Friday, August 19

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‎Islamic Affairs Minister Inaugurates Service Projects with Total Value of SAR90 Million at Holy Sites

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Riyadh-- Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance, and Chairman of the Higher Committee for Hajj, Umrah and Visit Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al Al-Sheikh has inaugurated several qualitative projects to serve pilgrims during this season of 1443 Hijri with a total value of SAR90 million, including the launch of projects for maintenance and operation of all mosques of Al-Mashair (holy sites), mosques of Al-Hall, and two projects of air conditioning at Al-Mashar Al-Haram Mosque and Umm Al-Mominin Aisha Mosque at Al-Tanim, in addition to furnishing Al-Jahfah and Yalamlam areas. This was during the inspection tour Dr. Al AL-Sheikh made yesterday to the mosques of the holy sites to check on their preparedness to receive pilgrims, in line with directives of the wise leadership t...

SDRPY Delivers 80 Locations for Adequate Housing Project in Aden, Yemen

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Aden-- The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) has started implementing Adequate Housing Project in Aden in partnership with the Alwaleed Philanthropies and United Nations Human Settlement Program (UN-HABITAT), where the first phase includes delivering 80 locations for housing at Al-Mualla District out of 600 housing units that will be rehabilitated in Aden. The first phase of the project is part of the Adequate Housing Project that aims at providing proper living conditions for Yemeni families and covering minor to medium damages of houses and their sewage facilities, in a bid to provide safe living conditions and create a better civil future. The project includes a special program to train Yemeni personnel in the housing sector to contribute to building ...

KSrelief Distributes 963 Food Baskets in Marib, Yemen

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Marib, Yemen-- King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) yesterday distributed 963 food baskets in Alwady District of Marib Governorate, Yemen, benefiting 6,741 individuals. This aid comes within KSrelief’s 2022 project to support food security in Yemen. The project aims to distribute more than 192,000 food baskets weighing more than 20,000 tons to needy and affected families in 15 Yemeni governorates. Source: Saudi Press Agency

King Salman Global Academy for Arabic Language to Hold “Arabic Hackathon” Closing Ceremony on Saturday

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Riyadh-- King Salman Global Academy for Arabic Language , under the patronage of Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, Minister of Culture and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the academy, will hold on Saturday, June 18th, the closing ceremony of the “Arabic Hackathon”, the most prominent challenge internationally in processing the Arabic language automatically, which was launched by the academy to invent technical solutions and digital platforms, and the provision of specialized tools that serve the Arabic language and enhance its status among the world's living languages ​. A total of 151 projects submitted by more than 1,030 participants from 40 countries around the world compete to win the Arabic Hackathon awards totaling more than SR1 million, distributed over (22) prizes, of w...

President of Tanzania Leaves Jeddah

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Jeddah-- President of the United Republic of Tanzania Samia Suluhu Hassan left Jeddah today after she perform Umrah. At King Abdulaziz International Airport, the president was seen off by Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Jalawi, Governor of Jeddah, and a number of senior officials. Source: Saudi Press Agency

Japan Logs $17.7 Billion Goods Trade Deficit in May, 2nd Largest Ever

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Riyadh-- Japan logged its second largest ever monthly goods trade deficit of 2.38 trillion yen ($17.7 billion) in May, remaining in the red for the 10th consecutive month mainly due to high commodity prices, Kyodo news agency quoted the Finance Ministry as said Thursday. The trade deficit in May widened from 839.2 billion in the previous month and was the second largest after a 2.80 trillion yen deficit recorded in January 2014, according to the ministry. The value of imports increased 48.9 percent to 9.64 trillion yen, shattering the highest figure on record for the third consecutive month, while exports rose 15.8 percent from a year earlier to 7.25 trillion yen for the 15th straight month of increase, the ministry said in a provisional report. Driven by rising energy prices, im...