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Janadriyah heritage festival postponed

The Janadriyah National Festival for Heritage and Culture has been postponed to the next year because of the death of King Abdullah, an official source of Higher Committee of the festival said.

UN to discuss contempt of religions at KSA’s request

The United Nations Human Rights Council has decided to discuss the issue of contempt of religions and to introduce a resolution for vote at its next session in March at the request of the Kingdom.

Shoura seeks body to directly tackle domestic violence cases

The Shoura Council on Monday urged the Ministry of Social Affairs to carry out studies on setting up a specialized executive committee to tackle cases of domestic violence promptly and effectively.

Woman plunges to death in car from Abu Dhabi tower

Woman plunges to death in car from Abu Dhabi tower

State media in the United Arab Emirates say a woman from Europe has died after her car plunged six stories from a parking lot in the capital, Abu Dhabi.

Rain fails to dampen cheer as Obama attends India parade

Rain fails to dampen cheer as Obama attends India parade

Rain failed to dampen spirits at India’s Republic Day parade on Monday as Barack Obama became the first US president to attend the spectacular military and cultural display in a sign of the nations’ growing closeness.

Most of Mideast companies find  reference checks critical in hiring

Most of Mideast companies find reference checks critical in hiring

A staggering 84.1 percent of respondents working in HR departments conduct reference checks prior to hiring eligible candidates, Bayt.com ‘Skills and Hiring Trends in the MENA’ poll conducted recently by Bayt.com, the Middle East’s leading job site, revealed.

Evolution of human posture driven by mobile technology

Evolution of human posture driven by mobile technology

Office employees are now spending up to six hours a day working on mobile devices rather than desktop computers, and often toggle between three different devices throughout the day, according to research conducted by Steelcase, the global leader in the office furniture industry.

OPEC chief: Oil at  $200 possible with  lack of investment

OPEC chief: Oil at $200 possible with lack of investment

OPEC’s secretary-general said oil prices as high as $200 a barrel is possible if there’s a lack of investment in new supply.

Grafitti artist’s mural tribute to the late King a massive hit

Grafitti artist’s mural tribute to the late King a massive hit

As the whole nation bade a final goodbye to King Abdullah, others like talented Saudi graffiti artist Ahmed Zuhair has prepared his own personal mural to honor the beloved monarch.

Kingdom to further ease procedures for investors

Kingdom to further ease procedures for investors

The Kingdom’s leadership will push forward efforts to diversify the growing economy while easing procedures for investors, Governor and Chairman of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) Abdullatif Al-Othman announced here on Monday.

Mubarak’s sons – Alaa, Gamal – walk free

Mubarak’s sons – Alaa, Gamal – walk free

The two sons of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak were released from prison on Monday, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father, authorities said.

Saudi stock market to open to foreigners by mid-2015: CMA chief

Saudi stock market to open to foreigners by mid-2015: CMA chief

Saudi Arabia is on track to open its stock market to foreign investors by the end of June, the market's chief regulator said on Monday.

Challenges facing King Salman

May Allah help you, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, to stand up against the grave challenges facing you, amen! Great men are always confronted by great challenges.

Women hope reforms initiated by Abdullah will continue

A group of Saudi businesswomen agreed the death of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has dealt a hard blow to all women, Al-Madinah reported

King Abdullah enriched lives of many people

This refers to the article "He gave us the chance to learn" by Nicolla Hewitt (Jan. 26).

A fitting tribute to the departed King

This refers to the article "KSA’s policies win global respect" (Jan. 26).

Saudi citizen's touching gesture of charity

The photo-caption titled "For the soul of the King" which showed a Saudi citizen keeping water bottles on a pathway in Riyadh for the passersby was very touching,

Mothers are supposed to be good guardians

This refers to the article "China mother charged for $7,000 sale of baby: Xinhua" (Jan. 26).

Allow sanity to prevail for the seek of peace

With reference to the article "Pakistan airstrikes kill 35 militants in northwest" (Jan 26),

UN halts Gaza house repairs saying donors failed to pay up

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees said on Tuesday that it cannot afford to repair Gaza homes damaged in last year's war with Israel because donors have failed to pay.

Egypt court convicts doctor of female genital mutilation

An Egyptian lawyer says an appeals court has convicted a doctor of manslaughter and performing a female genital mutilation that killed a 13-year-old girl, sentencing him to two years and three

Libya peace talks resume in Geneva

A new round of peace talks between Libya’s warring factions resumed in Geneva Monday as the country continued to sink into chaos.

Libya deputy minister freed after brief kidnapping

A Libyan deputy foreign minister was released Monday, a day after his kidnapping by gunmen in the eastern city of Al-Baida where the recognized government is based, his ministry announced.

Turkey opens biggest refugee camp for 35,000 from Kobane

Turkey opened its biggest refugee camp on Sunday to house 35,000 people fleeing fighting between Kurdish forces and militants in Syria’s Kobane, national disaster management agency AFAD said.

Morocco arrests suspected Algerian militant

Morocco’s Interior Ministry has announced the arrest of an Algerian citizen suspected of belonging to a group linked to the self-proclaimed Islamic State militant organization which was responsible

Qaeda militants kill Yemeni soldier

Al-Qaeda militants attacked a military checkpoint in southern Yemen on Monday, killing a soldier and wounding two others, a local official told Reuters.

EU foreign ministers to consider new sanction against Russia

European Union leaders asked their foreign ministers on Tuesday to consider an appropriate response to renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine, including new sanctions against Russia, when the ministers

Pranab Mukherjee slams India’s failures

President Pranab Mukherjee gave a stern assesmement of India 65 years after it declared itself a republic.

China urges India to take steps to satisfy standards of nuclear group

China called on India on Monday to take more steps to satisfy the standards of a global organization that controls atomic exports after US President Barack Obama said the United States was in favor

Cop guarding polio workers shot dead in Karachi

Gunmen on Monday killed a policeman guarding a polio vaccination team in Karachi, police officials said, the latest blow to efforts to stamp out the crippling virus in Pakistan.

Top Indonesian anti-graft official resigns amid row with police

Top Indonesian anti-graft official resigns amid row with police

A top Indonesian anti-corruption official tendered his resignation on Monday after being arrested and warned of a

Anti-austerity Syriza storms to historic Greek victory

Anti-austerity Syriza storms to historic Greek victory

Greece awoke to a new era of defiant anti-austerity on Monday after voters handed a decisive victory to radical left

Afghan economic crisis looms as foreign aid dollars depart

Afghanistan’s fragile economy has lost around a third of its value in the past year as international aid organizations that poured in cash for more than a decade have drastically scaled back after

Businesswomen all praise for King Abdullah’s reforms

The late Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah enacted many policies that have helped Saudi women during his reign, according to a number of Saudi businesswomen.

150 erring restaurants shut down in Jeddah

The Municipality of Jeddah shut down 150 restaurants in the past two months over health and safety concerns, Makkah reported.

Serial child rapist executed

The Interior Ministry on Monday carried out the execution of a man who kidnapped and raped 13 girls.

French Consulate hosts Saudi designer

The French Consulate General in Jeddah organized a solo exhibition by Saudi designer Yahya Al-Bishri at its premises recently.

Book reveals Salman’s rare personal traits

A Shoura Council member who was director of the Riyadh Department of Education while Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman was emir of the province has chronicled the new Saudi King’s

Indians mark Republic Day with patriotic fervor

Indians mark Republic Day with patriotic fervor

The Indian community in the Kingdom celebrated the country's 66th Republic Day with joy, enthusiasm and patriotic

Indian students debate on key issues at MES Al Abeer Educity ESEL Competition

Indian students debate on key issues at MES Al Abeer Educity ESEL Competition

Public Private Participation or P3 is the best formula for sustainable development while pursuing an accelerated and

Djokovic romps as Williams fight on

Djokovic romps as Williams fight on

Dominant Novak Djokovic swept into the Australian Open last eight Monday as the Williams sisters displayed fighting

South Korea surges past Iraq into Asian Cup final

South Korea surges past Iraq into Asian Cup final

South Korea moved a step closer to burying its 55-year Asian Cup.

Australia, UAE aiming for their first Asian Cup titles

Australia, UAE aiming for their first Asian Cup titles

If the detour leads to the ultimate destination for Tim Cahill and the Socceroos.

Contract dispute hits Pakistan

Contract dispute hits Pakistan

Pakistan cricket authorities and players Monday said they were working at resolving a potentially destabilizing

Unfancied host, Congo advance in Cup of Nations

Unfancied host, Congo advance in Cup of Nations

Equatorial Guinea sparked jubilant celebrations around the country Sunday as the host snatched an unlikely African

Valencia moves fourth in Spain

Valencia moves fourth in Spain

Dani Parejo scored twice to lead Valencia to a 3-1 win over Sevilla as the host moved past the Andalusian side into

ODI between Australia and India rained out

Monday’s tri-series One-Day International between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground was abandoned due to rain.

Haas survives scare to clinch Humana Challenge

Haas survives scare to clinch Humana Challenge

Bill Haas survived a scare at the final hole to earn a one-stroke victory over five players at the $5.7 million Humana

QInvest launches new European equities fund

Qatari investment bank QInvest said on Monday it is launching a sharia-compliant European equities fund in partnership with Pioneer Investments, a firm with over $246 billion in assets under

GE systems fuel Yanbu 3 power, desalination plant

GE’s Power Conversion business will provide the electrical variable speed drive (eVSD) system technology including motors and MV7000 drives to help power the new Yanbu 3 power and desalination

Oman plans 3 projects to lift aquaculture production

Oman Ministry of Housing has signed three agreements which will help boost aquaculture production in the country from 353 tons (2013) to 7,330 tons annually.

Kingdom economic growth drives business expansion

Kingdom economic growth drives business expansion

As part of its business expansion, Alshaya Home, is to open a new showroom of its London luxury brand And So To Bed on

Six helpful tips for choosing a real estate agent

Overestimating the selling price for a property is one of the oldest tricks in the real estate agent’s book.

Employers must think long-term to counter talent crunch

GCC companies have for years enjoyed a rich pool of expatriate talent to choose from, a trend that has contributed significantly to the region’s strong growth.

Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe

Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and

Sun shines in Russia

Residents of Saint-Petersburg endured dreary weather conditions in December, with Russia's second largest city seeing only one hour of sunshine, meteorologists said Friday.

Would you like war with that? Noodles spice up China-Japan tensions

Wearing a camouflaged flak jacket at a counter shaped like a Chinese aircraft carrier.

Hoax caller taunts British spy agency

A hoax caller who was put through to Prime Minister David Cameron after pretending to be one of Britain's spy chiefs boasted about being "off my face", a newspaper reported on Monday.

'Birdman' soars to victory in Oscars bellwether

'Birdman' soars to victory in Oscars bellwether

Dark comedy "Birdman" boosted its Oscars hopes Sunday after landing the top prize at the 21st Screen Actors Guild

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