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Fahd approves appointments to regional assemblies
King Fahd of Saudi Arabia approved on August 5 the appointment of 200 men to 13 regional assemblies across the Kingdom for a new four-year term, part of political reforms introduced in 1993.
Saudi Arabia, Politics, 8/8/1997
Saudis reverse course on Lebanese potatoes
As the crisis with Saudi Arabia over potato exports came to an end, deputy speaker Elias Ferzli slammed Saudi Arabia authorities for allowing the beating and oppression of Lebanese traders at the countryıs borders.
Lebanon-Saudi Arabia, Agriculture, 8/8/1997
Saudi-Indian agricultural cooperation
Saudi-Indian cooperation in the agricultural sector has been extended until August 1998, following the success achieved under the red palm weevil pest control project.
Saudi Arabia, Agriculture, 8/7/1997
AIDS victims to be deported from Saudi Arabia
Saudi health minister Dr. Osama Shubokshi has said, Saudi Arabia will deport expatriates who have AIDS, whether they are overstayers or holders of regular residence permits.
Saudi Arabia, Medicine, 8/7/1997
Eight injured in hotel fire
Eight people were injured in a seven-storey Jeddah hotel fire, a Saudi newspaper said.
Saudi Arabia, Local, 8/6/1997
Saudi Arabia to start talks with WTO
Saudi Arabia says it hopes to join the WTO as an observer next year and become a full member by the year 2002.
Saudi Arabia, Economics, 8/6/1997
Food poisoning hits 35 in Saudi Arabia
Representatives from the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia met and decided on the punishment for workers that were responsible for a recent outbreak of food poising in Jeddah.
Saudi Arabia, Judicial, 8/5/1997
16 clinics closed down in Saudi Arabia
The Saudi government closed down 16 medical clinics in Jeddah for repeated violations of health regulations.
Saudi Arabia, Medicine, 8/5/1997
Water research center in Riyadh
For the purpose of carrying out research and projects relating water in Saudi Arabia, a water research center will be established in Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia, Science, 8/5/1997
Saudi Arabia turns back trucks carrying Lebanese produce
Trouble that may cause an another agricultural trade crisis reappeared following the rejection of hundreds of tons of Bekaa potato exports on the grounds that they did not meet packing specifications.
Lebanon-Saudi Arabia, Economics, 8/5/1997
Saudi national shipping company signs financing facilities with Manhattan bank
A Saudi Arabian shipping company signed two financing facilities worth 426.5 million US dollars with Chase Manhattan Bank.
Saudi Arabia, Business, 8/4/1997
Saudi to develop industry in Asir
Saudi Arabia plans to develop an industrial zone in the southwestern Asir farming region where 67 industrial projects will be implemented soon, the industry minister said.
Saudi Arabia, Economics, 8/4/1997
Dhahran general punished
US defense secretary William Cohen said he was blocking the promotion of the air force general in charge of a housing complex in Saudi Arabia where 19 US airmen were killed by a truck bomb.
Saudi Arabia, International, 8/4/1997
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