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SR100,000 limit for health insurance for visitors: Official

Health insurance cover for visitors to the Kingdom has been fixed at a maximum of SR100,000.

Former Saudi soldier jailed and fined for joining Daesh

A former Saudi soldier was on Monday found guilty of joining Daesh (the so-called IS) militant group.

Houthis flee as loyalists recapture Al-Anad base

Hundreds of Iranbian-backed rebels have fled the Al-Anad military and air base on Monday.

Cheers as UN irons out road map to end poverty

Jubilant UN member states late on Sunday put the finishing touches to a hugely ambitious roadmap.

We want Iranian cooperation, not meddling, Arabs tell Kerry

We want Iranian cooperation, not meddling, Arabs tell Kerry

Iran's nuclear deal should bring stability and “good neighborliness” rather than interference, Gulf Arab states told US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday as they began talks on the merits of its historic accord with world powers.

Wildlife protection areas law gets the Cabinet nod

Wildlife protection areas law gets the Cabinet nod

The wildlife protection areas law got the Cabinet approval on Monday.

Rain wreaks havoc in Jazan, Asir

Rain wreaks havoc in Jazan, Asir

Heavy rains accompanied by thunderstorms lashed most parts of Jazan Province Sunday causing power outages in several villages. Floods swept away a number of vehicles and rescue teams were kept on a state of alert, local media reported.

More and more Saudis fall in love with motorcycles

More and more Saudis fall in love with motorcycles

Over recent years, the number of Harley riders in the Kingdom has increased. Some of these Saudis have become so addicted to biking that they no longer use cars.

Letter of credence

Letter of credence

Salih Mutlu Sen (L), the new permanent representative of Turkey to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), presents his letter of accreditation to OIC Secretary-General Iyad Ameen Madani on Sunday.

Solar powered palm trees  boost Dubai's smart plans

Solar powered palm trees boost Dubai's smart plans

Solar panel powered-palm tree inspired Wi-Fi stations have become the latest addition to the smart city technology of Dubai.

Amal Clooney in last-minute legal bid to save Gaddafi’s son

Amal Clooney in last-minute legal bid to save Gaddafi’s son

Amal Clooney, barrister and wife of Hollywood actor George Clooney, has made an 11th-hour bid to save the lives of

No let-up in fight against militants, says Turkish leader

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday vowed to do "whatever necessary" in Turkey's controversial fight against Kurdish militants, with no end in sight to a two-week cycle of violence.

Moroccan suffocates in bid to enter Spain in a suitcase

A 27-year-old Moroccan man suffocated to death while trying to illegally enter Spain hidden inside a suitcase in the trunk of a car, police said Monday.

Nuclear deal a ‘third way’ for Iranian foreign policy: Rohani

President Hassan Rohani affirmed his confidence in Iran's nuclear deal with world powers on Sunday, tackling the criticisms of hardliners and highlighting the achievements of his two-year-old

Israel okays jailing Jewish militants without trial

Israel's security cabinet on Sunday approved detention of citizens suspected of waging violence against Palestinians without trial in a crackdown aimed at capturing the perpetrators of a lethal West

Toddler killing: Palestinians and Israelis wake up to fresh realities

Toddler killing: Palestinians and Israelis wake up to fresh realities

An 18-month old Palestinian baby, Ali Dawabsheh, was burned to death on Saturday in an arson attack by Jewish settlers

Syrian fighter jet crashes into busy market in Idlib; 27 killed

Syrian fighter jet crashes into busy market in Idlib; 27 killed

At least 27 people were killed and dozens injured when a Syrian army fighter jet crashed into a busy marketplace in

Japan lab to handle deadliest viruses for first time

A research lab in a Tokyo suburb will start handling some of the world's deadliest viruses for the first time, officials said Tuesday, after local opposition blocked it for decades.

Pakistan hangs man that family says was convicted as a minor

Pakistan executed a man Tuesday convicted of killing a 7-year-old boy in 2004 when his family and lawyers say he was just 14 years old, despite international outcry over his sentence, officials said.

Still many firms are working

This is in response to the article “Employers continue to flout mid-day work ban,” in Saudi Gazette (Aug. 3). There are many companies whose supervisors are exhorting the laborers to work in the

Not the worst thing

This is in response to the article “Life-threatening feat,” in Saudi Gazette (Aug. 3). This behavior is dangerous but it stands not alone. Visiting the cities one can see waste collectors sitting in

Media must play its role

I totally agree with the learned writer Khaled Almaeena on media’s responsible role.

Media must maintain harmony

With reference to the article published in Saudi Gazette (Aug. 02) ‘Media must play responsible social role’ by Khaled Almaeena. I agree with the writers view, as it is best time for media to play

Focus on primary and home education

This is in response to the report “Community colleges, what are they good for?” in Saudi Gazette (Aug. 1).Time and time again we read articles addressing subsidiary issues. We need to get to the

Woman accused of boiling newborn niece to death

Authorities have accused an African woman of murdering her newborn niece by bathing her in boiling water, Al-Watan daily reported on Monday.

Man arrested after website hacked

Police have arrested a man suspected of hacking into a public organization’s website. Spokesman for Makkah Police Col. Ati Al-Qurashi said the police received reports from a public organization in

Arab tourism forum in Taif to address security concerns

Arab organizations concerned with security and tourism are expected to put together a joint strategy for security training with the cooperation of Prince Naif University for Security Sciences,

Courtesy visit

Courtesy visit

Indian Embassy Charge d’Affaires Hemant Kotalwar (C) and Deputy Consul General Mohammed Noor Rahman Sheikh (L) hold

Women and municipal councils

Women and municipal councils

AROUND 70 women in four main cities have nominated themselves to run in the upcoming municipal elections, according to

The most cursed people in KSA

The most cursed people in KSA

MUNICIPAL officials must be the most cursed people in the Kingdom. There can’t be a single driver in our country whose

30m Umrah pilgrims in five years: Hajjar

Minister of Haj Bandar Hajjar has said the number of Umrah pilgrims rose from 600,000 about 30 years ago to nearly 6 million last year and is expected to reach 30 million in the next five years.

Head of Taliban's Qatar office quits as leadership rift deepens

The head of the Taliban's Qatar-based political office has stepped down, a statement said, a high-profile resignation within leadership ranks highlighting growing discord over the movement's recent

MH370 investigators to meet in France ahead of wing analysis

MH370 investigators to meet in France ahead of wing analysis

Malaysian aviation experts were to meet their French counterparts and judges Monday to coordinate the investigation

India orders hundreds of porn sites blocked

India has ordered hundreds of porn sites blocked citing “objectionable” content, a government official said Monday, kicking off an angry row about freedom of speech in the world’s biggest democracy.

Pakistan releases 163 Indian fishermen

Pakistan on Sunday released 163 Indian fishermen held for violating its territorial waters as a goodwill gesture amid tensions over the disputed Himalayan territory of Kashmir and an attack on a

India’s parliament suspends 25 lawmakers in uproar

India’s parliament Monday suspended 25 opposition lawmakers following days of uproar and disruptions that have so far thwarted the government’s hopes of passing major economic reforms in the current

Sjostrom and Hosszu set world records

Sjostrom and Hosszu set world records

The women are getting it done at the World Swimming Championships.

Arsenal gets a new ‘spine’ in Cech

Arsenal gets a new ‘spine’ in Cech

Arsenal will start the new season as it has done for the past few years.

Merritt wins 1st PGA Tour title

Merritt wins 1st PGA Tour title

Troy Merritt held firm and finished with a flourish to claim his first PGA Tour.

Isner makes Atlanta hat trick

Isner makes Atlanta hat trick

Top seed John Isner cruised to his third consecutive Atlanta Open.

Rain-hit 2nd Test drawn

Rain-hit  2nd Test drawn

The second and final Test between South Africa and Bangladesh ended in a draw here Monday after heavy rain meant no

Park searching for new goals

Park searching for new goals

South Korea’s Park In-bee had once hoped to win all the top tournaments in women’s golf before her career came to an

Triple Crown king Pharoah still reigns

Triple Crown king Pharoah still reigns

Triple Crown hero American Pharoah, already assured a place in the pantheon of thoroughbred greats, showed Sunday he

Rahal wins at Mid-Ohio, trims Montoya lead

Rahal wins at Mid-Ohio, trims Montoya lead

Graham Rahal’s late-season surge continued Sunday as the US driver notched his second IndyCar win in four events to

Brent falls below $51 for first time since January

Oil prices fell Monday on persistent concerns about the global supply glut, analysts said.

Saudi stocks recover from loss, up 0.15%

Major Gulf stock markets edged up on Monday after Sunday's sell-off but Saudi Arabia lagged because telecommunications operator Mobily tumbled following yet another negative earnings restatement.

Tadawul share trading falls 25% in July

The value of shares traded for July on the Tadawul exchange reached SR84.14 billion, decreasing 25.17 percent over the previous month. The value of shares traded by Saudis was SR80.02 billion,

Western sanctions to cut Russia’s GDP 9%

Western sanctions to cut Russia’s GDP 9%

Sanctions linked to the Ukraine crisis could end up costing Russia 9 percent of its gross domestic product, the

Riyadh real estate market saw subdued growth in Q2

Riyadh real estate market saw subdued growth in Q2

Most sectors of Riyadh real estate market see limited growth in Q2 2015, according to JLL, the world's leading real

Tunisian firms prepare to issue Islamic bonds

Tunisian firms are preparing to issue Islamic bonds as the government finalizes rules covering the sector, creating a new funding option for companies in an economy buffeted by labor unrest and

Mexico’s masked hero making streets safe for pedestrians

Mexico’s masked hero making streets safe for pedestrians

On the mean and traffic-choked streets of Mexico City, a fearless superhero is fighting to protect the planet from the

Skunk saved by Detroit-area police officer - sans spray

A hungry skunk whose head was stuck in a yogurt container has a hero: a suburban Detroit police officer. Rochester Officer Merlin Taylor’s encounter Sunday was recorded from his police car.

’Downton’ producer doesn’t shut door on big-screen film

With “Downton Abbey” coming to an end, its executive producer is offering hope that a follow-up movie is at least a possibility.

Hong Kong bra protest after woman jailed for ‘breast assault’

Dozens of activists including men wearing bras staged a protest in Hong Kong on Sunday after a woman was sentenced to three-and-a-half months’ jail for assaulting a police officer with her breast.

‘Mission: Impossible’ climbs to No. 1, ‘Vacation’ is a bust

‘Mission: Impossible’ climbs to  No. 1, ‘Vacation’ is a bust

The stakes may be high for Ethan Hunt and his team in “Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation,” but it was hardly

The argument about whether Taliban leader Mullah Omar died two years ago or last week is irrelevant. The key issue is that his death has now been announced and has triggered a dangerous row about who should succeed him.
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