Madinah governor visits survivors of Al-Akhal bus crash

Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman visiting the injured in hospital. (SPA)
Updated 18 October 2019

Madinah governor visits survivors of Al-Akhal bus crash

MADINAH: Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, the governor of Madinah, visited the city’s King Fahad Hospital on Thursday to check on the progress of four pilgrims who were injured in a bus crash that killed 35 people near Al-Akhal on Wednesday.

The prince, who was joined by his deputy, Prince Saud bin Khalid Al-Faisal, wished them a speedy recovery. He spoke medics about the patients’ conditions, and stressed the importance of following up on their care and referring them for specialized treatment if needed. Prince Faisal also ordered arrangements to be made to host the families of the injured people while they recover.

The dead and injured were foreign nationals traveling on a bus that collided with a “heavy vehicle” on Hijra highway.
 


Saudi Arabia among top 10 in UN’s e-commerce index

Updated 09 December 2019

Saudi Arabia among top 10 in UN’s e-commerce index

  • The index ranked the Kingdom 49th in the global ranking

RIYADH: The UN e-commerce index ranked Saudi Arabia among the top 10 countries in the e-commerce sector. 

The index, issued by the UN Conference on Trade and Development, ranked the Kingdom 49th in the global ranking, rising three places in the general index.

The report indicated that the improvement achieved by the Kingdom came from two criteria: The proportion of Internet use — which has risen to 93 percent — and the rising postal reliability standard.

Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha said that this achievement came as a result of unlimited support from the leadership.

He added that the ministry works with partners to develop the Kingdom’s digital capabilities to invest in the growth of future projects in order to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plans.