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 »

 

Oil prices climb to $110 as US crude inventories decline

Oil rose to $110 a barrel on Wednesday, supported by an unexpected decline in US crude inventories last week and by persistent disruption to Libya’s output amid renewed fighting. The US Energy Information Administration report, released at 1430 GMT, said

Saudi businesswomen call for level-playing field

Saudi businesswomen here have called on government to level the regulatory playing field with men so that they can grow their enterprises. Foaz Al-Eid, a businesswoman, said the greatest challenge they face concerns their rights, in comparison to the scope

336 bottles of alcohol seized, 3 arrested

The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) and the police in Jeddah have arrested three people in possession of 336 bottles of imported liquor. The arrests and seizure comes after Haia officials and police officers

National Guard pushes for progress

National Guard Minister Prince Miteb bin Abdullah had a meeting with Saudi businessmen and citizens at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) on Tuesday. Addressing the audience in the forum, he said Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King

Jeddawis want early completion of metro

Jeddah residents have called on the government to complete the metro project as early as possible to give them relief from the heavy congestion on the city’s roads. The project approved by the Council of Ministers recently is expected to

Call taxi service launched in Riyadh

A Riyadh-based Saudi company has introduced an online taxi service that can be accessed via smartphones and on a toll free number. “MyTaxi Saudia” has begun providing services, with a soft launch held at the first Saudi Mobile Expo, which

South Asia tagged world’s most corrupt region

South Asia is the most corrupt region of the world and governments must strengthen their anti-graft agencies to prevent political interference and protect whistleblowers, Transparency International said Wednesday. The watchdog group found serious problems with anti-corruption efforts in Bangladesh, India,

Aramco to run delayed East Jeddah Hospital

Acting Health Minister Adel Fakeih has commissioned Saudi Aramco to help run the East Jeddah Hospital, which should have been operational two years ago. The Jeddah health department issued a press release last month promising that the hospital would open

Jeddah wedding halls 90 percent booked

Wedding halls in Jeddah are 90 percent booked as the busy summer holiday season approaches, owners told Arab News on Wednesday. Many people get married, hold birthday parties or other celebrations during summer, they say. Hassan Dlaimi, the owner of

IMF gives a thumbs up to Saudi economy

Saudi Arabia continues to play a crucial role in stabilizing the global oil market, which contributes positively to the global economy, according to the International Monetary Fund. “The economic outlook in Saudi Arabia remains favorable,” said Tim Callen, IMF mission

Aged man’s 17-year-old wife hangs herself

A 17-year-old Yemeni girl committed suicide in Asir region owing to an abusive relationship with her aged Saudi husband, Al-Riyadh daily reported. The victim, Ghadir, was brought to Asir Hospital in critical condition early on Wednesday morning where the medical

Man fleeing with someone else’s wife arrested

A Sudanese expatriate based in Riyadh has been arrested in Jazan for allegedly running off with the young wife of another man working in the Eastern Province. Security forces officers arrested him while he was allegedly attempting to cross into

Strong earthquake strikes off India

The quake was centered 275 km (170 miles) southeast of the port of Paradip in the Bay of Bengal at a depth of 40 km, the United States Geological Service said. No tsunami warning was issued. Residents in a wide

Egypt’s Mubarak convicted of graft, gets 3 years

An Egyptian court has convicted ousted President Hosni Mubarak of embezzlement and sentenced him to three years in prison. In Wednesday’s hearing in Cairo, Mubarak’s two sons, one-time heir apparent Gamal and wealthy businessman Alaa, were also convicted of graft

The Role of Women

Under Islam, women are accorded respect and rights which, until relatively recent times, were denied to the vast majority of women in the West. Whether single or married, under Islam, women are considered individuals with their own inalienable rights. Their

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Saudi top businesses tackle benefits of cloud computing

The Kingdom’s premier businesses are set to demonstrate the benefits of cloud computing and tech-driven innovations at the upcoming SAP Forum and SUGMENA Conference. At the event held on May 26, 2014 under the theme of “Innovate Your Future –

Citizen more important, King tells Prince Turki

Prince Turki Bin Abdullah, new emir of Riyadh region, took oath of office in Jeddah on Tuesday. He was sworn in before the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah. The King wished Prince Turki all success in the

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