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Shoura working on benefits package for martyr families
Government | Saturday 11 April, 2015 12:55 pm
The Shoura Council is studying a proposal to create a martyrs’ directorate under the Ministry of Interior that would pay out SR1 million to their families, waive all their debts, appoint their sons in their positions if the law allows it, and pay their parents SR5,000 a month.The proposal...
Ministry postpones higher Saudization quotas
Government | Friday 10 April, 2015 2:24 am
Minister of Labor Adel Fakeih has postponed implementing new legislation that would have forced private companies to raise their Saudization levels.The move is to help the private sector understand the new amendments, the minister was quoted as saying in a local publication on Wednesday. The...
Black is the new uniform for police
Government | Wednesday 8 April, 2015 1:45 am
Police officers will start wearing their new black uniforms, in place of the old khaki ones that they have used for decades, starting this week.Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, second deputy premier and interior minister, recently launched the new cars and uniforms, according to a recent...
Shoura wants business visas without sponsors
Government | Tuesday 7 April, 2015 8:07 am
The Shoura Council called on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to consider issuing business visas to genuine businessmen without insisting on certificates of Saudi sponsorship to visit the Kingdom.The 27th session of the council was chaired by Deputy Speaker Amin Al-Jaafri on Monday.According to...
Citizens, expats welcome new Absher portal decision
Government | Sunday 5 April, 2015 7:21 am
Citizens and expatriates alike have welcomed the Ministry of Interior (MoI) decision for a new version of the Absher portal, which will include electronic services provided to citizens and residents as well as news and events of all sectors of the ministry.Mohammed Al-Asiri, a spokesman at the...
New labor courts to start operations in Muharram 1438AH
Government | Saturday 4 April, 2015 10:41 am
Labor Minister Adel Fakeih disclosed recently that the affiliation of labor dispute settlement bodies with the Ministry of Justice will soon come to an end and will be transferred to the Ministry of Labor, pending the launch of the new labor courts in Muharram 1438AH.The minister was speaking...
Half of Kingdom’s population will be diabetic by 2030
Government | Friday 3 April, 2015 9:34 am
Half of the Kingdom’s population will be diabetic by 2030 if precautionary measures are not taken, according to official statistics from the International Diabetes Federation. Dr. Kamel Salama, secretary general of the Diabetes and Endocrine Glands Association in the Eastern Region and former...
Passport Department plans full switch to e-services
Government | Friday 3 April, 2015 9:30 am
The Passport Department has plans to switch completely to electronic work from the traditional paperwork.Speaking to the local media at the opening of new lounges for issuing and renewing Saudi passports at the new building in Riyadh, Maj. Gen. Suleiman Al-Yahya, director general of the Passport...
AMAF Showcases Salma Project at DIHAD 2015
Government | Tuesday 24 March, 2015 12:38 pm
Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) today showcased its latest humanitarian initiative – the Salma Project - at the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition (DIHAD 2015) that was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al...
Dubai Customs and Saudi diplomats discuss more trade opportunities
Government | Friday 20 March, 2015 1:19 am
Dubai Customs has received a delegation from the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Dubai and Northern Emirates, in a move to deepen the economic and commercial ties between the UAE and KSA.The Saudi delegation was headed by Dr. Nayef Al Rashid, Deputy Consul General of Saudi...