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Houthis will pay for their crime in Najran

Houthi militias, who shelled on Tuesday some schools and a field hospital in Najran city, will not go unpunished, asserted Brig. Gen. Ahmad Al-Asiri, spokesman of the coalition forces and adviser at the office of the minister of defense.

Lawyers Authority ‘to ensure fair play in legal system’

The Ministry of Justice will form the Saudi Lawyers Authority to defend lawyers and clients’ interests and ensure fair play in the legal system.

Reports of new imam for Prophet Mosque refuted

Social media reports about the appointment of a new imam for the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah have been refuted by the organization responsible for its management.

External forces sowing sectarian sedition: King

External forces sowing sectarian sedition: King

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Tuesday called for safeguarding the Arab region from the greed of external forces that strive to expand their influence and hegemony by undermining the region’s security and stability.

Highlights of achievements

Highlights of achievements

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has completed 100 days on the throne. He took over following the death of his late brother King Abdullah on Jan. 23, 2015.

Key appointments

Key appointments

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman issued a number of royal decrees.

Rights group condemns atrocities in Aleppo

Rights group condemns atrocities in Aleppo

Syrian government forces and insurgents have both committed abuses in the contested northern city of Aleppo, but some of the government’s actions amount to crimes against humanity, an international rights group said Tuesday.

Hadi announces dialogue conference in Riyadh

Hadi announces dialogue conference in Riyadh

Yemeni Foreign Minister Riyad Yassin told Al Arabiya News Channel on Monday.

Pakistan inaugurates first 100MW desert solar plant

Pakistan inaugurates first 100MW desert solar plant

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday inaugurated the country’s first solar power plant, the latest fruit of increasingly close cooperation with China and a step towards an electoral promise to end crippling power cuts.

Nepal quake leaves children traumatized

Nepal quake leaves children traumatized

Ten-year-old Ranju Giri wrings her hands as she describes how she cowered terrified under a bed.

Investment top priority to sustain growth, reach goals in Kingdom: Assaf

Investment top priority to sustain growth, reach goals in Kingdom: Assaf

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's new leadership is prioritizing investment in order to achieve sustainable growth and deliver a number of key strategic goals.

Is Saudi Arabia prepared for natural disasters?

With regard to the article "Preparing for natural disasters" (May 4), Saudi Arabia is no exception as far as not being prepared for natural disasters is concerned. We need look no further than the

Class C insurance cards have no value

I am writing with regard to the post "Emergency cases should not be turned away from hospitals" (May 4). Indeed, emergency cases should be considered to be a priority in order to save the life of

It's easy to criticize

With regard to the article "It’s not just the attire" (May 3), it is absolutely true that it is easy to criticize but rare for people to express their appreciation for something. Those in the

History is a part of life

I am writing with regard to the article "Ottoman-era domes being restored in mataf" (May 4). Historical buildings and their contents remind us about the true beauty of Islam.

Restored Sharjah Fort welcomes visitors once more

Restored Sharjah Fort welcomes visitors once more

Sharjah Fort, the Emirate’s most important historic building, has been welcoming visitors.

Major hospital in Aleppo shuts after attacks

One of the main hospitals in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo has been forced to close indefinitely.

Jordan hosts 18-country military drill amid wars

Jordan has kicked off a two-week military exercise with some 10,000 participants from 18 countries, many members of a US-led military coalition against the Daesh (the so-called IS) terrorist group.

Lebanese held hostage by Syria militants appear in video

Seven Lebanese troops held hostage by Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate have appeared in a video posted online.

Iraq sends troops to key refinery amid heavy clashes

Reinforcements are being rushed to the key Beiji refinery in northern Iraq amid heavy fighting with the Daesh militants who have been trying to capture the facility for months, Iraqi officials said

Saudi-India ties reach new heights, says Rao

Saudi-India ties reach new heights, says Rao

Outgoing Indian Ambassador Hamid Ali Rao has said the strong bilateral relations between India and Saudi Arabia

Freedom of tomatoes

Freedom of tomatoes

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IISJ announces 20% hike in tuition fees

IISJ announces 20% hike in tuition fees

The managing committee of International Indian School Jeddah (IISJ) has decided to make a 15-20 percent increase in

US consulate conducts entrepreneurship workshop

US consulate conducts entrepreneurship workshop

The US Consulate General in Jeddah hosted a two-day entrepreneurship workshop delivered by Zeena Altalib, founder and

Father burns daughter who asked to see mother

A father was accused of burning his 4-year-old daughter with a lighter after she asked to see her mother, whom he is divorced from.

Kerry makes surprise visit to Somalia

Kerry makes surprise visit to Somalia

John Kerry made a surprise trip to Somalia on Tuesday.

India to sign port deal with Iran, ignoring US warning against haste

India will push ahead this week with plans to build a port in southeast Iran.

Government giving water to Grand Mosque pigeons

A government department will shoulder the responsibility of giving water to pigeons around the Grand Mosque and other areas in Makkah instead of pilgrims, visitors and residents.

Modi on charm offensive ahead of his maiden China visit

Modi on charm offensive ahead of his maiden China visit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make his first visit to China next week, seeking to overcome strains between

‘Cracks of concern’ as Nepal quake takes toll on Bangladesh garment factories

‘Cracks of concern’ as Nepal quake takes toll on Bangladesh garment factories

Three Bangladesh garment factories that suffered cracks during Nepal’s big April 25 earthquake that shook the region

Age dispute halts Pakistan death row convict’s execution

A Pakistani judge on Tuesday stayed the execution of a man whose lawyers say was 14 when he was charged with murder.

Beijing blasts Manila for violating South China Sea code

China has accused the Philippines of violating a 13-year-old informal code of conduct in the South China Sea with its building work on disputed islets, firing back again after repeated criticism of

Russia raises Stalin’s ghost amid nostalgia for past glories

Russia raises Stalin’s ghost amid nostalgia for past glories

Law student Mikhail Kosyrev used to have a negative view of Stalin but his attitude has drastically changed in recent

Seoul wins thriller to end Wanderers’ title defense

Seoul wins thriller to end Wanderers’ title defense

Colombian Mauricio Molina netted a stoppage-time winner as FC Seoul claimed a dramatic 3-2 win at Kashima Antlers to

‘Mayweather open to rematch with Pacquiao’

‘Mayweather open to rematch with Pacquiao’

Floyd Mayweather added another wrinkle to the fallout.

Prince Ali vows to stay in FIFA race to ‘the end’

Prince Ali vows to stay in FIFA race to ‘the end’

FIFA Vice President Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein Tuesday vowed to stay in the campaign.

Arsenal ‘seals’ Champs berth

Arsenal ‘seals’ Champs berth

Arsenal all but sealed Champions League qualification for an 18th successive season.

Sharapova advances in Madrid

Sharapova advances in Madrid

Maria Sharapova advanced to the third round of the Madrid Open by beating Mariana Duque-Marino of Colombia 6-1, 6-2

Guardiola up against Messi and Barca

Guardiola up against Messi and Barca

Pep Guardiola is headed home to visit Lionel Messi and his Barcelona teammates in the Champions League semifinals.

Romeo leads GlobalPort rout of Meralco

Romeo leads GlobalPort rout of Meralco

Sophomore guard Terrence Romeo led the GlobalPort Batang Pier to a rousing 92-73 victory over the Meralco Bolts

England loses another brick in wall as Trott quits

England loses another brick in wall as Trott quits

Jonathan Trott followed Graeme Swann, Kevin Pietersen and Matt Prior into the international wilderness Monday to leave

Physical purchasing stays in Kingdom despite online rush

Physical purchasing stays in Kingdom despite online rush

Roughly two-thirds of consumers in Saudi Arabia are willing to buy groceries online, but at the same time, majority of

Founder & CEO of Yatooq named KSA’s EOY 2015: EY

Lateefa AlWaalan, Founder and CEO of Yatooq, has been named Saudi Arabia’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year.

New body may speed up privatizations in Saudi Arabia: Al-Ghamdi

New body may speed up privatizations in Saudi Arabia: Al-Ghamdi

A new government policy-making council in Saudi Arabia may accelerate privatizations of state-owned companies.

Airfreight resumes slow growth: IATA

Airfreight resumes slow growth: IATA

Global airfreight markets showed a modest 1.6% rise in volumes in March compared to a year ago, measured in Freight

Region’s first water saving subsurface irrigation system

Region’s first water saving subsurface irrigation system

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

UAE most popular destination for Middle East, Africa travelers

The UAE is the most popular destination for travelers from the Middle East and Africa (MENA) region, Visa, the global payments technology company, said in its Global Travel Intentions Study 2015.

Bold and colorful prevail at Met Gala for fashion’s big night out

Bold and colorful prevail at Met Gala for fashion’s big night out

Bold and colorful designs prevailed on the red carpet at the Met Gala on Tuesday, where celebrities showed off their

Mariah Carey to perform on Billboard stage after 17 years

Mariah Carey to perform on Billboard stage after 17 years

Mariah Carey is set to perform on the Billboard Music Awards.

Actor Salman Khan faces hit-and-run case verdict

Actor Salman Khan faces hit-and-run case verdict

Salman Khan faces jail this week if convicted of drunkenly driving over sleeping homeless men.

Lauryn Hill cancels Israel show

Lauryn Hill cancels Israel show

R&B star Lauryn Hill on Tuesday canceled a concert in Israel.

The path to a wearable future lies in academia

The path to a wearable future lies in academia

For a glimpse of what is, what might have been and what may lie ahead in wearable devices, look beyond branded tech

Increasing digital divide across nations
The world’s developing and emerging economies are failing to exploit the potential of information and communications tec
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