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Aramco plants 2,300 trees with water-saving polymer
Tourism & Hospitality | Saturday 28 February, 2015 8:55 am
A Riyadh-based group has planted 2,300 trees of six varieties for Saudi Aramco in Qurais, Eastern Province, with the use of a super water-saving polymer it had invented.“There have been several delays in planting the trees due to the winter season, during which the different varieties could have...
JCCI launches career training program for youth in 13 fields
Culture & Education | Saturday 28 February, 2015 8:34 am
The Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) held a career training program for Saudi job seekers in 13 career fields at Ismail Abu Dawood Hall in Jeddah on Wednesday. The program was organized in cooperation with the National Recruitment Program.Prior to the event, registration for the...
‘Difficult to restore all 4,000 Asir villages’
Tourism & Hospitality | Saturday 28 February, 2015 8:30 am
Muhammad Al-Umrah, the director general of Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) in Asir, has admitted that it is very difficult to renovate and restore the nearly 4,000 historical villages in the region according to the information provided by the Urban Observatory.He noted that the...
Cybersecurity remains a top priority and concern in the Middle East
Technology & IT | Saturday 28 February, 2015 1:55 am
As news reports are abuzz with cyber criminals having reportedly succeeded in stealing USD1 billion from over 100 banks globally within a span of two years, the Market Forecasts and Analysis Report (2014-2019) by MarketsandMarkets predicts that the global cybersecurity industry will be worth...
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...
Over 15,000 graduate from KAU in colorful convocation
Culture & Education | Friday 27 February, 2015 1:15 pm
The King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah on Wednesday hosted its 44th convocation to celebrate the success of its outgoing graduating batch.Excitement and anticipation filled the air in the vast stadium hall in late evening as graduates, proud parents and University officials gathered in the stadium ...
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...
KSA land of opportunities, says Indian business tycoon Shetty
Business & Money | Friday 27 February, 2015 3:02 am
The UAE-based Indian business tycoon B. R. Shetty plans to open 150 branches of UAE Exchange across Saudi Arabia as part of his efforts to expand his operations in the Kingdom.Speaking to Arab News, Shetty said his group has taken over the majority shares in the London-based foreign exchange giant...
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...
Bahrain banking on infrastructure, private sector to ride out cheap oil
Environment & Energy | Friday 27 February, 2015 2:55 am
Bahrain’s economy is holding up in the face of low oil prices as policymakers bank on infrastructure spending and the private sector to offset shrinking energy sector revenues, officials and businessmen said this week.Bahrain is among the financially weakest of the Gulf oil exporters, lacking the ...
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