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Saudi Arabia imposes 24-Hour Curfew on Riyadh, Tabuk, Dammam, Dhahran, Hafouf, Jeddah, Taif, Qatif and Khobar, Interior Ministry announces
Government | Monday 6 April, 2020 10:02 pm
An official source at the Ministry of Interior has stated that, as part of the Kingdom’s efforts to confront coronavirus pandemic, and in implementation of the recommendations of competent health authorities to raise the degree of precautionary and preventive measures to preserve the health...
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Directs Shura Council to Hold Sessions via Virtual Network
Government | Monday 6 April, 2020 1:33 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has directed the Shura Council and its committees to hold sessions and meetings via the virtual network as of Monday 06/04/2020. ...
Abu Dhabi Digital Authority launches the “Abu Dhabi Connect” Project
Government | Saturday 4 April, 2020 7:55 pm
The initiative helps save more than AED714m for customers and 737,000 working hours for government entities The Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA), the government entity that leads the digital transformation in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has announced the launch of the “Abu Dhabi...
Saudi Arabia Extends Expatriates
Government | Saturday 4 April, 2020 6:16 am
The General Directorate of Passports started automatically in extending at free of charge the "Resident Identity" cards of the expatriates who are inside or outside the Kingdom, working in the private sector's commercial and industrial professions, and whose resident identity cards...
Royal Order Approves Exceptions for Unemployment Insurance (SANED) to Mitigate COVID-19 Effects, on Saudis, Working in the Private Sector
Government | Friday 3 April, 2020 12:34 pm
With a total value worth SR9 billion through SANED, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud approved exceptions for unemployment insurance (SANED) to mitigate the effects of COVID-19, on the private sector and Saudi workers, who may lose their jobs because of this...
Makkah launches service to help people in need
Government | Wednesday 1 April, 2020 9:49 am
The Makkah governorate is offering a new service for those wishing to benefit from the campaign “Barran bi Makkah,” launched by Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal. The campaign aims to help families and owners of small businesses who have been hard hit by the precautionary measures...
Minister of Hajj: We asked the world to be patient in concluding Hajj contracts until path of epidemic becomes clear
Government | Wednesday 1 April, 2020 3:05 am
Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Muhammad Saleh bin Taher Banten, called upon the countries of the world to be patient in concluding Hajj contracts for this year 1441 AH, until the view about the epidemic and its current and future effects become clear based on the Kingdom’s responsibility...
Passports General Directorate allows messages and requests service electronically
Government | Tuesday 31 March, 2020 12:09 pm
The General Directorate of Passports has explained that it provided through the electronic platform (Absher), the "messages and requests" service to all the beneficiaries of its services, where the beneficiary can implement this service through access to his account in Absher electronic...
Saudi Arabia has sufficient stocks of essential goods to meet market needs
Government | Tuesday 31 March, 2020 9:00 am
Saudi Arabia has sufficient stocks of essential goods and food supplies to meet the market demand in the current coronavirus crisis situation, according to a senior government official.  Dr. Abdullah Aba Al-Khail, spokesman of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, said that...
Expo 2020 Organisers and Steering Committee Participants explore postponement of the event by one year in view of  COVID-19 impact worldwide
Government | Monday 30 March, 2020 5:21 pm
Expo 2020 Dubai has convened a second virtual meeting of its Steering Committee, with representatives of the countries taking part in the event, as part of ongoing consultations that the impact of COVID-19 will have on global preparations of Expo 2020 Dubai.  Participating countries briefed ...
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