07 Rabi' I 1445 - 22 September 2023
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30th Batch of Candidate Students Enroll at the Police College in Abu Dhabi
Government | Saturday 10 October, 2015 2:28 am
  The Police College in Abu Dhabi received the 30th batch of recruits. Colonel Saif Ali Al Ketbi, Police College Director greeted the new students upon their arrival, along with several heads of departments, a number of officers and training staff. In his address on this occasion,...
New 5-year expatriate ID from Oct. 15
Government | Friday 9 October, 2015 1:10 pm
 The Passports Department has announced that it would start issuing new resident permits with a five-year lifespan for expatriates from next week, Oct. 15, the first day of the Islamic new year. Companies and expatriates would have to renew them yearly online, with no need to visit the...
LAPD Review Security Support skills
Government | Tuesday 6 October, 2015 2:15 am
The US police delegation, headed by Major General Horace Frank, Deputy Commander of Special Operations and Anti-terrorism bureau at Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), , reviewed the training skills of staff members at the Directorate General of Security Support, and a number of police...
Shoura to vote on new housing plan
Government | Sunday 4 October, 2015 7:10 am
The Shoura Council will vote on the recommendations of the Housing and Services Committee at its 53rd session in Riyadh on Monday. The recommendations include a request to the Housing Ministry to put forward its time schedule for providing affordable housing for citizens. The council will also...
Makkah Municipality begins cleaning operation in holy sites
Government | Saturday 3 October, 2015 3:33 am
The municipality in Makkah has started carrying out its post-season cleaning operation plan in the holy sites that aims to keep the environment clean after the end of the Haj season.  The municipality will collect and dispose of garbage as soon as possible. The cleaning works will continue...
Haj: King highlights Saudi dedication to guests of God
Government | Wednesday 30 September, 2015 3:00 am
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif has praised Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman for providing top quality services for pilgrims during this year’s Haj. The king also thanked Prince Mohammed, who is the interior minister and head of the Supreme Haj Committee, for ensuring that...
14,000 Chinese Muslims performed Haj this year
Government | Tuesday 29 September, 2015 4:19 am
Chinese Ambassador Li Chengwen has said that about 14,000 Chinese Muslims came to Saudi Arabia to perform Haj this year, and more than 20 million Chinese Muslims celebrated Eid Al-Adha with their Muslim brothers and sisters all over the world. Chengwen made his observation prior to his...
Projected Haj spending reaches SR17 billion
Government | Tuesday 29 September, 2015 3:17 am
The volume of spending expected during the current Haj season is approximately SR17 billion, according to Maher Saleh Jamal, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Talking to an online newspaper, Maher Saleh Jamal said that spending is expected to...
Seven-day Al-Mashaer operations come to close
Government | Monday 28 September, 2015 10:23 am
As the seven-day operations of the Al-Mashaaer Train came to a close Sunday, Haji Zaki Mohamad is a relieved man. Entrusted with the task of mobilizing a total of 423 Malaysians to Makkah for the operations, Zaki, deputy director of operations (manpower and administration), said all staff...
Saudi youth volunteers help ease Haj for pilgrims with cold drinks
Government | Monday 28 September, 2015 10:12 am
With the participation of 25 young Saudi volunteers from Riyadh, Makkah and Jeddah, a Saudi team distributed 150,000 water and juice cans besides other relief work like spraying cold water on pilgrims exposed to high temperature during this year’s Haj.  The team leader of the group...