The Kingdom’s Grand Mufti has said the Board of Senior Scholars has no intention to set the minimum marriage age of women in the country to 15 years.
Jeddah Municipality announced on Sunday its plans to construct three new cities — a residential, a recreational, and an industrial — to balance the architectural landscape and demographics of the Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Saudi Arabia’s stock market rose sharply on Sunday in anticipation that the Kingdom’s 2015 state budget, expected to be released as soon as Monday, will sustain heavy spending on economic development projects despite the drop in oil prices.
Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz, deputy premier and minister of defense, received in Riyadh on Sunday Spanish Defense Minister Pedro Morenés and his accompanying delegation.
Saudi Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi dismissed claims of a “plot” to push prices down for political goals, insisting that the Kingdom’s policy is “based on pure economic principles.”
Okaz Organization for Press and Publication’s board of directors has approved the company’s report for the fiscal year 2015, updated the organization’s hierarchy, and reviewed proposed projects to develop its use of information technology.
The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) is planning to build 25 training centers for prison inmates at a total cost of SR150 million, the corporation’s deputy governor Rashid Al-Zahrani was quoted as saying by Makkah daily.
Tunisians voted on Sunday in a presidential run-off election that completes the country’s transition to full democracy.
Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Sunday for incoming passengers from the Gaza Strip for the first time in almost two months, Palestinian and Egyptian officials said.Rafah is the only major crossing between impoverished Gaza, home to 1.8 million Palestinians, and the outside world that does not border Israel, which blockades the strip and allows passage mainly on humanitarian grounds.
Thousands of Pakistanis flocked to a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Sunday to mourn the 149 people — mainly children — massacred by the Taliban and demand action against militants.
Australia’s Immigration Minister Scott Morrison was Sunday chosen to head up the social services ministry in a major cabinet reshuffle, a move widely seen as a promotion following his handling of controversial asylum-seeker policies.
A bloodied and bandaged Martin Skrtel headed home a last-gasp 97th-minute equalizer to earn Liverpool a 2-2 draw against Arsenal in the Premier League at Anfield Sunday.Having bossed the first half, Liverpool went ahead through Philippe Coutinho, only for goals from Mathieu Debuchy and Olivier Giroud to leave Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal on the brink of a smash-and-grab victory.But Giroud’s accidental kick to Skrtel’s head led to nine minutes of stoppage time and the tattooed Slovakian center-back claimed his revenge with a memorable header in front of the Kop.
Real Madrid defeated San Lorenzo of Argentina 2-0 Saturday to win the Club World Cup and secure their fourth trophy of 2014.
This refers to the article "Has Pakistan become a dream gone sour" by Khaled Almaena (Dec. 18).
With reference to the article "India wins the Kashmir elections" by M. J. Akbar (Dec. 21)
With reference to the article "Medical error wrecks Hail woman’s life" (Dec. 21)
Foreign investors who are members of the Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry have expressed dissatisfaction with the Saudi Arabian Investment Authority (SAGIA) and asked it to honor incentives
A woman in her 70s, Zainab has been homeless for seven years and suffers from mental illnesses that causes her to be aggressive toward residents of Makkah’s Rai’ Al-Kahl district, Makkah daily
A young woman who was arrested for disguising herself as a man to attend a football match last week was released by Jeddah Police, Makkah daily reported.
The Saudi Charity Association for AIDS Patients (SACA) is coordinating with several authorities to cancel the
In collaboration with other concerned government departments, Jeddah Municipality has prepared an integrated plan to deal with heavy rains or floods in the city.
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Egypt’s powerful intelligence chief was removed and replaced by his deputy, security officials said on Saturday.
Egypt’s public prosecutor charged the captain and first officer of a Kuwaiti container ship with manslaughter in connection with a collision in the Red Sea this month that killed 25 Egyptian
Jordan executed 11 men convicted of murder by hanging on Sunday, the interior ministry said, as it ended an informal eight-year moratorium on the death penalty.
An Egyptian court has jailed a Suez Canal shipping services manager for 10 years on charges of spying for Israel about naval movements through the strategic waterway, state media reported.
Israel police rounded up eight Jewish extremists from a racist anti-Arab organization overnight, a spokeswoman said early Sunday, in the second such swoop targeting the group within a week.
Iraqi Kurdish fighters, backed by US-led coalition airstrikes against the self-proclaimed Islamic State group, pushed their way Sunday into the town of Sinjar.
Hard-line Hindu groups came under fire on Sunday after some 200 Christians were converted in the Indian prime minister’s home state, amid increasing concern at the right-wing government’s perceived
The head of India’s most powerful Hindu group vowed to press ahead with a campaign to convert Muslims and Christians
The mother of seven of eight children killed in Australia was charged with their murder on Sunday, police said,
Cuban President Raul Castro said on Saturday he was ready to discuss any topic with Washington after the historic
Afghanistan’s Taliban on Sunday accused the United Nations of “enmity and political motives” in reporting that three-quarters of a record-high number of civilians killed and wounded this year were
The last remaining children held at an offshore asylum-seeker detention center have been transferred to the Australian mainland, the government said on Sunday, as part of a deal to gain lawmakers’
An Afghan journalist who was seriously injured during a suicide attack on a French cultural center died of his wounds
The San Miguel Beermen found tougher resistance from the Talk N Text Tropang Texters this time but were still able to
Pakistan’s experienced all-rounder Shahid Afridi has announced his retirement from one-day internationals after next
Nicol David regained the world title in her most exciting final, and with her most memorable performance yet, saving
China’s world champion Chen Long finished 2014 on a high by winning the World Superseries Finals title Sunday,
Australia has been fined for maintaining a slow over rate and India paceman Ishant Sharma has been found guilty of
England cricket chiefs have moved quickly to make it clear that Alastair Cook’s dismissal as one-day captain has not opened the door for a return to international cricket for batsman Kevin Pietersen.
Julius Chepkwony Rotich of Kenya beat his compatriot and defending champion Josphat Kamzee Jepkopol to win the men’s title in the Taipei Marathon Sunday.
Jason Holder replaced Dwayne Bravo as captain of the West Indies One-Day International side Saturday, less than two months out from the Cricket World Cup.
Japan’s biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website Friday. It wasn’t about hacking.
No one said the recovery from the global financial crisis would be easy and 2014 provided that in spades.
“Irresponsible” levels of output by producers from outside the OPEC oil organization is among the main causes of the
Geopolitics plague Lithuanians at this frozen Russian border post, where a return trip by car can mean 48 hours of
In the heart of western Europe, the Belgian-Dutch-German rust belt has been dealt another blow.
Saudi Arabia consumes an estimated 3.3 million of desalinated water per day from plants powered by 1.5 million barrels
Writer-director Damien Chazelle is only 29, but he is already living his dream of the Hollywood big-time.His second
After creating controversies with one if its bold posters, “PK” has again grabbed headlines for being an exceptionally
Tamer Hosny will soon be returning to the big screen after two years, during which he focused on making music and
Sweden’s Princess Madeleine, fourth in line to the throne, is expecting her second child, the royal court said on
Six European, two Latin American and one African film have made the shortlist for the foreign language Oscar, announced in Los Angeles Friday.