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First phase of operation a success, says Asiri

The coalition forces have achieved big success in the first phase of the ‘Decisive Storm Operation’ and would continue with the next phase in which there will be a focus on preventing all sorts of operational movement of the Houthi militias as well as on protecting civilian lives.

‘No decision taken on limiting expats’ stay’

The Ministry of Labor clarified on Sunday that it has not issued any new regulations with regard to limiting expatriates’ stay in the Kingdom.

Visas for Bangladeshi domestic workers from today

The Ministry of Labor will receive applications to issue visas for Bangladeshi domestic workers starting Monday.

Shot in the arm for Hadi

Shot in the arm for Hadi

The Yemeni commander of a vast military district covering half the country’s border with Saudi Arabia pledged support to President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi on Sunday, local officials said.

Blair briefs King on efforts for ME peace

Blair briefs King on efforts for ME peace

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman receives Tony Blair, envoy of the Quartet Committee for Peace in the Middle East.

Ultimatum to contractor over stalled rail project

Ultimatum to contractor over stalled rail project

Transport Minister Abdullah Al-Muqbel, who is also chairman of the Saudi Railways Organization (SRO), has issued a strong warning to a company in the Spanish consortium responsible for implementing the high-speed Haramain Railway.

Drug gangs bring misery to Makkah district

Drug gangs bring misery to Makkah district

Teenagers and gangs are starting fires and terrorizing residents of the Jabal Al-Noor District, according to the local neighborhood mayor.

UN: 90,000 have fled Daesh advance in Anbar

UN: 90,000 have fled Daesh advance in Anbar

More than 90,000 people have fled the Daesh (the so-called IS) advance in Iraq’s western Anbar province, which has set off fierce fighting in and around the provincial capital Ramadi, a United Nations humanitarian agency said Sunday.

Three hurt after car hits building

Three hurt after car hits building

Three workers suffered multiple injuries when a car crashed into their residence.

Indian farmers protest Modi govt plans to ease land acquisition

Indian farmers protest Modi govt plans to ease land acquisition

Tens of thousands of flag-waving farmers rallied in India’s capital on Sunday to protest the government’s plan to ease rules for obtaining land for industry and development projects.

Protesters burn Indian flag in Pakistani Kashmir

Protesters burn Indian flag in Pakistani Kashmir

Hundreds of people in Pakistani Kashmir burnt India’s flag.

South Africa arrests 300 over racist attacks

South Africa arrests 300 over racist attacks

South Africa on Sunday vowed to hunt down those behind.

Up to 700 feared dead as migrant boat sinks off Libya

As many as 700 people are feared dead after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, in one of the worst disasters seen in the Mediterranean migrant crisis, officials said

Blast outside UN refugee agency HQ in Gaza

An explosive device was detonated outside the UN agency for Palestinian refugees in Gaza City overnight, without causing any injuries, UN and Palestinian security sources said late Saturday.

Israel PM seeks extra time to form govt

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to make a formal request for extra time to piece together a new government, the president’s office said Sunday.

Daesh shows purported executions of Ethiopia Christians

The Daesh (the so-called IS) group on Sunday released a video purportedly showing the executions of some 30 Ethiopian Christians captured in Libya.

Iran Guard rejects inspection of military sites

A senior commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said Sunday that inspectors would be barred from military sites under any nuclear agreement with world powers.

Egypt court sentences 11 to death over 2012 football riot

An Egyptian court Sunday sentenced 11 football fans to death after a retrial over a 2012 stadium riot in the canal city of Port Said that left 74 people dead.

Palestinian court drops case against Dahlan

Palestinian court drops case against Dahlan

A Palestinian court on Sunday dismissed a high-profile corruption case against exiled Gaza strongman Muhammad Dahlan,

Ignoring the pink elephant in the room

This is in response to the article “Protect young Saudi jobseekers from unfair expat competition,” in Saudi Gazette (April 18). You will only begin to solve your problems when you begin to ask the

Cant live with/without them?

Employing or inviting expatriates to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is in the hand and under the control of Ministry of Labor (labor contracts and work permit), Ministry of Interior (visa and

Look at it from a different perspective

Lets look at this issue from a different perspective (the proper perspective). Why should a business employ an unqualified Saudi over a qualified expatriate?

Latest outrage coming from Shiv Sena

Many offensive and unnecessary remarks have been said about Muslims and Christians in the recent past by the elements of Hindu Right in India, the newest outrage coming from the Shiv Sena.

Community partnerships highly required!

This is in response to the report, IISD parents to elect 7-member management body, in Saudi Gazette (April 19). As a school committee member, one should help the school management/parents to

Record fuel consumption raises pollution concerns

Environmental experts at King Abdulaziz University have said air pollutants resulting from the combustion of car fuel.

Wealthy citizens ‘cheat charity out of aid money’

Around 300 well-off citizens have cheated Al-Bir Charity Organization by posing as poor people to obtain financial assistance, the organization's chairman Tariq Bin Saleh Jamal has claimed.

The next health minister

The next health minister

THE Kingdom has left no stone unturned to provide its citizens with comprehensive and advanced health care.

Port director warns traders against ‘middlemen’ abroad

The director general of Jeddah Islamic Port has warned traders against accepting the help of unidentified shipping middlemen who “complicate” procedures for shipping goods to the Kingdom in return

Vascular surgery forum concludes this week

Vascular surgery forum concludes this week

The ongoing 13th Conference of Vascular Surgery at Saudi German Hospital-Jeddah that is being held in conjunction with

Fraudulent water tanker drivers face hefty fines

The Ministry of Water and Electricity has laid down tough measures and regulations to curb the fraudulent practices many water tank drivers engage in.

Bloodbath of the leaders at UK general election?

Bloodbath of the leaders at UK general election?

The knives are already being sharpened for the leaders of Britain’s political parties.

Husband sets wife on fire in Pakistan ‘honor killing’

A Pakistani man and his father have been arrested in the country’s latest so-called “honor killing” after they set the son’s wife alight for leaving the house without asking his permission, police

Republican hopefuls target middle-class insecurity as economy improves

Republican hopefuls target middle-class insecurity as economy improves

Facing a recovering economy and a tumbling jobless rate, Republican presidential candidates honing their economic

Two Indian cops arrested in killing of Kashmiri youth

Two Indian policemen have been arrested in the killing of a teenage boy during weekend protests in the disputed region of Kashmir, police said.

India’s bidi workers suffer for 1,000-a-day habit

India’s bidi workers suffer for 1,000-a-day habit

Zainab Begum Alvi and her band of young helpers hunch over baskets filled with tobacco flakes and dried leaves, trying

Burundi charges 65 protesters with rebellion

Burundi charges 65 protesters with rebellion

Burundi has charged 65 protesters with rebellion after they were arrested during clashes with police while calling for

UN report finds Afghan women failed by justice system

Afghanistan’s women are being failed by the country’s justice system as most complaints of domestic violence are dealt with through mediation rather than prosecution, according to the United Nations.

Villa to face Arsenal in final

Villa to face Arsenal in final

Aston Villa fought back from 1-0 down with goals from Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph to beat favorite Liverpool

City closes in on United

City closes in on United

Manchester City ended a difficult week on a high and climbed to within one point.

Hamilton wins again in Bahrain

Hamilton wins again in Bahrain

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix.

ROS takes 2-1 lead with emphatic victory

ROS takes 2-1 lead with emphatic victory

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters cashed in on an explosive start.

Bangladesh scores historic series win

Bangladesh scores historic series win

Tamim Iqbal smashed a second consecutive century to steer Bangladesh to its first ever One-Day International series

Djoko adds another Masters to his series

Djoko adds another Masters to his series

Novak Djokovic continued his awe-inspiring run of form to claim the Monte Carlo Masters title Sunday with a 7-5, 4-6,

Merritt leads by 3, Spieth in the hunt

Merritt leads by 3, Spieth in the hunt

Unheralded American Troy Merritt moved one step closer to his maiden PGA Tour title by claiming a three-stroke lead

Kim Sei-young tops Park in playoff

Kim Sei-young tops Park in playoff

Kim Sei Young chipped in for par to force a playoff then holed a shot for eagle to beat Park In-bee Saturday in the

More transparent administrative bodies urged as Tadawul opens up to foreign investors: Jadwa

The process of opening up the stock market should also be accompanied by increased transparency from administrative bodies, through the availability of consistent macro-level information.

Forced CEO turnover expensive in terms of shareholder’s value

CEO turnovers at big public companies are inevitable and rarely easy. But what is the cost?

Middle East cosmetics, personal care sector’s outlook stays robust

Middle East cosmetics, personal care sector’s outlook stays robust

With the cosmetics and personal care sector’s value amounting to almost $1 billion, a recent study indicates that one

Dubai real estate market to continue to attract investors

Dubai real estate market to continue to attract investors

Dubai’s property market has experienced another year of change, with a leveling off in capital growth, in certain

SR20m deals sealed at Food, Hotel, Hospitality Arabia 2015

SR20m deals sealed at Food, Hotel, Hospitality Arabia 2015

Investment opportunities and partnerships worth SR20 million were among the key ingredients that concluded this year’s

Etisalat net profit surges 17% in Q1 of 2015

Etisalat net profit surges 17% in Q1 of 2015

Etisalat Group announced Sunday its consolidated financial statements for the three months ending March 31, 2015.

Ringo Starr among 2015 inductees into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Ringo Starr among 2015 inductees into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist on Sunday - the

Clarkson will ‘start again’ after leaving ‘Top Gear’

Clarkson will ‘start again’ after leaving ‘Top Gear’

Jeremy Clarkson, the former star of television show “Top Gear,” said Sunday that he would work on another motoring

Madhuri Dixit at promotional event

Madhuri Dixit at promotional event

Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit Nene poses for a photograph.

Don Francisco says it’s time to close Sabado with dignity

Don Francisco says it’s time to close Sabado with dignity

After receiving standing ovation from his emotional audience, Don Francisco, the popular host of “Sabado Gigante,”

Ben Affleck asked for slave-owning ancestor story to be cut

Ben Affleck asked for slave-owning ancestor story to be cut

Hollywood megastar Ben Affleck, also known for his support of liberal causes, asked documentary makers to censor their

As Indonesia gears up to host the 60th anniversary of the Bandung Conference on Friday, questions are being raised about the relevance and direction of the nonaligned movement (NAM).
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