Thursday, 30 October 2014  -  06 Muharram 1436 H
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Expert advice: Women staff ‘disastrous’ for gold shops

The ongoing drive to employ women at gold and jewelry shops may lead to their closure, an international expert has warned.

Umrah season begins on Nov. 23

The Ministry of Haj has unveiled plans to further strengthen the electronic regulations to improve the services as well as streamline the arrival and departure of pilgrims with the beginning of the Umrah season on Nov. 23 (Safar 1).

White House computer system breached

The White House’s unclassified computer network was recently breached by intruders, a US official said on Tuesday.

Saudi student, family attacked in Birmingham

Saudi scholarship student in Britain Hamad Saleh Al-Yami trying to pacify his 5-month-old daughter after an attack on him, the girl and her mother in Birmingham.

Don’t panic, OPEC members told

There is no need to panic at the recent collapse in oil prices, the secretary general of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) assured on Wednesday.

‘Kingdom important pillar of India’s energy security’

India’s import of crude and liquified petroleum gas (LPG) from Saudi Arabia is going to increase in coming years, according to an Indian minister.

SR85 billion Riyadh Metro ‘a race against time’

Saudi Arabia’s sprawling and congested capital is in a race against time to complete its SR85 billion ($22.5 billion) metro system within four years, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Understanding Saudi youth priorities vital for sustained growth

Today, Saudi Arabia’s young adults are facing major challenges that stifle their ability to live happier.

Erdogan unveils new presidential palace

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday unveiled a new presidential palace on the outskirts of Ankara, denounced by ecologists as an environmental blight and by the opposition as evidence of his autocratic tendencies.

Supply rocket headed to space station explodes

The owners of a commercial supply ship that exploded moments after liftoff promised to find the cause of the failed delivery mission.

Turkey seeks to rescue 18 miners trapped by flood

Turkish emergency workers were on Wednesday trying to reach 18 miners who were trapped when their shaft was engulfed by water.

Iraqi tribes in Abu Ghraib buck IS takeover

The city of Abu Ghraib will never fall to the self-proclaimed Islamic State group.

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami party chief sentenced to death

A special Bangladeshi court on Wednesday handed the death sentence to the leader of the country’s largest Islamist party for war crimes, in a long-awaited verdict that triggers fears of fresh violence.

We need daily statistics on Saudi suicide bombers

We need daily reports about the number of deaths and injuries caused by suicide bombings carried out by Saudi youths in conflict zones.

Alleged sorcerers arrested in Dharma

wo Sudanese men allegedly practicing witchcraft and sorcery were arrested in Dharma, 80 km northwest of Riyadh. The two men were caught by police at a house in the Jou Altabi area.

Turkish Consulate celebrates 91st National Day

The Turkish Consulate in Jeddah celebrated its country’s 91st National Day on Wednesday at its premises. Speaking on

Divorce index launched to tackle rising marital splits

The Ministry of Justice has finalized its new divorce index that will gather detailed information about divorce cases and allow researchers to conduct quality studies to find solutions to the

Open air mosque

Residents have converted the site of several demolished buildings in the Misfalah neighborhood of Makkah into an open

Coronavirus ‘still a significant threat’

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus is still a significant health threat in the Kingdom, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

Two Yemenis jailed for inciting unrest

Two Yemenis were arrested and jailed by a special criminal court for committing terrorist activities and causing national unrest in February 2013 in Buraidah, Qassim province.

Syrian rebels enter Kurdish town from Turkey

A small group of Syrian rebels entered the embattled border town of Kobane from Turkey on Wednesday.

Finally Gazans have something to cheer about

Some 24,000 civil servants hired by Hamas, many of whom have not received a full salary in almost a year, finally got

Protecting Egypt’s children against abduction

“I just want my daughter back,” said a sobbing mother as she laid her seven-year-old daughter’s clothes and books on

Libya heritage threatened by thieves and vandals

Archaeologists and heritage experts have condemned a series of attacks on the country’s historical buildings and ruins

Iran parliament rejects Ruhani nominee

Iran’s conservative-dominated parliament has dismissed President Hassan Ruhani’s nominee for the post of science

UAE jails Pakistani for drugs haul

A Dubai court jailed a Pakistani for 15 years for smuggling heroin in bags containing copies of the holy Qur’an, prayer mats and other religious paraphernalia, a report said Wednesday.

Expats born in Saudi Arabia are not expats

With regard to the article “The plight of Saudi-born expats” (Oct. 28), expats who are born in Saudi Arabia are not “expats”. Expats are people who have traveled from their country to work in

Are expats responsible for the wrongdoing of Saudis?

I am writing with regard to the article “Saudi traders demand intervention to end ‘expat domination’ of Hail market” (Oct. 28). One Saudi national is illegally leasing stores to expats but another

Private firms do not pay for services on time

I am writing with regard to the post “Salary delays are due to government projects not being paid on time” (Oct. 25). In Saudi Arabia even private companies do not pay the companies providing them

Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed in past 24 hours despite ceasefire - military

Seven Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in the past 24 hours in the east of the country despite a ceasefire with separatists, a military spokesman said on Thursday.

Burkina Faso state TV goes off air after building stormed - witness

Burkina Faso state television went off air on Thursday after protesters stormed the building and ransacked it, a Reuters witness said.

Conditions not yet met for France to hand over warship to Russia: Paris

Conditions have not yet been met for France to hand over to Russia a Mistral-class warship, the French finance minister said Thursday.

Govt to investigate Indians with foreign bank accounts

India’s govt handed over the names of more than 600 Indians with foreign bank accounts.

One dead in Kashmir after fresh border clashes

An elderly Pakistani man was killed by Indian troops as fresh cross-border firing rocked the disputed Kashmir region.

Afghan president vows to help China fight militants

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has pledged to help China fight militants, a senior Chinese official said on

Obama in Wisconsin stumps for governor candidate

Hoping to help Democrats score a big coup on what could be an otherwise dismal Election Day.

Wawrinka, Murray advance in Paris

Stan Wawrinka won his first match in more than a month Wednesday and advanced to the third round of the Paris Masters,

NLEX hands Ginebra its first loss

The NLEX Road Warriors crushed the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings with a stunning 97-81 victory.

Blatter reveals 2018 Cup logo

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has revealed the logo for the 2018 World Cup.

Misbah seeks consistency

Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq will seek consistency.

Chelsea, Liverpool flirt with danger

Chelsea reached the League Cup quarterfinals but had to call for reinforcements to see off fourth tier Shrewsbury Town

Dortmund back on track

Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa scored one goal and set up another Tuesday as Borussia Dortmund put aside its

Hilal offered bumper prize for ACL title triumph

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud has offered Al-Hilal players and team officials a bonus of $26,000 each if they can beat Australian club Western Sydney Wanderers and win the Asian

Lee to fly to Norway for doping test — report

Malaysia’s badminton world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, who is reported to have failed an initial doping test, will travel to

Islamic finance seen to drive SME growth & Islamic trade

In an insightful, often self-critical and highly optimistic debate on the role of Islamic finance in enabling trade.

Doing business in UAE becomes easier – WB

The UAE’s push toward becoming the world’s most efficient country.

Elaf Group a strategic partner in Kingdom tourism development

The 2013 edition of the World Travel Market (WTM) successfully resulted in the generation of over SR13.23 billion

WIBC ’14 to transform global Islamic finance

The organizers of the annual World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC 2014) has launched the 21st annual edition of the event, which is scheduled to be held in Bahrain on Dec. 1-3, 2014.

Emirates 100th B777-300ER arrives

Emirates celebrated another milestone on Wednesday with the delivery of the airline’s 100th Boeing 777-300ER, the

Yasref refinery to export in Dec.

The first fuel exports from a major new Saudi Arabian-Chinese refinery will load in December, slightly later than expected, three industry sources said.

France undergoing ‘kebabisation’

In a country whose national identity is so closely connected to its cuisine, France's hard right has seized on a

New wave of online delivery gains momentum

App in hand, Jack Plater-Zyberk has delivered caviar, condoms, chicken nuggets, cases of beer and even a little black

Female power dressing on show in London

Jettisoning the corset, donning a designer gown, wearing a punk wedding dress or even trainers -- the various ways women take control of their lives through fashion are the subject of a new

Can you drink too much milk?

A study in The BMJ medical journal Wednesday said Swedes with a high intake of cow's milk died younger.

'Sleep' a decidedly average psych thriller

Again teamed with Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman stars as an amnesia victim.

Russia has seized a large lump of Ukrainian territory and faces US-led sanctions. Israel has seized and continues to seize Palestinian land but faces no sanctions.