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Six new RVF cases reported
Riyadh, 9 November 2000
Six new cases of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) were reported between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon, according to a statement issued here today by the media department at the Ministry of Health. No fatalities were reported, thanks to Almighty God, while 15 cases recovered. According to the statement, the total number of people infected since the appearance of RVF reached 611. Of these, 443 had recovered. There had been 100 deaths.

Source: SPA

Global Energy Forum in Riyadh

Riyadh, 8 November 2000
The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources will host the 7th International Energy Forum in Riyadh, from November 17 to 19.

More than 50 countries and international organizations will participate in the Forum with Oil and Energy Ministers and heads of international organizations attending.

This Forum is one of the most important international conferences in the energy sector since it focuses on the relationship between producing and consuming countries and offers a unique opportunity for the two sides to conduct dialogue on various issues of mutual interest.

The participants will attend four sessions and discuss various important issues including the oil market, the future of energy internationally, sustainable development and re-structuring of the oil industry and market.

The organizing committee has prepared a program for the official delegations including visits to Riyadh and al-Shaiba oilfield, as well as to the Holy Cities of Makkah and Madinah to perform Umrah (the minor pilgrimage).

Source: SPA

Prince Mishaal bin Majed to open UK exhibition

Jeddah, 7 November 2000
Prince Mishaal bin Majed bin Abdul Aziz, governor of Jeddah, is scheduled to open later today the Annual Exhibition of British Education and Training at al-Hamra Sofitel Hotel here. The two-day Exhibition will showcase more than 20 British universities and institutes. The Exhibition will be open for public from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Source: SPA

E-commerce to be focus of Gulf Net Symposium

Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 7 November 2000
E-commerce will be the main focus of the Gulf Internet 2000 Symposium and Exhibition, which will be addressed by Commerce Minister Osama Faqeeh at the Eastern Province's Chamber of Commerce and Industry on November 18.

The Symposium is entitled: “E-commerce: Concepts and Policies” and it will discuss the multibillion dollar electronic commerce phenomenon. Experts from the local, national and international information technology (IT) industry are expected to present papers at the Symposium which will continue until November 22.

The keynote address will be delivered by Dr Ibrahim S Mishari, Vice President of Information Technology at Saudi Arabian Oil Company.

Source: SPA

Shoura Council approves regulation amendments

Riyadh, 7 November 2000
The Shoura Council approved the amendments of the regulation for ownership of real estate in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries in today's first session, headed by the Chairman of the Council Sheikh Mohammad bin Ibrahim bin Jubair.

The amendments concern the number of real estate units which can be owned. These should not exceed three units in residential areas in any country, with the total permitted area not to exceed 3,000 square meters. The owner should build the units within 6 years starting from the date on which its ownership is registered in his name. He cannot sell or grant ownership to another party for four years from registration in his name, Secretary General of the Council Dr Homood Albadr told Saudi Press Agency.

Dr Albadr added that in today's second session, headed by Deputy Chairman of the Shoura Council Dr Abdullah bin Omar Naseef, the Council continued discussion of the general draft regulation on environment.

Dr Albadr said the Council decided to postpone the discussion of the other issues on its agenda to a future session. Part of today's session was attended by visiting Chairman of the Palestinian National Council Saleem Alzaanoon and the accompanying delegation.

Source: SPA

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