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King appoints new members to Shoura
Government | Sunday 15 February, 2015 2:26 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has appointed Mohamed H. Al-Mady of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) as chairman of the General Organization for Military Industries (GOMI).The king issued a number of royal decrees appointing key people to other important positions.Abdullah...
KSA inflation at lowest levelsince September 2012
Government | Saturday 14 February, 2015 11:49 am
Saudi Arabia’s inflation fell to 2.2 percent in January, according to official data.The Central Department of Statistics released the January consumer price data on Thursday, showing inflation at its lowest level since at least September 2012, when the current data series began.Prices of housing...
Work on Riyadh Metro tunnel to start in 2 months
Government | Saturday 14 February, 2015 11:29 am
Work on the tunnel for the first line of the Riyadh Metro is expected to start after two months with the arrival of the spare parts of the tunnel boring machine (TBM) imported from Germany.“The spare parts for the TBM have arrived. Assembling the TBM takes two months,” said a source whose...
Shoura Council calls for more judges and courts
Government | Friday 13 February, 2015 7:57 am
A drop in the number of judges and the high number of vacancies at the Justice Department has led to the accumulation of unresolved court cases, especially in the most populated regions, the Shoura Council revealed.Shoura members urged the Ministry of Justice to fill vacant jobs in judiciary, as...
Fingerprinting gains speed with more centers, mobile e-service
Government | Friday 13 February, 2015 7:55 am
Riyadh Passport Department deployed Wednesday two mobile units offering e-services at two major locations.One was in King Khaled University Hospital at King Saud University’s main campus and the other at King Saud Medical Complex (formerly Al-Shumaisy Hospital) in southeast central part of the...
Kingdom prays for rain
Government | Friday 13 February, 2015 7:51 am
On a directive from Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, istisqa (rain prayer) was performed in all parts of the Kingdom on Monday with the participation of governors of the regions and their deputies and senior government officials. The sermons of the day pointed out that misdeeds...
Economic council discusses vital issues
Government | Thursday 12 February, 2015 8:11 am
Defense Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman chaired the Economic and Development Affairs Council’s first meeting at the Royal Court in Riyadh on Wednesday and discussed a number of important issues related to boosting economic progress and improving public services.At the outset of the meeting,...
Expats hail online family visa system
Government | Thursday 12 February, 2015 8:03 am
Expatriate workers from different countries have wholeheartedly welcomed the launch of the Ministry of Interior’s (MoI) new service which enables them to process visas online for their spouses and dependent children to bring them to the second home, Saudi Arabia.Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin...
New govt strategy targets cover-up businesses
Government | Thursday 12 February, 2015 1:00 am
The Saudi labor and commerce ministries have agreed to develop a strategy to tackle cover-up businesses in the Kingdom, which include joint inspections, exchanging information on offenders, and updating regulations.The ministries would also offer greater support for young people to start their own...
Orphans to get support from martyrs’ fund
Government | Wednesday 11 February, 2015 7:58 am
The Ministry of Interior and the International Islamic Relief Organization, Saudi Arabia (IIROSA), an affiliate of the Muslim World League, signed on Monday an agreement to sponsor an orphan in memory of each soldier who lost his life defending the nation.The agreement is a form of tribute to the...