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King appoints 13 women in Human Rights Commission Council
Government | Friday 3 July, 2020 12:40 pm
Saudi Gazette reportRIYADH — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman gave a boost to women empowerment by bringing about gender parity in the new restructured Human Rights Commission Council by appointing 13 women in the 26-member body.The Human Rights Commission Council was restructured...
New COVID-19 protocols aimed at spurring commercial activity in Saudi Arabia
Business & Money | Friday 3 July, 2020 10:44 am
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior has issued a list of COVID-19 precautionary regulations for commercial establishments to follow now that they can resume services.The long list covers a broad range of businesses and entities such as driving schools, education academies, tailors, wedding halls, ...
Alwaleed Philanthropies, ICESCO Sign MoU to Help 10 African Countries on Fighting COVID-19
Business & Money | Thursday 2 July, 2020 6:14 am
Alwaleed Philanthropies, chaired by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, and the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the phases and programme related to implementing their joint initiative to help 10 countries to curb the...
GAMI Announces New Armored Military Vehicle Production
Business & Money | Thursday 2 July, 2020 3:12 am
The General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI) announced the signing of a contract to manufacture and localize of new armored military vehicles under the name "Ad-Dahna" between the General Directorate of Border Guard and the Military Industries Corporation.The contract signing ceremony was...
Interior Ministry Announces Additional Health Precautionary Measures
Government | Thursday 2 July, 2020 1:08 am
An official source at the Ministry of Interior stated that further to the precautionary measures' protocols for the sectors announced on 6th of June 2020, the Ministry of Interior announces the appendix of precautionary measures "protocols", in addition to the modified measures for the approved...
Zain KSA wins SpeedTest award for Kingdom’s fastest fixed internet
Technology & IT | Wednesday 1 July, 2020 3:21 pm
Globally renowned "Ookla’s SpeedTest" website known remarkably in measuring internet speed globally, announces the winning of "Zain KSA for fastest fixed internet." The company was able to achieve this milestone for rolling out the largest 5G network and for making investments in this field, ...
Intertek certifies the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) for Information Security and IT Service Management
Environment & Energy | Wednesday 1 July, 2020 2:37 pm
Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, has awarded the ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 certification for Information Technology Service Management and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 for Information Security Management to the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), the...
Zakat and Income
Government | Wednesday 1 July, 2020 9:14 am
Today, Wednesday, July 1, 2020, the decision to raise the value-added tax rate to 15% came into effect on all goods and services subject to it in commercial markets, after the announcement of Royal Order No. (A / 638) on the eleventh of last May to amend Article (II) of the value added tax...
KAIMRC Invites Saudi Arabia's Hospitals to Participate in Clinical Trials on Coronavirus
Culture & Education | Wednesday 1 July, 2020 8:17 am
King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC) has invited the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s hospitals to participate in several clinical trials approved by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) on the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), where it is expected that its benefits will be...
KPMG announced as top-tier partner of Women 20 Engagement Group, joining forces to put gender issues at the heart of the G20
Business & Money | Wednesday 1 July, 2020 7:49 am
Women 20 (W20), an official G20 engagement group established during the 2015 Turkish presidency and KPMG, leading provider of audit, tax, and advisory services in Saudi Arabia, are delighted to announce their partnership as part of the G20 Saudi Presidency year.   In the lead up to...