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Survey: Piety ultimate goal for Saudis in Ramadan

Over 51% of residents in Saudi Arabia claim increasing ‘Taqwa’ (God consciousness/ fear of God) is their primary Ramadan goal, according to new findings by global market research company YouGov.

Saudi Arabia welcomes UN report on Israeli crimes in Gaza

Saudi Arabia welcomed the report of the UN Independent Commission of Inquiry into the 2014 Gaza blitzkrieg by Israel.

Hadi vows to bring normalcy to Yemen

Yemen’s President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi vowed that the legitimate government led by him would exert all efforts to bring normalcy to Yemen and restore security and stability in all regions of the country.

Kingdom, UAE discuss security issues

Kingdom, UAE discuss security issues

Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense, receives Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, deputy national security advisor of the United Arab Emirates, in Jeddah on Sunday evening. — SPA

Holy Haram is cleaned of 143 ton of garbage daily

Holy Haram is cleaned of 143 ton of garbage daily

More than 2,500 cleaners armed with 2,542 cleaning tools and equipment are daily removing about 143 tons of garbage from the Grand Mosque.

Paramedic teams in Madinah tackle 6,281 cases during Ramadan

Paramedic teams in Madinah tackle 6,281 cases during Ramadan

Paramedic teams at the Saudi Red Crescent Authority in Madinah region received 6,281 reports during the first 10 days of the holy month of Ramadan.

Serve citizens well, Crown Prince tells emirs

Serve citizens well, Crown Prince tells emirs

Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, deputy premier and interior minister, reiterated the King’s directives to facilitate all matters for citizens and promote security and comprehensive development in all regions of the Kingdom.

Israel stops flotilla seeking to break Gaza blockade

Israel stops flotilla seeking to break Gaza blockade

The Israeli navy was escorting an activist vessel defying its blockade of Gaza to port on Monday after taking it over without the deadly force that marred a similar attempt in 2010.

Palestinian to end hunger strike in exchange of freedom

Palestinian to end hunger strike in exchange of freedom

A Palestinian held without charges by Israel for the past year is ending a 55-day hunger strike and in exchange will be released in two weeks, his wife and an advocacy group for prisoners said Monday.

Vendor specialization in IT solutions to fuel GCC

Vendor specialization in IT solutions to fuel GCC

Vendor specialization in IT solutions will push resellers in the GCC to focus on the quality of products and services they offer customers, according to industry experts.

8m visit Makkah in first 10 days of Ramadan

Some eight million worshippers visited the Grand Mosque in Makkah during the first 10 days of the holy month of Ramadan, according to the Haj and Umrah Public Administration in the governorate of Makkah region.

Growing demand to install walkover bridges

The scene of a person dodging speeding cars and blindly dashing from one side of the road to the other is a common sight in Saudi Arabia.

Nip this cancer in the bud

This is in response to the article “Are we living Islam’s darkest hour?” in Saudi Gazette (June 29). We have to nip this cancer in the blood.

No such thing as Islam’s darkest hour?

Islam can never have any darkness dear learned author. Please think before you innocently defame Islam.

Good and balanced writing

This is in response to the article “Are we living Islam’s darkest hour?” in Saudi Gazette (June 29).

Bangladesh is following terms of deal

This is in response to the article “Bangladesh delays processing of 3,000 domestic workers' visas,” in Saudi Gazette (June 29).

Around a million fake health cards in market: Experts

About a million people are estimated to be holding fake health insurance cards, Al-Madinah daily reported quoting experts.

Saudi woman in jail for duping Yemeni of SR1.3m

A Saudi woman expeditor who allegedly took SR1.3 million from a Yemeni promising him Saudi nationality is now in police custody.

Residents fret over cooking gas outlets in populated areas

Residents living close to cooking gas cylinder shops are apprehensive of any mishap there that could prove fatal for them.

New pedestrian pathway in Makkah

New pedestrian pathway in Makkah

The Makkah municipality recently completed a new project of a pedestrian pathway in Al-Faiha neighborhood.

Three Asians arrested for selling alcohol

The police arrested three Asian expatriates for manufacturing and selling alcohol.

Let us keep public places neat and tidy

SOCIAL media recently carried a report about a rich man who is accustomed to clean the area in front of his house every morning.

21,615 beggars held last year

The Anti-Beggary Squad caught 21,615 beggars during the past year. Squad head Mohammad Al-Qusayir said the beggars were both men and women and the number of Saudi beggars was 2,849.

Tunisia has identified 27 victims from hotel attack - ministry

Tunisia's health ministry said on Tuesday it had so far identified 27 bodies from Friday's resort hotel gun attack, including 19 British, three Irish, one Belgian, two German, a Russian citizen and

In 'first', Daesh beheads two civilian women in Syria: monitor

Daesh ( the so-called IS ) has beheaded two women in Syria on accusations of "sorcery," the first such executions of female civilians in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday.

Qatar: Kafala reforms on track

Qatar conceded Monday that “much more needs to be done” on the controversial issue of labor reform following fresh criticism of the 2022 World Cup hosts over the pace of change.

Rival Libya parliaments fail to endorse UN deal

Delegations from Libya’s rival parliaments headed home for consultations Monday after holding their first direct talks in months but failing to reach agreement on UN proposals for a united government.

Turkey to take necessary steps for border security: PM

Turkey is prepared for any security threats along its borders, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was quoted as saying late on Sunday, highlighting Ankara’s growing anxiety about developments in the

UAE sentences Emirati woman to death for killing US teacher

UAE sentences Emirati woman to death for killing US teacher

A United Arab Emirates (UAE) court sentenced an Emirati woman to death on Monday for killing an American teacher in

Car bomb wounds Egypt’s public prosecutor

Egypt’s public prosecutor suffered unspecified injuries when a car bomber rammed into his convoy as it was leaving his home in Cairo on Monday, security and judicial sources said.

113 people were on board crashed Indonesian military plane: air force

A total of 113 people were on board an Indonesian air force transport plane that crashed Tuesday into a major city on Sumatra island, the country's air force chief said.

Liberia announces return of Ebola, with one new death

Liberia announced the return of the deadly Ebola epidemic on Tuesday, more than six weeks after the country was said to have eradicated the virus.

French prosecutor confirms terrorist motive, Daesh link to factory beheading

A French prosecutor confirmed Tuesday that the man who beheaded his boss and tried to blow up a gas factory in Lyon had a "terrorist motive" and links to the Daesh group in Syria.

Large blast in downtown Kabul, military vehicles damaged: AFP

A large explosion hit downtown Kabul on Tuesday, damaging at least two military vehicles close to the international airport, AFP journalists at the scene said, with casualties feared.

Suicide truck bomb kills two, wounds at least 40 in Afghanistan: officials

A suicide truck bomb attack in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday killed two civilians and wounded more than 40, officials said, the latest attacks since the Taliban began their annual offensive.

20 dead after Indonesian military plane crashes in flames

An Indonesian air force transport plane crashed Tuesday shortly after take-off, exploding in a fireball in a city residential area and killing at least 20 people.

South Sudan’s rival leaders meet as fighting continues

South Sudan’s rival leaders meet as fighting continues

South Sudan’s warring rival leaders held face-to-face talks in Kenya but failed to make progress as fighting continued

Djokovic, Serena off to winning starts at Wimbledon

Djokovic, Serena off to winning starts at Wimbledon

Serena Williams knew she had to do something — fast. Trailing 3-1 to a qualifier on the first day of Wimbledon, the

Adelaide to host first day-night Test in November

Adelaide to host first day-night Test in November

Australia will host the first day-night Test match under lights in November when it meets neighbor New Zealand at the

Chelsea keeper Cech joins London rival Arsenal

Chelsea keeper Cech joins London rival Arsenal

Czech Republic goalkeeper Petr Cech ended a highly successful 11-year spell at English champion Chelsea.

SMB ousts Meralco to complete semis cast

SMB ousts Meralco to complete semis cast

After falling short last time out, the San Miguel Beermen showed the form that made them the second seed, dispatching

World Cup semis offer fascinating contrasts

World Cup semis offer fascinating contrasts

The Women’s World Cup semifinals promise more thrills and excitement, bringing together three powerhouses of the game

Champions League returns as minnows take shot at glory

Champions League returns as minnows take shot at glory

Football these days never seems to stop, and the Champions League returns Tuesday, a mere 24 days after Barcelona’s

Watson wins Travelers in sudden death playoff

Watson wins Travelers in sudden death playoff

Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson rolled in a birdie putt on the second hole of a sudden death playoff to beat

Choi wins in Arkansas with late charge

Choi wins in Arkansas with late charge

South Korea’s Choi Na-yeon used her trusty 8 iron to great effect over the closing holes of the Arkansas Championship

Dubai a major asset management hub

Dubai International Financial Centre - the mature global financial hub connecting the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) markets with the economies of Europe, Asia and the Americas –

Lufthansa, union back in touch to avert strike

Lufthansa and cabin crew union UFO are holding talks on whether to resume negotiations over pay and pensions in a bid to stave off what could be imminent strikes over the busy summer holiday season.

GE to sell fleet services to Element for $6.9bn

General Electric said Monday it had agreed to sell its vehicle fleet management and financing services in the United States and three other countries to Canadian firm Element Financial for $6.9

UAE becomes founding member of AIIB

UAE becomes founding member of AIIB

The UAE has become the founding member of the international financial institution the Asian Infrastructure Investment

CBI hires first female chief

Britain's leading business lobby group, the CBI, announced on Monday the appointment of its first female director general -- economist and former media executive Carolyn Fairbairn.

CVD, if goes unchecked, to harm economy: Study

CVD, if goes unchecked, to harm economy: Study

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is now recognized as the leading cause of death and disability worldwide.

Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce win big at BET Awards

Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce win big at BET Awards

Though she was absent, Beyonce won three BET Awards, including video of the year for "7/11," while Chris Brown and

Wanted: Canine truffle hunters to sniff out prized fungus

The growing appetite for truffles is feeding demand for dogs trained to sniff out the pungent fungus prized by chefs and foodies.

Man forgets glasses, mistakenly buys winning lottery ticket

A man in southwestern Connecticut who mistakenly bought the wrong lottery ticket is $30,000 wealthier as of Sunday.

Watch out for aggressive, big bird, Britons told

Police in central England have warned locals to beware of a large, aggressive bird which has gone on the run saying it posed a “very real threat to the public”.

Dalai Lama urges happiness and peace at Glastonbury

Dalai Lama urges happiness and peace at Glastonbury

The Dalai Lama made his first appearance at Glastonbury on Sunday, spending an hour in the rain addressing

THE global space industry is reeling after three cargo disasters in less than a year have delivered a costly blow to efforts to
IT is surely time to ring down the curtain on the endless talks about Iran’s nuclear program.
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