Egyptian Foreign Minister to begin tour of Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, on Sunday

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (R) will start a tour of Arab countries on Sunday, which will begin with a visit to Jordan. (File/AFP)
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Updated 07 March 2020

Egyptian Foreign Minister to begin tour of Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, on Sunday

  • Shoukry will visit Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and the UAE on his tour

LONDON: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will start a tour of Arab countries on Sunday, which will begin with a visit to Jordan.
During his tour, Shoukry will also visit Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and the UAE and will be carrying a message from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to the leaders of these countries.


UAE issues new rules to help expats and businesses

Updated 1 min 57 sec ago

UAE issues new rules to help expats and businesses

  • The UAE earlier imposed nationwide disinfection program that restricted people from travelling

DUBAI: The UAE government has told expats whose visas were due to expire on March 1 that they can extend their residency for three months without any additional fees.  
The decision is part of a series of orders issued by the government aimed at helping residents, as the country deals with the impact of COVID-19.
The government has also agreed to waive fines relating to services provided by the Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship – valid for three months from April 1.
While digital transactions have been approved for Notary Public’s services to ensure safety of litigants and other judicial workers.
And government services, including permits, licenses, and commercial registers can be renewed three months.