Saturday , January 20 2018
Home / Gulf News

Gulf News

No VAT for another year in Oman

Oman’s Ministry of Finance has reportedly postponed any move on Value-Added Tax (VAT) until 2019, but it will start selectively taxing some goods in mid-2018, according to the government broadcaster. The application of the selective tax on certain products will start by the middle of 2018, according to a report …

Read More »

Mwasalat taxis will start their service today

A total of 125 Mwasalat taxis will hit the roads of Muscat on Tuesday, enabling passengers to book taxis through mobile apps for the first time. The company will take over the operations of taxi services at Muscat Airport from January. In the first phase, the services can be booked …

Read More »

Fake Certificate: Asian nurses end up in prison

In a bid to secure jobs in Saudi Arabia, some Asian nurses have allegedly presented counterfeit certificates to prove work experience. Some of these women, mostly from India and the Philippines, have ended up in prison after arriving in the Kingdom or are barred from leaving the country pending investigations. …

Read More »

23 Expat Women Arrested in Oman

The Department of Criminal Investigation has arrested 23 women of Asian nationality for allegedly committing acts and indulging in behaviour that are against public morals, according to a statement from the Royal Oman Police (ROP). An official source at the ROP said, “Police officers arrested these women from Al Khuwair …

Read More »

New Mwasalat routes to connect airport and hospitals

Mwasalat on Monday signed agreements with the Arab Engineering Services Company, dealers for MAN in Oman, and First Vehicles LLC to purchase around 98 public transport buses. The company said that the Route 2 (Wadi Kabir-Ruwi) and Route 4 (Wadi-Kabir-Muscat) will be extended to Al Bustan from the coming year. …

Read More »

Saudi Arabia work visa validity reduced to one year

The validity of employment visas issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) for the private sector firms has been reduced from two years to one year. But this will not be applicable to visas issued for government services as well as for domestic workers, according to an …

Read More »