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Experts predict dramatic reduction in medicine prices
Healthcare | Monday 9 February, 2015 7:54 am
A senior official at the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC) has lauded the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for it recent decision to unify medicine prices in all of the member countries.This new medical regulation comes after the council approved the free movement of medicine and pharmaceutical drugs...
GASCO: Crisis will be over in 2 days
Environment & Energy | Monday 9 February, 2015 7:51 am
Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal has called for a radical solution to prevent gas shortages.His comment came during a meeting with National Gas and Industrialization Company (GASCO) chief Suleiman Al-Jishi on Sunday. Jishi stressed the problem will end in the next two days.According to the...
Health Ministry expects high MERS cases in coming weeks
Healthcare | Monday 9 February, 2015 7:43 am
Deputy Health Minister for Public Health Abdul Aziz Saeed says the coming weeks will witness an increased number of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus cases because of unfavorable weather forecasts.Saeed confirmed the ministry has made the necessary preparations to deal with the...
Labor move gives firms Saudization relief
Business & Money | Monday 9 February, 2015 7:41 am
The Labor Ministry has softened its Saudization drive in favor of businesses by canceling a previous decision that demanded 13 weeks for confirmation of a Saudi’s appointment as a full employee under Nitaqat.Under the new decision, a Saudi would be calculated in the Nitaqat system soon after his...
CPP, NAWAH Strike Agreement Aimed at Iraq Market
Environment & Energy | Monday 9 February, 2015 12:32 am
Pipeline engineering and construction leader China Petroleum Pipeline, along with distributor and logistics service provider North America Western Asia Holdings, announced that the two companies have entered into an agreement to jointly pursue potential energy sector development projects in Iraq....
Massive dust storm envelopes Riyadh
Environment & Energy | Monday 9 February, 2015 12:17 am
A blanket of sandstorm swiped the capital on Sunday morning, enveloping city skyline with heavy dust caused by strong winds, hampering visibility and creating traffic snarls on busy roads.The traffic department advised motorists to exercise caution, use headlights and do not drive fast to avoid any ...
Iqama services only for expats with fingerprints in the system
Government | Monday 9 February, 2015 12:06 am
The Passport Department said Sunday it has blocked all passport- and iqama-related services for the residents who have not gone through the procedure of fingerprinting.“The department will continue to block these services to any expatriate who has not gone through the fingerprinting procedure at...
Deloitte: Technology investments a strategic priority; yet CIO innovation budgets remain insignificant
Technology & IT | Sunday 8 February, 2015 2:45 pm
Organisations across the globe are setting their sights on stronger growth and, for many, technology investment is a strategic priority. Digital, analytics and big data are taking precedence as technology is changing the way businesses operate and companies are adapting their operating models to...
Al Ain Zoo’s expert Veterinary team rescues distressed Giraffe
Environment & Energy | Sunday 8 February, 2015 2:22 pm
Al Ain Zoo’s Veterinary team recently came to the rescue of a distraught female giraffe that was suffering from a problematic labour with a stillborn calf.Al Ain Zoo’s team of veterinarians answered the call from Emirates Park Zoo, after the stillborn calf became trapped in the mother’s birth ...
It’s time for GCC’s most innovative products to shine.
Technology & IT | Sunday 8 February, 2015 2:11 pm
The Product of the Year Award (POY) is a prestigious award that rewards innovation in the FMCG sector. It is also the only award to be voted for by customers themselves, through an independent consumer survey. How important is this award to the industry and what is the need for such an award? The...
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