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Saudi Arabia reshuffles cabinet with eye on culture

    Saudi Arabia announced another cabinet reshuffle Saturday with a heavy focus on culture and religion, as the kingdom undergoes a major image rehaul. This is the second significant government change since the appointment of Prince Mohammed bin Salman, son of the king, as heir to the region's most powerful throne. Prince Mohammed serves as deputy prime minister under his father, King Salman. State news agency SPA announced King Salman had replaced the country's labour, Islamic affairs and culture ministers. The kingdom also announced it had set up a royal commission for the holy city of Mecca, which is expected to welcome millions of Muslim pilgrims for the ...Keep on reading: Saudi Arabia reshuffles cabinet with eye on culture.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJun 2nd, 2018

Saudi Arabia seeks to criminalize sexual harassment

Saudi Arabia is preparing to outlaw sexual harassment, officials said Tuesday, less than a month before the conservative kingdom lifts its decades-long ban on women driving. The kingdom’s Shura Council, which advises the cabinet, approved a draft law on Monday which would introduce a prison term of up to five years and a penalty of [...] The post Saudi Arabia seeks to criminalize sexual harassment appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

Saudis shift own oil diet to supply buyers who are shunning Iran

By Bloomberg As impending U.S. sanctions squeeze Iranian oil supplies, top OPEC member Saudi Arabia is changing its own crude diet to meet customer demand for alternative cargoes. The trading arm of state-run producer Saudi Aramco is said to be offering an ultra-light oil known as Khuff condensate, a rarely traded grade that’s typically processed in […].....»»

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Messi will miss Argentina friendly vs Brazil in October

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lionel Messi will miss Argentina's friendly against Brazil on Oct. 16 in Saudi Arabia. Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni said on Monday that Messi will not be called for the brief tour. He will also miss the other friendly in Saudi against Iraq on Oct. 11. Scaloni, the interim national coach until January, said Argentina was focusing on blooding younger players. Messi has made no public comments about his decision to be left out of the Argentina squad, which he hasn't played for since the World Cup. Messi was also absent from Argentina's two-match tour of the United States this month......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

After diplomatic row, Canada s Cirque du Soleil dazzles Riyadh

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Canada-based Cirque du Soleil staged their first show in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, September 24, with a dazzling display of high-wire thrills, despite a diplomatic spat between Ottawa and Riyadh. The acrobatic troupe performed in Riyadh to mark the Saudi national day, more than a month after ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Torture case filed vs Saudi employer who forced OFW to drink bleach – DFA

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said Friday authorities in Saudi Arabia have filed a torture case against the employer of a Filipino domestic helper, who was forced to drink bleaching fluid after reportedly making a mistake in preparing tea.   "We would like to thank authorities in Saudi Arabia for filing the necessary charges against the employer who abused our kababayan. We are counting on our Saudi friends in ensuring that our kababayan would be able to obtain justice for the unthinkable deed committed against her," Cayetano said in a statement.   The DFA chief cited a report of Philippine consul general Edgar Badajos in Jeddah, stating that authorities in ...Keep on reading: Torture case filed vs Saudi employer who forced OFW to drink bleach – DFA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Saudi employer sued for forcing OFW to drink bleach

MANILA, Philippines – Officials in Saudi Arabia filed a torture case against a local employer who allegedly forced an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) to drink household bleach, said the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday, September 20. The OFW is Agnes Mancilla, a 35-year-old household service ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Mga Pinoy nurse at midwives, kailangan sa KSA; libre ang pagkain at tirahan

Mahigit 300 Pinoy nurses at midwives ang kailangan umano sa Saudi Arabia. Ang sahod, halos P50,000 at libre ang tirahan at pagkain. Source link link: Mga Pinoy nurse at midwives, kailangan sa KSA; libre ang pagkain at tirahan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

554 examinees pass the Nurse Licensure exams

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 554 out of 1,568 passed the Nurse Licensure Examination given by the Board of Nursing in: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Al-Khobar, Jeddah and Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Bahrain; Qatar; Kuwait; Oman and in Singapore last August 2018. Seq. No. Name 1 ABDUL, BAILANI DOTON 2 ABDUL, [...] The post 554 examinees pass the Nurse Licensure exams appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

24 examinees pass the Environmental Planner Licensure exams

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 24 out of 149 passed the Environmental Planner Licensure Examination given by the Board of Environmental Planning in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Al-Khobar, Jeddah and Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Bahrain; Qatar; Kuwait; Oman and in Singapore last August 2018. Seq. No. Name 1 ABESTANO, RICARDO CABALLERO [...] The post 24 examinees pass the Environmental Planner Licensure exams appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

RESULTS: August 2018 special professional licensure exam for nurses

This is a press release from PRC.   The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 554 out of 1,568 passed the Nurse Licensure Examination given by the Board of Nursing in: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Al-Khobar, Jeddah and Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Bahrain; Qatar; Kuwait; Oman ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

111 examinees pass the Master Plumber Licensure exams

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 111 out of 225 passed the Master Plumber Licensure Examination given by the Board for Master Plumbers in: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Al-Khobar, Jeddah and Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Bahrain; Qatar; Kuwait and in Oman last August 2018. Seq. No. Name 1 ABAINCIA, JOEL GABINAY 2 [...] The post 111 examinees pass the Master Plumber Licensure exams appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

US ‘likely’ has taken over as the world’s top oil producer

      The United States may have reclaimed the title of the world's biggest oil producer sooner than expected.   The U.S. Energy Information Administration said Wednesday that, based on preliminary estimates, America "likely surpassed" Russia in June and August after jumping over Saudi Arabia earlier this year.   If those estimates are right, it would mark the first time since 1973 that the U.S. has led the world in output, according to government figures.   The energy information administration and the International Energy Agency, a global group of oil-consuming nations, had predicted that the U.S. would eventually pass Russia...Keep on reading: US ‘likely’ has taken over as the world’s top oil producer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

50 examinees pass the Electrical Engineers and and 307 Master Electricians Licensure exams

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 50 out of 176 Registered Electrical Engineers and 307 out of 393 Registered Master Electricians successfully passed the Electrical Engineer Licensure Examinations given by the Board of Electrical Engineering in: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Al-Khobar, Jeddah and Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Bahrain; Qatar; Kuwait; Oman and [...] The post 50 examinees pass the Electrical Engineers and and 307 Master Electricians Licensure exams appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Saudi looking to transform from petroleum-based to tech-focused economy

With the stock market listing of its national oil company stalled, Saudi Arabia is scrambling to boost the coffers of the sovereign wealth fund spearheading a risky plan to diversify its economy. T.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

Saudi Arabia declares online satire a punishable offense

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia will punish online satire that "disrupts public order" with up to 5 years in prison, the public prosecutor said Tuesday, September 4, as the kingdom cracks down on dissent. "Producing and distributing content that ridicules, mocks, provokes and disrupts public order, religious values and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Hanoi seeks hosting F1 race

HANOI --- Hanoi is planning to bring the world-famous Formula One car race to the capital, Government Office chairman Mai Tien Dung confirmed last week. During a press conference following a closed regular cabinet meeting, Dung said that the Law on Sports allowed Vietnam to host international sports events, including the F1 race. Hanoi initially proposed to the Government to organize the race around the iconic Hoan Kiem (Returned Sword) Lake and along the adjacent streets in the city centre, but the idea was rejected after thorough reviews by both the city and ministries of planning and investment, and culture, sports and tourism. The capital then wanted to host the game in the My D...Keep on reading: Hanoi seeks hosting F1 race.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Saudi-led coalition admits mistakes in deadly Yemen bus strike

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – The Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen admitted on Saturday, September 1, that "mistakes" had been made in an August air strike that killed 51 people including 40 children . The bombing on a crowded market in part of northern Yemen held by Huthi rebels killed a total ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 1st, 2018

After driving ban ends, Saudi women taste thrill of speed

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Donning a helmet inside a pearl silver sports sedan, Rana Almimoni skids and drifts around a Riyadh park, engine roaring, tires screeching and clouds of dust billowing from the back. For Saudi women, such adrenaline rushes were unimaginable just weeks ago. Speed-crazed women drivers are bound to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018

ASIAN GAMES: Philippines looks to end 24-year medal drought in athletics

JAKARTA — If Eric Shawn Cray can just make a repeat performance of his semifinal running in the 400m hurdles of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics, there is a big chance he might win the gold in the 18th Asian Games. Cray, whose pet event was originally set on Monday, will try to qualify first in the re-scheduled 400m hurdles at 11 a.m. on Sunday and hope to take it from there in an effort to win the Philippines’ first medal in the Asian Games in 24 years. The 29-year-old Cray ran the 400m hurdles of the Rio Olympics in a blistering 49.37 seconds, which if he did during the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, would have easily dislodged the 49.71 of gold medal winner, Bahrain’s Ali Khamis, who is defending his title here. And from the looks of it, the Filipino-American is in tip-top shape. The two-time 400m hurdles champion of the SEA Games (Myanmar and Singapore) is coming off a gold medal in the 400M hurdles of the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships. He was also the silver medalist in the 60M Run of the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. “If everything goes right, many of our athletes can spring some surprises,” said Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association president Dr. Philip Ella Juico. Cray, who finished sixth with a 51.47 in the Incheon edition of the games, has improved since that performance. He had 50.04 in the World Championships in Beijing, China in 2015, before submitting a 49.07 during the 2016 World Challenge in Kawasaki, Japan, where he earned a silver. In the same World Challenge, this time in Madrid, Spain, also in 2016, Cray ran a scorching 48.98, his personal best, to likewise earn the silver, before his title-clinching 49.57 in the Asian Championships in Bhubaneswar, only last year. The last time the Philippines bagged an athletics’ medal of any color in the Asian Games was during the 1994 Hiroshima Asiad, courtesy of Elma Muros, whose 6.41-meter leap in the long jump competitions was worth a bronze. Aside from Cray, three more from the athletics’ team here plunge into action as marathoner Mary Joy Tabal, hurdler Clinton Bautista and long jumper Marestella Torres-Sunang get going. Tabal, the marathon queen of the 2017 Kuala Lumpur  SEA Games, starts the PH campaign for the day with the marathon at 6 a.m. “This is a special opportunity for Tabal to prove herself against the North Koreans, Japan, China and some of these middle eastern countries,” said Juico, “I don’t think she will be wanting in spirit. According to the report I got, she’s ready, she’s well-conditioned, she spent most of her time in Tuscany, Italy (training). We are hoping for the best as usual.” After Tabal, Bautista, the bronze medalist in the same Malaysia SEA Games, takes his turn as he tries to qualify in the 110M hurdles at 10 a.m. A four-time SEA Games long jump queen whose reign began in the Manila edition of the meet in 2005, Torres-Sunang makes what could be her last hurrah in these games as attempts to advance in the finals of the long jump competitions starting at 10:30 a.m. Meanwhile, SEA Games decathlon gold medalist Aries Toledo began his bid on a bright note as he placed second in the first event of his discipline, clocking 10.84 in the 100M behind Saudi Arabia’s AL QAREE Mohammed Jasem Al Qaree (10.77). He later ranked 4th in the high jump and eighth in the shotput. Newcomer Kristina Knott was scheduled in the 100M heats later in the day.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 25th, 2018

Canada concerned over reported Saudi death sentences for activists

MONTREAL: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed concern on Thursday over reports that human rights activists in Saudi Arabia face the death penalty. The two countries are locked in a diplomatic dispute triggered by Canadian criticism of the kingdom’s human rights record, but Trudeau said Canada continues to “engage diplomatically” with Saudi Arabia. Human rights groups [...] The post Canada concerned over reported Saudi death sentences for activists appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018