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Summer festivals a big hit with visitors
Tourism & Hospitality | Sunday 16 August, 2015 6:20 am
Summer festivals, which fall under the efforts of development of tourism festivals carried out by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH) in collaboration with Tourism Development Councils, is witnessing new changes with new events that drew a huge rush of visitors this year...
Nahdi Medical Co. wins first place locally in competition
Healthcare | Sunday 16 August, 2015 6:16 am
Nahdi Medical Company, the largest retail pharmacy chain in the MENA, has exemplified its strength and expertise in supply chain management, ranking first place locally and seventh place globally in the Fresh Connection competition, which concluded on June 5, qualifying Nahdi to participate in the...
Bid to create 20,000 jobs in health sector
Healthcare | Sunday 16 August, 2015 6:03 am
The Ministry of Health has decided to award scholarships to Saudi students in an attempt to provide approximately 20,000 jobs in the health sector, which is in high demand. The decision follows a previous agreement between the Health and Education ministries, local media has reported.  The ...
Riyadh governor to open Top 100 Saudi Brands awards ceremony
Government | Saturday 15 August, 2015 5:50 am
Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar will inaugurate the Top 100 Saudi Brands awards ceremony in the Kingdom at the Riyadh Marriott Hotel at 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 5. Usamah M. Al-Kurdi, president of Alagat Company, the organizing firm, said that the top 100 Saudi brands in the Kingdom are...
French scientists to train Saudis in nuclear energy
Environment & Energy | Saturday 15 August, 2015 4:52 am
King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE) joined hands with the International Institute of Nuclear Energy (12EN) to train Saudi engineering graduates in nuclear energy programs to achieve its vision 2032, which aims to replace 50 percent of the dependence on traditional fossil...
Local Haj likely to get 40% cheaper
Government | Saturday 15 August, 2015 4:47 am
Prices for local Haj packages are expected to drop between 30 and 40 percent this year, according to an official at the Ministry of Haj. Most local Haj operators have begun to change their packages after the ministry announced the launch of the online portal for local pilgrims. According to the ...
Call to regulate entry of visitors to schools
Culture & Education | Friday 14 August, 2015 4:11 am
Education Minister Azzam Al-Dakhil has directed all the education departments across the Kingdom to appoint a guard at each school for boys and girls in order to regulate the entrance of parents or visitors. He stressed the need to document the data and information of each visitor, including...
Souq Okaz gets off to a colorful start
Culture & Education | Friday 14 August, 2015 3:08 am
Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal and head of the supervising committee of Souq Okaz opened the activities of the ninth edition of the festival on Wednesday. A number of intellectuals, poets, academics, artists and craftsmen from the Kingdom and abroad attended the event. The governor...
WHO: Majority of recent MERS patients were health workers
Healthcare | Friday 14 August, 2015 2:07 am
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that a majority of those who recently contracted coronavirus in the Kingdom were health workers. The WHO statement was based on a Health Ministry report that notified the world organization of 17 additional MERS cases, including three...
KACST, KAUST joint panel to monitor projects
Culture & Education | Thursday 13 August, 2015 4:30 am
The King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) will form a joint scientific committee between the two sides to follow the progress of their joint ventures. The agreement was reached between the two parties during a...