The Ministry of Labor launched on Sunday a set of electronic projects and facilities for private sector firms for e-visas, electronic recruitment and government support.
The fate of hundreds of freshmen hangs in the balance as they have been asked by many private colleges and universities to pay tuition fees since there is uncertainty about domestic scholarships this academic year.
More than 200 doors of the Grand Mosque, including the King Abdulaziz Gate, will be thrown open to facilitate the movement of pilgrims as the Haj season peaks.
An investigation has been launched to ascertain the cause of a huge fire in a residential complex here which killed at least 11 people and injured more than 200, officials said.
An Indian consulate official has been sent to Jazan to get more details about the murder of an Indian youth in Sabia, some 80 km from Jazan city, Indian Consul General B.S. Mubarak told Saudi Gazette on Sunday.
Yemen’s President Abdrabbu Mansur Hadi has said that his forces were battling Shiite Houthi rebels across the country to check “Iranian expansion” in the region.
The Makkah Municipality has approved operational plans and work programs for this year’s Haj. According to the municipality, all workers and equipment are ready, and arrangements have been made to ensure things run smoothly during the season.
The Directorate of Education in Jeddah has announced that textbooks will be delivered to all schools in the region shortly.
Australian Al-Jazeera reporter Peter Greste called Sunday for Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to pardon him and two colleagues handed prison sentences.The Cairo court said Greste, along with Canadian Mohammed Fahmy and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed, had broadcast “false” news that had harmed Egypt and sentenced them to three years in jail.
A crowdfunding account raised thousands in just three hours after a picture of a refugee trying to sell pens on a street in Beirut went viral, The Independent reported on Friday.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will let an executive order making it easier for businesses to buy land lapse on Monday after failing to win support from opposition parties in a major blow to his economic reform agenda.Modi said on Sunday the government was ready to amend the proposed law and criticized the spreading of false rumors that made farmers afraid of the changes.
Tens of thousands of protesters gathered near Japan’s Parliament building on Sunday to oppose legislation allowing the military to fight overseas, the latest sign of public mistrust in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s security policy.
Within the framework of its corporate social responsibility, and to strengthen its position as an effective and responsible member of the community, Al Mathaaq Hospitality, the leading casual dining company in Jeddah, has launched a CSR program in partnership with Ektefaa, a charitable organization in the Makkah region, with the aim of tackling three major social issues in the Kingdom; education, training and Saudi youth employment.
This is in response to the report “Leasing expats is permissible business, says top scholar,” in Saudi Gazette (Aug. 30).
The renting of one human to another for money is nothing short of slavery, a practice that has been abolished in all civilized countries.
This is in response to the report “Hell on earth,” in Saudi Gazette (Aug. 30).
Dear MJ what about an expose on the lies of Gujarat story.
This is in response to the report “Stuck in a cruel wage trap: School canteens pay Saudi women SR300 a month,” in Saudi Gazette (Aug. 28).
This is in response to the report “‘End the suffering of Saudis on scholarships abroad’,” in Saudi Gazette (Aug. 21).
The registration of candidates for the third municipal council elections scheduled for Dec. 12 started all over the
The Ministry of Health has said a patient who had contracted the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has died and two new cases of infection have been recorded in the past 48
LAST Ramadan, we recruited a private driver from Sir Lanka. After going through medical checkups, he got his visa
IT is ironic that for weeks we hear from administrative employees in the education sector about the full-fledged
Princess Noaf Bint Abdulaziz passed away Saturday evening while she was abroad, the royal court announced on Sunday.
A Saudi father has accused security officers at Istanbul international airport of physically assaulting his wife and children.
The joint leader of Turkey’s opposition People’s Democracy Party (HDP) said on Saturday he expected the militant Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) to lay down its arms if Turkey resumed negotiations with
A car bomb exploded Saturday in Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sanaa, not far from the vacated US Embassy complex and close to a position of the Shiite insurgents, witnesses said.
For the first time in the history of Turkey, a Muslim but secular country, a woman who wears an Islamic headscarf has
The Council for Joint Libyan-Tunisian Affairs has called on the Tunisian government to organise an investment conference later this year for Libyan and Tunisian businesses.
Two Libyan Airlines aircraft traveled in opposite directions this past couple of days in a demonstration of Libyan
Afghan government forces, backed by NATO airstrikes, have regained control of a key district in volatile Helmand province after days of fierce fighting with Taliban insurgents, provincial officials
US National Security Adviser Susan Rice met Pakistan’s prime minister on Sunday to press concerns over attacks
Authorities say gunmen have attacked a small airport in restive southwestern Pakistan, killing one official there and kidnapping another.
As thousands of Bangladeshis and Indians celebrated the end of one of the world’s most intractable border disputes,
Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad, joining anti-government protesters for a second day on Sunday, called for a
As Europe grapples with its biggest wave of migration since World War II, the Netherlands is about to toughen its
Beijing is battening down the hatches and cranking up the propaganda ahead of a massive military parade this week to
Even with its sixth straight title in the men’s 4x400-meter relay, the United States still finished behind Jamaica and
Swansea City came from behind to end Manchester United's unbeaten start to the Premier League season with an
World number ones Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic will launch their bids for the US Open title Monday’s first day
Fast bowler Ishant Sharma’s seventh five-wicket haul helped India bundle out Sri Lanka for 201 but the host fought
Defending champion Petra Kvitova used a dominant serve to beat Lucie Safarova 6-7(6), 6-2, 6-2 in their all-Czech
Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez scored two goals each to fuel Real Madrid’ 5-0 rout of Real Betis in its home opener
Manchester City have bolstered their midfield ranks with the signing of highly-rated Belgian Kevin de Bruyne from VfL
Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin edged out Chris Froome in a frantic finale to claim victory and the overall race lead on the
Experts from the region had claimed at the start of this year that 2015 will see increased stock market activity in
Saudi Arabia's stock market continued its sharp rebound Sunday as stronger oil prices lifted shares in the
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) PC market suffered a sharp year-on-year decline of 25.6% in Q2 2015, marking it as steepest decline ever recorded in the region for a single quarter.
The cost of insuring against a Saudi Arabian sovereign debt default has dropped sharply in the past few days because of the rebound of global oil prices, market data showed on Sunday.
The Philippines and United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) on air services that enhanced the exchange of traffic rights between the two countries and raised the
Mobily Ventures, the venture capital arm of Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), announced that it is investing in Fetchr, a promising shipping & logistics startup using cutting edge technology to overcome
A UN body called on the Netherlands to revamp its “Black Pete” Christmas tradition, where white performers black up to
A young penguin is weighed at London Zoo to promote the zoo’s annual weigh-in event.
Manspreading is so widespread it’s now a word. The term, coined by commuters, refers to men on public transport who splay their legs wide apart and encroach on neighboring seats.
Hundreds of pairs of rubber boots left behind by music fans who attended Britain’s Glastonbury music festival have been donated to migrants in Calais, organizers said Friday.
Former Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor was discovered asleep in someone else’s car after Nottinghamshire’s victory over Durham in English county cricket’s One-Day Cup.