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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Receives British Chancellor of Exchequer
Government | Monday 11 December, 2017 6:30 am
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at Al-Yamamah Palace here yesterday British Chancellor of Exchequer Philip Hammond . During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations, especially in economic fields and ways to further develop them in line...
Dubai Customs wins “Best Customs Department in 2017” Award
Government | Saturday 9 December, 2017 3:13 pm
Dubai Customs was awarded “Best Customs Department in 2017” at the Excellence Transport Awards 2017, presented by Dubai Airports and held for the first time in Dubai on 4th December under the auspices of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil...
Lord mayor sees Saudi Vision 2030 as opportunity for post-Brexit UK
Government | Saturday 9 December, 2017 12:22 pm
The UK is looking to strengthen economic ties with the Gulf during a visit by Charles Bowman, the new lord mayor of the City of London, to Saudi Arabia and the UAE next week. Speaking to journalists on Friday ahead of the visit between Dec. 10 and 13, Bowman outlined objectives to advance UK...
5% VAT on money transfer fee
Government | Friday 8 December, 2017 1:34 pm
Money transfer charges will increase from Jan. 1 as 5% Value Added Tax (VAT) will be levied on money transfer fees, according to the General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT), which is responsible for managing the implementation, administration and enforcement of VAT in Saudi Arabia in close...
Crown Prince meets British senior defense advisor to the Middle East
Government | Thursday 7 December, 2017 6:28 am
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Minister of Defense and Deputy Primce Minister met in Riyadh on Wednesday with outgoing senior British military advisor to the Middle East Lt Gen Tom Beckett and his successor Ly Gen John Lorimer.   The Crown Prince welcomed Gen Lorimer and congratulated ...
Iraq, Saudi Arabia sign 18 energy memorandums in Basra
Government | Wednesday 6 December, 2017 2:41 am
Iraq and Saudi Arabia have signed 18 memorandums of understanding in the energy field during the kingdom’s participation in an energy exhibition in Iraq.   The signing of the 18 memorandums of understanding came after Saudi Energy Minister Khaled al-Faleh inaugurated the seventh...
Saudi Crown Prince leads Time’s ‘Person of The Year’ poll as voting ends
Government | Monday 4 December, 2017 12:30 pm
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, is leading the Time magazine’s poll for the ‘Person of the Year 2017’ award.   With 24 percent votes so far, Prince Mohammed looks set to beat US President Donald Trump, Russian...
Saudi Shoura member underlines need for programs to prepare graduates for labor market
Government | Monday 4 December, 2017 6:28 am
A Shoura Council member, Dr. Mu’ad bin Mohammed Al-Madhadh, has stressed the need for programs to prepare university graduates in entering the Saudi labor market.   Al-Madhadh, chairman of the human resources committee at the council, said that training new employees must include...
Ghassan Al-Sulaiman relieved of his post
Government | Monday 4 December, 2017 12:17 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman issued a royal order on Sunday night relieving Dr. Ghassan Al-Sulaiman from his post as adviser to the Ministry of Commerce and Investment. ...
Dubai Customs reaffirms efforts to combat counterfeit goods with Japanese partners
Government | Sunday 3 December, 2017 6:48 am
Within its efforts to boost UAE trade and enhance protection of trademarks through combating counterfeited products, Dubai Customs’ IPR Department took part in workshop organized in Dubai by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in coordination with Japan External Trade...