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Man Tries To R@Pe Job Seeker At His Mother’S Villa In Dubai

Man Tries To R@Pe Job Seeker At His Mother’S Villa In Dubai

GCC News
He has been charged at the Court of First Instance with attempted rape. A man, who allegedly tried to rape a job seeker after luring her inside his room annexed to his mother's villa, has been charged at a Dubai court. The public prosecution records show the 46-year-old Emirati man took advantage that the Filipina woman needed a job and she trusted him. He fooled her into believing that he owned a tourism agency and that he would employ her. However, he lured her to a room where he began hitting on her, groping her and telling her to obey him. He has been charged at the Court of First Instance with attempted rape. The alleged incident took place on January 31, this year, and was reported to Al Rashidiyah police station. The 26-year-old complainant, an accountant, said she co...
Expats in the GCC Countries Can Now Visit Tunisia, Without Any Visa

Expats in the GCC Countries Can Now Visit Tunisia, Without Any Visa

GCC News, UAE News
Tunisian Tourism Minister Salma Loumi announced that expats living in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states are now exempted from visas previously required to enter Tunisia, which cost SR200 ($53) and was available for 15 days, according to Sabq. This decision allows more than 25 million residents in GCC countries to enter Tunisia and get a visa at airports and border crossing points under one condition: Expats should carry a valid residence permit from any of the GCC countries. This initiative follows efforts which began over a year ago to promote Arab tourism, and a visit by Prince Sultan bin Salman, head of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Heritage (SCTH), during the first Tunisian-Arab Tourism Investment Forum. Loumi clarified that this decision is among procedures impleme...
Mechanic molests 6-year-old girl in Dubai, shows her porn video clip

Mechanic molests 6-year-old girl in Dubai, shows her porn video clip

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The father of the girl said this was not the first incident of sexual assault of children in the building. A man, who allegedly lured a six-year-old girl to the stairs of the top floor of a building where he molested her and showed her a porn video clip, was charged in court on Sunday. The Court of First Instance heard that the 28-year-old Pakistani assistant mechanic was in a building to drop business cards when he spotted the little girl and led her away to sexually abuse her. He is accused of kissing and inappropriately touching the girl as well as showing her an adult video clip. Upon referring him to court, prosecutors requested that a stiff penalty be inflicted on him. He denied charges of molestation and possession of morally inappropriate material with the intention ...
BREAKING: Couple get 1 year jail for Doing This in UAE

BREAKING: Couple get 1 year jail for Doing This in UAE

GCC News
The man later shared a photo of him and the woman, with friends on Instagram and WhatsApp. An unmarried couple who posted intimate photos of themselves on social media have been jailed for a year, overturning an Appeal Court ruling which cancelled the jail term and only fined the defendants. The Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi upheld an earlier ruling by a lower court that found the Arab man and woman guilty of having relations out of wedlock and violating online laws. Official court documents stated that the duo were prosecuted by authorities after investigations found that were alone in a private place, despite not being married or related to each other, an act that goes against the Sharia law. Officials said the man later shared a photo of him and the woman, with friends ...
Good conduct certificate mandatory for UAE work visa

Good conduct certificate mandatory for UAE work visa

GCC News, Information
The rule will come into effect from February 4, 2018. A 'certificate of good conduct' will now be a prerequisite for obtaining a work visa in the UAE, a high-level panel has announced. The decision of the committee, which was approved on Monday, will come into effect from February 4. The certificate should be issued by the country of origin of the person, or the country where he has been living for the past five years, the committee added. It should then be ratified by the state's mission, as well as the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The certificate will only be applicable for the worker concerned and not his/her dependents. Those coming to the country on visit or tourist visas needn't get the certificate either. The committee, which includes re...
BREAKING NEWS: Over 3 Lakh FOREIGNERS Living ILLEGALLY ARRESTED in This GCC Country

BREAKING NEWS: Over 3 Lakh FOREIGNERS Living ILLEGALLY ARRESTED in This GCC Country

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Authorities said 65,715 of the detainees had already been deported to their home countries, Saudi Gazette reported.(AFP File Photo) Saudi Arabian authorities have arrested 337,281 foreigners, most of them without residence or work permits, as part of a nationwide crackdown against violators of the kingdom’s residency and labour regulations. The campaign, which began on November 15, resulted in the arrest of 198,231 foreigners who did not have valid residence permits and 99,980 without valid work permits, Gulf News reported on Thursday. Authorities said 65,715 of the detainees had already been deported to their home countries, Saudi Gazette reported. The nationalities of all the people detained and deported could not immediately be ascertained. Saudi Arabia is home to 3.2 mi
VAT delayed until 2019 in these Gulf countries

VAT delayed until 2019 in these Gulf countries

GCC News
UAE introduced the tax from January 1, 2018 VAT (Value added tax) has been implemented in the UAE as approved by Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members in 2017, however a few Gulf countries are set to roll-out VAT in 2019. On January 1, 2018, UAE and Saudi Arabia introduced the first-ever VAT, a tax on goods and services that consumers must pay at the time of purchase - however other Gulf nations, including Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman delayed introducing the tax until 2019. The application of the selective tax on certain products will start by the middle of 2018 in Oman, according to a report by the national broadcaster. The products targeted for the so-called 'sin tax' are fizzy drinks cigarettes and energy drinks. The delay in collecting the VAT until 2019 is expected to prov...
Filipinos are Banned From Working in These Countries

Filipinos are Banned From Working in These Countries

GCC News, OFW, World News
They were deemed ‘off-limits’ in an advisory The Philippine Overseas Employment Authority (POEA) has reminded Filipino expats across the world, the UAE included, that 24 countries still remain off-limits to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) for 2018. According to the POEA memo retrieved by the Manila Bulletin, Advisory 21 series of 2017 said that 24 countries and territories were placed under a pending deployment ban due to their unsuitable security and economic conditions which could endanger the lives of Filipinos. “Except when specified, the coverage of this advisory shall apply to land-based deployment and will remain valid unless updated by subsequent issuance(s),” the POEA said. Of the 24 countries and territories, total deployment ban was imposed on nine countries due to
New UAE, Saudi group may undermine Gulf Cooperation Council

New UAE, Saudi group may undermine Gulf Cooperation Council

GCC News, UAE News
KUWAIT CITY: The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday announced it has formed a new economic and partnership group with Saudi Arabia, separate from the Gulf Cooperation Council, a move that could undermine the council amid a diplomatic crisis with member state Qatar. The Emirati Foreign Ministry announcement, just hours ahead of a GCC meeting in Kuwait, said the new "joint cooperation committee" was approved by the UAE's ruler and president, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nayhan. Saudi Arabia did not immediately report on the new partnership. It wasn't immediately clear how the development could affect the six-member GCC meeting, which is expected to focus on the Qatar issue. Half of the GCC members are boycotting Doha in a dispute that's cleaved the Arabian Peninsula. ...
Saudi-Led Strikes on Yemen Market Kills 14 Civilians

Saudi-Led Strikes on Yemen Market Kills 14 Civilians

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Saudi-led air strikes killed 14 civilians in a village market near Yemen's battleground third city Taez as a nearly three-year bombing campaign intensified, an official and medics said on Wednesday. The Tuesday strikes also killed 11 rebel fighters and wounded 16 civilians, a local official loyal to the Saudi-backed government told AFP. The official, who asked not to be identified, said the strikes were intended as air support for a local revolt against the Huthi rebels in the village of Al-Haima, northeast of Taez, but the warplanes hit the wrong target. Taez is held by forces loyal to the Saudi-backed government but much of the surrounding countryside is in the hands of the rebels and it has been a key battleground in the country's devastating civil war. To the west, on the R...