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muslims in Saudi Arabia

Saudi female student teaches poor children for free

She is a private tutor to many poor children. But she does not charge any tuition fees.
 
Zahra Hashem Al-Moslem, a Saudi female college student at Abdul Rahman Bin Faisal University in Al-Khobar, takes time off from her weekly schedule to teach poor children.
 
She told Al Arabiya English that the idea stared last year at a time when she was ill and being treated at a hospital.
 
 

Cost of eating out in Saudi Arabia rises at fastest rate in five years

The cost of eating out or enjoying a night’s stay at a hotel in Saudi Arabia increased at the fastest rate recorded in five years last month, according to government statistics.
 
August’s consumer price data show that restaurant and hotel inflation rose to a new high of 8.4 percent year-on-year in August from 7.6 percent year-on-year in July.
 
 

Saudi Arabia raises $2 billion with new Islamic bonds

Saudi Arabia has raised $2 billion in new sukuk, or Islamic bonds, completing its external funding requirements for 2018.
 
The transaction is the kingdom’s second international sale of sukuk after a $9 billion issue last year.
 
The bond sale was “part of the Ministry of Finance’s commitment to the development of the Shariah-compliant debt capital markets,” the country’s debt management office said in a statement on Thursday.
 
 

Saudi Arabia’s health sector is ME’s largest with SR150b spending

Minister of Health Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah announced on Monday that Saudi Arabia’s health sector is the largest in the Middle East with a spending of over SR150 billion.
 
Inaugurating the Global Health Congress with the theme of “Embracing the future” at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center, Al-Rabiah said that the ministry has launched ambitious health plans to restructure and reform the health system in a way meeting the potential challenges.
 
 

Saudi Ithra makes it to World’s Greatest Places' list

The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, (Also known as Ithra) was selected for Time magazine’s premier World’s Greatest Places 2018, a compendium of “100 destinations to experience right now.”
 
Featured in the August 24 issue, the list highlights 100 sites spanning six continents and 48 countries, selected across a range of categories and evaluated for quality, originality, innovation, sustainability and influence.
 
 

King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture features in TIME’s World's Greatest Places list

King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia figures in the TIME magazine’s list of the World's Greatest Places to visit during 2018. The list of the 100 must-visit places this year is to be revealed in the September issue of the magazine.
 
The magazine compiled the list of 100 places, which it says are the world's greatest locations to visit this year, and are “breaking new ground, leading industry trends and offering visitors an extraordinary experience.”
 
 

Baby boy born in Arafat holy site during Hajj

A baby boy was born at a holy site in Saudi Arabia while Muslim pilgrims were performing Hajj rituals on Monday.
 
A Saudi Press Agency report said a Jordanian woman gave birth to the baby at the Jabal Al-Rahma Hospital in Arafat .
 
Arafat, about 20 kilometers southeast of Makkah, is where Muslims performing Hajj go to pray on the ninth day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah in the Islamic calendar for the most important part of the pilgrimage. 
 
 

Family taxi cabs to be licensed for Saudi women driver only

The Public Transport Authority has approved granting licenses to the family taxi cabs which will be driven by Saudi women drivers only.

 

Saudi Arabian prince honors nurse

A Saudi nurse was honored by the Emir of Qaseem for rescuing a little girl suffering from a liver disease after she donated part of her liver to the patient.

Abeer Al-Anzi was rewarded for saving the girl and for later donating a portion of her jewelery to support a Saudi foundation for liver patients.

Prince Faisal bin Mashaal bin Abdel Aziz Al-Suood, Emir of Qaseem, who heads the Society for Liver Patients (Kabidak), commended Al Anzi’s “sense of responsibility.”

 

Shoura to discuss proposal to raise role of women in judiciary

The Shoura Council will vote on a proposal to strengthen women lawyers and legal practitioners after four weeks when it returns to session after the summer recess.

 
 

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