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No entry for illegals – Ministry

Expatriates working for sponsors or in job positions other than those registered with the Ministry of Labor will be deported.

Inmates in terror cases live in luxury

The Ministry of Interior grants monthly financial aid ranging from SR2,000 to SR3,000 to inmates at Dhahban Prison located on Madinah Road in Jeddah.

Four deaths, four fresh infections of coronavirus

Four people have died from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus and four others contracted the virus within 24 hours.

Egypt court suspends legislative election

An Egyptian court suspended the country’s upcoming parliamentary elections.

Kingdom, South Korea sign nuclear cooperation pacts

Kingdom, South Korea sign nuclear cooperation pacts

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and South Korean President Park Geun-hye oversaw the signing of an agreement on naval transport and two memoranda of understanding on nuclear cooperation here on Tuesday.

King Abdulaziz Medal for freed diplomat

King Abdulaziz Medal for freed diplomat

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman receives at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday Abdullah Al-Khalidi.

India to rent Haj buildings for five years

India to rent Haj buildings for five years

The Indian government is now in the process of finalizing a two-year-old Supreme Court judgment which called for devising a five-year Haj framework.

Philippine Embassy to revalidate expired or expiring passports for up to 1 year

Philippine Embassy to revalidate expired or expiring passports for up to 1 year

The Philippine Embassy informs the Filipino community that in view of the systems transition and upgrade of the current Philippine e-Passport System.

Cityscape Jeddah continues to grow amid oil price fluctuations

Cityscape Jeddah continues to grow amid oil price fluctuations

More than 50 of the GCC’s leading real estate developers and brokers will be showcasing their projects at the sixth Jeddah Urban Development and Real Estate Investment Event.

Palestinians confiscate Israeli goods in boycott campaign

Palestinians confiscate Israeli goods in boycott campaign

Palestinians urging a boycott of Israeli products have begun confiscating goods in the West Bank, a movement leader said Tuesday.

Top Indian and Pakistani diplomats meet to mend ties

Top Indian and Pakistani diplomats meet to mend ties

India’s top diplomat pledged to improve relations with Pakistan on Tuesday after the first meeting with his counterpart since India called off talks aimed at easing the rivals’ many disputes last year.

Russia bids farewell to slain Putin critic

Russia bids farewell to slain Putin critic

Thousands of mourners filed past the coffin of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

India widens oil leaks probe to defense ministry; security concerns grow

India widens oil leaks probe to defense ministry; security concerns grow

India has widened an investigation into leaks of confidential documents from its oil ministry to include the defense ministry.

Indian state bans beef, introduces jail time for possession

Indian state bans beef, introduces jail time for possession

India’s western state of Maharashtra has introduced a ban on beef.

Arrest over Haram ‘temple photo’

An Indian man has been arrested for posting offensive photos of the Holy Haram in Makkah.

Hadi wants reconciliation talks moved to Riyadh

Yemeni President Abedrabbu Mansour Hadi called for troubled UN-brokered reconciliation talks to be moved to Saudi Arabia if agreement cannot be reached on a venue inside Yemen.

Time for ministries to review solutions

Time for ministries to review solutions

Providing consummate services to the citizens and resolving their problems are the main duties of the ministries and other government departments.

Women driving in Saudi Arabia? Just do it!

With regard to the article "How can we lift the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia?" (Feb. 27), why does everyone make this issue so much more complicated than it needs to be?

Why don't street cleaners actually clean?

With regard to the article "On the road with a broom" (Feb. 28), as much I appreciate the efforts of the author in disguising himself as a street cleaner to learn more about their lives, there is

Stop police from using cell phones while driving

I agree 100 percent with the article "Punish those who use cell phones while driving" (Feb. 28). There should be a fine for motorists who use their cell phones while driving.

Muslims who uphold justice will win hearts

With regard to the article "Canadian Muslims turned into a political football" (Feb. 27), you must keep up being Muslim wherever you are.

Kerry cautions Israel not to undercut Iran diplomacy

US Secretary of State John Kerry quietly cautioned Israel not to undercut Iran nuclear negotiations.

Iraq battles to rebuild despite war and oil slump

Iraq battles to rebuild despite war and oil slump

On a main highway south of Baghdad, dozens of buildings rise up from the Iraqi plains, the first blocks of a

Rival Libyan forces carry out tit-for-tat airstrikes

Rival Libyan forces carried out tit-for-tat airstrikes on oil terminals and an airport on Tuesday.

Fierce clashes outside Iraq’s Tikrit after new offensive

Fierce clashes outside Iraq’s Tikrit after new offensive

Iraqi troops fought on Tuesday with the self-proclaimed Islamic State group south of the militant-held city of Tikrit

US will ‘protect’ Syrian rebels when time comes: Envoy

The United States will be ready to “protect” moderate Syrian rebels possibly with air power once they enter into combat.

‘Jihadi John’ talks about UK scrutiny in tapes

Audio tapes in which the man identified as “Jihadi John” complains about scrutiny from British intelligence services have been broadcast in Britain.

Citizen’s body still in hospital after 120 days

Police are desperately trying to find the family of a Saudi citizen whose dead body has been kept in a private hospital in Jeddah for more than four months.

US skills educator to coach PSU students

Global workforce skills educator The Fullbridge Program announced on Monday it has signed a long-term partnership agreement with Prince Sultan University.

Journalist dies from ‘medical error’ in Dammam

A journalist died in King Fahd Specialized Hospital (KFSH) in Dammam after doctors allegedly disconnected his oxygen mask while he was undergoing an operation on Tuesday.

Five big Makkah restaurants closed down

Five big Makkah restaurants closed down

The Al-Shawqiyyah branch municipality in Makkah has closed down five big restaurants for a number of health violations

Pakistan suspends health officials for wasting vaccines worth $3.7m

Pakistani authorities have suspended two health officials after $3.7 million worth of vaccines donated by UNICEF.

Philippines halts exploration in ‘disputed’ sea

The Philippines has suspended operations at a South China Sea natural gas project because it is also claimed by China and the dispute is before a UN tribunal.

LA police chief: Man killed on Skid Row reached for gun

LA police chief: Man killed on Skid Row reached for gun

Police fatally shot a homeless man during a “brutal” videotaped struggle in which an officer cried out that the man

Homeland funding appears on track minus immigration add-ons

Homeland funding appears on track minus immigration add-ons

After a weeks-long political struggle, legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department is headed back to the House.

306 firms publish recruitment cost

The Ministry of Labor announced that as many as 306 recruitment companies and offices have posted details of their expenses for hiring foreign domestic workers on the ministry’s domestic labor

Three Ukrainian soldiers killed in past 24 hours

Three Ukrainian soldiers killed in past 24 hours

Three Ukrainian servicemen were killed and nine were wounded in the last 24 hours in the country’s east where

Delhi rapist blames victim for being out at night

One of the men convicted of the gang rape and murder of an Indian student that shocked the world has said he blames the victim for “roaming around at night.”

Pakistan grants gallantry awards to school massacre victims

Pakistan is to confer posthumous gallantry awards on students, teachers and other staff members killed in a Taliban massacre at a school, officials said Tuesday.

South Africa maintains momentum

South Africa maintains momentum

Hashim Amla’s 20th One-Day International century set South Africa on course for its second 400-plus total in an as

Pakistan eyes batting improvement

Pakistan eyes batting improvement

Pakistan will target a huge improvement in batting to boost its net run-rate.

Easy sailing for Jeonbuk

Easy sailing for Jeonbuk

Yang Xu scored but then saw red for a Diego Maradona-style handball as Shandong Luneng crashed 4-1 to Jeonbuk Hyundai

Pakhtakor holds Shabab

Pakhtakor holds Shabab

Naif Hazazi came off the bench to score an 86th minute equaliser and salvage a point for Al Shabab.

Alonso ruled out of Australian GP

Alonso ruled out of Australian GP

Fernando Alonso will miss next week’s season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix on doctors’ advice after a

Roma keeps title hopes alive

Roma keeps title hopes alive

Ten-man Roma scored a late equalizer to salvage a 1-1 draw with Juventus Monday and keep alive its faint Serie A title

Kia downs Alaska in 4th upset win

Kia downs Alaska in 4th upset win

The Kia Carnival resumed its giant-killing ways Tuesday night, bringing down the Alaska Aces, 103-89, in the PBA

Kingdom ranked 7th in 2015 Islamic Growth Markets Investment Index

Saudi Arabia is ranked 7th in the 2015 Islamic Growth Markets Investment Index which ranks countries investment potential relatively within the OIC member country grouping.

Kingdom cyber security leaders gather to address rising threats

In a world where everything is connected, from intelligent fridges to driverless cars, technology is playing a prominent role in one’s life.

Saudi PPPP ’15 highly successful with ‘billions of Saudi riyals’ deals sealed

Saudi Plastic & Petrochem 2015 and Saudi Print & Pack 2015 successfully concluded its 3rd-day run with an attendance of more than 9,700 trade visitors.

Low oil prices allow GCC banking sector to focus on liquidity

“Low oil prices enables GCC banking sector to focus on liquidity,” said Dr. R. Seetharaman, Group CEO, Doha Bank.

Oil plunge slows growth of deposits at Gulf banks

Low oil prices are slowing or reversing deposit growth at Gulf Arab banks, but not enough to cause the liquidity squeeze that bankers fear.

Kuwait, South Korea ink economic accords

Kuwait and South Korea signed three agreements and several memorandums of understanding in the sectors of health, transportation, trade and petroleum.

Top themes from Milan fashion week

Top themes from Milan fashion week

As Milan fashion week hands over the baton to Paris, winding up a whirlwind show which saw historic brands revitalised

Jennifer to play war photographer

Jennifer to play war photographer

Jennifer Lawrence will star in Steven Spielberg's "It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War."

Fawad: Wear what suits you

Fawad: Wear what suits you

Fawad Khan was recently here for a launch.

Madonna plans global tour for new album

Madonna plans global tour for new album

Madonna on Monday announced concerts across North America and Europe to support her new album.

John Oliver spurring America to action

John Oliver spurring America to action

John Oliver may have been ruled out of the running to replace Jon Stewart but the British comedian's role.

A very great deal rests on the Iraqi government’s drive to retake Tikrit. The already deeply-discredited former premier Nouri Al-Maliki undermined his standing yet further by twice claiming, entirely falsely, that the so-called Islamic State had been driven out of the city.
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