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Saudi education minister backs Teachers’ Day
October 6, 2019

RIYADH: The world celebrates Teachers’ Day on Oct. 5 to acknowledge educators’ efforts in preparing future generations and in building civilization throughout history, according to Saudi Minister of Education Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh.
This year’s theme is “Young Teachers: The Future of the Profession.” It aims to attract the brightest minds to teaching and ensure the professionalization of the job, and to build an education"...

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Saudi fee waiver move 'to benefit over 700,000 expats'
September 28, 2019

The Saudi government's decision to bear the cost of fees for expatriate workers on behalf of industrial institutions is set to have impact on over 700,000 expats working in the manufacturing and mining sectors, said experts.

According to the Saudi General Authority for Statistics for the H1, there are 644,590 non-Saudi workers employed in the manufacturing sector, and 68,312 in mining and quarrying sector.

On Tuesday, soon after a cabinet"...

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Saudi government entities ink SR100B tourism agreements
September 28, 2019

As Saudi Arabia opens to tourists from across the world, the General Investment Authority (Sagia) and the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) announce a number of memoranda of understanding and agreements with regional and international investors totalling around SR100 billion.

Signed at a ceremony in Riyadh, these agreements reflect the enormous potential Saudi Arabia's"...

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King Salman to attend inauguration of KAIA project
September 24, 2019

JEDDAH — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman is scheduled to attend the formal inauguration of the new King Abdulaziz International Airport (Terminal 1), with the ceremony organized by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) on Tuesday.

As of Aug. 9, 2019, the new KAIA (Terminal 1) began operating Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) international flights to Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Muscat airports, bringing the total destinations to"...

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Lebanese PM, Saudi minister talk support for country’s economy
September 22, 2019

BEIRUT: Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri spoke to the Saudi finance minister on Saturday about support for the Lebanese economy and preparations for the first meeting of a bilateral council, his media office said.

Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan said on Wednesday that Riyadh was in discussions with the Lebanese government about providing financial support, lifting Lebanon’s"...

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