Mission seeks royal pardon for prisoners

RIYADH, Jan. 25- The Philippines Embassy is seeking a royal pardon for 477 Filipinos who are presently in prisons and reformatory centers of the Kingdom. An appeal has been made to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd through the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Riyadh wears a festive look on 1st Ramadan

RIYADH, Jan. 21 - A last-minute rush for food and other items was seen on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in Riyadh. Several organizations, meanwhile, announced new working timings, their Ramadan activities and other promotional programs.

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Prince Salman appeals for patients' assistance

RIYADH, Jan. 17- Governor of the Riyadh Region Prince Salman at a function organized by the "Patients Friends Society" called for generous assistance to be given to patients in general but especially those who can't afford the cost of medical treatment.

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Unified health system for Gulf states urged

RIYADH, Jan. - Health ministers of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) today called for the unification of GCC health systems and moves to evolve a unified and comprehensive medical screening system for the foreign manpower being recruited into the GCC countries.

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SABIC affiliate office opens in Indian capital

RIYADH, Jan. 5- Top executives of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation's (SABIC) led by Vice Chairman and Managing Director Ibrahim A. In Salamah today attended the opening ceremony of its affiliate office in New Delhi, according to a statement released by the company.

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Alert on dumping toxic waste sounded

RIYADH. Jan. 4 - A senior executive of National Lead Smelting Company (Rasass) today sounded out an alert on the illegal" dumping of hazardous waste from scrapped batteries into the soil.

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Al-Rasheed warns foreign mission schools against flouting regulations

RIYADH, Jan. 1 - Minister of Education Dr. Muhammad Al-Rasheed has threatened to close down some embassy- run schools which have not been complying with local laws and regulations. More than 35 foreign schools were closed down early last year following reports of irregularities.

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Ghazanfar Ali Khan