Bahrain says dispute with Qatar is political, accuses it of military escalation

:: Bahrain’s foreign minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said on Monday that the dispute with Qatar is related More »

What did Iran’s president tell Qatar’s emir on Eid al-Fitr?

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday said his country wants to bolster ties with Qatar and rejected a More »

Turkey’s Erdogan backs Qatar’s response to list of Arab demands

:: Turkish President Tayyip Ergodan said on Sunday he backed Qatar’s response to a list of demands issued by More »

Terrorism scourge of this era, says King Salman

:: Terrorism is the “scourge of this era,” King Salman said on Saturday, adding that Saudi Arabia was making More »

Yemen launches investigation into human rights abuses in liberated areas

:: Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dajar issued a decision to form a joint committee to investigate allegations regarding More »


Category Archives: Government

New labor e-service to ensure justice

Minister of Labor Mufrij Al-Haqbani

Minister of Labor Mufrij Al-Haqbani launched here on Monday an online legal labor consultation service to acquaint workers and employers with their rights and duties. Speaking on

Cabinet reviews key issues

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Monday briefed the Cabinet over the phone call he received from the king of Bahrain, the call he

1,545 officials to monitor polls

The Executive Committee of the Municipal Elections has appointed 837 controllers and 708 inspectors to monitor the Dec. 12 elections. Judea Al-Qahtani, head of the committee and

KSA signs tourism pact with Serbia

The Kingdom signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Republic of Serbia for cooperation in cultural heritage promotion as well as tourism. The MoU was signed

Firms to be fined for stating incorrect reason for dismissal

The General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI) has announced that it would fine employers SR10,000 for denying workers their entitlements under the system by not correctly stating

World health chief says U.S., Saudi discussing MERS vaccine

Margaret Chan

The United States and Saudi Arabia may prepare a vaccine for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) to try and head off the next outbreak of the disease,

Transfer of sponsorship through Abshir from next week

Saudi Arabia’s Passports Department (Jawazat) will launch two services for the issuance of multiple visas and sponsorship transfer of expatriates through the Abshir electronic system on the

Al-Dakhil orders use of new logo in official correspondence

Dr. Azzam Al-Dakhil

Education Minister Dr. Azzam Al-Dakhil has directed all ministry departments to adopt the new logo which was launched last Thursday in the presence of senior officials. In

Nitaqat: Saudis in private sector up to 1.7 million

The number of Saudis working in the private sector during 2015 rose to 1.7 million, up from about 700,000 in 2011, while the number of Saudi women

Muqeem era begins

The Passport Department has started issuing the new identity card, Muqeem, for expats. However, the department has denied a report on that the card would allow

Govt receives flak over 11% unemployment

Despite strategies adopted by the Ministry of Economy and Planning, unemployment in the Kingdom is between 11 and 11.7 percent, according to an online newspaper. The Shoura

Muqeem only after valid iqama expires

Exchanging the Muqeem card with the iqama is not required for those who still have valid iqamas, and is only needed for those whose iqamas have expired

Saudi Arabia set to implement new labor law

The Ministry of Labor will start implementing the new labor law from Oct. 18, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday. There are 38 amended Articles in

Online iqama services drive local agents out of business

The new online service of Passport Department, including renewal of residence permits and other procedures related to expatriate workers, closed the door of profitable business of muaqeb,

‘Integrated planning resulted in Haj free of infectious diseases’

Khalid Al-Falih

The Kingdom successfully implemented an integrated health plan during the Haj season to make the sacred areas free of communicable diseases, Health Minister Khalid Al-Falih said in

Shoura asks Housing Ministry to show its products to citizens

The Shoura Council has asked the Ministry of Housing to present its time and developmental plans to provide housing products to citizens. Chaired by Speaker Abdullah Al-Ashiekh,

Shoura to vote on new housing plan

The Shoura Council will vote on the recommendations of the Housing and Services Committee at its 53rd session in Riyadh on Monday. The recommendations include a request

1.5m jobs created for Saudi youth in 2014

The Ministry of Labor created 1.5 million jobs for young Saudi men and women in 2014, a six percent rise from the previous year. This is according

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