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True development success can come about when human resources are used to the fullest, Saudi Shoura member Al-Helaissi says
Government | Tuesday 19 September, 2017 10:29 am
 International experts on women’s rights from the Arab region and the West called on decision-makers from the Global South and the Global North to increase their efforts toward addressing barriers and challenges impeding the realization of women’s rights and gender equality. This...
Makkah governor to open new headquarters of Moderation Center
Government | Tuesday 19 September, 2017 10:25 am
Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal will open the new headquarters of the Khaled bin Faisal Moderation Center at King Abdul Aziz University at the end of this week and will announce the names of those who won the center’s Moderation Award in its first season, reaching SR1 million...
Makkah, Madinah and Riyadh harbor 60% of Saudi population
Government | Monday 18 September, 2017 12:17 pm
 The Makkah, Madinah and Riyadh regions harbor about 60 percent of the population in the Kingdom which reached 32.6 million people as of the first half of 2017, a research study revealed. According to preliminary data of the General Authority for Statistics, this is an increase of about...
Government | Sunday 17 September, 2017 12:25 pm
 King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) has signed an agreement with Nesma Water & Energy to develop the third phase-C of the Industrial Valley (IV). The contract is worth more than SAR 80 million. The third phase-C of the IV comprises 1.2 million square meters. Under the terms of the...
PTA clarifies requirements to register Saudi drivers for new taxi system
Government | Thursday 14 September, 2017 10:31 am
The requirements of the Public Transport Authority (PTA) to register Saudi nationals who want to provide taxi services through the new taxi smart-routing system will provide opportunities to a wider range of ages, starting from 18 to 60, a spokesman of the PTA said. The requirements aim to ensure...
Director of the Office of Crown Prince of Umm Al Quwain Visits ADIHEX 2017
Government | Thursday 14 September, 2017 3:08 am
His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Mu’alla, Director of the Office of Crown Prince of Umm Al Quwain, graced the Tasleeh Group during his visit at the pavilions of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition last 12 September, 2017. During its first day, the Tasleeh ...
Saudi Arabia, Japan hold talks to strengthen bilateral ties
Government | Tuesday 12 September, 2017 10:44 am
Saudi Arabia and Japan held comprehensive talks in Jeddah on Monday on a range of issues including politics, trade, and ways to strengthen cooperation to implement the Saudi-Japanese Vision 2030. The talks between King Salman and Taro Kono, Japanese foreign minister, also focused on key regional...
OIC countries pledge to achieve progress in science, technology
Government | Tuesday 12 September, 2017 10:30 am
 Leaders and heads of delegations of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries have pledged to achieve progress in science and technology. At the conclusion of the 1st Islamic Summit on Science and Technology in Astana, Kazakhstan on Monday, participants expressed thanks...
Efforts of Saudi transport ministry during Hajj lauded
Government | Monday 11 September, 2017 12:46 pm
Minister of Transport Sulaiman Al-Hamdan has expressed gratitude to the staff of the ministry, the General Transport Authority (GTA), General Ports Authority (GPA), and General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) for their integrated work with other Hajj agencies to serve pilgrims during the...
Saudi Shoura Council to resume ordinary sessions on Monday
Government | Sunday 10 September, 2017 8:37 am
The Shoura Council resumes its ordinary sessions on Monday after the Eid Al-Adha holiday. The council will vote during its 49th ordinary session on the request of the Saudi Ports Authority to turn the consultative councils of the ports into boards of directors at each port, fully entitled to the...