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New KSA campaign to expel illegal expats
Business & Money | Sunday 1 March, 2015 9:10 am
Intensive security measures are in force to seize foreigners who violate the Kingdom’s labor laws, said a Jeddah police source.Security checkpoints on roads are also focused on ensuring the success of Saudi Arabia’s campaign against undocumented workers. “The highway security patrol enforces...
KAEC continues to attract local and international firms
Business & Money | Saturday 28 February, 2015 9:25 am
Several local and regional industrial factories in Jeddah intend to transfer their industrial activities from Jeddah to the Industrial Valley at King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) for its strategic economic location. An estimated 50 percent of Jeddah factories will be expected to change their...
MERS claims 2 more lives
Healthcare | Saturday 28 February, 2015 9:04 am
The Ministry of Health announced that the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) had claimed two more lives.The people who died were two Saudi men aged 84 and 51, from Queiyah and Hofuf. They were non-medical personnel and had pre-existing illnesses. There were no infections...
Fiera di Vicenza and its strategic partner L’Azurde organize roadshows in Saudi Arabia
Business & Money | Saturday 28 February, 2015 1:47 am
he world looks to the Saudi gold market as it is the fourth-largest market in the world in terms of gold consumption, and the first in the Arab region. It accounts for a third of the demand in the Middle East, and the main engine behind the rest of the GCC markets. In Qatar alone, Saudi Arabia's...
All Makkah projects ‘must display Islamic identity’
Business & Money | Friday 27 February, 2015 1:13 pm
Makkah Gov. and Chairman of the Central Haj Committee Prince Khaled Al-Faisal stressed the need to ensure all projects in Makkah are designed to display an Arab and Islamic identity.During a meeting in Jeddah on Thursday with members of the Higher Supervisory Committee of the Custodian of the Two...
Shoura raps ministry for ‘poor university oversight’
Government | Friday 27 February, 2015 2:59 am
Shoura Council members have lambasted the Ministry of Education (formerly Ministry of Higher Education) for not doing enough research, vacant teaching positions, and inability to help students find jobs. Fahad bin Juma’ said universities do not have research capacity, while Firdous Al-Saleh said...
Mystery Apple event planned for March 9, likely on Watch
Technology & IT | Friday 27 February, 2015 2:53 am
Apple has sent invitations for a mystery event due to take place March 9, amid speculation about an imminent launch of its much anticipated Apple Watch.The invitation simply said “Spring Forward,” referring to the fact that clocks will spring forward one hour in the US the day before for...
Tourism & Hospitality | Thursday 26 February, 2015 3:15 pm
King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) recently concluded its participation in the Gulfood manufacturing event which was held in Dubai on February 8th-12th and is considered as the biggest and most effective regional event specializing in the food and beverage industry.KAEC’s Industrial Valley booth...
KSA’s advances in education highlighted at Dubai event
Culture & Education | Thursday 26 February, 2015 5:43 am
The Saudi Ministry of Education has set up one of the biggest pavilions at a premier education exhibition in Dubai, to highlight its achievements and use of the world’s latest technology in the classroom.The eighth Global Education Forum and Global Educational Supplies and Solutions exhibition...
Prince Faisal launches endowment project
Healthcare | Thursday 26 February, 2015 5:39 am
Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman launched the Taibah Charitable Doctors Association’s (Hayat) new logo, mobile clinics and endowment project during a ceremony here Tuesday.The governor also witnessed the signing of agreements between the association and its sponsors and donated SR1 million...