Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »

 

Tag Archives: Saudia Arabia

KSA, UAE send urgent assistance to Socotra

The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Works, UAE Red Crescent Society and the Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Foundation for Humanitarian Assistance have sent urgent humanitarian assistance to the people of Socotra, which took the brunt of the cyclone

Shape up or ship out, MoH warns private hospitals

Health Minister Khalid Al-Falih

The Health Ministry has issued a stern warning to private hospitals not providing quality services for patients. If they don’t improve performance, their names would be made public immediately, according to Health Minister Khalid Al-Falih. Al-Falih said that self-regulation has

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 and have to be renewed, said the General Directorate of Passports. The directorate

300 medical errors reported in 2013

The number of medical errors in 2013 reached 300 cases and compensations worth SR10 million were paid out to the claimants, local media said quoting insurance experts. Wahid Al-Zikra, an insurance expert, said another SR20 million is due to be

Women fret as weddings approach and tailors vanish

Tailors catering to a female clientele are struggling to meet delivery schedules due to an acute labor shortage especially at a time when the summer holidays coincide with the commencement of the wedding season and most Saudi families prepare to

Khamis Mushayt man admits killing brother, 8 years on

Khamis Mushayt police are questioning a 30-year-old Saudi man after he revealed that he had killed his 40-year-old brother eight years ago and buried his body in the back of their house. Col. Abdullah Dhafran, acting spokesman of police in

18,000 expats teach in KSA universities

There are more than 18,000 foreign teachers currently employed in Saudi Arabia’s universities and higher educational institutions, local media reported, quoting data released by the Ministry of Higher Education. The total number of teaching staff at the government-run and private

Tutors learn the law the hard way

Four expatriates, three of them teachers, were briefly detained on Monday evening for giving private tuition at the Hai Al-Wazarat area in the Saudi capital. They were later released with a warning to refrain from doing so in the future.

Shops flout baby milk pricing law

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has begun intensive monitoring visits to a number of shops and pharmacies across the Kingdom in order to verify the application of the ministerial decree concerning the new pricing policy for infant formula. Inspectors

Construction work to slow down in Ramadan

Several construction companies will suspend work on their projects this Ramadan owing to labor policies which do not permit working for more than four hours a day after breaking of the fast and in view of the long duration of

Overseas training of teachers to cost SR5bn

Saudi Arabia will spend SR5 billion on training some 25,000 schoolteachers abroad, Education Minister Prince Khaled Al-Faisal said on Sunday while explaining the SR80 billion education revamp plan approved by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah. He said

400 villages cut off by floods

JAZAN — The recent rains and floods in Jazan have cut electricity and communications from more than 400 border villages and hamlets in the region. Civil Defense spokesman Maj. Yahya Bin Abdullah Al-Qahtani said three people were rescued and 13

Overqualified Saudis

Abdullah Sayel

By : ABDULLAH SAYEL Out of 3,445 vacancies in government jobs, 1,010 jobs remain vacant for an astonishing reason. What we need to know now is that 2,210 male candidates and 225 female candidates were found suitable for 2,435 vacancies.

Fakeih: Containing MERS ‘top priority’

The Ministry of Health’s top priority is containment of the MERS corona virus, Acting Health Minister Adel Fakeih told delegates at the 67th session of the World Health Assembly held in Geneva on Tuesday. “We are working with international partner

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