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Youth in Buraidah jumps to his death to escape Haia members

A young man in his 20s died of his wounds after jumping from the roof of a residential building in an attempt to escape from a team of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.

King Salman Center secures the return of 4,505 Yemenis to their country

During the past three days the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Work in coordination with the evacuation and humanitarian operations cell in the Ministry of Defense helped 2,787 Yemenis.

Most huroub complaints malicious, says NSHR

The National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) has discovered that most sponsors' complaints against their employees accusing them of huroub (escaping or being absent from work) are “malicious”.

Conduct study to encourage investment in Saudi Arabia, King tells business leaders

Conduct study to encourage investment in Saudi Arabia, King tells business leaders

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman urged Saudi business officials and businessmen to conduct a thorough study to ensure providing more support and encouragement to investment and investors in the Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday.

8 criteria for building on the foothills of Mina

8 criteria for building on the foothills of Mina

The Board of Senior Ulema at the General Presidency for Religious Research and Ifta has specified for the Higher Commission for Developing Makkah and the Holy Sites eight criteria for building on the foothills of the mountains in Mina holy site.

Jeddah moves toward becoming a smart city

Jeddah moves toward becoming a smart city

Residents and visitors should expect Jeddah to shift toward becoming a smart city, which uses digital technologies to boost performance and well being, reduce costs and resource consumption and involve citizens more actively.

Bridge near bicycle roundabout opens

Bridge near bicycle roundabout opens

Jeddah Mayor Hani Abu Ras inaugurated on Wednesday the bridge on the intersection of King Fahd Road and Al-Rawada Street at the bicycle roundabout.

Dar Al-Hekma expo a women’s tribute to the late King’s vision

Dar Al-Hekma expo a women’s tribute to the late King’s vision

Dar Al-Hekma University hosted its 10th visual communication design exhibition that paid tribute to the late King Abdullah’s vision for women’s education in Saudi Arabia.

Iraqi-German retraces historic route to Makkah in 300 days

Iraqi-German retraces historic route to Makkah in 300 days

After 300 days, an Iraqi-German man finally completed his historic walking pilgrimage to the holy city of Makkah on May 17, capping a journey that covered 12 countries and 12,000 kilometers to help his sister’s brave fight against cancer.

Iraqi forces take positions near Ramadi

Iraqi forces take positions near Ramadi

Iraqi forces took up positions around Ramadi on Wednesday, seizing two districts after clashes with Daesh (the so-called IS), as the explicitly sectarian name Shiite militias gave the operation caused unease.

Israel, Palestinians pull back after Gaza exchange of fire

Israel, Palestinians pull back after Gaza exchange of fire

Israel and Palestinian militants appeared to be pulling back on Wednesday from further hostilities after Israel responded with airstrikes to a rocket attack from the Gaza Strip.

Belligerent Buddhist monks lead rally against Rohingya Muslims

Belligerent Buddhist monks lead rally against Rohingya Muslims

Several hundred Buddhist nationalists protested in Yangon on Wednesday against mounting international pressure for Myanmar to stem the exodus of Muslim Rohingya migrants and aid those still stranded at sea.

British ex-PM Blair quits as Middle East envoy

British ex-PM Blair quits as Middle East envoy

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair resigned as envoy of the Middle East.

Middle East’s Internet of Things revenue to reach $2 billion in ’15

Middle East’s Internet of Things revenue to reach $2 billion in ’15

As the Middle East’s Internet of Things (IoT) revenue will reach nearly $2 billion in 2015, the Kingdom’s organizations need to innovate with the power of Big Data, SAP announced Wednesday.

Saudi cosmetics market largest in the Middle East

Saudi cosmetics market largest in the Middle East

Recent studies have shown that Saudi Arabia’s many affluent and beauty conscious women are spending on average SR14,256 a year on cosmetics.

Every car in Saudi Arabia must have a 'black box'

I am writing with regard to the post "Dashboard cameras in cars must be made mandatory in Saudi Arabia" (May 25). In Western countries there are currently debates underway about making it mandatory

Give long-term Saudi-born expats citizenship

I am writing with regard to the post "Why do expats want permanent Saudi residency?" (May 25). It is clear that those who entered Saudi Arabia by an Umrah or Haj visa, a visit visa, family visa or

The Ummah must find a long-term solution to the Rohingya crisis

With regard to the article "Rohingya ‘caught between the devil and the deep sea'" (May 25), I would like to appeal to the Muslim Ummah to seek a long-term solution for the plight of the persecuted

NWC projects do not end water shortage

With regard to the article "SR9b for new water projects" (May 26), what is the use of spending so much money on water projects only to be faced with water shortages again?

SABIC to build new mental health hospital

The Minister of Health on Tuesday signed a contract with SABIC to open a new mental health and addiction hospital in Riyadh, Al-Hayat reported.

More women than men in university, says ministry

Statistics issued by the Ministry of Education on Tuesday revealed there are more Saudi women studying in universities than men, Al-Hayat reported.

Egyptian pilgrims in limbo can now travel to Kingdom

The Ministry of Haj has permitted 85,000 Egyptian pilgrims to obtain pilgrimage visas after they were initially denied visa services because the local companies they were dealing with had committed

Private schools raise fees before receiving approval

A number of schools have notified parents of their new increased fees for the next academic year, less than five months after Education Minister Azzam Al-Dakhil issued directives preventing all

Cyprus holds Lebanese man over possible bomb material

A Lebanese man holding a Canadian passport is due to appear before a Cyprus court on Thursday after two tonnes of potential bomb-making material was found in his possession.

Fever of Saudi students abroad

Fever of Saudi students abroad

For many months, we have all been following the cries of the Saudi students studying abroad on their own private

KSA lists 2 Hezbollah men as terrorists

Saudi Arabia has designated two senior officials of the Lebanese Hezbollah group as terrorists, alleging their involvement in conflicts in Syria and Yemen and responsibility for operations across

Houston submerged as wild weather kills 28 in US, Mexico

Houston submerged as wild weather kills 28 in US, Mexico

Torrential rain left much of Texas swamped on Wednesday.

French FM to head Israel, Egypt in June to revive peace process

France's foreign minister said on Thursday he would travel to Israel and the Palestinian territories in June to try to revive the peace process and persuade all sides to accept a French UN Security

Pakistan’s ‘fake degree empire’ collapses, Axact CEO held

Pakistani investigators arrested the head of a firm accused of running a global fake degree empire.

Japan, Philippines to deepen ties as China asserts sea claims

Japan, Philippines to deepen ties as China asserts sea claims

Japan and the Philippines are set to bolster security ties when President Benigno Aquino visits Tokyo next week.

Indians crowd rivers, tree shade as heat toll passes 1,400

Indians crowd rivers, tree shade as heat toll passes 1,400

Eating onions, lying in the shade and crowding into rivers, Indians are doing whatever they can to stay cool amid a

Fleeing poverty, Bangladeshis caught in a ‘sea’ of trouble

Fleeing poverty, Bangladeshis caught in a ‘sea’ of trouble

The traffickers spun stories that were unimaginable to their listeners, many who hailed from tiny Bangladeshi villages

Terrorism dividing Muslims, says Al-Jubeir

Acts of terrorism and the practice of extremism aim to divide the Muslim world, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said on Wednesday at a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

Militants target telecom operations in Indian Kashmir

Militants target telecom operations in Indian Kashmir

Suspected militants in Indian Kashmir have shot and killed a man for failing to shut down a state-run telecoms tower

Egyptian officials probe police killing of student

Egyptian authorities are investigating the killing of a university student by police, a judicial official said, the latest in series of cases alleging brutality by security forces.

Hamas executed 23 Palestinians during Israel war, says Amnesty

Hamas executed 23 Palestinians during Israel war, says Amnesty

Amnesty International accused the Islamist movement Hamas Wednesday of committing war crimes against fellow

Libyan PM Thinni says survives bid to assassinate him

Libyan PM Thinni says survives bid to assassinate him

Libya’s internationally recognized prime minister, Abdullah Al-Thinni, said on Tuesday he had survived an

Iran: Nuke talks might be extended past June 30

A self-imposed deadline of June 30 for Iran and six major powers to reach a final nuclear deal to resolve a decade-long standoff may be extended, Iran’s state TV reported.

Multiple suicide attacks in Anbar kill 17 troops

Daesh (the so-called IS) extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to

Arrests plunge FIFA into turmoil

Arrests plunge FIFA into turmoil

FIFA spokesman Walter de Gregorio told reporters at a news conference that “FIFA is the damaged party” after two major

UEFA wants FIFA presidential election to be postponed

UEFA wants FIFA presidential election to be postponed

European soccer's governing body UEFA has called for Friday's FIFA presidential election to be postponed, secretary

US: $110m in bribes for 2016 Copa America

US: $110m in bribes for 2016 Copa America

American Attorney General Loretta Lynch says investigators have found $110 million in bribes linked to the planning of

Ahli wins match, misses chance to advance in ACL

Ahli wins match, misses chance to advance in ACL

Naft Tehran advanced to the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League for the first time on Wednesday despite losing

Federer rocks on, Sharapova through as Halep crashes

Federer rocks on, Sharapova through as Halep crashes

Roger Federer avoided any more security scares to move safely into the third round of the French Open Wednesday but

SMB wins again as Barako Bull tastes loss

SMB wins again as Barako Bull tastes loss

The peaking San Miguel Beermen snapped the four-game winning streak of the league-leading Barako Bull Energy while

Contador keeps Giro lead as Modolo wins stage

Contador keeps Giro lead as Modolo wins stage

Alberto Contador maintained his grip on the overall lead of the Giro d'Italia, while Sacha Modolo won a bunch sprint

Zimbabwean skipper Chigumbura suspended for two matches

Zimbabwean skipper Chigumbura suspended for two matches

Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura will miss the rest of the one-day series with Pakistan after being suspended for two

GCC investments in key areas continue even with weak oil

Despite a projected slowdown in the GCC’s construction market, investments in key areas must press ahead to alleviate the fall in oil prices.

Saudi Arabia exports hit SR1.284 trn in ’14

Saudi Arabia’s total exports in 2014 dropped by 8.9 percent to SR1.28 trillion ($342.28 billion).

Saudi-Kuwait joint oilfield remains shut

A jointly-operated onshore oilfield between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait will remain shut until difficulties to operate there are resolved.

UN says Jeddah a growing economic city

The UN Human Settlements Program considers Jeddah a growing economic city due to its swift but sustainable development.

Teamwork, creativity, professional excellence key to sustained growth

Teamwork, creativity, professional excellence key to sustained growth

SEDCO Holding Group sees sustained growth through further expansion in its investment ventures over the next 10 years.

Saudi Diesel launches eco-friendly generators

Saudi Diesel launches eco-friendly generators

Saudi Arabia was chosen as a center for the launch of Doosan electric generators by "Saudi Diesel" with a capacity of

Star’s molestation past haunts ‘19 Kids’

Star’s molestation past haunts ‘19 Kids’

In the realm of US reality television, the Duggars have stood out as the champions of old-school Christian values —

Director ‘shocked’ as Morocco bans film

Director ‘shocked’ as Morocco bans film

Franco-Moroccan director Nabil Ayouch said he was shocked after Morocco banned his movie.

Depp finds Australia ‘war on terrier’ ‘quite humorous’

Depp finds Australia ‘war on terrier’ ‘quite humorous’

Johnny Depp found the “war on terrier” storm over his pet dogs Pistol and Boo being turfed out of Australia “quite

Couple welcomes their 100th grandchild

A western Illinois couple recently celebrated the birth of their 100th grandchild.

Ramez Galal’s Ramadan prank show faces cancellation by Egypt’s prosecutor general

Ramez Galal’s Ramadan prank show faces cancellation by Egypt’s prosecutor general

What’s Ramadan TV without Ramez Galal’s famous celebrity prank show?

Russia’s Middle East policies may not simply be hard for outside observers to grasp; even the Kremlin does not seem entirely clear about what it is doing.
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