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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Indian passports may no longer be used as address proof

The Indian passport is set to go through a lot of changes, if the proposal of the ministry of external affairs is implemented. They will no longer be valid proof of address, a Hindustan Times report says. Reason: The current last page with the passport holder’s address and the names of the guardian will be dropped. What’s more, to make ... Read More »

UAE’s Russian community is most active in Mena region

Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed’s 6 visits to Russia in past 4 years signify strong bilateral relations, Russian Ambassador says The UAE’s Russian community is the largest in the Gulf and the most active one in the Mena [Middle East and North Africa] region, according to a top Russian diplomat. The community consists of about 25,000 Russian nationals and 15,000 Russian ... Read More »

Free entry to Zabeel Park for Dubai Frame visitors soon

Dubai Frame visitors will enjoy free entry to Zabeel Park soon, Gulf New has learnt. A senior official said that Dubai Municipality will soon exempt visitors to the recently opened Dubai Frame from buying separate entry tickets to the Zabeel Park. “This will happen soon,” said Khalid Sultan Hilal Al Suwaidi, director of Leisure Facilities Department at Dubai Municipality. The ... Read More »

Riyadh governor opens Saudi aviation show

Over 60 airplanes and aerobatic teams from Saudi Arabia and the UAE took part in air and ground shows, including skydiving and paragliding, at the fourth Saudi Aviation Forum which was opened by Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar at Thumamah Airport on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, Prince Faisal described the fourth round of the forum as effective in ... Read More »

Health Ministry: Regardless of nationality, vaccines free for all children in Saudi Arabia

An official refuted rumors that the Health Ministry would impose charges on expats for their children’s vaccinations at state medical centers. Speaking to Arab News, the spokesman for the Jeddah General Directorate of Health Affairs, Abdullah Al-Ghamdi, confirmed that the necessary vaccines are given to all expats and Saudis, alike, for free. “All children on Saudi soil are equal in ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia stadiums welcome female football fans for first time

Female fans were allowed to attend football matches for the first time in Saudi Arabia on Friday. The first match that women attended was the Al-Ahli versus Al-Batin on Friday Jan. 12. The Saudi Arabian government announced the lifting of the ban late last year and as a result, women now be able to enjoyed Saudi Professional League matches. The ... Read More »

The Visitors’ Guide to Nursing Homes

If you want to brighten a loved one’s day, visit him or her in a nursing home. “It’s one of the most wonderful things you can really do, to continue to be there,” says Anne Weisbrod, a social worker and assistant director of social services at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in New York. “It may not be the home ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister meets with US counterpart in Washington

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir met with his US counterpart, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in Washington on Friday in the presence of Saudi Arabia’s US Ambassador Prince Khaled bin Salman. The pair held bilateral talks on enhancing relations between the allied countries, and also discussed the situation in the region and the world. The meeting was attended by ... Read More »

Legislators demand public hanging of killers

The opposition benches demanded the government hang the killers of Zainab publicly and hang their bodies in a square for two days so that others learn the lesson. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) legislator Malik Taimoor Masood, in his resolution submitted in the Punjab Assembly said that there is no proper, law under which those involved in such gruesome acts are punished. ... Read More »

Chinese bitcoin miners eye sites in energy-rich Canada

China’s Bitmain Technologies is eyeing bitcoin mining sites in Quebec, a company spokesman told Reuters, as expectations of a potential Chinese crackdown on cryptocurrency mining make the energy-rich Canadian province an attractive alternative. China has grown into one of the world’s biggest sources of cryptocurrency mining but there are signs Beijing is increasing scrutiny of the sector’s players and may ... Read More »