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100 days of King Salman celebrated
Government | Friday 8 May, 2015 2:56 am
The people of Riyadh hosted a huge reception in honor of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to mark his 100 days in office. The reception was held at the sports stadium of King Saud University in the capital.Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, deputy...
New-look govt will ‘secure nation’
Government | Tuesday 5 May, 2015 1:45 am
The new appointments to the Cabinet announced by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman are aimed at ensuring a stable and secure country in the face of increasing threats in the region and elsewhere.This was the sentiment of ministers at their weekly Cabinet meeting chaired by King Salman...
Kingdom doesn’t require pilgrims to declare sect
Government | Tuesday 5 May, 2015 1:28 am
The Ministry of Haj has rejected as false reports claiming that the Kingdom now requires all Haj pilgrims to declare their sect before arriving in the country.The ministry said that it was the Pakistan Haj Ministry that has issued a form asking its pilgrims to declare their sect “for their own...
Merger of royal courts ordered
Government | Saturday 2 May, 2015 10:29 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has issued a royal order, joining the Crown Prince’s Court with the Royal Court, according to the SPA.It said the order was made after a proposal made by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, who is also deputy prime minister and interior minister, to merge ...
Shoura calls royal move visionary
Government | Friday 1 May, 2015 11:39 am
The royal decrees appointing new young leaders in government would boost political, social and economic development in the country, say Shoura Council members and other officials.Several Shoura members said the appointment of Prince Mohammed bin Naif and Prince Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince...
Best qualified men ‘selected to undertake big responsibilities’
Government | Thursday 30 April, 2015 12:03 am
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, deputy premier and interior minister, and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense, received on Wednesday night groups of princes, scholars, ministers, Shoura members as well officials and citizens, who offered pledge of...
Competition to promote local products
Government | Wednesday 29 April, 2015 7:31 am
Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar will open the Top 100 Saudi Trademark awards ceremony on May 17 at the Riyadh Marriott Hotel.“He will also give awards to the winners and the event is expected to engender healthy competition among local brands,” said Usamah M. Al-Kurdi, the spokesperson.The ...
Ministry: Citizens will be allowed to choose homes
Government | Sunday 26 April, 2015 7:47 am
Nationals eligible for housing have the option to choose units through the designated website, but will have to wait until what they want is ready, the Ministry of Housing has said. “The distribution of houses is based on what is available and the number of points presented, and not on the date...
Shoura to vote on Haj Ministry’s proposals tomorrow
Government | Sunday 26 April, 2015 6:49 am
The Shoura Council on Monday will vote on the recommendation of the Committee on Haj, Pilgrim Housing and Services to publish the exact text of the penal measures against any violator of the pilgrim service regulations in a local newspaper published at the location of the violator and at the...
Govt gives SR30,000 to poor family
Government | Friday 24 April, 2015 11:26 am
The Ministry of Social Affairs has given SR30,000 to a family of 18 living in a tin shack in Baha, with plans to build them a decent house for free.Ahmad bin Ibrahim Al-Assmi, director of the ministry’s branch in the region, said the amount would be deposited in the family’s social welfare...