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Shoura to vote on Haj Ministry’s proposals tomorrow
Government | Sunday 26 April, 2015 6:49 am
The Shoura Council on Monday will vote on the recommendation of the Committee on Haj, Pilgrim Housing and Services to publish the exact text of the penal measures against any violator of the pilgrim service regulations in a local newspaper published at the location of the violator and at the...
Govt gives SR30,000 to poor family
Government | Friday 24 April, 2015 11:26 am
The Ministry of Social Affairs has given SR30,000 to a family of 18 living in a tin shack in Baha, with plans to build them a decent house for free.Ahmad bin Ibrahim Al-Assmi, director of the ministry’s branch in the region, said the amount would be deposited in the family’s social welfare...
Nazaha alarmed over delay in govt projects
Government | Thursday 23 April, 2015 7:55 am
The National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha) is alarmed that over 672 out of 1,526 government projects (44 percent of the total) are running behind schedule.Nazaha President Khaled Al-Muhaisin said the anti-corruption body reviewed a number of projects that are being implemented by government...
‘Kingdom, Britain face challenges together’
Government | Thursday 23 April, 2015 7:54 am
British Ambassador Simon Collis was joined by more than 700 guests, including top Saudi officials, businessmen, executives and diplomats, at the British Embassy on Tuesday night to celebrate the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar was the guest of honor at the...
Poachers to bear cost of publishing final judgment
Government | Sunday 19 April, 2015 7:49 am
The Shoura Council has approved the addition of a defamation penalty on violators of the wildlife protected areas regulations.The decision was taken at the 30th ordinary session of the Shoura Council held under the chairmanship of Deputy Speaker Amin Jaafri. According to the approval, it was...
Prince Fahd’s contributions commended
Government | Tuesday 14 April, 2015 12:55 am
Crown Prince Muqrin, deputy premier, graced a ceremony organized by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) and Saudi Arabian Airlines here Monday to honor Prince Fahd bin Abdullah, former chairman of Saudia’s board of directors and president of GACA, for his contributions to strengthen...
FIATA to chalk out future growth agenda at Dubai conference
Government | Monday 13 April, 2015 3:22 pm
Freight and Logistics industry veterans to debate key trendsGovernment entities and industry players extend supportEvent theme: Creating Relationships-Energizing Business$27 trillion global trade in goods and services in 2030UAE logistics market to grow to $27 billion in 2015 KSA and UAE among Top...
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...