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King Salman’s decree allows women to drive in Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has issued a historic royal decree granting driving licenses for women in the kingdom as of next June. The royal decree issued on Tuesday also ordered the establishment of a high-level committee of involving the ministries of internal affairs, finance, labor and social development. They will be tasked with studying the arrangements of the edict within 30 days and to ensure the full implementation of the order by June 2018. “The royal decree will implement ...

Saudi students breathe sigh of relief as exams are rescheduled before Ramadan

Monday, 24 April 2017

Students in Saudi Arabia have welcomed news that their exams are set to be held before Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, which is set to be the hottest in years.A royal decree was issued on Saturday evening by Saudi King Salman to reschedule exams at all levels prior to Ramadan, which is set to start at the end of May.The decree was welcomed by teachers, students and parents as many were concerned about fasting during the day.“This royal decree regarding the rescheduling exams before ...

PROFILE: Meet the new Saudi Information Minister Dr. Awwad al-Awwad

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Newly-appointed Saudi information minister Awwad Saleh al-Awwad was born on April 11, 1972 and he’s married with three children. He attained his Bachelor's Degree from the Faculty of Administrative Sciences at King Saud University in Riyadh in 1992 then attained his Masters Degree in Banking Operations from the University of Boston in 1996. He attained his PhD in Financial Markets from the University of Warwick in Britain in 2000. He served as the kingdom’s envoy in Germany since ...

Who is Prince Khaled bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s new ambassador to the US?

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Prince Khaled bin Salman has been named as Saudi Arabia’s new ambassador to the United States, replacing Prince Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turki. A younger brother to current Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Prince Khaled is a former F-15 pilot who graduated from Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi. He had earlier, in 2014, participated in the international coalition to combat ISIS as an air force pilot. “My sons, the pilots, fulfilled their obligation toward their ...

Saudi Arabia to launch national security center, names new adviser

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Saudi Arabia has announced it is launching a National Security Center that will be linked to the royal court. The announcement came as Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued at least 45 royal decrees on Saturday night. Among the decrees was the appointment of Mohammed bin Saleh al-Ghofaili as Saudi Arabia’s national security adviser. “It is very important to launch this center in the current stage in order to protect the Kingdom and its borders and sovereignty. The ...

Saudi Arabia removes minister of state for civil service

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Saudi Arabia has announced that its Minister of State for Civil Service Khaled Al Araj has been removed from his post and is set to be investigated. The announcement came as Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued at least 45 royal decrees on Saturday night. A committee will be set up in the coming days to investigate allegations of abuse of the civil service office by Al Araj. Essam bin Saeed has been announced to replace Al Araj. RELATED: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman ...

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman announces new royal decrees

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has issued new royal decrees on Saturday night, announcing several domestic policies and a cabinet reshuffle. Among the domestic policies announced in the new royal decrees were the payment of two months’ salary to those troops fighting in the frontlines in Yemen and the scheduling of all levels' students’ exams ‎to be held before the start of Ramadan. Cabinet reshuffles and appointments were also announced in the set of new decrees ...

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