2 Aramco workers die of injuries from plant fire

A view of Aramco’s Ras Tanura oil terminal where eight workers were injured in a fire last month. A fire also broke out Wednesday at Aramco’s Wasea oil facility near Riyadh, killing two workers.
Updated 20 October 2016

2 Aramco workers die of injuries from plant fire

JEDDAH: Two of several Saudi Aramco workers who were injured in a fire that hit the Wasea crude oil plant near Riyadh on Wednesday have died, the state oil firm said.
“We sadly announce the tragic loss of 2 workers and 16 injured from a fire incident in Al Wasea,” Saudi Aramco said in its Twitter account on Thursday.
No details were given. An earlier tweet said, the “The fire is under control. Company's operations are not impacted.”
Al-Riyadh newspaper had earlier said 17 people were hospitalized, with three needing treatment in intensive care.
In September, a fire that broke out at Aramco’s Ras Tanura oil terminal injured eight workers. 
The company is at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s wide-ranging Vision 2030 plan to wean the economy of the world’s biggest petroleum exporter off oil.

Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

Updated 22 October 2020

Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has praised the exceptional role played by women during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a speech delivered at the end of the W20, the G20 women’s engagement group, on Wednesday, King Salman said: “I would like to express my gratitude to the Women 20 Engagement Group for their remarkable efforts and commitment to deliver their agenda during these unprecedented times caused by the COVID -19 pandemic.”
The Saudi king described women as the source of evolution for any society and said that without empowered women it is difficult to reform societies. 
“Women are the main source of development for any society. Hence, without empowered women, it is almost impossible to implement any societal reforms given that women form half of the societies and they are the ones who raise up generations. Women has proven through history their remarkable role in leading change and in decision making.”
The king noted that Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 has dedicated special attention to discussing policies related to women across different ministerial and working group meetings.