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Cabinet discusses nuclear pacts with South Korea
Government | Tuesday 10 March, 2015 7:38 am
Adel Al-Toraifi, minister of culture and information, said the Cabinet meeting on Monday discussed several draft agreements signed with South Korea on nuclear energy. The two sides agreed last week to conduct a feasibility study on building nuclear reactors worth SR7.5 billion across the country....
Penalties set for Umrah firms flouting regulations
Government | Sunday 8 March, 2015 6:29 am
The Ministry of Haj recently confirmed that Umrah companies that do not follow rules will be closed temporarily, as the government wants to regulate religious tourism to the Kingdom. Authorities will close these establishments for a period of 12, 24 or 48 hours until the owners comply with...
Government agencies asked to expand online services
Government | Saturday 7 March, 2015 1:31 am
Under the guidance of Prince Mohammed bin Naif, second deputy premier and interior minister, government departments have been advised to transfer services to an electronic platform in order to facilitate and ease procedures for citizens and residents to handle various transactions.The government...
S. Korea to build SR7.5bn nuclear reactors in KSA
Government | Wednesday 4 March, 2015 7:44 am
Saudi Arabia and South Korea signed five key accords on Tuesday in Riyadh including a plan to study the feasibility of building nuclear reactors worth SR7.5 billion across the country.Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and South Korean President Park Geun-hye also held wide-ranging talks ...
Al-Samaani: Judicial system impartial
Government | Sunday 1 March, 2015 9:16 am
Saudi Arabia’s justice system is based on the provisions of Islamic law derived from the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah (tradition) of the Prophet (peace be upon him). This ensures the independence of the judiciary in Saudi Arabia and its impartiality, said Justice Minister Waleed Al-Samaani, at...
Shoura raps ministry for ‘poor university oversight’
Government | Friday 27 February, 2015 2:59 am
Shoura Council members have lambasted the Ministry of Education (formerly Ministry of Higher Education) for not doing enough research, vacant teaching positions, and inability to help students find jobs. Fahad bin Juma’ said universities do not have research capacity, while Firdous Al-Saleh said...
King Salman to honour winners of 37th annual King Faisal International Prize
Government | Tuesday 24 February, 2015 2:20 pm
Winners of the 37th annual King Faisal International Prize will be honoured by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, HRH King Salman at a glittering ceremony at Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh on Sunday, March 01.Awarded for the first time in 1979, the King Faisal International Prize (KFIP)...
Prince Faisal brings joy to orphans
Government | Sunday 15 February, 2015 2:31 am
Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman was present at the Arab Orphans’ Day celebration organized by the Ministry of Social Affairs on Thursday in the holy city.In Islam, according to the Holy Qur’an and Sunnah (the teachings of the Prophet [peace be upon him]), caring for orphans is of great...
King appoints new members to Shoura
Government | Sunday 15 February, 2015 2:26 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has appointed Mohamed H. Al-Mady of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) as chairman of the General Organization for Military Industries (GOMI).The king issued a number of royal decrees appointing key people to other important positions.Abdullah...
KSA inflation at lowest levelsince September 2012
Government | Saturday 14 February, 2015 11:49 am
Saudi Arabia’s inflation fell to 2.2 percent in January, according to official data.The Central Department of Statistics released the January consumer price data on Thursday, showing inflation at its lowest level since at least September 2012, when the current data series began.Prices of housing...