King Salman promotes, appoints judges, government officials

King Salman issued a royal order on Sunday, promoting or appointing 10 new judges at the Ministry of Justice and 32 at the Board of Grievances. (SPA)
Updated 25 March 2019
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King Salman promotes, appoints judges, government officials

RIYADH: King Salman issued a royal order on Sunday, promoting or appointing 10 new judges at the Ministry of Justice and 32 at the Board of Grievances.
Justice Minister Sheikh Dr. Walid bin Mohammed Al-Samaani and President of the Board of Grievances and Administrative Judiciary Council Sheikh Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Yusuf both thanked King Salman for his continued support for the judiciary.
On Saturday evening, King Salman had issued a royal decree appointing new government officials.
In accordance with that decree, Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz bin Mohammed Al-Ohali was became governor of the General Authority for Military Industries; Dr. Hatem bin Hasan bin Hamza Al-Marzouki was appointed deputy minister of education for universities, research, and innovation; Dr. Saad bin Saud bin Majid Al-Fuhaid was appointed as an assistant to the minister of education; Mohammed bin Nasser bin Ali Al-Jasser was appointed as an assistant to the minister of labor and social development; Dr. Ahmad bin Salim bin Mohammed Al-Ameri was appointed as director of Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University; Dr. Mohammed bin Yahya bin Gharama Al-Shehri was appointed director of the Northern Border University; Abdulrahman bin Ahmed bin Hamdan Al-Harbi was appointed as governor of the General Authority for Foreign Trade; and Dr. Inas bint Suleiman bin Mohammed Al-Issa was appointed as director of Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University.
Dr. Tawfiq bin Adul Aziz Al-Sudairi, meanwhile, was relieved of his position as deputy minister for Islamic affairs, dawah and guidance.


Saudi border guards rescue French passenger from Red Sea cruise ship

Updated 19 April 2019
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Saudi border guards rescue French passenger from Red Sea cruise ship

JEDDAH: Saudi border guards rescued a French female tourist on Friday after she broke her leg on board a cruise ship in the Red Sea.
The 85-year-old was aboard the Costa Luminosa off the coast of south-west Saudi Arabia when the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center in Jeddah received an emergency call from the King Abdulaziz International Airport’s search and rescue center, saying the women needed emergency medical attention.The details of the message was passed to the Saudi Arabia Border Guards.
The border guard’s vessel Al-Lith was sent to meet the cruise ship near Al-Qahma, in the Kingdom’s south-western Asir region.
Lt Col. Misfer Bin Ghanam Al-Qarni, border guards spokesman, said the patient was transferred to Jazan, where she was then taken to Prince Mohammed Bin Nasser Hospital by ambulance.
The Costa Luminosa, which was traveling from Salalah in Oman toward Aqaba in Jordan, continued on its voyage.