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Used car dealers lurk behind Internet to defraud buyers

When people buy used cars, they exercise a lot of caution to avoid being swindled.

Saudi bourse may be opened to foreigners in April

The $509 billion Saudi stock exchange or Tadawul is likely to be opened to foreign investors in April.

Safe commuting for 24,872 female teachers from next academic year

Minister of Education Prince Khaled Al-Faisal has assigned Tatweer Education Holding to devise a comprehensive plan ensuring the safety and security of teachers while transporting them to and from their workplaces, Al-Hayat reported on Sunday.

'Is it a curse?': Prayers for missing AirAsia plane

'Is it a curse?': Prayers for missing AirAsia plane

The disappearance of an AirAsia flight marks a tragic climax to a heartbreaking 2014 for Malaysians still grieving from the loss of two planes operated by their national carrier, and has some wondering whether their country is cursed.

Agonizing night for kin of AirAsia passengers

Agonizing night for kin of AirAsia passengers

Indonesia called off until first light a search for an AirAsia plane with 162 people on board that went missing on Sunday after pilots asked to change course to avoid bad weather during a flight from Indonesia’s Surabaya city to Singapore.

National laboratory in ‘state of neglect’

National laboratory in ‘state of neglect’

The National Health Laboratory in north Riyadh was established in 2009 as the Middle East’s reference point for new medical research but it has turned into a haven for illegal expatriates and stray dogs, Al-Eqtisadiah business daily reported.

Profiting from pilgrimage

Profiting from pilgrimage

An expatriate pilgrim sells sundry items at one of the empty plots near the Grand Mosque in Makkah after performing Umrah.

Israeli woman kicked off bus by driver for having blue hair

Israeli woman kicked off bus by driver for having blue hair

A young Israeli woman claimed she was kicked off a bus in Israel for having blue hair after the driver, joined by passengers, yelled at her to get off, the Jerusalem Post reported this week.

Fires spread to five oil tanks at key Libya terminal

Fires spread to five oil tanks at key Libya terminal

More storage tanks were ablaze on Saturday at one of Libya’s main oil terminals after a rocket attack by militiamen, officials said as the UN denounced attacks on oil installations.

Rajapaksa suffers another jolt as key Muslim ally quits govt

Rajapaksa suffers another jolt as key Muslim ally quits govt

Sri Lanka’s main Muslim party Sunday quit the government and pledged support to the opposition.

Malaysia pledges more flood aid for stranded thousands

Malaysia pledges more flood aid for stranded thousands

Malaysia on Sunday pledged more funds to help over 160,000 people.

15m visitors, 400 events in Red Sea Mall

15m visitors, 400 events in Red Sea Mall

Red Sea Mall bids farewell to 2014 with 15.5 visitors enjoying its ambience and the events held at the mall during the year.

An exemplary man in a world hoarding money

This refers to the article "Indian cleaner donates money to former school in surprise gesture" by Ahmad Al-Mehaisin.

Biased in some points but a food for thought

With reference to the article "I want to marry a Saudi man" by Sarah Matar (Dec. 28).

Hope for the day to come when impartiality prevails

Thank you Khaled Almaeena for your article "Dear Mr. Labor Minister: ‘All we want is to go home!’" (Dec. 28).

Dozens of Saudis who join IS ‘die at Kurdish hands’

Scores of Saudi citizens who joined the self-proclaimed Islamic State have been killed in fights with Kurdish forces, Al-Hayat daily reported.

Girl suffers bleeding eyes after alleged medical error

The father of a four-year-old girl who was admitted to King Khalid Hospital to be treated for misaligned eyes claimed that doctors did not treat her properly and she was discharged with eye bleeds.

Easy Taxi raises SR10,000 for breast cancer

A total of SR10,540 was raised by Easy Taxi, the global taxi e-hailing service, for Zahra Breast Cancer Association.

Kissing a corrupt practice

Kissing a corrupt practice

BEFORE he was appointed chairman of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha), Mohammed Al-Sharif wrote an

One extra hour

One extra hour

THE Shoura Council has approved an extra working hour for government employees. Now I want to ask the council a number

Inspectors to get tablets to quickly check violating businesses

The Ministry of Labor has launched a new project to register violations and check the information of any business using tablet devices.

Turkey backs Palestinians over holy site tensions

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says Turkey stands behind Palestinians in their efforts to oppose what calls Israeli attempts to “reduce the Islamic character” of Al-Quds.

American arrested in Israel to be held until end of trial

An Israeli court has ordered an Illinois man charged with plotting anti-Muslim violence detained until the end of court proceedings against him.

Libya’s official govt conducts air strikes on Misrata

Forces loyal to Libya’s recognized government staged air strikes on targets in Misrata on Sunday in the first such attacks on the city allied to an armed group that seized the capital in the summer,

Four die of bird flu in Libya

Four people have died of bird flu in Libya in recent days, the health minister of the country’s internationally recognized government said on Saturday.

Turkish teenager dies amid Kurdish infighting

Turkish teenager dies amid Kurdish infighting

A teenager was shot and killed in southeastern Turkey on Saturday in clashes between members of a Kurdish Islamist

Gunmen kill policeman in Alexandria

Gunmen killed a policeman and wounded three others in a drive-by attack on a patrol in Egypt’s second city Alexandria on Sunday, a security official said.

Iran military adviser killed in Iraq

A senior Iranian military officer has been killed while advising Iraqi troops in their fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State group, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Sunday.

Rescuers struggle to reach burning ferry in heavy seas off Greece

Passengers aboard a car ferry that caught fire off the coast of Greece.

S.Korea nuclear operator says cyberattacks continue, reactors safe

South Korea’s nuclear power operator said on Sunday that cyberattacks on noncritical operations at the company’s headquarters are continuing but the country’s nuclear power plants are operating

Hong Kong raises bird flu alert level as woman critical

Hong Kong raises bird flu alert level as woman critical

Hong Kong hospitals raised alert levels on Sunday as a woman diagnosed with the deadly H7N9 avian flu virus was in a

Blasts in China’s Xinjiang kill two, injure ‘many’, says govt

Two people were killed and “many” injured as explosions erupted in multiple locations in China’s Xinjiang on Sunday, according to authorities in the ethnically divided region that is on edge after a

24 dead, 8 missing in Sri Lanka mudslides, floods

Twenty-four people have been killed and eight others are missing due to floods and mudslides caused by incessant rain around Sri Lanka over the past week, officials said onSunday.

Merkel greets Ukraine prisoner swap, urges truce talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday welcomed a prisoner swap between Ukraine’s government and pro-Russian rebels but expressed regret about the stalling of truce talks.

Russian magazine editor faces 15 days in jail

The editor-in-chief of Russia’s top opposition magazine, The New Times, has been accused of disobeying traffic police in Moscow and faces up to 15 days in jail.

Chelsea, City suffer festive slumps

Chelsea, City suffer festive slumps

Leader Chelsea and second-place Manchester City both succumbed to post-Christmas hangovers Sunday as they dropped

Centurions Rahane and Kohli defy Australia attack at MCG

Centurions Rahane and Kohli defy Australia attack at MCG

India batsmen Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane struck inspired centuries during a record fourth-wicket partnership at

Karunaratne ton delays Kiwis’ victory push

Karunaratne ton delays Kiwis’ victory push

Dimuth Karunaratne thwarted a tiring New Zealand bowling attack to score his maiden Test century Sunday before Trent

Wild Oats bags record 8th title

Wild Oats bags record 8th title

Wild Oats XI took line honors in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race for a record eighth time Sunday, holding out a late

Brathwaite, Samuels lead Windies fightback

Brathwaite, Samuels lead Windies fightback

Half-centuries from Kraigg Brathwaite and Marlon Samuels steered a battling West Indies to 147 for two at the close on

Grizzlies snap losing skid

Grizzlies snap losing skid

Mike Conley scored 24 points and Marc Gasol added 22 points and 10 rebounds to power the Memphis Grizzlies over Miami

USC Trojans bag Holiday Bowl

USC Trojans bag Holiday Bowl

The USC Trojans celebrate their 45-42 win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers during the National University Holiday

Rangers score 8th straight win

Rangers score 8th straight win

Derek Stepan scored his third career hat-trick as the New York Rangers earned their eighth straight win by beating the

KHI sells interest in Movenpick Hotel and Apartments Bur Dubai

JEDDAH — Kingdom Hotel Investments (KHI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Saudi Arabian conglomerate Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), chaired by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, has sold its 100% interest

Myths are exploding!

Myths are exploding!

With crude markets traveling a full circle, an eventful year is coming to a close.

Hilton hotels in Makkah, Madinah mark global week of service

Hilton hotels in Makkah, Madinah mark global week of service

Hilton properties in Makkah and Madinah have joined fellow members of Hilton Worldwide to celebrate the hospitality

J-PAL’s Esther Duflo wins Infosys Prize 2014

J-PAL’s Esther Duflo wins Infosys Prize 2014

Esther Duflo, one of the founders and a Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), a global

Homeless guides show tourists a ‘hidden’ Barcelona

Homeless guides show tourists a ‘hidden’ Barcelona

Ramon Holgado used to sleep outside in a cardboard box, but he is back on his feet this Christmas — guiding

Saudi national wins LINE’s sticker competition

Saudi national wins LINE’s sticker competition

Saudi national Tamader Aldossari was declared the winner of the LINE’s “Design Your Own Sticker” competition.

Nina credits Indian culture for Miss America win

Nina credits Indian culture for Miss America win

Nina Davuluri, who was crowned Miss America 2014, credits her Indian roots and culture for having won the coveted

Wasim Akram, wife welcome baby girl

 Wasim Akram, wife welcome baby girl

Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram welcomed his first child with wife Shaniera on Saturday, Dawn reported. Akram

‘Most Violent’ explores ambition, ethics and love

‘Most Violent’ explores ambition, ethics and love

One of this year’s hottest independent films — watched closely in the Oscars race — is the gritty thriller “A Most

All political parties, especially the ideology- driven ones, have pursued the issue of rewriting history doggedly.
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