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SR2.5bn for Haj cleanup operation
Government | Tuesday 25 August, 2015 1:30 am
 Municipal and Rural Affairs Minister Abdul Lateef Al-Asheikh was briefed on Monday about the SR2.5 billion awarded to companies contracted to clean up the holy sites during this year’s Haj. Al-Asheikh praised the country’s leaders and the various government and private agencies...
Saudi Total launches SR. 25 million  plan to expand its plant in Saudi Arabia
Business & Money | Monday 24 August, 2015 4:48 pm
Saudi Total Arabia announced a plan to expand its factory located in the industrial Valley in King Abdullah Economic City; to keep pace with rising demand for its products of Total oils and lubricants, as well as to strengthen its presence in the Saudi market.   Mr. Hisham Atallah,...
Business & Money | Monday 24 August, 2015 2:00 pm
Pearl Initiative, the leading independent private sector-led, not-for-profit organisation working across the Gulf Region to influence and improve corporate accountability and transparency, has partnered with Binaa Wa Amal, a division of Construction Products Holding Company (CPC), a leading Saudi...
Business & Money | Monday 24 August, 2015 11:32 am
SABIC has launched the ‘Back to School’ program in various regions of the Kingdom, coinciding with the new school year. The program is being conducted in partnership with the Ministry of Social Affairs and in collaboration with the SABIC Employees Charity Fund...
Lukewarm response to voter registration
Government | Monday 24 August, 2015 3:38 am
The Kingdom has witnessed a thin voter registration at its various centers since Saturday, the first day of the month-long exercise ahead of the Dec. 12 municipal elections. While official sources have attributed the poor turnout to the beginning of the new academic year, some citizens have...
All measures taken to ensure MERS-free Haj
Government | Monday 24 August, 2015 3:37 am
 The Ministry of Health has taken all necessary measures to control the rising incidence of MERS in Riyadh and a 24X7 epidemiological surveillance system is in place in Makkah and Madinah.  This information was given to reporters here on Sunday by Deputy Health Minister Abdulaziz bin ...
Oil blues see 7% Tadawul drop
Business & Money | Monday 24 August, 2015 1:34 am
The Saudi stock market plunged nearly 7 percent on Sunday in relentless selling sparked by falling oil prices and a decision by Fitch Ratings to cut its outlook for Saudi Arabia’s debt. The Tadawul All-Share Index lost 6.86 percent to close at 7,463.32 points, nearing support on its...
KSU in skills upgrade tie-up
Culture & Education | Sunday 23 August, 2015 4:30 am
 King Saud University (KSU), which is in the vanguard of academic excellence in the Kingdom, this year tied up with the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in order to develop the skills of its faculty members. Commenting on the program, a media department official at KSU said: "The...
Mataaf to have four floors by Sept.
Government | Sunday 23 August, 2015 2:22 am
The Grand Mosque will have four floors of mataaf  (the area where Haj and Umrah pilgrims circle the Kaaba during the tawaf ritual) by early September. The construction of the third floor has been completed, said Sultan Al-Qurashi, projects manager at the General Presidency for the Affairs...
Schools reopen: 5m begin new academic year
Culture & Education | Sunday 23 August, 2015 2:11 am
Around five million students were gearing up on Sunday to attend the first day of school for the new academic year, amid fears by parents about non-working air conditioners, lack of cleanliness in classrooms and a delay in receiving books. The Ministry of Education, however, assured the parents...