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‘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...
Space exploration deal with Moscow finalized
Government | Tuesday 16 June, 2015 8:30 am
The Council of Ministers, chaired by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, decided on Monday to sign an agreement with Russia for cooperation in space exploration for peaceful purposes.The Cabinet authorized the president of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology to hold talks with ...
Court: Look for Ramadan crescent on Tuesday
Government | Monday 15 June, 2015 1:45 am
The Supreme Court on Sunday called on Muslims across the Kingdom to look for the Ramadan crescent on Tuesday, as it will decide the first day of the fasting month.Anyone who sights the crescent with the naked eye should register the testimony with the nearest court or report it to a competent...
MCI to oversee 18,000 housing units
Government | Sunday 14 June, 2015 6:27 am
More than 18,000 real estate units at an estimated value of SR20 billion, have been earmarked throughout the Kingdom for housing projects under the supervision of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI).A team from the ministry, representing the program for selling real estate units, paid a...
KSA rededicates itself to service of world poor
Government | Friday 12 June, 2015 3:28 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman pledged on Thursday Saudi Arabia’s support for the World Food Program’s efforts to alleviate the sufferings of the poor and needy in different parts of the world.He said it during his talks with Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the World Food...
Shoura calls for head count of worshippers
Government | Thursday 11 June, 2015 1:51 am
The Shoura Council has asked the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques to count worshippers in Makkah and Madinah so that accurate statistics can be compiled for a new database.This proposal was made at the 45th ordinary session of the Shoura during a discussion of a report from the presidency for the ...