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King Saud University signs academic agreement with University of Tokyo
King Saud University and the University of Tokyo have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen academic collaboration in physics, chemistry and Earth sciences.
Saudi authorities arrest 17,030 illegals in one week
Saudi authorities arrested 17,030 people in one week for breaching residency, work and border security regulations, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.
KSrelief chief and WHO’s Tedros meet in Geneva, sign agreements worth $20m
The chief of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah met with Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Saturday in Geneva.
MoI: ‘Unprecedented’ crackdown on residency violators after amnesty
Interior ministry officials have warned that the ministry will launch an “unprecedented” campaign against residency violators when an ongoing three-month amnesty expires on June 17.
Saudi aviation sector surges with over $20bn in deals at Riyadh forum
Saudi Arabia’s aviation sector received a major boost with over 100 agreements, exceeding SR75 billion ($20 billion), signed during the first two days of the Future Aviation Forum.
Saudi Monsha’at and Social Development Bank ink deal to boost SME financing
Saudi small and medium enterprises are set to receive a finance boost thanks to a new deal signed by the Kingdom’s Social Development Bank.
Saudi Power Procurement Co. signs two power purchase agreements with Japan’s Marubeni
The Saudi Power Procurement Co. signed two power purchase agreements with a consortium led by Japan’s Marubeni Corporation on Tuesday in Tokyo.
Riyadh Air and Saudia agree new joint training programs
Saudi Arabia’s two national airlines will work together to train pilots, aircraft crews and other aviation employees thanks to a new deal.
Saudi Arabia and Australia sign deal to boost trade ties
Trade ties between Saudi Arabia and Australia are set to strengthen after the two countries signed an agreement to improve cooperation across multiple sectors.
KSrelief to install water desalination plant at Mogadishu hospital
Saudi Arabia’s aid organization KSrelief on Monday signed an agreement to install a water desalination plant at the kidney dialysis center of Banadir Hospital in Mogadishu.
Ministry, Bait Al-Othman Heritage Museum sign cooperation protocol
The Kuwait Ministry of Information on Sunday signed a cooperation protocol with the Bait Al-Othman Museum to promote Kuwaiti heritage and nationalism.
Saudi-Chinese financial ties to strengthen as top officials meet in Beijing
Saudi and Chinese top officials are holding joint meetings in Beijing focused on fostering international economic growth.
UAE: Can employers ban employees from joining rival firms, force them to leave country?
I work in a mainland IT company in Dubai. I am switching the job because of a better package and joining the current employer’s competitor. My existing employer came to know that I would be joining his competitor. Now he is playing delaying tactics by not accepting the resignation letter. I fear he will delay my due also. If I file a case against him, can he put a ban and I won’t be able to switch the job and have to leave the country?
Deal signed to advance Saudi cultural preservation, scientific research
The King Fahd National Library and King Abdulaziz Complex for Endowment Libraries signed a deal covering scientific programs, studies, research and cultural exchange on Sunday.
The Arab Energy Fund and Dussur sign $200m MoU to boost greenfield energy projects
Greenfield energy projects are set to receive a boost, as The Arab Energy Fund has signed a $200 million funding agreement with the Saudi Arabian Industrial Investments Co.
Saudi fund signs two loan agreements, inaugurates Hulhumale Island development in Maldives
CEO of the Saudi Fund for Development Sultan bin Abdulrahman Al-Marshad signed on Friday two development loan agreements with the Maldives’ Minister of Finance Dr. Mohammed Shafiq.
Aramco seals deals with three US firms focused on low-carbon energy solutions
Energy giant Saudi Aramco has signed Memorandums of Understanding with three US firms to advance the development of potential lower-carbon solutions.
King Salman issues royal order to promote 26 judges
King Salman issued a royal order on Friday to promote 26 judges at the Board of Grievances, Saudi Press Agency reported.
Saudi minister and US counterpart agree road map for cooperation in energy sector
The Saudi minister of energy, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, and the US secretary of energy, Jennifer Granholm, on Wednesday agreed a road map for cooperation between the countries in the sector.
Saudi EXIM Bank and SNB sign 2 agreements to boost non-oil exports
Saudi exporters are set to gain better access to credit facilities and risk coverage with the signing of two agreements between leading banks designed to boost non-oil exports.
UAE: 50 fines issued against real estate agents, 7 licences suspended for violating rules
Several real estate agents were fined, and brokerage licenses were suspended for non-compliance with real estate rules and regulations in Abu Dhabi.
Saudi Arabia’s Asir region partners with Almosafer to boost tourism potential
Saudi Arabia’s Asir region is edging closer to becoming a premier global tourism destination, thanks to a new partnership with fellow Kingdom-based travel company Almosafer.
UAE: Soon, your employability could depend on how well you use AI, say experts
The future of a person’s employability could soon depend on how well they can use AI. That is according to experts in the UAE. “Artificial Intelligence is here for the long term,” said Muhammad Khalid, Founder and CEO of AIREV.
Saudi NHC teams up with Chinese firm to construct 20k residential units
Residential supply is set to improve as the Saudi National Housing Co. and China Machinery Engineering Corp. signed a deal to build 20,000 units in the Kingdom.
UAE: How soon must employer give full, final payment to employee after resigning?
I am planning to resign and leave the UAE next month. Legally speaking, how soon must companies give the full and final settlement? How soon after resigning do I need to exit the country?
Saudi authorities arrest 19,710 illegals in one week
Saudi authorities arrested 19,710 people in one week for breaching residency, work and border security regulations, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.
UAE: How to apply for international driving licence; fees, process explained
Are you dreaming of a cross-border road trip with your family? Or perhaps considering renting a car for your upcoming work trip? Whether it's business or pleasure, most countries require visitors to have an International Driving License (IDL) to drive.
Court refuses to free ex-candidate, sets May 15 hearing
The criminal court on Wednesday rejected a request from defense lawyers to release ex-election candidate Musaed Al-Qraifa, on trial for allegedly insulting the political leadership, and set May 15 for the next hearing.
Amir dissolves National Assembly, suspends constitution for 4 years
HH the Amir Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Friday dissolved the newly-elected National Assembly and suspended articles in the constitution that call for fresh polls for up to four years, saying he took the “difficult decision” to save the country and stop continued crises that derailed development.
Dubai to unify remote court hearings, investigations in one digital platform
Dubai is building a new centralised, digital platform that will streamline remote investigations and court hearings — promising faster processing time and a more efficient justice system.
Saudi Arabia achieves highest evaluation level in UN’s Competition Law Systems Report
Saudi Arabia has received global recognition from a UN commission for its robust legal framework and “very strong” competition law.
Adnoc signs third long-term agreement for Ruwais LNG project
Adnoc announced on Wednesday the signing of a 15-year heads of agreement (LNG agreement) with EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW), one of the largest energy companies in Germany, for the delivery of 0.6 million metric tonnes per annum (mmtpa) of liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Energy deals with Brazil, Japan, and Jordan signed off by Saudi Cabinet
Saudi Arabia has approved economic and energy deals with several countries including Jordan, Brazil, and Japan, during its latest Cabinet meeting.
Red Sea Global seals deals with Almosafer and Saudia to elevate tourism sector
Saudi Arabia’s tourism landscape is set for a boost after multi-project developer Red Sea Global signed an agreement with travel company Almosafer.
UAE: How can non-Muslim expats draw up a will in Dubai?
Question: I am a non-Muslim expat living in Dubai. I have some assets in the country and wish to draw up a will. How do I go about this? What do I do after to make sure it holds in my home country too?
Saudi ministries sign deal to achieve goals in fields of culture, human resources
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, and the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Ahmed Al-Rajhi signed a cooperation agreement on Monday aimed at achieving their respective goals.
Riyadh Air, STA ink deal to launch new routes and destinations
Saudi Arabia’s second flag carrier Riyadh Air will soon announce more routes and destinations thanks to a new agreement with the Kingdom’s official tourism body.
Saudi Arabia’s Ades secures $136.2m deals in Qatar, Egypt
Saudi Arabia’s Ades Holding Co. continues to expand its regional footprint as it seals two contracts worth SR511 million ($136.2 million), highlighting its growing influence in the oil and gas sector.
Saudi Arabia’s NHC signs deal with Chinese company to boost building materials supply
Saudi Arabia’s building materials supply is set to get a boost with the signing of a deal between the National Housing Co. and a leading Chinese construction firm.
Saudi authorities arrest 19,662 illegals in one week
Saudi authorities arrested 19,662 people in one week for breaching residency, work and border security regulations, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.
King Salman issues royal decree to appoint investigative lieutenants at Public Prosecution
King Salman issued a royal decree on Saturday to appoint 261 investigative lieutenants at the Ministry of Justice’s Public Prosecution, Saudi Press Agency reported.
ACWA Power signs $4.85bn power purchase agreement for a wind energy project in Uzbekistan
Saudi utility firm ACWA Power has signed a power purchase agreement with the National Electric Grid of Uzbekistan for the Aral 5-gigawatt wind power project worth SR18.2 billion ($4.85 billion).
NEOM, Saudi Red Sea Authority sign MoU to develop marine tourism regulations
The Saudi Red Sea Authority and NEOM signed a memorandum of understanding on Friday to cooperate on developing legislation, regulations, and technology in marine tourism, reported the Saudi Press Agency.
IsDB Group annual meetings conclude with 85 agreements worth over $8bn
As many as 85 agreements worth over $8 billion were signed across diverse sectors during the recently concluded annual meetings of the Islamic Development Bank Group.
Ma’aden strengthens phosphate business through share purchase agreement with Mosaic
Saudi Arabian Mining Co. has entered into a share purchase and subscription agreement with the Mosaic Co. with the aim of expanding its phosphate business.
Malaysia to witness $10bn investment from ACWA Power in renewable energy sector: prime minister
Saudi utility firm ACWA Power has expressed interest in investing $10 billion in Malaysia over the next 10 years to develop renewable energy projects.
Saudi Arabia and Mauritania forge energy pact, emphasizing expertise exchange
Saudi Arabia and Mauritania have signed a framework agreement aimed at exploring opportunities and fostering expertise exchange in the fields of electricity, renewable energy, and clean hydrogen.
BlackRock, PIF launch multi-asset investment management platform in Riyadh
BlackRock Saudi Arabia and the Public Investment Fund signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday which entitles the former to establish a Riyadh-based multi-asset investment platform.
Hospitality brands sign deals to expand in Saudi market
Top hospitality brands signed deals at the Future Hospitality Summit in Riyadh to capitalize on the opportunities available in the Kingdom.
SFD, AfDB sign deal to finance development initiatives in Africa
Emerging African economies are poised to receive a funding boost for growth initiatives following a deal involving the Saudi Fund for Development, aiming to foster sustainable progress.
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