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Saudi Women Are Allowed to be Soldiers

Saudi Women Are Allowed to be Soldiers

The Saudi Ministry of Defence will allow women to join the Saudi armed forces in combat capacities. Several Saudi and Gulf newspapers issued the announcement, which was made this month.   Women can be enlisted for military jobs with ranks from private soldiers to...

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No Fees for Expats in Industrial Companies

No Fees for Expats in Industrial Companies

Levy fees in Saudi Arabia This week, the Saudi Council of Ministers announced that, for industrial companies, it will waive the fees that the companies have to pay in respect of their foreign employees. The expatriate levy was introduced in 2018 in conjunction with a...

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Saudi Arabia relaxes dress code

Saudi Arabia relaxes the dress code for female tourists in an attempt to make the country more attractive for international audience. This could be the first step to relax the dress code generally. However,  it must be borne in mind that this is unlikely to affect or...

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From New Saudi Arabia to New Pakistan

My colleague blogger and fellow journalist Sabena Saddiqi wrote this post exclusively for Saudi Times on the occasion of the visit of Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman to Pakistan this week. She comments and analyses the visit from a Pakistani perspective. --- Arriving...

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This blog gives insights on challenges Saudi society faces, reflecting the people’s mindset. It attempts to close gaps of understanding.

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Relaxation in Guardianship Rule

Relaxation in Guardianship Rule

Read here: Saudi Arabia weighs loosening more controls on women: https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2019/07/18/saudi-arabia-weighs-loosening-more-controls-on-women  Things take their time in Saudi Arabia to change or develop. It’s called doing The Saudi...

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Dare to be different

Babak Chehrazi, an Iranian businessman who wants to do business in Saudi Obviously, Dubai is not enough. At least, this applies to Babak (Bobby) Chernazidi who runs a clothes store in Dubai Design District, Closet. His shop is for those dare to be different....

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