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Saudi entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts flourish in a tech-developing society

Author: Caline MalekID: 1541539081178160100Thu, 2018-11-08 00:17 DUBAI: The next Steve Jobs could soon emerge in Saudi Arabia as young minds are being nurtured through an initiative aimed at fostering talent across the Kingdom. Misk Innovation, wh

King Abdul Aziz Public Library showcases Arab, Islamic heritage

Author: Sat, 2019-04-20 23:30 RIYADH: King Abdulaziz Public Library provides a key index of Saudi culture, presenting the world with a rich legacy of cultural, historical and literary diversity. On World Heritage Day, April 18, the library highlighte
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King Abdul Aziz Public Library showcases Arab, Islamic heritage

Author: Sat, 2019-04-20 23:30 RIYADH: King Abdulaziz Public Library provides a key index of Saudi culture, presenting the world with a rich legacy of cultural, historical and literary diversity. On World Heritage Day, April 18, the library highlighted its efforts in preserving cultural heritage, which makes it one of the most important libraries in the Arab and Islamic world. It possesses a variety of heritage treasures in manuscripts, documents, rare books, coins and photographs. The library has 8,571 books and more than 5,000 manuscripts, documents, coins and rare maps. The library has established a knowledge-based space to produce large collections of specialized books on the history of the Kingdom and in the Arab and Islamic worlds while continuing to use its knowledge system in line with Vision 2030 and the cultural strategy of the Ministry of Culture. The library’s special holdings consist of manuscripts, rare books, rare documents, rare maps, rare photographs and coins. These form an integrated picture and are characterized by rare historical scenes that stimulate research. The library established the Manuscripts Department in 1988 to contribute to the preservation of Arab and Islamic heritage and make it available to researchers and investigators. The department has more than (4,400) original manuscripts in addition to more than (700) photocopies and microfilms, including the charts of the Institute of History of Arabic and Islamic Sciences at the University of Frankfurt. More than 3,500 manuscripts have been indexed and filed in the computer system. The library in Riyadh, the pioneer in publishing heritage, has digitized all of its manuscripts — more than two million of them — and stored them on CDs. The library contains a collection of rare books of ancient and rare European editions, consisting of 78 books on the biography of the Prophet Muhammad. The collection also includes 113 translated books in ancient European languages of the Holy Qur’an, as well as 55 books on Qur’anic studies and 54 books on Islamic sources. This collection represents the beginnings of European interest in the Holy Qur’an and its studies. The library acquired a collection of Arabic editions printed in Europe in 1592-1593. These editions are part of the library’s interest in the original Arab and Islamic heritage. They include rare books such as The Canon of Medicine by Avicenna, Rhetoric Mysteries by Abd Al-Qahir Al-Jurjani, a commentary on the “Isagoge” by Abu l-Faraj at-Tayyib, The Perfect Guide to the Sciences of the Qur’an by Jalal Al-Din Al Suyuti, as well as 8,271 rare Arabic indexed books. The library hosts a number of private collections, including that of the American orientalist George Rantz. This collection has many books, manuscripts, maps and rare documents, containing books in Arabic and 3,265 books in foreign languages. It also has the collection of Hamza Boubakeur, dean of the Islamic Institute and former imam of Paris Mosque. It is an integrated collection with 17,170 titles of 19,821 volumes of periodicals, newspapers, manuscripts, documents, newspaper clippings, rare books and books in Arabic, French, English, German and Russian. It includes books on scientific and religious sciences, and tourist literature that describes countries, their heritage, customs and traditions, and is linked to Saudi Arabia, the Arabian Gulf and the Islamic world. The library has an archive of photographs, one of the rarest collections in the world, with a total of 5,564 single original photographs or collections in albums, taken by the most famous photographers of the East and the Arab world since the beginning of photography in 1740, as well as photographs taken by travelers, sea captains, military personnel, envoys, consuls and politicians who visited the region from the middle of the last century until the beginning of this century. This archive of photographs is one of the most unique in the world. The library has 365 photographs of the two Holy Mosques with previously unpublished negatives. These photographs were taken by the Egyptian international photographer Ahmad Pasha Helmi, who was commissioned by King Farouk to photograph the two Holy Mosques during the visit of King Abdul Aziz to Makkah and Medina, in addition to a collection of albums depicting the Hijaz railway and other parts of the Kingdom. Official and non-official documents are important scientific materials in the writing of history. Nations rely on collecting their documents, archiving them and making them available for study. The library in Riyadh has been keen to acquire rare documents and books, especially on the history of King Abdul Aziz Al Saud, the history of Saudi Arabia, and to allocate a special section for them. These documents include: George Rantz records: in English, French and Arabic, covering the period from 1930 to 1960. Documents of the Egyptian and Arab press on the visit of King Abdul Aziz to Egypt. Documents of the American press about King Saud’s visit to the US. Documents on oil agreements between the Kingdom and some American companies. Documents of the British press regarding the war between the British forces and the forces of the Sultan of Muscat and Oman against the forces of the imam of Oman, and the effects of this war on the region and the position of the Saudi state and King Saud of this war. Abdul Rahman Azzam’s collection of documents (in Arabic and English) covering the period from 1925 to 1960. Correspondence reflecting the assistance provided by Saudi Arabia to the Mosque of Paris and Makkah pilgrims. The British collection of documents on King Abdul Aziz Al Saud (English), covering the period from 1800 to 1953. These are photocopies of the original documents and constitute one of the most important sources of the history of the Arabian Peninsula. Khair Al-Din Al-Zarkali’s collection of documents: (in Arabic) covering the period from 1920 to 1975. The library also has 700 rare maps, especially of the Arabian Peninsula, dating from 1482. The library has acquired more than 7,600 rare gold, silver and bronze coins, dating back to different Islamic times. World Heritage Day was proposed by the International Council of Monuments and Sites on April 18, 1982 and approved by UNESCO in 1983 with the aim of promoting awareness of the importance of cultural heritage and protecting it. Main category: Saudi ArabiaArt & CultureTags: King Abdul Aziz Public LibraryRiyadhIslamic heritage Riyadh library to hold workshop for entrepreneurs

Top five trends shaping KSA retail industry

Author: Hussam Al-MaymanID: 1555792109634443700Sat, 2019-04-20 23:27 RIYADH: The Kingdom has a vast, young, tech-savvy population that is shifting behavior in Saudi Arabia, according to Ahmed Reda, MENA consumer industry leader for Ernst and Young
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Top five trends shaping KSA retail industry

Author: Hussam Al-MaymanID: 1555792109634443700Sat, 2019-04-20 23:27 RIYADH: The Kingdom has a vast, young, tech-savvy population that is shifting behavior in Saudi Arabia, according to Ahmed Reda, MENA consumer industry leader for Ernst and Young (EY). EY worked with more than 200 business leaders, futurists and industry experts through its FutureConsumer.Now program (FCN) to map the buying habits of consumers. “We asked questions such as how will consumers shop, eat, stay healthy, live, use technology, play, work and move in the future?” Reda said. Here are some of the key trends powering the shift in consumer behavior and the retail industry in the GCC’s largest consumer base. Data analytics and AI transforming traditional retail models: The new breed of GCC consumer expects a highly personalized experience. This will be even more critical as brand loyalty declines among GCC consumers. As analytics tools become increasingly sophisticated, the value of personalized data will grow. Artificial intelligence can identify consumer preferences with great accuracy. Brands need to implement omnichannel strategies: In markets such as Saudi Arabia, which has some of the most affluent consumers, omnichannel strategies (any time, any place) are vital for companies to craft a user experience that cuts across online shopping, social media, mobile apps and conventional stores. Physical stores still have a place: Online shopping has reduced the need for people to visit shops. Physical stores will still be a powerful asset if they are used for more than shopping. Retailers have a portfolio of well-located spaces that can be repurposed. Rise of e-commerce: Physical stores won’t disappear, but the high penetration of smartphones and digital services has transformed the behavior of GCC consumers. Value-seeking behavior after VAT: In a market that has been tax-free, the introduction of VAT, even at a relatively low rate of 5 percent, has caused a shift in consumer behavior. The average Saudi consumer is more cost-conscious than ever. Companies that can tap into additional value through economies of scale, or provide greater convenience, will reap the rewards.  Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: FutureConsumer.Now program (FCN)GCC Saudi retail shopping remains preferred over online, says EY officialSaudi retail, hospitality sectors to boost global printing industry

Muslim World League chief elected as president of LIU in Cairo

Author: spaID: 1555793783574519300Sat, 2019-04-20 23:55 CAIRO: The League of Islamic Universities (LIU) elected Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), as president at its 11th General Conference.
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Muslim World League chief elected as president of LIU in Cairo

Author: spaID: 1555793783574519300Sat, 2019-04-20 23:55 CAIRO: The League of Islamic Universities (LIU) elected Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), as president at its 11th General Conference. He received congratulations and warm wishes from prominent Islamic and political figures from throughout the Islamic world. The conference discussed the amendment of some articles of LIU’s statutes and its working regulations, and approved the minutes of the last session held at Alexandria University last year. LIU was established in 1969 and includes the largest universities from around the world. The organization’s operations focus on supporting scientific research in the field of Islamic studies, achieving convergence and integration among Islamic universities by monitoring their curricula. LIU is working to overcome the challenges facing the Muslim world particularly extremist ideology. In addition to its focus on the Muslim world, it has signed exchange and cooperation agreements with Western and Far Eastern universities in regard to cultural studies, intercultural dialogue and oriental studies. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Muslim World League (MWL) MWL chief receives World's Religions Peace AwardSaudi grand mufti praises MWL’s control of halal meat imports

Saudi ministry’s priority access plan ‘helps thousands’

Author: spaID: 1555794438164561800Sun, 2019-04-21 00:05 RIYADH: More than 3,000 Saudis have benefitted from a pioneering initiative launched last week to give people with special needs improved access to government services and departments. The Mi
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Saudi ministry’s priority access plan ‘helps thousands’

Author: spaID: 1555794438164561800Sun, 2019-04-21 00:05 RIYADH: More than 3,000 Saudis have benefitted from a pioneering initiative launched last week to give people with special needs improved access to government services and departments. The Ministry of Labor and Social Development’s “Priority for Them” initiative focuses on four segments of society — the elderly, disabled, pregnant women and new mothers — giving them priority in waiting areas and queues to ensure better service. The community awareness initiative, which kicked off on Wednesday, under the slogan “You are more worthy … Your well-being is our duty,” has helped thousands of people with special needs, according to Youssef bin Musafir Al-Sayali, the ministry’s director in Riyadh. A mobile platform supervised by 15 ministry employees and volunteers from the Society for Physically Disabled Adults (Harakia) introduced sites that included King Khalid International Airport, King Saud Medical City hospital and Al-Makan Mall. The initiative is one of a set of programs launched by the ministry to improve social services. According to the General Authority of Statistics in 2018, the plans could provide more than 5 million Saudi people with a fast track to essential services. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Society for Physically Disabled Adults (Harakia) Saudi ministry launches ‘Priority For Them’ access initiative KSA reaffirms that Palestinian cause is its top priority

Around 3 million arrested for residency, labor violations in KSA

Author: spaID: 1555795587114608200Sun, 2019-04-21 00:26 RIYADH: Nearly 3 million violators of residency, work and border security systems have been arrested in a year-long roundup, according to an official report. Since the campaign began in Novem
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Around 3 million arrested for residency, labor violations in KSA

Author: spaID: 1555795587114608200Sun, 2019-04-21 00:26 RIYADH: Nearly 3 million violators of residency, work and border security systems have been arrested in a year-long roundup, according to an official report. Since the campaign began in November 2017, there have been 2,987,317 offenders, including 2,328,031 for violating residency regulations, 458,591 for labor violations and 200,695 for border violations, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. The report said that 50,388 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom, 50 percent of whom were Yemeni citizens, 47 percent were Ethiopians and 3 percent were of other nationalities. 2,135 people were arrested for trying to cross the border into neighboring countries and 3,697 were arrested for involvement in transporting and harboring those violators. 1,227 Saudi citizens were arrested for harboring the violators against local laws, of which 50 are being detained, pending the completion of procedures. Immediate penalties were imposed against 443,210 offenders; 405,806 were transferred to their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents; 507,042 were transferred to complete their travel reservations; and 750,504 were deported. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi expatriatesSaudi labor lawsSaudi jawazat Nearly 2.95 million held for residency, labor violations across KSAAround 2.82 million arrested for residency, labor violations in KSA

Saudi space chief visits Moscow mission control center

Author: Zaynab KhojjiID: 1555779104203506500Sat, 2019-04-20 19:54 MOSCOW: The chairman of the Saudi Space Commission on Saturday visited the Moscow headquarters of Russia’s mission control center. Prince Sultan bin Salman was received by the cen
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Saudi space chief visits Moscow mission control center

Author: Zaynab KhojjiID: 1555779104203506500Sat, 2019-04-20 19:54 MOSCOW: The chairman of the Saudi Space Commission on Saturday visited the Moscow headquarters of Russia’s mission control center. Prince Sultan bin Salman was received by the center’s supervisor, who briefed him on the center’s work and programs, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. They discussed establishing scientific and research cooperation in the areas of space and aeronautics, and the International Space Station. Prince Sultan also visited the General Corporation for Heavy Space Industries, which is responsible for manufacturing spacecraft and developing technology. It produces most parts of the International Space Station. He said his visit was in line with directives from King Salman to ensure close cooperation with Russia in the space sector and joint investments. The Saudi Space Commission (SSC) was working at a “rapid pace” to complete an ambitious national strategy, he said, and the Kingdom was one of the region’s first countries to explore the future of space more than 34 years ago. He added that programs were being prepared in partnership with Russian space institutions and agencies to train Saudi astronauts and to expand in space and satellite industries. The prince said the commission was keen to invest in training Saudi talent through specialized programs and educational scholarships abroad. Earlier this week, he visited the headquarters of the Russian space agency Roscosmos for a working session alongside its director-general, Dmitry Olegovich Rogozin. “Russia considers Saudi Arabia a serious partner, with a great regional and international influence,” SPA reported Rogozin as saying. Last month, Saudi Arabia and 10 other countries signed the first pan-Arab agreement on coordinating national exploration programs at the Global Space Congress in Abu Dhabi. The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, said that the group’s first project would be a satellite system to be built in the UAE. The agreement is unprecedented for the nations involved, whose levels of technical expertise vary. The first aim of the agreement will be to bring them all up to an equal level of capability. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi Space Commission (SSC)Moscow Saudi Space Commission chief visits Russian space agency in MoscowNat Geo to document UAE’s meteoric rise into space

ناشطة سعودية تعلن شروطها للقاء الاميرة السعودية

رحبت الناشطة السعودية المعارضة، منال الشريف، بدعوة وجهتها إليها سفارة الرياض في واشنطن للقاء السفيرة السعودية الجديدة الأميرة ريما بنت بندر
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ناشطة سعودية تعلن شروطها للقاء الاميرة السعودية

رحبت الناشطة السعودية المعارضة، منال الشريف، بدعوة وجهتها إليها سفارة الرياض في واشنطن للقاء السفيرة السعودية الجديدة الأميرة ريما بنت بندر، وطرحت حز...

دولة القانون تلقن رئيس مجلس الشورى السعودي درسا بعد تغييره اسم «عبد المهدي»

انتقد المتحدث باسم دولة القانون، عباس الموسوي، عدم لفظ اسم رئيس مجلس الوزراء، عادل عبد المهدي، بشكل صحيح، وتغييره الى “عادل عبد الهادي”، من
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دولة القانون تلقن رئيس مجلس الشورى السعودي درسا بعد تغييره اسم «عبد المهدي»

انتقد المتحدث باسم دولة القانون، عباس الموسوي، عدم لفظ اسم رئيس مجلس الوزراء، عادل عبد المهدي، بشكل صحيح، وتغييره الى “عادل عبد الهادي”، من قبل رئيس ...

السعوديتان الهاربتان إلى جورجيا تخشيان الانتقام

أعربت الشقيقتان السعوديتان الهاربتان إلى جورجيا، «مها ووفاء السبيعي» عن رغبتهما في التوجه إلى بلد ثالث بأسرع ما يمكن، خوفا على سلامتهما
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السعوديتان الهاربتان إلى جورجيا تخشيان الانتقام

أعربت الشقيقتان السعوديتان الهاربتان إلى جورجيا، «مها ووفاء السبيعي» عن رغبتهما في التوجه إلى بلد ثالث بأسرع ما يمكن، خوفا على سلامتهما....

بلومبيرغ: السعودية بين الدول الأشد بؤسا اقتصاديا عام 2019

أظهر مؤشر «بلومبيرغ» للاقتصادات الأكثر بؤسا في العالم لعام 2019، دخول السعودية قائمة أكثر 10 دول «بؤسًا اقتصاديًا» لهذا العام وفي الم
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بلومبيرغ: السعودية بين الدول الأشد بؤسا اقتصاديا عام 2019

أظهر مؤشر «بلومبيرغ» للاقتصادات الأكثر بؤسا في العالم لعام 2019، دخول السعودية قائمة أكثر 10 دول «بؤسًا اقتصاديًا» لهذا العام وفي المرتبة التاسعة عال...

هيومن رايتس تدعو جورجيا لحماية الفتاتين السعوديين الهاربتين

دعت منظمة «هيومن رايتس ووتش» الحكومة الجورجية، لحماية الشقيقتين السعوديتين، من (النظام السعودي) الذي قد يسعى بصورة غير مباشرة ليؤذيهما
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هيومن رايتس تدعو جورجيا لحماية الفتاتين السعوديين الهاربتين

دعت منظمة «هيومن رايتس ووتش» الحكومة الجورجية، لحماية الشقيقتين السعوديتين، من (النظام السعودي) الذي قد يسعى بصورة غير مباشرة ليؤذيهما أو يجبرهما على...

ما الذي يبحث عنه ابن زايد وابن سلمان في ليبيا؟

الحرب الاستنزافية في ليبيا تطوي اسابيعها الاولى بلا اي مدى منظور لنهايتها، وفي هذا البين فان المحمدين يلعبان دورا محوريا على صعيد تأجيج اتون
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ما الذي يبحث عنه ابن زايد وابن سلمان في ليبيا؟

الحرب الاستنزافية في ليبيا تطوي اسابيعها الاولى بلا اي مدى منظور لنهايتها، وفي هذا البين فان المحمدين يلعبان دورا محوريا على صعيد تأجيج اتون هذا النز...

طائرات العدوان تقصف صنعاء والتحليق لا يزال مستمر

يدأ تحالف العدوان السعودي صباح اليوم عملية لتدمير شبكة الطائرات المسيرة بمعسكر دار الرئاسة بالعاصمة اليمنية صنعاء....
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طائرات العدوان تقصف صنعاء والتحليق لا يزال مستمر

يدأ تحالف العدوان السعودي صباح اليوم عملية لتدمير شبكة الطائرات المسيرة بمعسكر دار الرئاسة بالعاصمة اليمنية صنعاء....

بالفيديو... اليمنيون يجددون العهد للشهيد الصماد

احيا اليمنيون بمسيرات حاشدة في صنعاء وعدد من المحافظات اليمنية الذكرى الأولى لاستشهاد رئيس المجلس السياسي الاعلى صالح الصماد. وأكد المشاركو
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بالفيديو... اليمنيون يجددون العهد للشهيد الصماد

احيا اليمنيون بمسيرات حاشدة في صنعاء وعدد من المحافظات اليمنية الذكرى الأولى لاستشهاد رئيس المجلس السياسي الاعلى صالح الصماد. وأكد المشاركون وفاءهم ...

السعودية تشد الخناق على الجالية الفلسطينية

لم يقتصر تضييق السياسة السعودية على الفلسطينيين بالتواطؤ مع حكومة الكيان الإسرائيلي لإقرار صفقة ترامب، بل ذهبت أبعد من ذلك لتضييق الخناق على
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السعودية تشد الخناق على الجالية الفلسطينية

لم يقتصر تضييق السياسة السعودية على الفلسطينيين بالتواطؤ مع حكومة الكيان الإسرائيلي لإقرار صفقة ترامب، بل ذهبت أبعد من ذلك لتضييق الخناق على الجالية ...

شاهد أحدث صورة للامير 'النائم' مع دخوله عامه الـ30 قضى 14 منها في غيبوبة

غردت الأميرة ريما بنت طلال «شقيقة الأمير والملياردير السعودي الوليد بن طلال»، على موقع التوصل الاجتماعي «تويتر»، قائلة ان الامير
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شاهد أحدث صورة للامير 'النائم' مع دخوله عامه الـ30 قضى 14 منها في غيبوبة

غردت الأميرة ريما بنت طلال «شقيقة الأمير والملياردير السعودي الوليد بن طلال»، على موقع التوصل الاجتماعي «تويتر»، قائلة ان الامير النائم اكمل 30 عاما ...

Saudi-UAE $200m pledge for Yemen wins UN praise

Fri, 2019-04-19 23:27 UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council has commended Saudi Arabia and the UAE after the two countries pledged $200 million in humanitarian relief assistance for Yemenis for Ramadan. Council members voiced their concern that agreement
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Saudi-UAE $200m pledge for Yemen wins UN praise

Fri, 2019-04-19 23:27 UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council has commended Saudi Arabia and the UAE after the two countries pledged $200 million in humanitarian relief assistance for Yemenis for Ramadan. Council members voiced their concern that agreements between the Yemeni government and Houthis in Stockholm four months ago were yet to be implemented and called for their immediate implementation. In a press statement, the council affirmed its support for the Stockholm agreement, and its backing for the special envoy of the secretary-general to Yemen and the chairman of the Coordinating Committee for Redeployment. The relief assistance has been allocated to UN partners: $140 million to the World Food Programme, $40 million to UNICEF to address sanitation issues and malnutrition among children and mothers, and $20 million to the World Health Organization to tackle cholera and provide intravenous feeding fluids. “Transgressions by Houthi militia will not stop us from supporting Yemen, especially with the holy month of Ramadan upon us,” said Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief). “We must recognize that the Saudi-led coalition forces (supporting Yemen’s internationally recognized government) ensure the assistance reaches ports or land. However, when the aid reaches militia-controlled regions, there are obstacles preventing beneficiaries from gaining proper access to humanitarian aid. That starvation method is a political tool that the Houthis use to control Yemen,” he said. Those responsible for these abuses must be held accountable, Al-Rabeeah added.   Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaUnited Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief team discusses Yemen livelihood projectSaudi Arabia’s KSRelief orphan project honors mothers

Saudi Arabia denies canceling passports of sisters in Georgia

Fri, 2019-04-19 23:35 JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia denied Friday that it had canceled the passports of two sisters who reportedly ran away to Georgia. “Referring to the cancellations of the passports of citizens Maha and Wafa Zayed, whom are currently staying i
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Saudi Arabia denies canceling passports of sisters in Georgia

Fri, 2019-04-19 23:35 JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia denied Friday that it had canceled the passports of two sisters who reportedly ran away to Georgia. “Referring to the cancellations of the passports of citizens Maha and Wafa Zayed, whom are currently staying in Georgia, the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia confirms that their passports are valid,” the Kingdom’s embassy in Georgia said on Twitter. “Any current allegations that their passports have been canceled are incorrect.” Referring to the cancellations of the passports of citizens Maha and Wafa Zayed, whom are currently staying in Georgia, The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia confirms that their passports are valid. Any current allegations that their passports have been canceled are incorrect. — KSAembassyGOE (@KSAembassyGOE) April 19, 2019 The sisters reportedly claimed on social media that the Saudi government had canceled their passports. Media reports, which gave their names as Wafa and Maha Al-Subaie, said the two sisters had applied for asylum in Georgia. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: GeorgiaSaudi ArabiaPassport

Where We Are Going Today: Anastna for traditional Hijazi sweets

Fri, 2019-04-19 23:35 While many restaurants in the Kingdom offer desserts that originated in other countries, Anastna is bucking that trend.  For Saudi customers in particular, it serves up a wave of nostalgia in its range of the finest traditional Hijaz
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Where We Are Going Today: Anastna for traditional Hijazi sweets

Fri, 2019-04-19 23:35 While many restaurants in the Kingdom offer desserts that originated in other countries, Anastna is bucking that trend.  For Saudi customers in particular, it serves up a wave of nostalgia in its range of the finest traditional Hijazi sweets, to which a few modern twists have been applied in a subtle way that avoids altering the original flavors. The sweets on offer include: Jauziah, melt-in-mouth biscuits filled with toffee sauce, and haisah made with dates and Labneh sauce, which is a favorite at our office.  Hijazi desserts can be tricky to make because getting the balance of ingredients correct to ensure the perfect flavor is not something everyone can do, but the chefs at Anastna manage it to perfection. The cafe also sells a range of candy that anyone who grew up in Saudi Arabia will fondly remember, including Tamarind sour candies. For those with less of a sweet tooth, there are also savory options on the menu.  Anastna is a great place to eat as it will bring memories of childhood flooding back. You can find it in Jeddah’s Al-Salamah district. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi Arabia Where We Are Going Today: TrendWhere We Are Going Today: Mawakeb Al-Ajer for vintage goods in Jeddah

Saudi border guards rescue French passenger from Red Sea cruise ship

Author: Fri, 2019-04-19 22:28 JEDDAH: Saudi border guards rescued a French female tourist on Friday after she broke her leg on board a cruise ship in the Red Sea. The 85-year-old was aboard the Costa Luminosa off the coast of south-west Saudi Arabia wh
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Saudi border guards rescue French passenger from Red Sea cruise ship

Author: Fri, 2019-04-19 22:28 JEDDAH: Saudi border guards rescued a French female tourist on Friday after she broke her leg on board a cruise ship in the Red Sea. The 85-year-old was aboard the Costa Luminosa off the coast of south-west Saudi Arabia when the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center in Jeddah received an emergency call from the King Abdulaziz International Airport’s search and rescue center, saying the women needed emergency medical attention.The details of the message was passed to the Saudi Arabia Border Guards. The border guard’s vessel Al-Lith was sent to meet the cruise ship near Al-Qahma, in the Kingdom’s south-western Asir region. Lt Col. Misfer Bin Ghanam Al-Qarni, border guards spokesman, said the patient was transferred to Jazan, where she was then taken to Prince Mohammed Bin Nasser Hospital by ambulance. The Costa Luminosa, which was traveling from Salalah in Oman toward Aqaba in Jordan, continued on its voyage. Main category: Saudi Arabia Saudi-UAE $200m pledge for Yemen wins UN praise‘Vive la Saudi Arabia!’ — French hail Kingdom’s global humanitarian operations

Coalition acts against Houthi drone capabilities in Yemen’s capital

Sat, 2019-04-20 04:00 JEDDAH: The Arab coalition has began an operation to diminish the drone capabilities of the Houthi militia at a presidential palace camp in Yemen’s capital Sanaa, Saudi Arabia’s AlEkhbariya TV announced early Saturday. — Develop
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Coalition acts against Houthi drone capabilities in Yemen’s capital

Sat, 2019-04-20 04:00 JEDDAH: The Arab coalition has began an operation to diminish the drone capabilities of the Houthi militia at a presidential palace camp in Yemen’s capital Sanaa, Saudi Arabia’s AlEkhbariya TV announced early Saturday. — Developing story Main category: Saudi Arabia

براعة سعودية اماراتية في 'صناعة الفوضى'

في ثياب الاخوة ومحاولات المساعدة بالدول التي تشهد حركات احتجاجية ضد انظمتها تبدا كل من السعودية والامارات في احباط هذه التحركات وهذا ما ظهر ف
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براعة سعودية اماراتية في 'صناعة الفوضى'

في ثياب الاخوة ومحاولات المساعدة بالدول التي تشهد حركات احتجاجية ضد انظمتها تبدا كل من السعودية والامارات في احباط هذه التحركات وهذا ما ظهر في بداية ...

هذا ما دار بين الوفد الروسي وابن سلمان في الرياض

بحث وفد روسي يضم ممثلين رفيعي المستوى من وزارتي الخارجية والدفاع، مع ولي العهد السعودي محمد بن سلمان في الرياض، طيفا من القضايا الثنائية والإ
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هذا ما دار بين الوفد الروسي وابن سلمان في الرياض

بحث وفد روسي يضم ممثلين رفيعي المستوى من وزارتي الخارجية والدفاع، مع ولي العهد السعودي محمد بن سلمان في الرياض، طيفا من القضايا الثنائية والإقليمية م...

السيد مقتدى الصدر يقصف جبهة السلفية والوهابية

هل سأل «السلفية» او «الوهابية» او امثالهم ممن هم متعاطفون مع «تنظيم القاعدة» سابقا وما يسمى بـ«داعش» في ايامنا هذه ، هل
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السيد مقتدى الصدر يقصف جبهة السلفية والوهابية

هل سأل «السلفية» او «الوهابية» او امثالهم ممن هم متعاطفون مع «تنظيم القاعدة» سابقا وما يسمى بـ«داعش» في ايامنا هذه ، هل سالوا انفسهم ماذا انتجت "غزوا...

هذا ما حققه عبد المهدي في زيارته للرياض

قال المكتب الاعلامي لرئيس وزراء العراق، الجمعة، إن عبد المهدي والوفد المرافق له اختتم زيارة «ناجحة» الى المملكة العربية السعودية تمخضت
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هذا ما حققه عبد المهدي في زيارته للرياض

قال المكتب الاعلامي لرئيس وزراء العراق، الجمعة، إن عبد المهدي والوفد المرافق له اختتم زيارة «ناجحة» الى المملكة العربية السعودية تمخضت عن توقيع ثلاث ...

OIC reaffirms support to lasting peace in Afghanistan

Author: SPA JeddahID: 1555619115099838200Thu, 2019-04-18 23:01 RIYADH: Ambassador Huseyin Avni Botsali, the permanent representative of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Kabul, met with Afghan leaders regarding the peace process, int
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OIC reaffirms support to lasting peace in Afghanistan

Author: SPA JeddahID: 1555619115099838200Thu, 2019-04-18 23:01 RIYADH: Ambassador Huseyin Avni Botsali, the permanent representative of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Kabul, met with Afghan leaders regarding the peace process, inter-Afghan dialogue and negotiations with the Taliban. Botsali met with Afghanistan’s Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, and presidential advisers to reiterate the OIC’s “firm commitment to lasting peace, stability and development in Afghanistan.” President Ashraf Ghani has also invited OIC Secretary-General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen to pay an official visit to Afghanistan to review cooperation, OIC activities, and the International Ulema Conference for Peace and Security in Afghanistan’s Makkah Declaration of July 2018. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: AfghanistanAshraf GhaniTalibanOIC Afghanistan’s chief executive boycotts Taliban peace talk meetingPakistan wants negotiated settlement in Afghanistan, says FM Qureshi

Saudi Space Commission chief visits Russian space agency in Moscow

Author: SPA MoscowID: 1555619086989830800Fri, 2019-04-19 02:45 MOSCOW: Prince Sultan bin Salman, chairman of the board of directors of the Saudi Space Commission, visited the headquarters of the Russian space agency Roscosmos on Wednesday, for
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Saudi Space Commission chief visits Russian space agency in Moscow

Author: SPA MoscowID: 1555619086989830800Fri, 2019-04-19 02:45 MOSCOW: Prince Sultan bin Salman, chairman of the board of directors of the Saudi Space Commission, visited the headquarters of the Russian space agency Roscosmos on Wednesday, for a working session alongside its director general, Dmitry Olegovich Rogozin. The two sides discussed areas ripe for collaboration, including possible investments in the space sector as well as joint training programs and shared technological research. Prince Sultan stressed the importance of the relationship between the two countries, and that it was essential to maintain it for both to progress in the increasingly competitive global space sector. He cited growing investment and cooperation as reasons to be optimistic, and highlighted the work of a joint commission between the two currently developing a Saudi national space strategy. Rogozin said “Russia considers Saudi Arabia a serious partner, with a great regional and international influence.” The two nations possess unique heritage in terms of cosmic exploration. Saudi Arabia was the first Arab (and, indeed, the first Muslim) nation to send an astronaut into space — Prince Sultan himself, in 1985. The Soviet Union, meanwhile, which preceded the Russian Federation, was the first nation to send a man into orbit, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in 1961. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags:  Saudi Space CommissionroscosmosPrince Sultan bin Salman Prince Sultan bin Salman: Aviation is ‘not just a hobby for me, but a lifelong passion’ Israeli spacecraft crashes onto moon after technical failures

Iraqi delegation in Riyadh cements ties with Saudi Arabia

Fri, 2019-04-19 01:31 RIYADH: A large Iraqi delegation, featuring government departments and representatives from the private sector, has arrived in Saudi Arabia to take part in a host of events, talks and opening ceremonies to cement ties between the two na
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Iraqi delegation in Riyadh cements ties with Saudi Arabia

Fri, 2019-04-19 01:31 RIYADH: A large Iraqi delegation, featuring government departments and representatives from the private sector, has arrived in Saudi Arabia to take part in a host of events, talks and opening ceremonies to cement ties between the two nations. Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi was greeted by King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and held high-level talks with both on a number of topics, ranging from bilateral cooperation in defense to shared investment projects.  He also met with the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, who congratulated him on the recent defeat of the militant group Daesh by Iraqi and coalition forces. Abdul Mahdi was also the guest of honor at the opening ceremony of a major exhibition, “Age Old Cities Destroyed by Terrorism,” at the National Museum in Riyadh. Abdul Mahdi later signed a number of memorandums of understanding (MoUs) between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, and briefly joined discussions between his country’s oil ministry and the Kingdom’s minister of commerce and investment, Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qassabi, before leaving Riyadh for an official visit to Jeddah. Elsewhere, there were a number of bilateral departmental meetings between Iraqi and Saudi government ministers to discuss various areas of mutual interest and cooperation. Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Ali Al-Hakim met with his Saudi counterpart Adel Al-Jubeir; Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Sheikh, the Kingdom’s education minister, held talks with Iraq’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr. Qusay Abdul Wahab Al-Suhail; and there were further meetings between other ministries concerning energy, agriculture, infrastructure, food and health. The visit also saw important developments in the financial relations between the two states, as Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) became the first Iraqi bank to open a branch in Saudi Arabia after unveiling its first foreign premises in Riyadh on Thursday. The branch office in Al-Olayya district was officially opened by Fuad Hussein, Iraq’s deputy prime minister. He was joined at the ceremony by Ahmed Al-Khulaifi, the governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority, and Faisal Al-Haimus, chairman of TBI. The bank was established shortly after the invasion of Iraq in 2003 by the US-led coalition, whose provisional authorities used it to facilitate stagnant trade and kickstart the economy following the conclusion of initial hostilities and the start of the occupation, coupled with the end of the UN’s 1995 Oil-for-Food Programme. Around 80 percent of TBI is controlled by the Iraqi government. “This is a hugely significant day for the financial sector of Iraq and the country as a whole,” said Hussein. “This is an important step toward reinforcing our relationship with the Saudi government, and we look forward to advancing bilateral ties between our countries.” Speaking to Arab News, Al-Haimus said: “This is a very important step, as all trade between any two countries requires financing. Our Riyadh branch will provide the funds and assistance to facilitate that trade, and will increase the present level, currently around $500 million annually, to about $4 billion by next year.” Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul MahdiIraq Crown prince, Iraqi PM hold talks in RiyadhAbdul-Mahdi: Relations between Iraq and GCC ‘must progress’‘Age-Old Cities’ exhibition in Riyadh museum breathes new life into ancient sites ‘Cities Destroyed by Terrorism’ exhibition opens at National Museum in Riyadh

Saudi transport authority gets update on Haramain railway

Author: SPA RiyadhID: 1555619066289829700Fri, 2019-04-19 03:02 RIYADH: The Haramain High-Speed Railway linking Makkah and Madinah, and its strategic role in developing the Saudi transport industry was discussed during the monthly meeting of the Pub
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Saudi transport authority gets update on Haramain railway

Author: SPA RiyadhID: 1555619066289829700Fri, 2019-04-19 03:02 RIYADH: The Haramain High-Speed Railway linking Makkah and Madinah, and its strategic role in developing the Saudi transport industry was discussed during the monthly meeting of the Public Transport Authority at its headquarters in Riyadh. Rayan Al-Harbi, the director general of operations and maintenance for the railway, which began operating a little over six months ago, discussed the main features of the megaproject, which is the largest of its kind in the region and the sixth-largest in the world, and how it helps to promote the transport industry in the Kingdom. He also talked about the strategic locations chosen for the five stations served by the railway, in Makkah, Madinah, Jeddah, King Abdul Aziz International Airport and King Abdullah Economic City in Rabigh. The Jeddah station is the biggest of its kind in the world, which gives the project additional value through the state-of-the-art services it provides to travelers. Al-Harbi praised the use of technology in the railway’s operational processes and electronic services, including online reservations. The huge national project relies on a highly qualified national workforce, and many important jobs have been Saudized, he noted, from work teams and leaders to maintenance and operations staff. He said the project is one of the largest rapid-transport projects in the world in terms of infrastructure. It includes six giant power generators and a large number of bridges that are specially designed to be safe and secure in case of sand drift or floods. More than 700 trips have been completed and more than 300,000 passengers have traveled on the Haramain railway since it was officially opened by King Salman in Sep. 2018. It is expected to carry up to 60 million passengers a year. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Haramain Railway Saudi Arabia’s Haramain High-Speed Railway opens to publicSaudi Shoura Council delegation visits Haramain High-Speed Railway

Finance officials meet to map out Saudi Arabia’s budget plans

Author: SPA RiyadhID: 1555619047809825500Fri, 2019-04-19 03:05 RIYADH: Saudi finance chiefs have kicked off a major conference in the capital aimed at mapping out the Kingdom’s budget requirements. Around 300 specialists representing 150 governm
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Finance officials meet to map out Saudi Arabia’s budget plans

Author: SPA RiyadhID: 1555619047809825500Fri, 2019-04-19 03:05 RIYADH: Saudi finance chiefs have kicked off a major conference in the capital aimed at mapping out the Kingdom’s budget requirements. Around 300 specialists representing 150 government bodies met at the InterContinental hotel in Riyadh for the Budget Forum 2020. Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan welcomed delegates to the second edition of the gathering organized by the Saudi Finance Ministry under the slogan “Partnership and Empowerment.” Al-Jadaan said the ministry was focused on “partnership and commitment,” and sought to share the challenge of developing an effective budget to achieve the Kingdom’s ambitious goals. “We are also committed to empowering financial leaderships to learn about the ministry’s programs and projects and provide training and qualification opportunities to the best international standards,” he added. The finance chief said the budget planning process required the collaboration of multiple authorities and a clear strategy based on transparency.  Items up for discussion at the forum included financial planning in governmental bodies, automation, and the promotion of revenues and efficient spending. Finance Ministry steering committee chairman, Abdul Aziz bin Saleh Al-Freih, stressed the importance of the forum in getting the ball rolling at an early stage on formulating a general state budget. Workshops were held on the sidelines of the conference focused on empowering government organizations, and a training program on financial planning and income estimations was also staged. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: saudi ministry of finance Saudi finance ministry to take part in WSIS Forum 2019 in GenevaSaudi finance ministry closes book on March sukuk issuance — agency

الملك السعودي يوجه رسالة لملك الأردن

تسلم الملك الأردني عبد الله الثاني، رسالة من الملك السعودي سلمان بن عبد العزيز.
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الملك السعودي يوجه رسالة لملك الأردن

تسلم الملك الأردني عبد الله الثاني، رسالة من الملك السعودي سلمان بن عبد العزيز.

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