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Back off, Sisi tells Houthis

Egypt’s president asked the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen to “back off” for the sake of their country, saying Cairo is participating in a military campaign there for Gulf Arab security.

13 govt employees die every day: Report

Nearly 23,794 government employees have died during the past five years at a daily average of 13.4, Makkah Arabic daily said on Wednesday quoting a report by the Saudi Pension Fund.

US targets overseas cyber attackers with new sanctions program

The Obama administration on Wednesday launched the first-ever sanctions program to financially punish individuals and groups outside the United States that are engaged in malicious cyber attacks.

Schools shut as ‘dark storm’ hits Riyadh and EP

Schools shut as ‘dark storm’ hits Riyadh and EP

All schools in Riyadh region as well as the Eastern Province will remain closed on Thursday in the wake of the sandstorm hitting the region.

Speakers recall late King Fahd’s spirit of leadership

Speakers recall late King Fahd’s spirit of leadership

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman inaugurated an exhibition and a seminar on the late King Fahd in Riyadh Tuesday evening.

Houthis behind dairy factory fire — Asiri

Houthis behind dairy factory fire — Asiri

Brig. Gen Ahmad Al-Asiri, spokesman of the coalition forces and adviser at the office of the minister of defense.

No orders to evacuate villagers along southern border: Officials

No orders to evacuate villagers along southern border: Officials

No orders have been issued to villagers along the southern border region to evacuate and move to distant areas, according to Abdullah Al-Suwaid, undersecretary of the governorate here.

GCC rail progress full steam ahead

GCC rail progress full steam ahead

Detailed engineering and design for the next sections of the 2177km Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) rail network will be completed this year.

Tourism expo

Tourism expo

Prince Sultan Bin Salman, President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, visits the Exhibition of Travel and Tourism Investment Forum 2015 in Riyadh.

As lakes become deserts, drought is Iran’s new problem

As lakes become deserts, drought is Iran’s new problem

Nazar Sarani’s village in southeast Iran was once an island. It is now a desert, a casualty of the country’s worsening water crisis.

Gazans hope ICC will make Israel pay

Gazans hope ICC will make Israel pay

Holding Israel accountable. This is what Yasser Al-Qassas and thousands of Gazans hope to see with the Palestinian accession to the International Crime Court (ICC) on Wednesday.

India’s top court suspends summons for former PM

India’s top court suspends summons for former PM

India’s top court suspended a summons requiring former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to appear as one of the accused in a corruption trial.

Nigeria embraces democracy, 1-party state behind us: Buhari

Nigeria embraces democracy, 1-party state behind us: Buhari

Nigerian election winner Muhammadu Buhari congratulated outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan for peacefully relinquishing power on Wednesday, a day after becoming the first politician in Nigeria’s history to unseat a sitting leader at the ballot box.

Social media breaking families apart: Expert

Weaam Organization for marriage and family care’s 7th Marriage and Family Forum, set to take place on April 5-6 in Dammam under the title “The Saudi Family in 2025.”

Colon cancer: Stress on early detection

Oncologists participating in the Colorectal Cancer Uncovered conference here said that over 1.2 million people globally are diagnosed with colon cancer every year.

Viva my beloved country

Viva my beloved country

SINCE I was born on this land, I have been extremely proud of my country. Today, I am more proud because our young

Lebanese traveler arrested in alleged money laundering bid

A Lebanese expatriate was arrested at Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport for carrying SR78,000 and $8,000 in undeclared money in what authorities are saying was a money laundering bid.

Probe into death of mentally ill patient

Madinah Health Affairs Directorate is investigating the death of a mentally ill patient who died at Uhud Hospital an hour after he was found at the bottom of the hospital's emergency staircase last

2 arrested for stealing from Riyadh warehouse

Two Yemeni expatriates in their 20s were caught red-handed by police as they were stealing medical supplies from a warehouse in the capital’s Al-Farouq District.

Evaluation of 150 public schools next month: Official

The Public Education Evaluation Commission will be evaluating around 150 schools next month.

Ban on slaughter of cows in India is a destructive step

With regard to the article "Modi govt says to push for cow slaughter ban in India" (Mar. 31), the BJP, not India, will use all its "might" to ban the slaughter of cows across the country.

Each book is a glimmering lamp of hope

With regard to the article "Book fair in the Eastern Province" (Mar 31), a book by the bedside is comforting. A small book rack in the house makes it a home.

More needs to be done about the menace of drifting

The article "‘King of Al-Natheem’ gets 6 years, 600 floggings" (Mar 30) reports on the punishment meted out to a driver who was well known for engaging in drifting.

King Salman is a distinguished decision maker

With regard to the article "Iran: No more Mr. Nice Guy!" (Mar. 31), as our life becomes more dynamic and less structured, intuition gains more and more recognition as an essential decision-making

Gunmen attack Kenya university near Somalia border: police

Armed gunmen stormed Kenya's Garissa University early on Thursday, with explosions and gunfire rocking the campus lying some 150 kilometres (90 miles) from the border of war-torn Somalia, police said.

Iran nuclear talks extended; Russia claims deal within reach

Six world powers and Iran met again on Wednesday in a bid to reach a preliminary accord on reining in Tehran’s nuclear program, after failing to agree crucial details such as the lifting of UN

Far-right declines in Britain as UKIP rises

Far-right declines in Britain as UKIP rises

Sparsely attended far-right rallies in Britain highlight the decline of a movement in disarray.

India police seek cow ‘mugshots’ to enforce beef ban

Police in a west Indian township have asked cattle owners to supply photographs of their animals.

State of emergency as super typhoon batters Micronesia

State of emergency as super typhoon batters Micronesia

An emergency was declared in the Micronesian state of Chuuk as Super Typhoon Maysak cut a destructive path across the

Sarkozy arrives for questioning over campaign scandal

Sarkozy arrives for questioning over campaign scandal

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy arrived at a Paris court on Wednesday for questioning over a campaign finance

Philippine leader says ‘worst airport’ now looking much better

Philippine leader says ‘worst airport’ now looking much better

President Benigno Aquino, Wednesday hailed renovations to the Philippines’ main international airport.

Peru PM sacked in spy scandal, president in crisis

Peru PM sacked in spy scandal, president in crisis

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala was left scrambling to find a new prime minister on Tuesday after Congress sacked

Tunisia eager to show it can recover from militant attack

Tunisia eager to show it can recover from militant attack

Tunisia’s Bardo museum held a ceremonial reopening on Tuesday a week after gunmen claiming alliance with the

Turkey rounds up leftists as slain prosecutor laid to rest

Turkish authorities on Wednesday rounded up two dozen suspected members of a radical leftist group behind a bloody hostage standoff that left a top Istanbul prosecutor dead and shocked the country.

Egypt president welcomes return of US military aid

Egypt’s president says the United States’ release of military aid previously suspended will help boost Cairo’s ability to combat extremists in the region.

Emirates, Etihad planes involved in air traffic scare

Jetliners from the United Arab Emirates’ two main airlines apparently got too close to each other over the Indian Ocean this week.

Libya rival govt chief rejects sacking

The head of Libya’s rival government has rejected his sacking by the Tripoli-based parliament, suggesting he retains the support of powerful militia allies.

Snubbed Kamal quits as ICC president

Snubbed Kamal quits as ICC president

Mustafa Kamal resigned as president of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Wednesday, saying he had been prevented

Djokovic survives a scare

Djokovic survives a scare

Before the first set ended Tuesday, Novak Djokovic had busted a racket in anger.

Netherlands haunts Spain with 2-0 victory

Netherlands haunts Spain with 2-0 victory

Netherlands revived bitter Spanish memories from last year’s World Cup finals.

Monster Bowles helps Purefoods win

Monster Bowles helps Purefoods win

Import Denzel Bowles lived up to his monicker “Monster Bowles” as he exploded for a career-high 49 points.

Al-Attiyah on course for second win

Al-Attiyah on course for second win

With one more day of action to go at the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge powered by Nissan, Nasser Al-Attiyah is firmly on

Woods practices at Augusta

Woods practices at Augusta

Tiger Woods played a practice round Tuesday at Augusta National, a strong indication that the four-time champion could

Mills follows Vettori into retirement

Mills follows Vettori into retirement

New Zealand pace bowler Kyle Mills announced his retirement from all cricket Wednesday, following Daniel Vettori in

Chen, Lin dominate Malaysia Open

Chen, Lin dominate Malaysia Open

World champion Chen Long of China was on top form as he stormed into the second round of the Malaysia Open after an

Saudi retail sector remains strong despite frail oil price

The Saudi retail sector maintains its positive outlook and remains strong despite the oil price volatility, provided its defensive nature, NCB Capital, the leading wealth manager in the region and

Middle Eastern carriers widen airfreight volumes

Middle Eastern carriers widen airfreight volumes

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released February data for global airfreight markets showing a

KSA sovereign credit rating high

Moody’s international credit rating agency on Wednesday raised Saudi Arabia’s sovereign credit rating to ‘Aa3’, while maintaining a ‘stable outlook’, SPA said.

Guide to hiring top-level execs

FINDING senior executive talent is akin to finding a needle in a haystack. It only takes one visionary – one great hire – to make all the difference in your company.

Madinah Public Transport Program contract awarded

Madinah Public Transport Program contract awarded

Prince Faisal Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Governor of AlMadinah AlMunawwarah region and Chairman of

Property show boosts Dubai as real estate investment hub

Property show boosts Dubai as real estate investment hub

Exhibitors at the International Property Show 2015 that concluded yesterday (April 1, 2015) in Dubai have said that

Starr taps friends for ‘Postcards,’ reflects on the music world

Starr taps friends for ‘Postcards,’ reflects on the music world

Despite a struggling music industry and a less-than-favorable relationship with online streaming music platforms,

The ‘mural’ of the story is...

The ‘mural’ of the story is...

A Palestinian man was lamenting his misfortune after selling his bombed-out doorway to a local artist.

Hollywood icon Bacall's belongings lure bidders

Hollywood icon Bacall's belongings lure bidders

Hollywood screen icon Lauren Bacall's personal possessions from the precious to the mundane hit the auction block in

Clarkson show goes on without 'Top Gear' label

Clarkson show goes on without 'Top Gear' label

Britain's Jeremy Clarkson will continue to appear on an international tour of live auto shows despite being dropped as

Bieber attends mediation session

Bieber attends mediation session

Pop star Justin Bieber attended a mediation session Tuesday in Miami over a lawsuit against him in which a

Nigerians are celebrating the first occasion in which a challenger has successfully used the ballot box to oust a sitting president.
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