Saudi Environment Ministry: Falconry expo disease-free

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Falconry enthusiasts from more than 20 countries participated in the five-day exhibition. (SPA)
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Falconry enthusiasts from more than 20 countries participated in the five-day exhibition. (SPA)
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Falconry enthusiasts from more than 20 countries participated in the five-day exhibition. (SPA)
Updated 21 October 2019

Saudi Environment Ministry: Falconry expo disease-free

  • The Saudi Seasons program includes 11 festivals aimed at promoting the Kingdom as a world-class visitor destination

RIYADH: The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture examined falcons participating in the second Falcons and Hunting Exhibition to ensure that they did not have bird flu, according to an offical report.
The ministry also organized a pavilion at the exhibition to provide information about disease prevention. The pavilion included veterinary teams and advanced clinics.
Falconry enthusiasts from more than 20 countries participated in the five-day exhibition, the biggest event of its kind in the Middle East. Almost 305,000 visitors attended, and more than 350 exhibitors participated.
Organized by the Saudi Falcons Club, the exhibition showcased social, cultural, educational, scientific and artistic activities, as well as exhibitor displays of falcons and weapons used in hunting.
The event featured training workshops, lectures, children’s activities, and art workshops organized in partnership with the Saudi Society of Fine Arts.
The event was part of Riyadh Season, which runs until mid-December. The Saudi Seasons program includes 11 festivals aimed at promoting the Kingdom as a world-class visitor destination. 


Minister of Justice approves new bankruptcy case rules

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Minister of Justice approves new bankruptcy case rules

  • Justice Minister and President of the Supreme Judicial Council Dr. Walid bin Mohammed Al-Samaani has approved new rules regulating bankruptcy cases’ procedures in commercial courts

RIYADH: Justice Minister and President of the Supreme Judicial Council Dr. Walid bin Mohammed Al-Samaani has approved new rules regulating bankruptcy cases’ procedures in commercial courts.

These regulations were issued after an agreement with the Supreme Judicial Council, giving effect to provisions of paragraph III of article 97 from the executive rules of the bankruptcy system.

They were developed after a survey of the requirements of those cases’ procedures in commercial courts, exploring competent and relevant authorities’ perspectives, and benefiting from the most notable international experience.

They include 24 articles regulating the procedures for reviewing requests under the bankruptcy system and its executive rules in commercial courts. The provisions of rules included: procedures related to jurisdiction and judicial processes in bankruptcy applications, duties of the unit specialized in managing bankruptcy cases in court, procedures for submitting requests and records, suspension of demands, precautionary applications, the inspection of the application and adjudication and the mechanism for issuing rules and decisions and challenging them.

Some of the most important rules which will be enacted after being published in the official gazette are: charting the course of bankruptcy cases from presenting the application until adjudicating it, and determining the case’s timeframe while taking into account the nature of bankruptcy cases. The rules also included activating the role of the administrative unit specializing in bankruptcy cases, and benefiting from modern electronic means in processing those cases, in support of the speedy completion of bankruptcy cases and the improvement of procedural labor in commercial courts which will lead to increased efficiency in bankruptcy cases.

They are expected to have an important effect in the Kingdom’s future classification for resolving bankruptcy cases in the World Bank's annual Doing Business report.