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October 23, 2017
Jeddah airport ready to serve 10m Umrah pilgrims
Saudi Gazette reportJEDDAH — King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah has completed all arrival and departure arrangements for more than 10 million Umrah pilgrims during the season which began on Saturday and will continue until Shawwal 18, 1439H (July 2, 2018).The airport’s accommodation capacity is 1,800 arriving passengers an hour and 1,700 departing passengers.The management said pilgrims will be served by representatives of about 27 government and private establishments.According ...
October 23, 2017
No blood money for Makkah crane crash victims
Okaz /Saudi GazetteJEDDAH — Victims of the 2015 Makkah crane crash will not get any diyyah (blood money), the Summary Court in Makkah has ruled.The court also said that neither the injured will get any compensation nor the damages caused to the Grand Mosque will be compensated because the disaster was caused by natural reasons and there was no human element behind it.The court has acquitted all 13 employees of ...
October 23, 2017
Despite Saudization law, expats dominate mobile phone sector
Saudi Gazette reportJEDDAH — Expatriate workers still dominate the mobile phone sales and maintenance jobs across the Kingdom, a year after the Ministry of Labor and Social Development announced total Saudization of jobs in the sector.However, thousands of expatriates who had been working in the sector have left the Kingdom for good.Many Saudis entered the market with great hope after learning that cell phone sales and maintenance was highly profitable. ...
October 23, 2017
Justice Ministry restructures file system in general courts
Saudi Gazette reportRIYADH — The Ministry of Justice has begun restructuring judicial services in the Kingdom›s general courts, starting with Riyadh where the waiting time for random access to judges has been reduced by up to 90 percent.The time consumed in searching files was cut from two hours to a minute in some of the circuits, Al-Hayat newspaper reported.This was attributed to reorganizing and limiting the filing system to electronic ...
October 23, 2017
Italy honors Saudi for deepening ties
JEDDAH — Italian President Sergio Mattarella has awarded an honorary decoration to a Saudi citizen in recognition of his effective role in deepening Saudi-Italian ties in many vital areas.The Italian Consulate General in Jeddah hosted a special ceremony to present the honorary decoration to Engineer Mamdouh Khayyat, who is the product of a prestigious Italian university. The ceremony was attended by a number of businessmen, some of Khayyat’s friends and ...
October 23, 2017
Umm Al-Qura students blame officials for squalid conditions inside campus
Okaz/Saudi GazetteMAKKAH — Students and teachers of Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah have expressed their anguish over the poor condition of lecture halls.Almost all classrooms at the university have broken-down chairs and desks, walls cluttered with graffiti and corridors littered with garbage.The government had spent billions of riyals to build a campus with modern structures in the Islamic architectural style, but they were not maintained properly to suit the stature ...
October 23, 2017
Parents in a quandary after special needs center expels children
Okaz/Saudi GazetteJEDDAH — A number of parents have complained that a special needs center in Jeddah has expelled their daughters from the center.The center claimed that it took the decision to reduce the student intake as per government instructions.However, the parents said the center's management did not notify them of the decision in advance, which disrupted their daily routine and created chaos in the lives of the children.The parents told ...
October 22, 2017
Tillerson: Iranian militias must leave Iraq
Saudi Gazette report RIYADH – Iranian militias in Iraq must return to their homeland as there is no justification for their presence in Iraq, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a joint press conference with his Saudi counterpart Adel Al-Jubeir here on Sunday. "Certainly Iranian militias that are in Iraq, now that the fighting against Daesh is coming to a close, those military need to go home,” Tillerson said, ...
October 22, 2017
Foreign mothers of Saudis; children of Saudi women to be counted in Saudization
Saudi Gazette report RIYADH – Hiring foreigners who are mothers of Saudi men and women as well as children of Saudi women will be allowed in those professions which are restricted only to Saudis. Minister of Labor and Social Development Dr. Ali Al-Ghafis issued an order in this regard, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday. Employing anyone in this category will be counted as one Saudi employee while calculating the percentage of ...
October 22, 2017
Crown Prince meets Abadi, Tillerson
RIYADH - Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, met with Iraqi Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi in Riyadh on Sunday. The Crown Prince also held wide ranging talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. During the meetings, they reviewed a number of issues of mutual concern including bilateral relations, ways of enhancing them in various fields, the latest developments in the region and the ...
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