Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal will announce the winners of the 2019 moderation award at a press conference at King Abdul Aziz University on Wednesday. The award, in its third year, More »

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

:: The Cabinet on Tuesday strongly condemned the attacks on two Saudi Aramco facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais and reaffirmed the Kingdom’s ability to effectively deal with such attacks and their impact. More »

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

:: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday that the Aramco attacks are a dangerous escalation. Justifying the terrorist attacks on the two oil facilities as a More »


Monthly Archives: August 2014

Google buys product design firm Gecko

Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. SAN FRANCISCO : Google on Friday confirmed that it bought Gecko Design to bolster its lab devoted to technology-advancing projects such as self-driving cars and Internet-linked Glass eyewear. Gecko Design specializes in

Saudi religious police distances itself from viral video

The Saudi religious police said the man who recently appeared in a video clip waving threats against homosexuals and those who blackmail young women is not one of its personnel. The Presidency for the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue

Dead floppy drive: Kenya recycles global e-waste

Amount of electronic waste generated globally last year is enough to fill 100 Empire State Buildings MACHAKOS : In an industrial area outside Kenya’s capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer

Book early, experts advise tourists

Planning ahead can save you a considerable amount of money, say experts from the Kingdom’s tourism sector. Booking domestic accommodation facilities early guarantees lower prices and averts disappointment at the last moment, according to Zeyad Mahfooz, a member of the

Riyadh to get more water next year

Riyadh will get 2.8 million cubic meters of water a day around the clock by next year. Riyadh currently gets 2.2 million cubic meters of water daily thanks to projects supported by Riyadh Gov. Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdul

Tunisia, Egypt close air routes to and from Libya

Tunisia and Egypt’s Cairo airport cancelled most flights to and from Libya on Thursday, officials said, days after the Libyan government said unidentified war planes had attacked positions of armed groups in Tripoli. A spokesman for the Tunisian Aviation Authority

60 Saudi students train in patient care

More than 60 students from nine different prominent Saudi medical universities were trained in patient care by a leading Jeddah hospital. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital helped students from King Abdulaziz University (KAU), King Saud University (KSU), the Ibn Sina College and

Investors realize tourism potential of old Jeddah

Investors are eying Jeddah’s downtown historical area thanks to the high turnout of visitors during Ramadan and the summer season. Several businessmen have reportedly been considering opening cafes and restaurants following the successful run of festivals and events held in

Guidance methods questioned after atheism clip surfaces

The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice arrested several people for blasphemous remarks against God and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) after a videoclip on atheism went viral on a popular social networking site.

West Africa Ebola death toll passes 1,200

Cases in West Africa’s Ebola outbreak this year have risen to 2,240, including 1,229 deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday, reporting the toll in four countries including Nigeria. The WHO said it was working with the U.N.’s World

Child survives stabbing attack by maid

A seven-year-old child who sustained stab wounds to the neck and hands after being attacked by his African housemaid in Asir is in stable condition. Miteb Al-Amer, the child’s father, said he never noticed anything unusual about his Ethiopian maid.


  Arab ministers to meet in Jeddah CAIRO — Saudi Arabia is to host a meeting of foreign ministers from several Arab states to discuss the Syrian conflict and the rise of Islamic State, Egypt’s Foreign Ministry announced Saturday. It

Contractors welcome foreign firms, demand equal treatment

Several Saudi contractors have said they are not against the Council of Ministers’ decision to allow foreign contractors to enter the Saudi market as long as they are given equal opportunities. They said all local contractors are hoping for the

35 Nigeria police ‘missing’ after Boko Haram raid

Thirty-five Nigerian police officers deployed to a training academy in the remote northeast are missing after a Boko Haram attack on the facility earlier this week, a spokesman said Saturday. The Islamists attacked the academy just outside the town of

Scholars underscore role of media in tackling extremism

A number of prominent scholars underscored the media’s pivotal role in effectively combating deviant thoughts and extremism. They emphasized the need for working out a joint charter by eminent scholars and media figures aimed at presenting the true image of

3 dead, 25 injured in head-on collision

MAHAYIL ASIR — Three people died and 25 others were injured in a head-on collision between two pick-up trucks in Mahayil Asir at dawn Friday. Spokesman for the Saudi Red Crescent Authority in Asir region, Ahmed Ibrahim Asiri, said the

2 Saudis among 33 killed in Egypt bus crash

CAIRO: Two buses collided near a popular Red Sea resort in Egypt, killing at least 33 people, a local health official said, in the country’s worst road accident in nearly two years. The buses were coming from opposite directions when

Blast target Iraq’s more stable Kurdish capital

A bomb exploded in Arbil on Saturday, the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan region, a relatively stable region after bombings targeted Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk in the same day, Reuters reported a local television network Rudaw as saying.

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