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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...
Saudi Kayan gets more gas for making ethylene
Environment & Energy | Sunday 8 February, 2015 1:07 pm
Saudi Arabia's Oil Ministry has allocated more natural gas to Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Co for it to expand ethylene production at its petrochemical complex in Jubail, the company said on Sunday.The ministry has allocated the affiliate of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation ( SABIC ) an extra 10...
flynas to continue its track record Paul Byrne -- CEO, flynas
Tourism & Hospitality | Sunday 8 February, 2015 1:03 pm
flynas , Saudi Arabia's first and only budget airline that sets a new standard of efficiency for low cost travel in the region, promises to sustain the lowest fares, on-time flights and friendly service that it had done in the past year, the airline's new CEO said.Paul Byrne who took the helm in...
Gas crisis eases as GASCO floods Jeddah market with cylinders
Environment & Energy | Sunday 8 February, 2015 7:43 am
The National Gas and Industrialization Company (GASCO) distributed more than 290,000 cooking gas cylinders in Jeddah in the past four days, raising its stock to 15,000 barrels, a GASCO official source said Saturday.According to an official source, the number of trucks distributing the cylinders has ...
KAU among top 5 MENA universities
Culture & Education | Saturday 7 February, 2015 2:41 pm
Times Higher Education (THE) hosted its first-ever university ranking in the Middle East and North Africa, where King Abdul Aziz University won the third place in the field of research excellence. The first position went to Texas A&M University of Qatar, followed by the Lebanese American...
Government steps up efforts to boost tourism
Tourism & Hospitality | Saturday 7 February, 2015 2:32 pm
Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) President Prince Sultan bin Salman recently headed a KSA delegation to the first UN conference on tourism and culture in Cambodia, where he sought to build partnerships to boost the Kingdom's tourism sector.Saudi Arabia was also represented by the ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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....