National Center for the Non-Profit Sector is planning to set up social business accelerators in Saudi Arabia to foster social innovation. The center’s CEO, Ahmed Al-Suwailem talking about the initiative said, “we seek, in partnership with nonprofit sector organizations, to establish and activate social business incubators and accelerators in all regions of the Kingdom.” Al-Suwailem further added that “investing in young national competencies has several aspects, including attracting young competencies to fund their nonprofit organizations, volunteering their time, knowledge and experience, donating their money, or joining nonprofit organizations, all of which contribute to community development and youth service.”
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The recent Hologic Global Women’s Health Index’s 2021 report, showed that Saudi Arabia and the UAE ranked 28th and 35th, respectively. The highest rankings for nations in the Arab world, ahead of the UK. A sociologist from the field of women’s affairs in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Mona Salahuddin Al-Munajjed, in a statement said, “I am proud that my country has made incredible positive developments in education, health, and other fields for both men and women.”
Saudi Arabia has issued over 171,000 administrative decisions against violators including both citizens and residents for breaching labor and residency laws, the General Directorate of Passports said. The violators were subjected to penalties for infringing the residency (iqama) system, labor laws, and border security rules. Depending on the severity of the offence, penalties were imposed including imprisonment, financial fines, and deportation from Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia’s Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Fayyadh Al-Ruwaili is on an official visit to Italy. During his trip, he is expected to meet with a number of high-ranking Italian officials. Following his arrival, Al-Ruwaili held talks with Italian Minister of Defense Guido Crosetto to discuss bilateral cooperation and ways to foster joint military coordination. Al-Ruwaili also met with the Italian Chief of the Defense Staff, Admiral Giuseppe Cavo Dragone at the headquarters of the Defense Staff. During the meeting, the two discussed matters of shared interests and ways to enhance that cooperation.
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Affairs minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan held talks with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka Ali Sabry in Riyadh. discuss ways to enhance bilateral coordination. At the meeting, the two reviewed bilateral relations and discussed ways to boost and develop them in various fields. They also explored possibilities of consolidating bilateral coordination in political, security, and multilateral fields at various levels.
During an official visit to Pakistan’s Islamabad, Assistant Minister of Defense Talal Al-Otaibi of Saudi Arabia met with Pakistani Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif. At the meeting, the two parties reviewed bilateral relations and discussed ways to enhance strategic cooperation in the existing and future defence fields. During Al-Otaibi’s visit, he also met with Pakistan Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Sahir Shamshad Mirza. They reviewed cooperation and joint coordination in the military field and discussed issues of shared interest. Read More News on Politics Watch Politics News on BNN YouTube Channel
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Taliban has said that 314 Afghan citizens have been released from Saudi Arabia prisons. The Twitter account of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Taliban published this news in a tweet on Wednesday night, January 25. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Taliban has claimed that this number of imprisoned Afghan citizens have been released following the efforts of the Afghan Consulate General in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Based on published information, 314 Afghan citizens were imprisoned in Asir, Jizan, Al-Baha, Abha, Taif, Madinah, Qunfada, Shamisi, Tabuk and Hada prisons.
CEO Eng. Mardhi Al-Mansour of the Jeddah Central Project at the Future Real Estate Forum in Riyadh said that the project will be inaugurated in 2027. Saudi Arabia to inaugurate. At the Forum he shared the details of the project, such as the completion of the demolition of over 400 buildings, more than 2 million cubic meters of space, and the Armed Forces Stadium Al-Mansour also said that they have completed 3 million safe working hours, executed the rehabilitation of lands and soil, and installation of mixing stations.
Around 51 judges have been promoted and appointed to the Board of Grievances at various judicial levels in Saudi Arabia by a royal order issued by King Salman. “The order demonstrates that the Kingdom’s leadership is committed to supporting the administrative judiciary and developing its performance with judicial competencies,” the President of the Board of Grievances and Administrative Judicial Council, Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Yousef, said in a statement.
Saudi Arabia’s minister of economy and planning, Faisal Al-Ibrahim met with the chairman, CEO and co-founder of private equity firm Blackstone, Stephen Schwarzman, in Davos. During the meeting, the two discussed the future of finance and ways to positively impact economic growth. The Saudi minister also held talks with the CEO of Lazard Investment Banking in France, Jean-Louis Girodolle, to discuss inclusive models for collaborative investment and transformative business solutions, and the CEO of pre-seed investment firm Techstars, Maelle Gavet, to discuss matters of mutual interest.