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We will fight terror on all fronts: King

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman reiterated on Monday that the heinous crime of targeting a mosque in Al-Qudaih village was contrary to Islamic and human values.

Family disowns Qatif bomber

The family of Saleh Abdulrahman Al-Qashami, who was responsible for the attack at Al-Qudaih’s Ali Bin Abi Talib Mosque in which 21 worshippers were killed on Friday, disowned him, saying it had nothing to do with his terrorist act.

Islamic body to convene anti-terror meet in Kuwait

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is set to convene over 50 foreign ministers from the Muslim world to form Islamic-world strategy on combatting terrorism, violent extremism and hate speech on May 27-28 in Kuwait.

Mosque bombing victims laid to rest

Mosque bombing victims laid to rest

The 21 people who lost their lives on Friday in the suicide bombing of the Ali Bin Abi Talib mosque in Qudaih village, Qatif were laid to rest on Monday in the village's main cemetery.

King Salman receives message from Jordanian king

King Salman receives message from Jordanian king

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman received a message from King Abdullah II of Jordan.

Protocol drafted for a new joint Arab force

Protocol drafted for a new joint Arab force

Army chiefs of staff of Arab countries have drafted a protocol for a new joint force to intervene in Middle East hotspots on missions ranging from fighting militants to Iran-backed groups.

Fighting engulfs Taiz after UN talks put off

Fighting engulfs Taiz after UN talks put off

Fierce fighting was reported on Monday between Houthi rebels and Popular Resistance fighters loyal to President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi in Yemen’s third city Taiz.

43 mosque bombing survivors leave hospital

43 mosque bombing survivors leave hospital

Forty-three injured survivors of the Al-Qudaih mosque attack were released from Qatif Central Hospital.

Social Affairs rejects woman’s claims of ex abusing daughter

Social Affairs rejects woman’s claims of ex abusing daughter

The Social Affairs Directorate in Hail has rejected a mother’s complaint against her ex-husband that he was physically abusing their daughter.

Tunisian soldier kills 7 in barracks rampage

Tunisian soldier kills 7 in barracks rampage

A Tunisian soldier the authorities say had psychological problems seized a gun at a barracks and killed seven comrades before being shot dead himself.

So why did the Iraqi army leave another city to Daesh?

So why did the Iraqi army leave another city to Daesh?

Daesh (the so-called IS) seized control of Iraq’s Ramadi on Sunday, sending Iraqi forces fleeing in a major loss despite the support of US-led airstrikes targeting the militants.

3 killed in blast targeting Pakistan president’s son

3 killed in blast targeting Pakistan president’s son

Three people were killed and four others injured.

Under fire from opposition, Modi tries to shed anti-poor image

Under fire from opposition, Modi tries to shed anti-poor image

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi told thousands of supporters his government was devoted to the poor on Monday, directly tackling criticism he has governed for the rich and failed farmers in his first year in office.

‘Saudi Transport 2015’ to feature latest investment opportunities in Kingdom

‘Saudi Transport 2015’ to  feature latest investment  opportunities in Kingdom

Saudi Arabia has seen remarkable progress in the transport and railway industry throughout the past years, complementing its efforts to address development needs and provide safe and prompt transportation to the public, based on latest technologies.

Wage protection system: New phase to start Monday

The Ministry of Labor will start this June the seventh phase of a wage protection system that will target companies employing 170 people and more.

Over 22,000 illegal Yemenis correct status

A total of 22,500 illegal Yemenis all over the Kingdom have corrected their residence status since an amnesty for the community started on May 10.

Are women incompetent at homemaking a burden?

Girls who do not learn how to cook and clean in their own homes will grow up to be incompetent at managing their own households, according to sociologists.

Daesh, our next-door neighbor

Daesh, our next-door neighbor

Daesh’s occupation of Al-Anbar in Iraq and new areas in Syria means that this terrorist and bloodthirsty organization

IISJ steals glory with class 12 results out

For the fifth year in a row, International Indian School Jeddah outshined other Indian schools across the Kingdom in the All India Secondary School Examination (AISSE-Class 12).

Students given the tools to become entrepreneurs

Minister of Education Azzam Al-Dakhil has launched an initiative to enable Saudi universities to actively contribute to the leadership, guidance and support of local economic development and help

Water cuts in Madinah continue

Water shortages have resurfaced in Madinah and hit many areas in the holy city.

Suspect in Jeddah junkyard fire held

An Arab national was arrested in connection with the fire of the Tashlih (junkyard) automobile market in Briman, located east of the Jeddah-Makkah Expressway.

All expats are only temporary workers

With regard to the post "Don’t wait for permanent residency in Saudi Arabia" (May 23), I am an expat who has been living in the Kingdom for more than three years.

Everyone in Saudi Arabia should wear an e-bracelet

With regard to the article "e-bracelets on the way for pilgrims" (May 24), in fact, e-bracelets should be worn by everyone residing in Saudi Arabia.

FIFA must take legal action against Israel

I am writing with regard to the article "Will Israel be kicked out of FIFA?' (May 24). If a national football association plays on the territory of another national association without permission.

Bad roads in India are due to corruption

With regard to the post "In India, good cars on bad roads" (May 24), in general, roads are like the garments of a country. If the roads are bad, then many think that the country is poor and that the

SR9b for new water projects

The National Water Company announced plans to implement 62 projects worth SR9 billion.

Health center staff need more flexible working hours

With regard to the article "Working hours at health centers" (May 24), I suggest that 50 percent of the staff at health centers work from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for six months and the other 50 percent on

Fraternity Festival ends on a colorful note

Fraternity Festival ends on a colorful note

A leading social worker has asked the Urdu-speaking community of Jeddah to wholeheartedly extend support and

UAE launches national space agency strategy

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday laid out a strategic framework for a newly created space agency that aims to integrate various arms of the Gulf federation’s burgeoning space industry.

Pakistani security forces kill 7 militants in Karachi

A Pakistani military official says raids by security forces in the port city of Karachi have killed seven militants.

Austrian 14-year-old jailed on 'terrorism' charges

A 14-year-old Austrian schoolboy was convicted Tuesday of "terrorism" charges and given eight months in prison plus a further suspended jail sentence of 16 months.

India heatwave kills 800 as capital's roads melt

India heatwave kills 800 as capital's roads melt

At least 800 people have died in a major heatwave that has swept across India, melting roads in New Delhi as

Tornado tears through Mexican city on Texas border

At least 13 people died and dozens more were injured after a freak tornado ripped through the northern Mexican city of Ciudad Acuna on Monday morning, flipping over cars and tearing down homes, the

Taliban truck bomber wounds more than 70 in southern Afghanistan

A Taliban truck bomber detonated about a ton of explosives outside a government complex in southern Afghanistan.

Bangladesh arrests 2 over Daesh links

Two members of a banned Bangladeshi extremist group have been arrested for trying to recruit young Muslims to fight with Daesh (the so-called IS organization), police said Monday.

Militants kill five, target telecoms in Kashmir attacks

Militants killed four Indian soldiers and an employee of a mobile phone shop in Indian Kashmir on Monday, in a spate of attacks in the disputed region.

Magrabi opens first center specialized in retina treatment

Magrabi opens first center specialized in retina treatment

The Magrabi Hospitals and Centers has opened Al-Magrabi Specialized Center for the Treatment and Surgery of Retina at

Treatment of retina detachment saves from blindness: Turki

Treatment of retina detachment saves from blindness: Turki

The retina is a delicate layer of nerve texture in the bottom of the eyeball from inside.

Femtosecond laser dispenses lancet in cataract surgery

Femtosecond laser dispenses lancet in cataract surgery

Ophthalmology is one of the medical fields that has been benefited immensely from femtosecond laser technology.

FemtoSMILE: Latest technology in vision correction

FemtoSMILE: Latest technology in vision correction

Since the discovery of laser and its massive use in several branches of medicine, ophthalmology holds the major stake

Daesh faces battle in Iraq, bombs in Syria

Daesh (the so-called IS) poured more fighters into Ramadi on Monday.

Embattled Assad relies on Hezbollah support

Embattled Assad relies on Hezbollah support

When Lebanon’s Hezbollah first joined Syria’s war on the side of President Bashar Al-Assad, its role was a closely

Israel ex-PM Olmert gets 8 months for corruption

Israel ex-PM Olmert gets 8 months for corruption

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to eight months in prison for corruption on Monday, the latest

Historic bathhouse offers respite from Gaza’s hardships

Historic bathhouse offers respite from Gaza’s hardships

After dawn prayers in Gaza, a few dozen men descend a metal staircase to gather in the steamy confines of Hamam

Israel antitrust chief opposed to gas monopoly quits

Israel’s antitrust commissioner has resigned after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government refused to end an effective monopoly on gas extracted from the Mediterranean.

UN urges Lebanon to pick president, end political vacuum

A United Nations envoy urged Lebanon’s feuding political leaders to pick a new president, warning on Monday that the country’s year-long power vacuum had undermined its ability to deal with the

Real Madrid fires coach Ancelotti

Real Madrid fires coach Ancelotti

Real Madrid fired its coach Carlo Ancelotti Monday, club president Florentino Perez said, making the popular Italian

Sharapova, Murray and Berdych advance at French Open

Sharapova, Murray and Berdych advance at French Open

Maria Sharapova was unfazed by the boos she heard when leaving the center court of Roland Garros Monday.

Norwich back in Premier League after winning playoff final

 Norwich back in Premier League after winning playoff final

Norwich secured an immediate return to the Premier League and a promotion windfall of approximately $235 million.

Stokes leads England to dramatic win over New Zealand at Lord's

Stokes leads England to dramatic win over New Zealand at Lord's

Ben Stokes took two wickets in two balls to inspire England to victory over New Zealand.

Kirk wins at Colonial

Kirk wins at Colonial

American Chris Kirk coolly got up and down from off the green at the 18th hole to salvage par and clinch his fourth

Roma beats Lazio to secure Champions League berth

Roma beats Lazio to secure Champions League berth

Roma secured direct entry into the Champions League group phase with a 2-1 win over Lazio in a heated Serie A derby

Platini pledges support for Ali in FIFA bid

Platini pledges support for Ali in FIFA bid

UEFA President Michel Platini Monday backed Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein’s bid to unseat Sepp Blatter as FIFA president,

Prince Ali slams waste of 'self-serving' FIFA leader

Prince Ali slams waste of 'self-serving' FIFA leader

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein Monday accused FIFA President Sepp Blatter of leading an administration of waste that

Saudi investors confidence high

A real estate investment specialist has confirmed that the fundamentals of the local economy “indicate renewed high levels of confidence among a wide spectrum of capital investors, despite

Saudi Gulf Airlines to begin flights at start of November

The Dammam-based Saudi Gulf Airlines will start operating in the Kingdom next November, the General Authority for Civil Aviation said in a statement following a meeting between the airlines

Africa’s economy to strengthen in 2015

Africa's overall economy should advance in 2015, expanding by 4.5 percent, showing resilience despite weak commodity prices and the devastating Ebola epidemic, an annual report published Monday said.

Bahri orders for five new very large crude carriers

Bahri orders for five new very large crude carriers

The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) signed with Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) last Thursday

Cayan in deal to build commercial property in Riyadh

Cayan Group has signed an investment-fund deal with Saudi Arabia-based MEFIC Capital for the construction of a commercial property in Riyadh, the Gulf-based real-estate developer said in a statement.

GPCA, SPE join forces on innovative tech knowledge for Gulf plastics industry

SPE (Society of Plastics Engineers), the world’s largest technology-focused society in the plastics industry, headquartered in Connecticut, USA, and GPCA (Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals

Audiard’s ‘Dheepan’ wins Palme d’Or in upset Cannes finale

Audiard’s ‘Dheepan’ wins Palme d’Or in upset Cannes finale

The 68th Cannes Film Festival was brought to a surprising close Sunday with Jacques Audiard’s Sri Lankan refugee drama

It’s a China office block, Jim, but not as we know it!

A Chinese millionaire and self-confessed Star Trek fan has boldly gone where no man has gone before with the design of his company headquarters, erected in the shape of the USS Enterprise.

A head scratcher: 9 brains found next to train tracks

Nine brains were found along a street in a northern New York village, but authorities say there’s nothing to fear. The brains are believed to have been part of a collection for educational or

Frenchman makes false bomb alert to delay girlfriend’s plane

French police have arrested a man who called in a false bomb alert to an airport to delay his girlfriend’s flight because she was in danger of missing it, prosecutors said Monday.

Bailed Bollywood star Khan allowed to leave India: reports

Bailed Bollywood star Khan allowed to leave India: reports

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who is on bail over a deadly hit-and-run 13 years ago, was granted permission Tuesday

The discovery of mass graves containing the bodies of mostly Rohingya Muslims has prompted Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak to vow that he will find those who were responsible.
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