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Punish those who use cell phones while driving

Road accidents are a major concern that preoccupies authorities all over the world.

Education is the foundation for development

I think everyone agrees that education in our country needs to be restructured.

Let’s provide alternative sentences for minor offenses

Saudi law has seen major and comprehensive development over the past years. The development program of the late King Abdullah proved to be effective as specialized courts were set up, the process of issuing verdicts was expedited and modern technology was utilized in all services including litigation.

Saudi students help rebuild hurricane-hit homes in the US

Saudi students help rebuild hurricane-hit homes in the US

HURRICANE and tornado season is always a worrying time in the United States, as some of the worst natural disasters have happened when Mother Nature comes barreling down.

On the road with a broom

On the road with a broom

THEY wear blue uniforms and can be seen on streets holding brooms. People take pity and give them money and this is what most people know about street cleaners, but there are many other aspects of their lives that most have never heard of.

The midlife crisis

The midlife crisis

MANY middle-aged women go through a phase during which they try to prove that the effects of aging have not set in.

NOWHERE TO GO

NOWHERE TO GO

FOR six months, Gazans left homeless by last year’s war have waited patiently to be rehoused.But with no relief in sight and thousands still in UN shelters, tempers are fraying.More than 100,000 homes in the Gaza Strip were damaged or destroyed in Israeli bombardment during the 50-day conflict.

Graffitist unveils giant kitten art in Gaza

Graffitist unveils giant kitten art in Gaza

RENOWNED British graffiti artist Banksy, who still has not revealed his identity, released a two-minute video shot in a ravaged Gaza on his website Wednesday, Time magazine reported.

Taj Mahal endures, but its birthplace slowly crumbles

Taj Mahal endures, but its birthplace slowly crumbles

IT is no secret that the Taj Mahal is a monument of love, built by a Mogul emperor as the final resting place for his beloved queen who died giving birth to their 14th child in 1631. What’s less known is that the white-marbled tomb was not her first resting place after death.

Dangerous diplomacy, firing squads and blast walls

Dangerous diplomacy, firing squads and blast walls

A navy flak jacket over his sky-blue shirt, Neil Wigan peered through the bulletproof glass window at six uneven wooden poles in front of a sand dune.

In the upbeat mood

In the upbeat mood

The two-day Jazan Economic Forum (JEC) with the theme of “Investment partnerships” came to a close on Thursday with the unveiling of the southern Jazan region’s vast investment opportunities in front of business leaders from various parts of the world who in turn were fully convinced of tapping the huge economic potential by taking advantage of the big incentives offered by the government.Jazan Emir Prince Mohammed Bin Nasser opened the forum at a packed auditorium with more than 500 delegates, including senior officials, executives and business leaders.

Twilight zone for business

Twilight zone for business

Circling her thumb and index finger to make a zero, Tatyana Chernetskaya sums up how many clients her Crimean firm has one year after Russia took over the peninsula: "None."

Pages from history

Pages from history

There were a number of interesting exhibitions and events at the recently held Historic Jeddah Festival.Among those that attracted the curiosity of visitors was an exhibition by Jaber Al-Ghamdi, a seasoned Saudi journalist with over 30 years experience.In his exhibition, Al-Ghamdi showcased some 50,000 news articles he has accumulated over the years on the history of the old parts of the Bride of the Red Sea in particular and the Kingdom in general; what made his exhibition all the more unique was that he was at hand to enthusiastically guide visitors.

Cab ride into chaos

Cab ride into chaos

THE taxicab industry in the Kingdom is witnessing major chaos due to the large number of vehicles deployed by

Missing Obama’s keynote speech

One may presume that Pakistan’s Minister of Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan enjoyed the week-long break from office while attending the White House summit on Countering Violent Extremism and

Big fat weddings are un-Islamic

I am writing with regard to the article “Saudi Arabia’s wedding sector is a multi-billion dollar industry” (Feb. 26).

Only women can make a home

With regard to the article “Saudi Arabia on track to produce technologically ahead sustainable cities” (Feb. 26),

Umrah packages are too expensive

With regard to the article “It’s all about the package” (Feb. 25), Saudi Arabia needs to open itself more to the world, especially to Islamic nations.

Are women better drivers than men?

With regard to the post “Women will not be safe if they drive” (Feb. 25), women are prudent drivers and are safer behind the wheel of a car than at the mercy of a strange driver.

‘Where are we heading?’ (Feb. 23)

I have met some wonderful people here in Saudi Arabia, but the conduct of the youth is disturbing.

‘Minimum wage for expats!’ (Feb. 23)

We read a lot about changes and plans for expats, but we do not see it implemented or followed by Saudi companies and establishment owners.

‘Why do most expat technicians seem to be dishonest?’ (Feb. 21)

This happens because their Saudi sponsors force them to bring in more profit. I’m pretty sure that expat technicians do not receive any extra money.

‘Husbands force working women to divide up salary’ (Feb. 21)

The husband and wife must help each other. However, it’s the obligation of the husband to feed his own family.

‘Schools prohibited from raising fees’ (Feb. 19)

This has become a real grind on parents. Every year we see such statements but absolutely no real action. It’s all just words.

‘Well done, Saudi Arabia’ (Feb. 18)

There is a lot of truth to the statements, but, of course, not everyone agrees.

10 deaths from coronavirus in a week

Ten more people in Saudi Arabia have died from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) over the past week, Health Ministry figures showed on Friday, after an international mission

Abused boy dies in hospital

Jeddah Police are investigating the death of a 7-year-old boy who died three hours after being admitted to Al-Mosaidiah Maternity and Children’s Hospital with signs of severe torture on different

3,600 teachers receive English training

The Ministry of Education is training 3,600 male and female teachers before they are sent abroad for external training as part of the King Abdullah Program for Developing General Education (Tatweer).

Hamas says Egypt listing it as terrorist organization is "shocking and dangerous"

An Egyptian court decision to list Hamas as a terrorist organization is "shocking and dangerous," the Islamist group said a statement from Gaza on Saturday.

Jailed Kurdish leader in Turkey urges PKK to lay down arms

The jailed leader of the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) on Saturday made a “historic” call to the separatists to hold a disarmament conference, a key step in efforts to end Turkey’s 30-year Kurdish

Egypt court sentences 4 Brotherhood leaders to death

An Egyptian court has sentenced four members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood organization to death and 14 to life in prison.

Over 25,000 Egyptians flee Libya

More than 25,000 Egyptians have returned from neighboring Libya since the Islamic State group posted a video earlier this month of the beheadings of Christian compatriots, the Foreign Ministry said

Syria opposition agree crisis roadmap

Syria’s main domestic and exiled opposition groups said Friday they had agreed a joint draft roadmap for the first time calling for a transitional governing body and an end to the brutal conflict.

Yemeni gunmen kill 4 soldiers

Yemeni gunmen kill 4 soldiers

Gunmen ambushed a military truck during a night-time ambush in a southern province, officials said, killing all four

Iran test fires ‘new strategic weapon’

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard on Friday announced it has test fired a “new strategic weapon” in the final day of a large-scale naval and air defense drill, saying the system would play a key role in

New India budget aimed at boosting growth and infrastructure

India's finance minister has announced his government's new budget, promising a slew of measures that attempt to balance welfare spending with high economic growth and infrastructure development

200-year-old pipe organ playing a fading tune

200-year-old pipe organ playing a fading tune

IT has survived time, storms and wars.

Mugabe says wife not running the show

Zimbabwe's 91-year-old President Robert Mugabe has declared he is still in charge, dismissing speculation that his increasingly powerful wife Grace is now running the show.

App-lication now for school math

App-lication now for school math

Damir Sabol, Croatian computer expert and entrepreneur, was helping his son with his maths homework when he had an idea.

Bangla activists protest blogger's killing

Hundreds of protesters rallied in Dhaka on Friday to denounce the murder of a prominent American blogger of Bangladeshi origin hacked to death with machetes after he allegedly received threats from

Somali pirates release Thai hostages

Four Thai fishermen held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years have been released, local officials said Friday.

Nasheed’s arrest sparks protests

Supporters of former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed streamed to the tiny capital island Male Friday for a mass protest against his detention on terror charges, which has sparked international

India beats UAE by nine wickets at Cricket World Cup

India beats UAE by nine wickets at Cricket World Cup

India beat the UAE by nine wickets at the World Cup on Saturday, the defending champions' third win in three games in

New Zealand beats Australia by one wicket

New Zealand beats Australia by one wicket

New Zealand beat Australia by one wicket on Saturday.

De Villiers douses Windies fire

De Villiers douses Windies fire

AB de Villiers scored the second-fastest century ever in a World Cup.

Painters beat Energy to gain share of lead

Painters beat Energy to gain share of lead

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters used their running game to the hilt .

Federer to face Djokovic in final

Federer to face Djokovic in final

Top-seeded Novak Djokovic will face defending champion Roger Federer.

Everton faces Ukraine trip

Everton faces Ukraine trip

Everton, the lone British representative remaining in the Europa League, was given a testing last-16 tie against

Size of 2019 World Cup still to decide — ICC

Size of 2019 World Cup still to decide — ICC

The number of teams taking part in the 2019 World Cup hasn’t been finalized, the International Cricket Council said

India cuts corporate tax rate to woo back investors

India announced Saturday a cut in corporate taxes and other initiatives for a more stable and predictable tax regime in a bid to woo foreign investors and spur faster growth in Asia's third biggest

A no-no to delayed wages

A no-no to delayed wages

Minister of Labor Adel Fakeih emphasized that the ministry will not tolerate either delaying salaries or denying

GM in the red

GM in the red

A day after announcing it is to stop making GM-branded cars in Indonesia, General Motors said on Friday it would cease

A ‘stroke initiative’

A ‘stroke initiative’

Stroke is the number 1 cause of disability among adults and 3rd cause of death leading to huge impacts on patients,

US plan bans two-speed Internet

US regulators on Thursday approved landmark Internet rules that would prevent broadband providers from separating online traffic into slow and fast lanes.

Lloyds Banking Group bounces back

Lloyds Banking Group has posted its first annual profit since a 2008 bailout by the British government, edging it closer to a return to full private ownership, results showed Friday.

Why and How to Keep Trans Fats Out of Your Diet
It seems like nutritionists seldom agree on the ideal diet, some call for a low-carbs, high protein, high fat diet, whil
The 50-day Israeli onslaught on Gaza last summer produced many extraordinary numbers: more than 2,000 Palestinians killed; 540 Palestinian children dead; more than 11,000 Palestinians injured, many losing limbs or suffering horrendous burns; 16,000 homes destroyed or made uninhabitable; 133,000 damaged.
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