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Science Olympiad winners to be announced Sunday
Culture & Education | Saturday 7 February, 2015 2:28 pm
The winners of a top contest at the Science and Innovation Festival (SSIF-2015) would be announced Sunday, the organizers announced.The jury concluded its evaluation on Thursday of 605 participants in the National Science Olympiad, out of 762 students who presented work in 17 areas.According to the ...
Al-Ahsa coast to be developed
Tourism & Hospitality | Saturday 7 February, 2015 2:25 pm
The government is currently developing tourist facilities on the coastline of cities here including Salwa and Ras Abu Qamis.“The Ministry of Finance is currently implementing some projects on the Salwa coast in coordination with Al-Ahsa mayoralty, including setting up umbrellas and lampposts...
Volkswagen Group Saudi Arabia Appoints Elite Automotive Alliance (EAA) as a new Distributor in Saudi Arabia
Cars & Autos | Saturday 7 February, 2015 2:21 pm
As part of its efforts to expand its VW brand dealer network, Volkswagen Group Saudi Arabia has announced the appointment of Elite Automotive Alliance as a new distributor in Saudi Arabia. Volkswagen Group, being the largest automotive company in Europe, aims to revive the brand in the Saudi market ...
flynas signs partnership agreement with Careem
Tourism & Hospitality | Saturday 7 February, 2015 12:47 am
flynas, Saudi Arabia’s national carrier, has entered into a strategic partnership with Careem, the Middle East’s leading private car booking service, offering customers up to 10% discount on Careem’s published car service fares when they book a flight with flynas. The announcement was made on ...
Travel and tourism expo ‘to boost economy’
Tourism & Hospitality | Friday 6 February, 2015 6:55 am
Organizers of the three-day Jeddah International Travel and Tourism Exhibition that kicked off Wednesday say the event would help boost the city’s economy.The exhibition was launched under the auspices of Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed and inaugurated by Hani Abu Ras, the city’s mayor. It ...
Traffic Department says no plan to ban pre-1990 vehicles
Government | Friday 6 February, 2015 6:52 am
The Traffic Department has denied press reports that it would not renew licenses of cars older than 1990. “The report is totally false,” said Brig. Ali Dhobyan Al-Roshaidi, spokesman of the department.He urged journalists to check their facts before publishing stories. “The media should not...
Health is top priority
Healthcare | Friday 6 February, 2015 6:50 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman receives GCC health ministers who came to attend a conference in Riyadh. The ministers congratulated King Salman on his accession to the throne and condoled with him on the death of King Abdullah....
Banks can’t cut loan installment from employee bonus — SAMA
Business & Money | Friday 6 February, 2015 6:48 am
The Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) has ordered all Saudi banks not to touch the two-month salary bonus granted by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to all Saudi government and military employees, retirees and students.According to Talat Hafiz, secretary-general of Media and...
SCTA's recruitment roadshow kicks off
Business & Money | Friday 6 February, 2015 5:57 am
The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has launched one of its biggest recruitment roadshows for citizens in the hospitality sector with more than 2,000 jobs on offer.SCTA, in collaboration with the Human Resource Development Fund and the National System for Joint Training, has...
GCC blocks ‘95% of unfit workers’
Healthcare | Friday 6 February, 2015 2:08 am
A standard medical test used by all six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have seen them block 95 percent of unfit workers from entering their territory, said Saudi Health Minister Ahmad Al-Khateeb on Wednesday.Al-Khateeb said the GCC had previously only been able to block 70 percent of...