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Saudi Arabia, Iraq Stress Commitment to Cut Oil Production

Saudi Arabia and Iraq on Thursday reaffirmed their commitment to reduce their oil production under OPEC’s agreement to curb the global supply gap.

Iraq has stressed that there was no disagreement with Saudi Arabia’s proposals to reduce oil production.

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3.18m visas issued for Saudi domestic workers in 3 years
August 20, 2017

During the last three years, 3.18 million visas were issued for domestic workers, 35 percent of which were issued for Filipinos and Indians, Aleqtesadiyah newspaper reported.
The number of visas issued in 2016 increased by 15 percent to 1,173,500, against 995,930 in 2015 and 847,927 in 2014, according to a report by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development. Riyadh had the highest rate of visa issuance"...

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Saudi Health Ministry detects 23 cases of MERS
August 20, 2017

The Health Ministry recorded 23 cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS) during the 25 days of the current hijri month of Dhul Qaada, local media reported.
The ministry recorded the most cases — 13 — in Dumat Al-Jandal in the northwest, followed by Jeddah with three cases, Riyadh with two, and the rest in other parts of the Kingdom including Khamis Mushayt, Madinah and"...

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Demand for Saudi riyals up due to Hajj
August 20, 2017

Demand for Saudi riyals has increased at banks, and at local and foreign exchanges, as pilgrims and tourist companies use the currency for their Hajj needs, bankers told Aleqtesadiah newspaper.
The most exchanged currency during Hajj is the US dollar followed by the euro, Singapore dollar, Indian rupee, Indonesian rupiah, Emirati dirham and Malaysian ringgit, said Abdullah Al-Sayrafi, the manager of"...

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Program launched to help 200 young Saudi men and women marry
August 20, 2017

With the support of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Charitable Society for Marriage and Family Guidance launched a program to help 200 brides and grooms get married.
The charity’s chairman in Jeddah, Ahmed bin Saleh Al-Sultan, said that the program helps 200 low-income brides and grooms marry by providing financial aid and charity programs to build stable families.
Al-Sultan indicated"...

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3.18m visas issued for Saudi domestic workers in 3 years
August 20, 2017

During the last three years, 3.18 million visas were issued for domestic workers, 35 percent of which were issued for Filipinos and Indians, Aleqtesadiyah newspaper reported.
The number of visas issued in 2016 increased by 15 percent to 1,173,500, against 995,930 in 2015 and 847,927 in 2014, according to a report by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development. Riyadh had the highest rate of visa issuance"...

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Saudi Health Ministry detects 23 cases of MERS
August 20, 2017

The Health Ministry recorded 23 cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS) during the 25 days of the current hijri month of Dhul Qaada, local media reported.
The ministry recorded the most cases — 13 — in Dumat Al-Jandal in the northwest, followed by Jeddah with three cases, Riyadh with two, and the rest in other parts of the Kingdom including Khamis Mushayt, Madinah and"...

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