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    Gulf country imposes 50% tax on sweetened drinks from October

    A Gulf country has decided to impose a tax of 50% on all sugary drinks and juices. The new tax of 50% will be come to effect from October 1. Oman has decided to impose excise tax on all drinks. Oman is the third Gulf country after Saudi Arabia and UAE to impose an excise tax. Moderate earthquake strikes Last June, Oman Tax Authority issued a list of taxable products including...

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    Covid-19 Updates: Total recoveries crosses 73,000 in UAE

    The Ministry of Health and Prevention in UAE has updated the coronavirus situation in UAE. As per the ministry, 809 new cases of coronavirus infection along with 722 recoveries and 1 death was reported in UAE in the last 24 hours. IMD predicts thunderstorm with with lightning in next 12 hours The total infection tally has reached at 84,242 and the total recoveries reached at 73,512....

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    " Weather Warning in UAE "; Chance of Fog and Declining Horizontal visibility !!!

    The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) says there is a chance of fog and reducing horizontal visibility over some internal and coastal areas, especially in the west, from 12.30am to 9am on Saturday and Sunday. A sunny day in general will follow, although expect a humid and foggy night.The rest of the day will be sunny in general, however, the NCM says, with a...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    8 arrested on wedding parties that violated COVID-19 protocols.

    UAE: 8 people have been jailed for organizing wedding ceremonies that hosted guests who were not first-degree relatives. The parties in Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah saw attendees mingle without masks and not maintaining a safe social distance from one another. According to the Emergency and Crisis Prosecution at the Federal Public Prosecution, such wedding ceremonies are banned...

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    'Setback to Expats': Gulf country to replace expats from education and other key sector jobs

    A Gulf country has announced a decision which is a setback to expats. The country has decided to replace expats from key sectors including education. Recovery rate improves to 79.28% in India The Civil Service Commission in Kuwait has asked the ministries of education and Awqaf to list names of all foreign employees doing certain jobs in a step to...

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    Covid-19 Updates: 613 recoveries in Bahrain

    The Ministry of Health in Bahrain has updated the Covid-19 situation in the country. 690 new coronavirus cases along with 613 recoveries and 1 death was reported in Bahrain in the last 24 hours. The newly diagnosed cases include 125 expatriate workers, 544 contacts of active cases, and 21 were travel related. State government announces decision on reopening of schools The total recoveries rised to...

    • 22 hrs ago
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    Opposition's protest against KT Jaleel are "anti-Quran" agitation; Says CPM

    Thiruvananthapuram ; After National Investigation Agency questioned Kerala Higher Education Minister K T Jaleel in connection with the gold smuggling case, the CPI(M) referred to the Opposition's protest against him as an "anti-Quran" agitation.Probes into the gold smuggling by multiple agencies have found that Jaleel had accepted religious texts and food...

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    Gulf country to deport expats

    A court in Gulf country has decided to deport expats. A Bahraini court has ruled to deport foreigners for violating rules of domestic isolation imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus. Police seizes 20 firearms, 200 cartridges The decisions were issued by the Minor Criminal Court including fines ranging from 1,000 to 3,000 Bahraini dinars against the offenders and a deportation order for three foreigners...

    • yesterday
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    Gulf country announces new travel restrictions

    A Gulf country announced new travel restrictions. The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in Saudi Arabia has updated the guidelines for passengers. New passenger flight services announced According to the new guidelines, non-Saudis will not be allowed to enter Saudi territory except after submitting evidence that they are free from coronavirus infection. They must submit a recent testing...

    • yesterday
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    Dubai and Abu Dhabi ranked as the smartest cities in Middle East.

    Abu Dhabi and Dubai have emerged as the smartest cities in the Middle East region. Dubai holds the first and Abu Dhabi, second. Dubai is ranked 45th globally, while Abu Dhabi was 56th Over the past 12 months, Abu Dhabi has made a significant improvement in the Institute for Management Development's 2020 Smart City Index, after having ranked 56th last year. Dubai, rose two...

    • 2 days ago