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Saudi royal handouts to cost about $13 billion: minister

9 months, 11 days ago
RIYADH: A package of handouts to Saudi Arabian citizens to compensate them for cost of living increases will cost the government about 50 billion riyals ($13.3 billion) this year, the information minister was quoted as saying on Sunday.…

Saudi king orders new allowances to offset rising cost of living

9 months, 12 days ago
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia‚Äôs King Salman on Saturday ordered a monthly payment of 1,000 riyals ($267) to state employees over the next year in compensation for rising cost of living after the government hiked domestic gas prices and introduced…