Indian expats now have to pass skill test to get a Saudi work visa; know details

Riyadh, Dec. 30 -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD) is set to launch the first phase of the Skill Verification Program (SVP) in India, the Saudi... Read More

Abu Dhabi to welcome 2023 with record-breaking 40-min fireworks display

Abu Dhabi, Dec. 30 -- The United Arab Emirates capital Abu Dhabi is set to welcome the new year with the largest record-breaking firework display that will last for more than 40 minutes at its Sheikh ... Read More

Saudi Arabia dismisses Friday preachers for deputising others to deliver sermons

Riyadh, Dec. 30 -- The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has dispensed with a number of Friday preachers, because they delegated others to deliver the sermo... Read More

Dubai Airport expects 2 mn passengers over holiday season, issues travel alert

Hyderabad, Dec. 30 -- Dubai International Airport(DXB), the world's busiest for international travel,has issued a travel alert for passengers travelling in the exceptionally busiest holiday season and... Read More

For the first time, Saudi Arabia to host women's football tournament

Riyadh, Dec. 30 -- The Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) announced that it will host the international women's friendly tournament, in 2023, for the first time in the country's history, from Ja... Read More

UAE's unemployment insurance scheme begins on January 1

Abu Dhabi, Dec. 30 -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is set to introduce mandatory UAE unemployment insurance from Sunday, January 1, 2023. The UAE's Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (Mo... Read More

Saudi Arabia: 100 new Muslim converts perform Umrah

Riyadh, Dec. 30 -- 100 new Muslim converts visited the Grand Mosque, Makkah in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to perform the Umrah for the first time, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. The General Pr... Read More

Erdogan says Cristiano Ronaldo was under political ban at World Cup

Ankara, Dec. 30 -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the Portuguese player, Cristiano Ronaldo, was subjected to a political ban during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, noting that Ronaldo... Read More

Iranian chess players compete at world tournament without headscarf

Tehran, Dec. 29 -- TwoIranianchess players participated in an international chess tournament without a headscarf amid ongoing anti-hijab protests in Iran. Sara Khadem and Atousa Pourkashiyan, the lat... Read More

Saudi Arabia to host Haj Expo 2023

Riyadh, Dec. 29 -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is set to host a conference and exhibition for Haj and Umrah services- "Haj Expo 2023" aimed at improving the pilgrim experience at the Two Holy Mo... Read More