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Different phases of Jeddah’s rich history under spotlight
June 23, 2019

RIYADH: The King Abdul Aziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah) has published highlights of Jeddah’s heritage since the pre-Islamic era and the use of the city as a port for Makkah by Caliph Uthman ibn Affan in 647.
Darah documented the era’s buildings, neighborhoods, balconies and windows, found in the architecture of the “Historical Jeddah” area, on its Twitter account.
Those characteristics are still being appreciated,"...

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UK Government raises concerns over Saudi newspaper investment
June 17, 2019

Plans by a Saudi investor to buy stakes in two British newspapers are being investigated by the UK Government.

The UK’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary Jeremy Wright has intervened in investment proposals for Lebedev Holdings and Independent Digital News and Media – parent companies of the Evening Standard and The Independent


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Royal Jordanian Special Forces to participate in Saudi Arabia drill
June 16, 2019

Amman, June 15 (Petra) -- A contingent of the Royal Jordanian Special Forces left for Saudi Arabia on Saturday to take part in 'Abdullah 6' military exercise. The exercise aims to enhance joint cooperation between the Jordanian and Saudi armed forces, exchange expertise, develop military skills, and increase combat readiness.

The six-week 'Abdullah 6' exercise is the sixth edition of a series of joint exercises between the forces of the"...

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Saudi Arabia highlights efforts to enhance social protection of people with disabilities
June 13, 2019

Saudi Arabia underlined measures taken to enhance social protection of people with disabilities and achieve full social integration of this important group of society.

This came in the Kingdom’s speech during the 12th session of the Convention on Persons with Disabilities (2019) held at the UN headquarters in New York.

The speech was delivered by the counselor of the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom to the UN, minister plenipotentiary"...

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Minister of Culture appoints heads of three cultural initiatives
June 13, 2019

Prince Badr Bin Abdullah Bin Farhan, minister of culture, has appointed Ahmed Al-Mulla, Dr. Zeinab Al-Khudairi and Chef Basma Al-Khuraiji to manage three initiatives of the Ministry of Culture, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Tuesday.

Ahmed Al-Mulla was appointed as president of the National Film Archive Initiative; Dr. Zeinab Al-Khudairi as the head of the full-time cultural program; and chef Basma Al-Khuraiji will be responsible for managing the"...

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Saudi culture minister appoints managers for three projects
June 12, 2019

Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, the minister of culture, has announced the appointment of managers for three of the ministry’s projects.

Ahmed Al Mulla has been named president of the National Film Archive, Dr. Zeinab Al-Khudairi becomes head of the cultural program, and chef Basma Al-Khuraiji will head"...

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King issues directives to use ‘people with disabilities’ in all official correspondence
June 12, 2019

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has issued directives to all government authorities to use the term “people with disabilities” in all official correspondence and press statements, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported Tuesday.

This royal directive is in approval of the recommendation made by the Minister of Labor and Social Development and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Commission for the Care of People with Disabilities"...

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The Commission on Elections in the Philippines Selects Gemalto’s Biometrics Solution to Ensure Secure and Rapid Voter Authentication
June 5, 2019

Electoral commissions have the delicate task of maintaining reliable and correct electoral registers as part of the execution of the election. To help ensure secure and accurate voter verification before issuing ballot slips, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in the Philippines has appointed Gemalto, a Thales company, and Nextix as technology partners to develop, deploy and support the Biometric Voter Verification System for the 2019 Philippines National and"...

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Qatar Investment Authority Leads Over $500 Million Strategic Growth Investment in SoFi
June 5, 2019

Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) today announces that it is leading an over $500 million equity financing in SoFi, a mobile-first personal finance company, alongside existing investors and SoFi CEO, Anthony Noto.

SoFi plans to use the funds to continue to invest in its rapid rate of innovation and growth, fulfilling its mission to help SoFi members achieve financial independence to realize"...

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Saudi Arabia’s new labor initiatives to promote growth, nationalization
May 27, 2019

RIYADH: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development is working on strategic partnership and integration with the business sector to stimulate growth and expand labor nationalization.
Ahmed Al-Rajhi, minister of labor and social development, announced the initiative during his meeting with members of Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI).
The ministry has launched 71 services aimed at individuals and private establishments. Many of these services"...

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