Category Archives: Taif

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 university’s appreciation for

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 reported. Turaif Al-Aama,

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 but also offered

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 Sea. Heavy rain

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 will continue until

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 least, at 10

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 age and hails

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 spokesman for Makkah

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 old neighborhoods where

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 death of Lt

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 came with the

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 to his post

‘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 aggravated following the

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 Prince Sultan bin

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 the Ardah dance

7 killed in road accidents

Five Pakistani expatriates were killed and two others seriously injured in a fatal road accident near Al-Oula, about 300 km from Madinah on Monday morning. “Four people including two men and two women were killed at the spot while the

Taif student hospitalized following vaccination

A female student who was administered the wrong vaccination in her school was admitted in critical condition at Al-Hada Military Hospital in Taif recently. Khaled Al-Shehri, a relative of 12-year-old Thikra, demanded an investigation saying that she had gone to

Civil Defense rescues 15 in Taif

Emergency teams of Taif Civil Defense rescued 15 people stranded inside their vehicles in Al-Muntazh neighborhood because of heavy rain. Col. Nasir bin Sultan Al-Sharif, media spokesman for Civil Defense in the governorate, said the governorate witnessed medium and heavy

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