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  • Mobile-driving ban starts in May
    JEDDAH – Starting in May drivers will be under the scrutiny of a new traffic system which prohibits the use of all mobile phone activity while driving. Traffic agencies all over the Kingdom will begin enforcing the newly approved rules issuing fin…
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  • Way cleared for aviation institute
    JEDDAH – Abdullah Ruhaimi, President of the Civil Aviation Authority, has signed an agreement with the Governor of the General Organization for Technical Education and Vocational Training (GOTEVT) defining mutual cooperation in national manpower de…
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  • Search for ‘Islamic gelatin’
    JEDDAH – Research institutions across the Middle East have been trying to crack the code of gelatin. The main element in medicine capsule production, transparent gelatin, has been the focus of 44 Islamic countries, which have been trying to acquir…
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  • SASO, ISO team up for workshop today in Riyadh
    Riyadh -- Working in close cooperation with International Standards Organization (ISO) will be one of the topics of a two-day workshop of Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO) that opens in Riyadh Sunday.Nabil A. Molla, SASO’s general manager…
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  • Rising from the ruins
    JEDDAH – Al-Balad district slowly crumbles as time takes its toll on many of the buildings abandoned over the last three decades. Last year Prince Sultan Bin Salman, secretary general of the Supreme Commission for Tourism (SCT), inaugurated a clean…
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  • Umrah season begins
    MAKKAH – The Umrah season for the current year has begun with the arrival of at least 10,000 people in Makkah and Madina, intending to perform the minor pilgrimage, said Saad Al-Qurashi, vice chairman of the National Committee on Haj and Umrah at M…
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  • Culture ministry gets ICDL prize
    RIYADH – The Ministry of Culture and Information has been awarded the pioneering prize for spreading Information Technology for 2007 for its decision in approving the International Computer Driving License (ICDL) standard for all its personnel.ICDL…
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  • Chase-death witness goes to court today
    TABUK – The two witnesses who tipped of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice about a man with an unrelated woman – both of whom died last week in a road collision while trying to flee – are scheduled to appear in co…
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  • Ifta member explains the rift over edicts
    Sheikh Saad Bin Nasser Al-Shethri, member of the Council of Senior Ulema and of the Permanent Ifta (Edict) Committee for Saudi Arabia, in this interview with Al-Hayat Arabic daily, examines the issue of controversial edicts that have of late created…
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