New Saudi Visa Fees Spark An Outcry

DUBAI – If you wish to enter Saudi Arabia, prepare yourself to pay up to $2,100 in visa fees. The fees will vary depending on the length of your stay and number of entry times. The new visa fees was endorsed by the Saudi cabinet on Monday, August 8, and will come into effect on October 2.

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Obama Administration Officials Warn Lawmakers Over Iran Sanctions

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, May 25 – Obama administration officials told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday they would oppose new sanctions on Iran if they interfere with last year’s international nuclear agreement, laying the groundwork for a potential fight over any legislation. “If legislation were to undermine the deal, by taking off the table commitments that

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Pakistan Finance Ministry Optimistic of IMF Program Review

By Razia Desai DUBAI May 12: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff mission held nine-day talks with the Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and State Bank of Pakistan Governor Ashraf Wathra in Dubai from May 2 to review Pakistan’s Economic Fund Facility program. Addressing the press from the Park Hyatt Dubai, Ishaq Dar’s initial demeanor

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Holla Out: Diplo Performs in Pakistan’s Capital

All images courtesy Diplo’s social media accounts. DUBAI Feb 28: He has worked with some of music royalty’s biggest names: Britney Spears, Madonna, Justin Bieber, Usher, Beyonce and Skrillex and on Saturday night, he rocked the Pakistani capital. Thomas Wesley Pentz, better known as Diplo, created much hype and excitement when it first emerged early

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Bahrain Severs Ties with Iran

DUBAI – Jan 4- Bahrain severed its diplomatic ties with Iran on Monday, citing Iran’s “continued audacious and dangerous meddling in not only Bahrain’s internal affairs, but also in the internal affairs of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states,” making it the second country after Saudi Arabia to cut ties with Tehran. It further gave all Iranian

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Messi Bids Dubai Farewell After Big Win at Award Ceremony

By Staff Reporter Barcelona’s Lionel Messi rounded up his UAE trip with a picture on his Facebook page with Dubai’s ruler Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, thanking him for his hospitality. Messi was in Dubai to attend the Globe Soccer Awards, which were held in conjunction with this year’s tenth Dubai International Sports Conference.

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Scho-long Trump: Vulgar Remarks Cause Uproar, Hilarity

Following Donald Trump’s misogynist remarks against rival Hilary Clinton, where he said the Democratic presidential candidate was “schlonged” in her 2008 presidential bid, Twitter became a Trump-trolling minefield. #ReplaceAWordWithSchlong began trending worldwide in a matter of hours following the Republican presidential candidate’s statement at a campaign event in Michigan Tuesday night. “She was going to beat Obama,”

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