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Saudi Closes Mosques; Curfew in Jordan; Iran Tallies 135 Deaths

As the trend of new cases and deaths due to SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19) in many parts of the world continue in an upward trajectory, several...

Saudi Arabia Bars GCC Citizens from Entering Mecca, Medinah

On Friday (February 28), Saudi Arabia has announced that it will deny entry of GCC citizens to two of Islam's holiest cities amid fears over the new...

Anti-Trafficking Laws in the Middle East

There are millions of foreign workers living and working in the Middle East, including overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and other expats. When it comes...

Travelers from These Countries Will Soon be Allowed Visa-Free Entry in KSA

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of Saudi Arabia has announced that its national air carriers will now allow entry into the Kingdom...

KSA Launches New Visa Policy for Tourists, No Abaya Rule

Saudi Arabia has introduced a new visa program on Friday (September 27), which will benefit at least 49 countries and attract foreign companies to...

Saudi Celebrates National Day with Fireworks, Concerts, & Cultural Shows

As the Kingdom celebrated its 89th National Day last September 23, fireworks show, concerts, and cultural events were hosted by the government in cooperation...

Saudi Government Rejects Need to Accept Foreign Consultancy Firms

Government departments and agencies in the Kingdom have been forbidden to use the services of foreign consultancy firms as per instruction from the national...

Saudi Arabia to Integrate Smart Technology on Bus Services

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia placed an order for a smart technology system from Japanese giant NEC to cover 400 buses starting next year...

Saudi Arabia Launches World’s First Flowerman Festival

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture observes the celebration of the world’s first Flowerman Festival held in Rijal Almaa Village in Asir region in line...

[VIDEO] Here’s How Muslims Celebrated Eid on Final Days of Haj in Saudi Arabia

This year, there were close to 2.5 million pilgrims who took part in a symbolic stoning of the devil in the final days of...

Saudi Imposes New Rules for Female Workers in the Kingdom

Following the news of the Kingdom allowing women to travel abroad without approval from a male guardian, a number of other momentous decisions regarding...

Saudi Women Hails New Reform for Personal ‘Freedom’

In a series of major government reforms passed in recent years, things are looking more hopeful for the women in the Kingdom of Saudi...

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Big Changes to Take Effect in Saudi Arabia’s Kafala Labor System

Following a series of major changes to Islamic laws observed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is yet another important milestone for millions of migrant workers...

Bahrain to be Among the First Nations to Receive Coronavirus Vaccine

A top-ranking official at the BDF Hospital, on Tuesday (Nov. 10), announced that the kingdom as per the directives of His Royal Highness Prince...

[WARNING] Break Lockdown Rules in Oman and Face Hefty Fines, Jail Time

The Royal Oman Police on Sunday (October 18), announced that those who are caught violating lockdown rules could face fines of up to OMR3,500, as well...

Expats Can Now Buy Properties in Oman

Good news for expats based in Oman! The Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning issued a resolution on Sunday, October 18, allowing expats in Oman...

Google Offers Middle East Grants Worth $1.1 Million for Digital Skills Training

In light of the "new normal" being adopted in various parts of the globe amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, tech giant Google, a unit...