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Saudi Arabia will continue massive public spending despite a 50 percent drop in the price of oil which provides the bulk of the Kingdom’s revenue, the finance minister said on Wednesday.
The new employment strategy of the Ministry of Civil Service will ensure Saudi women with senior executive positions in government, its deputy minister has said.
The promotion of Passports Department (Jawazat) personnel at King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh will be based on their evaluation by passengers.
Collaborations involving the European Union and Saudi Arabia will include a wide range of programs, projects and aid to Third World countries as well as joint counterterrorism efforts, said a top European diplomat.
A shocked Pakistan on Wednesday began burying 132 students killed in a grisly attack on their school by Taliban militants that has heaped pressure on the government to do more to tackle the insurgency.
WE, the Arabs, are only marginal figures or consumers among the actors that make up modern civilization. This is simply because we have not contributed anything to the creation of modern civilization.
Relations between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are stronger than ever, according to Bahrain’s consul general. Marking the country’s 43rd National Day on Tuesday in Jeddah.
Syrian refugee women performed the Greek tragedy “Antigone” in the Lebanese capital of Beirut this week, weaving their own stories of loss and defiance into the ancient tale of a rebel woman.
The Palestinian group Hamas staged a show of strength to mark its 27th anniversary on Sunday, with a military parade through Gaza including a flyover by a drone.
Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Tuesday she’s proud to have been part of an administration that “banned illegal renditions and brutal interrogations” and said the US should never be involved in torture anywhere in the world.
The Iraqi government has identified and stopped payment of tens of millions of dollars in salaries previously disbursed to nonexistent troops, known here as “ghost soldiers,” as part of the prime minister’s vow to tackle corruption in the military and regain a foothold in the battle against the self-proclaimed Islamic State group, two senior government officials said.
Students and teachers of several international schools in the Kingdom on Wednesday mourned the victims of Tuesday's Peshawar carnage in which at least 148 children and staff members of an army
His Kalashnikov across his back, Libyan soldier Adel Howas rushed to the front line when air strikes targeted his comrades at a border crossing with Tunisia.
Tunisians vote in the second round of a presidential election on Sunday, capping off four years of a sometimes chaotic transition since their country sparked the Arab Spring.
A Bahraini man holds up national flags of Saudi Arabia (R) and Bahrain in Sakhir, south of Manama, as Bahrainis
Private hospitals are carrying out pre-conception gender selection operations and reporting them as IV fertilization or artificial fertilization in response to a growing number of patients’ requests.
This boat belonging to the Saudi Coast Guard was spotted in a scrapyard on Haj Street in Makkah.
There is no graveyard in the Grand Mosque, according to the commander of the holy mosque’s special security forces.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned US businesses to be on the alert for a sophisticated Iranian hacking operation whose targets include defense contractors, energy firms and
Some 2,600 street cleaners have stopped work in protest against nonpayment of wages, Al-Madinah daily reported.
A recent symposium on the life and achievements of the legendary Indian freedom fighter and Congress party leader late
Hamas on Wednesday hailed a European court decision to remove the Palestinian group from the EU’s terrorism blacklist, describing the move as a “victory.”
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday nuclear talks with major powers were being conducted in a good atmosphere, “good steps” had been taken and more would follow.
The foreign minister of Tripoli’s militia-backed government says it has freed four crew members — three Ukrainians and one Russian — of an Emirati cargo plane who were detained after landing
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned his lawmakers for the first time.
The Afghan Taliban have condemned a raid on a school in neighboring Pakistan.
Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan Wednesday called off a four-month long protest movement.
The Philippines aims to buy two frigates, two helicopters and three gunboats for deployment in the South China Sea where a territorial dispute with China has lent urgency to the need to bolster
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and his French, German and Ukrainian counterparts agreed in a phonecall early Wednesday that they wanted talks between Kiev, Moscow and rebels controlling parts of
A former mayor of the major eastern Chinese city of Nanjing was indicted on Wednesday on corruption charges amid an widening anti-graft crackdown Ji Jianye faces charges of using his Communist Party
Northern Japan was in the grip of a blizzard on Wednesday as strong winds and heavy snow forced the cancellation of
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With regard to the article "Cabinet nod for tough action on contractors of stalled projects" (Dec. 16), it has been generally observed that development projects in Saudi Arabia take longer to
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Indian opener Murali Vijay put Australia to the sword in its Brisbane fortress with a brilliant 144 to help drive the
The American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022.
European champion Real Madrid turned on the party tricks as it sailed into the Club World Cup final.
New Zealand beat Pakistan by seven runs in an exciting finish.
Southampton suffered an embarrassing 1-0 League Cup quarterfinal defeat at third tier Sheffield United Tuesday while
Pedro hit a first-half hat trick as Barcelona cruised into the last 16 of the King’s Cup with a 8-1 second leg
Captain Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers shared a record unbroken double-century stand as South Africa took control of
Asian champions Western Sydney Wanderers bowed out of the Club World Cup in Morocco on Wednesday with a defeat on
Falling oil prices, the policy response of oil exporters, reform momentum and politics, will be the main influence on ratings in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) in 2015, said Fitch Ratings in its
The Saudi Heart Rhythm Society’s ongoing annual Heart Rhythm Week in the Kingdom has chosen to highlight Syncope this
The ‘UAE Economic Outlook 2015’ forum held under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,
Qaderoon Business Disability Network celebrated the International Disability Day in an event held last week at the
Mobily launched Shariki Plus – the distributor’s sales program – in the western region, in an event held at Intercontinental Hotel Jeddah.
Luxury Real Estate developer DAMAC Properties has been presented with the ‘world’s best’ award during the international property awards industry conference.
Police in New Hampshire say they have collared the humans responsible for snatching 13 puppies from a New Hampshire pet store in a smash-and-grab dognapping.
Children’s cartoons depict death more often than films for adults, and their main characters are more than twice as
A generous mystery man has made the holiday season a little brighter for employees of two Massachusetts coffee shops.
A Korean Air Lines executive’s tantrum over bagged nuts in a first-class cabin is drawing enough attention to give Hawaii’s $38 million macadamia nut industry a boost.
Police in suburban Nashville are looking for a Scrooge who sawed off a live Christmas tree loaded with decorations in a suspected holiday season theft.