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Leader par excellence
Government | Sunday 25 January, 2015 11:34 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, who took charge as the seventh king of Saudi Arabia on Friday, is a man for difficult missions with distinguished leadership qualities. He has established strong relations with world leaders and worked closely with all previous kings, says Saudi...
King Abdullah remembered for his many achievements
Government | Sunday 25 January, 2015 11:32 am
Members of the Shoura Council and senior government officials said that the country has lost a wise leader who took the nation to great heights of peace and prosperity, “We have lost a wise leader who dedicated his life and efforts to serve his nation, and he remained the guardian of security and ...
World leaders descend on Riyadh
Government | Sunday 25 January, 2015 12:28 am
A long list of high-profile world leaders arrived in the capital on Saturday to pay their last respects to King Abdullah, who breathed his last on Friday.US President Barack Obama telephoned Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Saturday to convey his condolences and congratulated him on ...
The whole nation is rallying behind King Salman
Government | Saturday 24 January, 2015 1:16 pm
Saudis recalled the late King Abdullah’s concern for the people in general and Saudis in particular, and his unique contribution in making their lives peaceful and comfortable. They expressed their full faith in his successor, King Salman.Omar Abdullah Nasseef, dean of the English language...
World leaders remember ‘Islam-West mediator’ Abdullah
Government | Saturday 24 January, 2015 12:22 am
World leaders paid tribute to Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah on Friday, praising the late ruler as a key mediator between Muslims and the West.US President Barack Obama said he and Abdullah, whose country has for decades been a strategic ally of Washington, had enjoyed a “genuine and warm...
King Salman outlines vision for ‘stability and unity’
Government | Saturday 24 January, 2015 12:05 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has pledged to continue the current policies of the government, to ensure stability and unity in the country. In a speech following the death of King Abdullah on Friday, King Salman also urged the nation’s citizens to pledge their allegiance to new...
Social Affairs Ministry admits charities raised funds illegally
Government | Thursday 22 January, 2015 8:22 am
The Ministry of Social Affairs has revealed that law-enforcement agencies closed down some of its charities because they had raised funds illegally from the public.In reports sent to the Shoura Council, officials at the ministry admitted that these offices had committed the offenses, but did not...
Fingerprints a must for ID renewals from Wednesday
Government | Monday 19 January, 2015 2:19 am
Fingerprinting will be a must for all male and female expatriates for renewal and issuance of iqama from Rabi Al-Thani 1 (Jan. 21).Sources at the Passport Department said that the fingerprint of male and female expatriates will be necessary for the renewal of residence permits (iqama); the...
Shoura OKs panel on domestic violence
Government | Monday 19 January, 2015 2:13 am
The Shoura Council on Tuesday voted a proposal to establish a special executive committee to deal with domestic violence. This topic is a priority on the council’s agenda, sources told Arab News.The Ministry of Social Affairs recently submitted a proposal to establish a special executive...
Eight detours set to ease traffic at Grand Mosque
Government | Thursday 15 January, 2015 3:01 am
Makkah’s traffic department has approved eight detours to ease congestion close to the Grand Mosque caused by huge numbers of Umrah pilgrims and visitors.Col. Salman bin Mayous Al-Jumaihi, director of the traffic department, said the measures have been taken to prevent pilgrims heading to the...