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MoM extends its ban on fresh visas for several professions in Oman

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The Ministry of Manpower (MoM) has extended by another six months its decision to not issue fresh visas for workers in several professions in the private sector. The ban first came into force in November 2013. Prominent among them include visas for construction workers, cleaners, sales and marketing professionals. The ministry issued three decisions of which two were issued on … Read More

Armenia to Introduce Personal Mobil-ID System

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The Armenian government has approved a new draft, according to which the Armenian citizens will be identified via their mobile phones. The system is to be used by government agencies in dealing with citizens. Chief of Armenian Government Staff David Harutyunian remarked that Armenian state structures had already implemented electronic document exchange system, though it did not prove to be … Read More

Golden Age For Bahrain’s Tenants?

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A downward trend on rental prices echo the reduction in hydrocarbon receipts, tighter fiscal policy, and the erosion of long standing food and energy subsidies. The result is a market defined by increased incentives, adjustments and service quality from landlords and developers as they fight to remain competitive in the market. This translates typically to an BD80-100 reduction a month for … Read More

Armenia to Introduce Personal Mobil-ID System

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The Armenian government has approved a new draft, according to which the Armenian citizens will be identified via their mobile phones. The system is to be used by government agencies in dealing with citizens. Chief of Armenian Government Staff David Harutyunian remarked that Armenian state structures had already implemented electronic document exchange system, though it did not prove to be … Read More

Only 24 Abu Dhabi schools allowed to raise fees

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The 24 best rated private schools will be able to raise fees by an average of 3 per cent next academic year, the education regulator says. The other 167 either did not apply for fee rises or had them knocked back by Abu Dhabi Education Council. “Adec has rejected the request of 60 private schools to increase their fees,” the … Read More

Now, smartphone is your passport in Dubai

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Passengers departing from Terminal 3 can use UAE Wallet app at smart gates. Dubai: Passengers departing from Dubai International Airport can now use their smart phones at the smart gates instead of their passports as part of a new service called Smart UAE Wallet. Lt General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, deputy chairman of police and public security in Dubai and Major-General … Read More

No Ejari? No water or electricity from July 1

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Moving to a new flat in Dubai? You will need to get your tenancy contract attested first before you can get your electricity and water services by next month. It’s no longer possible to move to your new flat and have your tenancy contract attested by getting an Ejari (‘My Rent’ in Arabic) at a much later date, unless you … Read More

Ministry to demand that all taxis obtain licenses

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YEREVAN, May 5. /ARKA/. Armenia’s ministry of transport, communications and information technology will demand that all taxis obtain licenses, including on-line taxi companies, minister Vahan Martirosyan told journalists on Friday. According to him, the ministry has tightened control over the activities of taxi drivers, despite the latter’s anger. “We all understand, among other things, that the level of taxi services … Read More

Bahrain drops visa fees for Turkish nationals

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Mutual exemption of visa fees signed during Erdogan’s visit Bahrain has lifted visa fees for Turkish citizens visiting the kingdom, reports in Manama have said. The decision to lift the fees was taken under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the two countries in February during a visit by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Under the accord, signed by Bahrain’s … Read More

Be aware you will fined to up to QR20,000 for doing this thing

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Qatari officials, approved a new draft law on public hygiene that will impose a fine of up to QR20,000 on people found littering in public places. Property and company owners found dumping waste in areas not allocated by the municipality will face a penalty of QR20,000. Also leaving animals or birds in places not licensed for breeding will invite a … Read More

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