Global scientists to celebrate 40 years of King Faisal Prize in Riyadh

Shown in this photo taken during the early years of the King Faisal International Prize are, from left to right, Prince Khalid Alfaisal, Prince Abdallah Alfaisal, King Fahad Bin Abdulaziz, Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz. (Courtesy of KFP website)
Updated 24 November 2018
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Global scientists to celebrate 40 years of King Faisal Prize in Riyadh

  • The two-day conference will bring global and local medical scientists together to share their latest research

JEDDAH: A “Pioneers in Medicine” conference to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the King Faisal Prize (KFP) will open at Alfaisal University in Riyadh on Dec. 1.

The two-day conference will bring global and local medical scientists together to share the latest research. 

It will be held under the patronage of Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, chairman of the KFP board and board of trustees, Alfaisal University and Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah.

The conference aims to gain a deeper understanding of recent advances in the Kingdom’s medical sector in areas such as cardiac surgery, urology, management of ear, nose and throat illnesses. AN Jeddah


KSA’s anti-graft agency Nazaha reports rise in corruption complaints

Nazaha has completed investigations into 59 percent of the complaints, with 4.4 percent referred to the Control and Investigation Board. (SPA)
Updated 19 February 2019
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KSA’s anti-graft agency Nazaha reports rise in corruption complaints

  • Nazaha announced the statistics as part of the National Strategy for the Protection of Integrity and Combating Corruption and Vision 2030

JEDDAH: Complaints to the Saudi National Anti-Corruption Commission, Nazaha, have risen by 50 percent in a single year amid increasing efforts to combat financial and administrative misconduct in the Kingdom.
Nazaha received 15,591 reports in 2018 compared with 10,402 the previous year, according to statistics released by the commission.
Financial and administrative corruption cases made up the bulk of the reports.
Nazaha has completed investigations into 59 percent of the complaints, with 4.4 percent referred to the Control and Investigation Board and 3.37 percent to the Kingdom’s Presidency of State Security.
The commission’s smartphone app received 29 percent of the reports, followed by the website at 23.6 percent, while 19.2 percent of the complaints were made in person at Nazaha’s branches. AN Jeddah
Nazaha announced the statistics as part of the National Strategy for the Protection of Integrity and Combating Corruption and Vision 2030.