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Speakers confirmed for TMS Tanker Conference 2019
Business & Money | Sunday 16 June, 2019 11:07 am
Preparations for The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference, which takes place in Dubai, at The Atlantis, the Palm, on Tuesday October 22nd this year, are rapidly gathering momentum. A top-class line-up of speakers and panellists has been confirmed, ensuring the event will fully live up to the...
Saudi British Bank (Sabb) and Alawwal Bank Combine to Create Saudi Arabia’s Third Largest Bank
Business & Money | Sunday 16 June, 2019 11:04 am
SABB and Alawwal bank today created Saudi banking history by legally combining their businesses. Following regulatory and shareholder approvals, the banks have now become a single listed company, creating the third largest bank by assets in Saudi Arabia. The two banks will continue to operate a...
The Public services department held a workshop to discuss the department's strategic plan
Business & Money | Sunday 16 June, 2019 10:56 am
  On Wednesday, July 12, 2019, the Public services department held a workshop to discuss the department's strategic plan and its alignment with the Ras Al Khaimah strategy 2030.  Many important strategic topics were covered in the workshop, which would increase efficiency and...
Kanz Al Balad at Historic Jeddah Season
Tourism & Hospitality | Sunday 16 June, 2019 5:24 am
The competitive and fun scavenger hunt called Kanz Al Balad will take place at Bab Jadeed of Historic Jeddah Season daily; starting from June 8, 2019 till the end of the season from 5:00pm to 11:00 p.m. Created to help participants know more about the area, the city, interact with businesses and...
Saudi Arabia seeks oil supply protection
Environment & Energy | Sunday 16 June, 2019 4:47 am
Saudi Arabia called for swift action to secure Gulf energy supplies, after the United States blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in a vital oil shipping route. Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said "there must be a rapid and decisive response to the threat" to energy...
KSA Participates in UN's Events to Support Innovation and Building Future Cities for People with Disabilities
Business & Money | Sunday 16 June, 2019 4:36 am
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by its Permanent Mission to the United Nations, participated Wednesday in organizing a special event on the sidelines of the Conference of States Signatories to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the United Nations Headquarters in...
Saudi Arabia issues more than 7.65m visas for Umrah pilgrims
Tourism & Hospitality | Saturday 15 June, 2019 5:46 am
 The number of Umrah visas issued this year has reached 7,650,736, of which 7,393,657 pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom, according to data provided by the Hajj Ministry. There are 504,809 pilgrims still in the Kingdom, with 278,368 in Makkah and 226,441 in Madinah, the Saudi Press Agency ...
6th World Congress of News Agencies is Concluded in Sofia
Culture & Education | Saturday 15 June, 2019 5:00 am
The 6th World Congress of News Agencies, organized by Bulgarian news agency (BTA), was concluded here. The congress was accompanied by a field exhibition of photographs, in which Saudi Press Agency (SPA) participated with excellent picture of Makkah Grand Mosque. ...
Saudi SABIC, Exxon Mobil to start construction of $9bln petrochemical plant in Texas
Business & Money | Saturday 15 June, 2019 4:52 am
Exxon Mobil Corp and Saudi Basic Industries Corp said on Thursday they would start construction of a $9 billion petrochemical plant in Texas in the third quarter that would have the world's largest ethane processing capacity. The 50/50 joint venture, called Gulf Coast Growth...
Saudi Arabia’s tourism body organizes ‘Tourism Diving’ event in Yanbu
Tourism & Hospitality | Saturday 15 June, 2019 4:47 am
The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage in Yanbu launched the “Tourism Diving” festival at Masmak in Sharm Yanbu. The event includes sea theater, art evenings, diving exhibitions, virtual reality diving, deep-water exploration, a glass submarine, deep-sea activity, as...