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Ericsson partners with twofour54 to grow playout services in the Middle East
Technology & IT | Monday 2 February, 2015 3:09 pm
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has strengthened its partnership with twofour54, the commercial arm of the Media Zone Authority – Abu Dhabi, through the acquisition of its current playout business, initially providing playout services for nine different channels.The agreement, which comes as part of a...
King Faisal International Prize Selection Committee Commence Selection of Winners for 37th Cycle Across Five Categories
Culture & Education | Monday 2 February, 2015 2:38 pm
The Selection Committees for the King Faisal International Prize have started their 37th annual meetings across all five prize categories: Service to Islam, Islamic Studies, Arabic Language and Literature, Medicine, and Science. The meetings are being held during Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd of...
Alarab News Channel Launches
Culture & Education | Monday 2 February, 2015 7:42 am
Alarab News Channel, the MENA region's latest 24-hour news channel, began transmission at 13.00 GMT on 1st February from its headquarters in Bahrain to viewers all over the world. The launch ushers in a completely new style of news programming for the Middle East and beyond and fills a critical...
King Salman merges ministries to boost educational standards
Culture & Education | Monday 2 February, 2015 7:39 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has recently issued a royal decree to merge the two ministries of education and higher education in a historic decision, which defines Saudi Arabia’s ambitious plans for education, according to Naif Al-Roomi, governor of the Public Education...
ACWA Power – First Closing of Powervest Fund
Environment & Energy | Monday 2 February, 2015 12:39 am
International Company for Water & Power Projects (“ACWA Power”) announced the official first closing of the Powervest Fund (“the Fund”) with commitments of c. SAR 596 million (c. USD 159 million).The Fund is domiciled in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (“the Kingdom” /”KSA”) and set up ...
SABIC to hold drawing and photography competition to encourage eco-friendly behavior
Culture & Education | Sunday 1 February, 2015 3:21 pm
SABIC will conduct an environmental competition for school students in three cities in the Kingdom to raise awareness among the community on the need for better management of natural resources and care for the environment.The competition is designed for boys and girls of select schools in Riyadh,...
Public Security, SASO in quality control tie-up
Business & Money | Sunday 1 February, 2015 9:25 am
The General Directorate of Public Security and Saudi Standards and the Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) have signed a agreement to activate strong cooperation between the two in the application of quality control and to boost services and upgrade their level of performance, local media...
Royal orders promise continued development
Government | Sunday 1 February, 2015 9:22 am
Recent royal decrees issued by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman confirm the state's development after it pumped young blood into the state's administration without overlooking competence, observers said.The orders have pumped SR110 billion into crucial service sectors, including a...
King Salman’s new team has accomplished administrators
Government | Sunday 1 February, 2015 9:16 am
The new Cabinet announced by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Thursday has several appointees who are accomplished administrators with vast experience and expertise in their fields.Azzam Al-Dakhil, the new minister of education, is also chief executive officer of the Prince Mohammed ...
KSA population is 30.8m; 33% expats
Government | Saturday 31 January, 2015 12:28 pm
Saudi Arabia’s population stood at 30.8 million at the end of 2014, a 2.6 percent rise from 2013, according to data released by the Kingdom’s Central Department of Statistics and Information (CDSI).There were 20.7 million Saudis, making up 67 percent of the population, while the number of...