MoU signed to empower Saudi women in industrial sector

Updated 30 August 2018
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MoU signed to empower Saudi women in industrial sector

JEDDAH: The Saudi Industrial Property Authority (MODON) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Women and Children Social Commission to boost cooperation, increase efficiency, promote women’s participation in the labor market, and empower them to find suitable job opportunities in industrial cities.
The MoU also aims to contribute to non-profit societal development, support women entrepreneurs and empower their initiatives in the industrial sector.
The agreement was signed by MODON Director General Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Salem and the commission’s deputy head Hoda Al-Rowaished.
The MoU is part of MODON’s efforts to boost development of the industrial sector, said Al-Salem.


Saudi air defenses shoot down missiles heading for Makkah and Jeddah

Updated 20 May 2019
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Saudi air defenses shoot down missiles heading for Makkah and Jeddah

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces on Monday shot down two ballistic missiles heading towards Jeddah and Makkah, Al-Arabiya reported Monday, citing eyewitnesses.

The report said the missiles were shot down near Taif, just 50 kilometers from Makkah.

Al-Arabiya said Saudi authorities are expected to issue a formal statement later.

Houthi militants in Yemen have fired dozens of missiles at targets in Saudi Arabia.

In 2016 and 2017 the Arab Coalition supporting the Yemeni government said the militia had launched a missile towards Makkah.