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Islam in Saudi Arabia

Saudi women forbidden to work after 11

Source : Arab News / 30 May 2014

The Labor Ministry has fixed the working hours for women between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. 

The move ensures that women don’t begin work too early and don’t work after streets become empty. 

 

Complex dedicated to Prophet Muhammad to be built in Mecca

Source : World Bulletin / 28 May 2014

Saudi Arabia has designated a one million square meter vicinity in the Holy City of Mecca to build a complex dedicated to the Prophet Muhammad and his teachings.

Called the "Peace be upon the Prophet" project, the center will include an exhibition, university, electronic gate center, library, translation center, hotels and other facilities, the Saudi Gazette reported on Tuesday.

 

A hotel for pilgrims at Haj terminal

Source : Arab news / 26 May 2014

An exclusive hotel will finally be opened Tuesday for pilgrims who miss their flights at the Haj terminal of King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA).

“A hotel has been established for pilgrims by the Civil Aviation Authority as per directives issued by Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah,” said Abdul Hamid Aba Al-Ari, director-general of KAIA.

 

Saudi ranks high in public spending on education

Source : Tradearabia / 24 May 2014

Saudi Arabia has been ranked seventh globally for its high public spending on education in the latest 'Learning Curve Index' published by Pearson, a leading learning company, which rates the educational performance of 39 countries.  

 

Saudi Arabia one of world’s fastest growing markets

Source : Saudi Gazette / 23 May 2014

Saudi Arabia is one of the fastest growing markets in built asset performance compared to the world’s 30 highest grossing countries, a report issued recently by EC Harris, ARCADIS Company and built asset consultancy firm.

Based on findings of the ARCADIS Global Built Asset Performance Index, Saudi Arabia is set to receive a significant boost by 70 percent over the next decade due to the heavy investment in its built environment.

 

Saudi Arabia plans new pilgrimage airport at Taif

Source : Reuters / 09 May 2014

Saudi Arabia is planning to build a new international airport to serve pilgrims to Mecca in the nearby city of Taif, its General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) said on Thursday.

GACA is preparing a tender and will ask consortia of international and local companies to bid to develop the airport, and aims to award a contract in the first half of 2015, spokesman Khaled al-Khaibani said.

 

13 new cases of MERS virus detected in Saudi Arabia

Source : Al Arabiya / 21 Apr 2014

Saudi Health Minister Abdullah al-Rabia told reporters on Saturday that the kingdom has confirmed 13 new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), pushing the total number of people infected with the deadly virus to 244.

 

Piece of Kiswa on display in Haj expo

Source : SG / 21 Apr 2014

A piece of Kiswa, thick black cloth with intricate embroidery of Qur'anic verses in gold, that covers the door of the Kaaba will be on display at the second Saudi Haj Exhibition in Paris from today onwards, Makkah Daily reported.

Mohammed Al-Jabri, an official of the Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, said that for the first time a piece of the Kaaba will be displayed internationally.

 

Most Arabs want more censorship of film and TV

Source : Al Arabiya / 21 Apr 2014

The majority of Arabs want tighter censorship of films and TV shows, according to a six-nation poll.

Around 69 percent of respondents felt there should be greater regulation of romantic content, while 74 percent said more should be done about on-screen violence, according to a survey by Northwestern University in Qatar in partnership with the Doha Film Institute.

 

Multi-billion dollar metro project begins in Saudi Arabia

Source : Al Arabiya with Reuters / 07 Apr 2014

Saudi Arabia has begun construction work on its long awaited first metro rail system in the capital Riyadh.

The multi-billion project will involve six rail lines extending 176 kilometers and carrying electric, driverless trains, in what Saudi officials project to be the world's largest public transport system.

 
 

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