Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »


Tag Archives: VISA

Hajj minister hails royal decree on Saudi visas

:: The Saudi minister for Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Mohammad Salih Bentin, thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for issuing a royal decree restructuring visit, Hajj and transit visas. The decree includes the cancellation of repeat Umrah

US envoy to Turkey says duration of visa services suspension depends on talks

:: The US ambassador to Turkey said on Monday the duration of a suspension in visa services in Turkey would depend on talks between the two governments regarding the detention of Turkish staff at the US embassy. In a written

Expats must pay dependents’ fees before Iqama renewal or re-entry visa: Passports Department

:: The General Directorate of Passports of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said that the issuance of exit/re-entry visas for expatriates and the renewal of residence permits will not be made unless fees levied on dependents of foreign workers are

Consular office for Yemeni affairs opened in Jeddah

:: Saudi ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Al-Jaber announced that the embassy in Sana’a will open a consular affairs office in Jeddah to process visas for Yemenis. King Salman approved the new office. Al-Jaber told News Agency the office will help

Indians throng temple to crack Trump’s visa curbs

Hundreds of Indians gather daily at a 500-year-old Hindu temple in southern India where they pray for a single wish — an increasingly elusive US visa. The Chilkur Balaji temple dedicated to Lord Balaji — a re-incarnation of Hindu god

Apple in talks to launch money-transfer service, says tech news website

Apple Inc has held talks with payments industry partners about launching a money-transfer service, technology news website Recode reported on Thursday. The service will allow iPhone owners to transfer money digitally to other iPhone users, Recode reported, citing sources familiar

Sudan imposes visa for Egyptian men aged 18 to 50 aiming to prevent terrorists

Sudan said on Monday that its decision to make Egyptian men aged from 18 to 50 obtain entry visas was aimed at preventing “terrorists” from infiltrating the country. Since 2004 Egyptians have enjoyed visa-free access to Sudan, but on Friday

Iran to stop visas for Americans after new ban

Iran’s deputy foreign minister says Iran’s “retaliatory decision” over Trump’s initial travel ban is still in place. The semi-official ISNA news agency is quoting Deputy Foreign Minister, Majid Takht-e Ravanchi as saying that the measures Iran implemented over the initial

1,200 Pakistanis apply for Indian citizenship

More than 1,000 Pakistani people applied for Indian citizenship in 2016 according to India’s Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju. “More than 12,800 applications for long term visa and more than 1,200 applications for grant of citizenship to

UAE citizens no longer need visas to visit picturesque Bahamas

UAE citizens are no longer required to have visas to visit the scenic The Bahamas after the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding on Sunday, the official Emirati WAM news agency reported. The memorandum of understanding – signed in

Bahrain launches two new visas for 114 countries

Bahrain on Saturday launched the fourth phase of its new visa policy, with the announcement of a new single entry visa and one-year multiple reentry e-visa. The new single entry visa will enable up to two-week stay, while the one-year

Turkey tightens visa rules for Iraqi citizens ‘to fight illegal immigration’

Turkey has tightened its visa rules for Iraqi citizens as a sign of its “determination to fight illegal immigration,” the foreign ministry said Saturday. Under previous rules, Iraqi citizens were able to enter Turkey by obtaining sticker type visas at

No fees for Haj, Umrah visas in Saudi missions

Overseas Saudi missions are not charging any fee for Haj or Umrah visas, the minister of Haj categorically stated. In a firm denial, the minister, Bandar Hajjar, said: “There is no logic behind such talks. The Kingdom has been spending

Britain’s Emirati visitors deserve better treatment

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor

By : Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor I have always had great respect for British people. Ever since I bought a home in the serenely beautiful English countryside as a young man struggling to build my business, I have considered England

No more visas for expat men dressmakers

The Ministry of Labor has stopped issuing visas for expatriate men to work as dressmakers. The decision was taken to ensure that jobs are made available for Saudi women, said Abdelmoneim Al-Shihri, undersecretary at the ministry and assistant for special

Maximum of 5 expat visas for every Saudi family

Every Saudi family is entitled under certain conditions to a maximum of five visas for household workers through the Musaned website, while expatriate families and citizens married to foreigners are entitled to two each. Saudi families can recruit a woman

Egypt tightening visa rule for individual visitors

Egypt is tightening rules for visas by requiring individual visitors to obtain them at embassies instead of on arrival at Egyptian airports, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, a move that may make it harder to revive the tourism industry.

Syria complains to U.N. over John McCain’s visit

Syria has complained to the United Nations after U.S. Republican Senator John McCain, former French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner and other prominent figures reportedly entered the country without visas, with that violating its sovereignty. Syria’s U.N. ambassador Bashar Jaafari called

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