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King orders SR1.8 billion for social insurance beneficiaries

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has ordered payment of SR1.8 billion to beneficiaries of social insurance as assistance for the holy month of Ramadan.

Deputy Crown Prince receives call from British Defense Secretary

Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense, received a telephone call Wednesday from British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon.

Yemenis urged to speed up rectification of status

Col. Muhammad Al-Saad, director of public relations in the passports department, denied news being circulated that there would be an extension to the period for rectification of Yemenis’ status.

King Salman’s visit boosts Madinah’s development

King Salman’s visit boosts Madinah’s development

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman inaugurated a number of development projects in Madinah region late Tuesday night.

King to inaugurate Madinah airport today

King to inaugurate Madinah airport today

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman will inaugurate the new Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah in a grand ceremony on Thursday night.

Crown Prince prays at Prophet’s Mosque

Crown Prince prays at Prophet’s Mosque

Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, prays at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah late Tuesday night.

Prince Miteb inspects King Faisal Brigade Command

Prince Miteb inspects King Faisal Brigade Command

Prince Miteb Bin Abdullah, minister of the National Guard, paid an inspection visit here on Wednesday to the Command of King Faisal Brigade of the National Guard.

Muhammad Al-Mukhtar Al-Faal is Okaz editor-in-chief

Muhammad Al-Mukhtar Al-Faal is Okaz editor-in-chief

Muhammad Al-Mukhtar Al-Faal is the new editor-in-chief of Okaz daily. His appointment was approved by Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Adel Bin Zaid Al-Turaifi on Wednesday.

Contribution of productive families to economy hailed

Contribution of productive families to economy hailed

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities launched the national marketing event to support Saudi women and their creativity in Thi Al-Majaz Center here on Tuesday.

Saudi retail industry grows steadily; ‘very competitive’

Saudi retail industry grows steadily; ‘very competitive’

Saudi Arabia is the second largest retail market in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with estimated sales of USD 98 billion in 2011.

Saudi families key focus of Dubai resorts this summer

Saudi families key focus of Dubai resorts this summer

As UAE’s tourism continues to expand in 2015, Saudi Arabia is placed as the most important source market for leading Dubai resorts.

Record 137,000 refugees, migrants crossed Mediterranean this year: UN

Record 137,000 refugees, migrants crossed Mediterranean this year: UN

A record 137,000 people made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe in the first half of 2015, most of them fleeing war, conflict and persecution, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Rebel fire kills 20 in Aden

Rebel fire kills 20 in Aden

Rebel fire on a residential district of Yemen's second city Aden killed at least 31 civilians Wednesday as loyalist forces in central city Taez launched a manhunt for 1,200 escaped prisoners.

After Wi-Fi at the Taj, Modi revives campaign for ‘digital’ India

After Wi-Fi at the Taj, Modi revives campaign for ‘digital’ India

India is reinvigorating an $18 billion campaign to provide fast internet connections for all.

Choke terror support networks, UN urged

Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Algeria and Morocco urged the UN Human Rights Council to impose a tight embargo on terrorist groups by choking their support networks.

Prince Alwaleed pledges his $32 billion fortune to charity

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal on Wednesday pledged his entire $32-billion (SR120 billion) fortune to charitable projects over the coming years.

Is that it, Obama?

Is that it, Obama?

WHEN Barack Obama took over the White House, a number of preachers and religious scholars celebrated the occasion in a

87 traders caught for fraud

A total of 87 Saudi businessmen will face trial after being accused of embezzlement and commercial fraud.

Clinton struggled to fit in with Obama’s White House

Clinton struggled to fit in with Obama’s White House

Hillary Clinton struggled to fit into the government of President Barack Obama.

Emergency law fuels army abuses in Indian Kashmir: Amnesty

A controversial law giving Indian soldiers legal impunity in restive Kashmir is fueling grave human rights abuses including the killing of innocent civilians.

Teen’s selfie with dead grandpa investigated

The Health Affairs responded on Tuesday to complaints by angry social media users about a selfie posted by a teenage boy with his dead grandfather with the caption “Bye bye grandpa!”

Indian deputy allays fears over Calicut airport

Indian deputy allays fears over Calicut airport

A senior Indian politician allayed apprehensions of around two million Gulf expatriates from the northern Malabar

Model village for Muzaffarnagar riot victims in 6 months

Model village for Muzaffarnagar riot victims in 6 months

The Jeddah Central Committee of Kerala Muslim Cultural Center (KMCC) will build 10 houses for the riot victims of

Rajapaksa announces return to politics

Rajapaksa announces return to politics

Sri Lanka’s former president Mahinda Rajapaksa announced on Wednesday he will lead an opposition faction at upcoming

RISA’s global fight against substance abuse

RISA’s global fight against substance abuse

The Riyadh Initiative against Substance Abuse (RISA) initiated a 3-month-long global e-campaign in connection with the

Annual Iftar Party

Annual Iftar Party

Indian Consul General B.S. Mubarak, flanked by Air India’s senior managers, Firoz Khan, to his left, and M.A. Noor

Countries must deal with health risks of more frequent heatwaves: UN

Countries must deal with health risks of more frequent heatwaves: UN

The UN urged countries Wednesday to create preparedness systems to counter the health risks of heatwaves.

Pakistani artists look to counter violent extremism

Pakistani artists look to counter violent extremism

At a militant training camp in Pakistan, a new recruit asks his instructor why his comrades are attacking churches and

Indonesia to review aging air force fleet as crash toll crosses 140

Indonesia to review aging air force fleet as crash toll crosses 140

Indonesia’s president promised a review of the country’s aging air force fleet and a defense modernization drive on

Western Europe sweats from unusual heat

Western Europe sweats from unusual heat

Commuters are baring lots of skin in western Europe and authorities in countries like France are reaching out to

100 killed in attacks on Sinai checkposts

Daesh (the so-called IS militants launched a wide-scale coordinated assault on several military checkpoints in Egypt's North Sinai on Wednesday in which 50 people were killed, security sources said,

IAEA chief heads to Iran as nuclear talks extended

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano will be in Tehran on Thursday to discuss monitoring sensitive nuclear sites with senior officials as major powers and Iran seek a

Kuwait holds police officers in crackdown on militants

Kuwait holds police officers in crackdown on militants

Kuwait has arrested two police officers as part of a security crackdown on militants launched after last week's deadly

World should be ashamed at failure to end Syria conflict: UN

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday the world should be ashamed that three years after major powers approved a blueprint in Geneva to bring peace to Syria.

Israel cancels West Bankers’ visits to Gaza

Israel said Wednesday it was revoking permits for hundreds of Palestinians living in the West Bank to visit relatives in the Gaza Strip, after a series of attacks, some fatal.

Tunisia takes new steps to protect tourists

Tunisia takes new steps to protect tourists

Tunisia began deploying armed police to protect foreign tourists on Wednesday after last week's deadly attack on a

US, allies urge Libyan foes to sign peace pact

The United States and five European allies on Tuesday called for rival Libyan groups to endorse a deal at UN-led negotiations to resolve the country's ongoing crisis.

Some Saudi sponsors make money by reporting expats 'huroub'

With regard to the article "Philippines Embassy sues Saudi firm over pay delay" (July 1), some Saudis sponsors do not seem to understand their workers. Do they understand that people need a job to

Something worse than terrorism

With regard to the article "A Christian terrorist plot that goes unreported" (July 1), shameful as it was, it was not terrorism. It was something worse.

Older employees work harder, take less leave

I am writing with regard to the article "Older workers add value to any organization" (June 28). A young employee took leave from his boss to attend his uncle's funeral.

Djokovic, Sharapova cruise as Wimbledon endures record heat

Djokovic, Sharapova cruise as Wimbledon endures record heat

Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova breezed through at a sweltering Wimbledon Wednesday where temperatures soared to a

Serena and Wawrinka advance

Serena and Wawrinka advance

Serena Williams hardly broke sweat in the Wimbledon heat.

Argentina crushes Paraguay to reach Copa America final

Argentina crushes Paraguay to reach Copa America final

Argentina produced its best performance.

USA roars into Women’s World Cup final

USA roars into Women’s World Cup final

Carli Lloyd lifted the United States into its second final.

Aces take Game 1 of semis vs. Hotshots

Aces take Game 1 of semis vs. Hotshots

The Alaska Aces clawed their way back from an 18-point deficit.

I'm not corrupt, insists Blatter

I'm not corrupt, insists Blatter

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has insisted he is not guilty of corruption despite the ongoing investigations into world

Sweden celebrates first Euro U-21 crown

Sweden celebrates first Euro U-21 crown

Goalkeeper Patrik Carlgren saved two penalties in a shoot-out to lead Sweden to victory over Portugal and its first

Bolt heads to see ‘world’s best doctor’

Bolt heads to see ‘world’s best doctor’

Sprint star Usain Bolt is in Munich Wednesday, seeking treatment from famous doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt in

First commercial art fair of its kind opens in Jeddah

UBS, the world’s leading wealth manager, is sponsoring the seven-day Shara Art Fair, the first commercial art fair of its kind that opened in Jeddah on Wednesday (July 1).

Telecoms, transport sectors send Saudi stock index higher

Saudi stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday.

LuLu opens new outlet in Sohar, Oman

LuLu opens new outlet in Sohar, Oman

LuLu Hypermarket, the largest retail chain in the GCC region, opened Wednesday (July 1) its new outlet in Sohar.

Hempel unveils Strata solutions for exacting surface applications

Hempel unveils Strata solutions for exacting surface applications

Global coatings supplier Hempel launched its new range of high-performance multilayer flooring systems and coatings

KAEC, Sir Martin Sorrell to create brand academy for Saudi talents

KAEC, Sir Martin Sorrell to create brand academy for Saudi talents

Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, has entered into a strategic collaboration with King Abdullah Economic City.

‘Rafal Living’ vertical community project advances as planned

‘Rafal Living’ vertical community project advances as planned

Rafal Real Estate Development Company, the premier residential community innovator, announced the completion of the

Misty Copeland, celebrity ballerina, breaks race ceiling

Misty Copeland, celebrity ballerina, breaks race ceiling

Misty Copeland, whose personal story and social media prowess helped make her a rare celebrity in ballet, made history

Gadgets for the beach

Gadgets for the beach

If you're headed to the beach or any other weekend getaway, don't forget these "essential" gadgets.

Katy Perry caught in property dispute between nuns, archdiocese

Katy Perry caught in property dispute between nuns, archdiocese

Singer Katy Perry is caught in a property dispute between a group of elderly nuns and the Los Angeles Archdiocese.

Spanish singer Julio Iglesias undergoes back surgery

Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias is recovering after undergoing a “minor” back operation in New York, his record label said.

Lupita Nyong’o joins fight to save Africa’s elephants

Lupita Nyong’o joins fight to save Africa’s elephants

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has returned home to Kenya to spearhead a new campaign to stop the record

Ebola is back in Liberia. Six weeks ago, the country was declared free of the deadly virus.
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