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Doctor, hospitals, pharmacies fined

March 7, 2014 5:42 am0 comments

RIYADH – Two hospitals, two pharmacies and a doctor have been fined a total of SR195,000 by the Ministry of Health. The owner of one of the hospitals was fined SR55,000 for not hiring a Saudi pharmacist and allowing an expatriate to dispense prescriptions without a professional license. The owner […]

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UAE waives visa requirements for citizens of 13 European Union nations

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UAE waives visa requirements for citizens of 13 European Union nations

The UAE has extended visa on arrival privileges to citizens of 13 European member countries, it was announced on Wednesday. Starting March 22, citizens from the  following 13 states will be exempt from acquiring pre-entry visas to the UAE: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, […]

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UAE emerges as the front-runner to host IPL 7 next month

March 6, 2014 2:20 pm0 comments
UAE emerges as the front-runner to host IPL 7 next month

UAE has emerged as the front runner to host IPL 7 since the tournament dates are clashing the Indian general elections. South Africa, which was the preferred venue earlier, has been effectively ruled out after the IPL (Indian Premier League) Governing Council meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday, it has […]

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Abu Dhabi Airport won’t normalise for another 24hours

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Abu Dhabi Airport won’t normalise for another 24hours

All flights to Abu Dhabi this morning were diverted to other airports in the region due to a technical failure of the runway landing systems at the airport, Etihad Airways clarified in a statement. The weather at Abu Dhabi has since improved and the airport has resumed limited operations. The […]

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Qatari papers lash out at Gulf trio

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Qatari papers lash out at Gulf trio

Dubai: The Qatari government’s reaction to the recalling of three Gulf states’ ambassadors from the country was short and simple, expressing disappointment and refusing to reciprocate. The country’s newspapers, however, compensated the next day by publishing bold headlines lashing out at the Gulf trio: Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. […]

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Foreign Minister meets Spanish State Secretary

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Foreign Minister meets Spanish State Secretary

Manama, Mar6(BNA) The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, met (5 March, 2014) with the Secretary of State at the Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Gonzalo De Benito, on the sidelines of the 25th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. […]

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Israel halts ‘weapons shipment from Iran’

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Israel halts ‘weapons shipment from Iran’

The Panamanian-flagged vessel was boarded by Israeli naval commandos in the Red Sea off the coast of Sudan, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said. They found M-302 surface-to-surface missiles that were flown to Iran before being loaded onto the ship, it added. Hamas, the militant Palestinian Islamist movement that governs […]

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Gulf states look to India and Delhi reciprocates

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Gulf states look to India and Delhi reciprocates

 Delhi: In what was an exceptionally busy month, high-level delegations from five Middle Eastern countries — Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE, Oman and Iran — visited New Delhi in the midst of a particularly nasty campaign for national elections. Irrespective of which party emerged victorious, senior government officials focused on […]

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Qatari foreign policy cornered Gulf partners: Analysts

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Qatari foreign policy cornered Gulf partners: Analysts

Doha: The unprecedented decision by Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain to recall their ambassadors to Qatar was taken after the three countries reached a “political and diplomatic point of desperation” in trying to convince Doha to sing the tunes of its neighbours, Gulf experts said. While Qatar reacted by announcing […]

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Egypt recalled Qatar envoy ‘weeks ago’

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Egypt recalled Qatar envoy ‘weeks ago’

 Cairo: Egypt on Wednesday revealed that its ambassador to Qatar was recalled and has been kept in Cairo for weeks now, a disclosure made hours after three Gulf allies recalled their envoys from Doha. “The Egyptian ambassador in Doha has been in Cairo since the beginning of February,” said spokesman […]

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