plant-based biodegradable materials, clarified Dubai Municipality. The tariff would be charged on bags that are 57 micrometres thick, the Municipality said in

Non-Saudis banned from publishing ads on social media

RIYADH — The General Commission for Audiovisual Media has issued a circular banning non-Saudis from publishing advertisements on the social media. The commission noted that the practice of posting ads on social media by those who do not have a license for it is a violation of Saudi Arabia’s Labor

Senior Israeli official said to visit Saudi Arabia amid growing talk of warming ties

A senior Israeli official has reportedly visited Saudi Arabia, amid growing speculation that Jerusalem and Riyadh are readying small steps toward normalizing relations. The meeting took place recently at a Riyadh palace and included a warm reception for the Israeli representative, Israel’s Channe

Saudi Arabia bans international flights to India, 15 other countries over fresh Covid-19 outbreaks

The 16 countries include India, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Vietnam, among others. The country's health ministry has also assured the public that zero monkeypox cases have been detected in the country. Following the re-outbreak of Covid-19 and the rapid surge in the numb