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 »


Category Archives: Taif

New Taif projects reflect King Salman’s attentiveness to country’s development: Prince Sultan

Prince Sultan bin Salman

:: The inauguration of the new Taif projects by King Salman is a great event that reflects his attentiveness to the country’s development and proof that all Saudi provinces are in his heart, Prince Sultan bin Salman, the president and

$3 billion ‘new city’ at Taif

King Salman

:: Plans were approved on Sunday for a $3 billion “new city” at Taif, with more than 10,000 homes, a culture and heritage tourist center, technology and industry parks, a university and an airport. The project will occupy nearly 1,250

Saudi Arabia concludes Souq Okaz festival with march of families in Taif

:: Taif acting Gov. Saad Al-Maimouni sponsored the march of families of Taif (Homeland Unity) at the Souq Okaz in Taif. Abdullah Al-Sawat, executive director of Souq Okaz, said the march is one of the most important events of Souq

Saudi woman wins Okaz Entrepreneurship Award

Noha Al-Yousif

:: Saudi businesswoman Noha Al-Yousif won the first-place award at this year’s Okaz Entrepreneurship Competition at the level of both the Kingdom and the Arab world. Al-Yousif received the award at the opening of the 11th Souq Okaz, in the

450 Saudi actors and 35 riders roaming Souq Okaz

Souq Okaz

:: There are 450 actors and 35 horsemen wandering throughout Souq Okaz wearing traditional garb, telling the story of trade in the area in the olden days. Visitors can experience thousands of years of history in one location at the

BAE Systems to support outstanding Taif University graduation projects

Taif University and the Saudi company BAE Systems signed a five-year cooperation agreement to financially support special graduation projects and offer students scientific lectures. Turkey Al-Thubaity, university vice president for planning, development and community service, expressed the university’s appreciation for

Newborn Abandoned by Mother In Hospitals

Hospitals left to deal with newborns abandoned by mothers without IDs The Ministry of Health has said there have been frequent cases of women without legal IDs abandoning their newborns to avoid documentation complications, Makkah Arabic newspaper reported. Turaif Al-Aama,

2 wives ‘present’ younger wife to hubby, 70

A 70-year-old citizen of Taif got the surprise of his life when his two wives egged him on to get married a third time, and that too to a younger woman. They not only made the suggestion but also offered

Rain, snowfall forecast in north

Weather analyst Abdullah Al-Harbi has said that the north of the Kingdom is expected to witness severe cold with rain and snow. He added that northern areas will experience strong currents from eastern Turkey and the Black Sea. Heavy rain

People asked to stay away from valleys

The Presidency of Meteorology and Environmental (PME) on Thursday warned of low and medium-altitude clouds that are expected to form over Taif province and its surrounding areas, interspersed with rain-bearing storm clouds and active surface wind, which will continue until

Women have most scope in IT sector, says study

Women with specialization in information technology (IT) and related fields are much in demand in the labor market at 27 percent, followed by event management (24 percent) and photography (20 percent). The electrical maintenance demand was the least, at 10

Photo of Saudi suicide mosque bomber emerges

Security spokesman for the Saudi Interior Ministry has indentified the suicide bomber who targeted a mosque in Najran on Monday night as Saad Saeed al-Harthy. Al Arabiya has learned from official sources al-Harthy is 35 years of age and hails

Man kills grandma, uncle and Asian couple

Police arrested a man with a previous criminal record who allegedly killed two of his relatives and two neighbors in the Al-Sail area, north of Taif. Investigations are underway to determine the details of the crime. Media spokesman for Makkah

Taif residents decry water shortages

Several neighborhoods in Taif have been suffering from water shortages recently, according to residents. They said that they have had to queue for many hours outside water distribution points in the city for tankers. Many live in old neighborhoods where

Helicopter pilot loses life in Taif crash

A Saudi pilot died in a helicopter crash during a routine training flight in Taif on Sunday, a source at the Ministry of Defense announced. The crash occurred because of a technical glitch, which resulted in the death of Lt

Saudi policeman killed in raid, ISIS flags found

Yousef Abdullatif Shabab Al-Ghamdi

A Saudi policeman was shot dead on Friday during a raid in which three people were arrested and flags of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group were found, the interior ministry said. The killing came with the

Adel Al Jubeir sworn in as new Saudi foreign minister

Former Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel Al Jubeir was sworn in on Monday before King Salman bin Abdulaziz as the kingdom’s new foreign minister, the official Saudi Press Agency reported. The top diplomat was appointed to his post

‘Chemically upsized’ watermelons spark fears

Watermelons being sold in Taif by street vendors have caused alarm. There is a widespread fear that the product is genetically modified and chemically nourished to speed up ripening and increase its size. The fears have been aggravated following the

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