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Yemen operation in line with Shariah rules — Al-Sudais

IN their Friday sermons, imams in several mosques across the Kingdom said Saudi Arabia’s decision on the military operation in Yemen was timely and historic with Imam and Khateeb of the Grand Mosque in Makkah.

It is time for Saudi Arabia to introduce compulsory military service

Every time Brig. Gen Ahmad Al-Asiri, spokesman for the coalition and adviser at the office of the Minister of Defense, delivers a daily briefing on operations in Yemen, I am glued to the TV.

Who stole the municipality’s bicycles on Jeddah’s Corniche?

It was a great shame to learn that eight of the free bicycles that Jeddah Municipality placed on the Corniche for public use were stolen.

REPAIRING wings of birds

REPAIRING wings of birds

WHEN Al-Bara Bin Al-Othman was growing up in Taif, he knew at a very early age that animals fascinated him. Growing up on a farm, he saw different kinds of species living in the wild.

Special-ed teachers propose overhaul

Special-ed teachers propose overhaul

INCREASING the incentives given to special education teachers will positively reflect on their performance and productivity.It will also encourage them to go the extra mile to achieve the goals of the schools they work for, Al-Riyadh daily reported, citing several teachers in the field.Special education teachers work with students suffering from all kinds of disabilities including autism, Down’s syndrome and other developmental and physical impairments.

Grappling with the surge in temporary marriages

Grappling with the surge in temporary marriages

THE Saudi Charitable Society for the Welfare of Saudi Families Abroad (Awaser) has warned Saudi citizens against engaging in any temporary marriage contracts abroad.

NOWHERE TO GO...

NOWHERE TO GO...

‘WHERE will we go,” asks eight-year-old Tiba Qeren, saying goodbye to the family home that, like those of many other Israeli Arabs, is condemned to demolition for failing to meet planning rules.“I’m afraid,” she tells AFP. “I know that they are going to destroy our home as they have others in Ramle,” the mixed Arab and Jewish town where they live, about 18 km from Tel Aviv.

Why Egypt’s culture minister is upset with obese staff?

Why Egypt’s culture minister is upset with obese staff?

ALLEGED remarks made by the Egyptian culture minister to a female employee over her weight sparked outrage among Egyptians and prompted a women’s rights organization to condemn his comments.

A BLESSING IN DISGUISE?

A BLESSING IN DISGUISE?

A typical day for Deborah includes classes on a manicured university campus and exercise in the evening — basketball, volleyball or aerobics. On weekends, she studies, swims or just relaxes.But the teenager's life now is one that was unimaginable 12 months ago. On April 14 last year, she was in a packed dormitory at the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, northeastern Nigeria, seeking a night's sleep before writing end-of-term exams.Boko Haram fighters stormed the school after sundown, kidnapping 276 girls. The mass abduction provoked global outrage and brought unprecedented attention to an insurgency that has devastated northern Nigeria since 2009.

Nigerian kids' drawings capture Boko Haram terror

Nigerian kids' drawings capture Boko Haram terror

BLOODY faces, headless bodies, burned houses — these are some of the stark and haunting images drawn by children who have fled deadly Boko Haram violence in neighboring Nigeria for the relative safety of a refugee camp in western Chad.

‘Securing #GenMobile’

‘Securing #GenMobile’

ARUBA Networks, Inc. is calling for businesses in Saudi Arabia to take action as a new mobile security risk report reveals that businesses are ill prepared for the high-risk.

Loft, a new name in the world of urban furniture

Loft, a new name in the world of urban furniture

JEDDAH witnessed the inauguration of Loft showroom a subsidiary of Zahran Holding, specialized in European sofas and livings.

Warning signs for possible sex abuse

Warning signs for possible sex abuse

THE rising number of sexual abuse cases calls for imposing stringent legislation to put an end to a worrying trend

Blood tobacco

It is often said that the world has become a global village; but, in fact, we are now living in a corporate world - a place manipulated by multinational corporations for their petty interests.

Pakistan should send troops to Saudi Arabia

With regard to the article “Selfishness on Pakistan’s part” (Apr. 15), the prime minister of Pakistan said that if something happens to the integrity of Saudi Arabia then Pakistan will send armed

Indians believe in peaceful coexistence

With regard to the article “A country that rides elephants” (Apr. 15), while the world is busy creating wars and causing human misery, India is busy advancing by leaps and bounds in business,

‘Football selfie controversy: Outpouring of support, sympathy for young waste picker’ (Apr. 7)

That young Saudi man is really brilliant. All of his intention was for the good.

‘Businessman starts campaign to help female convicts marry’ (Apr. 9)

Perhaps these women should be given counseling first and basic skills to equip them for a life outside prison before marriage.

‘Volunteering among Saudi youth on the rise: Expert’ (Apr. 9)

Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience and just plain loving one another.

‘New hours for health centers’ (Apr. 10)

I’m not generalizing but this applies to some individuals. Where regular duty is from 7 am to 5 pm, these individuals will come at 9 am.

‘Traffic in Jeddah is nightmarish to say the least’ (Apr. 10)

It is time to provide “mass transportation” within the city, going back and forth to the industrial area and in the middle of Jeddah within the residential area. As of now only taxis are available.

‘You can have the happily ever after’ (Apr. 10)

Let men and women pick their own partners

‘Pakistan committed to strong ties with Kingdom, says Sharif’ (Apr. 14)

It is a very tough decision for Pakistan. On the one hand, we have good friendship and relations with Saudi Arabia and if there is any threat to the Holy Mosques, it is our obligation as Muslims to

Protect young Saudi jobseekers from unfair expat competition

A large number of young Saudi male and female graduates are worried about finding jobs. Expatriate workers compete with Saudis and seem to dominate the private sector.

Tala Al-Shehri’s murderer executed

Tala Al-Shehri’s murderer executed

An Indonesian housemaid convicted of decapitating her employer’s 4-year-old daughter was executed in Yanbu on

Scholarships, annual prizes for innovators

Minister of Education Dr. Azzam Muhammad Al-Dakheel has said his ministry would give scholarships to innovators and institute annual prizes for creative individuals.

Saudi inventions showcased in Geneva

The Kingdom is participating with a delegation of young inventors at the Geneva International Exhibition for Inventions being organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a

Turkey ‘main factor’ in Idlib fall

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has said Turkish support was the main factor that helped insurgents to seize the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib from his government’s control last month.

Saddam deputy believed killed

Iraqi officials said Friday they believe that government forces killed Izzat Ibrahim Al-Douri.

Israel coalition talks run against the clock

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was holding talks Friday with potential partners to form a coalition government, less than three weeks from a deadline to form a new cabinet.

Iraqi forces recapture 2 towns

Iraqi security forces have gained full control over a contested area south of the country’s largest oil refinery Friday as part of ongoing operations to secure the rest of Salahuddin province

Algeria sees leadership vacuum

When Abdelaziz Bouteflika ran for a fourth term as Algeria’s president a year ago, the opposition cautioned that he would be too sick to govern.

Dealers in Europe on alert for looted Syrian artifacts

Dealers in Europe on alert for looted Syrian artifacts

AS armed groups in Syria and Iraq destroy priceless archeological sites, European authorities and dealers are on high

BITING THE BULLET

BITING THE BULLET

Like the bullet embedded in his neck that may kill him if removed, Philippine President Benigno Aquino believes it is

'Amazingly intact' WWII aircraft carrier found in Pacific

'Amazingly intact' WWII aircraft carrier found in Pacific

Experts have discovered a World War II US aircraft carrier that is "amazingly intact" despite languishing on the

Aussie woman praised for defending Muslim couple

A Muslim couple racially abused by a Sydney train passenger have thanked another commuter who defended them, with a video capturing the incident going viral on social media as police launched an

Paris warns Jakarta of consequences

The French ambassador in Jakarta on Friday warned Indonesia that executing a Frenchman on death row on drugs charges would have “consequences” for the bilateral relationship.

Turkish plane returns to Istanbul

Turkish Airlines says a Basel, Switzerland-bound flight is returning to Istanbul after a note saying there was a bomb on board was found in a toilet.

Malaysian PM, wife, sue politician

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife have sued an opposition parliamentarian for slander over comments suggesting they manipulated fuel subsidies for personal gain, the lawmaker said

Top Kashmiri separatist held after rally

Police arrested a prominent separatist leader in Indian-administered Kashmir on Friday after he headlined at a rally where supporters waved Pakistani flags and chanted pro-Pakistan slogans.

Middle East a major challenge for Hillary Clinton

Middle East a major challenge for Hillary Clinton

HILLARY CLINTON has begun her bid for the US presidency. Despite the advantage of being internationally known, she is

Djokovic-Nadal in semis

Djokovic-Nadal in semis

Winning a game against Novak Djokovic these days is quite an achievement. Even when you’re an US Open

Super show by Napoli

Super show by Napoli

Rafa Benitez worked his European magic again Thursday as a rampant Napoli produced a superb display to beat VfL

Bangladesh humbles Pakistan

Bangladesh humbles Pakistan

Centuries from Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim powered Bangladesh to its highest total and a victory against Pakistan

Doctor quits, problems mount for Bayern

Doctor quits, problems mount for Bayern

Bayern Munich Friday “regretfully” accepted the surprise departure of long-time team doctor Hans-Wilhelm

ROS stuns TNT to level series 1-1

ROS stuns TNT to level series 1-1

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters survived a 44-point career-high shooting by Jayson Castro and razed a 17-point

Rosberg outpaces Hamilton in Bahrain

Rosberg outpaces Hamilton in Bahrain

Nico Rosberg rose to the challenge by lapping faster than Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in practice for the Bahrain

Anderson claims record wicket against WI

Anderson claims record wicket against WI

James Anderson claimed a record-equaling wicket and England’s spinners kept their team on course for victory over the

Clarke sees Pietersen returning for Ashes

Clarke sees Pietersen returning for Ashes

Captain Michael Clarke may have hoped to have seen the back of Kevin Pietersen in Test cricket, but concedes the

Jordan awards ICD sukuk mandate

Jordan awards ICD sukuk mandate

JORDAN’s Ministry of Finance signed an advisory agreement on Thursday with the Islamic Corporation for the Development

Counting the cost

Counting the cost

JOE Terrence is the kind of voter, fed up with falling living standards, that David Cameron must try to win over if he

Rolls-Royce wins $9.2b engine order

Rolls-Royce said it had won a $9.2 billion order to supply engines for 50 A380 aircraft for Dubai’s Emirates airline, providing a boost for the British company after a torrid year of profit warnings.

Nissan expands air bag recall

Nissan is adding 45,000 small cars to a previous recall after a Louisiana woman was injured by flying shrapnel from an exploding air bag.

American Express tops 1Q profit forecasts

American Express posted a 6 percent increase in profits for the first quarter, but the company’s results took a hit from a stronger US dollar.

Nestle posts better Q1 growth

The world’s top packaged food maker Nestle on Friday posted better-than-expected growth in the first quarter despite currency exchange rates that hampered sales.

Psychotherapy: How can it help you?
Some people feel embarrassed to visit a psychologist for therapy. Others feel frightened by the thought of telling a tot
Political and sectarian conflicts are major challenges facing our region today. In order to confront these challenges and maintain
The letter signed by foreign ministers from 16 EU countries to the EU’s foreign policy head Federica Mogherini requesting that she expedite moves to ensure the clear labeling of goods produced in illegal Israeli settlements and sold in Europe is a significant blow to Israel for more than one reason.
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