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Wheelchairs enable disabled pilgrims to perform Hajj

Author: Tue, 2019-08-13 18:06 MINA: Hajj is obligatory for all Muslims who are physically and financially capable to perform it. Some worshippers with certain illnesses, injuries and disabilities are exempt, but insist on performing it anyway. One inven

Saudi Arabia offers ‘full support’ to Cyprus amid Eastern Mediterranean tensions

Author: Sun, 2020-01-19 19:46 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received on Sunday the Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides. They discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and ways of enhancing and developing them. They also
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Saudi Arabia offers ‘full support’ to Cyprus amid Eastern Mediterranean tensions

Author: Sun, 2020-01-19 19:46 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received on Sunday the Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides. They discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and ways of enhancing and developing them. They also reviewed regional and international issues of common concern. Christodoulides also met with his Saudi counterpart, Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, in his office at the foreign ministry in Riyadh. Prince Faisal stressed the depth of relations between the two countries, and the keenness to develop them in several fields to serve the common interests. “The Kingdom is following with great interest the current developments in the Eastern Mediterranean region, is showing its concern for security and stability there, and stresses its full support for the sovereignty of Cyprus over its territories.” He said Saudi Arabia “calls on all parties to abide by and adhere to Security Council resolutions to resolve disputes, to avoid escalation, to respect the rules of international law and not to interfere in the internal affairs of states or attempts to impose the status quo by force, as that does not serve international peace, security and stability in this region.” Cyprus has been angered by Turkey’s bid to drill for natural gas amid heightened tensions over energy reserves in the eastern Mediterranean. On Sunday, Cyprus accused Turkey of flouting international law as in sent ships to drill inside an exploration area that’s already licensed to energy companies Eni of Italy and Total of France. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Nikos ChristodoulidesPrince Faisal bin FarhanCyprusSaudi Arabiaeastern Mediterranean King Salman affirms Saudi Arabia’s solidarity with Australia over bushfire crisisKing Salman receives foreign ambassadors to the Kingdom

السعودية تعلن دعمها الكامل لسيادة قبرص

أكد وزير الخارجية السعودي الأمير فيصل بن فرحان بن عبد الله لنظيره القبرصي نيكوس خريستودوليديس، دعم السعودية الكامل لسيادة جمهورية قبرص....
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السعودية تعلن دعمها الكامل لسيادة قبرص

أكد وزير الخارجية السعودي الأمير فيصل بن فرحان بن عبد الله لنظيره القبرصي نيكوس خريستودوليديس، دعم السعودية الكامل لسيادة جمهورية قبرص....

عسكري يمني: العدوان زج بقواته إلى كمين نهم + فيديو

صنعاء (العالم) 2020.01.19 – أكد الخبير العسكري اليمني العميد عابد الثور أن التصعيد الأخير في جبهة نهم ينذر بمرحلة قادمة من تعزيز قدرات العدو، مشدد
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عسكري يمني: العدوان زج بقواته إلى كمين نهم + فيديو

صنعاء (العالم) 2020.01.19 – أكد الخبير العسكري اليمني العميد عابد الثور أن التصعيد الأخير في جبهة نهم ينذر بمرحلة قادمة من تعزيز قدرات العدو، مشددا ع...

وصول تعزيزات سعودية جديدة إلى مدينة عدن

وصلت، أمس السبت، تعزيزات عسكرية سعودية جديدة إلى محافظة عدن جنوب اليمن.
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وصول تعزيزات سعودية جديدة إلى مدينة عدن

وصلت، أمس السبت، تعزيزات عسكرية سعودية جديدة إلى محافظة عدن جنوب اليمن.

اتفاق سعودي يوناني على نشر صواريخ باتريوت في السعودية

اتفقت السعودية واليونان على نشر صواريخ باتريوت المضادة للطائرات التابعة للقوات الجوية اليونانية، في المملكة....
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اتفاق سعودي يوناني على نشر صواريخ باتريوت في السعودية

اتفقت السعودية واليونان على نشر صواريخ باتريوت المضادة للطائرات التابعة للقوات الجوية اليونانية، في المملكة....

Basta Market introduces family-oriented activities in Jeddah

Sat, 2020-01-18 23:53 JEDDAH: The fifth edition of Basta Market launched in the north side of the Jeddah Center for Events and Forums on Friday, under the auspices of Fayez Al-Harbi, founder of Basta Market and vice chairman of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerc
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Basta Market introduces family-oriented activities in Jeddah

Sat, 2020-01-18 23:53 JEDDAH: The fifth edition of Basta Market launched in the north side of the Jeddah Center for Events and Forums on Friday, under the auspices of Fayez Al-Harbi, founder of Basta Market and vice chairman of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI). The market is supported by the JCCI and aims to promote Saudi entrepreneurs, as well as small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Al-Harbi and members of the JCCI praised the market’s role in backing SMEs and promoting tourism, trade and economic development. Traders in the annual Basta Market — with over 150 booths open to customers from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. every Friday and Saturday for the next seven weeks — are showcasing a wide range of products, from food and fashion accessories to art. In addition to the vast array of cultural activities the annual market has to offer, new ones have been introduced, with many geared toward families with children, including a water balls playground, climbing and graffiti walls, and face painting. The market is expected to achieve a record number of visitors. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: BASTA MARKET Creative thinkers to tackle climate crisis at 21,39 Jeddah Arts eventHigh expectations for Spanish Super Cup final in Jeddah

Fayez Al-Harbi, vice chairman of the board of directors of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Sun, 2020-01-19 00:01 Fayez Al-Harbi is the vice chairman of the board of directors of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI). He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the College of Industrial Management at King Fahd University of Petro
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Fayez Al-Harbi, vice chairman of the board of directors of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Sun, 2020-01-19 00:01 Fayez Al-Harbi is the vice chairman of the board of directors of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI). He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the College of Industrial Management at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, and an MBA from the UK’s University of Nottingham. His work experience includes area manager at Al-Harbi Trading and Contracting Co. Ltd., deputy managing director of Al-Hada Water Co. Ltd., and executive director of Al-Harbi Holding Co. He is also a member of the board of directors at Al-Harbi Holding Co., United Cement Industrial Co., Sunbulah Group, and Saudi Marble And Granite Factory Co.. Al-Harbi is an honorary board member of the University of Prince Mugrin in Madinah, and a board member of Oqal Group for Entrepreneurship in Jeddah. He is also a board member and financial supervisor of Al-Mawaddah Society for Family Development. On Saturday Al-Harbi inaugurated the fifth Basta Market, organized by the JCCI, in the presence of JCCI Secretary-General Imad Mohammed Hashem. The event aims to give entrepreneurs, small and emerging enterprise owners, and families the opportunity to market their products and develop their commercial skills in a professional way, while featuring family entertainment. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Who's Who Dr. Abdullah bin Rafoud Al-Safiyani, Saudi Shoura Council memberDr. Nourah Al-Yousef, Saudi Shoura Council member

French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian visits Mada’in Saleh

Sun, 2020-01-19 00:05 RIYADH: French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian and Gerard Mestrallet, chairman of the French Agency for AlUla, visited Mada’in Saleh in AlUla governorate. Le Drian, on a two-day visit to the Kingdom, ear
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French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian visits Mada’in Saleh

Sun, 2020-01-19 00:05 RIYADH: French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian and Gerard Mestrallet, chairman of the French Agency for AlUla, visited Mada’in Saleh in AlUla governorate. Le Drian, on a two-day visit to the Kingdom, earlier met Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir and Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan in Riyadh. In separate meetings, they reviewed bilateral relations and ways of enhancing aspects of cooperation between the two countries. They also exchanged views with regard to the latest developments in the region, and discussed a number of international issues of common interest. The French Agency for AlUla was founded in Paris in July 2018 to support Saudi Arabia in the economic, touristic and cultural development of AlUla. The historic cooperation between the two nations aims to strengthen Saudi cultural and historic outreach and make the AlUla region a world-class destination. Mestrallet said that Saudi Arabia and France shared a vision to implement a new economic and touristic development model, focused on the absolute preservation of the environment, respectful of history, and inclusive of local populations. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Madain SalehAlUla Saudi Arabia’s AlUla lands interactive art exhibitionFirst desert polo tournament kicks off in Saudi Arabia’s AlUla as part of Winter at Tantora

Saudi Arabia to ‘stabilize global economy’ during G20 summit

Sun, 2020-01-19 00:26 NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the UN, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, affirmed that the Kingdom will, through its G20 presidency, enhance cooperation and find international consensus on potential economic issues. This c
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Saudi Arabia to ‘stabilize global economy’ during G20 summit

Sun, 2020-01-19 00:26 NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the UN, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, affirmed that the Kingdom will, through its G20 presidency, enhance cooperation and find international consensus on potential economic issues. This came in a speech delivered by Al-Mouallimi during the meeting of the Group of 77 and China at the UN headquarters in New York. “Saudi Arabia will also work to achieve stability in the global economy, develop effective policies to attain sustainable and balanced development, and create opportunities to raise living standards and well-being among the peoples of the world,” said Al-Mouallimi. He praised the role of Palestine, which currently chairs the Group of 77, in defending member states’ causes, achieving their goals and maintaining cooperation between members. He congratulated Guyana for serving as the next chair of the group for this year, and reiterated Saudi support in this regard.  Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: G20 Riyadh Ivanka Trump applauds Saudi Arabia’s reforms advancing economic role for women‘Everywhere in Saudi Arabia, you see a cultural revolution:’ Ex-French Minister Jack Lang

An ongoing debate: Shops closing for prayer in Saudi Arabia

Sun, 2020-01-19 01:19 JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has recently announced allowing commercial activities to function for 24 hours, in a new string of promised boosts of business and provide services for all. While the change solves many problems, such as congestio
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An ongoing debate: Shops closing for prayer in Saudi Arabia

Sun, 2020-01-19 01:19 JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has recently announced allowing commercial activities to function for 24 hours, in a new string of promised boosts of business and provide services for all. While the change solves many problems, such as congestion and loss of potential income, many Saudis still debate whether or not it will include the custom of shops closing during prayer time, five times a day.  A custom that has uniquely defined Saudi Arabia among all Muslim countries, which typically require shops to close only during the weekly Friday prayers, this practice has long been discussed and disputed in society.  For over 30 years, commercial businesses in Saudi Arabia have shut and locked their doors as soon as the first call of prayer is heard. Cars would queue waiting petrol stations to open, pharmacies were closed, restaurants and supermarkets as well with patrons and visitors forced to wait outside in a manner deemed inconvenient to most people. Prior to the recent reforms which have checked the powers of the now regulated Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (CPVPV), or religious police as they were commonly known, officers of the CPVPV had the power to arrest and punish shopkeepers for even delaying closing their stores for a few minutes. Punishments ranged from detention, lashing and even deportation if the shop attendant was not Saudi.  The debate to keep shops and businesses open has been a topic of discussion in many settings amongst members of Saudi society as of late. From Shoura Council members, to businessmen and women and everyday ordinary citizens, with many wondering if the law would stand for all hours of the day. However, the bigger question is being asked by a new generation of the country’s youth, which form the majority of the population of the Kingdom: Why is it that Saudi Arabia is the only country that enforced this kind of practice, as opposed to just Friday prayers?  Executive regulations In 1987, the executive regulations of the CPVPV were issued by the General President of the commission, and the second paragraph of the first article cited the following: “As prayer is the pillar of religion and its hiatus, then the members of the commission must ensure its performance at the specified times in mosques, and urge people to promptly respond to the call for prayer, and they must ensure that shops and stores are closed, and that sales are not done during prayer time.” Speaking to Arab News, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Ghamdi, the former director of the CPVPV in Makkah, said that the document allowed members of the religious police to take the necessary measures, and many opted to apply what should have only been applicable to Friday prayers to all prayers of the day.  “This second paragraph of the first article of the Commission’s executive regulations was a discretionary procedure that was not based on a system, as the executive regulations of the Commission are issued by the General President of CPVPV, and its body system does not oblige closing shops during prayer times,” said Al-Ghamdi. “It became a practice that has been established by the Commission, according to the second paragraph of the first article without relying on an established order.” Dr. Issa Al-Ghaith, a judge, Islamic scholar, a member of Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council and the King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue, has spoken about the matter a number of times. In a recent article published in Makkah newspaper on Jan. 1, 2020, Dr. Al-Ghaith explained that there is no religious or legal base. “There is no legal base for closing shops for prayer after amending the bylaws of the authority, noting that forcing shops to close their doors and people to pray right at the beginning of prayer time, and to do this in a mosque, stands no ground neither in Shariah nor in law,” said Dr. Al-Ghaith. “It is rather a breach of both of them, and an infringement on people’s religious rights (right of Ijtihad and freedom to follow a reference) and worldly rights (freedom of movement, shopping, benefitting of services round the clock without being forced to abide by judicial matters subject to conflict and differences).” Religion and laws aside though, it seems there is no clear verdict within society on whether or not the practice of closing shops during prayer times should continue or not. Speaking to Arab News, a number of female retail workers at one of Jeddah’s biggest shopping malls told of the benefit of closing shops during prayer times. The group of females who requested to stay anonymous told Arab News that it’s not all that it seems to be when shops close. “Many believe we actually take a break and lounge around for the 20-40 minutes when stores close for prayer times. Rarely do we have that freedom to be honest,” said 25-year-old S.K., a Saudi working in the store for 7 months now. “The mess that customers leave behind is too much to handle during regular open store hours so we take advantage of the time we have and reorganize the store, clean up and replace all clothes on the racks.” “I agree with my colleague,” said 29-year-old M.A. “We don’t mind the closing hours as things get really hectic especially on holidays and as you can see now during the sale. So we do take the opportunity sometimes and either try to relax in the quiet before we finish whatever it is we need done during that time. We understand people’s frustrations but it helps us.” “I don’t have the luxury of time unfortunately,” said Rawan Zahid, a mother of three girls and a worker at a private company. “I live close to an hour away from my office and my youngest is 4 months old so I don’t have the luxury of time to go shop after work as the call for Maghreb (sunset) prayers are called and I would rather go home and spend some time with my daughters.” While juggling her job and family life, Zahid believes that it’s difficult to sustain this for long. “It’s unreasonable in my opinion,” Zahid said. “I think it’s too much of a burden on many people especially those who work long hours of the day. For those who don’t have help to care for their children, it’s very difficult to run simple errands and it’s extremely tiresome.”   Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi Arabia Saudi Shoura approves study on reduction of time between calls to prayerGovt agencies complete Ramadan preparations across Saudi Arabia

السعودية واحرازها المركز الأول عالميا في إهدار الطعام

أصدرت وزارة الشؤون البلدية والقروية السعودية، قرارا يلزم المطاعم وقصور وقاعات الأفراح بالتعاقد مع جمعيات «حفظ النعمة»....
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السعودية واحرازها المركز الأول عالميا في إهدار الطعام

أصدرت وزارة الشؤون البلدية والقروية السعودية، قرارا يلزم المطاعم وقصور وقاعات الأفراح بالتعاقد مع جمعيات «حفظ النعمة»....

تعرف على أكثر الدول نشاطا بأداء مواطنيها للعمرة

كشفت وزارة الحج والعمرة السعودية، عن أكثر الدول نشاطا في زيارة مواطنيها لتأدية مناسك العمرة....
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تعرف على أكثر الدول نشاطا بأداء مواطنيها للعمرة

كشفت وزارة الحج والعمرة السعودية، عن أكثر الدول نشاطا في زيارة مواطنيها لتأدية مناسك العمرة....

Saudi aviation chiefs give green light for giant cargo terminal at Riyadh airport

Thu, 2020-01-16 06:20 RIYADH: Saudi aviation chiefs have given take-off clearance for the building of a giant cargo terminal at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh.   The president of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Abdulhadi Al-Ma
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Saudi aviation chiefs give green light for giant cargo terminal at Riyadh airport

Thu, 2020-01-16 06:20 RIYADH: Saudi aviation chiefs have given take-off clearance for the building of a giant cargo terminal at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh.   The president of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Abdulhadi Al-Mansouri, on Wednesday granted a license to Singapore company SATS for the provision of freight services at the capital’s airport. The green light for the scheme came during the inauguration ceremony of the cargo village project, also for King Khalid International Airport, held under the patronage of Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar and attended by Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, the Saudi transport minister and GACA chairman. The authority’s partnership with SATS is aimed at improving the operational efficiency of air freight services and logistical integration at regional and international levels in a bid to achieve the Kingdom’s goal of becoming a key transport hub linking three continents. Under the agreement, SATS will build its cargo terminal in two stages covering a total area of 60,000 square meters. On completion, the complex will be capable of handling 600,000 tons of cargo a year, with the first phase of construction expected to be finished by mid-2022. SATS will also offer facilities to handle perishable goods and pharmaceutical products. The second cargo terminal at the city airport will cater for around 40 percent of the Kingdom’s air freight through connections with the Singapore company’s terminals in Dammam, Oman and other Asian countries. The licensing deal is part of the Saudi leadership’s Vision 2030 plans to support the logistical sector in the Kingdom via partnership projects between the public and private sectors while aiming for a top 25 world ranking for quality service. Meanwhile, the Riyadh cargo village will form part of an integrated plan to boost the operational efficiency of the Kingdom’s air transport sector. The multi-functional shipment and clearance destination will be the first of its kind in the Middle East. Spread over 275,000 square meters, it will have an annual handling capacity of 1.6 million tons and also provide shipping and express cargo services. The cargo village project is being carried out in line with the requirements of the International Air Transport Association. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA)Vision 2030vilsion2030 Saudi GACA chief signs air safety agreements at Jordan conferenceGACA launches initiatives to improve services

الافراج عن شيخ قبيلة وشاعر اعتقلا لانتقادهما هيئة الترفيه السعودية

تداولت حسابات سعودية على موقع «تويتر» أنباء عن إفراج السلطات السعودية عن شيخ قبيلة عتيبة، «فيصل بن سلطان بن حميد» بعد اعتقاله بتهم
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الافراج عن شيخ قبيلة وشاعر اعتقلا لانتقادهما هيئة الترفيه السعودية

تداولت حسابات سعودية على موقع «تويتر» أنباء عن إفراج السلطات السعودية عن شيخ قبيلة عتيبة، «فيصل بن سلطان بن حميد» بعد اعتقاله بتهمة انتقاد هيئة الترف...

السعودية تساعد مواطنيها في أميركا في الإفلات من العدالة

اتهم مكتب التحقيقات الفيدرالي الأمريكي (FBI)، السلطات السعودية بمساعدة مواطنيها في الإفلات من العدالة بحيث لا تتم محاسبتهم على الجرائم التي ير
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السعودية تساعد مواطنيها في أميركا في الإفلات من العدالة

اتهم مكتب التحقيقات الفيدرالي الأمريكي (FBI)، السلطات السعودية بمساعدة مواطنيها في الإفلات من العدالة بحيث لا تتم محاسبتهم على الجرائم التي يرتكبونها...

Saudi Arabia’s winter season welcomes tourists

Sat, 2020-01-18 00:41 RIYADH: The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has teamed up with travel firms to offer packages to people visiting the Kingdom during the winter season. The packages feature transport, accommodation and tour gui
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Saudi Arabia’s winter season welcomes tourists

Sat, 2020-01-18 00:41 RIYADH: The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has teamed up with travel firms to offer packages to people visiting the Kingdom during the winter season. The packages feature transport, accommodation and tour guides, and cover a number of destinations including Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam. Activities range from sledding and camel rides to dune bashing and sand-boarding. Trips vary from a one-day tour to a full week, and they have been designed to take in archaeological, historical and tourist sites, as well as markets, events and meals out. Tourists from inside and outside the Kingdom can check the Visit Saudi website to learn about options and details. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTravelTags: Riyadh seasonWINTER SEASONVision2030Vision 2030 First desert polo tournament kicks off in Saudi Arabia’s AlUla as part of Winter at TantoraWinter at Tantora festival: First desert polo tournament kicks off

Saudi envoy meets UN Counter-Terrorism official in New York

Sat, 2020-01-18 01:07 NEW YORK: The Kingdom’s permanent representative to the UN, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, met the undersecretary-general of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), Vladimir Voronkov, in New York. The meeting reviewed the cooperation betw
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Saudi envoy meets UN Counter-Terrorism official in New York

Sat, 2020-01-18 01:07 NEW YORK: The Kingdom’s permanent representative to the UN, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, met the undersecretary-general of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), Vladimir Voronkov, in New York. The meeting reviewed the cooperation between Saudi Arabia and UNOCT. Al-Mouallimi said Saudi Arabia was keen to continue working with UNOCT, which was established with the Kingdom’s support, for its important role in strengthening international efforts to counter terrorism. Voronkov expressed his gratitude to the Saudi government for its efforts to counter terrorism.  Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) Trump confirms bin Laden’s son Hamza killed in US counter-terrorism operationBritain foiled 22 attacks since March 2017, top counter-terrorism officer says

ThePlace: Kfar Mosque was built in 1915 named Al-Hameed after its neighborhood location

Sat, 2020-01-18 01:12 With space for 400 worshippers, it is one of the most prominent mosques in the Hail region. Also known as Al-Hameed Mosque, it was built in 1915 and named Al-Hameed after its neighborhood location. Its architecture is similar to other
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ThePlace: Kfar Mosque was built in 1915 named Al-Hameed after its neighborhood location

Sat, 2020-01-18 01:12 With space for 400 worshippers, it is one of the most prominent mosques in the Hail region. Also known as Al-Hameed Mosque, it was built in 1915 and named Al-Hameed after its neighborhood location. Its architecture is similar to other buildings of the era with construction in mud and stone, and a ceiling made of wooden squares, timber and palm leaves. Due to its strategic importance, the mosque has been renovated several times, with improvements and additions. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Kfar Mosque ThePlace: Saudi Arabia's Tarout IslandThePlace: Saudi Arabia’s Al-Kheraibah, an archeological treasure trove

Dr. Abdullah bin Rafoud Al-Safiyani, Saudi Shoura Council member

Author: Sat, 2020-01-18 01:08 Dr. Abdullah bin Rafoud Al-Safiyani was chosen as a Shoura Council member by a royal decree from King Salman in 2016. The Shoura Council convened on Wednesday, and Al-Safiyani demanded that the National Anti-Corruption Co
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Dr. Abdullah bin Rafoud Al-Safiyani, Saudi Shoura Council member

Author: Sat, 2020-01-18 01:08 Dr. Abdullah bin Rafoud Al-Safiyani was chosen as a Shoura Council member by a royal decree from King Salman in 2016. The Shoura Council convened on Wednesday, and Al-Safiyani demanded that the National Anti-Corruption Commission investigate and set up an authority to oversee influencers’ activities on social media. He said it had become important for the anti-graft body to monitor influencers as they were paid tremendous amounts to publicize government entities, and that there needed to be regulations to process such transactions. Al-Safiyani has a bachelor’s degree, a master’s and a doctorate from Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah. He is a member of Almajmaa (Virtual Academy of the Arabic Language), the Saudi Scientific Association for Arabic Literature, the Saudi Association for Education and Psychology and the Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States, in addition to his Shoura Council membership. He is also the vice dean of community service and continuing education at Majmaah University in Majmaah City, Saudi Arabia, and has collaborated with the King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz International Center for the Arabic Language on several programs. He has been awarded a medal of excellence from the Ministry of Education, and is also the director general of Adab (International Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature). He has been a teacher and an administrator in public education since 1998. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi Arabia Dr. Nourah Al-Yousef, Saudi Shoura Council memberPrincess Haifa Al-Mogrin, Saudi diplomat

Saudi envoy receives Libyan ambassador to the UN

Sat, 2020-01-18 01:25 NEW YORK: Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the UN, held talks in New York with Taher El-Sonni, Libya’s UN ambassador and permanent representative.  The two sides discussed issues of mutual concer
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Saudi envoy receives Libyan ambassador to the UN

Sat, 2020-01-18 01:25 NEW YORK: Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the UN, held talks in New York with Taher El-Sonni, Libya’s UN ambassador and permanent representative.  The two sides discussed issues of mutual concern and latest political developments in the region.  Al-Mouallimi congratulated El-Sonni for his new apppointment and conveyed the Saudi leadership’s best wishes for prosperity, stability and progress to the Libyan people.  Al-Mouallimi reiterated Saudi Arabia’s rejection of any foreign interference in the Libyan affairs, adding that Riyadh will continue to push all concerned parties to reach a political solution that guarantees the unity of Libya and saves people’s lives. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaLibya Saudi envoy to UN affirms Kingdom’s support for regional peace, securitySaudi envoy to UN meets KSRelief delegation

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وصلت إلى غاطس ميناء الحديدة السفينة « بندنج فيكتوري» وعلى متنها 30 ألف و675 طنًا من البنزين والديزل بعد أن احتجزها تحالف العدوان لمدة 47 يوم
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Ivanka Trump applauds Saudi Arabia’s reforms advancing economic role for women

Author: Fri, 2020-01-17 10:57 The United States President’s daughter and advisor, Ivanka Trump, praised on Friday Arab states for the progress they have made in their reforms highlighted in a World Bank Report. “Great seeing some big progress in c
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Ivanka Trump applauds Saudi Arabia’s reforms advancing economic role for women

Author: Fri, 2020-01-17 10:57 The United States President’s daughter and advisor, Ivanka Trump, praised on Friday Arab states for the progress they have made in their reforms highlighted in a World Bank Report. “Great seeing some big progress in countries with the most improved scores this year in the World Bank WBL (Women, Business and the Law) report,” she said, referring to several countries mentioned in the report, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan and Tunisia. Great seeing some big progress in countries w/ the most-improved scores in this yrs @WorldBank WBL Report: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Nepal, South Sudan, Sao Tome and Principe, Bahrain, DRC, Djibouti, Jordan, and Tunisia. See the reforms made & those that remainhttps://t.co/TaK9B3e57g — Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) January 16, 2020 The World Bank’s annual “Women, Business, and the Law” report ranked Saudi Arabia top among 190 countries for its progress in bringing about reforms related to female involvement in economic development and entrepreneurship.   According to the World Bank’s figures for 2020, Saudi Arabia scored 70.6 out of 100 for progress achieved in the integration of women into the labor market. The report’s findings also placed the country first among Gulf states, and second in the Arab world for meeting the criteria. Saudi women in business have lauded the Vision 2030 strategy for being the key driver in helping them to realize their ambitions. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: World BankSaudi ArabiaSaudi women

Saudi G20 sherpa briefs UN on Riyadh summit

Author: Fri, 2020-01-17 01:59 NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia’s official representative for the 2020 G20 summit of world leaders being staged in Riyadh has briefed the UN General Assembly on preparations for the high-powered meeting. Fahad Al-Mubarak, the Ki
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Saudi G20 sherpa briefs UN on Riyadh summit

Author: Fri, 2020-01-17 01:59 NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia’s official representative for the 2020 G20 summit of world leaders being staged in Riyadh has briefed the UN General Assembly on preparations for the high-powered meeting. Fahad Al-Mubarak, the Kingdom’s G20 sherpa charged with helping pave the way for the leaders’ November gathering, introduced delegates to the theme, aims, and main priorities of the summit. The meeting in New York was opened by the president of the UN General Assembly, and the UN undersecretary-general, who welcomed the sherpa and expressed their hopes for a successful G20 summit under the Kingdom’s presidency. Al-Mubarak said that, under the guidance of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the G20 agenda development process was being conducted in an inclusive and comprehensive way in order to reflect the most important world issues. Addressing attendees, the sherpa talked about the main objectives for this year’s G20 gathering under the theme of “Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century for All.” The first was to empower people – especially women and youth – by creating the right conditions in which they could live, work and thrive. Safeguarding the planet by fostering collective efforts to protect the environment, especially on the issues of climate, water, food, and energy, was another aim. He also talked about ways to shape new frontiers, by adopting long-term and bold strategies to share the benefits of innovation and technological advancement with a strong focus on the digital economy. During the briefing session, Al-Mubarak gave details about the global challenges that the G20 countries could jointly address to achieve economic growth and sustainable development. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi Arabia Women to represent 33% of G20 participants in RiyadhG20 policymakers meet in Saudi Arabia for world economy talks

Saudi finance Ministry, Sakani program sign housing deal

Fri, 2020-01-17 02:16 The Saudi Ministry of Finance and the government’s Sakani program have signed a cooperation deal to provide housing services for ministry beneficiaries. The agreement will include beneficiaries on the lists of the Ministry of Housin
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Saudi finance Ministry, Sakani program sign housing deal

Fri, 2020-01-17 02:16 The Saudi Ministry of Finance and the government’s Sakani program have signed a cooperation deal to provide housing services for ministry beneficiaries. The agreement will include beneficiaries on the lists of the Ministry of Housing and the Real Estate Development Fund. The deal aims to combine the services of the finance and housing ministries along with other governmental agencies to streamline operations. The agreement provides offers for the ministry’s beneficiaries.  It also included an exemption from administrative fees through the financing agencies providing advice on Sakina housing loans at the residential exhibition inside the ministry’s headquarters. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaSakani ProgramSaudi finance ministry 13,230 families benefit from ‘Sakani’ program in Saudi ArabiaSakani Expo Jeddah 2019 to kick off Monday

OIC to hold family bank workshop for G5S countries

Fri, 2020-01-17 02:20 JEDDAH: The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold a workshop to promote the concept of family banks in the G5 Sahel countries.  The two-day Jeddah workshop will be held in partnership with th
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OIC to hold family bank workshop for G5S countries

Fri, 2020-01-17 02:20 JEDDAH: The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold a workshop to promote the concept of family banks in the G5 Sahel countries.  The two-day Jeddah workshop will be held in partnership with the Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Agriculture Jan. 19-20, and targets Burkina Faso, Chad, Niger, Mauritania and Mali. It aims to support G5 Sahel countries in their efforts to empower women entrepreneurs. The main workshop goals include introducing the concept of family banks that was established by the Sudan Microfinance Unit, exchanging experiences on microfinance expertise and presenting microfinance cases from OIC member countries.  Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) OIC chief praises Cambodia for religious tolerance

TheFace: Mona Al-Turief, Saudi educator

Author: Fri, 2020-01-17 02:39 I was born and raised in Al-Malaz in Riyadh, where I studied at a public school until the sixth grade, when my family decided to move to Unaizah. I continued to perform well academically due to my parents’ dedication to
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TheFace: Mona Al-Turief, Saudi educator

Author: Fri, 2020-01-17 02:39 I was born and raised in Al-Malaz in Riyadh, where I studied at a public school until the sixth grade, when my family decided to move to Unaizah. I continued to perform well academically due to my parents’ dedication toward my educational endeavors. My father, may God have mercy upon him, instilled two prominent values in me: Commitment and responsibility. These principles have affected every aspect of my life, especially as the youngest child in a conservative Najdi home. Surrounded by my older siblings, my childhood was shaped by the multitude of lessons that I learned from them. My love for children began when I watched my siblings’ kids fill our home with love and energy – a huge part of my adolescence went into taking care of my nieces and nephews. It made me confident in my ability to deal with children, knowing how to win them over and guide them, which I later put to the test when I finished high school, returning to Riyadh to major in early childhood studies at King Saud University, ultimately graduating with honors. Following my graduation, I got married and kick-started my professional career as a kindergarten teacher in different private preschools in Riyadh. Within a few years, I was working as a teacher at Kingdom Schools, dropping my eldest daughter off at the school’s nursery each morning to go and tutor other people’s kids across campus. Over the next seven years, I was blessed with the birth of my three other children. After years of being simultaneously a mother and a teacher, I decided to put a pause to my career and concentrated on raising my children. This decision was a product of my strong belief in investing in humans through dedicating time and effort toward raising well-mannered individuals and building stronger familial bonds. Being an educator taught me that there was always space for me to learn something new. I learned a lot from my children, particularly as I remained involved in their school and extracurricular activities, and collaboratively navigated their interests and hobbies. My prior knowledge of child-nurturing practices helped me form a unique relationship with my kids. The bond between parents and children grows stronger, I found, when parents acknowledge that they are role models and remain aware of their behavior and manners at all times. Furthermore, it is crucial that parents avoid three harmful, yet common, practices: Criticism, comparison, and blame. These create toxic environments that negatively impact a child’s confidence, sense of self, and self-esteem. I try to be considerate of my children’s feelings by avoiding harsh or public criticism and focusing on their personal progress, only comparing them with their own selves. If they face a difficult situation, instead of blaming them for it, I encourage them to think about the moral behind the incident and discuss takeaways to be implemented in the future. I seek to base my relationship with my children on love and understanding by spending a lot of quality time with them and considering their diverse personalities, especially as I returned to the workplace as a school principal and subsequently, an academic supervisor at the Ministry of Education. Those quality times are what remains in a child’s subconscious in the long run. Later, while pursuing my master’s degree in gifted education at the Arabian Gulf University in Bahrain, I learned about the importance of enriching my children’s interests, whether through helping them explore playing a new instrument, enrolling them in dance courses and soccer academies, presenting them with a book on their to-read list, or accompanying them on outdoor activities. Sharing these experiences opened new doors for all of us. When my eldest daughter went through the college application process, where she is now pursuing a degree in geology at Brown University, in the US, she opened my eyes to the required preparation for her younger siblings. By the time they reach her age, they would be prepared with the requirements for applying to esteemed institutions, if they decide to follow a similar path. Encouraging my older son to follow his passion for the outdoors, through hiking around scenic Saudi nature areas with him, resulted in him climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, at the age of 14. Our trips exposed me to the beauty of my country, where I visited fascinating historical and natural sites, had meaningful conversations, and gained valuable friendships. I was motivated to contribute to the positive changes taking place in the Kingdom by sharing these momentous experiences with others. That is why I decided to begin the process of acquiring a tourist guide license from the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage. That in turn gave me a chance to solidify my knowledge of my country and, at the same time, share that beauty with the rest of the world via my podcast, Dharf Makan, and my Instagram account (@mona.alturief). Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaTheFace TheFace: Sara Almoosa, Saudi marketing directorTheFace: Najla Al-Raddadi, Saudi entrepreneur

60 days until 2020 Saudi Census begins

Author: Fri, 2020-01-17 04:23 RIYADH: There are just 60 days to go until the start of the 2020 Saudi Census. Families will have 20 days, from Mar. 17 until Apr. 6, to submit their information. The General Authority for Statistics (Gastat) issued the
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60 days until 2020 Saudi Census begins

Author: Fri, 2020-01-17 04:23 RIYADH: There are just 60 days to go until the start of the 2020 Saudi Census. Families will have 20 days, from Mar. 17 until Apr. 6, to submit their information. The General Authority for Statistics (Gastat) issued the reminder on Thursday, as the final preparations continued for the Kingdom’s fifth General Census of Population, Housing and Establishments. The next phase, running from Feb. 3 until Mar. 6, involves a survey of buildings, property units and families. Previously, census takers visited people in their homes to collect the required information about their families, but thanks to advances in technology, residents will for the first time be able to complete an online census form instead. The 2020 Saudi Census will provide a wide range of up-to-date data about the population that will be used to plan and carry out studies and research required by development programs and plans, and to help achieve the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030. It will reveal changes in population characteristics, and the data will be used to make local, regional and international comparisons and to review and evaluate future population estimates. As part of the preparatory work, Gastat has updated its population records and postal addresses, and the online app that people will use to enter their details has been designed and tested. Training of census workers is also continuing. To ensure the collected information is as accurate as possible, given the changes to the collection process and the increased use of technology, Gastat has linked a number of data platforms. It is also working with the National Information Center and the Saudi Post. Saudi Arabia conducted its first official census in 1974, the second in 1992, the third in 2004 and the fourth in 2010. As of the last census, the Kingdom’s population was 27,136,977. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi CensusGeneral Authority for Statistics (GASTAT)Saudi population Kingdom’s General Authority for Statistics using high-tech system to mine and update Hajj dataGASTAT, CSC form national committee on data

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