Draft law calls for SR9,000 in unemployment compensation

Updated 05 August 2013
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Draft law calls for SR9,000 in unemployment compensation

Jobless Saudis will receive SR9,000 for the first three months in unemployment compensation and SR7,500 for each additional month without work, according to a draft law under an unemployment insurance system.
Article XII stipulates that any compensation should not exceed 100 percent of the average monthly wages, subject to subscription.
The compensation provided is 60 percent for the first three months and is based on average wages of the worker. It drops to 50 percent for any additional month.
The system defined the maximum time period for the disbursement of compensations to be 12 continuous months.
Disbursement of the compensation will stop in cases of death, if the unemployed earns a monthly income from any kind of work, or if the worker became completely disabled and unable to work.


A worker may not be eligible for unemployment if he or she is no longer registered with the Ministry of Labor, not looking hard enough for work, or has not joined a training program without an acceptable excuse.
When the worker reaches the age of 60, he will be entitled to a pension under the social security system.


Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

Updated 23 July 2019
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Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

RIYADH: The rector of the Islamic University of Brussels hailed Saudi efforts to promote moderate Islam, reject extremism, fight against terrorism, serve the religion and its followers, and respond to aberrant ideologies that have harmed the Muslim world.

Dr. Mustafa Khader Donmez also praised the programs carried out by the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance.

“The Kingdom has established specialized scientific, educational and media institutions, called for the unity of the Islamic nation, and cooperated with all that strengthens the nation’s unity and preserves its security,” he said.

“Saudi Arabia has been holding conferences inside and outside the Kingdom, to which it invited scholars and specialists, in cooperation with regional and international bodies to promote Islamic tolerance and address the causes of extremism and terrorism.”

Donmez said the Kingdom has invited Islamic institutions and international bodies to implement programs and events that fight extremism and condemn terrorism.

“The Kingdom is keen to promote international peace and communication between cultures and the followers of different religions through calling for interreligious and intercultural dialogue, a domain in which the Kingdom has been a pioneer,” he added.

Saudi Arabia “has taken the lead in spending for this purpose as it is in line with its high status on the Islamic and international levels,” he said. SPA Riyadh