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Allied forces to facilitate relief work in Yemen

The Saudi-led allied forces would welcome all relief work being carried out by countries or humanitarian organizations in Yemen, according to Brig. Gen. Ahmad Al-Asiri.

US supports, to cooperate with proposed Arab force

The United States supports Arab plans to create a unified military force to counter growing security threats in the Middle East, and the Pentagon will cooperate with it where US and Arab interests coincide.

Yemeni expatriates slam Houthi rebels on Twitter

Yemeni expatriates in Saudi Arabia have expressed total support for Operation 'Decisive Storm' launched by the Kingdom and its Arab allies to restore constitutional legitimacy to Yemen and protect its people against the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels.

Nation’s security is our duty: King

Nation’s security is our duty: King

Preserving the security and stability of the country is a great trust (Amanah) and responsibility to be shouldered by all the people in the country, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman said here on Tuesday.

We are not advocating war: Prince Saud

We are not advocating war: Prince Saud

Iranian-backed Houthi militias and forces allied to former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh are ruining Yemen, said Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal on Tuesday.

Defense minister holds talks with senior Pakistani delegation

Defense minister holds talks with senior Pakistani delegation

Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, minister of defense, chief of Royal Court and special adviser to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, holds talks with Pakistani delegation.

Life normal, business as usual in southern region

Life normal, business as usual in southern region

Security situation in all the areas along the southern border region with Yemen is stable and residents are leading their daily lives normally and carrying out business as usual, a spokesman of the Border Guards said.

Donors pledge billions in Syria humanitarian aid

Donors pledge billions in Syria humanitarian aid

Kuwait and the European Union announced Tuesday around 1.6 billion euros ($1.7 billion) to help alleviate war-torn Syria’s humanitarian crisis, which Kuwait’s emir called the worst in “modern history.”

Despondent Gazans return to destroyed homes

Despondent Gazans return to destroyed homes

Despondent over the slow pace of post-war reconstruction, displaced Gazans have begun to return to their damaged homes.

UN, Myanmar leader hail draft peace deal

UN, Myanmar leader hail draft peace deal

Myanmar’s president Tuesday signed a draft national cease-fire with armed rebel groups that the UN hailed as a “historic and significant achievement” as the country tries to end decades of civil war.

Baby among 15 killed by landslide in Kashmir

Baby among 15 killed by landslide in Kashmir

Emergency workers in Indian Kashmir have recovered 15 bodies including that of a three-week-old baby.

Buhari claims victory in historic Nigerian vote

Buhari claims victory in historic Nigerian vote

The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) declared victory for its candidate.

Basel III requirements to strengthen Islamic banks’ liquidity management

Basel III requirements to strengthen Islamic banks’ liquidity management

Regulatory proposals for a liquidity coverage ratio for Islamic financial institutions could help address some of the industry's long-standing weaknesses, particularly the lack of high quality liquid assets (HQLA), Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said Tuesday in a report “Basel III Requirements Could Strengthen Islamic Banks' Liquidity Management”.

These messages are unacceptable

These messages are unacceptable

The Kingdom is fighting the Houthis to free Yemen from their grip and liberate the will, sovereignty and independence of the Yemeni people.

Female students present research papers on several pressing issues

There is hardly one percent support for Daesh (the so-called IS) in the Kingdom, a recent study has revealed.

Ministry reports 10 new coronavirus cases

The Ministry of Health reported 10 new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases from March 22 to 28.

Female wing of Jeddah Municipality offers superb e-servives

With the rise in the number of businesswomen, Jeddah Municipality’s female section opened its online portal for licensing and inquiries.

Saudi women should be thankful for what they have

With regard to the article "When will we reclaim Islam’s spirit of justice and respect for women?" (Mar. 28), women in Saudi society have never been treated badly by law.

Islam gave women rights

With regard to the post "'In no Arab land do women have dignity'", it is Islam that gave women rights. Women in the West are like a commercial item.

Driving schools cannot teach ethics and respect for others

With regard to the post "Driver's license exams must be upgraded" (Mar. 29), driving schools and driving instructors contribute only a small part to how arrogant and reckless drivers behave on the

Islamic reform is based on common sense

With regard to the article "The issue is not just changing logos" (Mar. 29), Islam is easily acceptable by all because it appeals to the highest intellect of humans and benefits the entire community.

Al-Fadhli signs contracts worth SR207m

Al-Fadhli signs contracts worth SR207m

Minister of Agriculture Abdul Rahman Bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Fadhli signed in Riyadh on Tuesday three contracts worth more

Tuition fee increase deadline extended

Minister of Education Azzam Al-Dakhil has extended the duration for private and international schools to apply for tuition fees increase by two weeks.

Pak CG marks National Day with community members

Pak CG marks National Day with community members

Consul General Pakistan Aftab Khokher and his wife hosted dinner on the occasion of Pakistan National Day Dinner on

19 Makkah restaurants shuttered for violations

19 Makkah restaurants shuttered for violations

The municipality of the holy city has shut down 19 restaurants and warned two foodstuff stores of closure for

Our children are doing us proud, says envoy

Our children are doing us proud, says envoy

Pakistan Ambassador Manzoor Ul Haq was proud with the achievements of Pakistani students at the Pakistani Board and

Pakistani poet mesmerizes audience with his Naats

Pakistani poet mesmerizes audience with his Naats

Naat is a poetry that specifically praises our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

US-led training for Syrian rebels to start in May: Turkish minister

A US-led programme to train Syrian rebels to fight the Daesh.

Syria launches cigar business despite raging war

Syria launches cigar business despite raging war

In Syria's northwestern province of Latakia, workers roll the country's first locally made cigars.

Turkey grinds to halt after massive power cut

Turkey grinds to halt after massive power cut

A massive power cut caused chaos Tuesday across Turkey, shutting down the metro networks in Istanbul and the capital

For Israeli teens, military is rite of passage

For Israeli teens, military is rite of passage

Israeli high school seniors have more on their minds than prom and final exams.

Western Libya rocket strike kills Filipino, wounds 8

Western Libya rocket strike kills Filipino, wounds 8

A Filipino was killed and eight people were wounded when a rocket hit the western Libyan town of Zawiya, a Libyan

Daesh attacks Syrian village, kills 30

Militants linked to Daesh (the so-called IS) killed at least 30 people in a Syrian village near the city of Hama overnight, a group monitoring the war said.

Iraq forces retake govt HQ in Tikrit

Iraqi forces have retaken the Salaheddin provincial government headquarters in Tikrit from the Daesh (the so-called IS) militants, a significant advance in the battle to recapture the city,

Pakistan executes four prisoners in Punjab province

Pakistan on Tuesday hanged four prisoners condemned for murder.

Bangladesh files cases against 4 over blogger’s murder

Bangladesh files cases against 4 over blogger’s murder

Bangladesh police on Tuesday filed criminal cases against two students.

Philippines ends offensive against small rebel group

Philippines ends offensive against small rebel group

The Philippine military on Tuesday ended a five-week all-out offensive against a small but violent splinter group of

Brazil’s ex-President Cardoso to defend jailed Venezuelans

Brazil’s ex-President Cardoso to defend jailed Venezuelans

Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso will form part of a team defending two jailed opposition leaders

Indigenous Bolivians flash new wealth with colorful mansions

Indigenous Bolivians flash new wealth with colorful mansions

Splashed in bright colors, sporting swank ballrooms and lavish apartments, new mansions are popping up in poor

India’s boardrooms scramble to appoint women before deadline

India’s boardrooms scramble to appoint women before deadline

Hundreds of India’s companies have failed to find women for their boards despite a last-minute rush to meet a

Thai leader moves to lift martial law, impose absolute power

Thai leader moves to lift martial law, impose absolute power

Thailand’s military-installed prime minister said on Tuesday he plans to lift martial law 10 months after staging a

Smooth sailing for top guns

Smooth sailing for top guns

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic moved closer to a possible fourth Miami Open trophy Monday by defeating Belgium’s Steve

Clubs win bigger say in UEFA

Clubs win bigger say in UEFA

European clubs will get a greater say in UEFA’s decision-making as well as extra cash from European tournaments.

Vettori confirms retirement

Vettori confirms retirement

Long-serving New Zealand cricketer Vettori called time on his international career.

Al-Attiyah tightens Desert Challenge grip

Al-Attiyah tightens Desert Challenge grip

Nasser Al-Attiyah strengthened his grip on the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge powered by Nissan.

Speedy Painters outrun Bolts to take Game 1

Speedy Painters outrun Bolts to take Game 1

Using their vaunted dizzying running game to the hilt in the final quarter, the top-seeded Rain or Shine Elasto

Hamilton ready to extend Mercedes contract

Hamilton ready to extend Mercedes contract

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is ready to sign a new contract that, according to media reports, could net

Australia names Fawad, Voges in WI, Ashes squads

Australia names Fawad, Voges in WI, Ashes squads

Leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed, batsman Adam Voges and wicketkeeper Peter Nevill were all called up by Australia Tuesday for

Japan's baby-faced assassins rout Uzbekistan

Japan's baby-faced assassins rout Uzbekistan

Goal-hungry Japan floored Uzbekistan 5-1 with an explosive performance in a friendly Tuesday.

GITEX Shopper Spring, Smart Living kick off

The third edition of GITEX Shopper Spring kicks off today (April 1) at Dubai World Trade Centre.

OPEC output hits highest since Oct.

OPEC oil supply has jumped in March to its highest since October as Iraq’s exports rebounded after bad weather and Saudi Arabia pumped at close to record rates, a Reuters survey found.

Growth of Construction Machinery Show 2015 bolsters Saudi economy

Growth of Construction Machinery Show 2015 bolsters Saudi economy

The mayor of the Eastern Province Eng. Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Jubeir has praised the growth of the Construction

GO and LG launch SmartTV awareness campaign in KSA

GO and LG launch SmartTV awareness campaign in KSA

Online TV entertainment in Saudi Arabia moves to the next level with an unprecedented campaign by GO, an online TV

Swicorp, Retal close ‘Ewan Al-Qayrawan Real Estate Development Fund’

Swicorp, Retal close ‘Ewan Al-Qayrawan Real Estate Development Fund’

Swicorp, a leading asset management, private equity and investment banking firm with a specific regional focus on the

Petchems, banks drag down TASI; rest of Gulf strong

Saudi Arabia’s bourse fell further on Tuesday in line with oil prices, while most other Gulf markets rose, reversing a pattern seen in the last few weeks when the Kingdom outperformed the region.

Models in gas masks highlight Indonesian environmental devastation

Models in gas masks highlight Indonesian environmental devastation

Wearing gas masks and designer dresses, models paraded down a catwalk against a backdrop of polluted, rubbish-strewn

Pakistani grooms face terror charges over wedding fireworks

Two newly-wed brothers in Pakistan could be facing long prison sentences after police arrested them on terrorism charges for letting off firecrackers during their joint wedding ceremony.

Would-be robber breaks leg, calls ambulance in Japan

A hapless armed robber in his 60s broke his leg while holding up a convenience store in Japan.

Japan company makes tear-free onions

The sobbing of a chef as he chops onions in the kitchen could be a thing of the past thanks to one Japanese company, which says it has produced a tear-free vegetable.

Nawazuddin still getting used to success

Nawazuddin still getting used to success

It is a story worthy of a Bollywood plot: the son of a north Indian farmer, one of nine children, rising to become the

Would anyone like a real job?
This is that wonderfully awful time of the year – the hiring season. For the last two weeks I have been part of a hiring
The Iraqi government has not yet driven Daesh (self-proclaimed IS) terrorists out of Tikrit. But advances have been made. Moreover, a significant change has just come about in the drive to retake the city.
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