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811 arrested on terror charges

The security authorities have arrested 811 people of 25 nationalities on terrorism charges across the Kingdom.

Status of 249,669 Burmese corrected

The residency status of a total of 249,669 Burmese nationals living in Makkah and other regions of the Kingdom has been corrected with the issuance of iqamas.

Healthcare demand in Saudi Arabia on the rise

Saudi Arabia will be the fastest growing healthcare market in the GCC in the next six years and the overall growth rate for the whole region will hit 12 percent by 2018.

22,000 drug addicts in EP, claims Al-Amal specialist

here are 22,000 drug addicts in the Eastern Province, according to a drug addiction specialist.

Pakistan to respond against any aggression on Kingdom: PM

Pakistan to respond against any aggression on Kingdom: PM

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stressed that his country will respond strongly against any aggression on the Kingdom’s security and sovereignty. “Pakistan can not remain a bystander against efforts to destabilize the Kingdom”.

Three key projects in Jeddah near completion

Three key projects in Jeddah near completion

The Jeddah Municipality is expected to open three key traffic and seafront projects, according to a senior municipality official.

Three neglected parks in Jeddah turn ‘crime dens’

Three neglected parks in Jeddah turn ‘crime dens’

Neglected and unfinished parks in several districts of Jeddah have become safe havens for criminals to carry out drug dealing and other illegal activities.

Saudi students celebrate St. Philip’s College culture fest

Saudi students celebrate St. Philip’s College culture fest

Saudi Students House in San Antonio took part at the 2015 St. Philip’s College culture fest and Rib Cook-Off event which took place on April 23.

Urbanization key driver towards smarter cities

Urbanization key driver towards smarter cities

The Smart Cities Council on Saturday rolled out a roadmap for smart cities at a Smart Cities Readiness Workshop in collaboration with the Dubai Real Estate Institute and Bechtel.

Opening Tadawul to foreigners will further develop stock market

Opening Tadawul to foreigners will further develop stock market

Chairman of the Saudi Capital Market Authority Mohammed Aljadaan explained that there are several objectives that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia aims to achieve.

Israeli cops gun down Palestinian

Israeli cops gun down Palestinian

Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian, who allegedly attempted to stab colleagues at an east Jerusalem checkpoint.

Hundreds dead as massive tremor shakes Nepal, India

Hundreds dead as massive tremor shakes Nepal, India

A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing more than 1,000 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest.

Pakistan PM orders probe into killing of rights activist

Pakistan PM orders probe into killing of rights activist

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered an investigation into the killing of prominent rights activist Sabeen Mahmud.

Indonesia informs convicts of execution, Frenchman excluded

Indonesia informs convicts of execution, Frenchman excluded

Indonesia said it has officially notified eight foreign drug convicts that they will be executed.

Alert and vigilant

Alert and vigilant

Alert border guards keep vigil against any infiltrations along the Saudi-Yemeni border in Najran on Saturday.

Rising cost of rent, owning homes

Rising cost of rent, owning homes

The rising cost of rent throughout the country is the main problem facing Saudi citizens these days.

Family values can be a euphemism for the enslavement of women

With regard to the article "OIC’s human rights arm focuses on family values" (Apr. 23), family values include a couple's right to enjoy happiness in the home with each other.

Bravo to a brave military officer!

I am writing with regard to the article "Hospital ‘neglecting’ officer shot saving woman and child" (Apr. 23). To this brave officer, I would say: "You have fulfilled your duty and responsibility as

Populist parties attract the less educated

With regard to the article "Barring economic slump, Europe’s populists may be peaking" (Apr. 23), in Europe there are also social classes.

Workers forced to find own rest spots, company investigated

The Labor Office branch in Makkah is investigating a company for allegedly neglecting its workers and leaving them to find their own resting spots.

Ministry’s ideal school bag program under testing

The Ministry of Education is testing its Healthy School Bag program at select elementary schools.

GACA to deal with sandstorms better

Head of the General Authority of Civil Aviation Sulaiman Bin Abdullah Al-Hamdan opened a workshop to study the repercussions of the recent sandstorm that disrupted air traffic in the Kingdom.

Rebels enter northwest Syrian town as govt withdraws

Hard-line Syrian rebel groups entered a strategic town Saturday in northwestern Syria, sending government troops fleeing after intense clashes that have seen them take nearly all of a crucial

Senior officers killed in Iraq’s Anbar

The Daesh (the so-called IS) group killed two senior officers and 10 other soldiers in a suicide bombing and heavy fighting in Iraq’s Anbar province.

Ex-Turkey prosecutor says facing life term over retweet

A former Turkish prosecutor on Saturday claimed that he was facing a life sentence on terror charges for retweeting a leaked tape that implicated President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his son in

Iran moves ships, reducing tensions near Yemen: Carter

A flotilla of nine Iranian naval and cargo ships that US officials feared was carrying arms to strife-torn Yemen sailed northeast in the direction of Iran on Friday.

Turkish Airlines plane makes emergency landing

A Turkish Airlines plane returning from Milan made an emergency landing in Istanbul on Saturday after one of its engines caught fire.

Three die in warehouse blaze

Three die in warehouse blaze

Three people died from smoke inhalation in a fire that broke out in a large electrical goods warehouse early Friday in

Poor supports makes mosque roof collapse

Poor supports makes mosque roof collapse

The roof of a mosque in Al-Jamiyeen District collapsed after concrete was poured on it.

Deadliest earthquakes of the past

Hundreds are feared dead after a powerful 7.9 magnitude quake rocked Nepal on Saturday.

Climbers caught on Everest

Climbers caught on Everest

Climbers on Mount Everest were caught in a deadly earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday.

Man arrested over drone at Japanese PM’s office

Man arrested over drone at Japanese PM’s office

Japanese police have arrested a man who admitted to landing a drone with low-level radioactive sand on the roof of the

Wife of Malaysia’s jailed Anwar to run for his seat

Wife of Malaysia’s jailed Anwar to run for his seat

The wife of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim entered the race for the parliamentary seat vacated by her

Bihar govt steps up quake relief

Bihar govt steps up quake relief

The powerful earthquake that originated in Nepal shook large parts of northern and eastern India on Saturday, damaging

Historic Kathmandu tower collapses in quake

Historic Kathmandu tower collapses in quake

A historic 19th-century tower collapsed in the heart of Kathmandu’s old quarter after an earthquake on Saturday.

Tensions as Burundi president to launch re-election bid

Tensions as Burundi president to launch re-election bid

The president of the central African nation of Burundi was set to declare his controversial bid to stay in office for

Late Fernandinho goal sends Man City second

Late Fernandinho goal sends Man City second

Fernandinho volleyed in a dramatic 89th-minute winner as Manchester City edged FA Cup finalists Aston Villa 3-2 on

Nishikori to play Andujar in Barcelona final

Nishikori to play Andujar in Barcelona final

Defending champion Kei Nishikori is back in the final.

AFC official accused of hiding evidence — report

AFC official accused of hiding evidence — report

The Asian Football Confederation’s general secretary Alex Soosay asked for evidence.

Henderson grabs 2-shot lead

Henderson grabs 2-shot lead

Canadian teenager Brooke Henderson shot a tournament-record seven-under 65 to grab a two-shot lead.

Anderson gives England scent of victory

Anderson gives England scent of victory

James Anderson featured in all six dismissals as the West Indies slumped to 286 for eight at lunch on the final day of

McCoy makes emotional farewell

McCoy makes emotional farewell

A.P. McCoy, the jump jockey who has created a remarkable sporting legend in Britain, failed to ride one final winner

Challenging route unveiled for Rally Jeddah

Challenging route unveiled for Rally Jeddah

Organizers have unveiled the final plans and route details for this coming weekend’s Rally Jeddah.

Chennai and Mumbai win

Chennai and Mumbai win

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) trounced Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by 97 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 at the MA

Short-term rally on Tadawul sentiment to ensue: Deloitte

The Saudi regulatory authority (Capital Market Authority)’s confirmation of the date for the opening up of the market for direct market access by qualified foreign institutional investors (QFIIs) is

Oil prices too fluid yet to predict in not too distant future

Oil prices too fluid yet to predict in not too distant future

Despite slipping a bit on Friday, crude oil markets are still touching 2015 highs.

Asean leaders to focus on SME development

Asean leaders are expected to give greater emphasis to the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), towards efforts to propel the region’s economy towards a single market under the Asean

Slovakia and UAE in MoU to strengthen economic ties

UAE Minister of Economy, Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri and Slovakia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Miroslav Lajcak, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding

Panda, Anan Iskan sign worker housing contract

Panda, Anan Iskan sign worker housing contract

The Panda Retail Company, one of Savola group companies, has signed a contract with Anan Iskan, the leading worker

Summit to tackle transformation of CSR into sustainable practices

Summit to tackle transformation of CSR into sustainable practices

The region’s foremost CSR experts will come together next month to tackle the transformation of corporate social

Angelina Jolie rips world powers on Syria’s refugee crisis

Angelina Jolie rips world powers on Syria’s refugee crisis

Actress Angelina Jolie pleaded with world powers Saturday to help the millions of Syrian refugees, sharply criticizing

Pop star Justin Bieber settles lawsuit with Florida photographer

Pop star Justin Bieber settles lawsuit with Florida photographer

A lawsuit against pop star Justin Bieber over an incident involving a photographer in Miami has been resolved.

Bruce Jenner: ‘I am a woman’

Bruce Jenner: ‘I am a woman’

In the 1970s, Bruce Jenner was a symbol of American masculinity.

Nicole Kidman set for London stage return in ‘Photograph 51’

Nicole Kidman set for London stage return in ‘Photograph 51’

Actress Nicole Kidman will return to the London theater.

Rishi Kapoor: I generally don’t like Ranbir’s movies

Rishi Kapoor: I generally don’t like Ranbir’s movies

Though Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor’s fan following knows no bounds after films like “Rockstar” and “Barfi!”, here’s

Up until Thursday, United Nations relief workers were still trying to access the besieged Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Syria, where the basic humanitarian needs of some 18,000 Palestinian civilians remain unmet.
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