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Protect our children: Ban male expats from operating amusement park rides

It is a grave mistake that amusement parks hire expatriate male workers to operate rides as some of them sexually abuse children.

Why do some rich Saudis receive welfare benefits?

The Kingdom’s welfare system has been running for over 50 years helping the poor and the needy. It takes care of families and individuals, and provides them with the bare minimum to ensure that they do not need to ask people for money.

Why do we waste millions of meals in Ramadan?

I would first like to wish everyone Ramadan Kareem. May Allah accept our fasting! Every Ramadan, families spend a lot of money on food.

Salman distributes Naif awards

Salman distributes Naif awards

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman late on Wednesday distributed various categories of Prince Naif Bin Abdulaziz Awards.

Saudi woman took 500,000 pictures of the Two Holy Mosques in 12 years

Saudi woman took 500,000 pictures of the Two Holy Mosques in 12 years

A Saudi woman in her 40s makes history by taking as many as 500,000 photographs of the Two Holy Mosques and the holy sites within a span of 12 years.

Improving road safety

Improving road safety

Despite efforts to curtail the number of accidents and traffic-related injuries including the introduction of the Saher traffic monitoring system, the Kingdom’s roads remain a dangerous place where it is a common sight to see drivers flouting rules.

Encouraging youth volunteerism during Ramadan

Encouraging youth volunteerism during Ramadan

The Kingdom’s youth, both male and female, have immense potential that should be utilized for the greater good of society. The holy month of Ramadan is the best time to volunteer as students of all ages are on vacation.

The month of fasting has become the month of  food

The month of fasting has become the month of food

Fasting is a common form of worship among various cultures. Its spiritual benefits are widely recognized even with the diversity in the frequency, practice, and duration of the fast from one religion to another.

Tune in this Ramadan

Tune in this Ramadan

This Ramadan Saudi radio stations have a lot to offer. Whether you are in your car or online, you can tune into radios from all across KSA.

Seeking out Ramadan’s rewards

Ramadan has been structuredto keep reward seekersalertly on their toestill the month’s final iftardraws it all to a close.

Nigerian leader condemns 'inhuman, barbaric' Boko Haram attacks

Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday condemned a wave of Boko Haram attacks in the restive northeast that left at least 145 people dead, blasting them as "inhuman and barbaric."

It’s the pits: Comet’s crater’s revealed

It’s the pits: Comet’s crater’s revealed

After billions of years of solitary travel through cold, dark outer space, comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has

Dhaka arrests ‘top Qaeda militant’

Bangladesh police said Thursday they had arrested 12 suspected militants including the local head of Al-Qaeda’s branch in the region, foiling an attack planned for the end of the Islamic holy month

Pakistan train plunges into canal, killing 12

A train carrying hundreds of Pakistan military personnel and their families plunged into a canal on Thursday, killing 12 soldiers, when a bridge collapsed in what the army suspects was sabotage,

7 Saudis, two foreigners arrested for suspected terrorist activities

Authorities in Saudi Arabia have arrested nine people, including two foreigners, over the past two days for involvement in suspected terrorist activities in various regions of the country, security

WAMY extends iftar project to Guinea, Niger

The World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) is continuing efforts to implement its charitable iftar project in several poor countries of the world.

Two-year probation for teachers

New teachers employed in the Kingdom will be placed on probation for two years instead of the present one year, the Ministry of Education announced recently.

40 new mosques to be ready by year’s end

The Masjid Charity Organization built 20 new mosques last year and plans to complete a further 40 by the end of the current year. “The budget for last year’s projects reached SR9.7 million.

Benghazi, the cradle of Libya’s uprising, now a shattered city

Benghazi, the cradle of Libya’s uprising, now a shattered city

The old courthouse in central Benghazi, Libya’s second-largest city and the birthplace of the uprising against

Deadly clashes shake Aden

Fighting raged in Yemen’s battleground southern port of Aden Thursday, a day after the United Nations declared its highest level of humanitarian emergency in the war-torn country.

12 held in Tunisia hotel attack probe

A Tunisian official says that about 12 people have been detained in the investigation into a massacre at a beach resort that killed 38 people, mostly British tourists

Iraqi forces retake most of Baiji town

Iraqi forces have cleared Daesh (the so-called IS) militants from most of the northern town of Baiji and hope to drive them from the nearby oil refinery within days, a spokesman for the Shiite

Transporting coffins

Transporting coffins

Iraqi soldiers transport coffins containing the remains of ten of their comrades who were killed in the Speicher

Bullet holes and empty beaches: Tunisia’s tourism outlook is bleak

Bullet holes and empty beaches:  Tunisia’s tourism outlook is bleak

Tunisian shopkeeper Aghmi Bubaker doesn’t need to be told that he is experiencing the worst threat yet to his

‘No breakthrough’ seen at Iran talks

World powers negotiating a deal with Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions were grappling for a breakthrough as last-ditch talks dragged into a sixth day Thursday.

Philippine ferry capsizes; 38 dead

A ferry loaded with nearly 200 people capsized off a central Philippine port on Thursday, officials said, killing at least 38 people in the latest of the country’s long string of maritime tragedies.

Federer, Murray dazzle

Federer, Murray dazzle

Former champions Roger Federer and Andy Murray swept into the Wimbledon third round Thursday.

Woods rebounds with opening 66 at Greenbrier

Woods rebounds with opening 66 at Greenbrier

Tiger Woods shook off a late double-bogey with birdies at his last three holes.

US asks Swiss to extradite 7 FIFA officials

US asks Swiss to extradite 7 FIFA officials

The United States has demanded the extradition of seven FIFA officials.

Pakistan, Lanka set for reshuffle

Pakistan, Lanka set for reshuffle

Pakistan and Sri Lanka will ring in several changes, most of them forced on them.

Hamilton seeks to halt Rosberg

Hamilton seeks to halt Rosberg

World champion Lewis Hamilton is seeking a return to his most dominant form on home soil this weekend when he bids to

Love stays, but Chandler moves

Love stays, but Chandler moves

Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will make Phoenix a new contender in the NBA’s

Carrasco misses no-hitter

Carrasco misses no-hitter

Carlos Carrasco lost his no-hitter with two outs in the ninth inning as the Cleveland Indians settled for an 8-1 win

Pens add Kessel in trade with Leafs

Pens add Kessel in trade with Leafs

The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired high-scoring forward Phil Kessel from the Toronto Maple Leafs in a deal involving six

Sudair City to host largest logistics services center in GCC

Sudair City to host largest logistics services center in GCC

The Saudi Industrial Property Authority (MODON) has signed a contract with the International Dar Al Bandar Company

Total strike impact limited

A strike at Total’s French refineries, oil depots and service stations called by the hard-line CGT union had failed to muster much support by Thursday morning, company and union officials said.

Spanish jobless claims fall in June

The number of registered unemployed fell in Spain for the fifth straight month in June, government data showed Thursday, but the country continues to battle one of the highest jobless rates in Europe.

BBC to cut over 1,000 jobs

The British Broadcasting Corporation will cut more than 1,000 jobs to cover a 150-million-pound gap in license fee income next financial year as millions of viewers turn off their televisions and

Pirates and hold-ups

Pirates and hold-ups

When night falls over western Venezuela, armed gangs known as “pirates” sometimes ride boats into muggy Lake Maracaibo

Greek crisis ‘deteriorating’: Dijsselbloem

Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem warned Thursday that Greece’s financial situation is deteriorating, saying a ‘No’ vote in Sunday’s crunch referendum would question whether Athens still had a

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