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Free Wi-Fi in Makkah Haram courtyard

Pilgrims and visitors to the Grand Mosque in Makkah can take advantage of free Wi-Fi service in the courtyards of the mosque.

Terminal for deportees opened at Jeddah airport

President of the General Authority of Civil Aviation, opened new terminal building for deportees and emergency flights.

Civil Defense honors personnel martyred while on duty

The Civil Defense Directorate on Tuesday remembered its personnel martyred while performing their duty.

60 held in Kuwait for terror links

Kuwait has detained 60 people and closed a local charity for alleged violations in raising funds for Syrians.

King prays at Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah

King prays at Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman prayed at Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah Monday night after arriving from Jeddah.

Dubai to build world’s first 3D printed office

Dubai to build world’s first 3D printed office

Plans have been revealed Tuesday in Dubai for the world’s first fully functional 3D printed building, an ambitious move that will establish the UAE’s position as the global center of technology in architecture construction and design.

Ibsar served 875 visually impaired persons last year

Ibsar served 875 visually impaired persons last year

The honorary president of Ibsar Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz has donated SR1 million to the association to help it pay off its loans and continue its services.

Complaint-free housing for Indian Hajis assured

Complaint-free housing for Indian Hajis assured

All arrangements are well in place for ensuring flawless and complaint-free accommodation for Indian Haj pilgrims in Makkah and Madinah, according to E.T. Muhammad Basheer.

Tunisia gunman: From breakdancing student to radical

Tunisia gunman: From breakdancing student to radical

A university student and fan of breakdancing who worked part-time to fund his studies, Seifeddine Rezgui seemed like a normal young Tunisian man.

Threat grows as Daesh terror enters second year

Threat grows as Daesh terror enters second year

The Daesh (the so-called IS) group’s terror domain entered its second year Monday with the terrorists expanding their territory in Syria and Iraq.

Afghan president nominates first female judge to Supreme Court

Afghan president nominates first female judge to Supreme Court

Ghani on Tuesday nominated a female judge to sit on the Supreme Court.

More than 110 killed in Indonesian military plane crash: Officials

More than 110 killed in Indonesian military plane crash: Officials

At least 116 people are feared dead after an Indonesian air force transport.

Sugary drinks may cause 184,000 global deaths a year — study

Sugary drinks may cause 184,000 global deaths a year — study

Sodas and other sugary drinks may cause up to 184,000 deaths a year worldwide, according to a study published Monday in the journal Circulation.

Boxers Mayweather, Pacquiao top Forbes best paid celebrity list

Boxers Mayweather, Pacquiao top Forbes best paid celebrity list

Boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao topped Forbes.

Saudi Arabia denies Houthi claims of Scud strike

The Saudi military says no Scud missiles have struck the country, rebutting claims by Yemeni rebels that they launched a missile targeting the Kingdom.

Terror attacks contrary to all principles and values: Cabinet

Condemning the recent terror attacks in Kuwait, Tunisia and France and the bombing that killed Egyptian attorney general, the Council of Ministers described the events as contrary to all Islamic values and principles.

Saudi woman: Official forced me to reject job

A Saudi woman accused director of Jeddah Health Affairs of forcing her to reject a job offer in Sharq Jeddah Hospital.

Philippines Embassy sues Saudi firm over pay delay

The Philippine Embassy has taken a Saudi company to court for not paying 2,000 of its Filipino employees their salaries.

No to joblessness

No to joblessness

There is no country on the face of this earth that does not have various political, economic or social issues.

Bangladesh must provide housemaids on time

With regard to the post "Bangladesh is following terms of deal" (June 30), Bangladesh authorities must gear up to fulfill the technicalities in processing housemaid visas so as to oblige those who

Why do Saudis let their names be used for fake employment?

I am writing with regard to the article "Saudis told to act against misuse of their names in fake employment" (June 28). The question is why do they let their names be used knowing that it is

Organizations must realize the value of older workers before it is too late

With regard to the article "Older workers add value to any organization" (June 28), some organizations seem to think that recently educated younger workers can bring positive changes to the

Daesh is a criminal organization

With regard to the article "Are we living Islam’s darkest hour?" (June 29), when will the world and especially the media stop giving Daesh (the self-proclaimed IS) "credit" for having a religious

Saudi Prince Alwaleed pledges entire $32 bn fortune to charity

Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal on Wednesday pledged his entire $32-billion (28.8-billion-euro) fortune to charitable projects over the coming years.

Daesh claims Sinai attacks on Egypt soldiers

Daesh ( the so-called IS ) branch in Egypt has claimed a wave of attacks on military checkpoints in the Sinai Peninsula

40 traffic dept. prisoners get bail

Forty prisoners involved in traffic offenses have benefited from the magnanimity of donors who have bailed them out in response to a campaign launched by The Traffic Department in the beginning of

Fake Zamzam seized in Makkah warehouse raid

Fake Zamzam seized in Makkah warehouse raid

Makkah municipality seized about 3,500 gallons of fake Zamzam from a warehouse in Al-Kaakiya neighborhood in Makkah.

Obama calls for overtime overhaul

President Barack Obama said on Monday he will push for reforms.

350 orphans receive iftar treat in Jeddah

Red Sea Mall and Akly Ala Mazagy Group organized the third annual Iftar Abna’a Al-Khair for 350 orphans from various organizations in Jeddah.

Want SR5,000? Report stores selling fireworks

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has announced a reward of SR5,000 to anyone reporting on warehouses selling fireworks.

Indian consular team visiting Yanbu Friday

A team from the Consulate General of India is visiting Yanbu on July 3 (Friday) to provide consular services (limited to attestation and passport services not provided by outsourcing agencies) to

Titans group hosts Iftar dinner

Titans group hosts Iftar dinner

Prominent Indian business community members gathered at Iftar and the dinner hosted by Titans World Group at Saffron

Myanmar students in peaceful march to protest political role of military

Students in Myanmar led a peaceful march of between 50 and 200 protesters on Tuesday.

French prosecutor confirms terrorist motive, Daesh link to factory beheading

French prosecutor confirms terrorist motive, Daesh link to factory beheading

A French prosecutor confirmed on Tuesday that the man who beheaded his boss and tried to blow up a gas factory in Lyon

Will latest inflammatory comments tarnish Trump’s brand?

Will latest inflammatory comments tarnish Trump’s brand?

Is Donald Trump’s business empire as Teflon-coated as his hair appears to be?

Suicide blasts hit Afghanistan as Taliban wage bloody fighting season

Suicide blasts hit Afghanistan as Taliban wage bloody fighting season

Suicide attackers on Tuesday targeted foreign troops in Kabul and a police headquarters in restive southern

Two killed in Japan bullet train suicide fire

Two killed in Japan bullet train suicide fire

A man set himself on fire on board a moving bullet train in Japan on Tuesday, killing himself and one other person, in

Myanmar KFC fans queue for hours for first taste of US fast food

Myanmar KFC fans queue for hours for first taste of US fast food

Fried chicken aficionados queued for hours at Myanmar’s first KFC restaurant on Tuesday, as the US restaurant chain

Militants attack Egyptian army checkpoints in Sinai, kill 30

Militants on Wednesday unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including a suicide car bombing, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive north of the Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 30

Daesh barbarity: 2 civilian women beheaded in Syria

The Daesh (the so-called IS) terrorist group has beheaded two women in Syria on accusations of “sorcery,” the first such executions of female civilians in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human

Daesh attack kills 28 in Yemen

Daesh attack kills 28 in Yemen

An attack on Houthi rebel leaders in the Yemeni capital claimed by Daesh (the so-called IS) killed at least 28 people.

Iran’s FM returns to nuke talks amid signs of backtracking

Iran’s foreign minister returned to the nuclear talks in Vienna where negotiators are struggling to overcome still significant differences and preparing to work through Tuesday’s self-imposed

Israel deports Tunisia ex-president after Gaza flotilla

Israel deported Tunisian ex-president Moncef Marzouki and European parliament member Ana Miranda on Monday after they took part in a flotilla seeking to defy its Gaza blockade.

Tunisia vows emergency tourism measures

Tunisia vows emergency tourism measures

Tunisia announced emergency measures to support its vital tourism sector after the country’s worst ever terror attack

Federer, Nadal, Murray cruise at Wimbledon

Federer, Nadal, Murray cruise at Wimbledon

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray swept into the Wimbledon second round Tuesday but women's third seed

Vargas puts Chile into Copa final

Vargas puts Chile into Copa final

Chile took another step towards its dream of winning a first Copa America on home soil with a 2-1 win over Peru Monday.

Bolt pulls out of Paris, Lausanne

Bolt pulls out of Paris, Lausanne

Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt's troubled season continued.

Blatter will not attend women's World Cup final in Canada

Blatter will not attend women's World Cup final in Canada

FIFA President Sepp Blatter will not travel to Vancouver for the final.

UEFA tempts investors with new financial rules

UEFA tempts investors with new financial rules

UEFA has eased financial fair play rules on clubs in a bid to tempt investors after a tough three-year campaign to cut

Champion Japan faces England threat to world title

Champion Japan faces England threat to world title

Champion Japan faces a real threat from England as the Asian giant looks to keep its Women’s World Cup title defense

Champs uncertainty irks Tigers

Champs uncertainty irks Tigers

Bangladesh has criticized the current scheduling system in international cricket as a new tri-series in Zimbabwe

Alonso faces another engine change at Silverstone

Alonso faces another engine change at Silverstone

Fernando Alonso will have yet another engine change for Sunday's British Grand Prix.

KAEC opens new Customer Care Center

KAEC opens new Customer Care Center

Providing a further boost to its long-term development plans, King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) has recently

SABB launches cash withdrawal service for Amex cardholders

SABB launches cash withdrawal service for Amex cardholders

SABB launched a new service whereby American Express card holders can make cash withdrawals.

British Airways increases capacity as ME region aviation industry looks promising

British Airways increases capacity as ME region aviation industry looks promising

Paolo De Renzis said the Saudi market continues to be very important.

Entrepreneurial development programs launched to fill MEA region’s leadership shortage

Entrepreneurial development programs launched to fill MEA region’s leadership shortage

Impact Plus, a leading Dubai-based ‘Business Knowledge’ facilitator offering accredited training programs.

Emaar Residences at Fairmont Makkah awaits potential investors

Emaar Residences at Fairmont Makkah awaits potential investors

EMAAR Middle East, a subsidiary of Emaar Properties PJSC, is celebrating blissful living.

NBC to Donald Trump: You’re fired; Televisa drops pageant

NBC to Donald Trump: You’re fired; Televisa drops pageant

NBC said Tuesday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump

’Old but not obsolete’ Schwarzenegger back again as Terminator

“I’m old but I’m not obsolete,” Arnold Schwarzenegger says of his return.

Marvel’s superhero “Ant-Man” plays big for the silver screen

Marvel’s superhero “Ant-Man” plays big for the silver screen

Marvel brings its latest superhero offering.

Coral gardening beckons ecotourists to restore reefs

Coral gardening beckons ecotourists to restore reefs

Coral reefs are fragile and in danger worldwide, but a growing movement to restore them is based on the science of

Sam Smith singing again after surgery

Sam Smith singing again after surgery

Young soul sensation Sam Smith is singing again six weeks after he underwent vocal surgery that left him silent.

The assassination on Monday of Egypt's top prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, is an outrage that will have terrible consequences. Barakat was one of the most committed opponents of Muslim Brotherhood-inspired terror.
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