Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

:: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday thanked foreign leaders, officials, envoys and citizens for their condolences on the death of Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, brother of King Salman. Chaired by the More »

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »


Monthly Archives: August 2014

Doctors in India remove foetus left inside mother for 36 years

Indian doctors remove the skeleton of a foetus that had been inside a woman for 36 year. NEW DELHI : Doctors in India have removed the skeleton of a foetus that had been inside a woman for 36 years in

Young Saudis take pride in doing humble work

A large number of young Saudis have joined jobs that were considered beneath them in the past and are proving that such negative traditions and norms are not an obstacle to their ambitions. It has become normal to see young

Pakistan safe haven for terrorists: U.S.

The pentagon has said Pakistan continues to be a safe haven for terrorists while lauding the efforts of the country’s military to eliminate extremism, which it described as a “common threat” for both the countries. “Extremists and the safe haven

India’s first jellyfish lake discovered

“This is probably the first jellyfish lake to have been found in India. The concentration and density of jellyfish is very high here. You can even see them from outside during low tide and when the water is clear,” wildlife

Three day talks between India, Pakistan ended inconclusively

The three-day talks between India and Pakistan here over designs of Kishan Ganga Dam and four other hydroelectric power projects at the Jhelum and the Chenab rivers respectively has ended inconclusively, but the two sides hoped to find a solution

Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

A Liberian doctor who was among three Africans to receive an experimental Ebola drug has died, the country’s information minister said Monday, as a top U.N. delegation promised more help for countries battling the virulent disease during a visit to

UN helicopter crashes in South Sudan

JUBA: A UN cargo helicopter crashed Tuesday in South Sudan’s war zone region of Unity state, the UN peacekeeping mission said, adding it was “deeply concerned” about the fate of the crew. The UN mission said it had “dispatched a

Ministry to tackle high rates of female employees quitting

Labor Minister Adel Fakeeh has announced that his ministry is addressing the issue of high quitting rates among females working at women’s stores. The minister’s statement came on the sidelines of his visit to a women’s call center at Mobily

Madinah ranked among top investment destinations

Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman said Madinah is an investment-friendly province, the investment competitiveness of which has been stressed by international indices. The prince made the comment while receiving Chairman of the Madinah Chamber of Commerce and Industry Muhammed

Riyadh, Jeddah top cases of marriage annulment

Riyadh and Jeddah have topped the Kingdom’s cities for having the largest number of marriage annulment cases owing to the husbands’ failure to pay alimony and the wives’ dissatisfaction with their marriages in the first nine months of the current

SRO signs contract for renewing first phase of main freight route

The President of Saudi Railways Organization (SRO) Mohamed Khalid Al-Suwaiket has signed a contract for SR122,891,216 with the branch of China Railway Construction Corporation Limited (CRCC) in Saudi Arabia to renew 78.4 km first phase of the main freight route

3,300 school buses to be added to existing fleet

The Ministry of Education has announced that it had ordered some 3,300 school buses for transporting students in schools across the country. The decision comes as part of the ministry’s efforts to facilitate students’ transportation to and from their schools.

Abdullah threatens Afghan vote audit boycott

KABUL: One of the two men vying to become Afghanistan’s next president is threatening to boycott a ballot audit from the country’s disputed presidential runoff, his adviser said Tuesday, a development that could further disrupt the already troubled process. The

Haj permit must to enter Makkah

Authorities have restricted entry into the holy city of Makkah to those without Haj permit or those residing outside the city limits. The move comes as the first batch of pilgrims from South Africa arrived at Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International

Janitor on trial in Jakarta rape case

JAKARTA: A closed-door trial began Tuesday for the first of five janitors accused of raping a kindergartner in a bathroom at a prestigious international school in Indonesia that is facing a storm of controversy following more abuse allegations. An American

Ebola has ‘upper hand,’ says U.S. health official

Ebola still has the “upper hand” in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts have the means to stop it, a top American health official said during a visit to the hardest-hit countries.

Six jailed for plotting to kill police officer

Charges include branding others infidels, issuing religious rulings encouraging dissidence, traveling to Yemen or other conflict zones to joint militants in battle and forging documents. The first defendant, who was charged with plotting to murder several police officers with the

Pakistan’s PM meets army chief amid political crisis

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met the country’s powerful army chief on Tuesday as a political deadlock over mass protests to demand the government’s resignation showed no signs of resolution. Pakistan has been gripped by peaceful anti-government protests

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