Meat, poultry top items seized for violations

Arab News - Meat and poultry topped the list of food items seized by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) at the border crossings for violating the health standards in the last two months. Approximately...

1,400 Saudis trained in culture of dialogue

Arab News - The Riyadh-based Dialogue Academy for Training and Public Opinion Polls (DATPOP) said on Saturday that it has trained 1,400 Saudis in the past eight months through 45 programs conducted across the Kingdom. The...

‘We are ready to sacrifice our lives for the nation’

Saudi Gazette - “We are ready to sacrifice our lives for the nation,” said Staff Sergeant Muhammad Al-Assaf, who was injured in a blast at the Road Security Building in Mahasin district in Al-Ahsa on...

Transfer of workshops to industrial city faces resistance

Saudi Gazette - The Ministry of Labor and Social Development documented 1,798 violations of the instructions to transfer workshops from Al-Nuzha district near the airport to Asfan in north Jeddah where a new industrial city...

Expats don’t have to marry in court now

Arab News - The Ministry of Justice intends to assign a special mazoun (imam) to sign marriage contracts for non-Saudis at home. Other marriage contract procedures will be canceled for non-Saudis in the courts of personal...

Over 45,000 road accidents in April

Arab News - The number of accidents in the Kingdom reached 1,500 per day with 45,376 road accidents taking place in April, according to an online newspaper. Government statistics said that Riyadh was on top of...

SR58bn in electronic transactions recorded during Ramadan

Arab News - Secretary General of the Committee on Information and Awareness in Saudi Banks, Talaat Hafeth, said that transactions made using the Mada System for sales points and ATMs amounted to SR58.6 billion this...

Saudi editor wins top Gulf media award

Arab News - The Council of Gulf International Relations (COGIR) has named Khaled Al-Malik, editor in chief of Al-Jazirah daily, as their Saudi and Gulf 2015 media personality. The announcement was made by Tareq Al-Sheikhan, president...

KSA thwarts attempts to smuggle 20,910 spycams

Arab News -  The customs department has thwarted attempts to smuggle into the Kingdom 20,910 spy cameras. They were hidden in items such as pens, glasses, electrical goods, dresses, medals and cigarette lighters. A total...

Inspection tours to counter traffickers

Saudi Gazette - The number of incidents where citizens are found hunting and killing creatures threatened with extinction for tampering and exploitation reasons have increased recently. The head of Saudi Wildlife Authority Prince Bandar Bin Saud...

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