King Salman promotes, appoints 25 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 25 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal decree on Monday promoting 25 judges at the Board of Grievances at various levels. The Kingdom is taking various measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, More »

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missiles heading toward Mecca, Jeddah

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missiles heading toward Mecca, Jeddah

:: Saudi Arabia’s air forces on Monday intercepted two Houthi ballistic missiles over Taif, one heading for Mecca and the other for Jeddah, according to eyewitnesses. The Kingdom’s air defense forces were More »

Trump: If Iran wants to fight then that will be its official end

Trump: If Iran wants to fight then that will be its official end

:: US President Donald Trump threatened Iran in a tweet on Sunday, raising concerns about a potential US-Iran conflict at a time when tensions between Washington and Tehran have risen. “If Iran More »

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jubeir: ‘We don’t want war but we will defend ourselves’

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jubeir: ‘We don’t want war but we will defend ourselves’

:: Saudi Arabia is doing its best to avoid war in the region but stands ready to respond with “all strength and determination” to defend itself from any threat, the Kingdom’s top More »

King Salman convenes summit of Gulf and Arab states

King Salman convenes summit of Gulf and Arab states

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has called for the convening of two summits of Gulf and Arab states to be held on May 30 in Makkah. The meeting will be held in More »

 

New Riyadh governor lauds transport system

Newly appointed Riyadh Gov. Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz said he would continue his predecessor’s work to ensure the city’s residents have access to a world-class transport system. He said Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah

Nigeria asks UN panel to blacklist Boko Haram

Nigeria has formally asked the UN Security Council Al-Qaeda sanctions committee to blacklist the Islamist militant group Boko Haram after the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls, according to a confidential document obtained by Reuters. If there is no objection by

Jeddah’s American school to build new campus

The American International School-Jeddah (AISJ) plans to build a new campus to accommodate 1,700 students. The announcement was made at the headquarters of Zuhair Fayez Partnership, the project’s architects. The project would be completed by 2017. Monti Hallberg, superintendent of

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Three Acts Cause to Be Cursed

Three Acts Cause to Be Cursed   The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: Beware of the three acts that cause you to be cursed: Relieving yourselves… 1. Where people seek shade, 2. By the roadside, 3. Or in

PELE FEARS PROTESTS

 Brazilian legend, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, aka “Pele”, holds an autographed football during a press conference at the Universidad Anahuac in Huixquilucan, State of Mexico. Pele expressed concern on Monday that social protests in his country could prompt nervous fans

KING LEAVES FOR MOROCCO 

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah left Jeddah on Tuesday for Morocco on a private vacation. Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, other senior princes and top officials, saw him off at King Abdulaziz International

Car wash men are back on the streets

Car wash men continue to enjoy their jobs despite an earlier warning from the Jeddah Traffic Department forbidding residents from accepting car washing services from strangers. Many of these men, mostly Bangladeshi, are illegal residents and take up car washing

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Saudi women learn the secrets of incense making

For decades, women in the Gulf have been interested in perfumes and incense using it for special occasions or for different moods. Studies indicate that perfumes play a big role in the lives of Arab and Muslim communities being used

SR80-billion education overhaul approved

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has approved a five-year plan worth more than SR80 billion to overhaul the Kingdom’s education system. The plan includes building 1,500 nursery schools, training about 25,000 teachers, and establishing educational centers and

Anti-MERS trial vaccine raises hopes

The University of Maryland, in partnership with the US-based Novavax pharmaceutical company, has developed a vaccine that appears to effectively fight the MERS coronavirus in mice. Meanwhile, four deaths and six new cases of MERS were reported on Monday, bringing

Shaybah oil field can pump 750,000 bpd ‘for 70 years’

The Shaybah oil field in the Empty Quarter desert can pump 750,000 barrels per day for the next 70 years because of the innovative management of the site by Saudi Aramco, according to recent reports. The oil field, 800 kilometers

Kingdom bans Brazilian cattle

The Kingdom on Monday announced a temporary ban on the import of live cattle from Brazil following the discovery of new cases of the foot-and-mouth disease in one of the country’s provinces, according to the Ministry of Agriculture. This comes

Dutch rushing envoy to KSA over anti-Islam spat

The Dutch government is sending an envoy to Riyadh this week for high-level talks after the Kingdom slapped indirect sanctions on the European country because a far-right Dutch politician had insulted Islam and Saudi Arabia. Maurice Pourchez, first secretary for

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

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