Erdogan: Turkey-Iran operation against Kurd rebels always possible

:: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that a joint operation with Iran against Kurdish militants was “always on the agenda”, a week after Tehran’s top armed forces More »

UAE minister: Yemen solution lies in preventing Iranian interference

:: UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, has said that political agreement and adoption of a future state in Yemen depends on the will of the More »

Saudi Mufti to Qatar: Obstructing Hajj pilgrims dangerous, unacceptable

:: Saudi Arabia’s Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al Alsheikh has condemned Qatari authorities for not allowing its pilgrims to travel to Saudi Arabia for Hajj through air route. More »

Bahrain foreign minister: Qatar turned blind eye to King Salman’s initiatives

:: Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said on Sunday that Doha has not appreciated initiatives made by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman’s towards the Qatari pilgrims going More »

Nepal to hold Federal and Provincial Elections in November

:: With the approaching constitutional deadline over completing the remaining two tier of election, the Nepal Government has written to the electoral body to make preparations for holding the More »

 

Category Archives: Al Khobar

Saudi refinery operations not affected by transformer fire

:: The Saudi Aramco Mobile Refinery (SAMREF) at Yanbu is operating normally after a fire hit a power transformer at the gate of the facility on Saturday, a spokesman for a Saudi government body was quoted as

KSA hotel capacity increases in 2017

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) said the number of hotels increased by 6 percent in 2017 to reach 2,036 compared to 1,908 in 2016. Furnished apartments were recorded at 6,940 and hospital entities

Media, extremism among topics address at informal Shoura meeting

The media should scrupulously quote Shoura Council members and be precise when conveying members’ statements to the public, Speaker of the Shoura Council Sheikh Abdullah Al Al-Sheikh said as members addressed several issues. “We have shortcomings in

Crimes that led to Al-Nimr’s execution

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr

The Kingdom announced Saturday it had executed 47 prisoners convicted of terrorism charges, including Al-Qaida detainees and a prominent Shiite cleric who rallied violent protests against the government. The Shiite cleric, Nimr Al-Nimr, had been convicted of

Saudi Arabia to issue SR20bn of bonds next week: Maaal

Saudi Arabia’s government is in talks with local banks to sell them SR20 billion ($5.3 billion) of local currency bonds next week, the Maaal financial website reported, citing unnamed sources. A five-year tranche will yield 1.92 percent,

104 parking irregularities recorded in EP over 5 days for disabled parking

The Traffic Department in the Eastern Province (EP) stepped up its campaign to control offenders who deliberately grab parking places allocated for the disabled. This campaign resulted in a total of 104 irregularities within five days. The

Indian expats donate 282 units of blood for pilgrims

Indian expatriates in the Eastern Province donated 282 units of blood for Haj pilgrims on Friday. The event, organized by the Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamaath (TNTJ) at King Fahd Hospital in Alkhobar and the Dammam Central Hospital

Jubail woman conned out of SR13,500

A Saudi woman in Jubail, Eastern Province, was duped of SR13,500 after receiving a call that she had won a prize of $200,000. The anonymous caller, disguised as an employee of a telecom company, convinced the woman

SR1bn to develop infrastructure in EP

Alkhobar city

Development work on roads and traffic detours in Dammam and Alkhobar cause many traffic accidents and delays for commuters, especially during morning and peak hours. Major roads are undergoing repairs in the two cities causing citizens and

Adel Al Jubeir sworn in as new Saudi foreign minister

Former Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel Al Jubeir was sworn in on Monday before King Salman bin Abdulaziz as the kingdom’s new foreign minister, the official Saudi Press Agency reported. The top diplomat was appointed

Al-Qarni: Extremism awareness programs for students needed

A leading Saudi scholar has urged the government to set up awareness programs on extremism for young citizens studying abroad, to counter the influence of terrorist groups such as Islamic State. Sheikh Ayed Al-Qarni, who has 7.5

‘Govt bodies stalling on Saudization’

The Ministry of Civil Services said that insufficient numbers of Saudis were available to replace expatriates in the public sector, with 74,000 foreigners currently employed with the government. The ministry said in a report that there was

Dhahran hotel employees donate blood for use during emergencies in Haj

About 50 hotel employees volunteered to donate blood in support of a corporate responsibility initiative by DoubleTree by Hilton in Dhahran on Thursday. “The Gift of Life — Donate Blood” campaign, under the supervision of the hotel’s

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

SR168m deal to run Causeway

The King Fahd Causeway Authority has signed a five-year operation and maintenance contract valued at SR168 million with the Kuwaiti-based Mudeer Contracting Co. The contract involves comprehensive maintenance, examination and operation of the causeway from both the

KINGDOM NEWS ROUNDUP

  Duties of mosque employees defined RIYADH — The Ministry of Islamic Affairs and Endowments has issued a booklet defining the duties of mosque employees, including the imam and muezzin. The acting deputy minister for mosques’ affairs,

NATIONAL NEWS ROUNDUP

  Blackmailer attacks Haia member DAMMAM — A member of the Dammam branch of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) was assaulted by a youth accused of blackmailing another young man.

Why do maids in Kingdom commit such gruesome murders?

There have been frequent reports in the media about gruesome murders being committed by maids, in some cases against children, which raises the question of what is prompting maids all over the Kingdom to resort to violence?

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