The Saudi Council of Ministers approved today details of the Citizen’s Account (CA) policy and confirmed that the first payment will be made to eligible Saudi households on December 21, 2017.
The Citizen’s Account is a national cash transfer program that was first announced by the Government in December 2016 and opened for registration in February 2017. It aims to increase the efficiency of government benefits distribution by targeting potentially vulnerable socioeconomic tiers in society.
The Board of Directors for the General Commission of Audio Visual Media, which is chaired by Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al Awwad- the Minister of Culture and Information, approved the issuances of licenses for those interested in opening cinemas in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Due to the media reporting on the da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi purchase, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Washington, D.C. inquired from His Highness Prince Badr Al Saud’s office on the details related to the art piece’s purchase.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia followed, with great disappointment, the announcement made by the President of the United States Donald Trump, recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocating the United States’ embassy to Jerusalem.
The Attorney General, a member of the Supreme Anti-Corruption Committee, formed by Royal Order No. (A/38) on November 4, 2017 issued the following status update concerning the Anti-Corruption proceedings.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has expressed the country’s deep concerns over media reports that the United States of America’s (U.S.) Administration intends to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to relocate its embassy there.
An official with the Coalition Forces Supporting the Legitimacy in Yemen, in cooperation with the legitimate government of the Republic of Yemen, announced the receipt of the first Saudi Royal Air Force plane in Al Ghaidah Airport, located in the Yemeni Al Mahra province, now operating to receive aircrafts carrying relief and humanitarian assistance. The plane was carrying 5,000 tons of food provided by the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid.
The official spokesman for the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, Colonel Turki Al-Malki, said that at 8:20 pm on Thursday, the Saudi Royal Air Force (RAF) sighted the launch of a ballistic missile from within Yemen towards the Kingdom's territory. He further iterated that the missile was heading towards the city of Khamis Mushait in the southwestern province of Asir. Col.