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Saudi Arabia Launches Commercial Courts to Protect Foreign Investors
October 17, 2017

Saudi Arabia's Justice Minister and Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council Dr. Walid Bin Muhammad Al-Sama’ani officially launched commercial courts on Sunday.

Commercial courts started operating from September 21 this year with the opening of three courts in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam.

Al-Sama’ani said"...

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Wind turbines suspended high in the sky have potential as an alternative power source for Saudi Arabia
October 17, 2017

The notion of tethered wind turbines that generate electricity from abundant and reliable high-altitude winds seems futuristic. Now, KAUST research led by Georgiy Stenchikov has identified the most favorable areas for high-altitude wind-energy systems in the Middle East.

The results confirm that there is abundant wind energy up there"...

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Sudan: Ready to re-delineate maritime border with Saudi Arabia
October 17, 2017

Sudanese Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Information Ahmed Bilal Othman said his country is ready to re-delineate its maritime border with Saudi Arabia, Okaz newspaper reported.

During his meeting with a number of members of the Saudi Journalists’ Association in Riyadh, Othman said that the political climate between Saudi Arabia and Sudan is at its best. He pointed out that"...

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Riyada to develop Ramada hotel in Saudi Arabia
October 17, 2017

Wyndham Hotel Group, the hotel giant with an unmatched global presence of more than 8,100 hotels in 79 countries, has announced Riyada International Hotels & Resorts, master franchisor of the Ramada brand in the Saudi Arabia, and Concept Towers Real Estate Limited, have agreed to develop a brand-new Ramada hotel centrally located in Riyadh.

The 189-room Ramada Riyadh King Fahd Road will become the 11th Ramada in the country, and the 18th hotel under"...

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Online retail comes to Saudi Arabia
October 17, 2017

In Saudi Arabia, a kingdom where postal codes are rarely used, most people pay in cash, and shopping is done in giant air-conditioned malls, building an online retail business is no easy task.

But two powerfully-backed companies are trying to do just that, betting a young, tech-savvy population will eventually deliver up a large slice of the Arab world’s largest consumer market. After"...

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Saudi Arabia’s PIF establishes recycling sector company
October 17, 2017

Saudi Arabia has announced it will establish a recycling sector company via the Public Investment Fund (PIF), as part of its ambitious Vision 2030 programme.

The creation of the The Saudi Recycling Company, a new waste management company, is part of Vision 2030’s goal of diversifying the economy and developing the public sector.

The"...

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Saudi Arabia and Indonesia Sign Minutes of Domestic Workers Recruitment
October 17, 2017

Dr. Ali bin Nasser Al-Ghafis, Minister of Labor and Social Development,
and Indonesia's Minister of Manpower and Transmigration Mohammed Hanif
Dhakiri signed here today a protocol agreement on the recruitment of
Indonesian domestic workers.

During the meeting, the two ministers discussed ways of enhancing
joint cooperation between the two friendly countries in the field of
labor and ways of developing mechanisms.
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Why the EU Needs to Stop Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia
October 17, 2017

Some European Union countries have decided to decline Saudi Arabia's request for military equipment and supplies amid the ongoing war on Yemen.

But for the arms embargo to succeed, all EU countries also need to follow suit, meaning they should end their industry of death and impose an embargo on all deliveries of military equipment and weapons to Saudi Arabia. Otherwise, countries like"...

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Iraq, Saudi Arabia sign agreement to resume flights after 25 years
October 17, 2017

Iraq and Saudi Arabia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to resume flights between the two countries for the first time in 25 years.

The Iraqi ministry of transport said in a statement that the agreement, signed at Baghdad International Airport, includes providing air transport services between the two countries and all ground services to the Kingdom’s planes and vice versa.

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KSMA organizes family marathon to increase awareness on obesity
October 17, 2017

King Saud Medical City (KSMC) recently organized a special family-oriented event at Tala Park in Al-Nada District in the capital to increase the culture of walking in the community. The event came in line with The World Obesity Day under which the KSMC has made efforts to spread the obesity awareness within the community.

Saudi Arabia has one of the highest obesity (33%) and diabetes (17%) rates in the world. Obese patients are at an increased risk for"...

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