Ajeer program terms outlined

Updated 07 December 2014
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Ajeer program terms outlined

The Ministry of Labor has outlined the conditions of the Ajeer program that enables dependents of expatriate workers in the Kingdom to work in the health and education sectors.
There are a number of conditions governing the employment of dependents such as they have to be 18 at the time of application. According to sources, the dependent will sign a contract with the company he wishes to work for a minimum wage of SR 1,500. The dependent will be subject to the ministry’s procedures without the interference of the Passport Department.
Sources confirmed that the Ajeer program doesn’t allow transfer of sponsorship, although the dependent can continue to stay in the Kingdom even if the contract with the company has terminated.
According to the program, dependents can work in the educational sector, including foreign and private institutions and kindergartens in addition to the health sector such as nursing and related departments.
The ministry also stressed the need to register for social insurance.


Saudi leadership condole with Khashoggi’s family and relatives

Updated 22 October 2018
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Saudi leadership condole with Khashoggi’s family and relatives

  • King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman talked with the son of the late journalist on Sunday

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have extended their condolences to the family and relatives of the late journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi Press Agency reported early Monday.
King Salman expressed his deepest sympathy in a telephone call Sunday to Salah Jamal Khashoggi, the son of the 59-year-old journalist, who died in Istanbul early this month.
The crown prince also condoled with Salah Jamal Khashoggi by phone, the SPA said.
Khashoggi's son thanked the king and the crown prince, the report added. 

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir earlier said that the death of Khashoggi was the result of a “rogue operation” by people acting beyond the scope of their authority.