Female-only university starts hiring driving instructors in Riyadh

A Saudi woman uses her smartphone as she checks a car at ashowroom in Riyadh. (Reuters)
Updated 03 January 2018
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Female-only university starts hiring driving instructors in Riyadh

JEDDAH: Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University (PNU) in Riyadh on Monday started accepting driving instructor applications.
Females from all over the Kingdom come to the PNU, the largest university for women in the world, to pursue their studies.
As such, it has established a driving academy on its campus that will provide theoretical education and practical training.
“We’ve just begun to accept instructors’ registrations through our website,” the general supervisor for media management at the PNU, Amani Al-Hammad, told Arab News.
Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and certified trainer’s permit, and be either Saudi or a resident living in the Kingdom, she said.
Applicants are required to submit a copy of their national ID or valid residency card; a copy of a valid driver’s license; a copy of a recent medical examination; an attached CV as well as proof of educational qualifications; a certified trainer’s permit; and a second language certificate. Candidates must then pass an interview.
Women in Riyadh who have a valid driver’s license acquired from other countries can now apply for the job through the link: https://app.pnu.edu.sa/Drivers/driver/Registration.aspx


Tribal leaders from Saada demand the Saudi-led coalition continue military operations in Yemen

Updated 16 July 2018
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Tribal leaders from Saada demand the Saudi-led coalition continue military operations in Yemen

JEDDAH: The Iranian-backed Houthi militia has destroyed the Yemeni state and its social structure and marginalized all segments of the society, according to the Saudi-led Coalition spokesperson.
Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the Houthis have also destroyed Yemen’s history, represented by its civilization and its tribes. 
In a press conference held at the Armed Forces club in Riyadh, Col. Al-Maliki spoke about Houthi violations against the Yemeni state and how they marginalized segments of its community. The conference was attended by tribal leaders and their representatives from Yemeni’s Saada governorate. 
Al-Maliki said the violations are committed on a daily basis against the Yemeni people, depriving them of their rights and displacing them from their homes. 
He added that there is popular rejection for acts committed by the Houthi militia, including vandalism, sectarian strifes, and racist acts against Yemeni individuals. 
Tribal leader Sheikh Abdel Khaleq Bishr spoke at the conference, saying “the sons of Saada’s governorate still raise the banners of sacrifice and struggle against the Iranian-backed militia, which has lasted more than a decade and half until now.”
He appealed to the legitimate Yemeni government, represented by President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, and the Saudi-led coalition to support the legitimacy and continue the battle of liberation of Saada province, in particular, and the Republic of Yemen, in general.
Bishr said “the people of this governorate have sacrificed a lot to maintain the Arab identity of Saada,” adding that they “do not welcome any Iranian role or the presence of an Iranian policy agenda.” 
Finally, Bishr thanked the Yemeni army and the coalition forces supporting the legitimacy of the Yemeni government.