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Coronavirus infections to hit 1,000

Cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus infections have so far reached 913, rising from 897 last week and are expected to touch 1,000 in the coming weeks, the Health Ministry announced.

Ministry panel to review school fees

Education Minister Azzam Al-Dakhil has issued a directive to establish special committees to review the tuition fees of private and international schools following complaints from parents.

Jazan Economic Forum concludes

The Jazan Economic Forum (JEF) concluded here Thursday in the presence of the region's Emir Prince Muhammad Bin Nasser.

Saudi MUZUNGU in Kenya

Saudi MUZUNGU in Kenya

A team of three Saudis have returned to the Kingdom after spending several days in Kenya helping poverty-stricken people living in slums.

More security, more hardship

More security, more hardship

This winter is more peaceful than last for the people of Jaramana, a Syrian town on the Damascus outskirts that has been spared rebel bombardment since the army drove insurgents from a nearby settlement last year.

Online video for kids

Online video for kids

YouTube has more than 1 billion users and it’s certain that plenty of them are children. According to the DinnerTime Plus blog, 29 percent of kid’s total app usage (53 minutes per day) is related to video apps.

I’m Muslim and Don’t Pray. What Should I Do?

I’m Muslim and Don’t Pray. What Should I Do?

I think most of us know how it feels to struggle in our faith. We know from personal experience the ups and downs in spirituality, so it comes as no surprise that a characteristic of emaan itself is that it increases and decreases. But the problem is, for many of us, our faith decreases more than it increases.

Muslim Woman Helping  NASA Build Orion

Muslim Woman Helping NASA Build Orion

The story of engineer Soha Al-Qeshawi was published on NASA’s Arabic Facebook page as a success story. She is a brilliant young, Muslim woman of Palestinian origin, from the Gaza strip.

Introducing Moath Faraj Alofi

Introducing Moath Faraj Alofi

As five million photos are uploaded every hour, Instagram has not only changed the way we do things, it has changed the way we see them too.

Experts seek way home for Timbuktu manuscripts

Experts seek way home for Timbuktu manuscripts

A cultural treasure of sub-Saharan Islam, hundreds of thousands of priceless parchments sit on metal shelves in Mali's capital as archivists painstakingly classify and digitize them.

DIGITAL DELIGHT

DIGITAL DELIGHT

It was an amazing experience of digital delight in the land that gave us truly delicious Turkish delight. An array of digital devices — handhelds, home appliances and cameras — was unveiled and then exhibited in Antalya, Turkey, at the recent 2015 Samsung MENA Forum.

King: Need to fight fanaticism

King: Need to fight fanaticism

There is a growing need to fight extremism and fanaticism in all its shapes and forms, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman said in Riyadh Thursday.

Meet Sallam: Egypt’s potential Mars settler

Meet Sallam: Egypt’s potential Mars settler

HE always dreamt of going to Mars, but never in a million years did he think the Red Planet would ever really become his new home.

Saudia plane returns due to technical glitch

A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747-400 returned to King Abdulaziz International Airport shortly after takeoff on Wednesday due to a technical fault in one of the engines.

Asian film festival to start Saturday

The 8th Asian Film Festival will open in Jeddah on Saturday with the screening of the Japanese movie Robo-G at the Garden Residence of Consul General Matahiro Yamaguchi.

Streets to bear names of Companions

A total of 1,165 streets in Makkah will be named after the Prophet’s Companions, a special committee of the municipality has decided.

Traffic courts set up in 18 cities

Traffic courts in 18 cities and towns covering all the Kingdom’s regions started functioning about four days ago, Al-Hayat newspaper said on Thursday quoting the Justice Ministry.

Banks turn away low-paid workers

A number of private establishments and businessmen have accused the Kingdom’s banks of refusing to open bank accounts for low-paid workers.

Five bombs explode in Cairo, one killed

One person was killed and five others including policemen were wounded when five bombs exploded in Cairo on Thursday, security sources said.

Air strike near kills 17 IS militants

A coalition air strike near the Iraqi border town of Al-Qaim killed at least 17 Islamic State militants and nine civilians Wednesday night, a hospital source said.

Erdogan mocks ‘men who wear skirts’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday mocked men who wear skirts, in an apparent jibe at activists who wore female clothes at the weekend in a protest supporting women’s rights.

Moment of pride

Moment of pride

A man drives his motorcycle decorated with Kuwaiti flags on a highway in Kuwait City on Wednesday as Kuwaitis

How Iranian military chiefs operate in Iraq

How Iranian military chiefs operate in Iraq

The face stares out from multiple billboards in central Baghdad, a grey-haired general casting a watchful eye across

Austria passes ‘Law on Islam’

Austria’s parliament passed a law on Wednesday that seeks to regulate how Islam is administered, singling out its large Muslim minority for treatment not applied to any other religious group.

Sharp spike in Ebola cases: Freetown

Sierra Leone said on Wednesday it was seeing a spike in Ebola infections, blaming unsafe burials that threaten to undermine the recovery from the deadly epidemic.

Massive black hole challenges theories

Astronomers said Wednesday they had detected an “impossibly large” and ancient black hole that challenges theories about how these phenomena grew in the early Universe.

Attack on Turkish diplomatic vehicle kills 2

A Taliban suicide attack targeting a Turkish diplomatic vehicle belonging to the NATO mission killed two people in Kabul Thursday, highlighting the fragile security situation as the Afghan

Kejriwal pledges free water, cheap power

New Delhi’s new chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced Wednesday his government will halve power bills and provide free water to poorer households after his anti-corruption party won a landslide

3 New York residents arrested

Three New York residents from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan have been arrested for allegedly trying to join the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) group fighting in Syria, officials said Wednesday.

The menace of Boko Haram

The savagery and intransigent hostility of Boko Haram and the worrisome and apparently ineffective military campaigns of Nigeria’s army to contain it are a reflection of the type of leadership that

How can we lift the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia?

Like all progress in our conservative society, if women are ever going to be permitted to drive in the Kingdom, we must focus on modest steps to satisfy those on all sides of the debate.

Afghanistan scores historic victory

Afghanistan scores historic victory

The Afghanistan cricket team brought tremendous joy to its far-flung fans when it beat Scotland by one wicket in the

Lanka bounces back in style

Lanka bounces back in style

Tillakaratne Dilshan smashed an unbeaten 161 off 146 balls and Kumar Sangakkara marked his 400th one-dayer with a

Croatian teen dumps Murray

Croatian teen dumps Murray

Andy Murray was knocked out of the Dubai Championships Thursday, losing to 18-year-old Borna Coric 6-1, 6-3 in the

Berbatov returns to haunt Gunners

Berbatov returns to haunt Gunners

Former Spurs striker Dimitar Berbatov rolled back the years to score as Monaco pulled off a memorable 3-1 victory over

‘Use my left and right’

‘Use my left and right’

Underdog Manny Pacquiao said Wednesday he has a simple tactic to beat American favorite Floyd Mayweather in history’s

Gayle gives SA-WI Cup game a new look

Gayle gives SA-WI Cup game a new look

Chris Gayle’s stunning double century against Zimbabwe and A.B. de Villiers relatively modest performance against

Hadlee rates Aussies favorites against Black Caps

Hadlee rates Aussies favorites against Black Caps

Legendary New Zealand paceman Richard Hadlee believes Australia has a slight advantage heading into Saturday’s World

Changing landscape

Changing landscape

Some countries whose currencies are pegged to the dollar benefit from deflation brought about by the stronger green

Greek bank deposits return

Confidence is returning in Greece with money deposited in banks following an extension of the stricken eurozone country's bailout after weeks of huge withdrawals, Athens' finance minister was quoted

Al-Jaras.net launched in Doha

Al-Jaras.net, a comprehensive online portal for the buy and sell market was launched recently in Doha, Qatar.

Two Koreas row over wages

North Korea notified South Korea on Thursday of a raise in the minimum wage for workers in their Kaesong joint industrial complex, a unilateral move immediately rejected by Seoul.

The 3 P’s to innovation

Boo Keun Yoon, Chief Executive Officer of Samsung Electronics, said the fundamental drivers of the company’s successful innovation journey were led by three core pillars – Product, Process and People.

Pioneering moves in home appliances

Pioneering moves in home appliances

WITH commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, Samsung Electronics is pioneering the future of Digital

Even as, albeit reluctantly, the EU squares up to Russia over its seizure of Crimea which was followed by military intervention in eastern Ukraine, a member state has just signed a deal for the Russian navy to use its ports.
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