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Saudi Arabia foils Daesh bomb plot

The Interior Ministry said on Friday it had foiled a bomb plot by Daesh (the so-called IS) and blamed the group for shooting dead two policemen in Riyadh earlier this month.

Saudi Arabia’s housing problem

The housing problem in Saudi Arabia did not, five years ago, receive the attention it receives now. It is now the talk of the town and a hot topic.

Only Saudis should drive taxis

I stayed in Riyadh for a few days during the book fair that was held there. I used taxis to get around. I noticed that expatriates monopolize this sector under the nose of taxi companies.

Terror in Nepal as 7.9 quake rocks capital

Terror in Nepal as 7.9 quake rocks capital

A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, causing massive damage in the capital Kathmandu with strong tremors felt across neighbouring countries.

Jeddawi leads pediatric health care at renowned US university

Jeddawi leads pediatric health care at renowned US university

LIKE most young children, when Othman Al-Johani was growing up a trip to the doctors wasn’t something he would look forward to. But that all changed when he was a teenager, and Othman became interested in studying medicine. He also wanted to find a career which would help others.

Call for draconian laws to keep stunt drivers off the road

Call for draconian laws to keep stunt drivers off the road

DESPITE the countless deaths and efforts by authorities to crack down on the dangerous phenomenon known as car drifting, more and more young men are getting caught performing risky stunts.Al-Riyadh newspaper reports on the Kingdom’s deadly drifting culture.

Sneaky insurance firms fleece motorists

Sneaky insurance firms fleece motorists

MOTOR insurance has become not only mandatory but also an indispensible matter in the Kingdom.

‘I’ve my keffiyeh – and it comes from Hebron’

‘I’ve my keffiyeh – and it comes from Hebron’

IN the face of strong competition from China, the traditional, locally produced Palestinian headscarf has put up a show of resistance, successfully pulling itself back from the brink of extinction.

In Libya’s anarchy, migrant smuggling is a thriving trade

In Libya’s anarchy, migrant smuggling is a thriving trade

LIBYA’S chaos has turned it into a lucrative magnet attracting migrants desperate to make the dangerous sea voyage to Europe.

The man who keeps Napoleon's memory alive

The man who keeps Napoleon's memory alive

MICHEL Dancoisne-Martineau knows that the story.

Oklahoma City bombing's 'miracle babies' ready to move on

Oklahoma City bombing's 'miracle babies' ready to move on

JOSEPH Webb retains a long, thin scar on his face.

Saudi Steel eyes 40% Saudization

Saudi Steel eyes 40% Saudization

The CEO & General Manager of Saudi Steel H.M. Zakaria, who has steered the company from the shoals after taking over at the helm in 2007, is confident that Saudization in his company will reach 50 percent target while becoming a major player in the industry.

Car-makers rush to satisfy China’s growing demand for urban 4x4s

Car-makers rush to satisfy China’s growing demand for urban 4x4s

CAR manufacturers are targeting the Chinese appetite for "crossover" vehicles, 4x4s suitable for urban terrain being snapped up by status-conscious consumers as automakers fight for sales in an otherwise slowing market.

When the ‘villainous’ black cat crosses your path

When the ‘villainous’ black cat crosses your path

OF the numerous superstitions associated with cats, perhaps the most famous one is the black cat superstition.

IISD elections

I read with great interest the report “IISD parents to elect 7-member management body” (Apr. 19). You have rightly highlighted the issues currently faced by the International Indian School Dammam.

Qamaruzzaman’s unfair execution

I am writing with regard to the article “For what crime was Qamaruzzaman executed?” (Apr. 22).

Muslim world should form a common economic block

With regard to the post “United Muslim Army is the answer” (Apr. 22), there is a need for not only a common army, but also a common economic block and for joint Muslim research and development

Water tanker conspiracy responsible for water shortage

With regard to the article “Families struggling without water in EP” (Apr. 22), why is a country like Saudi Arabia facing a water shortage? There is surely enough money to desalinate water for daily

Let Saudi students pay for part of their education

With regard to the article “The raining cloud of scholarships” (Apr. 21), in most countries, including the United States, students or their parents must pay for their own university education.

‘Employers with a degree of fault’ (Apr. 15)

If Saudis are complaining about poor service from their maids, they should open a training school for maids.

‘Protect young Saudi jobseekers from unfair expat competition’ (Apr. 18)

You must start by teaching them the English language! Technical expertise requires English.

‘It is time for Saudi Arabia to introduce compulsory military service’ (Apr. 18)

It is mandatory for every Muslim to be strong to defend his country against aggression of any kind.

‘Stop the misuse of cameras in the Holy Mosques’ (Apr. 17)

The sad part is that the Ummah fails to understand and forgets the main purpose of Haj and Umrah by wasting their time in such useless things which are not rewarding and do not take them an inch

‘Tackling unemployment — Economic experts call for an innovative approach’ (Apr. 17)

Honestly, unemployment would not be a serious issue if Saudis would agree to work as laborers and in lower paying jobs. But the issue is that they all want important jobs.

‘Adult education teachers struggle for recognition’ (Apr. 17)

The biggest reason for illiteracy is the sponsorship system. And you will not be able to end it unless you eliminate sponsors.

Why are there so many road accidents in Saudi Arabia?

It is heartbreaking that road accidents and the number of people dying on our roads are both on the increase.

Shoura considering 40-hour work week

Chairman of the Management and Human Resources Committee in the Shoura Council Muhammad Hamid Al-Nagadi said the higher authorities referred to the council a study on reducing working hours in the

Mutawwifs to own Umrah firms soon

Minister of Haj Bandar Hajjar disclosed that a new regulation would be issued soon allowing mutawwifs (pilgrim guides) to own Umrah service companies.

Turkish Airlines plane makes emergency landing after engine fire: report

A Milan-bound Turkish Airlines plane had to make an emergency landing in Istanbul on Saturday after one of its engines caught fire shortly after take-off, local media reported.

After Iran deal, world looks to jump-start nuclear disarmament

NUCLEAR powers join non-nuclear nations on Monday to launch a conference on non-proliferation, buoyed by the Iran deal but alarmed by slow-moving US-Russian disarmament.

Israeli tanks strike Hamas position

Israeli tanks hit a position of the Islamist movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip after a rocket was launched on southern Israel from the Palestinian enclave, Israel’s army said Friday.

Libyan militia strikes Daesh

A militia alliance that controls Libya’s capital has carried out airstrikes against Daesh (so-called IS) positions in the coastal city of Sirte, an official said.

Lebanon arrests 8 wanted militants

The Lebanese army says it arrested eight wanted militants, including a soldier who deserted to join Daesh (so called IS) group and four Syrians.

Talks with Syria sides start May 4

The United Nations said Friday it would host separate talks with rival sides in Syria from May 4 in a bid to kickstart stalled negotiations to end the four-year conflict.

A very exclusive coffee kick on St Helena island

A very exclusive coffee kick on St Helena island

MOST coffee snobs can only dream of sipping on a brew.

Children test Europe as Mediterranean crisis worsens

Children test Europe as Mediterranean crisis worsens

SIXTEEN-year-old orphan Ishmael Bangura fled Sierra Leone.

Italy arrests Bin Laden bodyguards

Italian police said Friday they had dismantled a network of radicals that included two former bodyguards of Osama Bin Laden and the suspected authors of one of Pakistan’s deadliest terror attacks.

Strong earthquake rocks New Zealand

A strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand on Friday, seismologists said, panicking shoppers and residents but causing no major damage.

Miliband vows to end ‘isolationism’

British Labour party leader Ed Miliband is to vow to end the country’s “small-minded isolationist” attitude to Europe if he becomes prime minister after an election in two weeks’ time.

‘Landmark verdict’ for China wife

A Chinese court on Friday commuted the death sentence of a woman who killed her abusive husband, her lawyer told AFP, with a rights group labeling the move a “landmark verdict”.

Killing of Al Qaeda man a big blow

The killing of an American who directed Al Qaeda’s media campaign from his Pakistani hideout is likely to be a big blow for the militants, especially as they wage a propaganda war.

Iran ships 'turn back' from Yemen

An Iranian naval convoy suspected of carrying weapons for Shiite rebels in Yemen has turned back, US officials said. The conflict has sent tensions soaring between Saudi Arabia and Iran, which backs

Guardiola returns to Barcelona

Guardiola returns to Barcelona

Barcelona will play Bayern Munich in the Champions League semifinals, pairing coach Pep Guardiola’s past and current

TNT a win away from PBA crown

TNT a win away from PBA crown

The Talk N Text Tropang Texters whipped up a storm in the second quarter and then held off a spirited Rain or Shine

Nishikori, Ferrer advance to semis

Nishikori, Ferrer advance to semis

Defending champion Kei Nishikori made his way into the Barcelona Open semifinals by holding off Roberto Bautista Agut

Bangladesh stuns Pakistan in T20

Bangladesh stuns Pakistan in T20

Pakistan’s miserable tour of Bangladesh continued as the host recorded its first-ever Twenty20 win over the rival with

Boxing fans get a knockout punch

Boxing fans get a knockout punch

Tickets for the megafight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally hit the market Thursday and unless your

Root stars as Windies suffer

Root stars as Windies suffer

James Anderson struck early for England to have the West Indies at 22 for one at lunch in its second innings after the

Bangalore thrashes Rajasthan

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) handed the high-flying Rajasthan Royals (RR) their second loss on the trot, when they trumped the top-ranked side by nine wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL)

Ogier hopes hit at Rally of Argentina

Reigning world champion Sebastien Ogier saw his chances of winning the Rally of Argentina go up in smoke Thursday after he failed to finish the second special stage because of a technical problem.

German business confidence rises

German business confidence rose to its highest level in 10 months in April, as recovery in Europe’s biggest economy continues apace, but optimism could soon begin to stall, the Ifo economic

Strong sales boost Renault shares

Renault shares powered to a seven-year high on Friday as forecast-beating quarterly sales overshadowed signs of growing tensions with the French government over its influence on the carmaker.

Kia Motors Q1 net profit up 3.1 percent

Kia Motors Corp., South Korea’s second-largest automaker, said Friday its first quarter net profit rose slightly from a year earlier despite falls in sales revenue.

Labor reforms trigger strike in S. Korea

Thousands of South Korean workers and civil servants rallied in Seoul on Friday in response to a nationwide general strike call against government labor reforms.

BMW X5M and X6M: More power & distinctive design

BMW X5M and X6M: More power & distinctive design

MOHAMAD Yousuf Naghi Motors, the official BMW Group importer in Saudi Arabia, have announced the all-new BMW X5M and

China’s copycat cars abound as demand shifts to high gear

China’s copycat cars abound as demand shifts to high gear

CHINA is famous for many things. It is a country with big ambitions. When it comes to cars, the most famous thing

President Obama has admitted that a US counterterrorism operation in January accidentally killed two hostages who were being held by Al-Qaeda.
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