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Monitoring safety, security from the sky
Government | Tuesday 5 June, 2018 4:00 am
The Saudi Security Aviation keeps a watchful eye on the holy city of Makkah from helicopters throughout the month of Ramadan to ensure security and organize traffic flow. Brig. Gen. Hassan Al-Bassam, Commander-in-Chief of Security Aviation, said the Security Aviation carries out all humanitarian...
Saudi Arabia announces creation of Ministry of Culture
Government | Saturday 2 June, 2018 4:29 am
Saudi Arabia announced the creation of a new culture ministry in royal decrees broadcast early Saturday. Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan Al-Saud  was appointed as its new minster.  Prince Badr is the governor of the Royal Commission for Al-Ula. The Ministry of Culture...
Saudi law making sexual harassment a crime to take effect within days
Government | Friday 1 June, 2018 6:44 am
The implementation of the anti-sexual harassment law will be take effect within days after its publication in the Official Gazette, the spokesman of the Ministry of Interior said on Thursday. The Council of Ministers approved the measure during its meeting, chaired by King Salman, in Jeddah last...
Saudi Cabinet approves measure criminalizing sexual harassment
Government | Wednesday 30 May, 2018 3:14 am
The Saudi government approved a measure on Tuesday criminalizing sexual harassment in the Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The Cabinet, chaired by King Salman in Jeddah, backed the legislation, which requires a royal decree to become law.  The measure, which was approved on...
King Salman meets governors of Saudi regions Previous
Government | Wednesday 30 May, 2018 1:11 am
King Salman met Saudi regional in governors on Tuesday. The governor of the 13 regions of the Kingdom met the king and crown prince at Al-Salam palace in Jeddah.  A list of the Kingdom’s regions and governors are: MAKKAH — Prince Khalid Al-Faisal  JAZAN —...
Saudi Hajj and Umrah Committee oversees Red Crescent preparations for pilgrimage season
Government | Monday 28 May, 2018 5:28 am
The Supervisory Committee for Hajj and Umrah has met with the Saudi Red Crescent in Makkah to oversee the preparations for this season.  The committee discussed several topics related to the hajj season in the attendance of its head, Mohamad bin al-Qasem, who also toured sites at the holy...
King Salman receives GCC secretary-general in Jeddah
Government | Monday 28 May, 2018 3:27 am
Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, the secretary-general of the Gulf Cooperation Council, called on King Salman in Jeddah on Sunday and expressed warm greetings for the holy month of Ramadan. During the meeting a number of issues related to the Gulf region came under discussion.  In a...
SAMA starts withdrawing SR1 notes from market
Government | Thursday 24 May, 2018 12:48 am
The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) will start withdrawing SR1 banknotes from the market from Thursday, SAMA announced on its website on Wednesday. The SR1 banknotes will be replaced with one-riyal coins. The SR1 banknotes will, however, remain in circulation until these are withdrawn ...
Saudi Crown Prince's selection among Forbes' 10 most powerful people in world shows his international stature
Government | Tuesday 22 May, 2018 4:26 am
Analysts and experts have described the selection of Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, among the world's 10 most powerful personalities in Forbes 2018 list as a recognition of his influential international stature and the Kingdom's effective role at...
Ramadan to begin Thursday as Saudi moon observers say no sight of crescent
Government | Tuesday 15 May, 2018 7:28 pm
Saudi Arabian moon observers said that there was no sight of the Ramadan crescent on Tuesday, meaning millions of Muslims around the world will begin the holy month on Thursday.  According to reports on Saudi Arabian state TV, bad weather made observation of the crescent ...
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