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Canada announces new facilities for asylum seeker procedures for these nationalities
zahraa ahmed - 1 week

The Canadian government announced a reduction in asylum applications from citizens in Mexico who wish to move to Canada, and the government announced the opening of 3 new visa application centers in Mexico.

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Canada issues widespread heat wave warnings until mid-week
zahraa ahmed - 1 week

Environment Canada has issued widespread heatwave warnings over much of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan due to a ridge of high pressure that is expected to last until mid-week.

Arab News
The UAE provides new scholarships for resident and foreign students
zahraa ahmed - 1 week

The digital government in the United Arab Emirates announced new scholarships for resident and foreign students who wish to enroll in public and private universities in the country.

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The UAE announces start issuing the UAE passport with a validity of 10 years
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The Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship and Customs in the United Arab Emirates stated that the issuance of the new Emirati passport will officially begin for those aged 21 years and above, starting on Monday, July 8, 2024.

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Saudi Arabia: Riyadh Air reveals new cabin crew uniforms at Paris fashion event
asmaa - 3 weeks

In anticipation of next year's flights, Riyadh Air has introduced a breathtaking line of uniforms for flight attendants.

Arab News
Saudi Arabia Urges Immediate Evacuation of Citizens from Lebanon
asmaa - 3 weeks

The Saudi Arabian Embassy in Beirut is keeping a careful eye on the developments in southern Lebanon as tensions continue to rise.

Arab News
Air Arabia Launches Sharjah to Athens Flights to Enhance UAE-Greece Connectivity
asmaa - 3 weeks

Sharjah Airport Authority (SAA) and Air Arabia have jointly announced the launch of a new air route connecting Sharjah to Athens, the capital of Greece, marking a significant addition to Sharjah Airport's expanding network of direct travel...

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Saudi Arabia: Over 13,440 Arrested in Residency and Labor Operations Last Week
asmaa - 3 weeks

Saudi Arabia conducted extensive enforcement operations last week, resulting in the arrest of over 13,440 individuals as part of efforts to curb violations related to residency, labor laws, and border security.

Arab News
Dubai: RTA Launches New Bus Service to Damac Hills 2 Starting July 1
asmaa - 3 weeks

Starting July 1, residents of Damac Hills 2 in Dubai will gain access to a new public bus service aimed at improving local transportation options.

Arab News
UAE: Emirates announces pay hike, education allowance, & longer leaves for staff
asmaa - 3 weeks

In a recent email to its employees, Emirates Group announced a comprehensive enhancement of employee compensation and benefits, set to take effect in July 2024.

Arab News
UAE: Residents Evacuated After Fire Erupts in Sharjah Residential Building
asmaa - 3 weeks

A fire erupted in a residential tower on Jamal Abdul Nasir Street in Sharjah one Sunday afternoon, leading to the immediate evacuation of the entire building. Prompt response from civil defence, ambulance teams, and police was crucial in managing the...

Arab News
UAE announces New Taxi Fare in Ajman Amid Fuel Price Adjustments
asmaa - 3 weeks

On Sunday, the Ajman Transport Authority announced the updated taxi fare rates that will come into effect in July.

Arab News
UAE announces Petrol, diesel prices for July 2024
asmaa - 3 weeks

New prices for gasoline and diesel were published by the United Arab Emirates fuel price committee for the month of July 2024. The updated rates will be in effect starting from July 1. To bring local prices in line with global market trends, these...

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Canada decides Changes To Post-Study Work Permits For foreign students
zahraa ahmed - 3 weeks

The Canadian government announced its readiness to make new changes to the post-graduation work rights of international students, in accordance with the PGWP program, which allows them to work in Canada temporarily after graduation.

Arab News
UAE fines Several trucks 3,000 Dirhams for illegally transporting sand
asmaa - 3 weeks

Ajman fined multiple companies' trucks for illegally transporting sand.

Arab News
UAE: Ajman Introduces Paid Parking on Three key Roads Starting June 29
asmaa - 3 weeks

In a bid to streamline traffic and address parking challenges, Ajman authorities have announced the introduction of paid parking on three significant roads, effective June 29.

Arab News
Abu Dhabi Police Launch a New Initiative with a 35% Discount on Traffic Fines
asmaa - 3 weeks

Abu Dhabi Police have recently rolled out the “Badir and Benefit” initiative, aimed at encouraging drivers to promptly settle their traffic violations through a range of incentives and discounts.

Business
UAE Police Retrieve Dh300,000 Stolen from Woman in Online Scam
asmaa - 3 weeks

The Sharjah Police recently demonstrated their effective response to cybercrime by swiftly assisting an Emirati woman who had fallen victim to an online scam, resulting in a loss of Dh300,000. Upon receiving the victim's complaint, law...

Arab News
Dubai: Japan Halts E-Visas; Residents Plans Disrupted by Appointment Rejections
asmaa - 3 weeks

UAE residents hoping to fulfill their dreams of a holiday in Japan are facing significant obstacles due to recent changes in the visa application process.

Business
Saudi Trade Surplus Reaches Record $11 Bn; Top Exports to China, Japan, India
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The General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) preliminary data shows that Saudi Arabia's trade surplus in April 2024 was SR41.411 billion ($11 billion), the biggest surplus for the year thus far.

Arab News
Dubai court sentences woman to six months in prison for stabbing boyfriend
asmaa - 3 weeks

In a troubling incident on August 20, 2022, at their shared apartment in Dubai’s Al Muraqqabat area, a woman was sentenced to six months in prison for stabbing her boyfriend. The altercation arose from a dispute over his mobile phone, marking a...

Arab News
A UAE court fined a company Dh20,000 for dumping waste illegally in Ajman
asmaa - 3 weeks

Dumping public rubbish and building materials in prohibited areas led to a Dh20,000 penalties for an Ajman enterprise. This shows how serious the enforcement procedures are to avoid future infractions of the same kind.

Arab News
Dubai Courts to close Al Barsha Mall branch starting June 30
asmaa - 3 weeks

Dubai Courts has announced that its Al Barsha Mall branch will cease operations starting June 30.

Business
Saudi Arabia: non-oil exports to China totaled $47 billion over the past 5 years
asmaa - 3 weeks

The economic relationship between Saudi Arabia and China is experiencing notable growth, with China being the world's second-largest economy and a major player in global consumption and manufacturing.

Arab News
Saudi Arabia Reduces Friday Sermons Duration until Summer ends
asmaa - 3 weeks

Saudi Arabia has announced that the sermons preceding the Friday noon prayers at Islam's two holiest mosques will be shortened until the end of summer to alleviate the burden on worshippers amidst the kingdom's extreme heat.

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UAE Shortens Friday Sermons to 10 Minutes Amid Summer Heat
asmaa - 3 weeks

From June 28 until October, authorities in the UAE have implemented a new policy to limit Friday sermons to 10 minutes.

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Saudi Arabia Introduces E-Visa for Esports World Cup 2024 Ticket Holders
asmaa - 3 weeks

Saudi Arabia announces a 90-day visa program for attendees of the Esports World Cup 2024, aiming to boost tourism and the gaming sector.

Technology News
TikTok introduces a new image-sharing app called "Whee"
asmaa - 3 weeks

TikTok has launched "Whee," a photo-sharing app aimed at fostering intimate connections among close friends through spontaneous moments.

Technology News
Dubai Launches 3-Month Trial for Robot Parcel Deliveries
asmaa - 3 weeks

The Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority (DIEZ) and logistics giant Aramex are testing out a cutting-edge multi-cabin delivery robot in the United Arab Emirates. Today marked the beginning of the three-month pilot program, with the goal of...

Arab News
UAE detained Man in Ajman for distributing fake automotive oil from known brands
asmaa - 3 weeks

An Asian national was apprehended by the Ajman Police during a recent investigation on suspicion of dealing in and stockpiling knockoff lubricants bearing the names of well-known brands around the world.

Arab News
UAE introduces 8 visa types allowing entry into Emirates for different durations
asmaa - 3 weeks

The UAE's digital government outlined in a recent report that residence visas for foreigners are granted upon legal entry into the country via entry permits, enabling them to reside and work for specific periods, extending up to 10 years...

Technology News
UAE: AUS researchers pioneer sensors for detecting toxic compounds
asmaa - 3 weeks

Researchers at the American University of Sharjah have pioneered state-of-the-art sensors capable of detecting minute quantities of phosphorus-containing toxic compounds.

Arab News
UAE clarifies entry permit application process post residence visa cancellation
asmaa - 3 weeks

Expatriates residing in the UAE often find themselves traveling frequently for business and personal reasons, sometimes extending their trips beyond six months.

Arab News
IndiGo launches expanded service connecting Jeddah and Mumbai in the Middle East
asmaa - 3 weeks

Beginning on August 15, IndiGo will offer more direct flights per day between Mumbai and Jeddah. In response to rising demand for flights between India and the Middle East, the low-cost Indian airline made the statement.

Arab News
UAE: petrol prices set to change in July 2024
asmaa - 3 weeks

The UAE is gearing up to announce the latest adjustments to petrol prices for June in the coming days, following a notable decline in costs for motorists after four consecutive months of increases earlier this year.

Arab News
Dubai Residents may face up to Dh4,000 extra yearly costs with new paid parking
asmaa - 3 weeks

Residents are reassessing their monthly budgets, and mall visitors should be cautious of how much time they spend shopping as well.

Arab News
Fujairah Authority cautions Against Leaving Vehicles Running in Enclosed Space
asmaa - 3 weeks

The Civil Defense Department in the Emirate of Fujairah has issued a stern warning about the dangers of leaving vehicles running in enclosed spaces.

Arab News
UAE: Al Ain Zoo to Temporarily Close for the Summer Season Due to Extreme Heat
asmaa - 3 weeks

Al-Ain Zoo, a popular tourist destination, will temporarily close from July until the end of August. This closure, announced via a post on X, is due to scheduled maintenance and construction work.

Arab News
Dubai RTA Launches Eco-Friendly Hydrogen Bus Trial on Roads
asmaa - 3 weeks

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has partnered with Swaidan Trading Company to introduce and test an eco-friendly hydrogen bus within the city.

Arab News
UAE announces free entry for children at Dubai Crocodile Park
asmaa - 3 weeks

During the summer vacation, when schools are closed, the Dubai Crocodile Park has granted free entry to children aged 11 and under in July and August.