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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...
King Salman’s new team has accomplished administrators
Government | Sunday 1 February, 2015 9:16 am
The new Cabinet announced by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Thursday has several appointees who are accomplished administrators with vast experience and expertise in their fields.Azzam Al-Dakhil, the new minister of education, is also chief executive officer of the Prince Mohammed ...
KSA population is 30.8m; 33% expats
Government | Saturday 31 January, 2015 12:28 pm
Saudi Arabia’s population stood at 30.8 million at the end of 2014, a 2.6 percent rise from 2013, according to data released by the Kingdom’s Central Department of Statistics and Information (CDSI).There were 20.7 million Saudis, making up 67 percent of the population, while the number of...
US military essay contest to honor King Abdullah
Government | Saturday 31 January, 2015 3:56 am
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has established a research and essay competition in honor of King Abdullah, to be hosted by the National Defense University.King Abdullah oversaw the modernization of his country’s military during the time he spent as commander of the National Guard, a...
King Salman’s expertise ‘vital for economic growth’
Government | Friday 30 January, 2015 1:02 pm
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman is the right person to grow the economy because of his immense achievements as former governor of Riyadh and being a close confidant of previous rulers, said several business leaders and experts recently.Fahad Al-Hamadi, president of the Arab...
2-month bonuses announced
Government | Friday 30 January, 2015 2:03 am
Saudi government employees will receive a two-month salary bonus under a royal decree issued on Thursday by newly enthroned King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.Two-month bonuses also await students currently receiving stipends from the government, as well as for...
King shakes up Cabinet; Riyadh, Makkah governors replaced
Government | Friday 30 January, 2015 2:01 am
A huge Cabinet revamp has taken place following a royal decree issued by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman.Prince Turki bin Abdullah has been relieved as governor of Riyadh, and so with Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah as Makkah governor. Prince Faisal bin Bandar was replaced as Qassim...
Buying cars online a dodgy business
Government | Friday 30 January, 2015 1:59 am
The Interior Ministry has warned consumers that they should be wary of buying cars online because of the potential for fraud, particularly if bank accounts are registered overseas.The ministry had received a notification from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that criminals are using certain websites ...