Category Archives: LifeStyle

Al Pacino and Oprah Winfrey in Saudi Arabia soon

Oscar winning actor Al Pacino and America’s top female talk show host Oprah Winfrey will visit Saudi Arabia as part of the General Entertainment Authority schedule for 2017. Pacino is set to be in the kingdom on May 11 and

Clooney’s mom reveals gender of actor’s twins

George Clooney

George Clooney’s mom is extremely excited to become a grandma again. Nina Clooney is so excited that she revealed the sexes of her son and wife Amal Clooney’s twins, reports Eonline. “It will be one of each! Yes, a boy

Kanye West puts hijab-wearing model on catwalk

Kanye West.

Rap superstar turned designer Kanye West broke boundaries by putting a hijab-wearing Somali-American model on the New York catwalk Wednesday, unveiling a new, more adult Yeezy Season 5 collection. Halima Aden, 19, made her runway debut on day seven of

E-link between general, appeal courts ordered

Walid Al-Samaani

Minister of Justice Walid Al-Samaani has ordered the electronic link between the criminal and family affairs and appeal courts on an experimental basis, according to a ministry statement. The step is meant to shorten times of cases, and speed up

Meet the Saudi teen behind the hijab… emoji!

Rayouf Alhumedhi

A dedicated “hijabi emoji” is set to appear on smartphones for the first time — and a 15-year-old Saudi teen is behind it. Rayouf Alhumedhi, who was born in Riyadh and now lives in Germany, proposed the new emoji sign,

Diabetes Day to promote a healthy lifestyle

Health Undersecretary for Public Health Abdulaziz bin Saeed will launch World Diabetes Day on Friday during a program organized by the National Center for Diabetes. “The Ministry of Health (MoH) is keen to activate World Diabetes Day which falls on

SR20m in aid for 4,420 young men and women for marriage

Engr. Saad Al-Zahrani

The Charitable Society for Marriage and Family Guidance in Jeddah revealed that 4,420 men and women were provided with SR20 million to get married. Saad Al-Zahrani, financial supervisor at the organization and member of the board of directors explained that

Bhutanese getting more sleep, lifting happiness index

People in Bhutan are happier now than they were five years ago according to a survey of social wellbeing released by the tiny Himalayan kingdom that, among other things, measures whether they are getting enough sleep. Mostly Buddhist Bhutan, wedged

Al-Hogail: Solving housing problem needs joint effort

Majed Al-Hogail

Housing Minister Majed Al-Hogail has underscored the need for joint efforts between the government and private sector to solve the lack of housing facilities for citizens. “The lack of housing units is due to various factors which have accumulated over

Riyadh among top ten destinations in OIC states

Riyadh was ranked among the top 10 destinations within the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for Muslims traveling for shopping purposes, according to a report. The report was released by MasterCard and CrescentRating just ahead of the upcoming Global Islamic

Traditional Asir dances ‘haram’: Fatwa

Saad Al-Hajri, Asir’s mufti, has issued a fatwa banning some traditional dances of the region. This fatwa was issued during a religious lecture in Mahayel Asir. Responding to a students’ question, the mufti said: “If people who perform traditional dances

Ministry’s insistence on dress code for female workers ignites heated debate

The Ministry of Labor’s decision to impose fines on female workers violating the dress code at their workplaces has sparked a heated debate. According to a local newspaper, the Ministry of Labor plans to impose a fine of SR1,000 on

KFF, IB launch pilot project

In an effort to boost educational standards in Saudi schools, the King Faisal Foundation (KFF) has teamed up with International Baccalaureate (IB) to run an ambitious education project for a cluster of 18 schools in the first phase. The project

’More women suffer from depression than men’

Psychologists said depression is considered one of the widest psychiatric illnesses in Arab and Western communities and hits 9 percent of males and 12 percent of females, a local publication reported. They noted that although depression is classified under mental

Janadriyah Festival to have Germany as guest of honor

Germany will be the guest of honor at the 30th Janadriyah festival starting Feb. 3, at the Al-Janadriyah heritage village located on the outskirts of Riyadh. “It is a great honor for Germany to have been chosen as the guest

Unique representation to highlight KSA’s rich culture

In a unique opportunity to promote local arts and culture, five Saudi artists representing the cities of Al-Ahsa, Dammam, Hail, Jeddah and Al-Jouf are participating in the first GCC handicrafts exhibition that began in Doha, Qatar on Tuesday. These artists

Environmental forum to focus on women’s role

The Saudi Environmental Society (SENS) is keen to provide the best solutions in working toward a more sustainable environment in the Kingdom. As a reflection of this, the organization is now planning the largest sustainable environmental forum in the Kingdom

Eid prayers to be offered in 666 Riyadh mosques

The Capital Bureau of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs Endowments, Call and Guidance has allocated 666 mosques and 23 open spaces in the Riyadh region for the Eid Al-Adha prayer that marks the start of the second biggest Muslim festival

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