Category Archives: Gulf

Saudi king issues decree allowing women to drive

Riyadh: Saudi King Salman on Tuesday ordered that women be allowed to drive cars, The royal decree ordered the formation of a ministerial body to give advice within 30 days and then implement the order by June 2018,  It stipulated that the move must “apply and adhere to the necessary Sharia standards”, without providing details, and said a majority of the Council of Senior Religious Scholars had approved its permissibility. The kingdom has been opening more areas for women through the government’s modernising reforms.


8 year old Saudi girl suspended from school for being a star on social media

 #KSA A 8-year-old Saudi girl was suspended from school for het fame because she was filming videos for snapchat and Instagram, the social media star was given an ultimatum by her principal , “Leave or give up acting” The story stirred controversy on social media in #Saudi Arabia some saw it as the suppression of her gift, others saw it as the role of the school step in.

Advisory on Brufen medicine in UAE

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention confirmed the safety and quality of Brufen paediatric syrup, which is used as an antipyretic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic medicine. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Under-Secretary for the Medical Practice and Licence Sector at the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention and Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Pharmaceutical Vigilance, emphasised that messages, which were widely circulated on social media, stating that Brufen contains aluminium foil are completely baseless while the ministry has not issued any related safety alerts or received any warning from the United States Food and Drug Administration, the European Medicines Agency or the Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia.