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Sisi arrives today, Sharif expected next week

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is arriving here on Sunday on a day’s visit while Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will travel to the Kingdom next week.

Special clinics to segregate suspected MERS patients

The Ministry of Health has set up specially-equipped external clinics at every public hospital to check and assign patients to the right emergency wards and specialized clinics.

City council seeks to regulate street markets in Jeddah

The Jeddah Municipality Council has called for a meeting with several govt directorates and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to regulate around 40 street markets and find a solution to their violations.

Crackdown on illegals to begin next Sunday

Crackdown on illegals to begin next Sunday

Passports Department and related security agencies will start an intensive crackdown on labor and residency law violators from next Sunday.

Yemen talks

Yemen talks

Yemen’s President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi talks with Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Said Al-Jaber during a meeting in the southern port city of Aden on Saturday.

Aramco embarks on ambitious Jazan redevelopment mission

Aramco embarks on ambitious Jazan redevelopment mission

Saudi Aramco has embarked on a major initiative to spur the growth and development of the southern Jazan region with a focus on developing human resources.

Municipality stops sale of encroached Makkah plots

Municipality stops sale of encroached Makkah plots

Al-Umrah Municipality has intervened to stop the illegal sale of plots of land in an undeveloped city in northern Makkah.

Kuwait follows KSA and UAE, reopens its embassy in Aden

Kuwait follows KSA and UAE, reopens its embassy in Aden

Kuwait has joined its Gulf partners Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) and decided to reopen its Yemeni embassy in Aden, instead of the militia-controlled capital Sanaa.

World condemns Russian opposition leader’s murder

World condemns Russian opposition leader’s murder

Western leaders and Russia’s opposition on Saturday condemned the drive-by assassination of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov while President Vladimir Putin suggested the crime was staged to throw suspicion on the state.

India’s new budget aims to boost growth, infrastructure

India’s new budget aims to boost growth, infrastructure

India’s finance minister announced the government’s new budget on Saturday.

Indonesia’s stance ‘clear’ on Australians’ executions: Widodo

Indonesia’s stance ‘clear’ on Australians’ executions: Widodo

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has said his country’s stance is “clear” on the pending executions of two Australian drug smugglers.

Middle East funds increasingly bullish on Saudi Arabia equities

Middle East funds increasingly bullish on Saudi Arabia equities

Middle East funds are increasingly positive toward Saudi Arabia’s stock market as oil prices appear to be stabilizing and the Kingdom is preparing to open its bourse to direct foreign investment, a Reuters survey of regional asset managers shows.

ASJC plant, training center in KAEC to create jobs for Saudi youth

ASJC plant, training center in KAEC to create jobs for Saudi youth

ASJC, a joint venture between the Al Salem Group of Companies and Johnson Controls, has laid the foundation stone for their new, state of the art manufacturing facility and training center.

Saudis remit SR676b abroad in a decade

The remittances of Saudi individuals to overseas countries over the past 10 years was about SR676 billion, according to the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA).

The minister’s funny statements

The minister’s funny statements

Why is there always a gap between the real needs of the citizens and the statements of the ministers and senior government officials?

Don’t blame Islam for Boko Haram

I am writing with regard to the article "The menace of Boko Haram" (Feb. 27). As one who knows the history of Nigeria, this is all the "spillover" after the granting of independence by Britain.

Nothing wrong with women acting younger than they are

In the article "The midlife crisis" (Feb. 28), a young Saudi women complains that her mother "acts like a teenager".

Government must encourage the private sector

With regard to the article "Saudi graduates without jobs: An unsolved problem" (Feb. 27), Islam by definition believes in individual effort, responsibility and the growth and prosperity of the

Lift the Gaza blockade!

With regard to the article "Gaza needs 100 years" (Feb. 28), the Gaza blockade which violates the fundamental rights of the Palestinian people is clearly illegal.

Video games make children violent

With regard to the article "Zero Tolerance" (Feb. 27), I strongly believe that video games are one of the main reasons for the growing trend of violence in children.

People on low incomes to get free legal aid

The Justice Ministry is currently preparing a new charter that will make it obligatory for lawyers to defend people who are poor or on low incomes on a pro-bono basis.

Mother arrested over abused boy’s death

A woman has been arrested by Al-Salama Police in connection with the death of her son, who doctors say was systematically beaten before he died in hospital.

760 children picked for IISJ admission

A total of 760 children have been picked for admission to the International Indian School Jeddah (IISJ) for the academic year 2015-16.

Egypt election committee working on 'new timetable' for parliamentary poll

Egypt's Supreme Election Committee said on Sunday it was working on a "new timetable" for holding a parliamentary election.

IS militants attack Samarra ahead of army offensive

Suicide bombers and militants linked to the self-proclaimed Islamic State group struck targets in the northern Iraqi city of Samarra.

Defiant Israeli prime minister takes anti-Iran campaign to US

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu takes his long-running campaign to deny Iran nuclear arms to Washington next week.

World fiddles while Syria continues to burn

World fiddles while Syria continues to burn

Residents look for survivors amid debris of collapsed buildings after what activists said were air strikes by forces

US sets out ‘bottom lines’ for Iran deal

The United States on Friday set out what it called its “bottom lines” to reach a deal with Iran to rein in its nuclear program, ahead of new talks next week.

Training of Syrian rebels in Turkey in 4-6 weeks: US

The US military has said the training of moderate Syrian rebels will likely begin within four to six weeks in Turkey after the two NATO allies clinched an agreement last week.

Egypt court sentences 4 Brotherhood leaders to death

An Egyptian court has sentenced four members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood organization to death and 14 to life in prison.

Pachauri quits India’s climate change council over sex claims

Pachauri quits India’s climate change council over sex claims

Rajendra Pachauri has stepped down from India’s council for climate change.

Prepare for war, North Korean leader tells army

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has urged his army to prepare for war with the United States and its allies, state media said on Saturday.

US Congress averts Homeland Security shutdown

US Congress averts Homeland Security shutdown

Feuding US lawmakers narrowly avoided a Department of Homeland Security shutdown on Friday at the 11th hour.

First PEGIDA ‘anti-Islamization’ rally staged in Britain

The German-based PEGIDA movement, which opposes what it calls the “Islamization” of Europe, was staging its first demonstration on British soil on Saturday.

Arrests in Maldives after mass protest over ex-leader’s detention

Arrests in Maldives after mass protest over ex-leader’s detention

Maldives police said on Saturday they arrested 31 supporters of former President Mohamed Nasheed during a mass rally

Isolated skirmishes hamper Ukraine truce

Isolated skirmishes hamper Ukraine truce

Ukraine said on Saturday that isolated clashes were punctuating a shaky truce with pro-Russian rebels after

UNICEF: Hundreds of South Sudanese boys believed abducted

The UN children’s agency said on Saturday that hundreds of children were abducted two weeks ago by an armed group in South Sudan that is suspected to have ties with the country’s military.

Expat arrested for possessing 19 guns

Expat arrested for possessing 19 guns

Police arrested an Arab expatriate for possessing 19 guns and 36 bullets.

Driver has brush with death on mountain

A young man escaped death after his vehicle veered off a mountain road but did not quite fall off.

Girls crushed to death by gym equipment

Two students died after sports equipment fell on them in separate incidents.

Black Caps clinch dramatic victory

Black Caps clinch dramatic victory

Four years in the making, the Cricket World Cup group match between New Zealand and Australia lived up to all the

India cruises to third straight win

India cruises to third straight win

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin claimed four wickets to lead a strong Indian bowling performance.

Pakistan summons spirit of Imran and 1992

Pakistan summons spirit of Imran and 1992

Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq summoned up the spirit of Imran Khan and his 1992 World Cup.

Rooney ends goal drought

Rooney ends goal drought

Wayne Rooney ended his eight-game Premier League scoring drought with a brace as Manchester United climbed back above

Barca hot on Real’s heels

Barca hot on Real’s heels

Barcelona closed within a point of leader Real Madrid after in-form forward Luis Suarez played a part in all three of

Federer stuns Djokovic in Dubai

Federer stuns Djokovic in Dubai

Roger Federer scored the 84th title win of his career, kept his nose in front in his personal rivalry with Novak

Oil market price stability looming on the horizon

Oil market price stability looming on the horizon

A new market equilibrium is finally on horizon!

Al-Tayyar buys hotel in Makkah for SR1.5b

Al-Tayyar Travel Group Holding Company has purchased a five-star hotel just 70 meters away from the Grand Mosque in Makkah.

GESS Dubai names winners of excellence in education awards

GESS Dubai names winners of excellence in education awards

Global Educational Supplies and Solutions (GESS) Dubai announced the winners of its second annual awards program

Bahrain-Russia trade ties

The Bahraini side of the Bahraini-Russian Joint Business Council held its first meeting, under the chairmanship of BCCI Chairman Khaled Al Moayyed.

Zain Pay launched in Saudi Arabia

Zain KSA first launched (Zain Pay) service which allows direct mobile operator billing facility for Windows Phone Store in partnership with Microsoft, Zain announced.

HTC Desire 820 sets benchmark for mid-range smartphones

HTC Desire 820 sets benchmark for mid-range smartphones

Since the inception of smartphone maker HTC Corp in the late 1990, the brand is rated highly for its aesthetically

Antarctica's melting ice may reshape Earth

Antarctica's melting ice may reshape Earth

From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend

Obama leads tributes for Star Trek actor

Obama leads tributes for Star Trek actor

President Barack Obama joined Leonard Nimoy's co-stars from "Star Trek" to bid adieu to the actor who died Friday.

Bruce Lee's biopic springs into action

Bruce Lee's biopic springs into action

Legendary martial arts actor Bruce Lee is getting the official biopic treatment.

'Finding Neverland' finds new producer

The upcoming Broadway musical "Finding Neverland" has found a new producer to join its ranks — Bryan Cranston.

Prince William dons samurai gear on Japan tour

Prince William dons samurai gear on Japan tour

Britain's Prince William donned the trappings of feudal nobility in Japan Saturday, wearing the helmet and clothes of

A task force set up by FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, has recommended what was already the worst kept secret in sports: that the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar will be moved from the heat of its summer to the cooler winter months.
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