Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

:: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday thanked foreign leaders, officials, envoys and citizens for their condolences on the death of Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, brother of King Salman. Chaired by the More »

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »


Exam time

Over three million intermediate and high school students all over the Kingdom started on Sunday the first day of their final academic year examinations. In Al-Khobar, a secondary school received its students with Oud incense, coffee, tea and dates. In

A hotel for pilgrims at Haj terminal

An exclusive hotel will finally be opened Tuesday for pilgrims who miss their flights at the Haj terminal of King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA). “A hotel has been established for pilgrims by the Civil Aviation Authority as per directives issued

Saudi businesswomen like to invest in education

  Moleha Al-Qahtani, an investor who was able to obtain financing five years ago to open a school that received several awards, said: “Investing in this sector is an investment in human capital and a contribution to building the community.”

Bangladeshis told to obtain machine-readable passports

The Bangladesh Embassy renewed its call on Sunday urging its countrymen to get machine-readable passports (MRP) as quickly as possible. “Although the deadline for the issuance of such passports has been set for November 2015, we do not want a

Abandoned cars irk Jeddah residents

Jeddah’s residents have expressed concerns about the rising number of broken down and abandoned cars cluttering the various neighborhoods in the city. Jeddah Mayoralty spokesman, Muhammad Al-Baqmi agreed with the residents and said that warnings will be given to the

OLG promotes cultural programs

The Oriental Ladies Group (OLG), with members from 7 Asian countries — Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal and Pakistan, met at the Indonesian ambassador’s residence on May 22 in Riyadh to discuss and exchange views on a number

Obama lands in Afghanistan for visit with US troops

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan: US President Barack Obama traveled to Afghanistan on Sunday for a surprise Memorial Day weekend visit to meet with US troops who are preparing to withdraw after nearly 13 years of war. Spirited out of Washington

Bahrain says no plans to return ambassador to Qatar soon

MANAMA: Bahrain on Sunday ruled out returning its ambassador to Qatar soon, signalling that efforts to resolve the unprecedented rift within the Gulf Cooperation Council have yet to bear fruit. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) recalled

It’s all systems go for school examinations

Exams commence today across the Kingdom, quelling speculation that the Education Ministry would change exam dates this year due to the coronavirus. Jeddah was calm over the weekend ahead of the exams, Over 259,000 students will sit the exams in

Of expensive infant formula

By: Rasheed Abou-Alsamh Several of my Brazilian friends who have babies have complained to me of the high price of infant formula, especially as some of their children are allergic to lactose and therefore have to buy special hypoallergenic formula

Top Nigerian Muslim preacher calls for unity against Boko Haram

ABUJA, : The leader of Nigeria’s Muslims on Sunday called for followers of the faith to unite against Boko Haram extremists, pledging the government full support to ensure their defeat. But the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, also

Pope: End ‘unacceptable’ Israel-Palestinian conflict

BETHLEHEM, Palestinian Territories: Pope Francis came face to face with the daily reality of Palestinians on Sunday, even touching the controversial separation wall, after calling for an end to the “increasingly unacceptable” Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The pope has said his three-day

Cell phone violations

  By: Adel Murad   In one week this month, 3,288 motorists were fined in Riyadh alone for using their cell phones while driving. This was the third most common violation after speeding and running red lights. But while other

All about visit visas

  By : Bikram Vohra   They came. Got them two transit visas because their relatives know my relatives, and my relatives said that if you can’t do it for relatives who can you do it for so please do

HotSpot: Oaths and swearing-ins

Bikram Vohra

By : Bikram Vohra In real terms Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif faces more flak for accepting Mr.Modi’s invitation to his oath taking ceremony. Though one does not expect any major breakthrough it is at least a step in the

After Washington, Moscow adopts ‘Look East’ policy

  By: Christopher R. Hill   The United States’ “pivot” to Asia, a process so delicately defined that even the name had to be changed to “rebalancing” to avoid any misunderstandings in Europe, now seems to have company, in the

Swine flu, MERS kill two women

A nursing college student has died in the Eastern Province after contracting the swine flu (H1N1) virus, said the region’s Health Affairs Directorate. Her death is the first caused by the virus in two years. Meanwhile, the Health Ministry announced

UN veto by Russia and China on Syria denounced

  The National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) has strongly condemned Russia and China for vetoing a UN Security Council resolution to refer the Syrian crisis to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for investigation into possible war crimes. In a

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