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Saudi Arabia to provide $8m to tackle Safer oil tanker issue
Saudi Arabia has agreed to provide an additional $8 million to help tackle the threat posed by the decaying Safer oil tanker anchored off the Yemeni coast.
Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong sign agreement to boost direct investment
Direct investment opportunities between Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong are set to grow after a new agreement was inked.
UAE to set up bankruptcy courts to rule on disputes
The UAE will set up specialised courts to handle bankruptcy cases as the government seeks to overhaul the restructuring and insolvency legal framework, streamlining the process to enhance investor trust further.
UAE’s Masdar to develop 1GW wind project in Jordan
Jordan’s clean energy mix is set to grow after Abu Dhabi Future Energy Co., also known as Masdar, signed an agreement with the country’s Ministry of Energy to develop a 1 gigawatt wind project.
CBUAE and Bank Indonesia ink deal to expand joint cooperation
The central banks of the UAE and Indonesia have inked a comprehensive deal which will intensify collaboration across key areas such as monetary and macro-prudential policy, financial stability, and payment systems.
New UAE law change allows surrogacy: What you need to know
In a recent amendment in law, the UAE now allows people to opt for childbirth through surrogacy, something that was previously not an option in the country.
Riyadh, Doha sign multiple deals across various sectors
Saudi Arabia and Qatar have signed multiple agreements and memorandums of understanding as both nations continue to strengthen their relationship.
Saudi Arabia, UK ink deal to strengthen marine environmental protection
Saudi Arabia and the UK have signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance cooperation in marine environmental protection.
Riyadh Air partners with Turkish Airlines to offer wide range of benefits for travelers
Saudi Arabia’s nascent flag carrier Riyadh Air has signed a strategic memorandum of understanding with Turkish Airlines to offer a wide range benefits for travelers using the carriers.
Saudi Arabia forges alliance with University of Chicago to drive economic growth and policy innovation
Saudi Arabia has collaborated with the University of Chicago to advance research and implement effective public policies, focusing on nurturing local talent and enhancing economic opportunities within the Kingdom.
Saudi aviation strategy boosts global connectivity, official says
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Transport and Logistics Saleh Al-Jasser highlighted the success of the national aviation strategy in making Saudi Arabia more globally connected during the 15th International Conference on Air Services Negotiations in Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone ink aviation regulatory agreement at ICAN 2023
Air transport services linking Saudi Arabia and Sierra Leone are set to strengthen following the signing of a deal aimed at establishing regulatory frameworks between the two nations.
Saudi Arabia, Turkiye agree to boost their food production sectors
A new agreement between Saudi Arabia and Turkiye will see a significant boost in agriculture, livestock, and water management production capabilities.
Saudi, Malaysian firms sign strategic partnership at Halal Expo London
Saudi Arabia’s Halal Products Development Company (HPDC) concluded on Monday its participation in the Halal Expo London 2023, one of the most prominent global halal events.
Masdar to develop 150MW solar plant in Angola to power 90,000 homes
Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) has announced plans to develop a major 150 megawatt (MW) solar PV project in Angola to deliver renewable energy to 90,000 homes while creating hundreds of jobs, spurring economic growth, and cutting carbon emissions.
KFAED, UK seek to bolster climate action in Mideast
The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) and the British Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) signed on Sunday a joint statement bolstering climate action in the Middle East in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG).
Saudi Arabia’s AlUla, Kenya’s Space for Giants sign deal to enhance natural reserves
The Royal Commission for AlUla Governorate has partnered with Kenyan-based Space for Giants, an organization specializing in environmental conservation, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.
COP28: 50 oil and gas companies sign charter to accelerate climate action in industrial sector
COP28 Presidency and Saudi Arabia launched the Oil and Gas Decarbonisation Charter (OGDC), a global industry charter aimed at speeding up climate action across the oil and gas sectors.
Handicapped law amended
The chairwoman of the Kuwait Society for the Handicapped, Rihab Buresli, on behalf of the board of directors, lauded the amendments the National Assembly made to the handicapped law in regards to the education rights of autistic people and those with Down syndrome and to move the affiliation of schools that care for the handicapped affairs from the Public Authority for the Handicapped Affairs to the Ministry of Education.
Agreement signed to achieve Saudi Green Initiative goals in Taif
Taif Gov. Prince Saud bin Nahar bin Saud on Wednesday witnessed the signing of a memorandum of cooperation between the Green Taif Organization, represented by its chairman, Saad bin Ayed Al-Otaibi, and the Green Horizons Environmental Association, represented by board member Saad bin Rabah Al-Ajmi.
UAE finalises landmark free trade deal with Colombia
The UAE said on Saturday it has concluded the terms of a trade deal with Colombia, which it called the first such bilateral agreement between the Gulf and South America.
Dubai: Can full-time employees invest in and operate a business?
If I have a full-time job, can I invest in and operate a business in Dubai? What are the things I must keep in mind?
Govt finalizes new residency law for Assembly approval
The government has finalized the new residency law and prepared its amendments, anticipating its review by the parliamentary interior and defense committee, with approval expected from the full house next month.
UAE: Will employees be compensated if asked to work on National Day holidays?
I work in a private company in Dubai. My weekly off is on Wednesday. The UAE announced December 2, 3 and 4 (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) as paid holidays, and I have been asked to work as usual on those days. Will I get three compensatory days off? What's the law?
Saudi space agency, Axiom Space sign development agreement
Saudi Arabia’s Space Agency and Axiom Space signed an agreement to develop Saudi talent in the field of space.
Japan, Saudi agree on investment cooperation
State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Iwata Kazuchika has held a meeting with Saudi Arabia’s Assistant Minister of Investment Ibrahim Al Mubarak in Tokyo that covered future cooperation and Saudi-Japan Vision 2030.
Cooperation with Saudi Arabia central to Japan’s green ambitions
Japan must maintain close partnerships with countries like Saudi Arabia and the UAE if it is to achieve its goal to be a carbon-neutral economy by 2050, its Foreign Ministry press secretary said.
Manpower bars amendments to expats’ data
The Public Authority of Manpower (PAM) emphasized the prohibition of amending the work permit data of expatriates such as name, date of birth and nationality.
World Logistics Passport Partners with Dubai Municipality and FIATA at Global Summit 2023
The World Logistics Passport (WLP), a global private sector-led initiative established to help trade flow, announced two new strategic partnerships and three pilot trade routes at its first in-person Global Summit in Dubai, UAE.
Dubai Future Labs signs with UAE tech company Eanan at Dubai Airshow to boost drone R&D
Dubai Future Labs, an initiative by Dubai Future Foundation (DFF), today signed a partnership agreement with Emirati technology company Eanan to enhance R&D cooperation in the drone sector.
Dubai: Can an expat register his will in his home country for UAE assets?
Rents and property prices in Dubai’s key areas such as International City, Silicon Oasis, Ras Al Khor, Mirdif, Al Warqa and others will see double-digit increases that will be connected through Dubai Metro’s upcoming Blue Line.
Dubai: Do tenants have to pay cost of wear and tear when moving out of apartment?
I have been living in a rented apartment in Dubai for the last five years and I plan to vacate it shortly.
UAE sets rules for National Day celebrations
The Ministry of the Interior issued a set of guidelines for the people to follow during National Day celebrations, emphasising the importance of ensuring safety and maintaining a civilised atmosphere of joy and happiness.
Algeria and Saudi Arabia prepare for trade boost after 8 deals signed at business forum
Trade, investment and tourism ties between Algeria and Saudi Arabia are set to deepen after eight agreements were signed by the two nations at a business forum.
Saudi EXIM Bank and Thai counterpart sign MoU to propel trade exchange
Trade exchange between Saudi Arabia and Thailand is on track to flourish following a new agreement signed by the Saudi EXIM Bank.
KUFPEC signs MoUs to expand its exploration portfolio in Pakistan
Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC) signed Thursday memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with companies operating in Pakistan in line with the company’s strategic objectives to boost the value of KUFPEC’s assets.
Oman LNG to sell 1m tons of gas annually to UK’s BP for 9 years
British multinational oil and gas company BP is on track to receive 1 million tons of Omani liquefied natural gas annually starting in 2026 amid a new agreement.
Saudi Arabia and China sign currency swap agreement worth $6.9bn
The Saudi Central Bank, also known as SAMA, and the People’s Bank of China have signed a local currency swap agreement worth SR26 billion ($6.93 billion) as collaboration between the countries continues to strengthen.
Japanese travel company signs memorandum of understanding with Saudi Tourism Authority
HIS, a Tokyo-based travel company, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Saudi Tourism Authority to boost tourism in the Kingdom.
Dubai, China strengthen capital market ties with new agreement
Dubai and China are set to enhance their capital market ties through a newly signed agreement between their stock exchanges.
Deals worth $1.5bn likely to be signed at Egyptian-Saudi business forum
Investments between Saudi Arabia and Egypt are set to flourish as multiple agreements worth $1.5 billion are expected to be signed during the Egyptian-Saudi Business Forum.
UAE: What is the procedure for non-Muslims to get married in Dubai?
My fiancé and I live in Dubai. We are non-Muslims and wish to get married in the UAE. How should we go about this?
Dubai: How tenants can sublet apartments without breaking law
I understand sharing apartments without a landlord's approval in Dubai is illegal. How do I go about getting this approval? And will the tenancy contract need to mention the names of all the people sharing the apartment?
UAE: Legal measures taken against woman, son after video goes viral
Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution has taken legal measures against a mother and her son after a video clip went viral on social media.
UAE announces new law on pension
A new Federal Decree Law has been announced by the General Pension and Social Security Authority.
Kuwait Diabetes Society signs MoU with Sanofi
The Kuwait Diabetes Society (KDS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sanofi for patients living with diabetes and dyslipidemia.
Saudi Arabia, Russia sign agreement to combat corruption
Saudi Arabia’s Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) and Russia’s Public Prosecution Service signed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday in Moscow to combat corruption and strengthen joint cooperation, Saudi Press Agency reported.
Saudi Arabia, Barbados sign air transport services agreement
Saudi Minister of Transport and Logistics Services Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, who is also chairman of the board of directors of the General Authority of Civil Aviation, signed an air transport agreement in Riyadh on Friday with Barbados, represented by Foreign Minister Kerrie D. Symmonds.
Ajar partners with Tasleeh to streamline property management
Ajar, the largest Property Management platform in Kuwait, has announced a strategic partnership with Tasleeh, an all-in-one digital solution offering 24/7 assistance to property owners and tenants.
Egypt’s Suez Canal signs $15.6bn deal for green hydrogen manufacturing
Egypt’s Suez Canal Economic Zone has signed a $15.6 billion agreement with prominent Chinese companies to boost green fuel manufacturing initiatives.
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