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US-Gulf meetings to follow up on summit decisions
Government | Sunday 17 May, 2015 1:02 am
Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg, assistant secretary-general for negotiations and strategic dialogue at the Gulf Cooperation Council, said the meetings of the joint defense and security committees between the US and GCC countries will soon be held to follow up on the decisions taken in the recently held...
The 21st GCC sGovernment and sServices Conference begins today at Ritz Carlton Hotel in Dubai
Government | Saturday 16 May, 2015 8:55 am
Amidst the celebration of 26 years of unwavering commitment and success in knowledge orientation and business building, Datamatix brings to the region the 21st edition of the GCC sGovernment and sServices Conference. The 21st GCC sGovernment and sServices Conference underlines the journey of the...
Scholarships for 12,000 more students in US
Government | Friday 15 May, 2015 10:15 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman instructed authorities Thursday to include some 12,000 male and female Saudi students studying in the US at their own expense in the government’s foreign scholarship program.The royal gesture came on the recommendation of Crown Prince Mohammed bin...
Relief center to streamline Saudi aid
Government | Thursday 14 May, 2015 8:56 am
The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Works launched in Riyadh on Wednesday will streamline the Kingdom’s donations to distressed people across the world.Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, who laid the foundation stone of the center here, said the organization would be...
Rules for Haj firms made stringent
Government | Sunday 10 May, 2015 10:20 am
Haj Ministry sources say the ministry has issued an instruction to Haj and Umrah firms not to sign contracts with pilgrims, or register, make reservations or receive any money before they officially obtain the necessary licenses for the upcoming pilgrimage season.The Haj Ministry completed...
100 days of King Salman celebrated
Government | Friday 8 May, 2015 2:56 am
The people of Riyadh hosted a huge reception in honor of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to mark his 100 days in office. The reception was held at the sports stadium of King Saud University in the capital.Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, deputy...
New-look govt will ‘secure nation’
Government | Tuesday 5 May, 2015 1:45 am
The new appointments to the Cabinet announced by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman are aimed at ensuring a stable and secure country in the face of increasing threats in the region and elsewhere.This was the sentiment of ministers at their weekly Cabinet meeting chaired by King Salman...
Kingdom doesn’t require pilgrims to declare sect
Government | Tuesday 5 May, 2015 1:28 am
The Ministry of Haj has rejected as false reports claiming that the Kingdom now requires all Haj pilgrims to declare their sect before arriving in the country.The ministry said that it was the Pakistan Haj Ministry that has issued a form asking its pilgrims to declare their sect “for their own...
Merger of royal courts ordered
Government | Saturday 2 May, 2015 10:29 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has issued a royal order, joining the Crown Prince’s Court with the Royal Court, according to the SPA.It said the order was made after a proposal made by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, who is also deputy prime minister and interior minister, to merge ...
Shoura calls royal move visionary
Government | Friday 1 May, 2015 11:39 am
The royal decrees appointing new young leaders in government would boost political, social and economic development in the country, say Shoura Council members and other officials.Several Shoura members said the appointment of Prince Mohammed bin Naif and Prince Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince...