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Compensatory visas for trades lacking qualified Saudis — MLSD 0

Compensatory visas for trades lacking qualified Saudis — MLSD

      Okaz/Saudi Gazette RIYADH – The Ministry of Labor and Social Development has launched an initiative to issue compensatory visas to offset the shortage of Saudi workforce in certain rare specializations or...

Saudi ministry launches E-service for financial cases, court orders 0

Saudi ministry launches E-service for financial cases, court orders

The new service will allow users to check if they have any pending financial or legal notices against them JEDDAH: The Saudi Ministry of Interior has launched an online tracking service for inquiries about...

UAE body lauds Saudi Arabia’s efforts at enhancing security 0

UAE body lauds Saudi Arabia’s efforts at enhancing security

“The Kingdom acts as a safety net for the Arab and Islamic worlds,” says Federal National Council chair JEDDAH: A prominent member of the UAE Federal National Council (FNC) has praised the Kingdom’s efforts...

Trump Tries to Destroy, and Justice Roberts Tries to Save, What Makes America Great 0

Trump Tries to Destroy, and Justice Roberts Tries to Save, What Makes America Great

By Thomas L. Friedman    For me, the most disturbing thing about the Trump presidency is the way each week, like a steady drip of acid, Donald Trump tries to erode the thing that...

‘Golden opportunity’ exists for investment in Saudi renewables 0

‘Golden opportunity’ exists for investment in Saudi renewables

        Speaking at the clean-energy conference, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih on Tuesday outlined ambitious plans for solar and wind power Saudi Arabia plans to generate some 59 gigawatts (GW) of...

Saudi Arabia, South Korea reach agreement on visas 0

Saudi Arabia, South Korea reach agreement on visas

Cabinet OKs air transport pact with Indonesia JEDDAH: The Saudi Cabinet met to discuss a series of national and global developments on Tuesday, in a session chaired by King Salman. At the forefront of...

Ways Saudi Arabia is looking to save water 0

Ways Saudi Arabia is looking to save water

  Saudi officials tell forum of new ways of conservation, including building micro-grids and sewage treatment plants related to renewable energy There are also plans for the Red Sea Project to set a new...

KSA sends tons of food relief to displaced Yemenis Marib, Al Jawf and Lahij 0

KSA sends tons of food relief to displaced Yemenis Marib, Al Jawf and Lahij

  JEDDAH:  Six trucks from the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRelief) destined for people displaced from Yemen’s Saada to Marib governorate, on Monday arrived loaded with 1,800 food packages. The...

Khashoggi killers will be held accountable 0

Khashoggi killers will be held accountable

  Khashoggi killers will be held accountable MBS , Pompeo agree there’s need for de-escalation in Yemen   Jubeir urges need for continued efforts against Iranian regime’s activity RIYADH — Custodian of the Two...

Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority licensed investments rise by 99% in 2018 0

Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority licensed investments rise by 99% in 2018

  SAGIA seeks to align itself with Vision 2030 JEDDAH: The achievements report of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) for 2018 showed a 99 percent increase in the number of licensed investments...

Saudi Arabia acted ‘beyond commitment’: Al Falih 0

Saudi Arabia acted ‘beyond commitment’: Al Falih

  ABU DHABI — Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih said Sunday that Saudi Arabia went beyond its commitment to lower both the production and exports of oil over the last...

Pompeo: US relationship with Saudi Arabia essential for Middle East stability 0

Pompeo: US relationship with Saudi Arabia essential for Middle East stability

  US secretary of state says America wants an Arab coalition capable of facing the different challenges in the region Pompeo holds talks in Abu Dhabi with Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed DUBAI/LONDON: ...

Saudi Arabia distributes food to Nigerian, Yemeni refugees 0

Saudi Arabia distributes food to Nigerian, Yemeni refugees

Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief is heavily involved in the humanitarian efforts to help people affected by the conflict in Yemen JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has distributed more than 2,100...

Program launched to empower young Saudis in nonprofit sector 0

Program launched to empower young Saudis in nonprofit sector

“The partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will change our view of the nonprofit sector in line with Vision 2030 project,” Princess Banderi bint Abdulrahman Al-Faisal said JEDDAH: The second Saudi Philanthropic...

10 rulings on defendants’ rights take effect 0

10 rulings on defendants’ rights take effect

  By Adnan Al-Shabrawi Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — On monitoring legal decisions, Okaz has found out that 10 decisions have taken effect for the first time. The rulings were issued by the Ministry of Justice,...

Who Can Dethrone The King Of Israel? 0

Who Can Dethrone The King Of Israel?

Ramzy Baroud – eurasiareview Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in November responded to calls to hold early elections by saying such a move would be a “historic mistake.” A few weeks later, he spoke with...

No longer lost in translation: In world’s languages, Saudi youth speak of home 0

No longer lost in translation: In world’s languages, Saudi youth speak of home

  A group of young Saudis are seeking to portray the correct image of the Kingdom in various languages, with a focus on culture, art and identity A group of multilingual Saudis is informing...

New work visas for two years without additional fees 0

New work visas for two years without additional fees

RIYADH — The Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) has launched an initiative to extend new work visas for two years instead of one year, without any additional fees. The extension of the time...