Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to arrive in India on Tuesday as part of his Asian tour, which kick started in Pakistan and will end in China at More »

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

:: King Salman on Tuesday issued a royal decree to transfer investigations and prosecutions of customs cases to the Public Prosecution, instead of the General Customs Authority, within a period not exceeding More »

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

:: Senior officials from different government monitoring and anti-corruption agencies called on King Salman at his palace in Riyadh on Monday. The king stressed the need for fighting graft and the importance More »

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (center) at the launch of the King Abdullah Port on Monday. King Abdullah Port, the fastest-growing container port in the world, is considered a major success More »

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

:: Saudi investigators have recovered assets worth more than $106 billion in an anti-corruption crackdown ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the royal court said on Wednesday. The funds are in More »


Dammam, Qatif to have metros

The Council of Ministers on Monday decided to establish an integrated public transport system in Dammam and Qatif, including metros and buses within the next seven years. It also set up a high-level committee under the Eastern Province governor to

Need for special education centers in KSA

By: ABDULATEEF AL-MULHIM In the past few years, I heard of some friends and relatives who moved from Saudi Arabia to Dubai for a number of years and some of them commuted every weekend. Yes, they traveled every weekend. The

Make libraries part of our culture

Saad Dosari

By: SAAD DOSARI I have a confession to make; I have not been to a public library since my graduation from the university and that was around 10 years ago. For someone who loves books and reading, I find that

Saudi Aramco to set up gas stations

Saudi Aramco has disclosed plans to enter the Kingdom’s retail market by setting up gas stations fully owned by the company. “We had already begun implementing this project by the end of last year,” said the company’s annual report without

Spanish firms wooed to take part in $800bn KSA projects

Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, held talks here Sunday with King Juan Carlos of Spain on major regional and international issues and ways of strengthening bilateral relations. The meeting was attended by Deputy Crown Prince Muqrin,

Jeddah sees increase in number of lost children

There has been a sharp increase in the number of lost children in Jeddah. “We have something like 20 lost children under the age of 10,” Rami Al-Ghamidi, director of the Al-Birr Charity Society in Jeddah, told Arab News. “Some

Parts of Jeddah become a breeding ground for disease

While the Ministry of Health continues to battle the spread of the deadly coronavirus, other imminent health threats remain on the loose in the city. In fact, several parts of Jeddah have become breeding grounds for diseases and the municipality

Sport joy for girls

For the first time in Saudi Arabia, a government school has introduced sports for girls, after a call for the lifting of a ban on women in sports, press reports said on Sunday. Girls at Amal Institute in Jeddah competed

SR4.5m heist gang busted within 24 hours in Makkah

A gang of four Yemenis has been arrested for stealing an estimated SR4.5 million worth of jewelry from a gold store in Makkah’s Khanisa neighborhood on Friday. The gang was arrested within 24 hours of the crime by field teams

MERS, warns US expert

The biggest risk that Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) will become a global epidemic, ironically, may lie with globe-trotting health care workers. “This is how MERS might spread around the world,” said infectious disease expert Dr. Amesh Adalja of the

India: Challenge before Modi

Narendra Modi

If the scene at the headquarters of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in New Delhi resembled a carnival on Friday, it was not without reason. The success of the party in the general election to the Indian Parliament was

What do the Arab people want?

Author: KHALED ALMAEENA What do the Arab people want? A visiting journalist asked me this question last week. First of all, the Arabs are not a monolithic group, I told him. You have Maghreb Arabs and those of the Levant

How History Was Made

M.J. Akbar

By: M. J. Akbar What do we mean when we suggest that history has been made? History has to be something more than just another event; beyond a day’s or even a week’s headlines. History is a miser. It applauds

Saudi at 33 discovers he was born with one kidney

AL-AHSA — A young man and his family were surprised to learn that he was born with one kidney after 33 years of his birth. The discovery was made when Habib Ahmed Abu Khlaif suffered from kidney failure and his

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Renewable energy provides 6.5 million jobs globally

In 2013, approximately 6.5 million people were already employed in the renewable energy industry worldwide, a new study by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reveals. The study — Renewable Energy and Jobs — Annual Review 2014 — underlines the

Prince Faisal stresses high quality services for pilgrims

Prince Faisal bin Salman, Madinah governor, said that the outstanding success of the construction projects in the Prophet’s city should be accompanied by a qualitative leap in the humanitarian treatment of the visitors to Madinah. He was speaking during the

Mild infection ‘spreads MERS’

Five more deaths from the MERS coronavirus were announced on Saturday by the Health Ministry bringing the death toll to 168 since September 2012. The ministry said nine more confirmed cases of MERS have been reported in last 24 hours,

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