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Day: March 7, 2020

B20 Saudi Arabia profiles first ever Action Council in concert with International Women’s Day

Press Release
Council highlights three priority areas as part of B20 policy recommendations RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In concert with International Women’s Day, to be celebrated on Sunday 08 March, B20 Saudi Arabia, the official business voice of the G20 community, profiled several priorities for the Women in Business Action Council.  The Council, the first of its kind for the B20, will ensure that issues surrounding gender diversity in business and economic empowerment of women are placed at the center of the B20 Saudi Arabia. While the B20 taskforces work on policy recommendations, the Action Council has identified three priority areas that need immediate action: Level the playing field for women by driving reforms to unlock their full workforce potential, fos

Putin, Nazarbayev discuss situation in Syria

Politics
Moscow, Russian President, Vladimir Putin discussed with Former Kazakh President, Nursultan Nazarbayev during phone call the situations in Syria and means of reaching a settlement to the crisis in it.As Putin and NazarBayev talked in the regard of what Kremlin declared in a statement that posted on his electronic website, the issues related with working visit where Nazarbayev plans to visit.Putin and Nazarbayev exchanged views on pressing bilateral and international issues, including the results of the recent discussions held between President Putin and President of the Turkish regime in Moscow on Syria, the press service said.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

MOH Announces Two Cases Infected with Novel Coronavirus Coming from Iran and Najaf, Iraq

Medical
Riyadh, The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced today that the laboratory results confirmed that two female citizens are infected with novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), one of them coming from Iran through the Kingdom of Bahrain and did not disclose her presence in Iran at the Saudi port, and the other coming from Najaf, Iraq through the United Arab Emirates and did not disclose that at the port.According to the precautionary procedures followed by the competent authorities, upon her arrival at the port, she was transferred directly to the quarantine to take samples for the laboratory examination that proved the infection with the virus and was subsequently transferred to the isolation in the hospital.MOH assures everyone that all the seven cases that were announced are currently isolated in th...

MOH Announces 128 Citizens Disclosed their Presence in Iran so far

Medical
Riyadh, The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that the total number of citizens who disclosed their presence in Iran as of Saturday morning reached 128 citizens, including 26 citizens who are currently inside the Kingdom, 95 citizens who are currently in Iran, and 7 citizens who are currently in other countries.MOH thanked them for their cooperation and their concern for the safety of their families and those who are in contact with them, and called upon all to speed up and disclose their presence and communicate with 937 and take advantage of the deadline granted to them, which ends at the end of today, Saturday March 7, 2020, to take the necessary precautions.MOH urged everyone to support the efforts made to combat this virus and carry out their humanitarian and national duty to limit i...

Saudis’ Arrest of 2 Princes Called a Warning to Royal Family

Medical
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Two senior princes in Saudi Arabia are under arrest for not supporting Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has consolidated control of all major levers of power with the support of his father, King Salman, two people close to the royal family said Saturday.The arrests on Friday of the king's younger and beloved brother, Prince Ahmed bin Abdelaziz, and the king's nephew and former counterterrorism czar, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, came after an accumulation of behavior that was provocative to leadership, one person in Saudi Arabia with knowledge of the arrests said.Both princes had served previously in the post of interior minister, overseeing security and surveillance inside the kingdom.The move came as a surprise, given that Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, 60, wa...

Ministry of Education dedicates SYP 3 billion for maintenance of educational sector in liberated countryside of Idleb

Education
Hama, Competent authorities doubled their efforts to rehabilitate the educational sector in the eastern and southern countryside of Idleb after have been liberated by the Syrian Arab Army from terrorism which has left huge damage to the infrastructure, particularly the school buildings.The Ministry of Education dedicated SYP 3 billion for the maintenance operation of the schools in the liberated countryside of Idleb province.In statements to SANA, Director of Idleb Educational Department Abdel-Hamid Ma’amar said that the schools which were included in the maintenance operations are distributed in the areas of Sinjar, Abu al-Duhour, Khan Sheikhoun, Maarat al-Nu’man and Saraqeb.Ma’amar underlined that the educational process in Idleb liberated countryside is proceeding at a good pace despite

Ministry of Education dedicates SYP 3 billion for maintenance of educational sector in liberated countryside of Idleb

Education
Hama, Competent authorities doubled their efforts to rehabilitate the educational sector in the eastern and southern countryside of Idleb after have been liberated by the Syrian Arab Army from terrorism which has left huge damage to the infrastructure, particularly the school buildings.The Ministry of Education dedicated SYP 3 billion for the maintenance operation of the schools in the liberated countryside of Idleb province.In statements to SANA, Director of Idleb Educational Department Abdel-Hamid Ma’amar said that the schools which were included in the maintenance operations are distributed in the areas of Sinjar, Abu al-Duhour, Khan Sheikhoun, Maarat al-Nu’man and Saraqeb.Ma’amar underlined that the educational process in Idleb liberated countryside is proceeding at a good pace despite

Yemeni Vice President Accuses Houthi Militia of Seeking to Tear Yemen Apart Through its Sectarian Project

General
Marib, Yemeni Vice President, Gen. Ali Mohsen Salih, accused the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia of seeking to tear the country and implement a sectarian project, in addition to intentionally increasing their suffering and misery.The Yemeni Vice President called for all political, social and civil components to more cohesion in the security and stability of Yemen, expressing his appreciation for the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its fraternal support that embodies Arab unity and shared destiny, reviewing the Kingdom's efforts in seeking to implement Riyadh agreement and the continuous stand with Yemen and its issues.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Saudi Arabia’s Embassy in Washington to Celebrate International Women’s Day

General
Washington, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabian's embassy in Washington will celebrate, next Monday, the International Women's Day, under the patronage of Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan, Saudi Ambassador to the United States of America.On this occasion to be held at the embassy's headquarters here, Princess Reema expressed her sincere appreciation and gratitude to all the female employees working at the Saudi embassy in Washington, due to their efforts being exerted for developing the work and reflecting the true reality of women's participation in society.She said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is working more than ever to empower women, calling on her colleagues in the embassy to move forward towards achieving their dreams, and making use of this International Day to help other women i...

Saudi Arabia’s Embassy in Washington to Celebrate International Women’s Day

General
Washington, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabian's embassy in Washington will celebrate, next Monday, the International Women's Day, under the patronage of Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan, Saudi Ambassador to the United States of America.On this occasion to be held at the embassy's headquarters here, Princess Reema expressed her sincere appreciation and gratitude to all the female employees working at the Saudi embassy in Washington, due to their efforts being exerted for developing the work and reflecting the true reality of women's participation in society.She said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is working more than ever to empower women, calling on her colleagues in the embassy to move forward towards achieving their dreams, and making use of this International Day to help other women i...