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Saudi Arabia increases speed limits to 140 kph on some freeways

New speed limits on some expressways will come into effect from Monday, affecting all vehicles.
The increased speed limit for cars will be 140kph, 100kph for buses and 80kph for trucks, the director of Public Relations and Security, Col. Sami bin Muhammad Al-Shuwairikh told Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
Updated road signs will be installed where the new speed limits are in place and drivers have been"...

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Germany opens Visa Application Centre in tie-up with VFS Global
February 19, 2018

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany inaugurated its new Visa Application Centre in Qatar which will be operated by VFS Global, a leading outsourcing and technology services specialist for diplomatic missions worldwide.

In a joint statement, the German Embassy and VFS Global said the new visa centre will bring, due to the"...

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Ashghal delegation visits Somalia
February 19, 2018

A technical delegation from the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) recently visited Somalia for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD), to provide technical services and consultations, and manage the projects financed by QFFD outside Qatar.
The delegation consisted of Ashghal engineer Ahmed and technical manager Ali al-Ansari, Roads Design Department assistant"...

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Saudi Arabia's national carrier now 'subsidy-free'
February 19, 2018

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the national carrier for Saudi Arabia, is now entirely self-financing, according to a senior executuve at the airline.

Saleh bin Nasser Al Jasser, director general with Saudia, said the airline is no longer receiving government subsidies and is standing on its own two feet.

The"...

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Global businesses need swift realignment on Saudi Arabia
February 19, 2018

‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”...

This article tells the tale of two countries that took two, distinct paths towards reforming their economies and uplifting their people out of poverty. The two are Saudi Arabia and Iran, and the break-off year is 1979.

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Germany opens Visa Application Centre in tie-up with VFS Global
February 19, 2018

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany inaugurated its new Visa Application Centre in Qatar which will be operated by VFS Global, a leading outsourcing and technology services specialist for diplomatic missions worldwide.

In a joint statement, the German Embassy and VFS Global said the new visa centre will bring, due to the"...

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Ashghal delegation visits Somalia
February 19, 2018

A technical delegation from the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) recently visited Somalia for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD), to provide technical services and consultations, and manage the projects financed by QFFD outside Qatar.
The delegation consisted of Ashghal engineer Ahmed and technical manager Ali al-Ansari, Roads Design Department assistant"...

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