Construction work resumes at Grand Mosque after Haj break

Saudi Gazette - Construction work at the Grand Mosque resumed on Sunday after a two-month break for the Haj season. “The project aims to expand the mataaf (the area where pilgrims circumambulate the Kaaba) to fit...

5 ministries join hands to Saudize telecom sector

Saudi Gazette - Five ministries have joined hands to implement the second phase of 100% nationalizing telecom sector jobs. The ministries of interior, labor and social development, municipal and rural affairs, commerce and investment and telecommunication...

3 soldiers martyred in Najran clashes

Arab News - More than 500 Houthi militants have been killed in armed confrontations along the Najran and Jazan sectors of the Kingdom’s southern border since the Saudi-led alliance launched the Decisive Storm military...

Farmers flood markets with ‘Rutab’

Saudi Gazette - Markets in the eastern city of Al-Ahsa and other parts of the Kingdom are flooded with a variety of Rutab (ripe and soft) dates as extreme temperature has made the fruits ripe...

Citizen killed in border shelling

Arab News - A Saudi citizen was killed in shelling fired across the border from Yemen into the southwest of Saudi Arabia on Sunday, local media reported. A shell fell on a house around dawn in...

Largest residential project in Jubail set to be launched

Arab News - Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Thunayan Al-Saud, chairman of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY), will open on Saturday the housing ownership program 2015 for the staff of Jubail Industrial...

Saudi Arabia to announce royal orders by King Salman

Al Arabiya News - Saudi Arabia’s newly inaugurated King Salman bin Abdulaziz has issued a set of royal decrees, Al Arabiya News Channel reported on Thursday, that will see the kingdom’s Council of Ministers reshaped. Fomerly...

Expats to be made aware of labor rules through SMS

Saudi Gazette - The Ministry of Labor, in a tie-up with Saudi Telecom (STC), launched on Wednesday a new initiative to make expatriate workers aware of Saudi labor regulations as well as their rights and...

Passengers from Ebola-hit states ‘must be named’

ARAB NEWS - Airlines with flights entering Saudi Arabia face severe penalties if they fail to inform the Kingdom’s authorities that they are carrying Saudi passengers who have visited Ebola-hit countries, the nation’s regulatory body...

Experts call for top positions in private sector firms to be filled with nationals

Arab News - Human resource experts have asked the Ministry of Labor to implement a recently issued regulation which stipulates that establishments with over 50 employees should nationalize a minimum of six percent of their...

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