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King Salman backs Turkish action against PKK, Daesh

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has expressed support for Turkey after it launched airstrikes against Daesh (the so-called IS) group in Syria and Kurdish militants in Iraq.

Crown Prince receives princes, Ulema and citizens

Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior receives at Al-Salam Palace on Tuesday their royal highnesses the princes, Ulema, ministers, senior civil and military officials and groups of citizens who came to greet him.

Two Bahraini police killed in bomb blast

A bomb blast killed two Bahrain policemen and wounded six others Tuesday in an area often shaken by clashes between security forces and protesters.

33% of Jeddah women want to be entrepreneurs

33% of Jeddah women want to be entrepreneurs

About one-third (33 percent) of female students surveyed recently have shown their inclination to become entrepreneurs than to work in government or the private sector.

Are women unsafe on Saudi streets?

Are women unsafe on Saudi streets?

Numerous videos have appeared online showing women facing harassment while walking in cities such as Dammam, Jeddah and most recently Taif.

Hijab-wearing women are being ‘turned away’ at Egyptian resorts

Hijab-wearing women are being ‘turned away’ at Egyptian resorts

MANY Egyptian women say they are facing a difficult summer season as Hijab-free zones seem to have soared in popularity, as more restaurants and high-end resorts enforce a de-facto ban on wearing headscarves.

Saudi students abroad now have vital 24/7 support online

Saudi students abroad now have vital 24/7 support online

Saudi Student Abroad (SSA) provides crucial support for students who might find it difficult to handle the different processes, customs and regulations in another country.

Saudi car spotted in Tel Aviv owned by American expat

Saudi car spotted in Tel Aviv owned by American expat

A sedan with Saudi plate numbers spotted in Tel Aviv is owned by an American expatriate.

Arab female bodybuilder looks abroad for recognition

Arab female bodybuilder looks abroad for recognition

Bodybuilder Haifa Musawi has lost all hope of pumping iron for Bahrain so now is looking elsewhere for recognition.

Oman-Saudi major road link nearing completion

Oman-Saudi major road link nearing completion

A major road link from Oman to Saudi Arabia, which is nearing completion, will be of great advantage to those embarking on a Haj and Umrah pilgrimage, according to residents.

Girl vanishes from Jeddah mall

Girl vanishes from Jeddah mall

Police are investigating the disappearance of a 12-year-old girl who vanished from an ice cream shop.

Gaddafi son Saif, eight others face firing squad

Gaddafi son Saif, eight others face firing squad

A Libyan court on Tuesday sentenced Muammar Gaddafi's most prominent son, Saif Al-Islam, and eight others to death for war crimes.

Settlers clash with Israeli police

Settlers clash with Israeli police

Jewish settlers clashed with Israeli police on Tuesday as authorities took control of homes being built in the occupied West Bank.

Kingdom sees 48 divorces every day

Courts in the Kingdom processed over 13,000 divorces in the last nine months.

Kalam had congratulated a cop moments before he collapsed

Former President A P J Abdul Kalam had congratulated a constable for remaining alert throughout the day.

Taif harassers claim paying victim to get them into mall

The suspects who were arrested for harassing a girl outside a Taif mall claimed that their alleged victim had taken money from them before the incident.

Peace process with Kurd rebls cannot continue: Erdogan

Erdogan said on Tuesday that Ankara could not continue the peace process.

Kerry gears up to defend Iran N-deal during ME, Asia swing

US Secretary of State John Kerry sets out this weekend on a multistop tour.

Rumblings in Ramallah raise prospects of political change

Rumblings in Ramallah raise prospects of political change

Rumblings in Ramallah in recent weeks have raised expectations that Palestinian politics is in play, with 80-year-old

Rebels target area key to Assad

Insurgents have launched a big offensive on government-held areas in northwestern Syria in a bid to advance toward a coastal region vital to President Bashar Al-Assad's control of western Syria.

Fabius visit to Tehran will be a ‘key test’, says Hollande

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius's upcoming visit to Tehran will be a key test for Iran after the conclusion of a landmark deal over its controversial nuclear program.

Gaza teachers head to Qatar

About 100 Palestinian teachers have departed the impoverished Gaza Strip for potential teaching positions in Qatar.

Ratney named new US envoy to Damascus

Ratney named new US envoy to Damascus

The United States named a new special envoy to Syria on Monday, the third since the war began four years ago.

Study finds promising experimental MERS vaccine

An experimental vaccine for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) showed promising results in animal testing, sparking an immune system response that could lead to a vaccine for people,

Seoul declares end to MERS outbreak

Seoul declares end to MERS outbreak

South Korea on Tuesday declared the effective end to a deadly outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) that

Rajapaksa ‘ready for struggle’ in Sri Lanka comeback bid

Rajapaksa ‘ready for struggle’ in Sri Lanka comeback bid

Sri Lanka’s former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa vowed on Tuesday to reclaim power.

Salute to India’s missile man

The sudden death of Abul Phakeer Jainul Abedeen Abdul Kalam, former president of India, left India and Indians in a pall of gloom.

Massive humanitarian crisis

This is with reference to the report “Starvation as a product of war” published in Saudi Gazette (July 25). Of course, I agree with the writer’s view but he has limited himself to South Sudan.

Increase the number of flights during Eid

This is in response to the article “How do expats celebrate Eid?” in Saudi Gazette (July 26). Well the best way the authorities can help expats expatriates celebrate Eid is by increasing the number

Biased article in support of the woman

This is in response to the article “Prejudiced policing,” in Saudi Gazette (July 23). Is the point of this article to inflame racial relations? Add gasoline to the fire? It is biased, racist and

Malaysia PM sacks deputy, replaces AG amid scandal

Malaysia PM sacks deputy, replaces AG amid scandal

Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday sacked his deputy premier.

Bangladesh police arrest eight in crackdown on militant groups

Police in Bangladesh have arrested eight suspected militants, including the chief of the outlawed Jamaat-ul Mujahideen group, as authorities step up a crackdown on hard-line militants.

From building sites to cabbage patches in Spain’s crisis

From building sites to cabbage patches in Spain’s crisis

Five years ago, during Spain’s housing boom, Felix Jumbo worked as a builder. Now he digs pumpkins and cabbages in a

S.Africa’s top poacher-hunting pooch flies into battle

S.Africa’s top poacher-hunting pooch flies into battle

Barking and snarling in his cage, “Killer” — South Africa’s most successful poacher-catching canine — looks ready for

PME plans to build 70 more automatic weather stations

The Presidency of Meteorology and Environment (PME) has announced that it will build 70 new automatic weather stations across the Kingdom.

Saudi Customs seize 34 million counterfeit items in first half of 2015

The Directorate of Saudi Customs reported that a total of 34 million items were seized by its officers at the Kingdom's entry points in the first six months of 2015.

Verdict in Al-Kaabi electrocution case expected on Aug. 12

Verdict in Al-Kaabi electrocution case expected on Aug. 12

The General Court in Jeddah will hold a session on Aug. 12 when it is expected to issue its verdict on the case of

Indians in Riyadh pay rich tribute to Kalam

Several community leaders in the capital paid rich tribute to the departed former India President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who collapsed during the lecture at IIM Shillong and reportedly was brought

A case for controls on selfies

A case for controls on selfies

RUSSIA has become the first country in the world to set controls on taking selfies. It launched awareness campaigns

Promenade killer

Promenade killer

An exposed electric meter close to one of the public parks in the Awali neighborhood of Makkah, which poses a threat

Ruddaf Park in Taif inaugurated

Ruddaf Park in Taif inaugurated

Makkah Emir Prince Khaled Al-Faisal opened on Monday night the 565,000-square meter Al-Ruddaf recreation park in Taif.

Platini to announce FIFA presidency bid

Platini to announce FIFA presidency bid

Michel Platini, the head of European soccer’s governing body UEFA, is to announce in the next few days that he will

Cook backs Bell at number three

Cook backs Bell at number three

England captain Alastair Cook has backed Ian Bell to return to form.

Nadal makes winning start at Hamburg

Nadal makes winning start at Hamburg

Top-seeded Rafael Nadal overcame a sluggish start to beat Fernando Verdasco.

Former S. Africa captain Rice dies at 66

Former S. Africa captain Rice dies at 66

Clive Rice, South Africa’s first post-apartheid international cricket captain died Tuesday aged 66.

Muller wins 10km open water gold

Muller wins 10km open water gold

Aurelie Muller of France won the women’s 10-kilometer open water gold at the World Swimming Championships here Tuesday.

Clarke opts for new-style helmet after Rogers injury

Clarke opts for new-style helmet after Rogers injury

The injury suffered by teammate Chris Rogers has finally convinced Australia captain Michael Clarke to wear one of the

A-Rod takes pride at being 40 and still playing

A-Rod takes pride at being 40 and still playing

Alex Rodriguez doesn’t remember any clubhouse conversations as a young player about still being in the game at 40

Female intern makes history in NFL

Female intern makes history in NFL

Jen Welter, a former collegiate rugby player who played 14 seasons of professional gridiron, will make history as the

New office completions in Jeddah and Riyadh offset higher levels of demand

Saudi Arabia's economy expanded by 3.5% last year (faster than the 2.7% increase seen in 2013) - underpinned by the oil sector re-entering positive territory after two years of decline.

Saudi nonoil export activity tempered: NCB

Saudi Arabia’s external trade saw a moderation in nonoil export activity in May, recording the second largest slump since February, slowing by 16.7% Y/Y, the National Commercial Bank (NCB) said in

Savola sees bleak Q3 as profit declines 15% in Q2

Saudi Arabia's Savola Group reported a 15.4 percent fall in second-quarter net profit on Tuesday, missing analyst forecasts as the food producer warned its third-quarter profit was likely to plunge.

UAE raises petrol prices, cuts diesel

UAE raises petrol prices, cuts diesel

Following last week’s announcement regarding deregulation of fuel prices in the UAE, the Ministry of Energy has

Jazeera Airways second quarter profit rises 14%

Jazeera Airways second quarter profit rises 14%

Kuwait’s low-cost carrier Jazeera Airways has posted a 14.2 percent annual increase in second-quarter net profit on

Kuwait mulls sukuk law to help finance budget

Kuwait mulls sukuk law to help finance budget

Kuwait is preparing legislation to facilitate issues of Islamic bonds by the government as it assesses options to

35 of Cosby’s alleged victims speak out

35 of Cosby’s alleged victims speak out

Thirty-five women who allege they were sexually assaulted by US comedy legend Bill Cosby were united Monday on a

Kabir Khan gets into verbal spat with journalist at ‘Phantom’ trailer launch

Kabir Khan gets into verbal spat with journalist at ‘Phantom’ trailer launch

Bollywood director Kabir Khan got into a heated argument with a journalist “offended” by certain comments he made at

Hulk Hogan takes to Twitter after WWE cuts ties

Hulk Hogan takes to Twitter after WWE cuts ties

Hulk Hogan is taking to Twitter in the aftermath of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. cutting ties with him.

Bobby Brown ‘completely numb’ after death of daughter

Bobby Brown ‘completely numb’ after death of daughter

R&B singer Bobby Brown said Monday that his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was “an angel” and that the family must

Michael Jackson’s father suffers stroke in Brazil

The father of “King of Pop” Michael Jackson was in a Brazilian hospital Monday, after suffering a stroke hours before a huge birthday bash in his honor, doctors said.

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GOVERNMENTS have a key role to play in financial markets. But that role should almost always be confined to regulation and policing.
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