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Retract remarks and repent, Grand Mufti advises Al-Ghamdi

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Aal Alsheikh has asked Sheikh Ahmad Al-Ghamdi, former Makkah chief of Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (Haia), to repent for his recent comments on niqab (face veil) which have created a lot of controversy in the country.

US halal food supplier misled Muslims

A food supplier for several years falsely marketed beef to Muslims around the world as meeting strict halal standards.

Campaign to drive out illegals to continue

Minister of Labor Adel Fakeih said on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia will not allow any foreigners to stay illegally in the Kingdom.

Pakistan mourns loss of its children

Pakistan mourns loss of its children

“My son was in uniform in the morning. He is in a casket now,” wailed a parent, Tahir Ali, as he came to the hospital to collect the body of his 14-year-old son Abdullah killed on Tuesday.

Expats in shock, anger

Expats in shock, anger

The barbaric attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar has numbed the entire Eastern Province cutting across all national, regional, social and religious barriers.

Honoring the cadets

Honoring the cadets

Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz, deputy premier and minister of defense, patronized in Riyadh on Tuesday the graduation ceremony of the 87th course of cadets of King Faisal Air College.

Saudi Rail 2015 to leverage $45b projects in the sector

Saudi Rail 2015 to leverage $45b projects in the sector

Rail projects account for 32 percent of total GCC transportation developments valued at $298 billion.

Recorded Azan calls people to prayer

Recorded Azan calls people to prayer

The residents of a local village here decided to take matters into their own hands after the muezzin (prayer caller) of their mosque failed.

Municipality resists pressure from owners of shut eateries

Municipality resists pressure from owners of shut eateries

The Jeddah municipality claims its inspectors have photographic and video footage of the violations that led to the recent closure of about 100 eateries.

Germany to be guest of honor at Janadriyah

Germany to be guest of honor at Janadriyah

Germany will be the guest of honor at the next Janadriyah Festival to be held from February 4 to 22 at the Al-Janadriyah heritage village located on the outskirts of Riyadh.

Solidarity for Australian Muslims after Sydney siege

Solidarity for Australian Muslims after Sydney siege

One of the bouquets left on Tuesday in a sea of flowers at the site of the Sydney siege read “I will ride with you.” It was as much a wholehearted message to Australia’s Muslim community as to the incident’s victims.

Israeli forces kill Palestinian in WB

Israeli forces kill Palestinian in WB

Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man during an arrest operation on Tuesday in the West Bank, the military said.

Emerging market growth at six-month low in November

Emerging market growth at six-month low in November

Output growth in global emerging markets slowed further in November.

Saudi-Egypt power link project to start in new year

A project to link the electricity grids of Egypt and Saudi Arabia will start next year at a cost of at least $1.5 billion.

Time for the Ummah to end the suffering of Palestinians

With regard to the article "Recognition of the State of Palestine is a must" (Dec. 13), it is high time that the whole Muslim Ummah did something to stop the sufferings of our Palestinian brethren.

Saudi women forced to live with abusers have no rights

I am writing with regard to the article "Despite legal protection, Saudi women reluctant to claim rights" (Dec. 13). If a woman's guardian does not give her her rights and she takes him to court,

Nothing in Islam prevents women from driving

With regard to the post "Three reasons why women should not drive" (Dec. 13), Islam has clearly stated the rights and obligations of men and women.

Education sector takes anti-terror stance

Schools and universities in the Kingdom have assigned specialized committees to scan the background of all religious and historical studies faculty members before hiring them.

Judicial cities planned across the Kingdom

The Ministry of Justice plans to enhance the judicial infrastructure of the Kingdom by building judicial cities and facilities in all areas of the Kingdom.

IIROSA agrees to enhance partnership with ICIC

IIROSA agrees to enhance partnership with ICIC

The International Islamic Relief Organization, Saudi Arabia (IIROSA) discussed the significance of enhanced

Volunteer lawyers help needy prisoners

The volunteer lawyers of the National Committee on Care of Prisoners and Their Families have taken 700 cases pro bono and completed the legal procedures of 95 percent of them, said Ashraf Al-Siraj,

Scotoma: Art Jameel conducts photography competition

Scotoma: Art Jameel conducts photography competition

“Scotoma,” the fifth edition of Art Jameel Photography Award for 2014 took place yesterday at the Dar Hussain Hall at

Camel beauty pageants: Excessive extravagance

Camel beauty pageants: Excessive extravagance

SCHOLARS, through the media, are always urging the general public not to squander money, clothes, food, drinks,

France seeking support for ME plan

France is trying to overcome resistance and rally international support for a draft UN plan setting a two-year deadline for peace talks on Palestinian statehood.

Turkish football fans on trial for ‘coup’

Thirty-five supporters of Turkish top flight football side Besiktas Tuesday went on trial in a hugely controversial case on charges of seeking to overthrow the authorities led by President Recep

13 killed as Kuwaiti ship, Egyptian fishing boat, collide

Egypt has ordered an investigation into an accident in which a Kuwaiti container ship and a fishing vessel collided in the Red Sea in an incident that killed 13 Egyptians.

British embassy in Cairo reopens to the public

British embassy in Cairo reopens to the public

The British embassy in Cairo said on Tuesday it has resumed services to the public, nine days after they were

Houthis plotting to bring down government: Hadi’s aide

An aide to Yemen’s President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi said on Monday that Houthi rebels were plotting to bring down the government.

Nearly 200 dead as Syria bases lost to Qaeda

Nearly 200 combatants on both sides were killed in 24 hours when the Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda took two regime bases in Idlib province, a monitoring group said on Tuesday.

Suicide bomb, gunfight at Afghan bank, civilians inside- witnesses

Suspected Taliban militants detonated a suicide bomb then stormed a bank branch in the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Wednesday, engaging in a firefight with security forces while an unknown

Abbott says will not rest till Australians safe as possible

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott vowed Wednesday not to rest until he was assured Australians were safe, as he formally announced a review into the fatal Sydney cafe siege.

India bans IS, hunts for sympathizers

India on Tuesday declared a ban on the self-proclaimed Islamic State group, days after having detained an engineer for running a popular Twitter account extolling the militant group’s military

Modi condemns ‘cowardly’ attack on Pak school

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly condemned a “cowardly” attack by Taliban militants Tuesday on an army-run school in neighboring Pakistan that killed at least 130 people – most of them

US seeks to use Bin Laden letters at terror trial

Prosecutors want a judge presiding over a terrorism trial to let them show jurors letters recovered in the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden to boost evidence against a man snatched off the streets

Haiti takes more steps to end political standoff

Haiti was in a state of political flux following the resignation over the weekend of the country’s prime minister because of an ongoing stalemate with opposition lawmakers in the Senate.

Police search for assailant in US shootings

Police search for assailant in US shootings

A woman who told neighbors she feared her ex-husband would kill her was among six people found fatally shot in three

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT: A powerful performer

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT: A powerful performer

Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT® owners have come to expect and appreciate a vehicle that is powerful and refined, luxurious

Western Auto Company Ltd opens new Ashok Leyland Service in Jubail

Western Auto Company Ltd opens new Ashok Leyland Service in Jubail

DAMMAM — Western Auto Company Ltd, the sole distributor of Ashok Leyland has formally begun Service operations at the

Thierry Henry calls it a day

Thierry Henry calls it a day

French striker Thierry Henry said Tuesday he was retiring from football after two decades and will become a TV analyst

FIFA rejects Garcia appeal of Cup probe

FIFA rejects Garcia appeal of Cup probe

FIFA has dismissed ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia’s appeal.

TNT ousts Ginebra to barge into semis vs. SMB

TNT ousts Ginebra to barge into semis vs. SMB

Jayson Castro banged in 23 points and dished out five assists.

Barkley’s magic lifts Everton

Barkley’s magic lifts Everton

Ross Barkley scored a sublime solo goal as Everton beat Queens Park Rangers.

Sangakkara record as Sri Lanka crushes England

Sangakkara record as Sri Lanka crushes England

Kumar Sangakkara, playing his final One-Day International on home soil, set a record for the most runs in a calendar

Money no object, Pacquiao wants to fight Mayweather

Money no object, Pacquiao wants to fight Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao took up Floyd Mayweather Jr’s shout-out that the boxers finally book a long-awaited clash on May 2, the

Captains in the limelight at Gabba

Captains in the limelight at Gabba

Australia’s willingness to confront a brave new world without captain Michael Clarke will see Steven Smith debut as

Qatar club loans coach to Iraq for Asian Cup

Qatar club loans coach to Iraq for Asian Cup

Qatar Sports Club (QSC) has allowed head coach Radhi Shenaishil a leave of absence to take charge of his native Iraq

TASI dives to 6-year low

Saudi Arabia's stock index posted its biggest daily loss in six years.

Gulf can cope with cheaper oil — IMF

The Arab energy exporting states of the Gulf can cope comfortably with sliding oil prices.

Unconventional oil, gas to play key role in altering fuel mix

Unconventional oil and gas to play an important role in altering the global fuel mix, a new study by Frost & Sullivan revealed Tuesday.

Monster Employment Index KSA posts 9% annual growth

Monster Employment Index KSA posts 9% annual growth

“KSA continues to trend upward on a robust growth path in November, recording a 9% annual growth in online recruitment.

China on track to become biggest export market for GCC by 2020

Developing countries in Asia - particularly China and India - are rapidly becoming the biggest trading partners with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries ahead of other regions.

Saudi Diesel Equipment, MHI in partnership

Saudi Diesel Equipment, MHI in partnership

Saudi Diesel Equipment Company held an event in Dammam last Dec. 3, marking its new partnership with Mitsubishi Engine

Nelson Mandela’s ‘Long Walk to Freedom’ sequel out next year

Nelson Mandela’s ‘Long Walk to Freedom’ sequel out next year

Nelson Mandela’s foundation said on Monday it would publish a book next year that South Africa’s first black president

Google 2014 top searches: Robin Williams, World Cup, Ebola, MH370

Google 2014 top searches: Robin Williams, World Cup, Ebola, MH370

Google says Robin Williams’ suicide seared into the world’s collective mindset more than anything else this year.

Egyptian singer to release new album on New Year

Egyptian singer to release new album on New Year

Mohammad Foad’s long anticipated album will be released on New Year.

Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pinkprint’ delivers grown-up complexity

Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pinkprint’ delivers grown-up complexity

Even in 2010 — when Nicki Minaj released her debut set, beneath the fluorescent wigs and zany accents, there resided a

Dynamic duo

Dynamic duo

Indian Bollywood actresses Karishma Kapoor and Urmila Matondkar attend the wedding reception of Bollywood film

‘Cardboard’ will amaze you
Google cut a template out of cardboard, you know, the brown stuff used to make boxes. They added some lenses, magnets, V
The Russian economy looks to be in serious trouble and there can be no doubting the size of the smiles in Washington.
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