King Salman issues his directives not to prejudice high cost of living allowances and bonuses

The royal decrees include a financial support package to help citizens adjust to economic reforms. (SPA)
Updated 08 January 2018
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King Salman issues his directives not to prejudice high cost of living allowances and bonuses

King Salman has issued a directive to the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) instructing banks not to deduct any funds from the cost of living allowances and bonuses issued through his recent decrees.

The Saudi government introduced measures last week to help citizens adjust to the new 5-percent value-added tax (VAT) and a hike in fuel and electricity prices.

The royal decrees include a financial support package to help citizens adjust to economic reforms.

The package includes citizens working in the state’s civilian and military sectors, as well as pensioners and students. It covers housing, education, health care and a rise in salaries.


Thunderstorms and winds expected in Saudi Arabia’s Al-Bahah region

Updated 21 April 2018
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Thunderstorms and winds expected in Saudi Arabia’s Al-Bahah region

  • Thunderstorms and surface winds will affect Al-Bahah until 18:00 Saudi Arabia Standard Time (SAST).

London: Saudi Arabia's General Authority for Meteorology and Environmental Protection stated on Saturday that the Al-Bahah region will experience thunderstorms and surface winds until 18:00 Saudi Arabia Standard Time (SAST).
Areas affected include Baljurashi, Al-Mandaq, and Al-Aqiq.
The Saudi General Directorate of Civil Defense advised people to stay away from valleys and streams, and to take the necessary precautions.