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2 killed as Saudi military training aircraft crashes

An instructor and a student pilot were killed when a military training aircraft crashed on Sunday morning, an official source at the Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

Over 170,000 violators arrested in five weeks

A total of 174,461 violators of labor and residency laws have been arrested during the first five weeks of the security campaign, which started on March 8.

Yemeni minister rejects Saleh’s call for talks

Yemeni Foreign Minister Riyadh Yaseen on Sunday rejected a call for talks issued by ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh. Saleh, whose loyalists have been fighting alongside Houthi rebels, on Friday called on all Yemenis to return to political dialogue.

Pakistan to help implement UN resolution on Yemen: Sharif

Pakistan to help implement UN resolution on Yemen: Sharif

Any aggression on Saudi Arabia will be dealt with strongly and effectively by Pakistan, reiterated Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in an exclusive interview to Okaz/Saudi Gazette here recenty.

Death toll in Nepal quake rises to more than 3,200

Death toll in Nepal quake rises to more than 3,200

The death toll from Nepal's earthquake rose to 3,218 on Monday, two days after the massive quake ripped across this Himalayan nation, leaving tens of thousands shell-shocked and sleeping in streets.

Ties based on faith and trust

Ties based on faith and trust

Decision-makers in the Pakistani political and military leadership as well as the general public are on the same track in supporting the Saudi-led operation to restore legitimacy in Yemen and defeat the Houthi aggression.

Panic as aftershocks continue

Panic as aftershocks continue

It was the worst scare Delhi has felt in decades. The high-intensity earthquake that has devastated Nepal, jolted the people of Delhi and many parts of east and north India.

Kingdom’s education policy ‘excellent’

Kingdom’s education policy ‘excellent’

There are about 90,000 Saudi male and female students currently studying in the United States, according to the US Consul General in Dhahran Mike Hankey.

Syria warplanes strike NW city seized by rebels

Syria warplanes strike NW city seized by rebels

Syrian government warplanes pounded the northwestern city of Jisr Al-Shughur.

Asian countries search for citizens stranded by Nepal tremor

Asian countries search for citizens stranded by Nepal tremor

Asian countries were scrambling on Sunday to locate thousands of their nationals stranded in Nepal after a huge earthquake devastated the Himalayan nation, severing communications and transport links.

India rushes 13 military aircraft with aid to Nepal

India rushes 13 military aircraft with aid to Nepal

India on Sunday dispatched 13 military aircraft to Nepal loaded with tons of food.

New South African CG aims to build on bilateral relations

New South African CG aims to build on bilateral relations

Consul General of South Africa Shoayb Casoo, who was posted in January, expressed happiness at being in Saudi Arabia and aims to build on bilateral relations between the two countries, he told Saudi Gazette in an exclusive interview.

8 women get flight dispatcher licenses

Eight Saudi women have been given flight dispatcher licenses after they passed a 13-week course that qualified them for this post at airlines operating throughout the Kingdom.

No military solution to migrant crisis: UN chief

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Sunday urged Europe to refrain from resorting to a military solution to prevent a repeat of the shipwreck in the Mediterranean that left more than 750 migrants dead.

South Africa: A Special Place

South Africa: A Special Place

‘God’s special place’… that’s how one politician once described the lands of Africa’s southernmost nation; with its

Third decade of democracy, freedom

Third decade of democracy, freedom

This year, the South African Embassy will celebrate the National Day under the theme: “Celebrating the Beginning of

Jubran Jolding strives to introduce most modern rail technology to GCC

Jubran Jolding strives to introduce most modern rail technology to GCC

Jubran Holding, a fully owned private entity, was established to promote diversified business activities, with special

Are Saudi women willing to take a taxi with a Saudi driver?

I would like to ask the author of the article "Only Saudis should drive taxis" (Apr. 25) a simple question. If he can answer it positively, then with 100 percent certainty, Saudization can be

Restrict the use of cameras in the Holy Mosques

With regard to the post "‘Stop the misuse of cameras in the Holy Mosques’ " (Apr. 25), some pilgrims are visiting the Holy Mosques for the first time. They are understandably excited and they want

Will a 40-hour work week ever become a reality?

With regard to the article "Shoura considering 40-hour work week" (Apr. 25), we have been hearing about this subject for many years but nothing has ever been finalized.

Key healthcare forum begins in Riyadh today

A healthcare forum focusing on how health institutions can work together on a global level to tackle diseases kicks off today (Monday) at the Riyadh Ritz Carlton.

A slap the size of a hashtag

A slap the size of a hashtag

I WROTE more than once in this column that new media has become the mouthpiece of the voiceless people. If it is

85 percent of malaria cases in the Muslim World: Official

The vast majority of malaria infections occur in Muslim countries, said the head of an organization to combat the disease.

Online portal offers chance to debate draft labor laws

The Ministry of Labor has been intensifying its efforts to fight tasattur by launching an online portal allowing citizens to participate in approving labor policies before they become law.

Coronavirus cases recede but ‘disease has not gone’

Cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus have dropped for the fifth week in a row but the situation cannot yet be described as stable, according to a senior health official.

Dar Al-Hekma hosts key child psychiatry event

Dar Al-Hekma hosts key child psychiatry event

Dar Al-Hekma University last week hosted the third Review Course in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) to educate

Water leakage delays Colombo to Jeddah Saudia flight

A Saudi Arabian Airlines flight from Colombo to Jeddah was delayed for over two hours on Thursday because of a water leakage in the first class cabin.

New quake felt in northeast India, strength 5.1 - USGS

Tremors shook northeast India on Monday, three days after a severe earthquake caused devastation in neighboring Nepal, sending residents rushing out of their homes fearing for their safety.

Sudan's Bashir reelected with 94.5% of vote: organisers

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was reelected on Monday with 94.5 percent of the vote in polls he had been widely expected to win, the National Electoral Commission said.

China cancels spring climbs on north face of Everest: Xinhua

China cancels spring climbs on north face of Everest: Xinhua

China cancelled all spring climbs on the north face of Mount Everest, state media said Monday, after an earthquake in

UNICEF says nearly a million children "severely affected" in Nepal

Nearly a million children have been "severely affected" by a severe earthquake in Nepal that has killed more than 3,200 people.

Toll from Pakistan storm rises to 45

Toll from Pakistan storm rises to 45

Officials say the death toll from severe weather in northwestern Pakistan has risen to 45.

Indonesia gives 72-hour executions notice

Indonesia gives 72-hour executions notice

Indonesia notified nine foreigners and a local man convicted of drug trafficking.

Kerry, Zarif to meet at UN anti-nuclear arms conference

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet US Secretary of State John Kerry at the opening of a UN conference on the global anti-nuclear weapons treaty on Monday.

Chelsea’s title bid on hold

Chelsea’s title bid on hold

Chelsea will have to wait to celebrate for at least a week after its seemingly inevitable progress toward the Premier

Painters send Finals to a do-or-die Game 7

Painters send Finals to a do-or-die Game 7

The banged up Rain or Shine Elasto Painters fought like wounded tigers to live to fight another day.

Nishikori defends Barcelona title

Nishikori defends Barcelona title

Top-seeded Kei Nishikori successfully defended his title at the Barcelona Open.

Kenyans sweep men’s event; Radcliffe bows out

Kenyans sweep men’s event; Radcliffe bows out

Eliud Kipchoge led a Kenyan clean sweep of the podium places.

Westwood records a hat trick

Westwood records a hat trick

Briton Lee Westwood made it an Indonesian Masters hat trick by winning the Asian Tour title Sunday but only after

Anderson leads the way for England

Anderson leads the way for England

A devastating spell from seam bowler James Anderson set England up for a nine-wicket triumph in the second Test

Gladbach win hands Bayern 25th title

Bayern Munich was confirmed as German champion for the 25th time Sunday as Wolfsburg’s 1-0 defeat at Borussia Moenchengladbach meant Pep Guardiola’s Bavarians can no longer be caught.

Lucas leads US women in 800m relay

Porscha Lucas led Team USA to victory in the women’s 800m relay at the Penn Relays Saturday and the Americans won four of six events in the USA vs. The World races.

Saudi Arabia largest Islamic banking market in the world

The Islamic banking industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is set to achieve $683 billion of Shariah-compliant assets by 2019, according to EY’s World Islamic Banking Competitiveness report.

Bahrain GDP growth reaches 4.5% in 2014

Bahrain’s real GDP growth reached 4.5% in 2014, the latest Bahrain Economic Quarterly (BEQ) issued by the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) revealed.

Supply chain optimization crucial for evolution of Gulf petrochem industry: GPCA

Supply chain optimization crucial for evolution of Gulf petrochem industry: GPCA

With GCC chemical exports reaching $54.6 billion, streamlining supply chain functions will be the key to maintaining a

GCC consulting market grows 15% to $2.5b in ’14

The GCC consulting market grew by more than 15 percent to $2.5 billion in 2014. This means the market has expanded by more than $1billion in just three years.

UAE trade mission to Czech and Slovakia ends successfully

The UAE trade mission to the Czech and Slovak Republics, headed by Sultan Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy, concluded successfully with the organization of the UAE-Slovakia Business Forum in the

GCC executives at high risk of privacy breaches

GCC executives at high risk of privacy breaches

The increasing use of mobile devices for work is continuing to rise, Gulf Business Machines (GBM), the region’s number

Abaya competition takes center stage at ASI event

Abaya competition takes center stage at ASI event

The Arts and Skills Institute (ASI), an innovative and contemporary School of Art and Fashion in the capital, hosted

Obama pokes fun at friends and foes in dinner speech

Obama pokes fun at friends and foes in dinner speech

Obama plenty of new material to work with on the night.

Shah Rukh Khan praises German envoy’s Bollywood video debut

Shah Rukh Khan praises German envoy’s Bollywood video debut

Shah Rukh Khan complimented German Ambassador to India.

Juliette Greco to debutantes: ‘Learn to say no’

Juliette Greco to debutantes: ‘Learn to say no’

As she embarks on the last tour of a more than six-decade career that began in post-war Paris.

Hey, that’s my cappuccino! Coyote captured outside NY cafe

Police captured a young, female coyote outside a cafe in a residential area of lower Manhattan on Sunday.

The choices before the European leaders who met in Brussels on Thursday were not happy ones.
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