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Saudi Arabia Extends Expatriates
Government | Saturday 4 April, 2020 6:16 am
The General Directorate of Passports started automatically in extending at free of charge the "Resident Identity" cards of the expatriates who are inside or outside the Kingdom, working in the private sector's commercial and industrial professions, and whose resident identity cards...
GM to Make Face Masks for Frontline Workers
Business & Money | Saturday 4 April, 2020 3:34 am
As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the country, it created a critical shortage of face masks. To help protect workers in essential services across the country, GM launched a rapid-response project to produce masks at scale on Friday, March 20. Seven days later, the team had produced their first ...
Huawei launches new solutions and services to empower developers in a digital economy
Business & Money | Saturday 4 April, 2020 3:27 am
Huawei recently announced the launch of new ICT technologies and enterprise-based solutions and services at its Huawei Developer Conference 2020 (Cloud) – known as HDC.Cloud 2020 – an annual flagship event held for global developers in the ICT field. The conference serves as a ...
GACA launches Long Distance Learning Platform for Preparatory Year Students
Business & Money | Saturday 4 April, 2020 3:17 am
The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has launched a long distance learning platform that allows students of the preparatory year at the Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation to complete their studies under the supervision of the Basic Training Center. The provision by GACA of an electronic...
Oman Air operates cargo-only flights for Ministry of Health
Tourism & Hospitality | Saturday 4 April, 2020 1:34 am
Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, will operate flights between China and Oman for the Ministry of Health, to bring medical supplies and other necessities to support the Sultanate’s needs.    These flights will be operated exclusively for cargo, without...
Royal Order Approves Exceptions for Unemployment Insurance (SANED) to Mitigate COVID-19 Effects, on Saudis, Working in the Private Sector
Government | Friday 3 April, 2020 12:34 pm
With a total value worth SR9 billion through SANED, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud approved exceptions for unemployment insurance (SANED) to mitigate the effects of COVID-19, on the private sector and Saudi workers, who may lose their jobs because of this...
Saudi Arabia calls ‘urgent’ meeting of oil producers
Environment & Energy | Friday 3 April, 2020 12:00 pm
Saudi Arabia has called an urgent meeting of the Organization of Oil Exporting Countries and other oil exporters, to discuss restoring the “desired balance” in global energy markets. The move — which prompted a big jump in the price of oil on global markets — is part of...
KACST chief calls for activation of ‘open science’ initiative
Healthcare | Friday 3 April, 2020 11:55 am
King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) President Dr. Anas Bin Faris Al-Faris urged the development and adoption of a “recommendation” for activating the “open science” initiative. Dr. Anas discussed this during a virtual meeting of the KACST, which was...
Over 1,000 patients benefit from KAMC’s free drug delivery
Healthcare | Friday 3 April, 2020 6:51 am
More than 1,000 outpatients have benefited from the home delivery of prescribed medicines by the King Abdullah Medical City (KAMC) in Makkah over the last two weeks. These include over 600 beneficiaries within Makkah and 400 beneficiaries outside Makkah. The initiative is part of several...
G42 and BGI Announce Groundbreaking High Throughput Detection Lab to Fight Against COVID-19
Healthcare | Friday 3 April, 2020 4:29 am
Group 42 (G42), the leading technology company based in Abu Dhabi, and global genomics leader BGI announced today the launch of a new massive-throughput laboratory built to address the need for population-scale detection and diagnosis of COVID-19 in the United Arab Emirates.  The lab is...
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