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Emir announces key center for developing Makkah region

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, emir of Makkah and advisor to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, announced on Saturday the establishment of a body called the Integrated Development Center to boost the development of Makkah.

Proposal to link expat percentage to national security

The Shoura Council will discuss on Tuesday key amendments in the Labor Law aimed at raising the minimum wage, bringing down unemployment, improving the work environment for women, and eliminating the phenomenon of workers who rove the streets looking for odd jobs. ?

Kiosks on the Corniche being sublet for SR220,000

Renting a kiosk on the Corniche costs around SR220,000 annually despite the municipality setting the rent at SR75,000, Al-Madina daily reported.

King: Status of illegal Yemenis to be corrected

King: Status of illegal Yemenis to be corrected

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has directed Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, to take the necessary steps to correct the residence status of Yemeni expatriates who established illegal residence in the Kingdom before April 9, 2015 (20/06/1436H), a Royal Court statement said on Saturday.

Saudi crown prince meets his Bahraini counterpart in Riyadh

Saudi crown prince meets his Bahraini counterpart in Riyadh

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz al-Saud met with his Bahraini counterpart Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa on Saturday in the Saudi capital Riyadh, the state-run Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.

Heroic rescue from Makkah hotel fire

Heroic rescue from Makkah hotel fire

A Civil Defense officer rescues a child from a fire which broke out in a fourth-floor room of a hotel located in Makkah’s Al-Misfalah district on Friday.

Salman, El-Sisi hold talks

Salman, El-Sisi hold talks

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman greets Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi at Al-Auja Palace in Al-Diriyah on the outskirts of Riyadh, Saturday.

Car rental companies stealing space of residents in Makkah

Car rental companies stealing space of residents in Makkah

A number of local residents have criticized car rental companies for parking their vehicles in front of homes despite repeated complaints, Makkah newspaper reported.

Two killed in Makkah accident

Two killed in Makkah accident

Two motorcyclists died and five others sustained various injuries when a vehicle ran over them in Al-Faiha District here on Saturday.

Libya envoy eyes new peace deal after latest setback

Libya envoy eyes new peace deal after latest setback

The United Nations envoy to Libya is eyeing a new draft peace deal between warring parties after they expressed major doubts about his latest offering, he said on Thursday.

Iran woman with no arms helps others to live with disability

Iran woman with no arms helps others to live with disability

Zohreh Etezadossaltaneh was born without arms, but that hasn’t stopped her from excelling in many activities, ranging from painting to table tennis.

Aid still scarce in Nepal’s remote villages as anger grows

Aid still scarce in Nepal’s remote villages as anger grows

With help still not reaching some isolated villages a week after Nepal’s devastating earthquake, a top international aid official said on Saturday that more helicopters were needed to get assistance to the farthest reaches of this Himalayan nation.Many mountain roads, often treacherous at the best of times, remain blocked by landslides, making it extremely difficult for supply trucks to get to the higher Himalayan foothills.

Pacquiao fight brings moment of unity to Philippines

Pacquiao fight brings moment of unity to Philippines

From air-conditioned corporate boardrooms to steamy public gymnasiums, Filipinos are counting down the hours to local boxing icon Manny Pacquiao’s fight with undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas.

Sustainable growth extends ‘beyond renewable energy’

Sustainable growth extends ‘beyond renewable energy’

The Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI), an agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED).

GCC rail, road & maritime projects worth $422 billion

GCC rail, road & maritime projects worth $422 billion

The GCC’s integrated transport strategy will be the focus of NATRANS Arabia 2015, a first-of-its-kind event piecing together the Gulf region’s transportation infrastructure with rail, road, and maritime projects, which according to Fleming Gulf research, is worth an estimated $422 billion and completed within the next five years.

Teachers who hit or demoralize students should be fired

I am writing with regard to the article "How long will we tolerate abusive teachers in Saudi schools?"

People must unite for welfare and security

With regard to the article "UN envoy urges Palestinian unity" (May 1),

Failure can be a blessing in disguise

The article "The true face of failure" (May 1) gives us a new way of looking at failure.

Libya needs a new strongman

I am writing with regard to the article "Bedlam In Benghazi — Cradle of anti-Gaddafi revolt, torn by chaos that followed" (May 1).

Education Minister sets with "UNESCO" Arab education strategies

Education Minister sets with "UNESCO" Arab education strategies

The Minister of Education and the Chairman of Board of Directors of Regional Centre for Quality and Excellence in

Coronavirus recedes by 97 percent in April

Coronavirus recedes by 97 percent in April

There were only eight confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus in April, a drop of about 97

King’s words show his real mettle: Saud

Prince Saud Al-Faisal, state minister, cabinet member, adviser and special envoy to the King and supervisor of foreign affairs, thanked Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman in a reply to a

Forum’s stress on developing happy families

A three-day forum on families organized by the SciTech Center for Science and Technology, an affiliate of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, delivered key messages on how to develop

Census team to collect worker data

The Central Department of Statistics and Information (CDSI) will start this week census work to collect data about the total workforce in the Kingdom as of the first half of 2015.

US Navy bolsters presence after Iran seizure

US warships protecting American-flagged ships in the Strait of Hormuz may extend assistance to other countries’ vessels, officials said Friday, after reports of Iranian forces harassing shipping.

Tensions brew in Jordan over Muslim Brotherhood rift

Jordan’s authorization of a breakaway wing of the Muslim Brotherhood has sent tensions soaring between the decades-old organization and the government.

No smoke without fire: Woman lights Israel petrol pump

A cigarette-begging woman at an Israeli petrol station was so inflamed by a man’s refusal that she ignited the fuel at his petrol pump, police said on Wednesday.

Rocket attack kills 3 at Benghazi medical center

A rocket hit a medical center in Libya’s eastern Benghazi on Friday, killing three people, medics said.

Suicide attack west of Baghdad kills at least 6

Iraqi officials say a suicide attack west of the capital has killed at least six troops.

101-year-old man pulled alive from Nepal quake rubble

A 101-year-old man was pulled alive from the rubble of his house in Nepal seven days after it collapsed in a deadly earthquake, police said Sunday.

Pilot to fly solar plane across Pacific for 5 days, 5 nights

Pilot to fly solar plane across Pacific for 5 days, 5 nights

A pilot says that he is anxious but excited about flying a solar plane solo from China to Hawaii on the longest leg of

Italy says 3,700 boat migrants rescued, operations ongoing

Nearly 3,700 migrants were rescued from boats near the coast of Libya on Saturday and early Sunday and more rescue operations were expected during the day as people smugglers took advantage of calm

Nepal minister says quake toll will climb 'much higher'

The death toll from a massive quake in Nepal will climb "much higher" as emergency workers reach remote villages, the mountainous country's finance minister said Sunday.

Indian sex attack victim’s family refuse to cremate her

The father of an Indian schoolgirl who died after being pushed from a bus while resisting an alleged sex attack refused Saturday to release her body for postmortem until a powerful politician is

Afghan trial in mob killing of woman begins live on TV

The trial of 49 suspects, including 19 police officers, on charges relating to the brutal mob killing of an Afghan woman began in the capital, Kabul, on Saturday.

Kerry hails ‘enormous progress’ in new-look Sri Lanka

Kerry hails ‘enormous progress’ in new-look Sri Lanka

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday hailed Sri Lanka for making “enormous progress” since the departure of

Filipinos take Pacquiao loss hard, demand rematch

Filipinos take Pacquiao loss hard, demand rematch

Manny Pacquiao's loss to undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr in their welterweight showdown in Las Vegas was met

Mayweather vows to retire after September bout

Mayweather vows to retire after September bout

Floyd Mayweather earned a unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao on Saturday and reaffirmed his plan to retire after

Mayweather beats Pacquiao by decision

Mayweather beats Pacquiao by decision

Floyd Mayweather defeated Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision on Saturday in their long-awaited welterweight world

West Brom sinks United

West Brom sinks United

Burnley and Queens Park Rangers’ Premier League survival hopes were left hanging by a thread after defeats and

Al-Rajhi and Gottschalk record easy win

Al-Rajhi and Gottschalk record easy win

Saudi Arabian driver Yazeed Al-Rajhi and his German navigator Timo Gottschalk stayed out of trouble to record a

Pacquiao 1 pound lighter than Mayweather

Pacquiao 1 pound lighter than Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao weighed in for what has been labelled the ‘Fight of the Century’ Friday,

Tamim hits double ton; Test drawn

Tamim hits double ton; Test drawn

Tamim Iqbal smashed Bangladesh’s highest Test score of 206 as the first Test against Pakistan petered out into a draw

McIlroy survives, Spieth knocked out

McIlroy survives, Spieth knocked out

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy fought back from two holes down with two to play to beat Billy Horschel at the WGC-Match Play

Saudi oil policy to see continuity

Saudi oil policy to see continuity

WE are a witness to monumental changes! And the Saudi energy sector is no exception.

Saudia buys 100 new Airbus, Boeing aircraft

The board of Saudi Arabian Airlines will purchase 100 new aircraft from Airbus and Boeing in line with its five year plan from 2015-2020.

ATM ’15 showcases Dubai in multitude of different ways

ATM ’15 showcases Dubai in multitude of different ways

DUBAI — Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) will use this

Saudi ICT industry thriving on the back of knowledge transfer

Saudi ICT industry thriving on the back of knowledge transfer

TODAY the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia upholds an ambitious national development vision that touches all corners of the

Smart City Center of Excellence and Innovation to rise in Dubai

Smart City Center of Excellence and Innovation to rise in Dubai

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone

Qatar hosts international construction tech show

Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), operated by AMLAK Holding, is hosting Project Qatar 2015 for the second consecutive year on May 4-7.

Half a million tulips used to make flower carpet in Istanbul

Half a million tulips used to make flower carpet in Istanbul

During the 10th International Istanbul Tulip Festival, which finished today (Sunday), the Turkish city displayed the

Armani fetes 40 years in fashion with VIP gala, new museum

Armani fetes 40 years in fashion with VIP gala, new museum

Italy’s Giorgio Armani celebrated 40 years in fashion with a star-studded gala and opening of a museum dedicated to

Britain awaits new princess’ name

Britain awaits new princess’ name

From Prince Charles to the bettors at the corner store, everyone in Britain was hoping for a girl.

’Stand By Me’ singer Ben E. King dead at 76

Ben E. King, the soul singer whose Gospel-influenced “Stand By Me” became one of the most broadcast songs of the 20th century, has died at 76, his spokesman said Saturday.

Hema, Dharmendra celebrate 35th anniv

MUMBAI - Actress-politician Hema Malini, gushing about the 35 successful years of her marriage to actor husband Dharmendra, says love is togetherness.

Although deliberations are still at a preliminary stage and no investigation has been opened into anyone from either side, the International Criminal Court is currently weighing opening war crimes investigations into Palestinians as well as Israelis after Palestine joined the tribunal's jurisdiction last month.
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