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Will Saudi recruitment problems ever end?

It seems that the Ministry of Labor has not fully realized the danger of having so many recruitment problems and issues unresolved.

How accurate are our economic statistics?

Accurate statistics reflect the truth. Our main problem is we do not have them.

We are all responsible for keeping our cities clean

I hold citizens and expatriate workers living and working in Riyadh responsible for keeping our streets clean.

46 Saudi women joined Daesh in Syria

As many as 46 Saudi women, some of them with their children, have joined Daesh (the self-proclaimed Islamic State) in Syria since 2011.

Pushing strategic Saudi-US ties ahead

Pushing strategic Saudi-US ties ahead

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman's landmark inaugural visit to Washington as the Saudi ruler is billed as a way of reinforcing US-Saudi relations.

Obama to reassure Salman on Iran deal

Obama to reassure Salman on Iran deal

"US President Barack Obama might be able to assuage (Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques) King Salman's concern on the Iranian nuclear deal.

Abduct, assault & ostracize

Abduct, assault & ostracize

Kidnap and sexual assault victims spend years overcoming the trauma of such ordeals but in the Kingdom, victims often face social ostracism from a society that shows no mercy to victims or their families.

Smoking	shisha: A leisure activity that leads to addiction

Smoking shisha: A leisure activity that leads to addiction

Hookah smokers commonly believe it is less harmful than smoking cigarettes.

‘I want a blue-eyed Yazidi’: Teen details Daesh slave market

‘I want a blue-eyed Yazidi’: Teen details Daesh slave market

Kidnapped, beaten, sold and raped: Daesh (the so-called IS) group is running an international market in Iraq where Christian and Yazidi women are sold as sexual slaves.

Torturous trek: Syrian war amputees join the Balkan migrant route

Torturous trek: Syrian war amputees join the Balkan migrant route

Abu Fahed, 25, lost both his legs in a bombing and is fleeing Syria’s war.

Drowned Syrian boy’s photo sparks outcry

Drowned Syrian boy’s photo sparks outcry

A photo of a toddler’s lifeless body washed ashore on a Turkish beach after a migrant boat sank has sparked an international outcry on social media.

Cars of ‘poorly veiled’ Iranian women to be seized

Cars of ‘poorly veiled’ Iranian women to be seized

Women drivers in Iran’s capital could have their cars impounded by police if they are caught driving with a poorly fixed veil or without their heads covered, a police chief said this week.

Our salt bags

Our salt bags

A cry of joy, a baby is born, free from sins, pure of obscenities and born on the correct fitrah, which is the inborn natural human disposition.

8 Tips for being productive & successful

8 Tips for being productive & successful

A friend joked that every week I seem to be launching a new project, or about to launch a new project.

Anti-terrorism campaign launched

Anti-terrorism campaign launched

Emir of Qassim Prince Faisal Bin Mishal has launched a campaign called “Together against terrorism and deviant thought.”

Migratory game: Conservationists appalled at scale of killings

Migratory game: Conservationists appalled at scale of killings

Every year starting early August migratory birds can be seen in the Kingdom’s skies until mid-September.

Illiteracy rate drops to 3.21%

Illiteracy rate in Saudi Arabia has dropped to 3.21 percent in 2014 from more than 60 percent in 1972.

US Muslims hope new billboards reclaim Islam’s message

Dozens of billboards with Muslim themes are sprouting nationwide, proclaiming what organizers say is the true message of Islam and its prophet, Muhammad (peace be upon him): peace and justice, not extremism and violent jihad.

Dutch sergeant joins Daesh

A 26-year-old Dutch air force sergeant is believed to have traveled to Syria to join Daesh (the so-called IS) insurgents.

Trash crisis continues

Trash crisis continues

A street light bends under the weight of garbage at a dump by the Lebanese capital’s main river and source of water,

UN Syria report slams foreign powers

Syrians are caught between government bombardment of civilian areas and ruthless Islamist groups in a conflict increasingly driven by foreign powers and marked by the "spread of extremism".

Bomb kills 4 police in southeast Turkey

Kurdish militants set off a roadside bomb that killed four Turkish police officers as they travelled in an armored vehicle in the southeast of the country on Thursday, officials said.

Basij militia in Tehran show of strength

Iran's Basij militia, which played a key role in crushing opposition protests in 2009, has put on a show of strength in the capital in a two-day exercise that culminated Thursday.

Rival Libya factions in new talks

Envoys from Libya's rival factions held fresh talks in Geneva aimed at forming a unity government in the chaotic north African country.

Paradise lost: Failure of integration fuels the far right in Nordics

Paradise lost: Failure of integration fuels the far right in Nordics

Sweden may have one of Europe's most generous immigration regimes but there is flip side — one of the poorest records

First Tamil to lead opposition in 32 yrs

First Tamil to lead opposition in 32 yrs

A Tamil lawmaker is to lead the opposition in Sri Lanka's parliament for the first time in 32 years, the speaker of

19 killed as canoe capsizes in Mali

Nineteen people died when their canoe capsized on the Niger river in central Mali, local authorities said on Thursday.

Indian state blocks Net to quell unrest

Naga protesters have blocked a key highway and authorities shut down wireless Internet services to quell heightening tension in a northeast Indian state where seven people have died in violence this

Malnutrition stunts Philippine children

Children in the Philippines suffer from “sub-Saharan levels” of malnutrition that stunts growth in a people who have traditionally been considered short because of genetics.

11 gas stations on Hijra Road closed

The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs has closed down 11 gas stations on Hijra Road linking Madinah, Makkah and Jeddah for substandard services.

Convicted murderer executed

A convicted murderer was executed in the Kingdom on Thursday, the Interior Ministry announced.

A letter to my father

A letter to my father

Whenever we wandered down the paths of life, you guided us to the light and you were always there every step of the way.

Accessibility and education

Accessibility and education

“We send people to the moon, to space but the majority of children with disabilities still do not go to school and it

Japan, S. Korea win big

Japan, S. Korea win big

South Korea smashed eight past lowly Laos and Asian champion Australia battered Bangladesh 5-0 as the continent's

Angry Stosur, Azarenka move into third round

Angry Stosur, Azarenka move into third round

Samantha Stosur, the last woman to beat Serena Williams.

Judge lets Brady play, ruling against NFL in 'Deflategate'

Judge lets Brady play, ruling against NFL in 'Deflategate'

A federal judge let the air out of "Deflategate" Thursday.

Triple Crown winner Pharaoh will race again; BC Classic is goal

Triple Crown winner Pharaoh will race again; BC Classic is goal

Triple Crown winner American Pharaoh will get another chance to race before being retired, with the goal the $5

Serena show rolls on

Serena show rolls on

The Serena Williams show continued at the US Open as the world No. 1 moved a step closer to a calendar Grand Slam

Chung claims ‘fraud’ in FIFA presidential poll

Chung claims ‘fraud’ in FIFA presidential poll

South Korean FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-joon has accused the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) of sending

Call to dump Test toss gaining support

Call to dump Test toss gaining support

Steve Waugh has backed calls from fellow former Australia captain Ricky Ponting and West Indies great Michael Holding

Kamal Jamjoum Group: Required know how prerequisite for success

Kamal Jamjoum Group: Required know how prerequisite for success

Earlier this year, Nayomi took an important step in its strategic development plans when founder and chairman Kamal

Money demand holds despite fiscal deficit

Money demand holds despite fiscal deficit

Saudi Arabia’s broad money supply (M3) rose by an annualized 10.5% last June.

Swatch Touch Zero One kicks off with 5 worlds in 1

Swatch Touch Zero One kicks off with 5 worlds in 1

The new Swatch Touch Zero One kicks off with Five Worlds in One: 5 innovative worlds full of new thrills and chills

SABIC cuts steel prices by SR200

The Saudi Basic Industries Corporation announces the reduction in the retail price of rebar by SR 200 per ton in all regions of the Kingdom, effective Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.

Huawei unveils smartphone that revolutionizes touch technology

Huawei unveils smartphone that revolutionizes touch technology

Huawei has designed the perfect ‘Mate’, and the new Mate S combines best-in-class features across the board making it

Bio Oil: The product of beauty

Bio Oil: The product of beauty

Bio Oil has recently participated in Mother & Child Exhibition (Happy Family) launched at Crystal Hall, Al-Khobar.

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