Saudi justice ministry appoints 100 women notaries

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Updated 25 October 2020

Saudi justice ministry appoints 100 women notaries

RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Justice has appointed 100 women notaries with the aim of facilitating judicial services for women and expanding their role in the Kingdom’s governmental justice sector. 
The ministry clarified that the newly appointed women notaries will officially start their work next Sunday with a specialized training program for a period of 3 months.
Many qualified women have been lately recruited at the Justice Ministry for the first time in the fields of law, Sharia, sociology, administration and technology, it said. 
In 2018, Saudi women began obtaining notarization licenses to work in private notary departments at the ministry of justice.


Saudi Arabia announces 17 more COVID-19 deaths

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Saudi Arabia announces 17 more COVID-19 deaths

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 345,622
  • A total of 5,857 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 17 deaths from COVID-19 and 302 new infections on Friday.
Of the new cases, 70 were recorded in Riyadh, 28 in Jeddah, 18 in Yanbu, 17 in Madinah, 14 in Dhahran, 14 in Makkah and 8 in Dammam.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 345,622 after 407 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 5,857 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.