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Dubai Customs disrupts smuggling attempt of 35m tramadol pills and 2.5 tons of powder tramadol
Government | Saturday 5 September, 2015 2:47 pm
Dubai Customs officers have seized 35 million tramadol pills and 2.5 tons of powder tramadol. A shipment of the painkiller, which is prohibited from circulation outside prescribed medical use, was intercepted at Jebel Ali Port, coming from an Asian country. The drugs were detected by Dubai...
Program to support projects OK’d
Government | Tuesday 1 September, 2015 8:06 am
The Council of Ministers approved a national program to support the management of public sector projects so as to improve their efficiency and ensure quality. Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, chaired the weekly session of the Council of Ministers at...
Kiswa folded up by three meters to avoid damage
Government | Tuesday 1 September, 2015 8:04 am
As is the custom every year during the Haj season, the Kiswa (the black cloth covering the Kaaba) has been folded up by three meters from the ground and a piece of white cloth has been placed to cover the folded portion.  Mohammed Bin Abdullah Bajoudah, director of the Kaaba Kiswa factory,...
Low-cost Haj packages over
Government | Saturday 29 August, 2015 5:05 am
Low-cost Haj packages are no longer available as the registration process has been completed. Announcing it, Abdulrahman bin Ali Al-Nafei, assistant deputy minister of Haj, said domestic Haj operators have completed registering names of pilgrims for this year. “On the ministry’s...
Prince Miteb opens major health facilities in Jeddah
Government | Thursday 27 August, 2015 6:42 am
Minister of the National Guard Prince Miteb Bin Abdullah opened on Wednesday the Jeddah branches of King Saud University for Health Sciences and King Abdullah International Center for Medical Research. The Center for Integrated Specialist Clinics in Khozam and Primary Healthcare Center in...
Best services to Hajis pledged
Government | Tuesday 25 August, 2015 7:32 am
The Council of Ministers has affirmed the Kingdom’s keenness to provide best services and facilities to pilgrims. The Cabinet, chaired by Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Mohammed bin Naif at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Monday, was briefed on the preparedness of the government...
SR2.5bn for Haj cleanup operation
Government | Tuesday 25 August, 2015 1:30 am
 Municipal and Rural Affairs Minister Abdul Lateef Al-Asheikh was briefed on Monday about the SR2.5 billion awarded to companies contracted to clean up the holy sites during this year’s Haj. Al-Asheikh praised the country’s leaders and the various government and private agencies...
Drive to promote ethics during Haj launched
Government | Monday 24 August, 2015 4:41 am
Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, who is also the chairman of the Central Haj Committee, on Sunday launched the Haj 2015 campaign for making pilgrims aware of ethics and regulations at holy places in the Kingdom.  Hisham Al-Falih, adviser to the governor, said the campaign is a concerted ...
Lukewarm response to voter registration
Government | Monday 24 August, 2015 3:38 am
The Kingdom has witnessed a thin voter registration at its various centers since Saturday, the first day of the month-long exercise ahead of the Dec. 12 municipal elections. While official sources have attributed the poor turnout to the beginning of the new academic year, some citizens have...
All measures taken to ensure MERS-free Haj
Government | Monday 24 August, 2015 3:37 am
 The Ministry of Health has taken all necessary measures to control the rising incidence of MERS in Riyadh and a 24X7 epidemiological surveillance system is in place in Makkah and Madinah.  This information was given to reporters here on Sunday by Deputy Health Minister Abdulaziz bin ...