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Municipal Council nominates, honors committee members
The Municipal Council, in its first extraordinary session of the third session of the thirteenth legislative term on Sunday, chaired by Abdullah Al-Mehri, honored all members of the main and sub-committees.
Kuwait hajj mission chief urges adhering to Saudi laws
Chief of Kuwaiti pilgrimage mission Dr Bader Al-Mutairi stressed on Sunday the need to adhere to the special systems and laws in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Kuwait keen on empowering youth
Amiri Diwan advisor Sheikh Faisal Humoud Al-Sabah said that the political leadership is keen on empowering youth, who are considered national wealth and the foundation for the advancement of societies.
Kuwait’s First Deputy PM lauds security cooperation with Egypt
The First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense and Interior, Sheikh Fahad Al-Yousef Saud Al-Sabah, commended on Sunday the security collaboration between Egypt and Kuwait’s Ministries of Interior.
Foreign ministers chair Saudi-Kuwaiti Coordination Council meeting
The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait chaired the second Saudi-Kuwaiti Coordination Council meeting on Monday, Saudi Press Agency reported.
Public works begins offering digital services
The Ministry of Public Works announced Saturday that it launched its first service to be offered through the “Sahel” app. Citizens can now submit an application through the app for the delivery of treated water to agricultural lands they own in both Wafra and Abdali.
PAM measures to streamline labor market
The Public Authority of Manpower (PAM) continues its efforts to regulate the marketplace and bring labor from abroad, sources said. An expert committee comprising representatives from PAM, Interior, Foreign and Higher Education ministries, Kuwait University and specialized NGOs, has been entrusted with the task.
Saudi Arabia transforms SWCC into water authority to boost security
Saudi Arabia’s efforts to bolster its water security received a significant boost with the restructuring of the Saline Water Conversion Corp. into the Saudi Water Authority.
Alvarez & Marsal opens regional headquarters in Riyadh
Underscoring international confidence in the Saudi economy, global consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal has become yet another company to have opened its regional headquarters in Riyadh.
HR development fund helps another 74k Saudis get private sector jobs, figures show
Almost 74,000 Saudi nationals received help securing private sector jobs in the first quarter of 2024 by the Kingdom’s Human Resources Development Fund.
Curbs on overseas hiring eased
The Public Authority of Manpower announced on Thursday the reopening of recruitment of expat manpower from outside the country from June 1 in a move aimed at reducing the cost of labor in the domestic market and fighting trafficking in persons.
Zain KSA introduces first 100% Saudi-made fleet tracking solution for businesses
Saudi telecom provider Zain KSA has become the first operator in the Kingdom to offer a 100 percent locally made fleet tracking system for businesses.
Manpower receives 137 job seekers
As part of its efforts to create job opportunities, the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and the Public Authority for Youth, received job seekers at the Authority’s main building in Riggae.
Saudi Arabia a beacon for female entrepreneurship, according to industry leaders
Saudi Arabia is witnessing a significant surge in female entrepreneurship, positioning the Kingdom as a global leader in women-led small and medium-sized enterprises.
Saudi Arabia invites global firms to join mining exploration program
The Saudi mineral sector is poised for expansion with the introduction of the Mining Exploration Enablement Program, inviting global firms and explorers to participate in the initiative.
NBK intensifies awareness campaign, warns customers of scams when donating online
Underscoring its active participation in enhancing financial awareness and inclusion among all segments of society, National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) continues to promote the “Let’s Be Aware” campaign launched by the Central Bank of Kuwait, in collaboration with local banks and Kuwait Banking Association (KBA).
GCC unveils its vision for regional security
Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Jasem Al-Budaiwi has unveiled a strategic vision for protecting the security, peace, and prosperity of the countries in the Arabian Gulf region.
Council of Economic and Development Affairs reviews local, global issues
Local and global advances and public agencies’ performance were in focus during a virtual meeting held by Saudi Arabia’s Council of Economic and Development Affairs.
Saudi private sector employment soars with over 1m new hires
More than 1 million employees joined Saudi Arabia’s private sector in 2023, marking an 11.5 percent increase compared to 2022, according to new data.
Court to rule on barring candidates March 20 and 21
The administrative court on Monday said it will issue its verdicts on decisions by the elections committee to bar some candidates from running in the April 4 elections on March 20 and 21. The elections committee has disqualified 14 candidates from contesting the snap polls, saying they do not fulfil all conditions to become candidates.
CSC nominates 1,270 for jobs
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced on Monday the nomination of 1,270 citizens for the new batch of candidates to work in government agencies registered with the commission and wishing to work in ministries and state institutions.
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman allocates $800m to social security recipients during Ramadan
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered the distribution of more than SR3 billion ($800 million) in Ramadan assistance to social security recipients, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday.
UAE: Dh800 million 'endowment' tower on SZR to contribute towards providing food safety across globe
A tower worth Dh800 million in Dubai is expected to contribute towards endowment assets and achieve the highest returns to help provide a food safety net for tens of millions of people around the world.
Saudi Arabia’s new visa program part of efforts to boost education sector
Saudi Arabia has announced a new educational visa program to attract students and academics to the Kingdom to boost its research and educational sectors.
Gulf Bank launches second phase of environmental sustainability initiative
Following the specified timeline, Gulf Bank has launched the “A Step Towards Change” environmental sustainability initiative, aimed at shifting societal habits by promoting the use of reusable bags, in partnership with Al-Shamiya and Al-Shuwaikh cooperative society.
Saudi Arabia in prime position to become global leader in AI regulation, expert says
Saudi Arabia is well placed to become a global leader in the regulation of artificial intelligence by initiating the discussions that will help craft a consensus on how such rules should operate, an expert on the emerging technology said.
Saudi Arabia, Kenya discuss energy cooperation
Trade collaboration between Saudi Arabia and Kenya is poised to strengthen as energy ministers met in Riyadh to discuss various topics, including the “Empower Africa” initiative.
Bahrain hosts global assembly for sustainable digital growth
Global cooperation will be in focus as Bahrain hosts top officials from the member states of the Digital Cooperation Organization, addressing challenges in the sector for sustainable growth.
NBK warns customers of storing sensitive info on smartphones
As part of its consistent efforts to promote financial culture and awareness among all segments of society, National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) continues to advocate the “Let’s Be Aware” banking awareness campaign introduced by the Central Bank of Kuwait, in cooperation with Kuwait Banking Association (KBA).
UAE work visas: Some firms told to ensure diverse nationalities when hiring
Some companies in the UAE have been unable to procure work visas for potential employees of certain South Asian nationalities. When companies with an overwhelming number of employees from a particular nationality apply for new visas for people of the same nationality, a message from the authorities pops up, asking them to “achieve demographic diversity while hiring”.
Saudi Arabia reduces maximum limits for costs of recruiting domestic labor services from some countries
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development announced the reduction of the upper ceiling for the costs of recruiting domestic labor services from a number of countries on Monday.
Expats eye new Premium Residency Program additions with optimism
Expatriates living and working in the Kingdom woke up on Wednesday to the pleasant news of the introduction of five new products to the premium residency program. The new initiative allows foreigners who are eligible to avail added benefits during the course of their stint in Saudi Arabia.
Future Minerals Forum 2024: Ministerial Roundtable begins in Riyadh
High-level ministers from more than 77 countries are gathering in Riyadh today to discuss challenges in the mining and metals sector.
Top NBK official shares experience during ‘TAMAKAN’ panel discussion
The inaugural session of the “TAMAKAN” training program was launched featuring executive management members from National Bank of Kuwait (NBK).
King Salman orders extension of Citizens Account Program
King Salman has ordered the extension of the Citizens Account Program and provision of extra support to its beneficiaries for a full year, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday.
Saudi Arabia and UN discuss strengthening collaborations to achieve global SDGs
Saudi Arabia discussed ways to enhance cooperation with the UN when it comes to dealing with global environmental challenges during a high-level meeting between officials.
King Salman chairs cabinet session discussing Saudi-Qatari relations
King Salman chaired on Tuesday over a council of ministers session in Riyadh that discussed Saudi-Qatari relations, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Dubai's population grows by 100,000 in 2023
Dubai’s population has grown by over 100,000 year-to-date, according to Dubai Statistics Center data.
S&P: GCC countries have resources to soften climate risks
Physical risks from climate change are rising globally and GCC countries could become more vulnerable to their economic and financial effects over the next few decades if investments in adaptation and resilience stagnate, S&P Global Ratings said on Monday.
All types of visas to open soon
Interior Minister Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled Al-Sabah on Wednesday promised to open all types of visas for expats, especially dependent visas, following the approval of amendments to the residence law by the National Assembly next week, a lawmaker said.
​​Can COP28 grab the world’s attention?
RIYADH: Around 200 heads of state, and diplomats will gather in Dubai later this week for the COP28 climate summit. This occurs at a time when global attention is fixated on the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza.
Bahrain's iGA publishes foreign trade report of October 2023
MANAMA, The Information eGovernment Authority (iGA) of Bahrain has published its foreign trade report of October 2023, which encompasses data on trade balance, imports, exports of products with national origin, and re-exports, according to the Bahrain News Agency (BNA).
ADGM FSRA publishes Discussion Paper on IT Risk Management
ABU DHABI, The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has issued a Discussion Paper on information technology (IT) risk management to engage with and seek feedback from industry stakeholders.
Kuwait urges Iran to cooperate with the IAEA
The State of Kuwait has called on Iran to pursue cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and fully adhere to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) set according to the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231.
Adopting gamification needed to amplify cybersecurity awareness
RIYADH: Cybersecurity awareness can be amplified in organizations by adopting gamification techniques, which introduce game mechanics into a nongame environment to enhance the participation of employees.
Saudi Arabia’s inflation slightly eases to 1.6% in October
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s consumer price index fell to 1.6 percent in October from 1.7 percent in September, official data showed.
Careem to implement AI in secure manner in KSA
RIYADH: Careem is set to implement artificial intelligence technology in a secure manner to personalize user experience in Saudi Arabia, a top official told Arab News.
Saudi Arabia in its way to lead cybersecurity landscape
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is making “leaps” across several global indices to position itself as a frontrunner in technology and cybersecurity on the global and regional level, a top Cisco official said.
Trend Micro and Alibaba Cloud launch service to boost cybersecurity effectiveness and risk mitigation
RIYADH: Cybersecurity effectiveness in Saudi Arabia is set to be enhanced thanks to an initiative launched by Trend Micro and Alibaba Cloud.
DP World Australia’s port operations hit by cyber attack
Global ports operator DP World Australia has restricted access to its ports as it works to contain a cyber security incident that is likely to disrupt the movement of goods for days.
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