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Thousands of Flag-Waving Female Football Fans Take Riyadh Sports Stadium by Storm in First-Ever Saudi ‘Classico’ Attended by Women

Thousands of Flag-Waving Female Football Fans Take Riyadh Sports Stadium by Storm in First-Ever Saudi ‘Classico’ Attended by Women

RIYADH, January 14 (CIC) – Thousands of cheering and flag-waving female football fans took King Fahd International Stadium by a storm on Saturday night to support their favourite team in the professional league game that pitted Al-Hilal against Al-Ittihad, the first ever Saudi ‘Classico’ game of top teams attended by women in the Kindgom’s history.…

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Three Japanese Firms Win Operational Licence at Saudi-Japanese Business Forum; 6 MoUs Signed

RIYADH, January 14 – The Saudi-Japanese Business Forum, held in Riyadh on Sunday under the banner of “Saudi-Japanese Vision 2030”, focused on the many partnership opportunities as the Kingdom braces for a gush of foreign investment. Some of the highlights of the one-day forum included three Japanese companies receiving investment licenses from Saudi Arabian General…

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King Abdulaziz International Airport Expects 10 Million Umrah Pilgrims in Current Season

RIYADH, January 14 (CIC) – Over 10 million Umrah pilgrims are expected to travel via the Hajj and Umrah terminals at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah from this Umrah season, according to data released by the airport. The arrival of Umrah pilgrims this year is “expected to significantly increase during the coming months, as…

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Professor Irwandi Jaswir of Indonesia Wins King Faisal Prize for Service to Islam

RIYADH, January 11 (CIC) – Professor Irwandi Jaswir of Indonesia, a renowned scholar in Halal science, has won the prestigious King Faisal International Prize for his service to Islam. The announcement for the winners of 2018 was made recently by Saudi Arabia’s General Secretariat of King Faisal International Prize. Prof. Jaswir – who helped to…

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Saudi-Japanese Business Forum to Discuss Investment Partnerships

RIYADH, January 12 (CIC) – The Saudi-Japanese Business Forum, organised by the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), kicks off on Sunday under the banner of “Saudi-Japanese Vision 2030” to discuss investment partnerships. Forum attendees include the Saudi Minister of Trade and Investment, Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al Qasabi; the Japanese Minister of Trade and…

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Iranian-Houthi Militias Target Al-Thawra Hospital in Taiz, Injures Civilians

RIYADH, January 8 (CIC) – Iranian-Houthi militia fired a number of mortar shells at the populated residential areas in eastern neighborhoods of Taiz on Saturday and injured several civilians in Al-Ashbat neighbourhood. Among those injured Yemeni civilians, Hassan Mohammed Al Hajj and Massad Naji, sustained shrapnel injuries from the exploded shell that landed in front…

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STATEMENT BY THE SPOKESPERSON OF THE ARAB COALITIONS FORCES FOR SUPPORTING LEGITIMACY IN YEMEN COL. TURKI ALMALKI

“At exactly 3:40PM, January 7, 2018, one of the Saudi Royal Air Force fighters crashed due to a technical failure, and the crash occurred within the area of operations during the aircraft’s return from an operational task to support legitimacy in Yemen. None of the aircraft’s crew suffered any injuries. The Joint Command of the…