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  • Saudi Arabia bars foreigners from working at shopping malls

    Foreigners will no longer be allowed to work in Saudi Arabia's numerous shopping malls, the labour ministry announced on Thursday, in the latest measure to boost employment of Saudis...

    “The Minister of Labour and Social Development issues a decision restricting the work in malls across the kingdom to only Saudi men and women,” the ministry said on Twitter...

  • Saudi embassy confirms UK attacker had been in Saudi Arabia

    The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in London says that the Westminster attacker was in the country three times and taught English there...

    A statement released late Friday says Khalid Masood taught English in Saudi Arabia from November 2005 to November 2006 and again from April 2008 to April 2009...

  • Attack on Saudi palace in Jeddah kills 2 royal guards

    A gunman opened fire outside a Saudi royal palace in Jeddah on Saturday, killing two members of the Saudi Royal Guard, an official Saudi news agency reported...

    The Saudi Press Agency quoted the security spokesman for the Interior Ministry as saying that the attacker exited a vehicle and opened fire on the western gate of Al-Salam Palace early Saturday morning, killing two Guard members and wounding three others...

  • Middle East crisis: PM meets Saudi king in Jeddah

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Bajwa on Monday met with Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz in the backdrop of a deepening diplomatic rift in the Middle East, Radio Pakistan reported...

    The PM ? accompanied by General Bajwa, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Adviser to the PM on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz ? were greeted by the Saudi monarch at the Jeddah Royal Palace...

  • Male, single and unable to shop at Karachi's malls

    Despite being a 26-year-old journalist living in Pakistan’s largest city, I cannot enter Dolmen Mall/Hyperstar in Karachi, alone on the weekend – I have to have a 'female' accompanying me, which would put me in the kosher 'family category' – because on weekends, entry is permitted to 'families' only...

    In 2015 and in a so-called 'male-dominated' society, an invisible placard still stands tall outside several public venues in...

  • ‘Bachelor ban’: Qatar mulls family-only days at shopping malls

    DOHA: Qatar’s only directly elected body is to vote on introducing family-only days at major shopping malls in a move dubbed a “bachelor ban” that is likely to restrict access for foreign labourers...

    The proposal, which will be voted on by the Central Municipal Council (CMC) on Dec 1, would restrict entrance to the country’s eight biggest malls to families only on one day each weekend, either on Friday or Saturday...

  • Singapore’s malls suffer as locals, tourists curb spending

    China also has built many of its own luxury malls and has even set up duty-free paradises in local tourist hot spots to lift consumption and spur domestic tourism...

    “We cannot fight these major trends,” said Stephen Goh, executive director at Orchard Road Business Association, mentioning the job curbs, a strong currency, weaker tourism spending and a tendency for more Singaporeans to shop in cheaper malls overseas...

  • Letter from Mumbai: Shopping malls in an uncomfortable zone

    Instead of wading through congested street bazaars on soggy Saturday evenings — dodging beggars and keeping an eye for pickpockets and anti-socials — they discovered the pleasures of shopping in air-conditioned comfort at malls...

    Hundreds of thousands of residents in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune and other cities throng malls on weekends spending hours in the air-conditioned structures...

  • An app to navigate labyrinths called malls

    “I came back to Pakistan and started researching on indoor navigations and found nothing of the sort here,” he recalls...

    They have started out with malls and have already onboarded Centaurus in Islamabad and are in talks with Lucky One in Karachi...

  • An app to navigate labyrinths called malls

    “I came back to Pakistan and started researching on indoor navigations and found nothing of the sort here,” he recalls...

    They have started out with malls and have already onboarded Centaurus in Islamabad and are in talks with Lucky One in Karachi...

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