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Saudi Arabia introduces free nap pods to Haj

Saudi Arabia introduces free nap pods to Haj

Riyadh : Saudi Arabia will introduce free sleeping pods during this year’s Haj starting on Sunday. Between 18 and 24 modern hotel capsules will be offered to pilgrims to nap in for free in the coming six days, said the ...

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Egypt ratifies law tightening control over internet

Egypt ratifies law tightening control over internet

Cairo : Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed a new law that tightens controls over the internet. The legislation on “cybercrime” means websites can be blocked in Egypt if deemed to constitute a threat to national security or the ...

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Over 7,400 employees providing IT services for Hajj

Over 7,400 employees providing IT services for Hajj

Makkah : Around 7,411 employees are working around the clock in order to deliver adequate and improved telecom services to pilgrims. The Communications and Information Technology Commission supervises the services in accordance with authorized service providers. According to the General ...

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More than 32,000 staff providing healthcare for Hajj

More than 32,000 staff providing healthcare for Hajj

Makkah : The General Authority for Statistics announced that the number of healthcare providers for Hajj 2018 has exceeded 32,579, of which 9,216 are women. In addition to healthcare practitioners coming from the Ministry of Health, Saudi Red Crescent, and ...

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Imran Khan elected Pakistan’s 22nd Prime Minister

Imran Khan elected Pakistan’s 22nd Prime Minister

Islamabad : Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was elected Pakistan’s 22nd Prime Minister by the country’s National Assembly on Friday, three weeks after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the highest number of seats in the general election. Khan, 65, secured 176 ...

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Turkey to boycott US-made electronic products: Erdogan

Turkey to boycott US-made electronic products: Erdogan

Ankara : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday announced that his country will boycott American electronic products. The announcement came in his address to a symposium organized by the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA) on the ...

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Iran bans export of 5 commercial items

Iran bans export of 5 commercial items

Tehran : The Iranian Ministry of Industry banned the export of five types of commercial items, media reports said on Tuesday. The exports of packing paper, tissue paper, powdered milk, bulk and packed tea, and over 500g packets of butter ...

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