MoU signed to empower Saudi women in industrial sector

Updated 30 August 2018

MoU signed to empower Saudi women in industrial sector

JEDDAH: The Saudi Industrial Property Authority (MODON) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Women and Children Social Commission to boost cooperation, increase efficiency, promote women’s participation in the labor market, and empower them to find suitable job opportunities in industrial cities.
The MoU also aims to contribute to non-profit societal development, support women entrepreneurs and empower their initiatives in the industrial sector.
The agreement was signed by MODON Director General Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Salem and the commission’s deputy head Hoda Al-Rowaished.
The MoU is part of MODON’s efforts to boost development of the industrial sector, said Al-Salem.


Coalition destroy Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia

Updated 23 October 2020

Coalition destroy Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia

  • The drone was targeting civilian areas in the south of the Kingdom
  • Saudi Arabia last week denounced the Houthi militia’s continued launch of drones targeting civilians in the Kingdom

DUBAI: Saudi-led Arab coalition intercepted a Houthi drone targeting civilian areas in the Kingdom on Friday, state news agency SPA reported.
“Forces of the Arab coalition have destroyed a drone launched by terrorist Houthi militants on civilian areas in the south,” Spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said.
Saudi Arabia last week denounced the Houthi militia’s continued launch of drones targeting civilians in the Kingdom.
The attacks are carried out in “a systematic and deliberate manner, which is a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law and its customary rules,” the Saudi council of ministers said in a weekly meeting.
The cabinet said the Kingdom wanted to “promote the values of pluralism and international cooperation stipulated in the United Nations Charter, in order to achieve sustainable development plans and goals and overcome challenges to reach a more inclusive and just world.”
The council reviewed a number of other issues and regional and international developments.
The ministers also said recent positive estimates of credit rating agencies on the Kingdom’s economy reflected its ability to face global economic challenges.