King Salman allows Qatari pilgrims to enter Saudi Arabia without electronic permits

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz instructed to allow Qatari pilgrims to enter Saudi Arabia via the land border without electronic permits. This decree came upon the mediation of Sheikh More »

South Korea’s Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula

:: There will be no war on the Korean peninsula, South Korean President Moon Jae-In said Thursday, despite high tensions over the North’s nuclear and missile programs. “All South More »

Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council to boost bilateral trade, cooperation: Commerce minister

:: Saudi Commerce and Investment Minister Majid Al-Qassabi said the Cabinet decision to establish the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council enhances the opportunities for trade exchange and joint cooperation to promote More »

Saudi Crown Prince meets members of Yemeni House of Representatives

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, met with members of the Yemeni parliament at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah. The members of Yemen’s House of Representatives affirmed their support More »

US decries ‘genocide’ of Christians, others by Daesh

:: The Trump administration denounced Daesh on Tuesday for carrying out “genocide” against Christians and other religious minorities in areas under its control. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said More »

 

Category Archives: Taif

Saudi Arabia concludes Souq Okaz festival with march of families in Taif

:: Taif acting Gov. Saad Al-Maimouni sponsored the march of families of Taif (Homeland Unity) at the Souq Okaz in Taif. Abdullah Al-Sawat, executive director of Souq Okaz, said the march is one of the most important

Saudi woman wins Okaz Entrepreneurship Award

Noha Al-Yousif

:: Saudi businesswoman Noha Al-Yousif won the first-place award at this year’s Okaz Entrepreneurship Competition at the level of both the Kingdom and the Arab world. Al-Yousif received the award at the opening of the 11th Souq

450 Saudi actors and 35 riders roaming Souq Okaz

Souq Okaz

:: There are 450 actors and 35 horsemen wandering throughout Souq Okaz wearing traditional garb, telling the story of trade in the area in the olden days. Visitors can experience thousands of years of history in one

BAE Systems to support outstanding Taif University graduation projects

Taif University and the Saudi company BAE Systems signed a five-year cooperation agreement to financially support special graduation projects and offer students scientific lectures. Turkey Al-Thubaity, university vice president for planning, development and community service, expressed the

Newborn Abandoned by Mother In Hospitals

Hospitals left to deal with newborns abandoned by mothers without IDs The Ministry of Health has said there have been frequent cases of women without legal IDs abandoning their newborns to avoid documentation complications, Makkah Arabic newspaper

2 wives ‘present’ younger wife to hubby, 70

A 70-year-old citizen of Taif got the surprise of his life when his two wives egged him on to get married a third time, and that too to a younger woman. They not only made the suggestion

Rain, snowfall forecast in north

Weather analyst Abdullah Al-Harbi has said that the north of the Kingdom is expected to witness severe cold with rain and snow. He added that northern areas will experience strong currents from eastern Turkey and the Black

People asked to stay away from valleys

The Presidency of Meteorology and Environmental (PME) on Thursday warned of low and medium-altitude clouds that are expected to form over Taif province and its surrounding areas, interspersed with rain-bearing storm clouds and active surface wind, which

Women have most scope in IT sector, says study

Women with specialization in information technology (IT) and related fields are much in demand in the labor market at 27 percent, followed by event management (24 percent) and photography (20 percent). The electrical maintenance demand was the

Photo of Saudi suicide mosque bomber emerges

Security spokesman for the Saudi Interior Ministry has indentified the suicide bomber who targeted a mosque in Najran on Monday night as Saad Saeed al-Harthy. Al Arabiya has learned from official sources al-Harthy is 35 years of

Man kills grandma, uncle and Asian couple

Police arrested a man with a previous criminal record who allegedly killed two of his relatives and two neighbors in the Al-Sail area, north of Taif. Investigations are underway to determine the details of the crime. Media

Taif residents decry water shortages

Several neighborhoods in Taif have been suffering from water shortages recently, according to residents. They said that they have had to queue for many hours outside water distribution points in the city for tankers. Many live in

Helicopter pilot loses life in Taif crash

A Saudi pilot died in a helicopter crash during a routine training flight in Taif on Sunday, a source at the Ministry of Defense announced. The crash occurred because of a technical glitch, which resulted in the

Saudi policeman killed in raid, ISIS flags found

Yousef Abdullatif Shabab Al-Ghamdi

A Saudi policeman was shot dead on Friday during a raid in which three people were arrested and flags of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group were found, the interior ministry said. The killing

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

‘Chemically upsized’ watermelons spark fears

Watermelons being sold in Taif by street vendors have caused alarm. There is a widespread fear that the product is genetically modified and chemically nourished to speed up ripening and increase its size. The fears have been

SCTA suspends ongoing tourism festivals

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has decided to suspend the ongoing and planned tourism festivals in the Kingdom to mark the death of King Abdullah who passed away early on Friday morning. SCTA President

Colorful start to Souk Okaz

Makkah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah

Souk Okaz has organized a beauty contest and race for Arabian horses on Saturday, it was announced here on Friday. This is one of many highlights at the top tourist attraction. There have already been performances of

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