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Royal orders promise continued development
Government | Sunday 1 February, 2015 9:22 am
Recent royal decrees issued by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman confirm the state's development after it pumped young blood into the state's administration without overlooking competence, observers said.The orders have pumped SR110 billion into crucial service sectors, including a...
King Salman’s new team has accomplished administrators
Government | Sunday 1 February, 2015 9:16 am
The new Cabinet announced by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Thursday has several appointees who are accomplished administrators with vast experience and expertise in their fields.Azzam Al-Dakhil, the new minister of education, is also chief executive officer of the Prince Mohammed ...
KSA population is 30.8m; 33% expats
Government | Saturday 31 January, 2015 12:28 pm
Saudi Arabia’s population stood at 30.8 million at the end of 2014, a 2.6 percent rise from 2013, according to data released by the Kingdom’s Central Department of Statistics and Information (CDSI).There were 20.7 million Saudis, making up 67 percent of the population, while the number of...
Al-Issa: KSA firm in dealing with human trafficking
Business & Money | Saturday 31 January, 2015 12:25 pm
Minister of Justice Mohammed Al-Issa said Thursday that human trafficking is a major criminal act according to Islamic law and is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and fines of up to SR10 million.The minister made this remark during a meeting at his office in Riyadh with a delegation from the...
KACST embarks on solar desalination project
Tourism & Hospitality | Saturday 31 January, 2015 12:22 pm
The King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) signed an agreement with the Advance Water Technology Company (AWTC) for planning out the design and construction of solar water desalination plant in Khafji with a production capacity of 60,000 cubic meters per day.The accord was signed by ...
King Salman’s expertise ‘vital for economic growth’
Government | Friday 30 January, 2015 1:02 pm
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman is the right person to grow the economy because of his immense achievements as former governor of Riyadh and being a close confidant of previous rulers, said several business leaders and experts recently.Fahad Al-Hamadi, president of the Arab...
Buying cars online a dodgy business
Government | Friday 30 January, 2015 1:59 am
The Interior Ministry has warned consumers that they should be wary of buying cars online because of the potential for fraud, particularly if bank accounts are registered overseas.The ministry had received a notification from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that criminals are using certain websites ...
King Salman Ibn Abdulaziz Issues A Number of Royal Decrees
Government | Friday 30 January, 2015 1:50 am
A huge Cabinet revamp has taken place following a royal decree issued by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman.Prince Turki bin Abdullah has been relieved as governor of Riyadh, and so with Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah as Makkah governor. Prince Faisal bin Bandar was replaced as Qassim...
Saudi Total participates successfully and effectively in  Saudi Transtec 2014
Business & Money | Thursday 29 January, 2015 2:09 pm
Saudi Total Petroleum Products Company successfully participated in the in the Saudi Arabian Transport & Logistics Exhibition & Conference (Saudi Transtec 2014), which was held recently in the Eastern Province, with the attendance of more than 5,000 of concerned visitors. "Saudi Transtec 2014" is...
Tadawul: Petchems, banks surge again on strong volume
Business & Money | Thursday 29 January, 2015 7:54 am
Saudi Arabia’s stock market gained strongly for a second straight day as oil prices rebounded from the day’s lows, reinforcing a growing perception among investors that they have found a floor.Brent crude fell early on Tuesday after an industry report said US crude stocks rose by the most in...
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