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Saudi students compete to design KSA’s cultural buildings

Author: Sun, 2021-01-17 23:53 JEDDAH: Saudi students will compete to design cultural buildings as part of a ministry-led initiative to identify and hone in on young talent in the Kingdom. The initiative, from the Ministry of Culture’s Architecture a
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Saudi students compete to design KSA’s cultural buildings

Author: Sun, 2021-01-17 23:53 JEDDAH: Saudi students will compete to design cultural buildings as part of a ministry-led initiative to identify and hone in on young talent in the Kingdom. The initiative, from the Ministry of Culture’s Architecture and Design Authority, was launched on Sunday. There will be competitions covering areas such as urban design and planning, landscape architecture, interior, industrial and graphic design. The first competition requires students to design public libraries in various Saudi cities. The buildings must be designed to accommodate the city’s cultural identity through a deep understanding of its social and historical context. Nouf Alrashed, an architecture and design student who is in her final year at Effat University, said that such competitions were a great motivator for students. “Such competitions allow us to apply all that we studied in our years of university and test our skills,” she told Arab News. “To have the opportunity to design a structure that will be a part of the community and have it be something that is a creation of a student is amazing and exciting. It shows the level of confidence and support by our government, and will push so many designers to be innovative and creative in their designs. That’s what we do, we go big and we think outside the lines.” HIGHLIGHT There will be competitions covering areas such as urban design and planning, landscape architecture, interior, industrial and graphic design. The initiative is expected to achieve several strategic goals, such as involving students in designing projects, discovering talent and skills at an early stage to orient students toward the appropriate career path, and increasing competition among university students, helping to raise education levels. Architecture students from eight Saudi universities will be able to take part in the competition: King Saud University, Al-Faisal University, Prince Sultan University, King Abdul Aziz University, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Imam Abdulrahman Al-Faisal University, Dar Al-Hekma University and Effat University. The competition is one of several strategic initiatives from the Architecture and Design Authority. It also aims to strengthen the relationship between the authority and universities as higher education is considered an incubator of talent. Main category: Saudi Arabia 2 children injured after Houthi missile falls in Saudi Arabia’s JazanSwissport expands further into Saudi Arabia

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

Sun, 2021-01-17 23:57 JEDDAH: Madinah residents have started receiving coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccinations at a newly opened center. Vaccines kicked off at the Nujood Medical Center on Sunday, a hospital named after the late Nujood Al-Khaibari, a n
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New COVID-19 vaccine center opens in 4th KSA region

Sun, 2021-01-17 23:57 JEDDAH: Madinah residents have started receiving coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccinations at a newly opened center. Vaccines kicked off at the Nujood Medical Center on Sunday, a hospital named after the late Nujood Al-Khaibari, a nurse who passed away due to complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty. The center — which was launched by Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman last July — also received the governor and deputy governor, who were given their first doses. Fifty clinics have been designated to receive patients and over 1 million of the Kingdom’s residents have registered to receive the inoculation. Meanwhile, the rollout program in Jeddah’s vaccine center has increased and no waiting period is now required. Patients arriving on time are directed to clinics to receive either their first or second dose, which is followed by a short period to ensure that all is well following their inoculations. In total, the process takes less than 20 minutes according to many who have received the vaccine so far. Approximately 300,000 people have been inoculated since the first phase of the vaccine rollout program kicked off in December. FASTFACT Approximately 300,000 people have been inoculated since the first phase of the vaccine rollout program kicked off in December. “The vaccination is an important tool, the more members of the community receiving it, the quicker we’ll reach herd immunity, enough so to return to our normal lives,” said Ministry of Health spokesman Dr. Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Aly at Sunday’s press conference. Al-Aly also warned that it is important that people continue to adhere to social distancing measures in order to reach optimal herd immunity and reduce all chances of another wave. “Our adherence is our strongest feat and we have successfully gone through the challenging stages up to this point.” Saudi Arabia reported 176 new confirmed of COVID-19 on Sunday, raising the total number of cases to 364,929. The Riyadh region reported the highest cases with 62 cases, Makkah followed with 34 cases and the Eastern Province reported 32 cases. There are currently 1,919 active cases in the Kingdom, 319 of which are in critical care. Al-Aly said the decline in cases is stable, with a 96.4 percent decrease since the peak in mid-June. Critical cases are also maintaining a decline with a 86.2 percent drop. There were 146 new recoveries, raising the total number of recoveries to 356,687. Five people have passed away due to complications from the infection. The Kingdom’s total number of mortalities is 6,323. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Coronavirus Saudi students compete to design KSA’s cultural buildings2 children injured after Houthi missile falls in Saudi Arabia’s Jazan

Saudi Arabia vaccinates 300,000 against COVID-19, no side effects detected

Author: Sun, 2021-01-17 23:53 RIYADH: Almost 300,000 people have received the COVID-19 vaccine in Saudi Arabia, the health ministry said on Sunday. “The vaccine is the key and the powerful weapon that will make us healthy,” ministry spokesperson Dr
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Saudi Arabia vaccinates 300,000 against COVID-19, no side effects detected

Author: Sun, 2021-01-17 23:53 RIYADH: Almost 300,000 people have received the COVID-19 vaccine in Saudi Arabia, the health ministry said on Sunday. “The vaccine is the key and the powerful weapon that will make us healthy,” ministry spokesperson Dr. Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Aly said. He said citizens and residents who have a valid national identity number or residence number are eligible to receive the vaccine through the “Sehaty” app. Al-Abd Al-Aly also said that no side effects of the vaccine have been detected so far. “The indicators of recording confirmed cases, recoveries and critical cases in the Kingdom are moving toward positivity and decline,” he told reporters. Saudi Arabia started its inoculation campaign on Dec. 17 and was the first Arab country to use the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Saudi Arabia confirmed 176 new cases on Sunday, raising the total to 364,929 cases, of which 1,919 are active cases still receiving medical care, and 319 critical cases. The Kingdom also confirmed five deaths related to the virus in the previous 24 hours and 146 people had recovered. Al-Abd Al-Aly added that centers and facilities affiliated with the Ministry of Health are continuing to provide health services, including conducting tests and examinations, across the Kingdom. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaCOVID-19Coronavirusvaccine Saudi Arabia announces 5 more COVID-19 deathsSaudi Arabia’s virus recovery rate stable and well within control

Fraudsters up their game, posing as bank officials on the phone in Saudi Arabia

Author: Mon, 2021-01-18 00:03 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 c
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Fraudsters up their game, posing as bank officials on the phone in Saudi Arabia

Author: Mon, 2021-01-18 00:03 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 Arabic with a local accent. They used phone numbers that appeared to be local numbers but upon calling back, the lines failed to connect. The racketeers collect phone numbers of customers and ring them up, saying that their bank account or ATM card requires immediate updating. The scammers use the information provided to gain access to their bank accounts. Speaking to Arab News, Talat Zaki Hafiz, secretary-general of the Media and Banking Awareness Committee of Saudi banks, said: “Saudi banks represented by the Media and Banking Awareness Committee have repeatedly warned bank customers not to react to stray phone calls of any kind coming from unknown sources that ask to update their banking record or personal information.” He further confirmed that banks do not request such information through phone calls or SMS messages. Mohammed Khurram Khan, a professor of cybersecurity at the King Saud University in Riyadh, told Arab News: “Phishing, an online scam which targets users through emails where individuals are encouraged to click on a link that takes them to fraudulent sites, was troubling people. Now it’s a different kind of scam known as ‘vishing,’ over-the-phone phishing, where scammers persuade users to share their banking information by impersonating a bank official.” HIGHLIGHT The racketeers collect phone numbers of customers and ring them up, saying that their bank account or ATM card requires immediate updating. The scammers use the information provided to gain access to their bank accounts. Vishing that occurs during a telephone call aims to provoke fear in the victim so that customers will be more susceptible to giving out personal, financial, or security details. Sharing his experience Zafar Hasan, an e-learning consultant in Riyadh, said: “I received a call from someone on an unknown mobile number who introduced himself as a bank employee and told me that my ATM card was going to be blocked. It required an immediate update so I should give my Iqama number (residence permit number) and sixteen-digit ATM card number. I felt something was fishy, so I told him that I would go personally to the bank to update the card.” The Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) has warned bank customers, both citizens and expatriates, not to fall victim to financial frauds being perpetrated by scammers. SAMA called on bank customers to take information only from the official channels of the bodies regulating the Kingdom’s financial and investment sectors and inform the competent security authorities about such fraudulent attempts.   Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: financial frauds Saudi Bank customers warned of online fraudstersPunishment for fraudsters using social media raised

20,502 COVID-19 protocol violations recorded in a week across KSA

Mon, 2021-01-18 01:43 RIYADH: Saudi authorities continued their monitoring campaigns to ensure compliance with the precautionary measures imposed to stem the spread of the coronavirus disease. They recorded 20,502 violations of the regulations within one we
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20,502 COVID-19 protocol violations recorded in a week across KSA

Mon, 2021-01-18 01:43 RIYADH: Saudi authorities continued their monitoring campaigns to ensure compliance with the precautionary measures imposed to stem the spread of the coronavirus disease. They recorded 20,502 violations of the regulations within one week, according to recent statistics from the Ministry of Interior. Riyadh recorded the highest number with 7,422 violations, followed by Makkah (2,822), Qassim (2,178), the Eastern Province (2,132), Madinah (1,898), Jouf (1,354), Baha (897), Tabuk (477), Hail (427), Asir (367), the Northern Borders (272), Jazan (123) and Najran (84). Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Coronavirus Saudi Arabia vaccinates 300,000 against COVID-19, no side effects detected 2 children injured after Houthi missile falls in Saudi Arabia’s Jazan

هل دعم محمد بن سلمان أنصار ترامب لاقتحام الكونغرس الأمريكي؟

أبدى مكتب التحقيقات الفيدرالي FBI مخاوفه من ضلوع دول أجنبية في أحداث اقتحام مبنى الكونغرس الأمريكي....
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هل دعم محمد بن سلمان أنصار ترامب لاقتحام الكونغرس الأمريكي؟

أبدى مكتب التحقيقات الفيدرالي FBI مخاوفه من ضلوع دول أجنبية في أحداث اقتحام مبنى الكونغرس الأمريكي....

جلسة سرية غدا الاثنين لمحاكمة الداعية السعودي سلمان العودة

قال “عبدالله” نجل الداعية السعودي معتقل الرأي سلمان العودة إن والده سخضع إلى جلسة سرية لمحاكمته، غدا الاثنين، في المحكمة الجزائية المتخصصة
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جلسة سرية غدا الاثنين لمحاكمة الداعية السعودي سلمان العودة

قال “عبدالله” نجل الداعية السعودي معتقل الرأي سلمان العودة إن والده سخضع إلى جلسة سرية لمحاكمته، غدا الاثنين، في المحكمة الجزائية المتخصصة في الرياض....

ظريف: الاتفاق النووي قائم بسبب ايران وليس بسبب الترويكا الاوروبية

اكد وزير الخارجية الايراني محمد جواد ظريف بان قادة دول الترويكا الاوروبية، بريطانيا والمانيا وفرنسا، لم يفعلوا اي شيء للحفاظ على الاتفاق الن
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ظريف: الاتفاق النووي قائم بسبب ايران وليس بسبب الترويكا الاوروبية

اكد وزير الخارجية الايراني محمد جواد ظريف بان قادة دول الترويكا الاوروبية، بريطانيا والمانيا وفرنسا، لم يفعلوا اي شيء للحفاظ على الاتفاق النووي وان ا...

'خيانة التطبيع' بطعم 'رالي داكار' في السعودية!

أفادت إذاعة جيش الاحتلال، أن 9 إسرائيليين حضروا فعاليات رالي داكار في السعودية، قبل أن يعودوا إلى تل أبيب يوم السبت....
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'خيانة التطبيع' بطعم 'رالي داكار' في السعودية!

أفادت إذاعة جيش الاحتلال، أن 9 إسرائيليين حضروا فعاليات رالي داكار في السعودية، قبل أن يعودوا إلى تل أبيب يوم السبت....

حريق ضخم يلتهم مستودعات قرب العاصمة السعودية الرياض

اندلع حريق ضخم في منطقة الرياض وسط السعودية، والتهم عددا من المستودعات والمخازن على طريق الخرج القديم....
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حريق ضخم يلتهم مستودعات قرب العاصمة السعودية الرياض

اندلع حريق ضخم في منطقة الرياض وسط السعودية، والتهم عددا من المستودعات والمخازن على طريق الخرج القديم....

شاهد.. فيلم المعارض يعيد مشاهد مقتل خاشقجي

بعد مرور عام ونصف العام على مقتل الصحفي جمال خاشقجي في القنصلية السعودية بإسطنبول، ما زالت الأحداث الدقيقة التي أفضت إلى مقتله تُشكل لغزاً، ل
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شاهد.. فيلم المعارض يعيد مشاهد مقتل خاشقجي

بعد مرور عام ونصف العام على مقتل الصحفي جمال خاشقجي في القنصلية السعودية بإسطنبول، ما زالت الأحداث الدقيقة التي أفضت إلى مقتله تُشكل لغزاً، لكن فلم "...

Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief distributes more than 35 tons of food baskets in Yemen’s Marib

Author: Sun, 2021-01-17 06:59 DUBAI: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) distributed more than 35 tons of food aid to people in Yemen’s Marib province, state news agency SPA reported. Earlier in January, KSrelief also distri
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Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief distributes more than 35 tons of food baskets in Yemen’s Marib

Author: Sun, 2021-01-17 06:59 DUBAI: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) distributed more than 35 tons of food aid to people in Yemen’s Marib province, state news agency SPA reported. Earlier in January, KSrelief also distributed 5,049 cartons of dates in Marib, Hodeidah and Taiz provinces, helping thousands of families. It also continued to ensure basic health services in public schools and fight malnutrition among students and educational staff in Yemen’s Aden governorate. Since it was founded in May 2015, KSrelief has implemented 1,329 projects in 53 countries, worth more than $4.42 billion. The countries that have benefited most from its work are Yemen ($3 billion), Palestine ($360 million), Syria ($296 million), and Somalia ($192 million). Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: baha'i yemenKing Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) KSrelief delivers aid in Sudan, Jordan, YemenSaudi aid agency KSrelief establishes eight medical clinics in Yemeni schools

Riyadh Oasis open for business

Sat, 2021-01-16 23:24 RIYADH: The highly anticipated Riyadh Oasis will begin serving customers from Sunday until April 12. The event, sponsored by the General Entertainment Authority (GEA) and the International Company for Organizing Events and Activities,
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Riyadh Oasis open for business

Sat, 2021-01-16 23:24 RIYADH: The highly anticipated Riyadh Oasis will begin serving customers from Sunday until April 12. The event, sponsored by the General Entertainment Authority (GEA) and the International Company for Organizing Events and Activities, in cooperation with Seven Experience and Rotana audio and video company, is a luxury entertainment project in the Kingdom’s desert interior. Saudi Royal Court Adviser and Chairman of the General Entertainment Authority Turki Alalshikh took to Twitter to announce the date of inauguration, telling followers that “our rendezvous will be on Sunday, God willing, out of your wildest imagination!” Described as “a tailor-made 5-star winter sanctuary at the heart of Riyadh’s beautiful golden desert landscapes,” Riyadh Oasis will offer an entertainment experience where visitors will be able to explore, eat, play, celebrate and camp out with friends and family. Located between Al-Ammariyah and Diriyah, the stunning desert area just outside of Riyadh city will combine modern luxury with oasis scenery. The oasis will provide Saudis with the chance to experience the country’s rich culture, live entertainment and fine dining, along with multinational cultural music and live performances. Also featured is a shopping area with brands such as perfumery Tolat Etr, luxury jewelers Cardial, and local home and retail store Papillon. The oasis also offers accommodation in the form of “glamps” — “glamorous camps.” Able to hold up to eight people, these strikingly decorated, tastefully modern areas include living rooms, dining areas and luxury bathrooms. While overnight stays are not possible at the glamps, the oasis is open between 3 p.m. and 3 a.m. on weekdays, and 1 p.m. and 3 a.m. on weekends. A selection of award-winning international cuisines will be on offer, with pop-ups of famous international outifts such as Japanese restaurant Zuma, Latin American fusion restaurant Amazonico, Emirati Arabic restaurant Ninive, and Greek seafood restaurant Nammos. HIGHLIGHTS • The oasis offers accommodation in the form of ‘glamps’ — ‘glamorous camps.’ Able to hold up to eight people, these strikingly decorated, tastefully modern areas include living rooms, dining areas and luxury bathrooms. While overnight stays are not possible at the glamps, the oasis is open between 3 p.m. and 3 a.m. on weekdays, and 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on weekends. • People can book tickets for the restaurants and the glamps using The Chefz app. Restaurant reservations cost between SR500 ($130) and SR860, while a reservation for one of the Glamps will be about SR13,000. People can book tickets for the restaurants and the glamps using The Chefz app. Restaurant reservations cost between SR500 ($130) and SR860, while a reservation for one of the Glamps will be about SR13,000. Maha Abdulmajeed, a Riyadh resident, told Arab News that she had booked a reservation for Zuma “almost immediately” when news broke of its opening. “I’m a big fan of Zuma; I’ve been to both their Dubai and New York locations. I’m very excited to visit the pop-up, especially with COVID-19 affecting my ability to travel,” she said. “I’ve been to several other pop-ups that came to Saudi during Riyadh Season and Jeddah Season, such as Nusr-Et and Coya, so I have no doubt that the Riyadh Oasis pop-ups will be just as well-done and enjoyable,” she said. Sarah Alghamdi, who plans to travel to Riyadh from her hometown of Alkhobar, told Arab News that she would be making a reservation for at least one of the restaurants. “I haven’t had the chance to visit any of the permanent locations yet, so I’m not sure which one to try, but I would love to be able to visit at least one of them,” she said. Alghamdi said that she appreciated the efforts that the Kingdom was making to keep citizens entertained and happy while international travel was not possible. “My family is in the habit of traveling abroad every year around this time, and since we were unable to do so this year, it kind of bummed us all out. It’s great that we still have the opportunity to travel and experience new things even if we can’t go abroad. It’s also really made me appreciative of domestic travel. It’s very easy to assume that there’s nothing to do at home and that international destinations are the only ones that can hold any appeal,” she said. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Riyadh Oasis Dakar Rally showcases Saudi hospitalityNEOM and The Line: a Saudi blueprint for the global future of urban living

Hasan Al-Zahrani, executive director at Saudi Aramco

Author: Sun, 2021-01-17 00:27 Hasan Al-Zahrani has been the executive director of power systems at Saudi Aramco since December. Al-Zahrani received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. H
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Hasan Al-Zahrani, executive director at Saudi Aramco

Author: Sun, 2021-01-17 00:27 Hasan Al-Zahrani has been the executive director of power systems at Saudi Aramco since December. Al-Zahrani received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. He also obtained a master’s degree from the University of Hull, and his Ph.D. in engineering management from Dublin City University. Al-Zahrani, former president and CEO of Luberef, a Saudi Aramco-Jadwa joint venture whose main line of business is to produce and market base oil locally and globally, has been working for Aramco since 1980. Most of his services were in upstream and downstream, facility planning and central engineering. He progressed to become president of Luberef, a position he held from 2012 to 2015. Before that, he had been the general manager of the company’s downstream project management department. Over several years, he led the consulting services department, considered the technical think tank in several engineering disciplines serving all surface production facilities. He also served as head of his company’s facilities planning department, which is responsible for planning and developing capital investment programs. Moreover, he has served as manager of production facilities at various onshore and offshore oil and gas fields. Al-Zahrani believes that a chairperson should be a thought leader, and that they should have the skills of strategy formulation, and be able to make decisions with the minimum data available. He added, in an interview with the GCC Board Directors Institute’s channel (GBDI), that a true leader should also be capable of analyzing data. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Who's Who Yazeed Al-Humied, head of Local Holdings Investments at the Saudi Public Investment FundHatem Al-Kameli, founder and CEO of gifting ecommerce platform Resal

The future of solar power is getting brighter in Saudi Arabia

Sun, 2021-01-17 00:27 JEDDAH: In a move towards a cleaner and more energy-sustainable future for Saudi Arabia, a green installation at this year’s Dakar Rally’s NEOM bivouac has set the stage for ramping up solar energy provisions across the Kingdom. De
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The future of solar power is getting brighter in Saudi Arabia

Sun, 2021-01-17 00:27 JEDDAH: In a move towards a cleaner and more energy-sustainable future for Saudi Arabia, a green installation at this year’s Dakar Rally’s NEOM bivouac has set the stage for ramping up solar energy provisions across the Kingdom. Desert Technologies, a Saudi solar energy firm, in cooperation with the French company Green Corp Konnection, set up two solar energy containers dubbed “Sahara,” that generated 62 kilowatts of power to partially operate NEOM’s assembly area for rally drivers. This new venture will not only be a job creator, but will also pave way for marketing Saudi-made solar panels. HIGHLIGHT Desert Technologies, a Saudi solar energy firm, in cooperation with the French company Green Corp Konnection, set up two solar energy containers dubbed “Sahara,” that generated 62 kilowatts of power to partially operate NEOM’s assembly area for rally drivers. “The Kingdom’s Vision 2030 will create unprecedented jobs for engineers and clean alternative energy that will benefit everyone,” said Khaled Ahmed Sharbatly, the executive partner of Desert Technologies. “We work through the company’s factory in Jeddah to collect and market solar panels produced in Saudi Arabia for use in exhibitions, schools, mosques, factories, warehouses and soon homes all over the Kingdom to reduce the kilowatt price for companies and individuals.” Operating in complete silence — in comparison with diesel generators — the portable Sahara solar containers at NEOM, one 20 feet in length and the other 40 feet, were able to provide clean energy day and night, thanks to their pack of energy storage batteries. Dr. Musaed Al-Assaf, vice chairman of the Desert Technologies Company, said that this industry has a safer and more sustainable environmental approach to producing electricity that contributes to an environmental revolution, creating a sustainable industry within Saudi Arabia and preparing for an innovative and regionally competitive local industry. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Deset TechnologiesVision2030Vision 2030 Saudi researchers launch solar-powered cooling projectScientists in Saudi Arabia push the boundaries of solar power further

Winners of King Salman disability research award to be named on Monday

Sun, 2021-01-17 00:38 RIYADH: Winners of the the King Salman International Award for Disability Research will be announced on Monday at a press conference in Riyadh. The aim of the award is to enrich scientific knowledge through qualitative research in diff
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Winners of King Salman disability research award to be named on Monday

Sun, 2021-01-17 00:38 RIYADH: Winners of the the King Salman International Award for Disability Research will be announced on Monday at a press conference in Riyadh. The aim of the award is to enrich scientific knowledge through qualitative research in different disability fields. Prince Sultan bin Salman, who is chairman of the board of trustees at the King Salman Center for Disability Research (KSCDR), established the award to encourage scientific research because he saw prevention, treatment and rehabilitation as the best ways of fighting disability. The center specializes in carrying out, supporting, and fostering interest in disability research and programs, as well as working with the government and private sectors alongside encouraging scientific research and effective practices in the fields of disability. The award carries the name of King Salman, who has supported KSCDR since it was set up in 1991. KSCDR aims to become a leader in the field of disability research and have a global impact. The objectives of the award include creating an environment of creativity and scientific excellence that seeks to find adequate methods, means and solutions aimed at preventing or minimizing the effects of disability on the disabled and their families, establishing a culture that fosters scientific research locally, regionally, and internationally, and using scientific research to adapt modern technology to the needs of people with disabilities in order to help them achieve their goals, hopes, and aspirations. FASTFACT The sixth International Conference on Disability and Rehabilitation will be held next January under the patronage of Prince Sultan bin Salman. It also aims to highlight the role of Saudi Arabia in specialist scientific research, enriching the field by showing how to apply research findings to different aspects while serving people with disabilities and their families, discussing scientific issues and contemporary trends to empower them, discussing international scientific expertise in facilitating safe transition from childhood to adulthood, benefiting from evidence-based experiences and practices to face challenges in the field, strengthening partnerships to serve and assist people with disabilities and encouraging innovation in technology that contributes to the empowerment of the disabled and increase their professional freedom. The sixth International Conference on Disability and Rehabilitation will be held next January under the patronage of Prince Sultan. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: King Salman International Award for Disability Research The future of solar power is getting brighter in Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabian Airlines bags Diamond status for health safety

Saudi foreign minister receives Jordanian counterpart in Riyadh

Author: Sun, 2021-01-17 00:30 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's foreign minister received his Jordanian counterpart in Riyadh on Saturday, the Saudi Press Agency reported.  They discussed bilateral relations and ways to support and promote them in a way that s
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Saudi foreign minister receives Jordanian counterpart in Riyadh

Author: Sun, 2021-01-17 00:30 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's foreign minister received his Jordanian counterpart in Riyadh on Saturday, the Saudi Press Agency reported.  They discussed bilateral relations and ways to support and promote them in a way that served common interests. The two foreign ministers also exchanged views on regional and international issues of common concern. Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said: “We discussed the situation in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Libya, as well as Iranian and Turkish interventions in the affairs of the region’s states and Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom and Jordan’s views on these issues are compatible, and coordination between the two countries is based on the highest standards.” The prince also said that the visit of Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Al-Safadi was aimed at enhancing the special relations between the two countries, and coordinating and consulting on the regional and international issues that interested both countries.       Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi-Jordanian ties The future of solar power is getting brighter in Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabian Airlines bags Diamond status for health safety

Saudi crown prince receives phone call from France’s President Macron

Sat, 2021-01-16 20:06 LONDON: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call from French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday. The crown prince and president reviewed relations between the Kingdom and France and opportunities fo
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Saudi crown prince receives phone call from France’s President Macron

Sat, 2021-01-16 20:06 LONDON: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call from French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday. The crown prince and president reviewed relations between the Kingdom and France and opportunities for joint cooperation during the call. Regional and international developments, as well as a number of issues of common interest, were also discussed. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: FranceFrench President Emmanuel MacronSaudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin SalmanSaudi Arabia Macron: France will sell arms to Egypt to help counter terrorism in Middle East

تسخين رياضي بسياق الاستعداد للتطبيع العلني بين السعودية وكيان الاحتلال

يشارك فريقان من الكيان الاسرائيلي في سباق رالي داكار في السعودية في مظهر أخر للتطبيع الذي يعززه محمد بن سلمان تدريجيا في المملكة....
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تسخين رياضي بسياق الاستعداد للتطبيع العلني بين السعودية وكيان الاحتلال

يشارك فريقان من الكيان الاسرائيلي في سباق رالي داكار في السعودية في مظهر أخر للتطبيع الذي يعززه محمد بن سلمان تدريجيا في المملكة....

منظمة حقوقية: 100حالة اعتقال على خلفية الرأي في السعودية في2020

وثقت منظمة حقوقية 100 حالة اعتقال على الأقل على خلفية الرأي في السعودية خلال عام 2020 في ظل تصاعد قمع نظام آل سعود....
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منظمة حقوقية: 100حالة اعتقال على خلفية الرأي في السعودية في2020

وثقت منظمة حقوقية 100 حالة اعتقال على الأقل على خلفية الرأي في السعودية خلال عام 2020 في ظل تصاعد قمع نظام آل سعود....

تحرك ديمقراطي بالكونغرس لمنع بيع «أسلحة دقيقة» للسعودية

طرح نواب ديمقراطيون بمجلس النواب الأمريكي، قرارات تعارض بيع إدارة الرئيس المنتهية ولايته دونالد ترامب، لأسلحة دقيقة بملايين الدولارات للممل
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تحرك ديمقراطي بالكونغرس لمنع بيع «أسلحة دقيقة» للسعودية

طرح نواب ديمقراطيون بمجلس النواب الأمريكي، قرارات تعارض بيع إدارة الرئيس المنتهية ولايته دونالد ترامب، لأسلحة دقيقة بملايين الدولارات للمملكة العربية...

السعودية/دور أمني مشبوه لمدير الإدارة القانونية برئاسة أمن الدولة..من هو؟

كشفت منظمة حقوقية النقاب عن دور أمني مشبوه يقوم به مدير الإدارة القانونية في رئاسة أمن الدولة السعودية اللواء صلاح الجطيلي....
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السعودية/دور أمني مشبوه لمدير الإدارة القانونية برئاسة أمن الدولة..من هو؟

كشفت منظمة حقوقية النقاب عن دور أمني مشبوه يقوم به مدير الإدارة القانونية في رئاسة أمن الدولة السعودية اللواء صلاح الجطيلي....

دعوى قضائية تطالب الاستخبارات الأمريكية بنشر التقرير الخاص بمقتل خاشقجي

قدمت منظمة الديمقراطية الآن للعالم العربي (DAWN)، دعوى قضائية تطالب الاستخبارات الأمريكية بنشر التقرير الخاص بجريمة مقتل الصحفي جمال خاشقجي....
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دعوى قضائية تطالب الاستخبارات الأمريكية بنشر التقرير الخاص بمقتل خاشقجي

قدمت منظمة الديمقراطية الآن للعالم العربي (DAWN)، دعوى قضائية تطالب الاستخبارات الأمريكية بنشر التقرير الخاص بجريمة مقتل الصحفي جمال خاشقجي....

أماني الزين.. مدونة سعودية مختفية منذ 6 أشهر متواصلة

أعربت منظمات حقوقية عن تخوفها من مصير مجهول يواجه المدونة السعودية أماني الزين منذ اختفاءها من مكان إقامتها بمدينة جدة....
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أماني الزين.. مدونة سعودية مختفية منذ 6 أشهر متواصلة

أعربت منظمات حقوقية عن تخوفها من مصير مجهول يواجه المدونة السعودية أماني الزين منذ اختفاءها من مكان إقامتها بمدينة جدة....

شاهد: يقمع الشعب ويقلق على تلوث البيئة.. هذا هو بن سلمان!

تناولت هذه الحلقة من برنامج المحميات على شاشة قناة العالم موضوع وعود بن سلمان الخيالية حول مشروع نيوم في ظل استمراره في قمع الشعب السعودي وتهج
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شاهد: يقمع الشعب ويقلق على تلوث البيئة.. هذا هو بن سلمان!

تناولت هذه الحلقة من برنامج المحميات على شاشة قناة العالم موضوع وعود بن سلمان الخيالية حول مشروع نيوم في ظل استمراره في قمع الشعب السعودي وتهجير اهال...

Saudi Arabia to appoint women as court judges ‘very soon’

Author: Sat, 2021-01-16 08:26 DUBAI: Saudi Arabia will “soon” be appointing women as court judges, an official said, in continued social reforms over the past years. Hind al-Zahid, undersecretary for women’s empowerment at the Ministry of Human R
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Saudi Arabia to appoint women as court judges ‘very soon’

Author: Sat, 2021-01-16 08:26 DUBAI: Saudi Arabia will “soon” be appointing women as court judges, an official said, in continued social reforms over the past years. Hind al-Zahid, undersecretary for women’s empowerment at the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, said a “Saudi woman assuming a position of judge is very soon. There are initiatives on several levels.” In an interview with Al-Arabiya, Al-Zahid reiterated the Kingdom’s eagerness to pursue women empowerment, particularly in allowing women to participate in diverse fields. She pointed out international markers that have proven Saudi Arabia’s progress on women’s rights, particularly noting Saudi women’s participation in the Kingdom’s labor market has exceeded expectations. Their participation rate today has reached 31 percent, and this is a very big progress. As for the civil service sectors, the Saudi women's participation rate has increased from 39 percent to 41 percent, and most of them are in the education and health sectors in addition to other sectors,” al-Zahid said. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi courtswomen Saudi Arabia’s first COVID-19 vaccine set for clinical trialsSaudi Arabia ranked first in Arab world for road hazards technology

محمد صلاح يتحدث عن علاقته مع المحترف السوري«عمر السومة»

تحدث الدولي المصري محمد صلاح نجم ليفربول الإنجليزي في مقابلة مع شبكة قنوات «بي إن سبورتس» القطرية، عن حجم تواصله مع المحترفين العرب....
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محمد صلاح يتحدث عن علاقته مع المحترف السوري«عمر السومة»

تحدث الدولي المصري محمد صلاح نجم ليفربول الإنجليزي في مقابلة مع شبكة قنوات «بي إن سبورتس» القطرية، عن حجم تواصله مع المحترفين العرب....

صنعاء: وقفة احتجاجية لشركة النفط اليمنية أمام مكتب الأمم المتحدة

نظمت شركة النفط اليمنية، وقفة احتجاجية إمام مكتب الأمم المتحدة بصنعاء، تحت شعار ” المبعوث الأممي: يسمع، يرى، ولا يتكلم ” تنديداً باستمرار اح
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صنعاء: وقفة احتجاجية لشركة النفط اليمنية أمام مكتب الأمم المتحدة

نظمت شركة النفط اليمنية، وقفة احتجاجية إمام مكتب الأمم المتحدة بصنعاء، تحت شعار ” المبعوث الأممي: يسمع، يرى، ولا يتكلم ” تنديداً باستمرار احتجاز سفن ...

Saudi Arabia ranked first in Arab world for road hazards technology

Sat, 2021-01-16 01:26 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia provides the best technology-driven hazard alert system in the Arab world, according to the road warning hazards index. According to the report, measured as part of the GCC developmental index, the Saudi Transport
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Saudi Arabia ranked first in Arab world for road hazards technology

Sat, 2021-01-16 01:26 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia provides the best technology-driven hazard alert system in the Arab world, according to the road warning hazards index. According to the report, measured as part of the GCC developmental index, the Saudi Transport Ministry has covered more than 58 km of the country with road warning hazards technology. This produces warning sounds when a driver loses concentration due to tiredness, using a mobile phone or suffering poor vision because of bad weather or road conditions. The measure contributed to drastically reducing fatal car accidents from 28.8 deaths for every 100,000 to 16.8 deaths for every 100,000, the report said. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Road hazards technology Saudi traffic department: Using a cell phone while vehicle is static at lights not a violationSaudi traffic cameras nearly ready for use in enforcing mobile phone ban while driving

Sakani housing program helped 390,000 families in Saudi Arabia

Sat, 2021-01-16 01:35 RIYADH: A housing program in the Kingdom helped 390,819 families last year, exceeding its target by 30 percent. Saudi Housing Minister Majid bin Abdullah Al-Hogail said on Friday that the Sakani program provided the solutions and optio
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Sakani housing program helped 390,000 families in Saudi Arabia

Sat, 2021-01-16 01:35 RIYADH: A housing program in the Kingdom helped 390,819 families last year, exceeding its target by 30 percent. Saudi Housing Minister Majid bin Abdullah Al-Hogail said on Friday that the Sakani program provided the solutions and options despite the exceptional circumstances the housing sector experienced due to the coronavirus pandemic. Al-Hogail added that 138,317 families had moved into their houses last year, bringing the total number of families supported by the program since its 2017 launch to 1.1 million. “Despite the exceptional circumstances that the housing sector went through in 2020, we made several achievements that produced an unprecedented success story, the fruits of which were serving over 390,000 families.” Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi Sakani Program Saudi Arabia’s Sakani housing program OKs 3,181 residential plots in December 2020Sakani program provides new homes for thousands of Saudis 

Saudi Border Guards arrest 94 drug smugglers

Sat, 2021-01-16 01:40 RIYADH: Border Guards have thwarted attempts to smuggle 974 kg of hashish, 37.537 tons of khat in Jazan, 265 kg of khat in Asir, 88 kg of hashish in Najran and 12,912 amphetamine pills in Tabuk. Border Guards Spokesman Lt. Col. Misfer
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Saudi Border Guards arrest 94 drug smugglers

Sat, 2021-01-16 01:40 RIYADH: Border Guards have thwarted attempts to smuggle 974 kg of hashish, 37.537 tons of khat in Jazan, 265 kg of khat in Asir, 88 kg of hashish in Najran and 12,912 amphetamine pills in Tabuk. Border Guards Spokesman Lt. Col. Misfer bin Ghannam Al-Quraini said that this was a result of follow-up action against organized crime networks’ attempts to smuggle drugs and psychotropic substances across the Kingdom’s land and sea borders. Al-Quraini said that 94 people were arrested — 75 in Jazan, 13 in Asir and 6 in Najran — after they were observed crossing the Kingdom’s borders. Official proceedings against them have begun. Border Guards continued to protect the Kingdom from any activities that threatened the country’s security, stability and capabilities, he said. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: saudi customsSaudi Border Guards Saudi Food and Drug Authority carries out 131,935 inspectionsSaudi Border Guards thwart attempt to smuggle hashish

ThePlace: Jabal Al-Lith, favorite place for divers exploring the underwater

Sat, 2021-01-16 01:52 This coral island off the coast of Al-Lith about 200 km south of Jeddah is renowned for its beauty. Jabal Al-Lith is surrounded by clear blue waters that attract divers not just from Saudi Arabia but from around the world. The Red Sea
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ThePlace: Jabal Al-Lith, favorite place for divers exploring the underwater

Sat, 2021-01-16 01:52 This coral island off the coast of Al-Lith about 200 km south of Jeddah is renowned for its beauty. Jabal Al-Lith is surrounded by clear blue waters that attract divers not just from Saudi Arabia but from around the world. The Red Sea is known as one of the most beautiful underwater worlds on earth, and diving at this site is most popular around March, April, May and June when the magnificent whale sharks gather. The whale sharks are known as the largest extant fish species. Divers exploring the underwater world around Al-Lith may also encounter other species of large fish. Jabal Al-Lith itself is extremely beautiful with white sandy beaches. For those who are not divers and would like to see the island, there is a network of caves and mountains to explore. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: ThePlace ThePlace: Wadi Al-Bardani located in Mahayil AsirThePlace: Saudi Arabia’s Wadi Khitanand

Saudi Arabia’s first COVID-19 vaccine set for clinical trials

Sat, 2021-01-16 03:17 RIYADH: Preclinical studies on the first Saudi vaccine against COVID-19 have been completed. Professor of epidemiology Dr. Iman Almansour, who heads the team of researchers working on the vaccine at the Institute for Research and Medi
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Saudi Arabia’s first COVID-19 vaccine set for clinical trials

Sat, 2021-01-16 03:17 RIYADH: Preclinical studies on the first Saudi vaccine against COVID-19 have been completed. Professor of epidemiology Dr. Iman Almansour, who heads the team of researchers working on the vaccine at the Institute for Research and Medical Consultations (IRMC), affiliated with Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU), confirmed to Arab News on Friday that the studies were complete, and said clinical trials would begin as soon as “the proper approvals” had been given. She did not specify when that is expected to happen. The Ministry of Education is financing the team’s project. The team’s research paper has been published in the peer-reviewed journal Pharmaceuticals. The vaccine is given to the body to build protein inside cells, which stimulate the body to produce immunity specific to the S antigen. Dr. Iman Almansour, professor of epidemiology According to the published paper, the vaccine has so far proven effective, when used on animals, in eliciting antibodies that will target the virus. “The vaccine is given to the body to build protein inside cells, which stimulate the body to produce immunity specific to the S antigen,” Dr. Almansour explained. Dr. Turki Almugaiteeb, director of Healthcare and Life Sciences at RPD Innovations, which runs the National Vaccine and Biomanufacturing Center, told Arab News: “There is a great focus on the results of medical research because of the pandemic. Research can play a great role in developing a vaccine that can be adopted and further developed in the future. We can say that the Kingdom has a strong infrastructure, which can help produce and manufacture a national vaccine.” Both Almugaiteeb and Almansour stressed that the experimental vaccine will need to go through rigorous testing and several trial stages before it is approved for use by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority. Prof. Nasser Al-Aqeeli, the deputy minister of education for research and innovation, said the ministry supported programs at the Kingdom’s universities with more than SR500 million ($133.3 million) in 2020. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: CoronavirusCOVID-19 vaccinesImam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal UniversityDr. Iman Almansour Saudi Arabia announces 3 more COVID-19 deathsKAPSARC president Adam Sieminski praises Saudi Arabia’s ‘5-star’ vaccination process

'العالم يرفض إبن سلمان'.. حملة مرتقبة لإبراز جرائم ولي العهد السعودي

يطلق نشطاء ومعارضون سعوديون حملة مرتقبة لإبراز جرائم ولي العهد السعودي محمد بن سلمان ومكانته المنبوذة دوليا....
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'العالم يرفض إبن سلمان'.. حملة مرتقبة لإبراز جرائم ولي العهد السعودي

يطلق نشطاء ومعارضون سعوديون حملة مرتقبة لإبراز جرائم ولي العهد السعودي محمد بن سلمان ومكانته المنبوذة دوليا....

Yazeed Al-Humied, head of Local Holdings Investments at the Saudi Public Investment Fund

Fri, 2021-01-15 22:50 Yazeed Al-Humied is the newly appointed head of Local Holdings Investments at the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF). From October 2016 until December 2020, he was the PIF’s chief of staff, managing the fund’s relationships and cr
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Yazeed Al-Humied, head of Local Holdings Investments at the Saudi Public Investment Fund

Fri, 2021-01-15 22:50 Yazeed Al-Humied is the newly appointed head of Local Holdings Investments at the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF). From October 2016 until December 2020, he was the PIF’s chief of staff, managing the fund’s relationships and creating strategic partnerships locally and internationally. He also managed internal institutional and investment projects to ensure they were completed on time and met quality standards and developed a governance model for PIF portfolio companies while monitoring their performance. On top of his new role, Al-Humied will contribute to the PIF as a member of various permanent committees including those responsible for management, and portfolio company nomination. In addition, he sits as chairman of the National Security Services Co., vice chairman of both the Samba Financial Group and the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul), and is a board member of Saudia airline, the Saudi Civil Aviation Holding Co., and Saudi low-cost carrier flyadeal. Al-Humied joined PIF as an adviser to the fund’s governor in 2015. In his one-year advisory role, he was responsible for the restructuring, strategy crafting, and posting of PIF’s reallocation to the Saudi Council of Economic and Development Affairs. He started his career in 2004 with multinational professional services company PricewaterhouseCoopers and four years later joined the Capital Market Authority (CMA) where he headed mergers and acquisitions. Al-Humied gained a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Riyadh’s King Saud University in 2004 and he is also an alumnus of the London Business School’s corporate finance modular program. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Who's WhoPublic Investment Fund (PIF) Hatem Al-Kameli, founder and CEO of gifting ecommerce platform ResalSulaiman Azzabin, deputy chairman of Saudi Paper Manufacturing Co. 

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