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We provide all the world news in the Arab region at the time they occur

Philippines announces start date for Ramadan 2024 on March 12
Asma Ahmed - 2 months

Ramadan, the holy month observed by Muslims worldwide, commences upon the sighting of the final Sha'ban moon.

Canadian scientists warn of hundreds of Quebec fish deaths for unknown reasons
Ahmed Moawad - 2 months

Several Canadian scientists have warned of the death of hundreds of fish in Quebec, specifically in a section of the St. Lawrence River near Montreal.

Australia adds these countries to its 10-year frequent travel visa system
Ahmed Moawad - 2 months

The Australian government has issued new decisions regarding adding more countries to the 10-year frequent travel visa system.

Canada announces new visa requirements for citizens of this country
Muhamed abdo - 2 months

New judgments are being issued by Canada, and citizenship criteria for citizens of this nation are being implemented.

UK Introduces ETA for UAE Travelers, for simpler and cheaper Entry Process
Asma Ahmed - 2 months

Approximately 540,000 Emiratis are projected to travel to the UK in 2024, marking a notable 22 percent increase since 2019.

The Canadian provinces begin issuing Provincial Letters of Attestation For international students
Ahmed Moawad - 2 months

The province of British Columbia in Canada announced the start of issuing regional letters of attestation to international students wishing to study in Canada starting March 4, 2024.

Canada: Widespread warnings due to cold and stormy weather hitting these areas
Ahmed Moawad - 2 months

Canada's weather agency has issued a warning to residents about extreme cold in parts of Alberta, where wind chills approached -40 on Monday morning before tapering off significantly on Tuesday.

Indian customs arrested three for gold smuggling at Cochin airport
Asma Ahmed - 2 months

Customs officials at Cochin International Airport launched an operation to combat gold smuggling on Saturday, resulting in the seizure of 797 grams of gold and the apprehension of three individuals, one of whom was a woman.

Pakistani Flight Attendant Vanishes in Canada, Second Incident Weekly
Asma Ahmed - 2 months

A Pakistani flight attendant, Jibran Baloch, serving on Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-782, disappeared upon the aircraft's landing in Toronto, Canada, as reported on Friday.

Pakistan: PTI Calls Nationwide Protest Over Alleged Election Rigging
Asma Ahmed - 2 months

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, under the leadership of the imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan, has announced its intention to stage a nationwide protest against the alleged rigging that prevented their return to power in the...

Leap Day 2024: The Day Time Bends (and Maybe Your Plans Too!)
Muhamed abdo - 3 months

February 29th: More Than Just a Date! Explore the fascinating world of Leap Day - its origin, fun facts & ways to celebrate this special day in 2024.

Canada announces new residence visas for these nationalities with exceptional facilities
Ahmed Moawad - 3 months

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship in Canada announced new immigration paths for Sudanese citizens to facilitate their travel to Canada and obtain a Canadian residency visa, given the ongoing conflicts in the country of Sudan.

Canada warns residents of heavy rains and severe frosts hitting all Canadian provinces
Ahmed Moawad - 3 months

It is expected that all Canadian provinces will face severe snow storms in the coming days, in addition to heavy rainfall, as announced this morning by Environment Canada.

Pakistan: former PM Imran Khan and his wife charged with bribery
Asma Ahmed - 3 months

The recent indictment pertains to Al-Qadir Trust, an NGO established by Khan and his third wife Bushra Bibi in 2018 during Khan's tenure as Prime Minister.

Russia Implements a 6-Month Ban on Gasoline Exports Starting March
Asma Ahmed - 3 months

The Russian government has decided to halt the export of gasoline for six months, beginning on March 1, in response to increased demand from both consumers and farmers, as well as to allow for scheduled refinery maintenance. A representative from the...

Canada: Raising the minimum wage to $15.75 per hour starting in May 2024
Ahmed Moawad - 3 months

The province of Quebec in Canada issued new decisions to raise the minimum wage in the country to 15.75 per hour, starting May 1, 2024.

Canada limits the accepted number of study permits for international students at Canadian institutions
Ahmed Moawad - 3 months

Canada's Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Marc Miller, announced a two-year limit on the number of foreign students accepted into the country, adding that this limit is temporary.

Canada warns of the spread of a Deadly winter storm in some Canadian provinces this week
Ahmed Moawad - 3 months

Environment Canada has warned of strong cold waves and extreme drops in temperatures in many Canadian provinces and cities this week.

Canada announces the exemption of citizens of this country from permanent residency fees
Ahmed Moawad - 3 months

Citizenship and Immigration Canada has announced a new immigration pathway for families affected by the ongoing war in Sudan.

Canada issues new decision on exemptions to study permit cap and access to PGWP
Ahmed Moawad - 3 months

In order to expedite the visa processing process once the distribution of study permits is approved at the provincial level by late March, IRCC Canada has extended an invitation to colleges and universities to provide feedback on a proposed provision...

Canada announces minimum wage increase in 2024
Muhamed abdo - 3 months

An increase in the minimum wage will be implemented in Canada beginning in October 2024. The States That Are Eligible

UK launches ETA program, offering visa exemption to eligible categories.
Asma Ahmed - 3 months

The recent launch of the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) program by the United Kingdom offers citizens visa exemption, marking a significant development in travel facilitation.

Indian Customs arrested a passenger for smuggling gold from Gulf country
Asma Ahmed - 3 months

Customs officials at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India, have taken action against an individual attempting to smuggle gold into the country.

Israeli cabinet announce March 10 as deadline for Gaza ground offensive in Rafah
Asma Ahmed - 3 months

Israeli cabinet member Benny Gantz issued a stark ultimatum, warning Hamas to release all hostages held in Gaza by March 10 or face a potential offensive in Rafah.

New GCC visa to improve its position as global destination
Asma Ahmed - 3 months

Ahmed Al Khateeb, the Saudi Arabian minister of tourism, stated at the eighth gathering of GCC tourism ministers in Doha that the implementation of a single tourist visa for all GCC nations would have far-reaching effects on the industry in Saudi...

India airlines offers Baggage delivery within 30 mins for passengers
Asma Ahmed - 3 months

The BCAS in India has ordered the country's main airlines to simplify the way they deliver checked bags. On February 16, 2024, BCAS issued an order encouraging seven major airlines—Air India, IndiGo, Akasa, SpiceJet, Vistara, Air India Express...

World Court to consider Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands hearing
Asma Ahmed - 3 months

The Palestinian Foreign Minister, Riyad al-Maliki, delivered a resounding call for an immediate cessation of Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories at the onset of hearings convened at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The...

The World Tourism Council calls on the EU to facilitate travel procedures
Radwa Saleh - 3 months

The World Travel and Tourism Council, representative of the international private sector, called on the European Union to support the tourism sector, as the tourism sector contributes about 1.4 trillion dollars to the economy of the Old Continent (a...

Pakistan: Fly Jinnah Airlines launches its first international flight to Sharjah
Asma Ahmed - 3 months

Fly Jinnah, a budget airline headquartered in Pakistan, has declared the commencement of its maiden international flight from Islamabad to Sharjah, celebrated with a special ceremony at both airports.

Turkish Airlines announces a pleasant surprise for travel lovers
Radwa Saleh - 3 months

Turkish Airlines revealed the launch of special air campaigns, in coordination with THY, which is running a cheap ticket campaign, where travel opportunities start from 799 lira, starting next March .

Indian Customs: Passenger Arrested for Smuggling 67 iPhones
Asma Ahmed - 3 months

Customs officials at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India, recently made a significant arrest after intercepting a passenger attempting to smuggle 67 iPhones into the country.

Britain begin implementing new visa laws for electronic entry, starting February 22
Ahmed Moawad - 3 months

The United Kingdom announced the start of the actual implementation of new electronic entry visas to its territories, in addition to the countries benefiting from this decision.

Canada issues An urgent clarifications of new international study permit applications
Ahmed Moawad - 3 months

In light of the recent announcement of a cap on the number of new international students receiving study permits, Canada has provided some additional information. Because of the changes to the regulations regarding post-graduate work permits and the...

Canada issues a decision to ban tolls on all regional highways except this road
Ahmed Moawad - 3 months

Tolls will be removed from all provincial highways in Ontario, including the recently built Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway in Toronto.

Canada planning to Minimum Wages Rise 2024.. this is the possible increase
Ahmed Moawad - 3 months

The Canadian government is always keen to respond to changes in the cost of living or economic factors, and accordingly the Canadian government plans to make periodic adjustments to reflect economic hardships, ensure a reasonable standard of living...

Canada Imposes Study Permit Cap for 2024 Applicants
Ahmed Moawad - 3 months

Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced the imposition of a maximum limit for study permits on applicants for the year 2024, and explained that it will process up to 606,250 applications for study permits annually.

Canada: All refundable tax credits for this year 2024
Ahmed Moawad - 3 months

As tax season comes in Canada, Canadians are preparing to gather records and determine the tax deductions and credits they can claim.

Raising insurance rates for electric car owners in Canada
Ahmed Moawad - 3 months

According to a new analysis, owners of electric vehicles in Canada will notice a rise in insurance costs in the near future.

Dream Come True? See if You Qualify for Canada Immigration
Muhamed abdo - 3 months

Find out if you qualify for Canada immigration! Get your eligibility check & unlock your path to a new life.

Canada: These students are eligible for extended work permits
Ahmed Moawad - 3 months

Immigration Canada has stated that persons enrolled in master's programs lasting fewer than two years are now eligible for a three-year post-graduation work permit (PGWP), effective immediately. IRCC has updated the previous association between...