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Poll centers can handle 4m voters
Government | Saturday 22 August, 2015 2:25 pm
The Kingdom has set up 1,263 centers in 284 municipalities that can handle 4 million voters for the Dec. 12 municipal council elections. These centers will open today to allow for the registration of voters until Sept. 21, from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. except Fridays. Candidates will be able to...
MOL sets rules for expat transfer of sponsorship
Business & Money | Saturday 22 August, 2015 1:38 am
The Ministry of Labor has restricted local firms from submitting applications for the transfer of an expatriate worker’s services more than once, if the transfer process of a previous application has been completed even if the application for the transfer of the worker has come from another...
Nuclear energy talks with South Korea under way
Business & Money | Friday 21 August, 2015 3:26 am
Officials from King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE) and the South Korean embassy held talks here this week on nuclear energy projects. Waleed Husain Abu Alfaraj, K.A.CARE vice president, met with South Korean Ambassador Kim Jin-soo at the K.A.CARE headquarters....
Move aims to reduce violence in schools
Culture & Education | Friday 21 August, 2015 2:17 am
Education Minister Azzam Al-Dakhil has directed all education departments to implement in schools a new violence-reduction program "Rifq" (to be gentle) from the first semester of the forthcoming academic year.  The program will create awareness among students, the school...
Prince Khaled reviews progress of Jeddah mass transit project
Business & Money | Friday 21 August, 2015 1:13 am
Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal reviewed the Jeddah transportation projects, their development and future plans on Thursday. The meeting was attended by Prince Mishaal bin Majed, governor of Jeddah, Hani Abu Ras, mayor of Jeddah, Saad bin Mohammed, adviser to Prince Khaled, Osama Abdouh, CEO ...
NWC’s electronic apps to manage water systems for the first time during Hajj
Environment & Energy | Thursday 20 August, 2015 12:51 pm
NWC announced it would implement a new package of electronic applications for the first time during the upcoming Hajj season 1436. The initiative is part of NWC’s continuous efforts to develop its technical performance and improve the quality of water and environment services rendered to...
Hospital worker ‘victimized for reporting corruption’
Business & Money | Thursday 20 August, 2015 2:59 am
A hospital worker in Jazan has claimed that he was victimized after reporting alleged corrupt activities at a health facility in the region to the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha). Ahmed Ali Jumah, formerly a nursing technician at Al-Twal General Hospital, said that he had pay...
Pilgrims sans permit, facilitators face heavy fines, imprisonment
Government | Thursday 20 August, 2015 2:46 am
The Ministry of Interior has announced that heavy penalties await pilgrims who try to perform Haj next month without the necessary permits. On its Twitter account, the ministry said that pilgrims without permits shall be punished by imprisonment for two months and a fine of SR25,000...
12 educational TV channels launched
Culture & Education | Thursday 20 August, 2015 1:57 am
Education Minister Azzam Al-Dakhil has launched 12 educational satellite television channels, two of which offer classes for students near the southern border, where the new academic year begins on Sunday. The project, in Asir Educational Directorate’s Jazan, Najran, Sybia and Sarat Obaid is ...
25 hospitals with 5,000 beds readied in holy cities
Healthcare | Wednesday 19 August, 2015 3:03 am
Health Minister Khaled Al-Falih said 25 hospitals with a combined capacity of about 5,000 beds have been prepared for pilgrims in Makkah, Madinah and the holy sites. The minister chaired a meeting on Monday of the Haj medical committee in Madinah and toured a number of hospitals...