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SR2.1bn deposited in Citizen’s Account
Government | Thursday 11 January, 2018 9:00 am
A total amount of SR2.1 billion was deposited as financial support to eligible Saudis for the month of January on Wednesday, according to Citizen’s Account program Director Ali Rajhi. This is the program’s second deposit. Some 50 percent of financial support went to...
Shoura panel favors restrictions on marriage of minors
Government | Tuesday 9 January, 2018 3:58 am
The Shoura Council on Monday started deliberations on the report of its Committee of Islamic and Judicial Affairs regarding to the marriage of minors. In the report, the committee recommended the council that the marriage contract of girls under the age of 18 can not be valid without a...
King Salman issues his directives not to prejudice high cost of living allowances and bonuses
Government | Tuesday 9 January, 2018 3:31 am
King Salman has issued a directive to the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) instructing banks not to deduct any funds from the cost of living allowances and bonuses issued through his recent decrees.

The Saudi government introduced measures last week to help citizens adjust to the new...
10% Saudi women above 32 unmarried
Government | Sunday 7 January, 2018 11:38 am
The General Authority for Statistics (GaStat) has reported that 10.3 percent of women in the Kingdom beyond the ideal marriage age remained spinsters in 2017, Al-Madina newspaper reported. The GaStat report said 230,512 women out of 2.2 million aged above 32 years remained unmarried in the...
Royal orders reflect leadership’s care for citizens
Government | Sunday 7 January, 2018 11:23 am
The royal orders issued early Saturday to help Saudis offset the effects of the necessary economic measures confirm the leadership’s concern for citizens, said Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad. He said the leadership stepped in to help citizens with basic...
Saudis welcome King’s generous gesture
Government | Sunday 7 January, 2018 10:22 am
Saudis overwhelmingly welcomed the generous gesture of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman who on Saturday ordered a range of bonuses and payouts for citizens, including a monthly payment of SR1,000 for civil servants over the next year in compensation for rising cost of living. In a ...
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to meet Macron in Paris soon
Government | Saturday 6 January, 2018 2:25 pm
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will travel to Paris to meet French President Emmanuel Macron around the end of February or early March, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir told French TV CNEWS. Asked if Prince Mohammed would be visiting Paris, Al-Jubeir said: “Yes, God willing. He...
SR1,000 monthly allowance for civilian, military staff
Government | Saturday 6 January, 2018 1:14 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman ordered the payment of a monthly cost of living allowance of SR1,000 for the entire government staff and military personnel for a period of one year. King Salman also directed state to unify disbursal of salaries of government staff from 27 of every...
Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority benchmarks with Dubai Customs on CSR
Government | Sunday 31 December, 2017 10:54 am
Dubai Customs’ CSR section received a delegation from Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority who came to learn about the Department’s CSR efforts and initiatives.   Around 162 initiatives were carried out by Dubai Customs throughout the year and targeted more than a million people....
Citizen Account allows women family providers
Government | Sunday 31 December, 2017 10:45 am
The Citizen Account program allows Saudi women to enlist themselves as family providers under certain conditions. In cases where the husband is not a Saudi, if he is absent, imprisoned or held in a social care home and if she has been deserted, a Saudi woman may register as the family provider ...