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Saudi crown prince meets with heads of major American companies
Government | Tuesday 27 March, 2018 7:00 am
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met in New York on Monday with a number of CEOs and directors of major American companies in which the SoftBank Vision Fund invested. During the meeting, a number of investment opportunities were reviewed. ...
Deals build Saudi Arabia’s digital economy
Government | Tuesday 27 March, 2018 6:57 am
The visit of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Boston saw the signing of several agreements between the Kingdom and prominent US universities such as MIT. The two-and-a-half-week official tour of the US will focus on building Saudi-US ties and discussing investment...
Winners of 2018 King Faisal Prize receive honors from King Salman
Government | Tuesday 27 March, 2018 6:43 am
King Salman honored five winners of the King Faisal Prize during a ceremony on March 26. The prize, launched by the King Faisal Foundation in 1979, recognizes outstanding work by individuals and institutions in five categories: service to Islam, Islamic studies, Arabic language and literature,...
Barriers around mataf removed
Government | Monday 26 March, 2018 1:12 am
Barriers put up around the mataf (the area for circumambulation around the Kaaba) have been removed in preparation to open it for all visitors on Tuesday. The restoration work of the Zamzam well has been completed, according to President for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques Sheikh Abdul...
Saudi crown prince oversees signing of agreements between KSA and US universities on Boston visit
Government | Sunday 25 March, 2018 6:15 am
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman oversaw the signing of a number of agreements between Saudi and US universities as he toured a number of Boston institutions on Saturday. The crown prince visited IBM Watson Health, which aims to empower advocates and influencers in the...
Making pedestrian crossings safe
Government | Sunday 25 March, 2018 3:28 am
Jeddah Mayor Hani Abu Ras signs the contracts for building and maintaining 12 pedestrian bridges in the city. The projects will be executed through Jeddah Company for Urban Development in partnership with the private sector. ...
Mataf to reopen for all worshippers from Tuesday
Government | Saturday 24 March, 2018 3:29 am
The mataf (the circumambulation area around the Holy Kaaba) will be thrown open to all worshippers from Tuesday, March 27, on completion of the work for the restoration of the Zamzam well. The Makkah emirate, the Ministry of Finance and the Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy...
Saudi crown prince: Relationship with US built on trust and strategic partnership
Government | Friday 23 March, 2018 1:53 pm
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman delivered his first address in the United States on Thursday at the inaugural KSA – USA Partnership event dinner in Washington. Hosted by the Saudi embassy, the dinner was a celebration of the Saudi-US bilateral security relationship over ...
‘Performing Philosopher’ Jason Silva Explores Impact of Human Creativity on Technology at IGCF 2018
Government | Friday 23 March, 2018 3:50 am
The International Government Communication Forum 2018 (IGCF) being held in Sharjah next week is to play host to the popular National Geographic TV presenter Jason Silva, who fronts the Brain Games show – the highest recorded ratings programme in the channel’s...
Saudi crown prince meets with heads of major US companies
Government | Thursday 22 March, 2018 6:56 am
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with the leaders of Boeing, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, and General Dynamics, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday. The meeting focused on means of developing trade cooperation and technology development between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and...
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