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RIYADH: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Saudi businessmen in Riyadh on Sunday to move from the traditional export-import relationship to joint investments, technological transfers and non-traditional areas in bilateral trade.Modi was address…

RIYADH: The Ministry of Education signed a memorandum of understanding with a philanthropic family for setting up an award for creativity among students in the Madinah region.The signing ceremony was held in the presence of Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal…

JEDDAH: Six young Saudi women have come up with a new application for smartphones. It is called SnapJobs for employment. The application is a communication tool between young men and women with degrees and skills who are looking for appropriate jobs…

RIYADH: Authorities shut down an illegal slaughterhouse which posed a health hazard to consumers in the Kingdom.According an official from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the facility, located in Al-Khamrah quarter, south of Jeddah, slaughtere…

MAKKAH: Heavy showers lashed the holy city on Saturday, leaving some roads flooded and triggering calls from citizens to take measures against rain-related woes.The Al-Maabda, Al-Sharae’, Al-Meisim, Al-Shawqiya and Al-Zaher neighborhoods particularly…

RIYADH: The engineering sector is suffering from a lack of Saudi engineers in 11 specialties, according to a report published by the Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE) for the year 2015. The report revealed that no Saudi engineers joined four specialti…

RIYADH: The Housing Ministry is expected to start building residential units near stations of the Riyadh Metro, according to an online newspaper.Ali Al-Jabir, undersecretary for planning and studies at the ministry, said that this was part of the min…

TAREEF: People in the northern cities of Tareef, Rafha, Al-Qurayat and Tabarjeel have urged the Civil Status Directorate to open women’s branches, as they travel up to 100 km to get their ID cards in the northern Directorate in Arar and the Jouf Gove…

JEDDAH: Mobile phone store owners in the city have displayed advertisements on their establishments announcing job vacancies for Saudi youths and certain terms and conditions, following a directive by the Labor Ministry to have 100 percent nationaliz…

JEDDAH: Cell phone shops will be required to have private and separate locations for female employees in order to ensure their safety and privacy, said Ministry of Labor Spokesman Khaled Aba Al-Kheil.Al-Kheil said female employees will participate in…

RIYADH: The National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha) has revealed administrative and financial irregularities of over SR2 million in a road construction project in Abha (Asir province).Nazaha swung into action after receiving a tip-off from a cit…

RIYADH: The Riyadh-based King Khalid Foundation (KKF) has launched the Saudi Philanthropic Fellowship Program (Shaghaf, meaning “passionate” in Arabic), in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).The founder of the world’s lar…

JEDDAH: Nearly 40 percent of the Saudi population do not know their rights, said Mufleh Al-Qahtani, president of the National Society for Human Rights (NSHR).This is despite the efforts made by the society to raise awareness among the Saudi community…

RIYADH: Culture and Information Minister Dr. Adel Al-Toraifi, chairman of the board of directors of the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), chaired the 8th meeting of the board in the presence of its members at his office in Riyadh on Sunday.At the outset, Al-…

DAMMAM: Saudi scholarship student Muhammad Ghulam, studying mechanical engineering in the American Rhode Island state, stood first in the university design competition sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).The competition is designed…

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