Wednesday, 24 September 2014  -  29 Thul-Qedah 1435 H

Air raids to continue: Obama

President Barack Obama vowed more strikes against extremists in Syria on Tuesday after US forces carried out separate air raids targeting militants liked to the self-proclaimed Islamic State and an Al-Qaeda affiliate that Washington said was plotting attacks on America and Europe.

KSA takes part in anti-IS operation in Syria

Saudi Arabia’s Royal Air Forces participated in military operations against militants linked to the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Syria, the Saudi Press Agency reported Tuesday, quoting an official source.

Makkawi women set for Haram visit on Arafat Day

Makkawi women have made it a habit for many years to visit the Grand Mosque on the Day of Arafat.

10 choppers trace Abdulaziz’s path taken 116 yrs ago

The first journey began in 1900 from Kuwait to Riyadh on the back of camels. The second one started last Friday aboard 10 small aircraft that flew over the regions which King Abdulaziz passed by during his march to conquer Riyadh.

Pact signed for work visa medical tests

The Dubai-based Perfect Health and Medical Performance International has won the sole agency agreement for carrying out medical fitness tests on expatriates intending to take up jobs in the Kingdom from all parts of the world.

All streets go green

All streets, squares, schools and government agencies all over the Kingdom were decorated with green flags to mark Saudi Arabia's 84th National Day. In the Eastern Province, the department of landscaping in the municipality decorated all streets.

Team of youths to help locate people lost in the desert

A group of young men have formed a voluntary team to help find persons who go missing in the desert.

Saudi nurse helps accident victims

A Saudi woman nurse provided medical assistance to a number of passengers who were injured in a traffic accident.

Going green with pride

Children wave the green Saudi flags and flash V signs as they celebrate the Kingdom’s 84th National Day on Tuesday.

Boeing, KACST launch Decision Support Center

As part of its commitment to support the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s efforts to develop applied research and technology capabilities and infrastructure, the Boeing Company has partnered with the King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST) to launch the Decision Support Center (DSC) at KACST.

Israeli troops kill two Palestinian teenagers

Israeli troops on Tuesday killed two Palestinians named as suspects in the June murder of three Jewish teenagers in the West Bank that sparked a deadly spiral of tit-for-tat violence.

Saudi banks stay in strong health: SAMA

Saudi Arabian commercial banks are in good health and easily meet international standards for capital adequacy, central bank governor Fahad Al-Mubarak said on Tuesday.

Indian craft’s first bid to enter Mars’ orbit on course

With home-grown technology and a remarkably low budget of about $75 million, India was on course to become the first nation to conduct a successful Mars mission on its first try.

Is it murder or self-defense?

I am writing with regard to the article “Profile of a Saudi woman sentenced to die” (Sep. 20). This is a pure nightmare! Killing her husband is “illegal”, but mistreating his wife is as well.

Expats do the work Saudis can’t do or don’t want to do

With regard to the article “Why does Saudi Arabia recruit so many expat workers?” (Sep. 20), expats are hired for one of two reasons. They do a job that Saudis don’t want to do or they do a job that

Congress did nothing for Muslims

With regard to the article “Modi: Qaeda holds no appeal for Muslims” (Sep. 20), I support Modi’s views.

Haia staff must have basic decency and manners

I am writing with regard to the article “The Haia must reform itself” (Sep. 20). This has nothing to do with reform per se.

All Saudis want to be managers

I am writing with regard to the article “Where have all the Saudi technical graduates gone?” (Sep. 20). Government policy has encouraged Saudis to take up managerial positions rather than pursuing

Fake Haj campaigns

A RECENT official announcement warned citizens and expatriates against fake Haj campaigns.

An interview with a citizen

RECENTLY a passionate citizen approached us requesting his interview be published in our columns.

UBT students glitter at National Day event

University of Business and Technology (UBT) held a celebration on Monday to mark the Kingdom' 84th National Day in the

69% of suites and furnished flats violating set standards

The chairman of the national tourism committee at the Council of Saudi Chambers, Mohammad Al-Mejel, said that around 69 percent of suites and furnished apartments in the Kingdom do not meet all the

1,100 terror suspects arrested so far: Official

Over 1,100 people involved in terrorist cases have so far been referred to pertinent courts.

US Consulate in Jeddah conducts workshop on women in media

The Public Affair Section of the US Consulate here arranged a workshop Thursday, which was attended by current and aspiring journalists and media persons.

Black dominating color in Syrian militant stronghold

In the Syrian stronghold of the self-proclaimed Islamic State militant group, everything is black, activists say, from men’s turbans to women’s veils. Even the passports.

Turkey lifts scarves ban at high schools

The Turkish government announced it was lifting a ban on female students wearing the Islamic headscarf at high schools, in a move denounced by opponents as undermining the basis of the country’s

Group of nations warns against outside interference in Libya

The United Nations, the European Union and 13 countries, including those suspected of supporting rival sides in Libya.

Sisi meets the Clintons

In this image released by the Egyptian Presidency, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi, left, shakes hands with

Shock and awe!

A man looks at damage in his house in Sanaa on Tuesday caused by fighting between Shiite Houthi rebels and government

Libya PM wins parliament OK for new lineup

Libya’s Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thani on Monday won the blessing of parliament for his proposed cabinet of 13 ministers, after a previous line-up was rejected.

German couple, son abducted in Yemen dead

The German government has confirmed that two Christian aid workers and their son who were kidnapped five years ago in Yemen are dead, citing “reliable intelligence,” a relative said Tuesday.

China jails Uighur scholar for life

A prominent academic from China's mostly-Muslim Uighur minority was jailed.

White House intruder ‘had 800 bullets in car’

Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition.

Students take pro-democracy protest to Hong Kong leader

Scuffles broke out in Hong Kong on Tuesday as students took their pro-democracy protest.

Suicide attack kills four in NW Pakistan

A car bomb suicide attack targeting a senior military officer rocked Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar on

Nepal must scrap 35-day limit on reporting rapes: Rights group

Nepal must scrap a 35-day time limit for reporting rapes that prevents victims from seeking justice, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday in a report on wartime sexual violence in the Himalayan nation.

Philippine mall pulls ‘rape’ shirt after online outrage

The Philippines’ biggest mall operator said on Tuesday it had withdrawn from its shelves a T-shirt that made fun of rape, following social media outrage.

SpaceX cargo capsule nears ISS

SpaceX’s unmanned Dragon spacecraft was nearing the International Space Station on Tuesday with a cargo of supplies,

Sun shines as 1st drugs case hits Asiad

Chinese swimming superstar Sun Yang stormed past his rivals to an emphatic 400 meters freestyle win Tuesday as the

Sick Serena helped from court

Top-ranked Serena Williams retired from her second-round match due to a viral illness.

Leon is Spain’s 1st female Davis captain

The Spanish Tennis Federation has named former WTA player Gala Leon as the country’s new Davis Cup captain.

Afridi, Akmal fined for being out of shape

Pakistan cricket authorities Tuesday fined 12 players.

Ryder jousting gets going

The guessing game gets going in earnest at the Ryder Cup Tuesday as players set out in groups for their first practice

Messi returns, Tevez snubbed by Argentina

Argentina captain Lionel Messi was called up Monday by new coach Gerardo Martino for friendlies against Brazil and

India awaits Pakistan after Oman scalp

India warmed up for its Asian Games field hockey clash against archrival Pakistan by thrashing Oman 7-0 Tuesday as

Australia ‘interested’ in joining Asiad

Australia has welcomed the idea of possibly competing at the Asian Games after Asian Olympic officials agreed to let

Paper Arabia 2014 zeroes in on use of green technologies

Paper Arabia 2014 closed on strong note.

SABIC’s Lexan resin solution helps modernize Mumbai’s railway system

SABIC's Lexan resin is helping an Indian rail coach manufacturer.

Middle Eastern investors to spend $180b in commercial realty markets

Global real estate consulting firm, CBRE , in association with Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), hosted its inaugural "Global Investment Summit 2014" in the DIFC, Dubai.

Satorp refinery hits full capacity of 400,000b/d

Saudi Arabia’s newest oil refinery reached full capacity last month, adding to international competition that Total SA and Vitol SA said will force more European plants to close.

Al-Salam Aircraft Company fosters Saudization of jobs

The National Day is not a day only for commemorating the unification of the Kingdom, but also a day to mark the great

Two new Saudi mobile operators seen this year

Security requirements and a need for improved cooperation from existing telecom operators have delayed the launch of two new mobile companies in Saudi Arabia until later this year, their chief

New York Film Festival puts focus on quality

Cannes has its coveted prizes and Sundance its lucrative deals, but the New York Film Festival, unencumbered by awards

Kris files to divorce Bruce Jenner

Kris Jenner is ending her 22-year year marriage to Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner.

Now, welcome Veena's son Abram!

Welcome Abram world! No, not Shah Rukh Khan's son, he is Veena Malik's first new born.

Hind left out of 'The Island' promotion

Hind Sabri, the leading lady of "Al Jazeerah 2 (The Island 2)," has been left out.

Pink Floyd returns with 'The Endless River' after 20 years

A new album by British rock legends Pink Floyd, their first in 20 years, is to be released on November 10, the group

The digital divide grows
Over 50 percent of the global population will have Internet access within three years’ time, with mobile broadband over
Turkey already hosts a million refugees from Syria, most of whom have fled from Bashar Assad’s attempt to bludgeon his own people into accepting his continued dictatorship.