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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...
DEWA announces Shams Dubai to regulate generation of solar energy in buildings and connection to its grid
Government | Monday 16 March, 2015 9:48 am
Press ReleaseHE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced today in a press conference held at Grand Hyatt hotel in Dubai, the start of DEWA’s first smart initiative, Shams Dubai, to regulate the generation of solar energy in buildings and...
Restaurants, groceries close shop in anticipation of raids
Government | Friday 13 March, 2015 3:41 am
Several restaurants, grocery stores and other shops have closed their doors since the government launched its latest crackdown on illegal workers, Arab News has found.The campaign is aimed at arresting workers working without permits or in jobs not stated on their residence permits. Many small...
Housing minister relieved of his post
Government | Thursday 12 March, 2015 7:46 am
Shwaish bin Saud Dhwaihi has been relieved of his post as minister of housing, following a royal order. Essam bin Saad bin Saeed, minister of state, has been named as acting minister of housing, SPA reported late on Wednesday....
King: Stability, jobs top priority
Government | Wednesday 11 March, 2015 2:38 am
Saudi Arabia is trying to minimize the impact of plunging oil prices on its economy, said Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Tuesday while emphasizing his government’s plan to develop a more diversified economy.“The low prices witnessed by the oil market are having an effect on...