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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...
Nazaha alarmed over delay in govt projects
Government | Thursday 23 April, 2015 7:55 am
The National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha) is alarmed that over 672 out of 1,526 government projects (44 percent of the total) are running behind schedule.Nazaha President Khaled Al-Muhaisin said the anti-corruption body reviewed a number of projects that are being implemented by government...
‘Kingdom, Britain face challenges together’
Government | Thursday 23 April, 2015 7:54 am
British Ambassador Simon Collis was joined by more than 700 guests, including top Saudi officials, businessmen, executives and diplomats, at the British Embassy on Tuesday night to celebrate the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar was the guest of honor at the...
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