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Saudi Arabia issues royal decrees
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a raft of royal decrees on Sunday.
They include the appointment of Salman bin Yusuf bin Ali Al-Dosari as minister of media.
Ibrahim bin Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al-Sultan is appointed minister of state and a member of the Cabinet.
Hammoud bin Badah Al-Muraikhi is appointed as an advisor at the Royal Court at the rank of minister.
Lieutenant General Mohammed bin Amer bin Mohammed Al-Harbi is appointed as deputy chief of the General Intelligence Presidency.
Rakan bin Ibrahim Al-Touq is appointed as assistant to the minister of culture.
Abdulrahman bin Hamad Al-Harkan is appointed governor of the State Properties General Authority.
Ismail bin Saeed bin Ali Al-Ghamdi is appointed as assistant to the minister of human resources and social development for joint services.
Expats can register birth online through Absher
The Agency for Civil Status at the Ministry of Interior announced that electronic birth registration will be available for expatriates through the ministry’s Absher platform.
Yemen: Fresh negotiations conclude with release of 887 prisoners
The UN Special Envoy for Yemen announced on Monday the planned release of 887 conflict-related detainees from all sides along with other gains after concluding 10 days of negoti...
PTA: Bearing ‘private’ number plates by taxis is a traffic violation
The Public Transport Authority (PTA) revealed that it has monitored public taxis with the new identity, bearing ‘private’ number plates, warning that this is considered a violat...
45th King Faisal Prize given away at award ceremony in Riyadh
On behalf of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Emir of Riyadh Region, graced here Monday evening the award ceremony of the 4...
Sikh separatist preacher continues to elude India police
Internet services remain restricted in parts of India's northern Punjab state for a fourth day as thousands of police continued their search for Sikh separatist leader Amritpal ...
Ehsan warns against exploiting its name in financial fraud for donations, as Ramadan approaches
The National Platform for Charitable Work (Ehsan) has warned against exploiting its name in financial fraud for collecting donations, with the approach of the holy month of Rama...
Deadly fungal infection spreading in US at an alarming rate, CDC says
A drug-resistant and potentially deadly fungus has been spreading rapidly through US health care facilities, NBC News reported quoting a new government study.
King expresses best wishes to citizens and Muslims on occasion of Ramadan
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, who chaired the Cabinet session at Irqah Palace on Tuesday here, expressed his best wishes to citizens and Muslims everywhere on t...
Several ministry officials among 142 arrested over corruption
The Saudi Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) announced on Tuesday that a total of 142 people were arrested over corruption charges during the current month of Sha’...
Al-Bassami: Booking an appointment is a must to perform Umrah
Director of Public Security Lt. Gen. Muhammad Al-Bassami said that performing Umrah requires booking an appointment on the Nusuk or Tawakkalna applications. “What is required is...
Ramadan fasting to begin on Thursday; no crescent sighted
Muslims in Saudi Arabia will start observing fasting on Thursday, March 23, marking the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan. This is in the event of not sighting the crescent...
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