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CtoI News Desk August 10th 2021 Global

Etihad, Emirates announce suspension of Saudi Arabia flights

In a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 strains, the Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways and Dubai's Emirates said that the UAE airlines have...


Saudi Arabia bans travellers from 20 countries, including India and the US

The ban will also apply to any passengers who have passed through the 20 countries on the list in the 14 days preceding the implementation...


UAE lauds and backs Saudi Arabia’s drastic curbs on haj to Mecca

After months of deliberation, Saudi Arabia announced that the number of people on the annual haj pilgrimage to Mecca will be drastically...


Indian PM Modi discusses COVID-19 strategy with UAE’s Sheikh Mohamed

Indian PM Modi converses on bilateral ties and COVID-19 with UAE’s Sheikh Mohamed after G20 Summit.


Saudi Arabia suspends domestic public travel and outer courtyard prayers in Mecca, Medina due to COVID-19

Saudi Arabia suspends domestic flights, trains, buses and taxis and entry and prayers in the outer courtyards of the two holy mosques in...


Saudi Arabia restricts arrivals to and from 9 countries, including UAE, due to coronavirus concerns

The total number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Sadi Arabia is currently 15.


LuLu Group chairman MA Yusuff Ali becomes first Indian to receive Saudi Arabia Green Card

The Indian businessman was ranked the richest expat in the UAE by Forbes magazine last year.


Saudi Arabia bans religious visits to Mecca and Medina over coronavirus fears

Saudi Arabia has suspended visas for religious pilgrims visiting the Kingdom and Mecca or Medina for the purpose of Úmrah’ and visiting...


Saudi Arabia announces citizenship scheme for expats

The new scheme is part of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 plan that seeks to diversify in order to liberate the kingdom from its reliance on oil.


Saudi Arabia to ban foreigners, including Indians, from hospitality industry jobs

Saudi Arabia is planning to ban the employment of foreign workers, including Indians, from certain jobs in the hospitality sector and...


Air India allows Haj pilgrims to carry holy Zamzam water onboard

In a move being welcomed by Indian Haj pilgrims, Air India has clarified that they will be allowed to carry holy Zamzam water onboard the...


India to increase Saudia Arabia flying rights by 40 per cent from April 1

Saudi Arabia is one of the only beneficiaries of India’s tightly managed foreign flying rights by allowing the oil-rich nation a 40 per...


Kuwait sees significant drop in Indian workers from 2015 to 2017

Though the number of Indian workers earning their livelihood in Kuwait has seen a significant drop between 2015 and 2017, there is no such...


Cases of Indians committing suicide in Gulf nations on the rise

There has been a spurt in the number of Indians committing suicide in the Gulf nations pointing to the pathetic conditions of Indian workers...


Dubai gears up to host world’s first AI Show on April 11, 12

Dubai is set to host the first edition of the world’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Show on April 11 and 12. The event is being organised...