Friday, 19 September 2014  -  24 Thul-Qedah 1435 H

Cinema is now an economic activity

THE Ministry of Labor in the Kingdom has included cinema in the economic activities that people can work in.

What are Saudi cultural attachés doing for our students abroad?

The program of sending Saudi male and female students abroad for postgraduate studies is one of the most important projects.

Place a cap on the recruitment of expats from certain countries

The latest statistics put the number of expatriates in the Kingdom at 9.4 million.

We must respect our young people

Young people make up nearly 60 percent of the Saudi population.

Haj: The Fifth Pillar of Islam

Haj literally means ‘to set out for a place’, however it refers to the annual pilgrimage that Muslims make to Makkah with the intention of performing certain religious rites in accordance with the method prescribed by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Middle East biggest hotel opens

Prince Sultan Bin Salman, President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), and Prince Mishal Bin Abdullah, Emir of Makkah region, inaugurated on Thursday afternoon the Anjum Hotel in Makkah.

Journalists worry over White House ‘secrecy’

Editors and reporters meeting in Chicago have raised concerns about what they described as a lack of access and transparency undermining journalists’ work.

Conforming with certificates

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Customs Department have linked the certificates electronically between Saudi embassies located all over the world and the Customs Department.

GE creating jobs for Saudis

General Electric is marking the fourth year of operations of the GE Manufacturing Technology Center.

2016: New law will lead to drastic improvement in highway service facilities

AS of Jan. 19, 2016 (9/4/1437H) every service facility on the Kingdom’s highways, new or old, will be required to adhere to new stern conditions.

MOE ‘ignoring’ govt schools

EVERY day, millions of children wake up to catch the bus to school where they learn and grow with the support of educators.

Why I Don’t Drink

First and foremost, I don’t drink because I am a Muslim.

A tale of love and loss

ALL you need is love The Beatles sang, and the lyrics are coming alive in the most unlikely of places: among the ranks of terrorist organization the Islamic State (IS).

About 1,000 Turks fighting among IS

THE Islamic State extremist group is attracting a steady stream of recruits among Turkish youth.

Kashmir floods and the politics thereof

The people of Jammu and Kashmir have been devastated by floods which have hit them like a thunderbolt.

Love at first bite

Food. When people see or hear that word, many of them think of food as something that is only meant to keep us healthy and alive. In my perspective that is true. But there is so much more to food

Online complaints ‘equal to paperwork’

Prince Mishal Bin Abdullah, Emir of Makkah, has directed all government departments in the province to treat citizen complaints on the governorate’s electronic gate as official paperwork and take

KAMC to be opened soon

King Abdullah Medical Complex in north Jeddah will be opened before the end of 2014, its supervisor Hamad Al-Duwailie announced.

SR300b for 8.5m m3 desalinated water

The Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) will invest about SR300 billion within the next 10 years to produce about 8.5 million cubic meters of desalinated water.

‘100 imams with extremist thoughts’

The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance has identified about 100 mosque imams out of 15,000 with extremist tendencies.

Turkey wavers over US plan to tackle IS

WHEN Washington takes its bombing campaign against Islamic State fighters.

Egypt recovers stolen pieces of Cheops pyramid

EGYPT has recovered fragments from the pyramid of Cheops said to have been stolen by Germans.

IS seizes 16 villages in northern Syria

Islamic State fighters backed by tanks have captured 16 Kurdish villages over the past 24 hours in northern Syria near the Turkish border.


An Iranian Kurdish female member of the Freedom Party of Kurdistan (PAK) keeps a position in Dibis, some 50 km

‘Rancorous’ rapper freed from jail

Rapper Mouad Belghawat, a voice of Morocco’s February 20 protest movement, was released from jail on Thursday after serving a four-month sentence for assaulting police.

Militant group claims Sinai blast

Egypt’s deadliest militant group has claimed the killing of six policemen in a roadside bomb in the Sinai Peninsula, where security forces frequently clash with ultras.

UN envoy pursues talks amid clashes

Shiite rebels clashed with Sunnis backed by troops north of Sana’a on Thursday, as the UN envoy huddled in the rebel stronghold to try to end Yemen’s political crisis.

Stay or go? Scotland votes on independence from Britain

Scotland voted Thursday in an independence referendum that could break up the centuries-old United Kingdom and create

Jeans face an uncertain future amid yoga wear rage

AMERICANS' obsession with jeans is beginning to wear thin. Jeans long have been a go-to staple in closets across the

Philippines arrest 43 in cybersex raids

Philippine authorities say they have arrested 43 suspected members of a syndicate that runs a lucrative online cybersex operation catering to clients worldwide.

India, China vow cooperation

Indian and Chinese troops faced off along their Himalayan border on Thursday.

15 detained in Australian raids

Australian police detained 15 people Thursday in a major counterterrorism operation, saying intelligence indicated a random.

Gunmen in Pakistan kill professor

Unidentified gunmen on Thursday shot dead a professor of Islamic studies in Pakistan who had faced accusations of blasphemy and threats from colleagues over his moderate views.

Wozniacki in quarterfinals

Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark rallied from a set down to beat qualifier Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia

R&A votes to allow women members

The Royal and Ancient golf club agreed Thursday to open its doors to women.

Barca, Bayern scrape thru

Lionel Messi set up Barcelona’s only goal in a 1-0 win over Cypriot club APOEL.

France vs. Germany in Davis Cup 1st round

Top seeds France was drawn away to Germany Thursday in the opening round of the 2015 Davis Cup.

Stars to watch at Asian Games

With one of the hottest rivalries in swimming, South Korea’s Park Tae-hwan and China’s Sun Yang will be hogging the

Strategies take center stage in new hockey format

Coaches and tacticians will be put to the test in Incheon from Saturday when the field hockey competition commences at

Jordan upsets UAE

United Arab Emirates slumped to a 1-0 Asian Games defeat to Jordan Thursday as North Korea booked its place in the

Mercedes duo set for Singapore

Mercedes teammates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton renew their sometimes hostile rivalry on the floodlit streets of

Riding high in cyberspace

Oliver Samwer and his brothers Marc and Alexander are on the brink of becoming Germany's newest billionaires.

China's emerging technology giants

Alibaba Group’s US stock offering is a wakeup call.

US diamond market shines despite China, India growth

The United States is likely to remain the world’s largest market for diamonds for the next 15 years despite a growing

Hyundai bids $10b for trophy property

Hyundai Motor Group will pay a record $10 billion for the site of its new headquarters in Seoul's high-end Gangnam district, out-bidding Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and sparking investor concerns

Sony sees $2b loss on weak mobile

Sony expects its annual loss to swell to more than $2 billion after writing down the value of its troubled mobile

FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs

Growth in online shopping is boosting profit at FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for holiday-season package

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Rice, not ice
Rice has been swapped with ice. India’s answer to the Ice Bucket Challenge is the Rice Bucket Challenge.
A Beijing university professor is on trial for promoting separatism. Ilham Tohti is a Muslim Uighur from Xinjiang, where there is rising conflict between the locals and Han Chinese moved to the province by the government in an attempt to change its ethnic makeup by undermining Uighur culture and religion.