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DEWA announces Shams Dubai to regulate generation of solar energy in buildings and connection to its grid
Government | Monday 16 March, 2015 9:48 am
Press ReleaseHE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced today in a press conference held at Grand Hyatt hotel in Dubai, the start of DEWA’s first smart initiative, Shams Dubai, to regulate the generation of solar energy in buildings and...
Restaurants, groceries close shop in anticipation of raids
Government | Friday 13 March, 2015 3:41 am
Several restaurants, grocery stores and other shops have closed their doors since the government launched its latest crackdown on illegal workers, Arab News has found.The campaign is aimed at arresting workers working without permits or in jobs not stated on their residence permits. Many small...
Housing minister relieved of his post
Government | Thursday 12 March, 2015 7:46 am
Shwaish bin Saud Dhwaihi has been relieved of his post as minister of housing, following a royal order. Essam bin Saad bin Saeed, minister of state, has been named as acting minister of housing, SPA reported late on Wednesday....
King: Stability, jobs top priority
Government | Wednesday 11 March, 2015 2:38 am
Saudi Arabia is trying to minimize the impact of plunging oil prices on its economy, said Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Tuesday while emphasizing his government’s plan to develop a more diversified economy.“The low prices witnessed by the oil market are having an effect on...
Cabinet discusses nuclear pacts with South Korea
Government | Tuesday 10 March, 2015 7:38 am
Adel Al-Toraifi, minister of culture and information, said the Cabinet meeting on Monday discussed several draft agreements signed with South Korea on nuclear energy. The two sides agreed last week to conduct a feasibility study on building nuclear reactors worth SR7.5 billion across the country....
Penalties set for Umrah firms flouting regulations
Government | Sunday 8 March, 2015 6:29 am
The Ministry of Haj recently confirmed that Umrah companies that do not follow rules will be closed temporarily, as the government wants to regulate religious tourism to the Kingdom. Authorities will close these establishments for a period of 12, 24 or 48 hours until the owners comply with...
Government agencies asked to expand online services
Government | Saturday 7 March, 2015 1:31 am
Under the guidance of Prince Mohammed bin Naif, second deputy premier and interior minister, government departments have been advised to transfer services to an electronic platform in order to facilitate and ease procedures for citizens and residents to handle various transactions.The government...
S. Korea to build SR7.5bn nuclear reactors in KSA
Government | Wednesday 4 March, 2015 7:44 am
Saudi Arabia and South Korea signed five key accords on Tuesday in Riyadh including a plan to study the feasibility of building nuclear reactors worth SR7.5 billion across the country.Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and South Korean President Park Geun-hye also held wide-ranging talks ...
Al-Samaani: Judicial system impartial
Government | Sunday 1 March, 2015 9:16 am
Saudi Arabia’s justice system is based on the provisions of Islamic law derived from the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah (tradition) of the Prophet (peace be upon him). This ensures the independence of the judiciary in Saudi Arabia and its impartiality, said Justice Minister Waleed Al-Samaani, at...
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...