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Eastern Province governor receives Netherlands ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Tareq Al-Sadhan has been president and CEO of Riyad Bank since April 2019. Before that, he served as the bank’s senior executive vice president from January 2018 to March 2019.Al-Sadhan worked with KPMG Saudi Arabia, where he spent 18 years rising through the ranks to become one of the youngest partners in the firm’s history.He…

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Muslim women have always enjoyed prominent position in Islam, says MWL chief

RIYADH: Despite challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the multibillion-dollar Diriyah Gate Project is “on time and on track,” said Jerry Inzerillo, the tourism mogul and CEO of the Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA). In an interview with SPA, Inzrillo said development work on the biggest cultural project in the world, at a cost…

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Impact of digital dialogue in education discussed at Saudi forum

MAKKAH: The municipality of Makkah closed down the sale of birds and scrap at public auctions on Saturday as part of precautionary measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.The move by the municipality, represented by sub-municipalities and associated municipalities, was undertaken in cooperation with security agencies and…

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New COVID-19 vaccine center opens in 4th KSA region

JEDDAH: Fraudsters have developed a new scam, contacting residents in Saudi Arabia and pretending to be bank staffers requesting customer details.A number of Arab News staff have received such calls in recent weeks. One caller spoke Urdu while two other callers posing as senior officials from the headquarters of the bank spoke in English and…

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More than 178,000 receive vaccines across Saudi Arabia

Network of healthcare providers in KSA’s central region wins Qassim gov’s thumbs up BURAYDAH: Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal honored Dr. Sultan Al-Shaya, CEO of the Health Cluster in Qassim, on Sunday for his exemplary performance. The Health Cluster in Qassim has been ranked first for its performance in the Kingdom. The Health Cluster…

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34 charged with violation of Saudi environmental laws

JEDDAH: A young Saudi artist has attracted global attention with her eye-catching piece of artwork to mark the 41st Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held in AlUla. Basma Al-Balawi’s piece depicting the history of AlUla has been the talk of social media since Gulf leaders signed a normalization agreement at the conference to end a three-year…

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Saudi Arabia confirms 14 COVID-19 deaths, 217 new cases

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development said that the decision to raise the minimum wage calculation for Saudis from SAR 3,000 ($800) to SAR 4,000 ($1,066) applies to all existing and new workers in the Saudi labor market. The employee, earning less than SAR 4,000, will be accounted as “half worker” in (Nitaqat),…

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Saudi minimum wage will apply to all existing, new workers: ministry

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded 14 new COVID-19 related deaths on Sunday, raising the total number of fatalities to 5,884.The Ministry of Health confirmed 217 new confirmed cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 357,128 people have now contracted the disease.Of the total number of cases, 4,835 remain active and 674 in…

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Saudi vegan bodybuilder slams diet myths

JEDDAH: The vegan diet has risen in popularity in Saudi Arabia in recent years and has been a constant topic of debate among Saudis, attracting the interest of many, including athletes. Ongoing debates about whether the vegan diet is sufficient for normal people, let alone bodybuilders, abound, but one Saudi is answering them physically.Veganism is…

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Hissein Brahim Taha elected Secretary-General of OIC

Saudi Arabia welcomes election of Hissein Brahim Taha as Secretary-General of OIC LONDON: Saudi Arabia welcomed the election of Hissein Brahim Taha as Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Saturday.“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia welcomes the nomination of Mr. Taha, fulfilling the Kingdom’s previous commitment toward the African Group, and acting according to…

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Saudi leadership pays tribute to former Mauritanian president

Saudi Arabia welcomes election of Hissein Brahim Taha as Secretary-General of OIC LONDON: Saudi Arabia welcomed the election of Hissein Brahim Taha as Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Saturday.“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia welcomes the nomination of Mr. Taha, fulfilling the Kingdom’s previous commitment toward the African Group, and acting according to…

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From deserts to ice, new driving adventures await Saudis

JEDDAH: From sand to ice, new driving experiences await Saudi adventure buffs in the icy tundras and thick forests of Finland’s Lapland region.Many Saudis and Gulf residents have had an uncanny love for the desert sands spanning generations, often venturing out to the seclusion of the deserts to unwind and enjoy the calm and quiet.There…

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Saudi health ministry announces 15 new coronavirus deaths

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has discussed in a phone call with Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, the cooperation between both countries. During the call, the Crown Prince congratulated Suga on his appointment as the Prime Minister of Japan, state news agency SPA reported. For his part, the Japanese Prime Minister praised…

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Saudi Crown Prince discusses cooperation with Japanese PM

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman received Yemen’s President  Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi on Wednesday.Prince Khalid said they discussed the situation in Yemen. The minister also reaffirmed the commitment of the leadership of the Kingdom to the stability of Yemen.In a tweet, early on Thursday, the minister said to the president…

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