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SR12m iftar meals for refugees
Government | Wednesday 10 June, 2015 3:01 am
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, has allocated SR12 million to supply iftar meals to Syrian refugees and Somalis during the fasting month of Ramadan.The allocation came on the instructions of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, said Saed Al-Arabi...
Haj Ministry suspends 6 Umrah service companies
Government | Wednesday 10 June, 2015 2:53 am
The Haj Ministry has issued a decision to stop electronic services for six Umrah service companies due to the excessive number of pilgrims who fail to return to their home countries in due time. Issa Rawas of the ministry said other Umrah companies were allowed to raise their operational capacities ...
Ministry ensures price stability as Ramadan arrives
Government | Wednesday 10 June, 2015 2:07 am
In view of the upcoming Ramadan season, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI) will ensure stability in prices, with adequate supply of goods to the local market, a ministry official said here on Tuesday. It was pointed out that the Kingdom's markets are witnessing abundant supply which have...
Shoura members demand consumer protection body
Government | Tuesday 9 June, 2015 12:47 am
Shoura Council members called for the establishment of a consumer protection commission, which would monitor prices, assure fair competition in the market, oversee consumer protection regulations, and promote awareness about consumer rights in coordination with relevant authorities.According to the ...
Government | Saturday 6 June, 2015 1:40 pm
EMIRATI STUDENTS FROM A NUMBER OF LEADING EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS EXPECTED TO SHOWCASE THE LATEST IN ICT YOUTH INNOVATIONAbu Dhabi, 6 June 2015 – Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC), the pioneering Government entity responsible for the UAE capital’s ICT agenda and transformation...
All systems go as pilgrim influx due
Government | Friday 5 June, 2015 2:02 am
Saudi missions abroad have issued 5.5 million Umrah visas until June 2.“As many as 4.9 million of the faithful have already performed Umrah this year,” said Abdullah Marghalani, assistant undersecretary for Umrah affairs at the Haj Ministry.There was a shortfall of 200,000 Umrah visas this...
New police cars launched
Government | Thursday 4 June, 2015 12:52 am
Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal launched the new black and white police cars and uniforms in Jeddah recently.The colors are part of plans to distinguish the police from other security agencies falling under the Interior Ministry.Maj. Gen. Abdul Aziz Alsolee, chief of the Makkah police, said the ...
Expanded Grand Mosque can accommodate 1.85m visitors
Government | Tuesday 2 June, 2015 9:03 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman thanked the people of Makkah region for the warm welcome accorded to him during the pledge of allegiance ceremony held in the Holy City on Sunday.The King made the remarks while chairing the weekly session of the Council of Ministers at Al-Salam Palace...
King pledges world-class Haj services
Government | Tuesday 2 June, 2015 12:46 am
The Council of Ministers on Monday commended Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman for measures to improve services for millions of Haj and Umrah pilgrims.The Cabinet also decided to set up a fund for people injured, killed or who have gone missing in conflicts. This includes their families ...
Governor launches Supercomputing System at KAU
Government | Tuesday 2 June, 2015 12:43 am
The Supercomputing System, which has been named “Aziz,” and the Center of Excellence on the campus of King Abdulaziz University (KAU), in partnership with Fujitsu, was launched on Monday.The inauguration of “Aziz” was presided over by Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed in the presence of...