Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

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

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 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 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 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 »


Daily Archives: November 14, 2015

Malaysia Airlines may launch premium economy service

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) could introduce a premium economy option to attract long-haul business travelers as one part of a broader strategy to try to help it exit years of losses, its CEO said in an interview. The airline, which introduced

Swine flu spreading

A famous private medical center in west Jeddah has received dozens of swine flu cases over the past two days despite the launch of the seasonal vaccination campaign at hospitals and health centers in the province two weeks ago. Patients

Zero tolerance for blackmail

 Haia warns Saudi women against Web pitfalls Seventy four percent of the men who blackmail women seek sexual favors, according to the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (Haia). Fourteen percent do so for

The bullying boss — What happens when managers abuse their positions?

They scream, threaten and terrorize. Many Saudi employees report less than admirable relationships with their bosses. Frustration and sadness is a normal part of working life because of the abuse employees face from their managers. The turnover rate of Saudi

Freed Briton ‘ashamed,’ thanks KSA

Karl Andree

An elderly Briton who went home on Thursday after Saudi Arabia released him says he is “ashamed and embarrassed” about the actions that led to his arrest, according to The Telegraph. Karl Andree, 74, who was behind bars for being

Prejudiced perspective — UK press watchdog urged to act against media slurs on Muslims

The press watchdog in Britain must start considering cases of discrimination against groups of people, after some “grossly irresponsible” coverage of Muslim issues by some media, influential lawyers and community groups say. Britain’s Independent Press Standards Organization (IPSO) does not

EP runs out of flu vaccine

Concern is growing among citizens in the Eastern Province about the lack of sufficient amount of vaccine for the seasonal influenza virus at health centers in the province. Health practitioners have attributed the shortage to the provision of large quantities

Opposition dazed after Erdogan poll knockout

The stunning victory of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party in legislative elections has plunged the Turkish opposition into disarray, leaving it fighting simmering rebellions and baffled over how to challenge the strongman leader. Leaders of the traditional opposition parties are

Record oil glut stands at 3 billion barrels

The world is awash with oil having built record stockpiles in recent months and slowing demand growth combined with resilient non-OPEC supply could worsen the glut well into next year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said. “Stockpiles of oil at

Thousands to be sterilized in global ‘vasectomy-athon’

Thousands of men around the world are to be sterilized Friday in what organizers dubbed a global “vasectomy-athon,” to encourage men to take a bigger role in family planning and combat resistance to the procedure. Some 750 doctors in 25

Gum and roses: Syrian refugee children in sales, not schools

Rula has not had a three-month holiday from school, because she has not attended school for the last three years. With her broken shoes and dirty clothes, she begs for money on the streets of Beirut. Occasionally, she sells chewing

Thumbs down for idea to curb free Net-based calls

Netizens across the Kingdom on Friday expressed concern over a possible ban on the use of free Internet calls saying millions of people around the world who use smartphone apps are dependent on the facility to keep in touch with

Customs thwart attempt to smuggle in jewelry

Batha customs officers foiled an attempt to smuggle 14 kilograms of jewelry that included precious stones, such as diamonds, pearls and gold. “The jewelry was found hidden in one of the vehicles coming to the Kingdom via the port,” Customs

Leaders laud Myanmar polls as Suu Kyi secures majority

Myanmar democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition party on Friday clinched enough seats in Parliament to elect a president and form a government when incoming lawmakers convene next year. Results from the country’s election commission confirmed the thumping victory

Courts will identify women by fingerprints

The Ministry of Justice has announced that it will soon introduce an electronic system to identify women litigants by their fingerprints. The ministry is now in the process of finalizing the system, which would replace the traditional process, according to

Hollande, Obama vow to bolster counter-terrorism

President Francois Hollande and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama vowed to reinforce their counter-terrorism cooperation following the attacks in Paris, according to a White House statement. “The President reiterated the United States’ steadfast, unwavering support for the people of France,

10,000 homes without title deeds get power

The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has provided power to more than 10,000 houses here without title deeds in line with royal orders. Sources at the SEC quoted by a local publication said there are plans to provide a further 60,000

Security Council condemns ‘barbaric, cowardly’ Paris attacks

The United Nations Security Council condemned the “barbaric and cowardly terrorist attacks,” which claimed at least 160 lives in Paris on Friday. “The Security Council underlined the need to bring the perpetrators of these terrorist acts to justice,” the 15-member

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