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, Niger sign accords to enhance economic cooperation

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement with Niger to enhance economic cooperation between the two countries. The accord, comprising seven articles, was signed in Niger between the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC) and the Niger Chamber of Commerce to promote trade and investments between the countries. On behalf of the Kingdom, CSC Vice Chairman […]

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Shoura panel calls for protection of minors’ rights

RIYADH: A Shoura Council panel has called for the introduction of amendments to some regulations which will allow the Ministry of Labor and Social Development to undertake guardianships of those unable to care for themselves, or protect their rights, notably the minors of unknown parents, or the handicapped who have been abandoned by their guardians. […]

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Spanish King Felipe VI arriving on three-day visit Saturday

RIYADH : King Felipe VI will arrive here on a three-day state visit starting Saturday to build a strong relationship between Saudi Arabia and Spain. Confirming the high-profile visit, Spanish Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Joaquin Perez-Villanueva told Arab News on Wednesday: “The King will be on an official visit to Saudi Arabia from Jan. 14-16 […]

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EU, GCC to sign MoU on railway cooperation

RIYADH: The European Union (EU), where cross-border railway system is the key component of the transport network, has announced plans to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to lend full support in terms of experience and regulatory provisions to build and operate the Gulf railway. The cost of linking […]

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