Border guard lays down life; Yemen clashes erupt

Updated 29 June 2015

Border guard lays down life; Yemen clashes erupt

RIYADH: A Saudi soldier was killed in a rocket attack on the border with Yemen, the Interior Ministry said.
The rocket fire in the southern city of Jazan killed Faisal Mohammed Belqasem Maqaadi and wounded another soldier, the SPA said quoting a ministry statement.
It did not specify the source of the fire but cross-border shelling by Yemeni rebels has become common since Riyadh launched an air campaign against the Iran-backed Shiite Houthis in late March.
Meanwhile, at least five Houthis were killed Saturday in Yemen’s central province of Al-Bayda during heavy clashes with the Popular Resistance Front loyal to President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.
Other clashes between the two factions in Yemen’s western governorate of Raima led to the killing of a Houthi leader, according to the channel.
In Aden, at least 13 Houthis were killed after heavy clashes with the Popular Resistance broke out. The battles came after Houthi forces fired missiles at storage tanks at an Aden oil refinery, starting a large fire.
Aden’s deputy governor, Nayef Al-Bakri called for the intervention of the international community to save the war-torn city.


Saudi Civil Service Ministry links up with 90 other agencies

Updated 13 December 2019

Saudi Civil Service Ministry links up with 90 other agencies

RIYADH: The Ministry of Civil Service, through a strategic partnership with the e-government program “Yesser,” has linked central databases with 90 government agencies representing more than 86 percent of public sector employees.

The database connection was secured after the agencies completed the requirements for sending human resources data through the government integration channel according to the classification of groups specified by the ministry.

The ministry, represented by its Digital Transformation Agency, has provided more than 27 electronic services on its website, serving government agencies and public sector employees.

This includes the “Eltizam” (commitment) service to provide human resources data including personnel data, jobs, salaries, qualifications, leave and performance evaluation.

There is also the “My Career Data” platform, which enables civil servants and human resources specialists to review and correct data, providing access to historical career records and administrative transactions.

King Salman recently issued directives to government agencies to complete electronic connectivity with the Ministry of Civil Service, to provide human resources data within 120 days.

Decoder

What is Yesser?

It is a program that works as a link among Saudi government agencies in their e-transition journey. Yesser establishes, develops and manages several e-government initiatives and products in Saudi Arabia using the highest technical and security standards.