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Nurseries set to receive 18,000 children
Culture & Education | Sunday 23 August, 2015 2:17 am
The Education Ministry announced that more than 2,000 nurseries in various regions of the Kingdom were ready to receive 18,000 children, under the care of 2,709 sitters, 2,185 administrative staff and 1,355 servants, according to a website. The guide published by the ministry, which is available...
Sponsorship transfer rule tightened
Business & Money | Sunday 23 August, 2015 2:15 am
The Labor Ministry has barred private sector companies from transferring expat employees at a short notice. This sponsorship transfer is known in local jargon as naql kafala. A private sector company can apply for a request to transfer sponsorship or naql kafala only once within a period of...
Schools reopen: 5m begin new academic year
Culture & Education | Sunday 23 August, 2015 2:11 am
Around five million students were gearing up on Sunday to attend the first day of school for the new academic year, amid fears by parents about non-working air conditioners, lack of cleanliness in classrooms and a delay in receiving books. The Ministry of Education, however, assured the parents...
Saudis sign up to vote in Dec. 12 elections
Business & Money | Sunday 23 August, 2015 1:28 am
Citizens all over the Kingdom except the two holy cities of Makkah and Madinah on Saturday started registering to vote in the nationwide municipal council elections in December. A source from the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs said the registration process would continue for 21 days....
Experts say hospitals need to prevent MERS infections
Healthcare | Sunday 23 August, 2015 1:01 am
Infection control experts have warned of the spread of MERS coronavirus in hospitals across the Kingdom, as the concentration of vulnerable patients, the frequent movement of patients, and the many daily contacts make health-care facilities the perfect breeding ground for MERS-CoV...
Online classes for students in southern region proposed
Culture & Education | Saturday 22 August, 2015 2:26 pm
The Ministry of Education has proposed a plan to have top teachers conduct online classes for students in the southern region for security and safety reasons. An educational services company, which would implement the plan, said interested teachers would be paid SR400 per class, a local...
Poll centers can handle 4m voters
Government | Saturday 22 August, 2015 2:25 pm
The Kingdom has set up 1,263 centers in 284 municipalities that can handle 4 million voters for the Dec. 12 municipal council elections. These centers will open today to allow for the registration of voters until Sept. 21, from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. except Fridays. Candidates will be able to...
Samsung Electronics Levant and BCI Announce GALAXY S6 Edge+ and GALAXY Note5 in the Jordanian Market
Technology & IT | Saturday 22 August, 2015 2:21 pm
Samsung Electronics Levant and BCI; Samsung mobile authorized distributor in Jordan announced the release of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note5 during a press conference held at the Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel.    Both devices represent Samsung’s commitment to the big...
Al-Wajh - A tourist spot known to few
Tourism & Hospitality | Saturday 22 August, 2015 2:40 am
AL-WAJH, located about 325 kilometers south of Tabuk on the Red Sea, is one of the oldest coastal cities in the Kingdom. Despite its pristine beaches, captivating coral reefs and other marine resources the city failed to attract many tourists this season. Official efforts exerted to give this...
MOL sets rules for expat transfer of sponsorship
Business & Money | Saturday 22 August, 2015 1:38 am
The Ministry of Labor has restricted local firms from submitting applications for the transfer of an expatriate worker’s services more than once, if the transfer process of a previous application has been completed even if the application for the transfer of the worker has come from another...