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Nine Football Players from Saudi Professional League Sign Loan Contracts with Spanish Clubs

RIYADH, January 22 (CIC) – Nine footballers from the Saudi Professional League (SPL) have signed loan contracts to play with Spanish clubs this year, under an agreement between the Saudi General Sports Authority (GSA) and the Spanish Football Federation. A ceremony marking the signing of the nine football players to Spanish clubs was held in…

Baby Haneen is Moved Out of Intensive Care at King Abdullah Specialized Children's Hospital in Riyadh

Baby Haneen is Moved Out of Intensive Care at King Abdullah Specialized Children’s Hospital in Riyadh

RIYADH, January 19 (CIC) – Palestinian newborn baby Haneen is in a stable condition and has been moved from pediatric intensive care to a children’s ward, 10 days after a successful operation to separate her from her conjoined parasitic twin. Dr Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, Royal Court advisor, General Supervisor of King Salman Humanitarian Aid…

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King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Ranks 7th Globally in Number of Patents Issued

RIYADH, January 16 (CIC) – King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) ranks seventh among the top 10 universities in the world in terms of the number of patents granted by the US Patent Office. The Riyadh-based university filed 183 patents in 2017, surpassing Johns Hopkins University, Harvard College and California Institute of Technology.…

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…