The Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques has opened 125 gates at the Grand Mosque to facilitate the entry and exit of Umrah pilgrims, who started arriving on Nov. 23 (Safar 1) with the beginning of the Umrah season.
The Ministry of Interior will introduce an one-time password (OTP) system for taking advantage of its online services.
Saudi Arabia signaled on Wednesday it was unlikely to push for a major change in oil.
India’s largest state-owned bank will launch an Islamic equity fund next month.
A farmer seeking to present a clean image of his camel had it washed at a car wash in the hope the animal could be sold for a higher price.
The Health Ministry says that a total of 348 people have died in the Kingdom after contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS.
Prince Miteb Bin Abdullah, minister of National Guard, arrived in Riyadh on Wednesday after an official visit to the United States.
A 45-year-old maid sought help from neighbors on Monday after she was allegedly beaten and deprived of food by her sponsor in Najran, Makkah daily reported.
Hasan Omar Baismail received a false medical report from King Abdulaziz Hospital in August this year stating that he is inflicted with three fatal diseases including AIDS, hepatitis and pneumonitis.
GCC petrochemicals sector is entering a promising phase in its development and has to leverage opportunities in order to overcome challenges from global competition.
A weekend of heavy rains has brought not only the memory of the lives of 123 residents who were swept away during the devastating floods of November 2009.
The absence of a body to issue licenses and monitor broadcasting content has resulted in the launch of hundreds of channels in the Arab region.
The first edition of Saudi Arabia’s Health & Beauty Show 2014 was inaugurated on Tuesday.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday slammed US "impertinence" on the Syrian conflict, exposing the extent of strains between Washington and Ankara days after his key meeting with US Vice President Joe Biden.
Some 2,000 National Guard troops dispatched to the St. Louis area helped police stave off a second night of rioting and arson after a grand jury declined to indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, as sympathy protests spread to several US cities.
Israeli security officials are pushing a bill that would outlaw the presence of Muslim guards that patrol the Al-Aqsa mosque, Israel’s Haaretz newspaper reported.
Experts at a scientific forum said over 170 cities and villages in the Kingdom produce more than 12 million tons of solid waste annually.
The Ministry of Labor has rejected requests from charitable societies in the Kingdom to exempt them from labor fees and issuance of work permits to expatriate workers, Al-Watan daily reported.
Minister of Education Prince Khaled Al-Faisal receives Indian Ambassador Hamid Ali Rao at his office in Riyadh on
The Second International Conference of Alzheimer's disease aims to stress the Kingdom's keenness to apply
EVERY Friday, I go to Al-Milah Cemetery in Makkah to visit my mother’s grave. Afterward, I go to the Grand Mosque to
THE other day I read a report that said thousands of government officials only work two hours every day and the
According to Civil Affairs spokesman Mohammad Al-Jasser, all Saudi women will be entitled to have the new electronic and smart national ID card with biometric fingerprint technology by 2019, Makkah
The Philippines will simplify its weather warnings to make them easier to understand in order to prevent the annual loss of hundreds of lives from natural calamities, officials said on Wednesday.
A US drone strike killed at least eight suspected militants in Pakistan’s restive tribal belt on Wednesday, security officials said.
I am writing with regard to the article “How many expatriates have you invited to your home?” (Nov. 25). One reason why Saudis and expats do not mix easily is the language barrier.
With regard to the article “Dammam University bans colored abayas on campus” (Nov. 25), nowhere is it said that abayas must be black. However, most women choose that color.
With regard to the article “Electricity regulator chief calls for hike in power tariff” (Nov. 25), maybe one day we will see that in combination with higher energy prices, alternative energy sources
A fire at a Chinese coal mine killed 26 workers early Wednesday, state media reported, the latest fatal incident to hit the accident-prone industry.
South Asian leaders from Afghanistan to the Maldives met in Katmandu on Wednesday for a summit that was undermined by
Gunmen attacked a polio vaccination team on Wednesday, killing four health workers, while a suspected US drone strike
Police arrested key student leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests on Wednesday as they cleared barricades in
China has drafted its first national law against domestic violence, with activists hailing it on Wednesday as a step forward in a country where abuse has long been sidelined as a private matter.
Fresh Russian efforts to encourage Syrian peace talks are unlikely to make progress because Moscow rejects opposition and Western calls for the swift departure of President Bashar Al-Assad.
Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Wednesday to allow thousands of stranded Palestinians to return to Gaza but the frontier will remain closed to traffic going the other way, Palestinian and
An air strike in west Iraq Wednesday reportedly killed a senior figure in the so-called Islamic State (IS) group, Al Arabiya’s correspondent reported.
Students in the Art Jameel Program for Traditional Arts and Crafts will now get more creative as a new course has been
The UN Security Council will move to allow cross-border deliveries of relief supplies to Syria for another year, the president of the council said Tuesday, as new figures showed more Syrians were in
Egypt's president Wednesday began a two-day trip to France, the second leg of a first European tour aimed at bringing Egypt out of the diplomatic cold after he oversaw a crackdown that damaged
Keen-nosed Turkish police have seized more than 118,000 bottles of fake perfume in the biggest such haul in recent
Qatar defeated Saudi Arabia 2-1 in the final to claim the Gulf Cup at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh
Lionel Messi netted a hat trick to shatter the Champions League goalscoring record.
The defending and Grand Slam champion Purefoods Star Hotshots survived.
Mohammad Hafeez continued his rich vein of form and closed in on his maiden double hundred.
Sri Lanka overcame a brilliant century by Moeen Ali and a late cameo from Ravi Bopara to defeat England by 25 runs in the first One-Day International Wednesday.
Opening batsman Anamul Haque top-scored with 95 as Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 124 runs in the third One-Day International to wrap up the five-match series here Wednesday.
Australia cricketer Phil Hughes was still fighting for his life Wednesday as family and friends kept vigil at his
Everton, Tottenham and Celtic can wrap up their places in the Europa League knockout stage in Thursday’s penultimate
Austrian companies are focusing on market niches in the Saudi.
The private sector arm of the Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank plans to tap Islamic capital markets.
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, made a special visit to King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) to participate in the
Envoys from the Embassy of Pakistan in Riyadh held an important meeting with Dr. Abdurrahman A. Al-Zamil – the
The commercial service section of US Consulate Jeddah held their first USA Catalog Show last Wednesday at the Jeddah
Gold Holding Ltd., the first integrated gold investment company headquartered in the UAE to ensure the delivery of the highest quality services from mining to refining to trading and distribution.
Mention African style and the fashion crowd thinks Lagos, or Johannesburg.
Existential black comedy "Birdman" led the Independent Spirit Awards nominees.
The fraudulent composer once dubbed "Japan's Beethoven" is facing a lawsuit.
Famed Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, whose seven-decade career made her one of the Arab world's best-known
Prince, whose distaste for the music industry's conventions is well known, has abruptly disappeared from social media