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Kingdom is the largest trading partner, export market for US

The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) has said that the United States is the largest trading partner of Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom is the largest market for US exports in the Middle East.

Terror suspect, security officer killed in Abqaiq shootout

Saudi forces killed a suspected terrorist who attempted to sneak into a security facility in the Eastern Province city of Abqaiq early Friday, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Children must be protected from domestic abuse

Children are a blessing. Some families, however, do not appreciate this blessing.

FM: Saudi Arabia satisfied with Obama’s assurances over Iran deal

FM: Saudi Arabia satisfied with Obama’s assurances over Iran deal

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubair said on Friday the Kingdom was satisfied with Obama’s assurances over Iran nuclear deal.

Obama: US shares Saudi concerns over instability in Yemen

Obama: US shares Saudi concerns over instability in Yemen

President Barack Obama said the US shares Saudi Arabia's concerns about Yemen and the need to restore an inclusive and functioning government there.

#Thanks_Salman: Yemenis hold pro-Saudi rally in U.S. during royal visit

#Thanks_Salman: Yemenis hold pro-Saudi rally in U.S. during royal visit

Yemenis in the United States have staged a rally to welcome Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and thank him for his support of the country.

Rights they don’t dare to ask or don’t know how to ask

Rights they don’t dare to ask or don’t know how to ask

MANY company owners and managers who deal with manpower are exploiting expat workers and taking advantage of their ignorance of the law.The employers often use intimidation tactics if the workers demand their rights or file complaints. There are millions of expatriate workers in the Kingdom, who constitute about 26.4 percent of the Saudi population.

Role of Kingdom’s road contractors under scrutiny

Role of Kingdom’s road contractors under scrutiny

THE Kingdom allocates significant amounts of money for road networks linking the various regions of the country.

Lights out for movie houses in Libya’s ‘Mermaid of Med’

Lights out for movie houses in Libya’s ‘Mermaid of Med’

THE Libyan capital once boasted grand movie houses that packed in smartly dressed couples for a special night out, but how times have changed.Today, the sole major cinema left in Tripoli is a men-only zone stripped of glamour, offering a diet of violence-packed films and blunt warnings that women are not welcome.And the city’s old epithet, “Mermaid of the Mediterranean”, jars sharply with what has become a mainly Islamist-run capital of a country plagued by conflict and political chaos.The rot started even before the 2011 revolution that ousted longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi, and has since seen movie houses bolt their doors one after the other.

‘My children slipped through my hands’

‘My children slipped through my hands’

THE father of a three-year-old Syrian boy, whose body was washed up on a Turkish beach in an image that shocked the world, said Thursday his children “slipped through my hands” as their boat was taking in water on its way to Greece.

Ukraine simmers after moves to give more autonomy to rebels

Ukraine simmers after moves to give more autonomy to rebels

A SPASM of street violence has driven home how hard it is going to be for Ukrainian President President Petro Poroshenko to rally national support behind an internationally-brokered deal to bring peace to the east of his country.

Young blood must wait as Queen Elizabeth celebrates landmark

Young blood must wait as Queen Elizabeth celebrates landmark

QUEEN Elizabeth II's longevity has helped anchor Britain during an era of unprecedented change, but has also left the royal family an aging institution.

GCC advised to prioritize    more efficient energy use

GCC advised to prioritize more efficient energy use

Although the recent drop in oil prices has made conventional sources of energy cheaper in the GCC, this must not discourage investment in alternative energy supplies, according to a new ICAEW report entitled “Economic Insight: Middle East Q3 2015” produced by Cebr, ICAEW’s partner and economic forecaster.Commissioned by ICAEW, the report provides a snapshot of the region’s economic performance. The GCC has grown to no longer be just a major energy supplier, but also a substantial demand hub with requirements’ growth unmatched by anywhere but China and India.

Huawei confident of lifting global market share with smartphone flagship launch

Huawei confident of lifting global market share with smartphone flagship launch

HUAWEI Technologies’ focus on achieving customer satisfaction while delivering on the research based on human interactions has enabled us to grow swiftly and aim for the premium market segment with our latest launch — Mate S, said Roland Sladek.

The tragic death of infants in India’s government hospitals

The death of children in government hospitals in Odisha state in India has struck a note of alarm about the prevailing state of healthcare and is a matter of great concern.

Why do some Saudis have a sense of entitlement?

With regard to the article “An English law fit for us” (Sep. 2), in their home country, Saudis demand that foreigners and expats respect the laws of the Kingdom.

Inadequate parking is due to poor city planning

I am writing with regard to the article “Reserving parking spaces upsets Makkah residents” (Sep. 2).

Nationalize Saudi-born expats

I agree with the author’s views in the article “Expatriates love the Kingdom and recognize its merits”(Sep. 2).

‘Are women’s health clubs still lacking?’ (Aug. 29)

It is high time to become health conscious because people, especially the young, are depending more and more on fast or processed food and are getting very little exercise.

‘Saudi woman, kids ‘physically assaulted at Turkish airport’’ (Aug. 31)

No one is foolish enough to believe that the airport staff of an international airport just start abusing and beating up someone for no reason at all.

‘Put them under the sun’ (Aug. 31)

This is a very good idea; let all the managers in Saudi Arabia step outside their offices and expose themselves to the sun for 30 minutes just to experience the situation ordinary workers are faced

‘In first, hijab-wearing woman named minister in Turkey’ (Aug. 31)

What could be more normal than that a woman who wears an Islamic headscarf is a minister.

‘Amendments in labor law next month’ (Sep. 2)

Whatever the Ministry of Labor does will not affect the violators especially in the private sectors who are always breaking the Saudi labor law by delaying the salary of employees for from three to

‘Expatriates love the Kingdom and recognize its merits’ (Sep. 2)

Saudi Arabia is our second home and we love this holy land with our hearts and souls.

Why are conference recommendations never put into practice?

Following the terrorist attack at the Asir Emergency Forces mosque which Daesh (the self-proclaimed IS) claimed responsibility for and during which many innocent people were killed.

The social background of suicide bombers must be studied

As far as I know, no single college professor has so far spared any time to research and study the social status and family background of the young men who blow themselves up and who are exploited

Kiswa handover on Sept. 14

Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, head of the Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, will hand over the kiswa (covering of the Holy Kaaba) to the senior keeper of the holy house on Sept. 14

Cooking gas ban in holy sites to stay

Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, has issued orders to continue the ban on using cooking gas at the holy sites during this year’s Haj.

Pilgrim dies, 25 hurt in bus accident

An Asian Haj pilgrim was killed and 25 others injured in an accident involving three buses on Hijrah Road early Friday morning, Al-Madinah daily reported.

Bahrain claims 5 soldiers killed in Saudi Arabia near Yemen border

Bahrain announced Friday that five of its soldiers were killed in southern Saudi Arabia where they had been posted to help defend the border with neighboring war-wracked Yemen.

Drowned Syrian boy buried as Europe wrangles over refugees

Drowned Syrian boy buried as Europe wrangles over refugees

THE father of a drowned Syrian toddler whose fate shocked the world returned home Friday to bury his family as

Behind-the-scenes power struggle intensifies in Algeria

ALGERIA’S security services have been rocked by the arrest of the anti-terrorism chief and sackings of top officials in recent weeks, as a behind-the-scenes power struggle intensifies.

22 Emirati soldiers killed in Yemen

The UAE on Friday announced the deaths of 22 soldiers deployed in Yemen as part of a Saudi-led coalition battling rebels, with Yemeni military sources blaming an "accidental explosion".

Daesh blows up famed tower tombs

Daesh (the so-called IS) militants have blown up several of ancient Palmyra's famed tower tombs as they press their demolition of the UNESCO-listed world heritage site, Syria's antiquities chief

Moroccans vote in local election

Morocco's ruling Islamist party on Friday faced a major test of its dominance as polls opened for local elections for which most opposition parties have campaigned on anti-corruption platforms and

Iraq soldier killed in clashes

An Iraqi soldier was killed in clashes with gunmen as security forces searched for a suspect behind the kidnappings of 18 Turkish workers, the military said Friday.

Italy struggles to help traumatized migrants

Italy struggles to help traumatized migrants

THE sensation of drowning, short-term memory loss, insomnia and suicidal tendencies: they may have made it safely to

Afghan artist paints Kabul’s walls of war to help heal city

A CITY at war, the Afghan capital is among the ugliest in the world.

Lanka leader forms consensus govt

Sri Lankan leader Maithripala Sirisena presided Friday at the swearing in of 48 ministers in a new Cabinet for a consensus government including members of the two main rival political parties.

Trains canceled, migrants start walk

Hundreds of migrants have starting walk from Budapest’s eastern railway station, saying they are heading to Austria, a Reuters photographer reported from the station on Friday.

3 Indians jailed for raping Japanese

A court on Friday sentenced three Indian men to 20 years in prison for raping a Japanese student who was sightseeing in one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations.

South Africa’s Tutu out of hospital

South African archbishop Desmond Tutu was discharged from hospital on Friday, his foundation said, after more than two weeks of medical care to treat a nagging infection.

Man attacked by shark in Australia

A man was to undergo emergency surgery in Australia on Friday after a shark attack, officials said, the latest in a string of similar incidents off the country’s east coast.

Makarova survives a scare

Makarova survives a scare

Ekaterina Makarova, a US Open semifinalist here last year, moved into the fourth round by prevailing over 17th-seeded

Hamilton sets pace at Monza

Hamilton sets pace at Monza

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton set the pace in practice for the Italian Grand Prix Friday with dominant

No end in sight for Federer

No end in sight for Federer

World No. 2 Roger Federer rolled into the third round of the US Open Thursday, the 17-time Grand Slam winner still

Button calls for closed cockpits

Jenson Button has called for Formula One to introduce closed cockpits as soon as possible after the death in America of British IndyCar driver Justin Wilson.

Oliveira wins stage, Aru retains Vuelta lead

Oliveira wins stage, Aru retains Vuelta lead

Portugal's Nelson Oliveira came home alone to land the 13th stage of Spain's Vuelta Friday with Fabio Aru retaining

Unsung Iceland, Wales almost there

Unsung Iceland, Wales almost there

Unsung Iceland and Wales took big steps toward qualifying for the European Championships Thursday — and they don’t

Gulf teams underline class

Gulf teams underline class

Record scorelines left fans cringing and coaches looking over their shoulders Friday after an avalanche of goals

Fraser-Pryce wins Diamond League 100m trophy

Fraser-Pryce wins Diamond League 100m trophy

Twice Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce streaked to victory in the Diamond League women’s 100 meters final

Referral marketing delivers results like no other

Referral marketing delivers results like no other

LET’S first understand and agree what referral marketing is exactly.

Huawei watch connects fashion and technology

Huawei watch connects fashion and technology

THE Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) officially introduced the new Huawei watch at IFA at the Maxx-Schmelling Halle

MENA mobile data traffic to grow 14 times by 2020

Despite the market being extremely varied with regards to Information & Communications Technology (ICT) adoption and mobile penetration, the proliferation of mobile technologies continues at a rapid

Keep calm and drive an R8

Keep calm and drive an R8

YOU challenged us – we delivered. As a first and exclusive for the Middle East region, Audi Middle East has launched a

Harley-Davidson lineup gets darker and more powerful

Harley-Davidson lineup gets darker and more powerful

TWO new hard-hitting Dark Custom models, the most powerful cruiser lineup in company history, and a broad range of

Hyundai sub-brand ‘N’ takes center stage at Frankfurt Motor Show

Hyundai sub-brand ‘N’ takes center stage at Frankfurt Motor Show

HYUNDAI Motor will showcase its high performance sub-brand N at the Frankfurt International Motor Show 2015. The

6 restaurants in Riyadh to visit during the weekend
If you are a foodie and enjoy visiting restaurants during the weekends, Riyadh has many international places to eat that
Two pictures of two Arab children went viral this week. The Syrian toddler whose lifeless body washed up on the shores of a Greek island after an attempt by his family to flee their war-torn country and that of an 11-year-old Palestinian struggling to free himself from the headlock of an Israeli soldier have stopped people dead in their tracks.
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