Tillerson off to Middle East, South Asia with eye on Iran, Iraq

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to the Middle East, South Asia and Europe this week on a diplomatic mission focused on conflicts in Iraq and Syria and blunting Iranian More »

King Salman makes telephone call to Iraqi PM Abadi

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud made a telephone call to Prime Minister Dr. Haydar Al-Abadi of Iraq today. According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), during the telephone conversation, they reviewed More »

Saudi-Iraqi military talks held in Riyadh

:: The Iraqi Defense Ministry said that Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Othman Al-Ghanmi headed a high-level military delegation on Monday for a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia at the More »

UAE says to announce government reshuffle

:: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, said in a tweet a government reshuffle will be announced later on More »

Emir of Qatar: We are ready for dialogue to solve the crisis

:: Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said during the conclusion of his Asian tour in Indonesia that Doha is ready for dialogue to resolve the Arab boycott crisis. Sheikh Tamim More »


Category Archives: Abha

17 smugglers arrested, half ton of hashish seized in Saudi drug busts

:: Customs officers at the Al-Ahsa airport in Saudi Arabia have thwarted an attempt to smuggle around 110,000 Captagon pills found hidden in the luggage of a passenger who was traveling to the Kingdom. “During the inspection procedures of the

Civil Defense put on alert after rainstorms hit Asir region

Civil Defense forces in Asir continued their rescue efforts Tuesday of several people stranded due to floods. Flooding in the region caused road closures and the launch of warning sirens in Abha dam area. Civil Defense authorities said that rescue

Houthis target UN building in Saudi Arabia

Houthi militias targeted a United Nations building in the southern province of Asir, near Yemen’s border, News Agency reported. Pictures show the front of the build destroyed and glass shattered on the floor, with the reception area wrecked. A rocket,

Expat caught smuggling four illegal women

Police arrested a Somali man and four Ethiopian women he was transporting on Tuesday. Bisha Police reported officers inspected a vehicle driving on Bisha-Khamis Mushayt Road and found the four women and a child. The Somali man who was driving

Kingdom scores high in global tourism index

The World Economic Forum (WEF) ranked the Kingdom high in its tourism index placing it at the top for medical facilities, in 11th position for competitive prices, 31st in tourist spending, and 55th in richness of cultural heritage. The media

E-commerce creates more opportunities for Saudi women

Many economists stress the importance of electronic markets in Saudi Arabia, their financial mega-returns and the availability of jobs for young businesswomen. A number of economists and businesswomen believe these markets still need organization and codification of their work. They

Guarding Arabian heritage for 40 years

Bin Yahya Museum for Heritage in the Al-Nammas governorate is one of the most distinguished museums in the north of Asir in terms of variety and the maintenance of national heritage and identity. Local media met with owner Ali bin

Businessmen urged to select Asir region for new investment

Asir Gov. Prince Faisal bin Khalid

Asir Gov. Prince Faisal bin Khalid has called on businessmen to invest in the region and assured that any obstacles in the process will be removed. Prince Faisal pledged continued support to project in the region and stressed the importance

Most Saudis reject Daesh: Think tank

A whopping 92 percent of Saudis reject the Daesh terrorist group according to new research conducted by an American think tank. The study was conducted by the Washington Institute’s Fikra Forum, an online blog in Arabic and English focusing on

Degrees of 43 officials under scrutiny

The university degrees of some 43 senior government officials are being verified after the government departments refused to accept them without the attestation of the Ministry of Education. According to an informed source at the Ministry of Civil Service, the

Expats arrested for making alcohol

The Criminal Investigation and Search Unit in Khamis Mushait stopped a suspicious vehicle being driven by an expatriate who was found to be in violation of the Kingdom’s residency laws. Eleven unidentified maids were subsequently found when the vehicle was

Lost smartphone? Beware of Saudi women blackmailers

More and more young Saudi women are found involved in blackmailing men and extorting money, with some even boasting about their “successes,” thanks to social networking sites, dating apps and hacked smart phones. This is the latest phenomenon haunting society,

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

Young Saudi women becoming involved in blackmail

More and more young Saudi women are found involved in blackmailing men and extorting money, with some even boasting about their “successes,” thanks to social networking sites, dating apps and hacked smart phones. This is the latest phenomenon haunting society,

Schools reopen after Eid Al-Adha vacation

More than 5.5 million students on Sunday resumed school across the Kingdom after the Eid Al-Adha holiday. The Director of Educational Information in the General Education Directorate in Makkah, Abdulaziz Al-Thaqafi, said that the resumption of school coincides with the

Khula divorce cases rise 48% in Kingdom

There has been a 48 percent rise in women seeking khula divorces from their husbands this Islamic year compared to the previous year, according to figures released by the Justice Ministry. Khula involves a woman securing a divorce from her

Saudis winning top social media awards

Saudis have recently scooped several top awards for their use of social media, demonstrating their talent and commitment to issues affecting their communities. In March, a Saudi won most of the awards at the prestigious social media Arab Pioneer Awards

Legal expertise ‘vital for businesses’

The Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) has urged public and private businesses to attend the upcoming legal forum in the city to help improve the skills of industry workers and executives. The forum will be held at the

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