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Prince Khaled inaugurates annual Souk Okaz festival
Culture & Education | Thursday 13 August, 2015 4:17 am
Makkah Emir Prince Khaled Al-Faisal inaugurated the activities of the ninth edition of the 10-day annual Souk Okaz festival at Al-Arfa outside Taif on Wednesday. During the inaugural ceremony, Prince Khaled decorated Hizabr Mahmood Ali from Iraq with the Mantle Okaz Poet and Hassan Muhammad...
New city at Half Moon Bay in EP to create 90,000 jobs
Tourism & Hospitality | Thursday 13 August, 2015 4:13 am
The Eastern Province municipality is planning a model city comprising a residential, economic and tourism center in Half Moon Bay, Al-Aziziyah district.  The city would contribute significantly to expected growth in accordance with the master plan for the province, said EP Deputy Mayor...
Sports | Wednesday 12 August, 2015 10:48 am
  WWE LIVE will return to Saudi Arabia with three events at King Abdullah Sports City Sports Hall (AlJawhara Stadium) in Jeddah on Thursday 8 October, Friday 9 October and Saturday 10 October marking the first time WWE LIVE has been to Jeddah. Tickets will be available on Monday 10...
300,000 e-visas issued to foreign Haj pilgrims
Government | Wednesday 12 August, 2015 5:28 am
The Haj Ministry, in cooperation with the Foreign Ministry, has issued more than 300,000 Haj visas electronically to Haj pilgrims from abroad, local media said on Tuesday.  Issa Rowaas, Haj Ministry director-general and supervisor of the electronic portal, was quoted as saying that the...
Surveillance cameras to monitor new mosques
Government | Wednesday 12 August, 2015 5:23 am
All new and larger mosques in Jeddah must install internal and external surveillance cameras under new directives announced by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs. These measures will allow the ministry to monitor all activities and ensure no extremist speeches and sermons are being delivered,...
Jobs boost as HRDF signs deals with 23 universities
Business & Money | Wednesday 12 August, 2015 5:21 am
The Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) has signed agreements with 23 universities in the Kingdom to help graduates find jobs in the local market, thanks to the initiative by the Ministries of Labor and Education.  Ibrahim Al-Moaiqel, director general of HRDF, signed the accords with...
Huawei Builds Education Alliance with CITC Nurturing Young ICT Talent Through ‘Seeds for the Future’
Technology & IT | Tuesday 11 August, 2015 2:52 pm
With the advent of Saudi Arabia’s knowledge economy, the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) in KSA and Huawei—a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider—have announced a knowledge sharing education alliance to nurture young ...
Now fly Amman to Dammam direct with Air Arabia Jordan
Tourism & Hospitality | Tuesday 11 August, 2015 2:47 pm
Air Arabia Jordan customers will now be able to fly direct from Amman to Dammam as the airline today announces details of its fifth destination. Starting September 1, 2015, the carrier will fly twice weekly between Jordan’s capital and the largest city in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern...
 Gulf Advantage Automobiles sees commercial vehicle sales volume growing with the new Renault “Dokker”
Cars & Autos | Tuesday 11 August, 2015 12:25 pm
Gulf Advantage Automobiles (GAA) declared on Monday it expected its commercial vehicle sales growth to blow past sales goal in 2015. The new light commercial ‘Dokker’ vehicle from Renault is now available  for purchase by individual and fleet customers. Promotional plans are also...
Saudi govt bond sales spur investors’ interest
Business & Money | Tuesday 11 August, 2015 8:27 am
Saudi Arabia’s government bond sales are boosting the stock market, says a top Riyadh-based economist. “Tadawul reacted positively to the latest bond issuance program that was initiated,” John Sfakianakis, Middle East director at Ashmore Group, told Arab News. “From a...