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Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH – Minister of Commerce and Investment Majed Al-Qasabi and Minister of Finance Muhammad Al-Jadaan on Monday launched the “Eltzam’ electronic service to facilitate procedures pertaining to government transactions for the benefit of private sector companies and establishments. This service is one of the major initiatives of the Ministry of Commerce and The post ‘Eltzam’ electronic service launched appeared first on Saudi Gazette…
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Saudi Gazette report MADINAH — Thousands of bottles of adulterated Zamzam water have been destroyed and many illegal refilling plants and stores sealed by the authorities in raids across the Kingdom. The demand for the precious water increases in the holy month of Ramadan as citizens and residents prefer Zamzam water in iftar (the evening The post Beware of fake Zamzam water appeared first on Saudi G…
05.29 / 21:35
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Saudi Gazette report Jeddah — The holy month of Ramadan has started. Around 22 percent of the world’s population, or 1.6 billion people, are fasting from sunrise to sundown. However, fasting hours differ from place to place. While people in most regions in Saudi Arabia have a 15-hour fasting, Muslims in the Ochaya region of The post Some Muslims fast for 9 hours others for over 20 appeared first on Saudi Gaz…
05.29 / 21:19
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Doha — In a classic case of travesty of justice, a Qatari court fined a husband only 40 Riyal ($10) for sealing his wife’s genitals with crazy glue, but ordered the wife to be lashed 100 times. The 33-year-old Qatari man was brought forth before the court after his wife was rushed off to the The post Jealous Qatari husband glues wife’s genitals appeared first on Saudi G…
05.29 / 21:19
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PORTLAND, Ore. —  Muslims in Portland, Oregon, thanked the community for its support and said they were raising money for the families of two men who were killed when they came to the defense of two young women — one wearing a hijab — who were targeted by an anti-Muslim rant. Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and The post Muslims thank, raise $600,000 for Portland ‘heroes’ appeared first on Saudi Gazette…
05.29 / 21:19
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The MENA edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) returns to Jordan this month with a theme of enabling generational transformation. By Dominika Bzduchova Hundreds of top decision-makers from around the world will meet at the Dead Sea on May... The post WEF: Meeting of Minds appeared first on Venture…
05.29 / 14:06
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Islam Times - Descendants of the founder of Saudi Arabia's Wahhabi ideology have disowned Qatar's ruling family amid heightened tension between the two Persian Gulf…
05.29 / 09:20
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Saudi Gazette report Jeddah — Minister of Labor and Social Development Ali Al-Ghafis signed a bilateral agreement with Ethiopia’s Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Abdul-Fatah Abdullah to recruit Ethiopian domestic workers. According to the agreement, the Ethiopian government will send qualified domestic workers who are medically fit to carry out their specific tasks as The post Kingdom signs pact to recruit maids from Ethiopia appeared first on Saudi Gaz…
05.28 / 21:55
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By Ibrahim Alawi Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — The General Command for Security Aviation has started carrying out its plan for the holy month of Ramadan. Nine helicopters provided with the latest technology and medical equipment are taking part in this year’s Ramadan security and safety mission, said Air Force Maj. Gen. Muhammad Bin Eid Al-Harbi, The post 9 helicopters for security, safety of pilgrims appeared first on Saudi Gaz…
05.28 / 21:55
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Saudi Gazette report Aden — More than 700 people have been killed by landmines planted by Houthi rebels and supporters of ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh in Yemen. The Arab Federation for Human Rights has revealed in a recent report that the Houthis have planted more than half a million antipersonnel mines in different parts The post 700 killed by mines planted by Houthis appeared first on Saudi G…
05.28 / 21:22
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By Adnana Al-Shabrawi Okaz/Saudi Gazette Jeddah —  Hours before the start of Ramadan, search engine Google documented 467,000 pages carrying the sentence “searching for maids in Saudi,” and 257,000 pages with the words “housemaid sponsorship transfer” and “domestic help for hire for a month.” Despite the fact that agents are active weeks before the holy The post Saudis ‘Googling’ for housemaids in Ramadan appeared first on Saudi Gazette…
05.28 / 21:22
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By Abdullah Al-Dahhas Okaz/Saudi Gazette MAKKAH — The Ministry of Haj and Umrah has asked domestic pilgrim companies to submit SR400 bank guarantee per pilgrim to start the procedures for the allotment of tents in Mina. The tent allotment process is scheduled to continue till Thursday, June 1. Bank guarantees must have a one-year validity. The post Allotment of tents in Mina starts appeared first on Saudi G…
05.28 / 21:22
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JEDDAH — The number of online shoppers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is growing exponentially, bringing the regional e-commerce market to unprecedented expansion. The Middle East’s e-commerce sector, in particular, has skyrocketed by 1,500 percent over the last 10 years due mainly to its young demographics with high disposable income and The post MENA e-commerce market value seen to top $6.7b in 2017 appeared first on Saudi Gaz…
05.28 / 21:22
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MANAMA —  Growth of 3.7% in the non-oil sector helped to fuel overall economic growth of 3% in Bahrain in 2016, according to the latest figures published in the Economic Development Board’s Bahrain Economic Quarterly. This growth marks an acceleration over the 2.9% pace recorded in 2015 and came in spite of significant regional and The post Bahrain non-oil sector grows 3.7% in 2016 appeared first on Saudi Gaze…
05.28 / 21:22
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By JAY R. GOTERA MANILA — The Barangay Ginebra Kings engaged the Meralco Bolts in an intense playoff-like battle before squeezing out a 90-89 victory in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday night. The Kings thus won three games in just one week to improve to an 8-2 win-loss mark, tying idle Star Hotshots at the The post Ginebra soars to the top appeared first on Saudi Gaz…
05.28 / 21:03
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MILAN — Tom Dumoulin won the 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia in sensational style Sunday to make history as the first Dutch winner of the three-week Italian race. Sunweb team leader Dumoulin went into the final stage, a 29.3 km time trial from Monza race track to Milan’s landmark Duomo cathedral, 53secs behind overnight The post Dumoulin stuns Quintana to make history at Giro appeared first on Saudi G…
05.28 / 21:03
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Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — The Saudi Charity Association for AIDS Patients (SCAAP) in Jeddah is struggling with its finances as many benefactors have abandoned the charitable organization. This has curtailed the charity’s operations and only a smaller number of people now benefit from its food baskets program. The cash crunch is also threatening the The post AIDS charity on verge of collapse; 600 families under threat appeared first on Saudi Gaz…
05.28 / 21:03
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Islam Times - A Saudi regime Supreme Court has reportedly sentenced over a dozen pro-democracy activists to death over their participation in anti-Al Saud protests in…
05.28 / 05:52
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Islam Times - The US President had turned a blind eye to Saudi Arabia's long record of supporting Sunni extremists in the Middle East by striking a multi-billion arms deal with Riyadh, and the deal had become a litmus test for…
05.28 / 03:39
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Regulatory reforms introduced last year should soon begin attracting investors to help carry out large, state-led projects, particularly in the field of renewable energy. The Regulation for Organizing Non-Jordanian Investments No. 77, passed in June, eased capital requirements and other... The post Green Investment Growth appeared first on Venture…
05.28 / 01:17
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