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Hospital lacks blood: Woman teacher suffers brain atrophy

A committee has been set up to probe allegations that a female teacher suffered from brain atrophy (shrinking of brain) because a hospital was unable to provide her with blood in time.

Women’s clubs for marriage

The number of unmarried women in Saudi Arabia is increasing at an alarming level.

National program planned for local fashion designers

The Saudi project "We Are All Producers" will soon launch a national program for Saudi fashion designers that aims to regulate the local fashion designing industry and integrate it into the national and global economy.

Crown Prince Salman tours Jeddah Historical Area

Residents, shoppers and visitors to the Jeddah Historical Area were pleasantly surprised to see in their midst Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz, deputy premier and minister of defense, on Sunday night.

It’s prayer time

Visitors perform prayer before sunset on top of Al-Noor Mountain in Makkah. Pilgrims love visiting the mountain which houses the famed Ghar-E-Hira or Hira cave. The cave is quite small, four arm’s length long by 1.75 arm’s length wide.

Many killed as Israel shells Gaza hospital

Israel shelled a hospital in the central Gaza Strip on Monday, killing dozens and wounding at least 60, emergency services spokesman Ashraf Al-Qudra said.

50m mobile subscribers in Kingdom

The total number of mobile subscriptions in the Kingdom reached around 50 million at the end of Q1 of 2014, with a penetration rate of 165.1%, according to the quarterly electronic newsletter issued by the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC).

How pure is Zamzam water sold on streets?

All roads leading out of Makkah are dotted with people of different nationalities selling Zamzam water bottles to visitors and Umrah pilgrims.

Begging a major nuisance for Makkah residents

Begging in the holy city has become a phenomenon, especially during the fasting month of Ramadan and the Haj season when large numbers of pilgrims and visitors come to the Kingdom, according to local residents.

Saudi doctor impresses at world conference

A Saudi internship doctor has impressed participants of the recent Annual Conference of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Chicago with her research on laparoscopic surgery and non-reactive estrogen syndrome.

Kingdom Holding’s net profit surges 16.8% in Q2

Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), chaired by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, registered a SR211.7 million net income in the second quarter ended June 30, 2014, an increase of 16.8 percent compared to SR181.2 million net income for the same quarter in 2013. Its net income reached SR126.4 million in the previous quarKingdom Holding Company (KHC), chaired by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, registered a SR211.7 million net income in the second quarter ended June 30, 2014, an increase of 16.8 percent compared to SR181.2 million net income for the same quarter in 2013.

Saudi Arabia should ban tobacco products

With regard to the article "240 teenagers give up smoking" (July 18), if smallpox can be eradicated, why not tobacco? Companies sell tobacco and pay a tax to the government, but we are putting our

Saudi wives are spendthrifts

I completely disagree with the author of "Stop denigrating Saudi women!" (July 19). Most of the time Saudi wives are spendthrifts and have no appreciation for the value of the hard-earned money of

Stop Israeli terrorism in Gaza!

The attacks of Israeli warplanes on Gaza have left more than 400 dead and 2,200 wounded and have forced more than 50,000 people to flee from their homes.

Saudi airport staff need professional training

I am writing with regard to the post "When will airport security personnel learn to smile?" (July 17). Airport staff, such as immigration and security personnel and the way they deal with visitors

Amid bloodshed, frenetic Gaza hospital improvises

In the heart of Gaza City, as its citizens again find themselves under fire from Israeli airstrikes and artillery, the

Iraq suicide bomber was Australian teen

An 18-year-old Australian man was behind a deadly suicide bomb attack in Iraq last week, authorities said on Monday, with Attorney-General George Brandis calling it a “disturbing development.”

Battle for Libya airport leaves at least 47 dead

Militiamen have stepped up their assault on Libya’s main airport, controlled by rival fighters, which the health ministry said Monday had left at least 47 dead in a week.

Kerry makes mic gaffe on Gaza

US Secretary of State John Kerry appeared to make comments on Israeli attack on Gaza in candid remarks caught on an open microphone between television interviews on Sunday.

While Gaza burns and bleeds, Israel and Zionists make merry

A Palestinian boy carries belongings as he walks past a house which was destroyed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza

Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

It is no longer only grief and mourning sweeping across the Netherlands in the aftermath of the downing of Malaysia

Georgian PM reshuffles Cabinet, fires 7 ministers

Georgia's Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili announced an unexpected Cabinet reshuffle on Monday that will require all government ministers to face a fresh confidence vote in Parliament.

US train crash injures 2 people, spills oil

A Canadian National Railway Co. train struck another freight train as it rolled through a small village in Wisconsin, causing cars to derail, injuring two people and spilling thousands of gallons of

Violence simmers in C. Africa as peace talks open

Key players in the Central African conflict launched a fresh round of talks in Brazzaville on Monday to end more than a year of sectarian bloodshed in the direly poor nation.

India police beat back protesters of alleged child rape

Indian police beat back angry protesters who attempted to storm the premises of a top Bangalore school where a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped, an officer said on Monday.

Pakistani elders forbid fleeing women from collecting food aid

Some tribal elders in a city in northwest Pakistan have decreed that families fleeing a military offensive should not

FBI pushed Muslims to plot terrorist attacks: rights report

The FBI encouraged and sometimes even paid Muslims to commit terrorist acts during numerous sting operations after the 9/11 attacks, a human rights group said in a report published on Monday.

Middle East virus found in air of camel barn

Researchers in Saudi Arabia said Tuesday they have found genetic traces of the dangerous Middle East respiratory

Astronomer: Eid will be Tuesday

An astronomer and astrophysicist at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals expected Tuesday (July 29) to be the first day of Eid Al-Fitr.

SFDA cancels Protelos registration

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has cancelled the registration of the medical product Protelos, which is used to treat osteoporosis.

Woeful waste

A large quantity of dough ended up in the garbage because workers in a restaurant in south Riyadh did not knead it

Sharma bowls India to victory

Ishant Sharma claimed seven wickets to bowl India to a 95-run victory over England in the second Test at Lord’s

Gerrard calls time on England career

England captain Steven Gerrard retired from international football Monday after becoming a pillar of the team in 114

We tried, but we’re slipping — Neymar

Sifting through the ruins of Brazil’s World Cup campaign, star player Neymar says his team strove hard for glory.

Qatar 2022 ethics probe report in September

An investigation into the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

Tomic downs Karlovic to bag Bogota title

Australia’s Bernard Tomic claimed his second career title and secured a return to the world top 100 Sunday when he

Ko youngest to reach $1m mark

Now that she’s officially a millionaire, Lydia Ko joked she’ll have to keep a closer watch on where her paychecks go.

Apex Court orders polls for PCB chief

Pakistan’s Supreme Court Monday ordered cricket authorities to hold fresh elections within a week to end a 14-month

Wiser Nibali determined not to come up short again

Vincenzo Nibali says he is a more mature rider than he was the last couple of years and insists he is well placed to

Human factor drives innovative capacity

Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Sweden topped this year’s Global Innovation Index, while the UAE ranked first

Elaf offers special travel packages during summer

Elaf Group of Companies is offering special travel packages and discounts to various Arabic-speaking and foreign countries during summer 2014, covering Australia, Austria, France, Switzerland,

STC net nearly doubles in Q2

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) posted a 96 percent increase in its net profit for the second quarter to SR2.80 billion compared to the same period in 2013.

Egypt planning $540 million petchem projects with UAE

Egypt has proposed three petrochemical projects to the UAE for a total investment of $540m, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Petroleum.

Mobily revenues increase 6% in H1

Etihad Etisalat Co (Mobily) posted SR12,227 million revenues in the first six months of 2014, compared to SR11,553

Rawabi youth empowerment program instills competence

As part of its “Youth Empowerment” platform and with the aim to continuously contribute to social and economic

Hoopsters put circus-inspired spin on cardio workout

It has been a circus prop, a toy and a 1950s fad.

Charlie talks about leaving 'Fifty Shades'

The first trailer for the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie will be released this week and the original Christian Grey.

'Spooked' hotel sees England give up the ghost

England have often looked a haunted side during their ongoing run of nine Tests without a win.

Mudflat sledge championships

Participants of the mudflat sledge championships push their sledges through the wadden sea on Sunday in Upleward,

Prince George's expensive birthday card

Hangar8 Aviation, the UK-listed global aviation management and charter company, headquartered at London Oxford

Afghanistan’s two presidential candidates, Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, are placing their country in ever greater danger as they continue to dispute the result of the election.