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New govt strategy targets cover-up businesses
Government | Thursday 12 February, 2015 1:00 am
The Saudi labor and commerce ministries have agreed to develop a strategy to tackle cover-up businesses in the Kingdom, which include joint inspections, exchanging information on offenders, and updating regulations.The ministries would also offer greater support for young people to start their own...
Orphans to get support from martyrs’ fund
Government | Wednesday 11 February, 2015 7:58 am
The Ministry of Interior and the International Islamic Relief Organization, Saudi Arabia (IIROSA), an affiliate of the Muslim World League, signed on Monday an agreement to sponsor an orphan in memory of each soldier who lost his life defending the nation.The agreement is a form of tribute to the...
Rain-seeking prayers urged by King Salman
Government | Wednesday 11 February, 2015 7:55 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has called for rain-seeking prayers in all parts of the Kingdom on Thursday.In a statement issued on Tuesday, the king also called upon citizens to seek the pardon of the Almighty for their sins, engage in righteous deeds and work for removing the...
Government Summit kicks off today
Government | Monday 9 February, 2015 10:27 am
60 high-profile speakers to address the annual summit, 2,000 officials to participate Top governments officials from across the country will gather at Madinat Jumeirah for the third Government Summit, starting from today (Monday).More than 60 high-profile speakers, including world leaders,...
Iqama services only for expats with fingerprints in the system
Government | Monday 9 February, 2015 12:06 am
The Passport Department said Sunday it has blocked all passport- and iqama-related services for the residents who have not gone through the procedure of fingerprinting.“The department will continue to block these services to any expatriate who has not gone through the fingerprinting procedure at...
Traffic Department says no plan to ban pre-1990 vehicles
Government | Friday 6 February, 2015 6:52 am
The Traffic Department has denied press reports that it would not renew licenses of cars older than 1990. “The report is totally false,” said Brig. Ali Dhobyan Al-Roshaidi, spokesman of the department.He urged journalists to check their facts before publishing stories. “The media should not...
2,500 prisoners set free
Government | Thursday 5 February, 2015 8:10 am
More than 2,500 prisoners have been released from jails across the Kingdom following an amnesty declared by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Thursday.Disclosing this figure, Maj. Abdullah Al-Harbi, spokesman for the Department of Prisons, said the committees appointed for the...
Makkans elated as Prince Khaled takes charge
Government | Thursday 5 February, 2015 8:07 am
Prince Khaled Al-Faisal arrived in Jeddah on Wednesday from Riyadh to take charge as the new governor of Makkah region. He was greeted on arrival at King Abdulaziz International Airport by a large number of princes and government officials.People in the region have expressed their happiness over...
Riyadh municipality plans to overhaul city markets
Government | Sunday 1 February, 2015 9:31 am
The Riyadh municipality has announced a plan to overhaul markets in the central business district and other areas, to create more jobs, attract investors and boost commerce.The plan includes the development of markets for fruit and vegetables; fish, meat and poultry; second hand goods; and...
Royal orders promise continued development
Government | Sunday 1 February, 2015 9:22 am
Recent royal decrees issued by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman confirm the state's development after it pumped young blood into the state's administration without overlooking competence, observers said.The orders have pumped SR110 billion into crucial service sectors, including a...