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Civil Defense provides first aid to 300 visitors in Grand Mosque since beginning of Ramadan

The Civil Defense Force at the Grand Mosque rescued and provided first aid to over 300 Umrah pilgrims.

Two London teens have married Daesh militants

Two of three teenage girls who traveled from Britain to Syria sparking criticism of the police response have married the Daesh (the so-called IS) militants.

Unified system for foreign Haj pilgrims ready, says ministry

The Ministry of Haj has completed all requirements for a unified system for foreign pilgrims for the upcoming Haj season.

Terrorist killed in Taif

Terrorist killed in Taif

A wanted terror suspect involved in a shootout in Taif early Friday was killed after an exchange of gunfire on Saturday, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.

Alwaleed Philanthropies grants 10,000 housing units and 10,000 cars to Saudis

Alwaleed Philanthropies grants 10,000 housing units and 10,000 cars to Saudis

As an expression of his gratitude to the Saudi nation and its people, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud announced the resumption of the two Alwaleed philanthropic projects that consist of providing 10,000 housing units to Saudi citizens.

Hail rock art now a UNESCO world heritage site

Hail rock art now a UNESCO world heritage site

The World Heritage Committee of UNESCO inscribed rock art in the Hail region on the World Heritage List Friday afternoon.

‘Ramdanana Kida’ continues to draw crowds

‘Ramdanana Kida’ continues to draw crowds

The ongoing Ramadan festival called “Ramdanana Kida”(Our Ramadan Was Like This) at the historic Balad district of Jeddah continues to attract visitors with its various activities and events.

Libya magnet for terrorists from Tunisia and beyond

Libya magnet for terrorists from Tunisia and beyond

Lawless Libya has become a magnet for radical militants who receive weapons training in terror camps before launching deadly attacks in other countries, like last week’s beach massacre in Tunisia.

Airbus, Mahindra team up to build military helicopters in India

Airbus, Mahindra team up to build military helicopters in India

European aerospace giant Airbus and India’s Mahindra group have inked a deal to jointly build helicopters as the Indian government moves to upgrade the country’s ageing military hardware, the companies said.

Japan seeks influence in Mekong region with $6.1 billion aid pledge

Japan seeks influence in Mekong region with $6.1 billion aid pledge

Japan on Saturday pledged $6.1 billion in financial aid to the “Mekong Five” countries.

Greece deeply divided ahead of bailout vote

Greece deeply divided ahead of bailout vote

Greece braced itself on Saturday ahead of a make-or-break bailout referendum.

Outcry as France's beloved satirical puppets face retirement

Outcry as France's beloved satirical puppets face retirement

They have lampooned the political elite for decades, at home and abroad, but now the merciless puppets hosting France's favorite comedy show have been threatened with retirement, sparking an outcry Saturday.

Emir of Northern Borders dies

Prince Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Bin Musaed Bin Juluwi, emir of the Northern Borders Province, has died, the royal court announced in a statement on Saturday.

Act before July 7 deadline, Yemeni illegals told

Passport authorities in Saudi Arabia have advised all Yemeni nationals residing in the country illegally and have not yet benefited from the amnesty announced by the Saudi government to rectify their status before the July 7 deadline.

Terrorists are never right

Terrorists are never right

The religious deterrent does exist in our society. It not only exists there but runs high.

750 Umrah flights to leave from Madinah next week

More than 750 flights will leave from the newly launched Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah next week carrying foreign Umrah pilgrims returning home.

279 emergency cases in Makkah during first 10 days of Ramadan

Civil Defense brigades have dealt with a total of 279 emergency cases in Makkah during the first 10 days of Ramadan.

Korean iftar celebrates cultural diversity, food

Korean iftar celebrates cultural diversity, food

Korean Consul General Nak-young Oh hosted an iftar party at his residence here on Tuesday.

Art Jameel Photography Award expands to GCC

Art Jameel’s annual Photography Award is expanding this year to cover nationals and residents across all Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

US envoy all praise for Hijazi heritage

US envoy all praise for Hijazi heritage

US Consul General in Jeddah Todd Holmstrom visited the heritage festival Ramdanana Kida (Our Ramadan Was Like This) in

NIFF hosts iftar, raises funds for charity

The North Indian Fraternity Forum (NIFF) organized a well-attended iftar party at a local restaurant here recently.

Four women, man arrested for theft

Four women, man arrested for theft

Police here arrested four expatriate women and a man, all in their 40s, for theft.

Family rescued from burning building

Family rescued from burning building

Civil Defense fire fighters extinguished a fire that broke out on Al-Mansour Street west of the Grand Mosque.

Kuwait mulls charging more than 40 over mosque bomb

Kuwait is considering charging more than 40 people in connection with a deadly suicide bombing in a Shiite mosque claimed by Daesh (so-called IS), a security official said Sunday.

Tunisia imposes state of emergency after deadly beach attack

Tunisia's president declared a state of emergency in response to a second deadly attack on foreigners in three months.

Iran atomic bomb probe may be completed in 2015: IAEA

A long-delayed investigation into whether Iran has sought to develop nuclear weapons could be completed by the end of the year.

UN rights body calls for Gaza war crimes trials

UN rights body calls for Gaza war crimes trials

The United Nation’s Human Rights Council called overwhelmingly for those responsible for war crimes during last

Sisi rallies troops in Sinai after attacks

Egypt’s president made an unannounced visit to the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday to rally troops following a wave of deadly terrorist attacks on security forces, his office said.

Syria mosque blast kills 25 Al-Nusra militants

An explosion in a mosque in northern Syria killed 25 members of Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, including one of its leaders, as they attended Ramadan prayers.

Beast of burden?

Beast of burden?

Ibrahim Al-Jamal, 17, carries Mona, the female lion cub, as Max the male lion cub is petted by people on the beach of

Suicide bomber kills five in NE Nigeria church: police, witness

A suicide bomber on Sunday blew himself up inside a church in the restive northeastern city of Potiskum, killing five worshippers, a police officer and witness told AFP.

Afghan parliament rejects Ghani choice for defense post

Afghanistan’s parliament on Saturday rejected President Ashraf Ghani’s nominee for defense ministry, a crucial post that has sat vacant for months.

US-Russia dialogue key to global stability, Putin tells Obama

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said relations between Moscow and Washington were key to ensuring global stability and called for dialogue based on “equality and respect.”

Manila charges owners of sunken ferry with murder

Manila charges owners of sunken ferry with murder

Philippine police have filed murder charges against the owner and crew of a passenger ferry that capsized killing 59

Philippines expects to win UN S. China Sea case

Philippines expects to win UN S. China Sea case

The Philippines expects a United Nations tribunal to rule in its favor in an increasingly fraught dispute with China

Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade

Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade

Taiwan marched out thousands of troops and displayed its most modern military hardware on Saturday.

Fatal fire on Japan’s airtight bullet train exposes lapses

Fatal fire on Japan’s airtight bullet train exposes lapses

A fatal fire on Japan’s bullet train, started by a man who self-immolated this week, has revealed blind spots in a

Instead of wasting food, use money for education or charity

With regard to the article "Why do we waste millions of meals in Ramadan?" (July 3), this has become a habit in Saudi Arabia.

Give Kashmiris their rights!

The world has virtually ignored the outstanding issues of Kashmir and Palestine for more than six decades.

Punish traffic offenders

All segments of society must coordinate and cooperate to educate people about the importance of traffic and driving regulations from a very young age.

Jankovic topples Kvitova; Federer makes last 16

Jankovic topples Kvitova; Federer makes last 16

Defending champion and second seed Petra Kvitova crashed out of Wimbledon Saturday leaving just four of the top 10

Murray survives injury scare to make Wimbledon last 16

Murray survives injury scare to make Wimbledon last 16

Andy Murray survived a shoulder injury scare to make the Wimbledon last 16 on Saturday.

Record-breaking Dennis takes Tour opening stage

Record-breaking Dennis takes Tour opening stage

Australian Rohan Dennis set a new record.

ROS ties series 1-1 with SMB

ROS ties series 1-1 with SMB

Import Wendell McKines exploded with a career-high 57 points to lead the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.

Highlanders bag first Super Rugby title

Highlanders bag first Super Rugby title

Eliot Dixon scored one try and set up another for Waisake Naholo as the Otago Highlanders beat the Wellington

Sri Lanka takes upper hand

Sri Lanka takes upper hand

Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah claimed his third five-wicket haul of the series but Sri Lanka took the upper hand on

Hamilton on pole at home

Hamilton on pole at home

Defending champion Lewis Hamilton made it eight pole positions from nine races in his Mercedes this season when he

Langley, Vegas share Greenbrier lead

Langley, Vegas share Greenbrier lead

Tiger Woods made it safely to the weekend at the Greenbrier Classic, where Venezuela’s Jhonattan Vegas fired a

Greeks convert euros to bitcoins in case of ‘exit’

Greeks are converting their euros to bitcoins as a safeguard against a return to devalued drachma in the event of a 'No' vote in a referendum, due today (Sunday).

Whether Yes or No, future of Greece is within the eurozone

Whether Yes or No, future of Greece is within the eurozone

Sunday’s referendum is set to be a decisive stage of the Greek crisis.

Oil prices to stay low amid high stockpile

Oil prices to stay low amid high stockpile

Faced with major headwinds, crude oil markets last week registered their biggest weekly decline since March.

Brokerages in China to buy $19.3b shares to calm market

China's top securities brokerages said on Saturday that they would collectively buy at least 120 billion yuan ($19.3 billion) of shares in a bid to stabilize the country's stock markets after a

FCC Aqualia to manage two largest wastewater treatment plants in Makkah

FCC Aqualia to manage two largest wastewater treatment plants in Makkah

FCC Aqualia is the successful bidder of the contract comprising the operation and maintenance of the two largest

Mobily’s 4G network soars to record growth during Ramadan 2015

Mobily’s 4G network soars to record growth during Ramadan 2015

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) 4G network has recorded 270% growth rate in the average of transferred data this holy month

Actress Hema Malini discharged from hospital after crash

Actress Hema Malini discharged from hospital after crash

Actress and BJP lawmaker Hema Malini, was today discharged from hospital.

“Bajrangi Bhaijaan”

“Bajrangi Bhaijaan”

Bollywood actor Salman Khan sings during the launch of songs for his upcoming movie.

Sonia Manzano, who played Maria on ‘Sesame Street,’ retiring

Sonia Manzano, who played Maria  on ‘Sesame Street,’ retiring

“Sesame Street” is about to be less A-OK.

Prince pulls music from most online streaming services

Prince pulls music from most online streaming services

Pop icon Prince has opened a new chapter in his fraught relationship with the Internet as he suddenly pulled his music

Saxonia International Balloon Festival

Saxonia International Balloon Festival

A hot air balloon in the shape of a Russian matryoshka doll leans at the Racecourse in Halle/Saale, Germany during the

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari hit the ground running after assuming office in May, vowing to root out Boko Haram which has claimed more than 15,000 lives.
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