SAUDI ARABIA | Saudi Government Supports Nationalization Of Workforce In Private

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia has pushed for the implementation process of the nationalization policy of workforce in its private sector.

This came as part of its campaign to support Saudis in the business sectors such as institutions, companies, and factories.

The government is set to provide allowance amounting to 50 percent of the Saudi employees’ monthly salaries, in addition to raising the subsidized ceiling wage value to SAR15,000 ($4,000).

The Kingdom’s Saudi Human Resources Development Fund (HADAF) launched on Sunday a campaign directed to private sector establishments. It aims at supporting the employment of Saudi women and men within the employment support program to raise their skills.

It is noteworthy that Hadaf bears a percentage of the wage of Saudis working in the private sector.

This support is represented in stimulating private-sector establishments to employ and train Saudis with a contribution from the Fund, in order to raise the contribution of national human cadres and provide them with the necessary skills the market needs.

It called in a statement for activating the “employment support programs” account from the list of programs to provide job advertisement data after selecting the type of work and sending it on the portal page. This way, job seekers can apply for the job.

It also stressed that the establishment cannot joint the support program before the recruitment phase is completed.

The statement indicate launching new amendments to the support controls in the employment support program to raise skills.

These amendments include abolishing the article, which requires employees to stop work for 90 days, so that the job seeker is allowed to apply for the jobs announced in the program, provided that the job is not in an establishment owned by the same owner the seeker used to work for.


CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Oman Reports First Two Cases Of Coronavirus, Halts Flight To Iran: TV

DUBAI – – Oman’s Health Ministry of Monday reported the first two cases of coronavirus infections in the Gulf Arab state, Oman TV said. The two Omani women diagnosed with the disease had visited Iran, it said. They are in stable condition, it added. Oman’s civil aviation authority halted all flights between the sultanate and … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Oman Reports First Two Cases Of Coronavirus, Halts Flight To Iran: TV

WORLD NEWS | Movie Producer Weistein Convicted Of Sexual Assault, Rape, Faces Up To 25 Years In Prison

NEW YORK – – Former movie producer Harvey Weistein was convicted of sexual assault and rape by a New York jury on Monday in a milestone verdict for the #MeToo movement that inspired women to go public with misconduct allegation against powerful men. Once one of the Hollywood’s most powerful producers, Weistein, 67 was convicted … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Movie Producer Weistein Convicted Of Sexual Assault, Rape, Faces Up To 25 Years In Prison

ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Louvre Abu Dhabi’s ‘Singing Trees’ Highlights Environment Awareness

ABU DHABI – Tomorrow, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Thetre du Chatelet, with the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies, will launch the world premiere of Singing Trees,  a new interactive installation created by award-winning digital artists from London, Umbrellium, in collaboration with Paris’ Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/MUSIC, IRCAM, and independent producer, Katherine Jewkes. Combining … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Louvre Abu Dhabi’s ‘Singing Trees’ Highlights Environment Awareness

ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Dubai Culture To Present A Series Of Films At ‘Al Marmoom: Film In The Desert’

DUBAI – – Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, Dubai Culture, will present a series of films at the first edition of ‘Al Marmoom: Film in the Desert’, which will take place from 4th – 7th March in the Al Marmoom Desert. As part of Dubai Art Season, the event aligns with the new cultural vision … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Dubai Culture To Present A Series Of Films At ‘Al Marmoom: Film In The Desert’

NEWS ALERT | Bahrain Confirms First Case Of Coronavirus

MANAMA – The Ministry of Health of the Kingdom Bahrain has confirmed the first case of the Coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Kingdom after a Bahrain citizen arriving from Iran was suspected of having contracted the virus, based on emerging symptoms. According to the Bahrain Agency, BNA, the patient was transferred for immediate testing, treatment and … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Bahrain Confirms First Case Of Coronavirus

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Orders Road Development Project In Riyadh

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has ordered the development of main roads in the heart of Riyadh in order to upgrade the city’s transportation system. The project aims to transform Riyadh to be a major hub in providing sustainable transportation services as well as logistics services in the … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Orders Road Development Project In Riyadh

BREAKING NEWS | Bahrain, Kuwait Report Coronavirus In People Who Visited Iran

DUBAI | UAE – Bahrain and Kuwait on Monday recorded their first new coronavirus cases, all involving people who had visited Iran, which has reported 43 cases of the disease, state media said. Kuwait detected the virus in three people among 700 who had been evacuated on Saturday from the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad, … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Bahrain, Kuwait Report Coronavirus In People Who Visited Iran

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Congratulates Kuwait’s Emir on National Day

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – – Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, has sent a cable of congratulation to Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber on the anniversary of his country’s National Day. In His cable, the Crown Prince wished the Emir good health … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Congratulates Kuwait’s Emir on National Day

FASHION | Giorgio Armani Claims Women Pushed To Be ‘Half-Naked’ In Fashion Ads Are Being ‘Raped’

Fashion icon Giorgio Armani had harsh words for designers who he says push women to be ‘half-naked’, going as far as to compare it to sexual assault. ‘There is so much talk about women being raped, but women today are regularly ‘raped’ by designers’, Armani, 85, told Women’s Wear Daily on Friday at his Emporio … Continue reading FASHION | Giorgio Armani Claims Women Pushed To Be ‘Half-Naked’ In Fashion Ads Are Being ‘Raped’

<> on July 10, 2018 in London, England.

ROYALS | Jessica Mulroney Denies Registering Charity Website For Meghan Markle, Prince Harry

LONDON | ENGLAND – – Meghan Markle’s friend Jessica Mulroney is setting the record straight. After reports circulated that Mulroney, 40, had registered the website sussexglobalcharities.com on behalf of Markle, 38, and Prince Harry, 35, she took to Twitter to explain that she, in fact, did not register any website. People Magazine reported that their … Continue reading ROYALS | Jessica Mulroney Denies Registering Charity Website For Meghan Markle, Prince Harry

TRAVEL | Italy Cancels Venice Carnival In Bid To Halt Spread Of Virus

MILAN | ITALY – – Scrambling to contain rapidly rising number of new coronavirus infections in Italy, the largest amount outside Asia, authorities on Sunday stepped up measures to ban public gathering, including stopping Venice’s famed carnival events, which have drawn tens of thousands of revelers to a region this is now in the heart … Continue reading TRAVEL | Italy Cancels Venice Carnival In Bid To Halt Spread Of Virus

BREAKING NEWS | Second Person In Israel Test Positive For Coronavirus, As Self-Quarantine Numbers Rise Again

DUBAI | UAE – Israel’s ministry of health has announced the country’s second case of coronavirus. A man who was a passenger on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, who returned to Israel last week, tested positive for the disease. The first case of coronavirus was announced on Friday. A woman has also returned from the … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Second Person In Israel Test Positive For Coronavirus, As Self-Quarantine Numbers Rise Again

ARTS & CULTURE |Invader’s ‘Rubik Mona Lisa’ Beats Estimate At Paris Auction

PARIS | FRANCE – – A French street artist’s interpretation of the Mona Lisa made of 330 Rubik’s Cubes sold for 480,200 euros on Sunday at a modern art auction in Paris, well above presale estimates of up to 150,000 euros, organizers Artcurial said. The 2005 artwork by anonymous street artist Invader uses the plastic … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE |Invader’s ‘Rubik Mona Lisa’ Beats Estimate At Paris Auction

BREAKING NEWS | Austria Stops Train From Italy Due To Suspected Coronavirus Infections

VIENNA | AUSTRIA – – Austria has denied entry to a train from Italy on suspicion that two travellers might be infected with the coronavirus, the interior ministry said on Sunday. ‘Tonight a train on its way from Venice to Munich was stopped at the Austrian border’, the interior ministry said. The Italian State Railways … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Austria Stops Train From Italy Due To Suspected Coronavirus Infections

WORLD NEWS | Twitter Suspends Group Of Pro-Bloomberg Accounts Over ‘Platform Manipulation’

BUCHARES | ROMANIA – – Twitter Inc on Friday said it had started suspending and restricting dozens of accounts posting content promoting U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg. ‘We took enforcement action on about 70 accounts, which included a combination of permanent suspension and account challenges to very ownership’, a Twitter spokeswoman said in a … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Twitter Suspends Group Of Pro-Bloomberg Accounts Over ‘Platform Manipulation’

BUSINESS | Aramco Says Received Approval For Jafurah Gas Field Development

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – – Saudi Aramco said on Saturday it had received regulatory approval to develop Saudi Arabia’s Jafurah non-associated gas field and expects production to start in early 2024. It said output would reach around 2.2. billion cubic feet per day of sales gas by 2036, with an associated 425 million cubic … Continue reading BUSINESS | Aramco Says Received Approval For Jafurah Gas Field Development

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Bans Expatriates From Travelling To Iran To Prevent New Coronavirus Infections

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – – The Saudi General Directorate of Passport has announced the continuation of the suspension of travelling of citizens and expatriates to Iran. The measure comes within the framework of the health procedures adopted in the Kingdom to prevent any new coronavirus infections. Based on the requirements of maintaining public health, … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Bans Expatriates From Travelling To Iran To Prevent New Coronavirus Infections

LIFE | Beirut Concert Brings Music and Medicine Together For Cancer Patients

BEIRUT | LEBANON –  – A Lebanese hospital brought music and medicine together on Friday in concert for cancer patients. ‘Music has healing power, it gives hope’, said Laura Lahoud from the Al-Bustan music and arts festival that helped stage the recital at the American University of Beirut Medical Center. Patients sat in the front … Continue reading LIFE | Beirut Concert Brings Music and Medicine Together For Cancer Patients

BUSINESS NEWS | U.S. Blocking G20 Mention Of Climate Change In Draft Communiqué, Diplomats Say

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – – The United States is against mentioning climate change in the communiqué of the world’s financial leaders, G20 diplomats said, after a new draft of the joint statement showed the G20 are considering including it as a risk factor to growth. Finance ministers and central bankers of the world’s 20 … Continue reading BUSINESS NEWS | U.S. Blocking G20 Mention Of Climate Change In Draft Communiqué, Diplomats Say

BUSINESS NEWS | Saudi GDP Growth Projected To See An Uptick This Year, Backed By Non –Oil Sector: Central Bank

RIYADH | Saudi Arabia’s economic growth is projected to see an uptick this year, backed by the non – oil economy, the country’s central bank governor said on Saturday. Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) Governor Ahmed Al-Kholifey, also told an economic conference in Riyadh that it was too early to get the full picture of … Continue reading BUSINESS NEWS | Saudi GDP Growth Projected To See An Uptick This Year, Backed By Non –Oil Sector: Central Bank

SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter Tests Labels, Community Moderation For Lies By Public Figures

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – –  Twitter Inc said on Thursday that it was testing a new community moderation approach that would enable users to identify misleading information posted by politicians and public figures and add brightly colored label under those tweets. NBC News earlier reported that Twitter company documents showing a mockup of the new … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter Tests Labels, Community Moderation For Lies By Public Figures

NEWS ALERT | Wuhan Woman With No Symptoms Infects Five Relatives With Coronavirus

MILAN | ITALY – – A 20-year-old Chinese woman from Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, traveled 675 km north to Anyang where she infected five relatives, without ever showing signs of infections, Chinese scientists reported on Friday, offering a new evidence that the virus can be spread asymptomatically. The case study, published in … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Wuhan Woman With No Symptoms Infects Five Relatives With Coronavirus

<> on July 10, 2018 in London, England.

ROYALS | Prince Harry And His Wife Will Stop Using ‘Sussex Royal’ Brand

LONDON – – Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have decided not to use the word ‘royal’ in their branding after they start a new life in Canada following their decision to step back from royal duties. The decision follows weeks of talks between the couple and the British royal family about how they … Continue reading ROYALS | Prince Harry And His Wife Will Stop Using ‘Sussex Royal’ Brand

ENTERTAINMENT | Friends Reunion Confirmed At HBO Max: ‘It’s Happening’

The one where it’s all happening! A ‘Friends’ reunion starring Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Parry, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlank is official happening, HBO Max confirmed Friday. ‘The one where they got back together’, HBO Max posted in an Instagram Story. ‘The Friends cast set to reunite for exclusive HBO Max special … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | Friends Reunion Confirmed At HBO Max: ‘It’s Happening’

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Says It Intercepts Yemen Missiles Ahead Of G20 Meeting

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia said it had intercepted several ballistic missiles fired by Yemeni Houthi forces towards Saudi cities on Friday ahead of a gathering of finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 major economies in Riyadh. The Iranian – aligned armed movement launched the missiles from the Yemeni … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Says It Intercepts Yemen Missiles Ahead Of G20 Meeting

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Plans $110 Billion Investment In Jafurah Unconventional Gas Field: SPA

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia plans to invest $110 billion to develop unconventional gas reserves in Saudi Arabia’s Jafurah field, the state news agency SPA said on Friday. It said the development plans were reviewed by the Saudi High Commission for Hydrocarbons in a meeting chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Plans $110 Billion Investment In Jafurah Unconventional Gas Field: SPA

BREAKING NEWS | Lebanon Confirms First Case Of Coronavirus, Two More Suspected

BEIRUT | LEBANON – Lebanon confirmed its first coronavirus case on Friday and said it was monitoring two other potential cases after a 45-year-old woman arriving from Iran on Thursday tested positive, Health Minister Hamad Hassan said. Addressing a news conference, Hassan said the patient was taken directly to isolation from a plane arriving from … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Lebanon Confirms First Case Of Coronavirus, Two More Suspected

BREAKING NEWS | First Case Of Coronavirus Confirmed In Lebanon: Hospital Source

BEIRUT |LEBANON – – The first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Lebanon on Friday after a woman arriving from Iran was found to be positive, a source at a Beirut hospital where the woman is being quarantined told Reuters. There were no further details immediately available on the case. Lebanon’s health ministers was expected … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | First Case Of Coronavirus Confirmed In Lebanon: Hospital Source

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BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Meets With U.S. Secretary Of State

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – – Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, met Thursday with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. During the meeting, they reviewed aspects of bilateral relations, the various areas of cooperation between the two friendly countries and opportunities for enhancing … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Meets With U.S. Secretary Of State

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