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King Salman’s new team has accomplished administrators
Government | Sunday 1 February, 2015 9:16 am
The new Cabinet announced by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Thursday has several appointees who are accomplished administrators with vast experience and expertise in their fields.Azzam Al-Dakhil, the new minister of education, is also chief executive officer of the Prince Mohammed ...
KSA population is 30.8m; 33% expats
Government | Saturday 31 January, 2015 12:28 pm
Saudi Arabia’s population stood at 30.8 million at the end of 2014, a 2.6 percent rise from 2013, according to data released by the Kingdom’s Central Department of Statistics and Information (CDSI).There were 20.7 million Saudis, making up 67 percent of the population, while the number of...
US military essay contest to honor King Abdullah
Government | Saturday 31 January, 2015 3:56 am
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has established a research and essay competition in honor of King Abdullah, to be hosted by the National Defense University.King Abdullah oversaw the modernization of his country’s military during the time he spent as commander of the National Guard, a...
King Salman’s expertise ‘vital for economic growth’
Government | Friday 30 January, 2015 1:02 pm
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman is the right person to grow the economy because of his immense achievements as former governor of Riyadh and being a close confidant of previous rulers, said several business leaders and experts recently.Fahad Al-Hamadi, president of the Arab...
2-month bonuses announced
Government | Friday 30 January, 2015 2:03 am
Saudi government employees will receive a two-month salary bonus under a royal decree issued on Thursday by newly enthroned King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.Two-month bonuses also await students currently receiving stipends from the government, as well as for...
King shakes up Cabinet; Riyadh, Makkah governors replaced
Government | Friday 30 January, 2015 2:01 am
A huge Cabinet revamp has taken place following a royal decree issued by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman.Prince Turki bin Abdullah has been relieved as governor of Riyadh, and so with Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah as Makkah governor. Prince Faisal bin Bandar was replaced as Qassim...
Buying cars online a dodgy business
Government | Friday 30 January, 2015 1:59 am
The Interior Ministry has warned consumers that they should be wary of buying cars online because of the potential for fraud, particularly if bank accounts are registered overseas.The ministry had received a notification from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that criminals are using certain websites ...
King Salman Ibn Abdulaziz Issues A Number of Royal Decrees
Government | Friday 30 January, 2015 1:50 am
A huge Cabinet revamp has taken place following a royal decree issued by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman.Prince Turki bin Abdullah has been relieved as governor of Riyadh, and so with Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah as Makkah governor. Prince Faisal bin Bandar was replaced as Qassim...
King Salman, Obama to continue strategic ties
Government | Wednesday 28 January, 2015 8:49 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and US President Barack Obama pledged to work closely on a range of regional and international issues at a meeting on Tuesday, including terrorism, the Iranian nuclear talks and conflicts in neighboring states.In their first formal meeting, the talks...
Fatwa allows citizens to pledge allegiance via social websites
Government | Wednesday 28 January, 2015 8:36 am
A member of the Council of Senior Scholars said pledging allegiance to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman through social networking websites is allowed, especially since the monarch is the first Saudi king to have a Twitter account.Sheikh Abdullah Al-Manie, a member of the council, said...
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