‘Makkah Route’ Initiative to Ease Hajj Pilgrims’ Entry into Saudi Arabia Will Go Global

   Introduced recently in Malaysia and Indonesia, the service includes immigration pre-clearance at the pilgrims’ embarcation points   Initiative to be implemented in countries wishing to benefit from it:  Major-General Sulaiman Abdulaziz Al Yahya   RIYADH, July 21 (CIC) –Saudi Arabia has recently launched the ‘Makkah Route’ Initiative in Indonesia and Malaysia in order to facilitate…

CIC Logo Featured Image Square

Arabsat Informs FIFA Its Satellite Frequencies Not Used for Illegal Broadcasts of World Cup 2018 Matches

Investigation by seven independent satellite communications experts has confirmed that Arabsat’s satellite frequencies have not been and are not being used by “beoutQ” for such illegal broadcasts    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, July 16, 2018 — The Riyadh-based Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) informed Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) on Sunday July 15 that an…

Saudi Arabia Launches “Makkah Route” Initiative in Kuala Lumpur to Facilitate the Hajj Journey for Malaysian Pilgrims  

  All Malaysian, and some Indonesian, pilgrims will benefit from immigration pre-clearance at their embarkation points for Hajj 2018  The service will be implemented in other countries in coming years The Kingdom is already receiving pilgrims from some Asian countries   RIYADH, July 15, 2018 – Saudi Arabia has officially launched the ‘Makkah Route’ initiative…

In Another Saudi First, Women to Work as Investigators in Public Prosecution Office ‘Very Soon’

‘God willing, you will hear very soon about the presence of female members of the Public Prosecution Office undertaking their duties to the fullest’ – Attorney General  The Kingdom’s Vision 2030, spearheaded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, aims to increase the percentage of women in the workforce RIYADH, July 13 (CIC) – In yet…

Saudi Arabia Eyes Central Role in International Aviation Industry, Plans to Become Logistics and Transport Hub

  Kingdom plans to build airports across the Kingdom in the coming years  Under the “unified design” project, new airports will be built and existing ones will be developed. The move is part of a larger plan to turn the country into a regional aviation and logistics hub  While two new domestic airports will come up in…