New center for Iranian studies launched in Saudi Arabia

Dr. Mohammad Alsulami announces the launch of Rasanah: International Institute for Iranian Studies.
Updated 14 March 2018
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New center for Iranian studies launched in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: The Arabian Gulf Center for Iranian Studies has launched an institute to conduct in-depth research and monitor the global media, said a statement issued here on Tuesday.
The new center Rasanah: International Institute for Iranian Studies will hold several intensive and intermediate courses approved by the General Organization for Technical Education and Vocational Training and the Ministry of Education, observed by strategic and linguistic experts from inside and outside Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Mohammad Alsulami, who previously initiated the Arabian Gulf Center for Iranian Studies, is the driving force behind this new initiative.
In addition to the continuation of previous research partnerships conducted by the Arabian Gulf Center for Iranian Studies with different research institutions, the International Institute for Iranian Studies aspires to expand partnerships with government and private institutions interested in the Iranian affairs.


First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

Updated 22 March 2019
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First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

  • Eleven women completed a one-year program conducted by Saudi Air Navigation Services

JEDDAH: Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) on Wednesday celebrated the appointment and start of work of the first batch of Saudi female air traffic controllers at an air traffic control center in Jeddah.
Eleven women completed a one-year program conducted by SANS in cooperation with the Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation. This is the first program to qualify women to work as air traffic controllers.
The academy initiative, in collaboration with SANS, seeks to create more jobs for women as part of a reform push to wean the economy off oil. Vision 2030 plan aims to increase employment and diversify revenue sources.
Earlier, SANS CEO Ryyan Tarabzoni said the state-owned company was prioritizing the hiring of women in the profession, as the country pushes to extend women’s rights in the country and also recruit more nationals as part of the “Saudization” project.