Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal will announce the winners of the 2019 moderation award at a press conference at King Abdul Aziz University on Wednesday. The award, in its third year, More »

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

:: The Cabinet on Tuesday strongly condemned the attacks on two Saudi Aramco facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais and reaffirmed the Kingdom’s ability to effectively deal with such attacks and their impact. More »

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

:: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday that the Aramco attacks are a dangerous escalation. Justifying the terrorist attacks on the two oil facilities as a More »


Court reserves ruling in Musharraf case

KARACHI: A Pakistani court on Thursday reserved judgment on former military ruler Pervez Musharraf’s application to have a travel ban on him lifted, his lawyer said. The 70-year-old, who flew to Karachi last month to undergo medical tests, has been

Program turns beggars into successful entrepreneurs

Islamic micro-finance, which is based on profit-sharing and does not charge interest, can play a significant role in alleviating poverty and transforming the poor into successful entrepreneurs, said Mamoon Al-Azami, a senior community development specialist at the Jeddah-based Islamic Development

Burma caves point to a rich culture

The Burma caves, located a mere 66 km northeast of Riyadh, have stood the test of time. These caves are full of rocks with ancient inscriptions. The mount is considered one of the oldest in the region, dating back to

In MERS scare, hospitals lose business to pharmacies

Many residents here are avoiding hospitals because they fear contracting the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Waleed Al-Suhail, director general of Al-Jedaani Hospital in the Safa neighborhood, admitted that there has been a 70 percent drop in patients and

Iran says Syria vote will boost legitimacy of ally Assad

TEHRAN: Iran said Friday that next week’s presidential election in Syria, branded a farce by Western governments, will boost the legitimacy of its ally Bashar Assad. “God willing, the elections in Syria will be carried out without a hitch,” said

Rape victim’s mother attacked in India

LUCKNOW, India: Police say three men have been arrested in northern India for brutally attacking the mother of a rape victim after she refused to withdraw her police complaint. Superintendent Dinesh Kumar said Friday the men, including the father of

Private firms to train 16,000 Saudi youth

The Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) has created 16,000 training opportunities for young Saudis at local private firms this summer. It called on Saudis nationwide to apply for these positions by June 12. Mohammed Al-Abdul Hafiz, deputy general manager for

Other Side of the Mirror: Don’t bad-mouth the boss

By: Bikram Vohra In a test run done for a master’s degree in management it was seen that the best way to have your career shortened is by indiscreet talk. Especially against your superiors. The old hackneyed saying about walls

Why elections are sweet and sour

By: Bikram Vohra Whatever else one might say about the elections in India besides their having been the largest ever with over 850 million people taking part, the handing over of power was a tribute to the democratic process. While

Grand Mosque stampede rumors denied

Makkah police denied rumors circulating on social media sites on Thursday that three pilgrims were killed in a stampede inside the Grand Mosque. Officials clarified that four people sustained injuries after they were caught up in a melee. “Three of

Labor ministry raids businesses in Jeddah

  The Ministry of Labor has raided several businesses here to check expatriates’ residence and work permits, and whether Saudis are being employed as required by the law. Abdul Monem Al-Shahery, director general of the ministry in Makkah, said that

Jeddah commuters fume over ‘nasty’ bus drivers

The absence of local bus stops and shelters in the city has become a cause for frequent altercations between passengers and drivers fighting over a drop or pick up point. A passenger was bruised in a brawl with a hafila

Indian students excel in Grade 12 exams

Indian students writing the grade 12 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examinations have performed well across the country including in Jeddah, Dammam, Riyadh and Jubail. There was a 100 percent pass rate at the International Indian School-Jeddah (IISJ). Several

New law protects rights of house servants

  The Kingdom’s new labor rules, which govern the relationship between Saudi sponsors and their domestic help, stipulate that written contracts include workers’ salaries and the type of work to be undertaken by them in a bid to protect workers’

Unrelated men, women can’t have online chat: Scholar

Chatting between unrelated males and females on social networking sites is forbidden in Islamic law, said Abdullah Al-Mutlaq, a member of the committee of senior scholars. Al-Mutlaq said that having one-on-one chatting sessions is a form of “khulwa,” the Islamic

China pursues the holy grail of ocean energy, in a massive way

The future of energy generation.     China is the latest country to take on the decades-old challenge of generating electricity from the world’s oceans. Beijing has invested an estimated $160 million in tidal and wave energy projects since 2010,

Dubai deporting foreign workers based on flawed TB screening policy

It is sending back people whose chest X-rays show scars even though this is far from conclusive proof that the person has the disease.     Charanjeet Singh, 31, was deported from the United Arab Emirates in February 2013 because


War in space isn’t a prospect anytime soon – but the US is preparing for it, just in case Seven years after China tested an anti-satellite missile, US analysts believe it’s best to be prepared for war, which might come

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