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King Salman launches 21 Madinah projects
Government | Friday 10 November, 2017 7:41 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman attended Thursday evening a reception ceremony held by the citizens of Madinah Region and inaugurated a number of development projects during the ceremony, Saudi Press Agency reported Thursday night.   On arrival at the Madinah...
Local, multinational companies' bank accounts not frozen
Government | Wednesday 8 November, 2017 3:31 am
Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, Deputy Premier, Minister of Defense and Chairman of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs (CEDA), presided over its regular meeting here on Tuesday. He instructed the relevant ministers to ensure that national and multinational companies operating ...
New ambassadors received by Saudi King Salman
Government | Monday 6 November, 2017 6:36 am
Saudi Arabia’s new ambassadors to EU, OIC, Iraq and Lebanon took the oath on Sunday before King Salman in his office at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. The oath was taken by the Kingdom’s permanent representative to the OIC Zuhair bin Mohammed Al-Idrisi; the Kingdom’s...
‘No one is above law' Crown Prince proves by action
Government | Monday 6 November, 2017 4:08 am
The crackdown on corruption soon after the formation of an anti-graft supreme committee headed by the Crown Prince has been widely welcomed by citizens and residents. Many of those interviewed by Saudi Gazette recalled the words of Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and...
56 days left to VAT implementation
Government | Sunday 5 November, 2017 2:05 am
The General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT) clarifies that while most goods and services are subject to the standard 5% value-added tax (VAT) rate, some either fall under the zero-rated, the exempt, or are outside of the VAT scope altogether.   According to the VAT implementing...
Saudi crown prince leads new anti-graft committee
Government | Sunday 5 November, 2017 12:58 am
Saudi Arabia launched a crackdown on public corruption on Saturday and apppointed new ministers for the National Guard and for economy and planning. National Guard Minister Miteb bin Abdullah was dismissed and replaced by Prince Khaled bin Ayyaf. Economy and Planning Minister Adel Fakieh was ...
King sacks Prince Miteb, relieves minister of economy and planning
Government | Saturday 4 November, 2017 9:41 pm
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman issued a royal order on Saturday sacking Prince Miteb Bin Abdullah as the Minister of National Guard. He has been replaced by Prince Khalid bin Abdulaziz bin Mohammed bin Ayyaf Al-Muqren. In another royal order, the King relieved Minister of ...
Safeefah-made UAE Flag Keeps Tradition Flying High
Government | Saturday 4 November, 2017 3:10 am
The UAE’s largest Safeefah-made flag, measuring three metres by 10 metres has been unveiled to commemorate National Flag Day. Thirty-seven Emirati women have worked hand-in-hand to create the emblem, patiently weaving 8,000 strands of palm fronds in an age old technique to celebrate the love...
Dubai Investments marks UAE Flag Day
Government | Friday 3 November, 2017 6:40 am
Dubai Investments PJSC [DFM: DIC], the leading, diversified investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, marked the UAE Flag Day today, with top management and employees from the company and its subsidiaries joining in the celebrations. ...
From EXPO 2020 to Dubai Smart Government and Dubai Police, GCC GOV HR Awards honours region’s people first initiatives
Government | Friday 3 November, 2017 4:27 am
Recognising the region’s most inspirational and forward thinking leaders and initiatives from across government and public sector organizations, the prestigious GCC GOV HR Awards took place on 31st October at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi   Held in conjunction with the 5th Annual GOV...