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Disabled to be given SR150,000 for transportation
Government | Tuesday 23 June, 2015 4:28 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has approved a new arrangement granting persons with disabilities SR150,000 for their transportation needs. Disabled people had previously received specially equip vehicles. The Minister of Social Affairs Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Alqasabi thanked the...
EP Ramadan tents host 35,000
Government | Monday 22 June, 2015 4:42 am
More than 25 licensed Ramadan tents for iftar cater to approximately 35,000 guests daily in the Eastern Province.The cost is more than SR400,000 for the iftar meals, said Mubarak Al-Fayez, Ramadan tent supervisor and deputy director of the Call and Guidance Department in Dammam.“The Eastern...
Thousands flock to Grand Mosque
Government | Sunday 21 June, 2015 9:21 am
Nearly 1 million people prayed at the Grand Mosque in Makkah on the first Friday of Ramadan.Worshippers and Umrah pilgrims from inside and outside the Kingdom flocked to the Grand Mosque from the early hours of Friday morning, filling its corridors, floors and the courtyards to pray there in an...
Expat IDs to be sent by post from Aug. 16
Government | Sunday 21 June, 2015 8:34 am
The Passport Department has announced that companies and individuals would no longer need to visit its offices from Aug. 16 because services would be available online and identity cards for expatriate workers would be sent through Saudi Post, a media report has said. Col. Khaled Al-Saikhan,...
King Salman relief center gives 50,000 meals to Yemenis
Government | Saturday 20 June, 2015 5:57 am
The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Works has conducted a huge relief operation for refugees on the Yemeni side of Al-Wadeeah southern frontier town checkpoint in Najran region.Rafat Al Sabbagh, spokesperson of the center, said that the aid included 50,000 meals, 400,000 loaves of...
‘Saudi unity project’ ignites Twitter battle
Government | Friday 19 June, 2015 5:04 am
The Shoura Council’s decision not to discuss proposals to set up a national unity project has ignited a war of words on Twitter between supporters and opponents.Hamdah Al-Enzi, a woman member of the Shoura, tweeted on her account that she supports the initiative. “The Shoura Council dropped the ...
Passport services ‘see major improvements’
Government | Friday 19 June, 2015 4:02 am
The Passport Department’s upgrade in the recent past has seen it provide improved services for women, pilgrims, citizens and expatriates, particularly Yemenis, a top official said here recently.In a wide-ranging interview with Arab News, Maj. Gen. Khalafallah Al-Tuwaireqi, director general of the ...
IIROSA endowment building opened for orphans
Government | Thursday 18 June, 2015 9:18 am
Under the leadership of Abdullah Mohsin Al-Turki, the secretary-general of Muslim World League (MWL) and chairman of the board of directors, the International Islamic Relief Organization-Saudi Arabia (IIROSA) opened an endowment building for orphans in Ajyad Al-Sad, Makkah, on Tuesday in presence...
Shoura drops national unity project
Government | Thursday 18 June, 2015 9:16 am
The Shoura Council voted Tuesday to reject a proposal to launch a national unity project, stating that the government was doing enough to ensure the country’s citizens stand together to face internal and external threats.The Shoura stated that the laws of the country and its leadership were...
Cabinet hails king’s support for youth
Government | Tuesday 16 June, 2015 9:00 am
The Cabinet on Monday hailed the content of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman’s speech addressing the president and senior officials of the Youth Welfare Presidency and presidents of sports clubs, reiterating the government’s support for youth and sport activities.Culture and...