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Saudi Arabia launches ‘Makkah Road’ initiative for Malaysia pilgrims
Government | Monday 16 July, 2018 7:00 am
Saudi Arabia has officially launched the Makkah Road Initiative by commissioning the first two flights of pilgrims from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The initiative began with ending the entry visas into Saudi Arabia from a pilgrim’s own country, at the airport where the originating...
King Salman approves health care programs
Healthcare | Monday 16 July, 2018 6:13 am
King Salman on Sunday approved the implementation of an electronic sick-leave system, and directed relevant authorities to coordinate with the Civil Service Ministry in case of any amendments to the terms for granting sick leave. He also approved a program to train Saudi professionals in clinical...
Saudi Justice Ministry introduces new e-service
Business & Money | Monday 16 July, 2018 5:14 am
The Saudi justice minister and chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council, Walid Al-Samaani, has directed his ministry to start receiving requests for the implementation of the unified housing lease in the execution courts as an executive bond through the “unified lease contract,” after...
France crowned world champion after 4-2 win over Croatia
Sports | Sunday 15 July, 2018 9:00 pm
Twenty years after France won the first World Cup in its country's history, a youthful Les Bleus side beat Croatia 4-2 in Moscow to win football's most prestigious prize for the second time. This was the highest-scoring final since 1966 and an entertaining climax a wonderful...
HRH Governor of the Eastern Province inaugurates Sipchem Innovative Club
Business & Money | Sunday 15 July, 2018 2:00 pm
Inaugurated by His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Nayef, Governor of the Eastern Province, Sipchem Innovation Club, "Sipchem Tech", launched at Sipchem Technology and Innovation Center "MANAR", located in Dhahran Technology Valley, aims to build young people capabilities in...
 Almajdouie-Changan in “Lady Cars Accessories” exhibition
Cars & Autos | Sunday 15 July, 2018 1:16 pm
Almajdouie Motors, the authorized distributor for Changan cars in Saudi Arabia, announced its participation in the “Lady Cars Accessories” exhibition, the international motor show specialized in women's car driving accessories, which was held in Dhahran International Exhibition...
Visa and mada partner to launch new mobile-based Application, mada Pay
Business & Money | Sunday 15 July, 2018 1:05 pm
Visa (NYSE:V), the world leader in digital payments, today announced that it has partnered with mada, the national payment scheme, to bring Saudi consumers mada Pay, the first mobile payment solution that supports contactless (NFC) transactions to launch in the...
Makkah governor receives civil defense Ramadan accomplishment report
Government | Sunday 15 July, 2018 6:10 am
Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, governor of Makkah, adviser to King Salman and chairman of the Central Hajj Committee, received a report on the work of the Civil Defense Directorate in Makkah during the month of Ramadan. The governor thanked the civil defense forces for their efforts during Ramadan,...
SCTH announces new archeological findings in Riyadh Province
Tourism & Hospitality | Sunday 15 July, 2018 5:17 am
The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) announced on Saturday that it has made new archeological discoveries. This is the result of the fieldwork in the exploration project’s first season at Hillit Archeological Site in Al-Dawadmi governorate in Riyadh Province. The...
System launched to help predict, plan for heavy rain in Saudi Arabia
Environment & Energy | Sunday 15 July, 2018 3:08 am
The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs has launched a system to help predict and plan for heavy rain and flooding across the Kingdom The high-tech system, called Matir, is the first of its kind in the Arab region. It is designed to help the authorities plan early for extreme weather...