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King to host 1,000 Umrah pilgrims every year

King Salman will host 1,000 Umrah pilgrims from across the world every year.

When will the traffic chaos in Makkah ever end?

How long will the roads and streets of Makkah continue to experience such high levels of traffic chaos?

Who will take care of Saudi students abroad?

It is sad that some educational institutions play a role, even though it is of an indirect and secondary nature, in promoting crimes such as terrorism.

Why do drivers in Saudi Arabia honk their horns unnecessarily?

One may be able to put up with the sound of a honking horn in any place.

Attack from Yemen kills Saudi citizen, injures three

Attack from Yemen kills Saudi citizen, injures three

Shells fired from Yemen have reportedly killed one Saudi citizen and left three others injured in Saudi Arabia’s Asir region, a Saudi civil defense ministry spokesman said late Thursday.

Jeddawis accord warm welcome to King Salman

Jeddawis accord warm welcome to King Salman

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman was accorded a warm welcome in Jeddah as he arrived in the city Thursday afternoon from Riyadh.

‘V’ for volunteerism: The motto of Saudi students in the US

‘V’ for volunteerism: The motto of Saudi students in the US

Corporate philanthropy has long been part of “doing business” in the United States.

Number of smokers in the Kingdom on the rise, claims new study

Number of smokers in the Kingdom on the rise, claims new study

A recent World Health Organization (WHO) study revealed that there are six million smokers in the Kingdom.

Help! There is a teenage girl in our house!

Help! There is a teenage girl in our house!

The onset of adolescence and the subsequent dramatic behavioral changes are often enough to drive parents of teenagers crazy.

Neighbors yet strangers

Neighbors yet strangers

Respecting one’s neighbors and looking after their rights is emphasized in Islam.

Female preachers lead Morocco’s social revolution

Female preachers lead Morocco’s social revolution

Girls are “like a timebomb ready to explode and ruin the family’s reputation”.

Hezbollah in ‘hardest’ border battle

Hezbollah in ‘hardest’ border battle

On a windy hilltop overlooking the mountainous Syrian border, a fighter from Lebanon’s Hezbollah says the battle against militants in the area is among the toughest the group has ever faced.

SIBN delegation steals the show at New Delhi GES

SIBN delegation steals the show at New Delhi GES

The Saudi Indian Business Network (SIBN), working under the aegis of the Consulate General of India, led a delegation of 30 businessmen to the recently concluded global exhibition on services in New Delhi.

Jesus is our Prophet too

Jesus is our Prophet too

An essential tenet of faith in all monotheistic religions, including Islam, is the belief in all of the prophets sent by God with a message to humanity to guide them.

Explosion in Qatif mosque

An explosion occurred at a mosque in Al-Qudaih village in Qatif after noon prayers on Friday and the details will be announced soon, the Ministry of Interior announced.

Getting ready for exams

Getting ready for exams

I know some people who get a stomach ache on the morning of exams, or cannot sleep the night before, or bite their nails.

What would a Sahabi think if he visited Saudi Arabia today?

Have we Muslims ever thought about what the reaction of a Sahabi, a Companion of the Prophet (peace be upon him), would be if he visited Saudi Arabia today?

Finding the right friend

Finding the right friend

Whether we like to admit it or not, our friends have a powerful influence on our character.

Reflections of a high school student

A well-known quote which used to be chalked on blackboards in our school every morning was: “Practice what you preach”.

More than 11,400 illegal Yemenis correct status

Some 11,455 illegal Yemenis have corrected their Saudi residence statuses since the beginning of the correction campaign on May 10.

Malaysian Company to operate Mashaer train

The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs announced on Thursday that it has signed a contract with a Malaysian company to operate and maintain the Mashaer train which will operate between Makkah

Pilgrims to be fingerprinted in their homes

Foreign pilgrims will be fingerprinted in their homes before departing for the Kingdom, said Minister of Haj Bandr Al-Hajjar in a statement to the Al-Watan newspaper.

Palmyra in peril — Heritage site, priceless relics at risk of destruction in ancient Syrian city

Palmyra in peril — Heritage site, priceless relics at risk of destruction in ancient Syrian city

Daesh (the so-called IS) militants seized full control of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra on Thursday, putting the

The pearl of Syria’s desert

The pearl of Syria’s desert

Palmyra, the ancient Syrian city.

Rebels seize hospital holding 150 Syrian soldiers: monitor

Rebels seize hospital holding 150 Syrian soldiers: monitor

Rebels on Friday overran a hospital in northwest Syria where at least 150 regime forces and dozens of civilians were

Erdogan to provide Mercedes to top cleric following uproar

"Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes-Benz?"

Iraqi forces thwart another Daesh attack

Iraqi forces said they thwarted a third attempt by the Daesh (so-called IS) militants to break through their defensive lines east of the city of Ramadi overnight on Thursday.

Lieberman blasts Netanyahu

Israel’s former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman on Thursday urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cancel talks with the head of parliament’s Arab parties, accusing him of granting legitimacy

Roads before welfare — India’s Modi faces dissent over spending shakeup

Roads before welfare — India’s Modi faces dissent over spending shakeup

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes one year in office, his cuts in federal welfare spending on the poorest of

Shunned by much of Asia, migrants welcome in Aceh

Shunned by much of Asia, migrants welcome in Aceh

From rescuing migrants at sea to donating all they can, residents of Indonesia's Islamic Aceh province are warmly

‘Taiwan’s Mandela’ begins presidential bid

A veteran Taiwanese opposition figure and human rights activist launched a bid Thursday to stand for president next year.

Philippine police kill militant kidnapper

Philippine police have killed a suspected member of the Abu Sayyaf group who was allegedly involved in the kidnapping last week of two Malaysians.

11 killed in fresh Libya clashes

Ten soldiers and a militiaman were killed in fresh violence in conflict-strewn Libya, security and medical sources said Thursday.

India's Jayalalithaa to return as chief minister of southern state

India's Jayalalithaa to return as chief minister of southern state

One of India's most powerful politicians, Jayalalithaa Jayaram, is set to return as chief minister of the southern

Indian forces try to stop separatist rally

Hundreds of government forces with automatic weapons patrolled the streets of Indian Kashmir’s main city to stop a rally to mark the anniversaries of the assassinations of two Kashmiri leaders.

Give all girls 12 years at school: Malala

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who won a Nobel peace prize for education campaigning, called on world leaders on Thursday to give 12 years of free schooling to every child following a major

It’s Blatter vs. Ali as Figo, van Praag exit

It’s Blatter vs. Ali as Figo, van Praag exit

Luis Figo and Michael van Praag pulled out of the race for the FIFA presidency Thursday, leaving controversial

Stokes, Root lift England

Stokes, Root lift England

Ben Stokes provided the gloss and Joe Root the glue as England recovered from a terrible start.

Hamilton on top in practice

Hamilton on top in practice

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time ahead of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.

PCB chief calls for more Asian support

PCB chief calls for more Asian support

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan hopes that Zimbabwe’s tour of the country will be a proving

Sunderland stays in Premier League

Sunderland stays in Premier League

Sunderland secured its Premier League survival Wednesday by drawing 0-0 at Arsenal, denying the London club a chance

‘Humble’ Nadal receives Paris’s top honor

‘Humble’ Nadal receives Paris’s top honor

Rafael Nadal received Paris’s most prestigious honor, the “Grand Vermeil”, just days before the Spanish superstar

Xavi quits Barca for Al Sadd

Xavi quits Barca for Al Sadd

Barcelona midfielder and captain Xavi confirmed Thursday he will leave his boyhood club at the end of the season.

Johnson wins new car with hole-in-one

Johnson wins new car with hole-in-one

Andrew Johnson holed-in-one on the first day of the European PGA Championship here Thursday and won himself a new car.

Tale of two Indias

Tale of two Indias

India's auto industry matures.

App makers cool to Microsoft overtures

App makers cool to Microsoft overtures

Microsoft's plan to make its new version of Windows a mobile hit by letting it accept tweaked Apple and Android apps

German banks seek way to turn around weak profits

German banks seek way to turn around weak profits

Germany's nearly 1,800 banks are being forced to rethink their business models in the face of persistently low level

Banaja leases land for distribution point

King Abdullah Economic City has signed a contract with Banaja Holdings Group, which is specialized in distributing pharmaceuticals and medical equipment.

Tesco boss paid $6.4m in six months

Britain’s biggest retailer Tesco paid new chief executive Dave Lewis 4.1 million pounds ($6.4 million) in the six months after luring him from consumer goods group Unilever and tasking him with

Japan unveils $110b fund for Asia aid

Japan unveiled a plan on Thursday to provide $110 billion in aid for Asian infrastructure projects, as China prepares to launch a new institutional lender that is seen as encroaching on the regional

The bloody chaos that has gripped Libya for almost a year may be reaching a climax.
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