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Board of Senior Ulema flays Dammam blast

The Board of Senior Ulema condemned the suicide attack near Al-Anoud Mosque in Dammam.

1.5 million Saudi women smoke!

Sabq.org recently published a report claiming 1.5 million Saudi females smoke.

Why has there been no improvement in the nation’s health sector?

Reports of the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties indicate that Saudis constitute 30.4 percent of all professionals in various health sectors.

Fraud cases: Who pays the lawyers’ fees?

I believe that the victims of fraud should be reimbursed for the money they pay to lawyers.

Catastrophe averted

Catastrophe averted

A major catastrophe was averted Friday when security forces around Al-Anoud Mosque in Dammam stopped a suicide bomber disguised in women’s clothing from entering the mosque compound.

Weapons in the hands of children

Weapons in the hands of children

Little girls carrying guns and shooting in the air may not be something common.

Why are more and more Saudi women asking for Khula?

Why are more and more Saudi women asking for Khula?

Cases involving Khula, a separation at the insistence of the wife in which she has to return her dowry and pay her husband a certain amount of money to cover anything he spent on her during the duration of the marriage.

Troops tell of shocking escape from besieged Syrian hospital

Troops tell of shocking escape from besieged Syrian hospital

When militants stormed a besieged hospital in northwest Syria, regime soldier Mohammad Mahmud Al-Assaf narrowly escaped a brutal fate by pretending he was already dead.

Bride and prejudice — Rare ethnic marriages reflect China tensions

Bride and prejudice — Rare ethnic marriages reflect China tensions

It was not until late on her wedding day that Aygul told her parents she was even in a relationship.

All at sea — Australia’s search for MH370 under scrutiny

All at sea — Australia’s search for MH370 under scrutiny

Nearly a year after embarking on a multimillion dollar quest to solve one of aviation's greatest unsolved mysteries.

Young Saudi Entrepreneurs

Young Saudi Entrepreneurs

In an attempt to address the specific needs of the deteriorating heavy industrial equipment used in utility power plants.

Countdown to Ramadan

Countdown to Ramadan

With less than 30 days left for the glowing crescent moon to announce the beginning of Ramadan.

The concept of contemporary art starts with negating the past

The concept of contemporary art starts with negating the past

Korean artist Chae Sung-Pil believes that the duty of an artist is to create beauty so strong that it can be shared and understood by everyone.

Toyota Camry remains mainstay on Saudi roads

Toyota Camry remains mainstay on Saudi roads

Decades after its introduction, the Toyota Camry is still catching the eye of the automobile industry and being showered with awards as if it were the hot new kid on the block.

Baghdad Street

Baghdad Street

Many are the stories people tell of different situations they find themselves in as they pass through the notorious Baghdad Street in Jeddah’s Al-Jamea District at night.

SR80 million for setting up two model villages for orphans in Jeddah and Makkah

The Director General of the Ministry of Social Affairs branch in Makkah region Abdullah Ahmed Al Tawi said the ministry has approved the setting up of two model villages for orphans in Jeddah and Makkah.

Twenty specializations for new scholarship students in atomic energy

King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy has disclosed that there are 20 specializations that can be studied by scholarship students within the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Program for Foreign Scholarships.

California looks Down Under for drought advice

California looks Down Under for drought advice

California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent.

IISD results are outstanding

With regard to the report “Dammam school tops in quality and quantity” (May 27), it was heartening to note the outstanding results of the International Indian School, Dammam (IISD).

Provide legal street vendors with IDs

Street markets are a problem all over the world, not just in Saudi Arabia.

Aung San Suu Kyi should return Nobel Peace Prize

At least she is honest when she says that she is a politician and not a human rights activist.

Haia must stop harassing women

With regard to the article “‘Haia member used insulting language’” (May 27), this is a form of harassment and disrespect to women.

‘Who will take care of Saudi students abroad?’ (May 22)

Are they not adults? Can they not take care of themselves? Are you saying that young Saudis are less mature than the rest of college-age students across the world and need to have their hands held?

‘Help! There is a teenage girl in our house!’ (May 22)

This is common everywhere around the world now. Not just in Saudi Arabia. But it is more apparent in developed countries that have access to the best things, rather than in very poor countries.

‘What would a Sahabi think if he visited Saudi Arabia today?’ (May 22)

He might possibly say this: On the Day of Judgment, the Prophet (peace be upon him) will be a witness against “one who employs a laborer and gets the full work done by him, but does not pay him his

‘Why do drivers in Saudi Arabia honk their horns unnecessarily?’(May 22)

The article forgot to mention drivers who stop their cars in the middle of the street to chat to another motorist and block the traffic flow until they have finished chatting. Disturbing them will

‘Citizens bitter at new health center timings’ (May 24)

The article mentions only one side of the story. No one considers that the “on call” duty after the regular working hours literally drains the medical staff especially expat doctors and nurses.

‘e-bracelets on the way for pilgrims’ (May 24)

Excellent idea! Illegal pilgrims should not participate in Haj. Give way to the rightful pilgrims who spend thousands of dollars just to arrive in Makkah.

‘King Salman orders urgent treatment for Qatif attack victims’ (May 24)

Killing innocent people and in a mosque is haram and is an extremely sinful action. The culprits should be prosecuted for this sinful act.

No increase in tuition without approval of ministry

Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Batterji Medical College Subhi Batterji confirmed that the SR5,000 increase in tuition fees that was announced by the college recently has been referred to the

Electrical short causes building fire

A fire broke out in a building in the East Baghdadiyah neighborhood of Jeddah around 10:15 on Thursday night.

Woman, boy dead and three others injured in Al-Nuzlah fire

A woman and a boy died and another woman and two boys suffered from smoke inhalation in a fire that broke out Thursday night in Al-Nuzlah district in southern Jeddah.

Prison, fines for 10 violators who transported infiltrators

The Passports Department issued 10 administrative decisions approved by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior against ten citizens and expatriates whose violations

Kerry, Zarif launch key nuclear talks in Geneva

Top US diplomat John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif began key nuclear talks in Geneva on Saturday ahead of a June 30 deadline to reach a historic deal.

Few regrets in Mideast over Blair’s resignation

Tony Blair’s resignation as Middle East peace envoy has been widely welcomed by Palestinians who say his term was useless, and even some Israelis agree he failed to accomplish much.

‘Turkey sending arms to Syrian rebels’

Images and video footage allegedly showing trucks belonging to Turkey’s state intelligence service carrying weapons en route to rebels in Syria were published Friday in a Turkish daily.

Rebels tighten grip on Syria’s Idlib

Syrian troops retreated as regime warplanes bombarded Al-Qaeda-led rebel fighters on Friday.

Militia in Libya takes civilian airport

A Libyan militia spokesman and a militant group say the local Daesh affiliate has taken control of a civilian air base in the central city of Sirte — the group’s stronghold in the North African

Quake shakes buildings in Tokyo: AFP

A strong earthquake shook buildings in Tokyo on Saturday, setting off car alarms as it rattled the Japanese capital, an AFP correspondent in the city reported.

Undesirables — Russian NGOs fear fresh crackdown after new law

Already branded "foreign agents" while endeavoring to help abuse victims or protect the environment, Russian activists fear a new law against "undesirable" NGOs will further stymie their work.

Nigerians celebrate Buhari takeover

Nigerians celebrated their newly reinforced democracy Friday.

Philippine soldier holds tourists hostage

A Philippine soldier in camouflage uniform and carrying an assault rifle held dozens of local tourists hostage on a bus for four hours on Friday, but surrendered peacefully.

Radioactive leak detected at airport

A radioactive material leak was detected Friday at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on a shipment of nuclear medicine from Turkey before being plugged by emergency teams.

Myanmar navy finds boat with 727 people

Myanmar’s navy seized a boat packed with 727 people off the country’s southern coast on Friday, the government said, about a week after it found a similar boat it said carried around 200 Bangladeshi

Troops, rebels killed in gunfire

Two Pakistani troops and five militants were killed Friday in an exchange of fire in a restive tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said.

Iran probe stalled, says IAEA

Amid accelerated international efforts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, the UN atomic agency on Friday reported that work on a key element — an assessment of allegations that Tehran worked on

Zimbabwe cricket match blast was 'suicide bomb': Pakistan minister

A Pakistani minister admitted Saturday a suicide bomber was behind an explosion that killed two people outside the stadium during a Pakistan-Zimbabwe cricket match, as a spokesman for the hosts said

Blatter wins fifth FIFA term as Ali concedes

Blatter wins fifth FIFA term as Ali concedes

Sepp Blatter was re-elected president of FIFA for a fifth term Friday after the only other candidate conceded defeat

Russia, Qatar choice led to FIFA problems: Blatter

Russia, Qatar choice led to FIFA problems: Blatter

The worst corruption crisis in soccer history.

Federer, Sharapova advance at French Open

Federer, Sharapova advance at French Open

Stepping onto center court to take on 88th-ranked Damir Dzumhur, Roger Federer was on his guard.

Palestine drops motion to suspend Israel from FIFA

Palestine drops motion to suspend Israel from FIFA

Jibril Rajoub withdrew his association's bid to have FIFA suspend Israel.

McIlroy misses cut at Irish Open

McIlroy misses cut at Irish Open

Top-ranked Rory McIlroy has missed the cut for the second week in a row, stumbling out of the Irish Open Friday after

Bolts zap Elite as David catches fire

Bolts zap Elite as David catches fire

After a sleepy start, the Meralco Bolts awoke with fire in their bellies in the second half to overwhelm the

Barcelona targets second leg of treble

Barcelona targets second leg of treble

Barcelona can move another step closer to just the second treble in the club’s storied 115-year history when it hosts

zSpace CEO explores future collaboration with Saudi Arabia's Midwam Edutainment

zSpace CEO explores future collaboration with Saudi Arabia's Midwam Edutainment

Saudi-based Midwam Edutainment Company offered an overview of its Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)

Petromin celebrates success with distributors in Geneva

Petromin celebrates success with distributors in Geneva

Petromin, Saudi Arabia's leading lubricant manufacturer, organized a trip to Geneva.

Funds feel heat of coal and tar divestment drive

For Rivka Micklewaite and fellow students, securing a pledge this week from Oxford University to avoid direct investments in companies producing coal or tar sands is just the beginning.

Virgin takes media for a tour of its Al-Nakheel Mall megastore

Virgin takes media for a tour of its Al-Nakheel Mall megastore

Virgin Megastore showcased its expertise as a leading retail outlet of the world’s top electronic appliance and gadget

Star managers battered by rocky ride in yields

Star managers battered by rocky ride in yields

Some of the biggest names in the investment world have been whipsawed by the recent rise in global yields and the

Nissan fastest growing car brand in Saudi Arabia for second consecutive year

Nissan fastest growing car brand in Saudi Arabia for second consecutive year

After the first full year of operation under its revival plan in the Kingdom, Nissan achieved its position as the

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Indian court gives convicted Bollywood star Salman Khan permission to travel to Dubai.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s latest pledge that he wants a two-state solution is hard to believe not just because he said there wouldn’t be a Palestinian state as long as he was prime minister.
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