Minister of commerce and industry inaugurates new factories in Kharj

Updated 12 November 2012
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Minister of commerce and industry inaugurates new factories in Kharj

Riyadh: Minister of Commerce and Industry and Chairman of Board of Directors of Industrial Cities and Technological Zones Authority, Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah has inaugurated a number of factories in the Industrial City in Kharj.
In a press statement issued today, the Authority said that Dr. Al-Rabiah inaugurated during his visit a number of factories for producing plastic and thermal pipes, resins, and oil recycling.
For his part, the Authority’s Acting Director General, Eng. Saleh bin Ibrahim Al-Rasheed pointed in a similar statement to the completion of the first phase of development of Kharj Industrial City on an area of 7.5 million square meters with a governmental investment amounted to SR 522 million, in addition to allocation of land for 84 factories.


Ride-sharing app Careem says it was hacked

Updated 13 min 29 sec ago
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Ride-sharing app Careem says it was hacked

  • The Dubai-based competitor to Uber said in a blog post on Monday that it became aware of the hack on Jan. 14
  • While credit card information remains safe, Careem says that the hackers got access to customers' name, email addresses, phone numbers and trip data

DUBAI: The Mideast ride-sharing app Careem says it has been hacked.
The Dubai-based competitor to Uber said in a blog post on Monday that it became aware of the hack on Jan. 14 and that it affected "computer systems which hold customer and captain account data." Careem refers to its drivers as captains.
While credit card information remains safe, Careem says that the hackers got access to customers' name, email addresses, phone numbers and trip data.
Careem is one of just a few Gulf startups to be valued at $1 billion. The six-year-old company localized the idea of Uber by also allowing customers to pay by cash.
Among its biggest investors is an investment firm chaired by billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and the largely state-owned Saudi Telecom Co.