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Egypt is raising the fees for its multiple entry visa from US$25 to US$60. (File photo)
March 22, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Egypt to raise its visa entry fees starting from July.
The train will cover the distance between Jeddah and Mecca in 30 minutes. (Shutterstock)
March 22, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
The Haramain train will start operation in 2018, local daily Al-Madina reported on Tuesday.
Syrian refugees in Jordan represent almost 20 percent of the country's population. (AFP/File)
March 22, 2017 - 14:18 GMT
Of the total funding requirement for aid to refugees this year, 3 percent was received until mid March, according to UNHCR.
Amazon has restarted talks to acquire Souq.com for as much as $650M. (Shutterstock/ Eric Broder)
March 22, 2017 - 13:17 GMT
Amazon will resume takeover talks for Souq.com, after discussions stalled in January due to a disagreement over the price.
Field and well development plans are already underway and the first development well has been drilled. (File photo)
March 22, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The second phase of BP’s Block 61 gas project in Oman is expected to deliver 0.5bn cubic feet of gas per day by 2020.
The UN warned last year that Gaza may become uninhabitable by 2020. (AFP/File)
March 22, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
The Gaza Strip faces a serious water shortage, warns a top Gaza official.
Saudi Arabia wants to reduce the unemployment rate from 12.1 to 9 percent and boost the percentage of women in the Saudi workforce to 28 percent by 2020. (File photo)
March 22, 2017 - 10:06 GMT
The Saudi Ministry of Labor said the Nitaqat program aims to provide job opportunities for Saudi nationals and reduce the unemployment rate to 9 percent.
The laptop ban is believed to come amid fears over new terrorist tactics. (File photo)
March 22, 2017 - 09:19 GMT
AP reported that Canada and France could soon follow suit with US ban on laptops and other large electronic devices.
The UK imposes ban on laptops on flights from six Middle East countries: Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia. (File photo)
March 22, 2017 - 08:30 GMT
Passengers on flights to the UK from the Middle East and North Africa face a ban on laptops and iPads, amid fears over new terrorist tactics.
The Trump family’s expenses during business trips abroad have been placed under scrutiny since the president assumed office. (Facebook)
March 21, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
The recent trip to Dubai by US President Donald Trump’s sons have cost taxpayers quite a sum of money, according to reports.
A man serving tea in Cairo. (Shutterstock/ Orhan Cam)
March 21, 2017 - 17:00 GMT
The inflation rate in Egypt, one of the country's main problems since last year’s flotation of the pound, hit its highest level in 30 years in February.
At least 38 people were killed and another 39 injured after two gunmen attacked a beach hotel in the Tunisian city of Sousse in June 2015. (AFP/File)
March 21, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Despite a 33% increase in tourist entries in 2017, the number of French tourists visiting Tunisia is not yet satisfactory, says the Tunisian National Tourist Board.
Bill Gates’ fortune grew from an estimated $75 billion last year to $86 billion in 2017. (Shutterstock/ GongTo)
March 21, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is at the top of Forbes magazine's annual list of the world’s billionaires that was released Monday.
GCC governments have taken steps to shift the burden of funding services such as healthcare to the private insurance sector and away from government. (File photo)
March 21, 2017 - 14:13 GMT
Despite low oil prices and modest growth levels in 2016, S&P believes that the GCC health sector will still offer insurers opportunities.
The increase in tobacco prices was mainly due to an increase in transportation, housing, water, electricity and fuel categories. (File photo)
March 21, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Oman’s annual inflation rose to 2.38 percent year-on-year, with prices of tobacco products jumping by 23.23 percent in February.
Bukhowa will be responsible for overseeing the bank’s operations, as well as the management of the international corporate and institutional clients’ segment in Qatar. (Gulf Times)
March 21, 2017 - 11:55 GMT
Standard Chartered Bank has appointed Abdulla Bukhowa as its new CEO in Qatar, the first Arab and GCC national to assume this position.