• Emirates24|7

    Mohamed bin Zayed attends wedding reception

    His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has attended a reception hosted by Rashid Mohammed Abdullah Al Shamsi on the occasion of the wedding of his son. A number of Sheikhs and officials attended the event.

  • Arabian Business

    Salaries are not the main reason employees change jobs in the GCC

    Salaries are not the main reason employees in the Gulf region seek to change jobs, according to the Hays Employee Attrition in the GCC Report 2019. The research by the global recruiting group shows working professionals in the Gulf look to move companies to 'start a new career' or for 'lack of future opportunities' in their workplace. “While salary is important, how an employee performs and how long they choose to stay with an employer is hugely influenced by the career development opportunities offered to them,” according to Chris Greaves, Managing Director of Hays Middle East. This is particularly true for 'Generation Z' consisting of those born after 1995, who unlike the older generation,

  • Al Jazeera

    Iran: Europeans hypocrites for condemning steps away from deal

    Iran accused European nations trying to salvage the moribund 2015 nuclear deal of hypocrisy for criticising and threatening to reimpose sanctions after Tehran took a major step away from the historic agreement.  Iran's president and foreign minister on Tuesday said the UK, France, Germany, and the European Union have failed to uphold their end of the bargain to protect Tehran from "maximum pressure" sanctions imposed by the United States in the wake of Washington's withdrawal from the deal in 2018.  On Tuesday, President Hassan Rouhani said Iran only began scaling back its nuclear commitments a year after the US withdrawal to give the other parties time to uphold their pledges under the Joint

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Three performers stabbed on stage in Saudi Arabia's capital

    Three performers were stabbed during a play in the Saudi capital Monday and the alleged assailant was arrested, in the first such incident since the kingdom opened its doors for entertainment. "Riyadh police have arrested an Arab resident in possession of a knife after he stabbed two men and a woman who were members of a theatrical group," al-Ekhbariya television reported. Lt. Col. Shaker bin Sulaiman al-Tuwaijri, the media spokesperson for the Riyadh Police, said security services responded to an incident at 8 pm local time after a man stabbed two men and a woman on stage during a live event at King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Park theater in the al-Malaz district. The spokesperson added that the assailant, identified 33-year-old Yemeni resident, was immediately arrested upon storming the stage.

  • Arabian Business

    Saudi Arabia grants first permanent residencies to foreigners

    Saudi Arabia has granted 73 foreigners “premium” residency under a new programme to attract overseas investment by enabling selected people to buy property and do business without a Saudi sponsor. The kingdom received thousands of applications after offering permanent residency for 800,000 riyals ($213,000) or a one-year renewable permit for 100,000 riyals. The first batch of recipients come from 19 countries and include investors, doctors, engineers and financiers, according to a statement Monday from the government's Premium Residency Centre. It didn't detail how many were granted permanent residency. The programme, approved in May, is the latest sign of how the kingdom is rethinking the role

  • Al Jazeera

    Man killed as tensions flare in Lebanon after Aoun interview

    Tensions have flared in Lebanon after President Michel Aoun urged protesters to go home, sparking a new wave of demonstrations during which a man was shot by a soldier who opened fire to disperse people blocking roads south of the capital, Beirut. The shooting in Khaldeh on Tuesday was the first of its kind in nearly a month of mass protests calling for an overhaul of Lebanon's political system and the departure of the ruling elite over a dire economic crisis. More: Hassan Nasrallah: Corruption investigators should 'start with us' Lebanese banks face threats, as Hariri aims for neutral cabinet Lebanon students skip school as protesters eye state institutions The man who was killed was a member

  • Arabian Business

    UAE royal calls for more maternity cover for women in the private sector

    A Sharjah royal has called for maternity cover for women working in the UAE private sector to be extended beyond the current 45 days paid leave, bringing it in line with the 90 days leave for female government employees introduced in the emirate five years ago. "There is no doubt that many private sector companies are fully commitment to providing a supportive work environment for working mothers, yet there remains a need to expand and continue these efforts to keep up with new challenges facing women in the workplace," Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, daughter of the Ruler of Sharjah and chairperson of Sharjah Baby Friendly Office, said in a statement issued by the WAM state news agency.