13 Dhu al-Qi'dah 1445 - 21 May 2024
Sign up for newsletter
Eye of Riyadh

Unregistered engineers beware
Government | Tuesday 17 January, 2017 10:00 am
Engineers who have not yet registered with the Saudi Council of Engineers have six months to rectify their status as per the regulations approved by the Council of Ministers here on Monday. This period can be extended by the Saudi Council of Engineers. The Cabinet, which was chaired by...
Thousands of housing units for Saudi citizens
Government | Monday 16 January, 2017 9:14 am
The Ministry of Housing announced here on Sunday the launch of its first phase of ‘My House’ program. As part of the program, 120,000 housing units of various built-up areas in all regions of the Kingdom will be given to citizens depending on income level and the number of family...
Spanish king to hold talks in Riyadh today on key Mideast issues
Government | Sunday 15 January, 2017 10:32 am
King Salman will hold talks with King Felipe VI of Spain here on Sunday. “The talks will focus on a range of topics of mutual interest including key issues and challenges facing the Middle East region,” said Spanish Ambassador Joaquin Perez-Villanueva on Saturday. King Felipe, who...
King Salman awards six Saudis the Merit Medal
Government | Friday 13 January, 2017 3:04 am
King Salman has given approval to present six Saudi citizens the Medal of Merit of the Second Class for donating blood at least 50 times. The donors are: Brig. Saud bin Abdullah Al-Shammari, Technical Lt. Col. Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Al-Rummani, Mohammed Misfer Al-Zahrani, Khalid bin Abdullah...
King Faisal International Prize 2017 Awarded across Five Categories in Saudi Arabia
Government | Thursday 12 January, 2017 12:48 pm
The King Faisal Foundation, an international philanthropic organization based in Saudi Arabia since 1976 with the mission of preserving and perpetuating the legacy of King Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, has announced the winners of its much-anticipated King Faisal International Prize (KFIP)...
Dubai Courts launches program to explore the future and establish world-class benchmarking system
Government | Thursday 12 January, 2017 2:17 am
H.E. Taresh Eid Al Mansouri, Director General of Dubai Courts, has launched Dubai Courts’ latest program dubbed as ‘Dubai Courts ... Future Courts’ to create platforms that will facilitate monitoring and implementation of strategic action for instant response  to enhance...
King Salman wins King Faisal Prize for Service to Islam
Government | Wednesday 11 January, 2017 5:51 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman was named the winner of the 2017 King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) for Service to Islam. The names of winners were announced here on Tuesday by Makkah Emir Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, who is the director of the King Faisal Foundation and chairman...
King praised for directive to hike Haj quota
Government | Tuesday 10 January, 2017 9:07 am
The Council of Ministers on Monday lauded the directive of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to lift from this year the cuts in the quota of both domestic and foreign pilgrims imposed five years ago. The Cabinet said that the King’s directive shows his care for Muslims and his...
Kingdom, Niger sign 3 accords
Government | Monday 9 January, 2017 9:45 am
The Kingdom and Niger signed on Sunday three agreements and an MoU during the visit of President Mahamadou Issoufou. The agreements included a security cooperation pact, a draft accord for construction and equipping primary schools in all regions of Niger, a draft pact for financing the...
New rules protect pilgrims’ rights
Government | Sunday 8 January, 2017 11:12 am
The Ministry of Haj and Umrah has issued a set of rules to protect the rights of pilgrims. A document uploaded on the ministry’s website says that it protects the rights of pilgrims through follow-up and supervising committees and communication centers established to receive complaints and ...