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Don’t give money to beggars who exploit children

When I learned that professional gangs exploit children by forcing them to beg on our streets, I stopped giving alms except to causes and charities that I know are credible.

What does wearing a veil have to do with committing a crime?

The murder of an American teacher in a shopping mall in Abu Dhabi was a tragedy for all of humanity. There is one thing that Saudi Arabia can learn from this tragedy and that is the fact that the Emirati police were able to arrest the culprit using CCTV footage.

Treat housemaids well, don’t torture them

The police recently arrested a Saudi for torturing an Indonesian housemaid.

Abdullah, Salman condemn Pak school massacre

Abdullah, Salman condemn Pak school massacre

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has sent a cable to President Mamnoon Hussain of Pakistan, conveying condolences on the death of scores of people, mostly children, in Tuesday’s terrorist attack on school in Peshawar.

The Root of All Sin

The Root of All Sin

Considered a disreputable trait by all people, frowned upon across cultures, and forbidden in all religions; is lying. It is at the root of all sins, invites evil, and is the doorway to hypocrisy. Lying is one of the shortest roads that can lead to Hellfire.

London’s year-long Arab film festival widens the scope of audiences

London’s year-long Arab film festival widens the scope of audiences

THE British Film Institute’s (BFI) year-long exploration “Discover Arab Cinema” draws to a close this month.

Jobs that many Saudis find demanding

Jobs that many Saudis find demanding

THOSE who work in the Kingdom’s healthcare sector and the Civil Defense lead challenging lives, something that often negatively affects the way their families operate, according to a recent report in Alsharq newspaper.

Winning the war on drugs

Winning the war on drugs

IN spite of stringent measures to stop drugs entering Saudi Arabia and severe punishments meted out to the smugglers.

Protect Your Health and Your Deen: Stop Smoking

Protect Your Health and Your Deen: Stop Smoking

Cigarette smoking is damaging not only to your health and your pocket, but it is damaging to how well you adhere to your deen.

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources speaks on world oil market

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources speaks on world oil market

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi said on Thursday that what the international petroleum market is going through now is an incidental problem, caused by the combination of factors all at one time.

Young women risk diseases by consuming slimming pills

Young women risk diseases by consuming slimming pills

An increasing number of young women are consuming slimming pills to avoid having to exercise to lose weight without being aware of their potentially harmful side effects.

Female fighters in Syria fight for freedom, equality

Female fighters in Syria fight for freedom, equality

Every night before 27-year-old Arin goes to bed, she hangs her Makarov, a Russian semi-automatic pistol, from a steel coat rack by the entrance to her one-bedroom apartment in a small, dusty town on the Syrian border with Iraq.

New Game Alert: Kabsa Man

New Game Alert: Kabsa Man

It’s time to grab as much Kabsa.

Inside Iraq’s ‘killing zones’

Inside Iraq’s ‘killing zones’

SHIITE militias and Iraqi security forces, engaged in an all-or-nothing struggle with the radical so-called Sunni group Islamic State.

Labor Ministry detects 158 violations in Jeddah restaurants

The head of the Ministry of Labor branch in Makkah said a number of violations have been detected in Jeddah restaurants during the past two days.

The Saudi unemployment time bomb

Being young involves preparing for the future, for adult life. Finishing one’s education, finding a job, leaving the parental home, getting married and establishing an independent household and

It’s time to improve the taxi service in Saudi Arabia

The lack of adequate public transportation in Saudi Arabia means that one is forced to take taxis even though the service is usually of low quality leaving the customer unsatisfied.

Achieving peace and justice in Kashmir

The article “SAARC summit and the Kashmir problem” (Dec. 3) written by Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi, a seasoned diplomat, was highly enlightening and informative. However, it needs some observations from a

Shoura urges Haia to provide more training to members

The Shoura Council on Tuesday told the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) to run more workshops on social etiquette and public communication for its members,

No visas for jobs with Saudi applicants

Starting mid next year, the Labor Ministry will not issue any work visas for the private sector to import foreign recruits to do certain jobs if there are Saudi applicants for these positions.

Haia member fired after ‘dancing in car’

A senior staffer of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) in Riyadh was relieved from his position and demoted after he was accused of dancing while in a Haia car.

Emirs, ministers exempt from assessment

The director of the Public Administration Institute has said his organization’s Performance Assessment Center will not evaluate the performance of emirs of provinces or ministers.

How Arab Spring countries fared in 2014

FOUR years after triggering the Arab Spring, Tunisians appear to be concluding their democratic transition with the election of a president.

Kuwait accepts reparations request

Kuwait said it accepted an Iraqi request related to reparations imposed by the UN Security Council over its 1990 invasion of Kuwait.

Palestinian UN draft a ‘gimmick’

Israel’s foreign minister on Thursday described as a gimmick a Palestinian-proposed UN Security Council draft resolution.

26 suspected gays face Egypt trial

Egyptian prosecutors swiftly referred 26 men to trial Wednesday on charges connected to their suspected homosexuality after they were arrested in a much publicized raid on a Cairo bathhouse.

Outrage over author’s death call

An Islamist call for author Kamel Daoud to be condemned to death for alleged apostasy has stirred outrage in Algeria, reviving dark memories of the country’s brutal civil war.

A far-left star rises, but can she rival Clinton in 2016?

A far-left star rises, but can she rival Clinton in 2016?

LIKE Tea Party Republicans on the opposite end of the political spectrum, progressive US Democrats are riding a

Why Jeb Bush is — and isn’t — the Republican front-runner

Why Jeb Bush is — and isn’t — the Republican front-runner

WITH his announcement of plans to “actively explore” running for president, former Florida governor Jeb. Bush is now —

Mumbai attacks mastermind gets bail

A court in Pakistan on Thursday granted bail to Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the man accused of masterminding the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai.

Dutch lawmaker faces prosecution

Dutch authorities say they will prosecute lawmaker Geert Wilders for hate speech over a chant.

116 Boko Haram fighters killed

Cameroon’s army said Thursday its troops had killed 116 Nigerian fighters from the Boko Haram group in the far north.

India launches biggest ever rocket

ndia successfully launched its biggest ever rocket on Thursday carrying an unmanned capsule which could one day send astronauts into space.

FIFA set to vote on publication of Garcia report

FIFA set to vote on publication of Garcia report

FIFA's executive committee began a two-day meeting amid tight security Thursday with members expected to vote on

Hazlewood leads Aussie fightback

Hazlewood leads Aussie fightback

Josh Hazlewood’s five for 68 on debut helped Australia battle back into the second Test.

Asian Cup wide open after coaching changes

Asian Cup wide open after coaching changes

A wide-open tournament has become even more unpredictable.

Aces race past Painters to take Game 1 of semis

Aces race past Painters to take Game 1 of semis

The Alaska Aces climbed their way back from a 17-point first half deficit to beat the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.

It’s San Lorenzo vs. Real

It’s San Lorenzo vs. Real

Real Madrid’s opponents in the Club World Cup final will be San Lorenzo after the South American champion ended a

Liverpool sets up semis with Chelsea

Liverpool sets up semis with Chelsea

Liverpool will play Chelsea in the League Cup semifinals after Raheem Sterling netted twice in a 3-1 victory over

PSG makes League Cup quarters

PSG makes League Cup quarters

Paris Saint-Germain rallied from a goal down for a labored 3-1 win at second-division Ajaccio Wednesday as the holder

Amla puts SA on top

Amla puts SA on top

Hashim Amla’s third double-ton for South Africa and Stiaan van Zyl’s unbeaten century on debut against West Indies

India’s Modi moves in to speed up $300 billion stuck projects

India’s Modi moves in to speed up $300 billion stuck projects

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken direct control of a project-monitoring body.

Uber vows bigger focus on safety

Uber vows bigger focus on safety

Uber promises to focus on rider safety amid increasing concerns.

Hundreds of thousands of Spanish stores to close after the holidays

Hundreds of thousands of Spanish stores to close after the holidays

About 200,000 jobs will be lost as each store employs around three people.

Lifestyle Developers honored with prestigious 2014 Arabian Property Award

Lifestyle Developers honored with prestigious 2014 Arabian Property Award

Lifestyle Developers, the Saudi-based real estate developer which seeks to raise the region’s standard of living.

Grand promotion celebration at Joyalukkas will give shoppers a chance to win 1 million in cash vouchers

Grand promotion celebration at Joyalukkas will give shoppers a chance to win 1 million in cash vouchers

The world’s favorite jeweler has announced the Joyalukkas “Festival of a Million” to commemorate the year end and the

Japanese firms holding record assets

Japanese firms are holding a record amount of cash equivalent to almost half the country's gross domestic product, Bank of Japan figures showed Thursday, despite growing calls to open up those

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The European Court of Justice has upheld a Palestinian claim that the European Union was wrong to keep Hamas on a list of designated terrorist groups.
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