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Saudi Arabia arrests 93 Daesh suspects

Saudi Arabia has arrested 93 people suspected of belonging to the Daesh (the so-called IS) terrorist group, including at least 65 Saudi nationals, the Interior Ministry said in a statement carried on the Saudi Press Agency on Tuesday.

Gulf FMs to discuss Yemen as govt declares Aden, Taiz and Dhale as disaster zones

Gulf foreign ministers will meet this week with focus on Yemen, Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary General Abdullatif Zayani said Monday.

Labor Ministry cuts services to company over unpaid wages

The Ministry of Labor has stopped a private company recently from recruiting expatriates, changing job descriptions or transferring services as it failed to pay wages for four months to 274 employees.

Armed Forces lauded for ‘Decisive Storm’ success

Armed Forces lauded for ‘Decisive Storm’ success

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman praised the efficiency and capabilities of the Armed Forces in making the ‘Operation Decisive Storm’ a resounding success.

Building collapses in Qassim

Building collapses in Qassim

Four construction workers were killed when a building they were working on collapsed on a university campus in Buraidah about 360 kilometers northwest of Riyadh, civil defense authorities said.

Manhunt leads to arrest of terrorist

Manhunt leads to arrest of terrorist

Wanted terrorist Nawaf Bin Sharif Samir Al-Onaizi was arrested by police early on Tuesday morning, according to a Ministry of Interior spokesman.

‘Pakistan dedicated to preserving ME peace’

‘Pakistan dedicated to preserving ME peace’

Pakistan will continue to play its role to preserve peace and stability in the Middle East, a senior member of the Pakistani Cabinet told Okaz/Saidi Gazette in an exclusive interview here recently.

National Guard joins Najran border troops

National Guard joins Najran border troops

The first troops from the National Guard have been deployed on the border with Yemen, the Saudi Press Agency said late on Sunday.

Rao bids farewell to the crown prince

Rao bids farewell to the crown prince

Crown Prince Muqrin Bin Abdulaziz, deputy premier, receives Indian Ambassador Hamid Ali Rao at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday.

‘Accused Tunisian was forced to captain migrant boat at gunpoint’

‘Accused Tunisian was forced to captain migrant boat at gunpoint’

The Tunisian man accused of piloting a migrant boat that sank off Libya, killing more than 700 people, is himself a migrant who was forced at gunpoint to captain the ship because of his experience as a fisherman, his brother said on Saturday.

Nepalis spend third night in open as quake toll passes 4,000

Nepalis spend third night in open as quake toll passes 4,000

Hundreds of thousands of Nepalis spent another night in the open Monday after a massive quake which killed more than 4,000, as officials warned the final toll could yet rise sharply once rescuers reach cut-off areas.

Pakistan ‘mini-cyclone’ death toll rises to 45

Pakistan ‘mini-cyclone’ death toll rises to 45

A severe storm in northwest Pakistan, dubbed a “mini-cyclone,” has killed 45 people and injured more than 200, officials said on Monday, raising their previous death toll.

Giordano KSA marks 20 years

Giordano KSA marks 20 years

Giordano, the global apparel retailer and one of the top five clothing brands operating 100 stores across Saudi Arabia, celebrated 20 years in the Kingdom in an event held here yesterday.

Power outage plunges district court in darkness

The District Court was left in darkness Sunday following a power outage that some court sources described as deliberately instigated by the Saudi Electricity Company.

Emir calls for early Haj preparations

Emir of Makkah Prince Khaled Al-Faisal met in his office at the governorate on Sunday evening commanders of the Haj security forces and urged them to prepare early for the pilgrimage.

95 percent of Grand Mosque expansion work completed

Ninety-five percent of a project to expand the circumambulation area around the Holy Kaaba (mataf) has been completed, thanks to 30 months of non-stop work ordered by the late Custodian of the Two

Road surveillance cameras back to work

After a lull of about a month, as many as 128 road surveillance cameras are back to work on the main roads and vital districts in Jeddah.

Shoura asks Youth Welfare Presidency to convert stadiums into sports villages

he Shoura Council on Monday urged the General Presidency of Youth Welfare to convert the proposed sports stadiums into fully-fledged sports villages.

A master plan for traffic and safety would save lives and money

I am writing with regard to the article "Why are there so many road accidents in Saudi Arabia?" (Apr. 25). Road accidents can be minimized, but this requires three measures: enforcement, education

The security of Saudi Arabia is a red line for Pakistan

Mr. Khaled Almaeena the author of "Simplistic media analyses can harm Gulf-Pakistan relations" (Apr. 26) has clearly shown his understanding of the subject.

Daesh has killed over 2,000 off battlefield since June - monitor

Daesh (so-called IS) insurgents have killed at least 2,154 people off the battlefield in Syria since the end of June when the group declared a caliphate in territory it controls, a Syrian human

Palestinian shot by Israel army dies of wounds

A Palestinian who was shot by Israeli troops while trying to cross the separation barrier in the northern West Bank, died of his injuries Tuesday, medical and security sources said.

Israel invites bids for 77 settler homes

Israel invited bids on Monday to construct 77 new homes in two settlements on occupied land in East Jerusalem, drawing a swift Palestinian condemnation.

Turkey’s top judge backs new constitution

The newly appointed president of Turkey’s highest court said on Monday the country needed a new constitution and called on political parties to reach what has long proved an elusive consensus on the

Israel charges soldiers over looting during Gaza blitzkrieg

Israeli military prosecutors have filed charges against three soldiers for alleged theft from Palestinians, and related offences, during last summer’s Gaza blitzkrieg, the military said on Monday.

Rebels capture army base in Syria’s Idlib

A coalition of rebels seized an army base in northwestern Syria at dawn on Monday after a suicide bomber from Al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front drove a truck packed with explosives into the compound and blew

Week of fighting in Ramadi kills 30 cops

A week of heavy fighting between security forces and the Daesh (the so-called IS) group in the Ramadi area of Anbar province killed 30 police, a top officer said on Monday.

Nepal declares three days of national mourning after quake

Nepal's prime minister declared three days of national mourning for the victims of a huge earthquake and thanked donors in an address to the nation on Tuesday.

Baltimore smolders after riot over black man's police-custody death

Firefighters on Tuesday battled building fires in Baltimore sparked by rioting that erupted after the funeral Monday of a 25-year-old black man who died after suffering a spinal injury in police

52 missing feared dead in Afghanistan landslide: officials

At least 52 people are missing and feared dead after a landslide swept through a village in Afghanistan's remote mountainous northeast Tuesday, officials said.

Indonesia says will not delay execution of Filipina convict

The execution of a Filipina drug convict by an Indonesian firing squad will not be delayed despite last-minute appeals by the Philippine government, the attorney general said on Tuesday.

Mother of death row Australian says he'll be executed at 1700 GMT

The mother of an Australian drug trafficker on death row in Indonesia said Tuesday he would be executed by firing squad at midnight (1700 GMT).

UN says eight million people affected by Nepal quake

Eight million people have been affected by a devastating earthquake in Nepal that has killed at least 4,310, the United Nations said Tuesday.

Choppers rescue climbers stranded on Mount Everest

Helicopters were deployed on Monday to rescue climbers still stranded high on Mount Everest after an earthquake-triggered avalanche killed at least 18 people on the world’s highest peak, officials

Al-Rajhi tops entry list for Rally Jeddah

Al-Rajhi tops entry list for Rally Jeddah

Rally officials have announced an impressive provisional entry list of 39 cars and six motorcycles for this weekend’s

Real stays in title hunt

Real stays in title hunt

Javier Hernandez scored twice as Real Madrid fought back for a thrilling 4-2 win at Celta Vigo Sunday to keep the

Humble star Hazard shines brighter than the rest

Humble star Hazard shines brighter than the rest

Chelsea believes Eden Hazard is the third best performer in world soccer so it was little surprise the Belgium winger

Estrella ousts Troicki in Munich

Estrella ousts Troicki in Munich

Victor Estrella Burgos advanced to the second round of the BMW Open by beating Viktor Troicki 7-6 (4), 6-4 Monday.

McIlroy grouped with three Americans at Match Play event

McIlroy grouped with three Americans at Match Play event

Top seed Rory McIlroy has been grouped with three highly-rated Americans for this week's WGC-Cadillac Match Play

Fight week begins with Pacquiao caravan to Vegas

Fight week begins with Pacquiao caravan to Vegas

The last time Freddie Roach was on the interstate linking Los Angeles with this boxing capital, he was written up for

Relieved Lee handed backdated doping ban

Relieved Lee handed backdated doping ban

Malaysian shuttler Lee Chong Wei was a relieved man Monday after being handed a backdated eight-month ban for doping

Late birdies spur Rose

Late birdies spur Rose

England’s Justin Rose held off a string of challengers with a clutch birdie-birdie finish to win his seventh PGA Tour

Saudi real estate market offers new opportunities

The Saudi Arabian real estate market - long thought to be the "sleeping giant" of the region - could be set to wake up and undergo significant change in 2015, with the announcement of a new tax on

Itqan, Mubasher sign MoU to form Shariah-compliant brokerage firm

Itqan, Mubasher sign MoU to form Shariah-compliant brokerage firm

Itqan Capital, Saudi Arabia-based Investment Company licensed by the Capital Market Authority (CMA) and a member of

GCC family businesses to tackle succession planning

Most family owned businesses in the GCC will face a succession challenge within the next decade.

Mobily launches new-look Ranan with more features

Mobily launches new-look Ranan with more features

Mobily has launched the third version of “Ranan” application for smart devices in Android & IOS systems with an

Directors general of civil aviation in the Middle East tackle regional challenges

Directors general of civil aviation in the Middle East tackle regional challenges

A high-level Saudi delegation is participating in the ongoing three-day third meeting of the Directors General of

COMEX 2015 unveils latest tech solutions

COMEX 2015, the region's leading ICT Trade Fair, was officially inaugurated Monday by Mohammad bin Hamad Al Rumhi, Oman Minister of Oil and Gas, in the presence of Dr. Ahmad bin Mohammad Al Futaisi,

Lebanese artist holds first Jeddah exhibition

Lebanese artist holds first Jeddah exhibition

A famous Lebanese artist celebrated the inauguration of her first Jeddah art exhibition in Alalamia Gallery.

Japan gets bigger as new coastline emerges

Crowded Japan has got a little bit roomier after a 300-meter strip of land emerged from the sea and attached itself to the coast, experts said Monday.

3 young women jailed in Russia for twerking next to monument

A court in southern Russia has sentenced three young women to brief jail terms for making a video showing them twerking next to a World War II memorial.

Quacking duck ringtone helps firefighter rescue ducklings

Quack! Quack! A duck call ringtone helped a Louisiana firefighter rescue six ducklings from a storm drain.

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

Men wearing high-heeled shoes take part in a march to protest against sexual violence against women in a fundraising

Part of what journalists do is to repeat your claims and accusations in order to provoke a passionate and unguarded response from you.
The death toll in Nepal from Saturday’s earthquake is set to rise higher and higher as rescuers  battle their way to the more remote parts of the country.
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