Category: Local News

Saudization in 5 key sectors from today 0

Saudization in 5 key sectors from today

JEDDAH — The Ministry of Labor and Social Development will start implementing Saudization in five key sectors from Jan. 7 (Jamad Al-Awwal 1). According to the ministry’s directives, jobs in building and construction material...

Experts term minister’s directive superb step 0

Experts term minister’s directive superb step

Experts term minister’s directive superb step Positive ramifications of Al-Samaani’s order not to convict on suspicious grounds stressed   By Adnan Shabrawi Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Several jurists and law experts have said that a...

Nearly 2.3m residence, labor violators arrested across KSA 0

Nearly 2.3m residence, labor violators arrested across KSA

  The total number of violators being subjected to procedures is 13,401, including 11,349 men and 2,052 women JEDDAH: More than 2 million violators of residency, work and border security systems have been arrested...

Critical thinking and philosophy to be taught in Saudi schools 0

Critical thinking and philosophy to be taught in Saudi schools

  The Vision 2030 reform plan says education should be developed to focus on pupils not teachers, inculcate skills, improve confidence and promote a spirit of creativeness Critical thinking and philosophy are to be...

New minister highlights pivotal role of education in grooming generation 0

New minister highlights pivotal role of education in grooming generation

By Abdullah Al-Ghamdi Okaz/Saudi Gazette RIYADH — Newly-appointed Minister of Education Dr. Hamad Al-Sheikh emphasized that the progress of any nation can be achieved only through acquiring advanced education. “The Kingdom is now enjoying a...

Janadriyah visitors taken on a virtual refugee journey 0

Janadriyah visitors taken on a virtual refugee journey

  JEDDAH — The UN Refugee Agency is offering visitors a chance to step into the refugees’ shoes and learn about their journey by creating an experiential zone using Virtual Reality technology headsets and a...

Newly appointed Saudi Cabinet members sworn in 0

Newly appointed Saudi Cabinet members sworn in

  King Salman also presided over Tuesday afternoon’s Cabinet session at Al-Yamamah Palace RIYADH: King Salman swore in the new Cabinet ministers at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Tuesday. The ministers included Prince Turki...

Saudi labor reports are now ‘enforceable documents’ 0

Saudi labor reports are now ‘enforceable documents’

  These mediation reports can be filed online via the ministry portal without having to visit any court JEDDAH: Mediation reports issued by the Amicable Settlement Departments of labor offices are now recognized as...

A year of momentous changes in Saudi Arabia 0

A year of momentous changes in Saudi Arabia

A year of momentous changes in Saudi Arabia Groundwork laid for cultural, social and economic changes   Ekleel Badr Sallam Saudi Gazette   Qiddiya entertainment city Record-breaking build times were achieved at the Qiddiya...

King approves raft of measures to improve quality of health services 0

King approves raft of measures to improve quality of health services

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman approved a number of decisions taken by the Saudi Health Council (SHC) including the establishment of the National Center for Evidence-based Health...

Over 500,000 quit labor market in three months 0

Over 500,000 quit labor market in three months

        Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — As many as 554,357 Saudi and expatriate employees have quit the labor market during the fourth quarter of 2018, a section of the local press reported...

17.6% drop in expat remittances 0

17.6% drop in expat remittances

By Mohammad Al-Sobhi Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Remittances by expatriates fell by 17.6%, reaching SR9.9 billion in November as against SR12.02 billion in November last year, according to Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA). Remittances by...

Finance Ministry showcases achievements at Janadriyah 0

Finance Ministry showcases achievements at Janadriyah

Tourists embarked on a three-dimensional tour of an office adaptation of the Kingdom’s first finance minister, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Hamdan JEDDAH: The Finance Ministry has for the first time shared its most significant achievements over...

Saudi Arabia to host next round of peace talks on Afghanistan 0

Saudi Arabia to host next round of peace talks on Afghanistan

  Saturday’s confirmation of the Saudi role followed a telephone conversation on Thursday between King Salman and the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Last summer, Saudi Arabia hosted a global conference of Islamic scholars to...

Results of study on expat fees in a month: Commerce Minister 0

Results of study on expat fees in a month: Commerce Minister

By Abdul Rahman Al-Misbahi Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — The results of a study on the impact of the fees on the expatriates will be announced within a month, Minister of Commerce and Investment Majed Al-Qasabi...

GAB collects SR9bn in revenue 0

GAB collects SR9bn in revenue

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — The General Auditing Bureau (GAB) collected and handed to the Public Treasury SR9 billion during the last fiscal year. This figure marks a four-fold increase from what was achieved...

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman receives 58th annual audit report 0

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman receives 58th annual audit report

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Tuesday received the 58th annual report of the General Auditing Bureau (GAB) for the fiscal year 1438/1439 (end-2017 to end-2018), which showed the total funds collected, supplied or...

Saudi Ports Authority takes steps to boost export volume 0

Saudi Ports Authority takes steps to boost export volume

Maritime ports in Saudi Arabia had been receiving great attention since their inception under the Kingdom’s founder King Abdul Aziz JEDDAH: The Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) has decided to reduce its terminal handling charges...