Drug test likely for driver’s license applicants

Saudi Gazette - The Department of Traffic is planning to make drug test mandatory for driver’s license applicants, Al-Watan Arabic daily reported on Wednesday quoting the department’s spokesman Col. Tariq Al-Rubaiaan. He said the department is...

Workers block road to protest salary delay

Saudi Gazette - Nearly 800 workers of a big business group here came out on the streets and blocked the traffic in protest against unprecedented delay in the disbursement of their salaries. The police had to...

Private sector to get Nitaqat points for borrowing govt staff

Saudi Gazette - If the private sector borrows Saudi employees working in the government sector and universities it will be calculated in the Nitaqat Saudization program. Minister of Labor and Social Development Mofrej Al-Haqbani has approved...

Salary, perk cuts reveal unheard of allowances

Saudi Gazette - The Council of Ministers’ decision on Monday to slash the salaries and fringe benefits of ministers and Shoura Council members has brought to light a number of allowances about which many people...

Deputy Crown Prince meets New Zealand minister

SPA - Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense, holds talks with New Zealand Minister of Trade Todd McCLay at his office in Riyadh on Wednesday. They discussed a...

New office for senior citizens

Saudi Gazette - The General Directorate for Roads opened a new office for senior citizens and people with special needs, Al-Madina newspaper reported. Hasan Al-Jehani said the people have been waiting for an office for senior...

5% annual allowance to retirees proposal clears Shoura panel

Saudi Gazette - Dr. Fahd Al-Anazi, chairman of the special committee at the Shoura Council, said his panel has sent its reply long time ago to the general committee of the consultative body regarding a...

‘Ajeer’ helps recruit 1,300 during Haj

Saudi Gazette- The e-hiring portal for temporary work ‘Ajeer’ has helped so far 1,300 job seekers to be recruited during the annual Islamic pilgrimage as the number of the registered establishments that post their job...

Grand reception for Saudia flight in Jazan

SPA - An aircraft of the Saudi Arabian Airlines, decorated with a new slogan in green, arrived at King Abdullah Regional Airport in Jazan from Jeddah on Tuesday as part of its domestic tour to...

King receives princes, Grand Mufti, ministers and citizens

SPA - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman received princes, the Grand Mufti, scholars, ministers, and a group of citizens who came to greet him at Al-Yamama Palace in Riyadh on Tuesday.

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