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Why do so many people in Saudi Arabia talk to themselves in the street?

The number of people in Saudi Arabia who talk to themselves in the street has increased remarkably. If you see someone driving alone with his mouth opening and closing and his lips moving up and down, then be sure that the person is talking to himself.

Who will rescue poor cleaners from greedy cleaning companies?

In the spirit of true gender equality, the delay in paying cleaners their salaries is not just limited to male cleaners but also includes female cleaners.

Why do we judge people by their appearance?

Should we judge everyone and everything by how they look?

When Umar’s wife raised her voice

When Umar’s wife raised her voice

ONE night, a man was angry that his wife had raised her voice when speaking with him. How could she disrespect him? How could she be-little him?

Saudi women moving up the career ladder

Saudi women moving up the career ladder

SAUDI working women have passed several milestones over the past few years and are making excellent contributions in the Kingdom’s development and economic growth. Many women in Saudi Arabia hold key positions.

Dealing with people kindly is a part of faith

Dealing with people kindly is a part of faith

ISLAM pays great attention to how people deal with each other in daily life.

Ballet among bullets

Ballet among bullets

BULLETS scarred and wounded, Iraq has yet another victim in its clutches — the fading art of ballet.

Why some Saudi female employees prefer male bosses

Why some Saudi female employees prefer male bosses

A GOOD work environment is one of the most important factors in helping an employee progress.

UAE enters Guinness for largest bus mosaic

UAE enters Guinness for largest bus mosaic

IF you were flying over the UAE on Wednesday, chances are you probably saw the largest bus mosaic record being broken.

I finally found peace in Islam

I finally found peace in Islam

IT all started when I was a 20-year-old college student. I heard about Islam through a few of my new Muslim friends.

Illegal crossings spike across Kingdom’s southern border

Illegal crossings spike across Kingdom’s southern border

An increasing number of Yemenis are attempting to illegally cross into the Kingdom.

Israelis, Palestinians look to personal safety in holy city on edge

Israelis, Palestinians look to personal safety in holy city on edge

ON edge but faithful to their religious routine, worshipers returned on Wednesday to the Jerusalem synagogue where four rabbis and a policeman were killed in a Palestinian attack a day earlier.

Jerusalem’s tram rides a fine line

Jerusalem’s tram rides a fine line

IF there has been a constant target during weeks of unrest in Jerusalem, it is the divided city's Light Rail.

Commerce Ministry closes down several ‘eXtra’ shops

Commerce Ministry closes down several ‘eXtra’ shops

The Twitter account of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry said the ministry has closed down several eXtra shops for

Saudi shoots wife, brother-in-law

A Saudi man shot his wife and her brother in Abrug Al-Raghama district of eastern Jeddah Thursday morning, police said.

Corniche fun city shut down

Municipal authorities have closed down a well-known fun city on Jeddah Corniche for a period of one week because of various violations.

SR7.8b transport contract awarded

A contract worth SR7.8 billion was signed on Thursday for the supply, operation and maintenance of the bus transport network in Riyadh for a period of 10 years.

Why are we addicted to smartphones?

Are you hooked on your smartphone? Does your phone distract you as often as it can? Do your family and friends complain that you are not spending enough time with them?

We need a culture of cleanliness to keep the environment clean

We need a culture of cleanliness to keep the environment clean

The government of Saudi Arabia is enthusiastically beautifying the city of Jeddah.

Tunisia artists, media fear for freedoms after election

Tunisia artists, media fear for freedoms after election

TUNISIAN rappers, comedians and journalists, fearful that next week's presidential election could cement a return to

Syrian war takes toll on storied Baron Hotel in Aleppo

The owner of the oldest hotel in Syria's Aleppo sits gloomily in the storied property he has been forced to close.

UAE targets Islamist accounts

United Arab Emirates banks have been banned from doing business with some Islamist groups including the Muslim Brotherhood.

Turkey strained by Syrian refugees

With Turkey’s government-run refugee camps operating at full capacity, more than 1 million Syrian refugees who have flocked to Turkey to escape fighting at home are struggling to survive on their own.

Israel: Gaza militants test rockets

Israel’s military says that militants in the Gaza Strip have test-fired rockets into the Mediterranean Sea.

Iran refuses to yield on Arak reactor

Iran sees “no more room” for negotiations on the design of its Arak reactor, Tehran’s nuclear chief said.

Meet the ancestors

Meet the ancestors

HER clothes are made from fur, hemp and nettle and for decoration she sports ivory and bone beads. She has dark hair

After spoiled butterfly bash, Oklahoma town tries to aid monarchs

After spoiled butterfly bash, Oklahoma town tries to aid monarchs

THE small town of Blanchard, Oklahoma, threw a big party this fall, but the guests of honor did not show up.

Blizzard-weary Americans eye more snow

Americans smothered in mountains of snow after a stunning blizzard hit the northeast.

Rajapakse seeks re-election in snap polls

Veteran Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse confirmed Thursday he will seek an unprecedented third term in office.

Indian police search ashram for arms

Indian police were Thursday scouring the ashram of a controversial guru for explosives after his arrest ended a bloody stand-off with thousands of followers and a long siege during which six people

9 jailed in Philippines over disco fire

A Philippine court on Thursday sentenced nine people to jail for a fire that killed 162 people at a disco in 1996.

Angelina Jolie plans to give up acting

Hollywood A-lister Angelina Jolie says she plans to give up acting after a “few more” films and switch her focus to directing.

Oman beats Kuwait

Oman beats Kuwait

Oman's Musaed Al-Anzi (top) makes an attempt on goal during their Group B Gulf Cup football match against Kuwait at

Abed thunderbolt puts KSA in semis

Abed thunderbolt puts KSA in semis

A first half thunderbolt by Nawaf Al-Abed gave host Saudi Arabia a 1-0 win over surprise package Yemen.

Vettel to replace Alonso at Ferrari

Vettel to replace Alonso at Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel looked forward to following in Michael Schumacher’s Formula One footsteps.

Federer to face Monfils

Federer to face Monfils

Roger Federer has been named to play in the second singles.

Sarfraz rejuvenates Pakistan

Sarfraz rejuvenates Pakistan

Sarfraz Ahmed struck a defiant century and Pakistan’s spinners wrecked New Zealand’s top and middle order to leave the

McIlroy, Lowry tied for lead

McIlroy, Lowry tied for lead

Rory McIlroy rattled in six birdies in an opening round six-under 66 at the DP World Tour Championship Thursday as he

Champ Nigeria fails to qualify

Champ Nigeria fails to qualify

Holder Nigeria was bundled out of the African Nations Cup qualifiers Wednesday as the final six places for the 2015

‘FIFA report discredited my account’

‘FIFA report discredited my account’

A World Cup bidding whistleblower fears her treatment by FIFA will prevent people from coming forward with evidence as

Jeddah-based college discusses cooperation with US institution

Jeddah-based college discusses cooperation with US institution

Dr. Hassan Shaibah, Dean of the Batterjee Medical College for Science and Technology, and the president of the

France probes why women are paying more than men

France probes why women are paying more than men

Hair salons do it, dry cleaners do it, and so do department stores selling health and beauty products.

Japan struggles to make immigrants feel at home

Japan struggles to make immigrants feel at home

The first word En learned when he started work on a construction site in Japan after moving from China was “baka”

Industrial war plans

Industrial war plans

An industrial drumbeat is picking up in European aircraft factories as Airbus borrows a new range of carmaking

‘Innovation in Work Culture’

‘Innovation in Work Culture’

Movenpick Hotels & Resorts has won a prestigious award for its service culture program, based on the company’s brand

McDonald's reopens Moscow outlet

McDonald's reopens Moscow outlet

McDonald's on Wednesday reopened its flagship outlet in central Moscow for the first time in four months after Russia

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