Saudi Arabia losing battle of the bulge

EDDAH: One-third of the Saudi population is obese. And if the trend of minimal physical activity mixed with the proclivity to eat cheap processed food continues the pounds will only pile on. But Saudi Arabia is not alone, as every country worldwide is experiencing a spike obesity rates. The startling data comes from a group […]

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National Campaign distributes aid to over 5,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan

AMMAN: The Saudi National Campaign to support Syrian refugees has distributed aid to 5,562 beneficiaries, constituting 1,119 families, in Irbid and Mafraq on the Jordanian-Syrian border. The aid included basic winter necessities such as blankets, cardigans, hats, jackets and other relief material. Families also received a health pack with basic sanitary items. Badr bin Abdul […]

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Riyadh Metro will reshape Saudi capital, says EU commissioner

RIYADH: Riyadh Metro is an impressive project, which will change the lifestyle of the people in the city, said EU Commissioner Violetta Bulc. Bulc’s comments followed her tour of the ongoing SR85 billion ($22.5 billion) project in Riyadh. She earlier inaugurated the second EU-GCC Business Forum, PPP and Infrastructure Investment Opportunities in the GCC in […]

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King Salman wins award for service to Islam

RIYADH: King Salman was pronounced winner of the King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) for his service to Islam at an event held in Riyadh on Tuesday. Makkah Governor Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, adviser to the king, CEO of the King Faisal Foundation and chairman of the KFIP Commission, made the opening speech to announce the winners […]

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Saudi Arabia to grant business visa within 24 hours

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has adopted a new mechanism to grant business visas for foreign investors within 24 hours. Foreign Ministry official Usama Nugali confirmed the move to Arab News on Sunday. The new measure is aimed at allowing foreign investors to obtain business visas electronically within a day. The application system for new visas for […]

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