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Makkah development ‘top priority’
Government | Friday 22 May, 2015 9:05 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman arrived in Jeddah on Thursday for his first visit since ascending the throne on Jan. 23, where he would outline efforts to further develop the region and improve services for pilgrims.Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, adviser to the king, Jeddah Gov. ...
Shoura says no to foreign universities in Kingdom
Government | Thursday 21 May, 2015 9:41 am
The Shoura Council has rejected the proposal of council member Saeed Al-Sheikh to permit foreign universities to open branches in the Kingdom due to concerns over breaching Saudi cultural traditions and gender segregation.The decision was also based on the failure of the branches of universities in ...
Madinah govt depts awarded
Government | Thursday 21 May, 2015 9:34 am
Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman has honored the top performing government departments in the region at a ceremony here.In his speech at the event, he said that efforts to improve services for citizens have been taking place since the reign of King Abdul Aziz “to boost social and economic...
US-Gulf meetings to follow up on summit decisions
Government | Sunday 17 May, 2015 1:02 am
Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg, assistant secretary-general for negotiations and strategic dialogue at the Gulf Cooperation Council, said the meetings of the joint defense and security committees between the US and GCC countries will soon be held to follow up on the decisions taken in the recently held...
The 21st GCC sGovernment and sServices Conference begins today at Ritz Carlton Hotel in Dubai
Government | Saturday 16 May, 2015 8:55 am
Amidst the celebration of 26 years of unwavering commitment and success in knowledge orientation and business building, Datamatix brings to the region the 21st edition of the GCC sGovernment and sServices Conference. The 21st GCC sGovernment and sServices Conference underlines the journey of the...
Scholarships for 12,000 more students in US
Government | Friday 15 May, 2015 10:15 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman instructed authorities Thursday to include some 12,000 male and female Saudi students studying in the US at their own expense in the government’s foreign scholarship program.The royal gesture came on the recommendation of Crown Prince Mohammed bin...
Relief center to streamline Saudi aid
Government | Thursday 14 May, 2015 8:56 am
The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Works launched in Riyadh on Wednesday will streamline the Kingdom’s donations to distressed people across the world.Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, who laid the foundation stone of the center here, said the organization would be...
Rules for Haj firms made stringent
Government | Sunday 10 May, 2015 10:20 am
Haj Ministry sources say the ministry has issued an instruction to Haj and Umrah firms not to sign contracts with pilgrims, or register, make reservations or receive any money before they officially obtain the necessary licenses for the upcoming pilgrimage season.The Haj Ministry completed...
100 days of King Salman celebrated
Government | Friday 8 May, 2015 2:56 am
The people of Riyadh hosted a huge reception in honor of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to mark his 100 days in office. The reception was held at the sports stadium of King Saud University in the capital.Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, deputy...
New-look govt will ‘secure nation’
Government | Tuesday 5 May, 2015 1:45 am
The new appointments to the Cabinet announced by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman are aimed at ensuring a stable and secure country in the face of increasing threats in the region and elsewhere.This was the sentiment of ministers at their weekly Cabinet meeting chaired by King Salman...