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Prince Khaled launches smart classes
Culture & Education | Saturday 3 January, 2015 10:56 am
Education Minister Prince Khaled Al-Faisal has launched a "smart class" initiative as part of wider efforts to overcome the shortage of schoolteachers in the Kingdom while improving the level of education. Tatweer Development Company, responsible for the implementation of initiative, said that it...
King Abdullah in stable condition
Government | Saturday 3 January, 2015 10:54 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, who is suffering from pneumonia, is in a stable condition but needs assistance to breathe with a respirator, a Royal Court statement said on Friday.The royal court said the king wanted the public to know his condition because this is in line with his ...
Disease-fighting body decentralized
Healthcare | Saturday 3 January, 2015 10:51 am
Health Minister Mohammed Alhayazie has decentralized the command and control center (CCC) to all health departments nationwide, and moved the body’s headquarters to Riyadh.The directors of the 20 departments would now report to the headquarters in the capital city. The CCC had originally been set ...
Govt warns against quick-money schemes
Business & Money | Saturday 3 January, 2015 10:02 am
The Ministry of Interior has cautioned citizens against hoax phone calls which make fake offers promising instant monetary gains.The cautionary note came in the wake of reports by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that said that several citizens had been tricked into parting with huge sums of money...
29 festivals planned across KSA
Tourism & Hospitality | Friday 2 January, 2015 2:04 am
The Tourism Development Councils in partnership with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) will be organizing various programs in 29 regions across the Kingdom during the school break that starts next week.According to an SCTA official, the commission and its partners are prepared ...
Al-Jasser: Slide in oil price could lead to review of five-year plan
Business & Money | Friday 2 January, 2015 2:00 am
Minister of Economy and Planning Mohammed Al-Jasser has said that the government will review the current five-year development plan if oil prices continue to fall affecting revenue to finance the planned projects.“We are following oil market developments. Making changes to the five-year plan is...
New phase of Nitaqat announced
Business & Money | Friday 2 January, 2015 1:59 am
The third phase of Nitaqat Saudization program will be implemented on Rajab 1 (April 20) with advanced systems to create more jobs for citizens in the private sector, said Labor Minister Adel Fakeih on Thursday.Addressing students and staff at King Abdulaziz University, he said his ministry was...
2015 packed with amazing celestial treats
Tourism & Hospitality | Friday 2 January, 2015 1:57 am
Several amazing astronomical treats are likely this year, starting with a meteor shower on Saturday, an astronomer said here on Thursday.This would be followed by solar and lunar eclipses, and planets moving in unusual patterns later in the year, said Zaki Al-Mostafa, a Saudi professor at the...
Rixos unwraps fourth luxury hotel in Kazakhstan
Tourism & Hospitality | Friday 2 January, 2015 12:29 am
Rixos Hotels has recently hosted a gala dinner in honour of celebrating the grand opening of ‘Rixos Khadisha Shymkent’ the first luxury hotel in Southern Kazakhstan, and fourth edition in the country.Mr Bugra Berberoglu CEO of Rixos Hotels said, this is “Rixos' 4th hotel in the...
After third quarter 2014 GROHE Group on sustained uptrend with global growth
Business & Money | Thursday 1 January, 2015 3:11 pm
GROHE Group continues to grow. With sales up by around six percent, the Group generated sales of SAR 5.258 billion in the first nine months of this year, compared with SAR 4.966 billion in the same period of 2013. On a constant exchange rate basis, sales growth was no less than eight percent.With...
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