First Saudi woman appointed as deputy minister of labor and social development

Saudi Arabia's new Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Development Dr. Tamader bint Youssef Al Rammah. (Archive)
Updated 27 February 2018

First Saudi woman appointed as deputy minister of labor and social development

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has appointed Tamader bin Youssef Al-Rammah as deputy minister of labor and social development, Saudi state news agency SPA reported.
The appointment, made on Monday, comes as King Salman approved plans for the development of the Saudi Ministry of Defense.
The plans outline the ministry’s vision and strategy and its organizational structure, governance and human resources requirements to meet the national defense strategy.
The king also announced a raft of key civil and military appointments in a series of decrees.


WATCH: Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

Updated 7 min 54 sec ago

WATCH: Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

  • Police say driver in ‘abnormal’ condition

RIYADH: Video footage captured the dramatic moment a car was driven at high speed across the courtyard of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, before finally smashing into one of the doors on Friday night.

Saudi security authorities then arrested a man who was pulled from the car, state news agency SPA reported.

Reports suggest the car was driven at high speed on a road surrounding the southern square the Grand Mosque, also known Masjid Haramain, SPA added, quoting the official spokesman of Makkah region, Sultan Al-Dossari.

He said the incident happened at around 10:30 p.m..

No one was hurt in the incodent the report added.

Investigators said the driver of the car was a Saudi citizen who was “in an abnormal condition.” 

The offender is being referred to the Public Prosecution office, it said.