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Hadi vows to liberate all of Yemen

Yemeni President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi said on Monday that advances in Yemen will continue forcefully until the liberation of the entire country, according to Al Arabiya News Channel.

Son of Syrian premier risks citizenship for smoking shisha

Syrian loyalists reportedly started a campaign to denounce the “lazy” and “leisure” lifestyle of Prime Minister’s son Wael Al-Halqi and asked for the withdrawal of his citizenship.

Mumbai attackers trained in Sindh, admits former Pakistan intel chief

Pakistan must admit its mistakes for allowing its terrorists to sail to Mumbai in 2008 and carry out a massacre, a retired official said in remarks published on Tuesday.

KSA, Jordan focus on fight against terror

KSA, Jordan focus on fight against terror

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, the second deputy prime minister and minister of minister, and Jordan’s King Abdallah,

Crown Prince receives princes, Ulema, ministers

Crown Prince receives princes, Ulema, ministers

Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, receives princes, scholars, ministers, senior officials and a group of citizens in Jeddah, Tuesday.

Air acrobats in Al-Baha

Air acrobats in Al-Baha

Eagles of the Saudi Royal Air Force arrive at Al-Aqiq airport in Al-Baha for the three-day air show starting Thursday.

Washing of the Green Dome

Washing of the Green Dome

The iconic Green Dome of the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah is being washed as part of preparations for the upcoming Haj season.

Bellucci Circus finally arrives in Jeddah

Bellucci Circus finally arrives in Jeddah

After a month-long wait, the famous Italian Bellucci Circus will finally open its doors to visitors in Jeddah on Thursday.

Life under 2 masters in Syrian city of Hasakeh

Life under 2 masters in Syrian city of Hasakeh

Life in the Syrian city of Hasakeh, divided between allied Kurdish and regime forces, comes at a price: two lots of military service and double the taxes.Raed, a Syrian Arab living in the northeastern city, avoids passing through checkpoints run by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG).

Street workout

Street workout

Members of the Palestinian group, Bar Palestine, take part in street exercises amid the destruction in Gaza City on Monday.

180 dead, a million displaced as floods wreak havoc in India

180 dead, a million displaced as floods wreak havoc in India

Floods from days of torrential rain have now claimed at least 180 lives in India with one million people sheltering in relief camps after fleeing surging waters, officials said on Tuesday.

India building collapse kills 12 near Mumbai

India building collapse kills 12 near Mumbai

A dilapidated building killed 12 people when it collapsed outside Mumbai on Tuesday.

King Salman honors Panda Retail Company

King Salman honors Panda Retail Company

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud recently honored Panda Retail Co. - Savola Group for its contribution and support to the “Charitable Panda clients” project in Makkah which comes as part of its partnership with the Disabled Children’s Association.

Production of desalinated water up 10%

The Kingdom has produced 1.108 billion cubic meters of desalinated water this fiscal year (1436 Hijra), an increase of 10 percent from the previous year.

Saudi Arabia masterbatch market to cross $167m by 2020

Saudi Arabia masterbatch market to cross $167m by 2020

The masterbatch market in Saudi Arabia is projected to reach $167 million by 2020, according to recently released TechSci Research report titled "Saudi Arabia Masterbatch Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020".

A clear case of bribery

I am writing with regard to the article "Malaysia’s anti-graft unit says funds in premier’s account a ‘donation’" (Aug. 4).

Cost of performing Haj and Umrah should be investigated

With regard to the article "Technology to send fraudulent pilgrim firms into oblivion" (Aug. 2), these high prices for performing Haj and Umrah should be investigated.

Jeddah's poor roads show lack of official concern

With regard to the post "Lack of understanding" (Aug. 2), only honest people with passion and vision are able to develop institutions, cities and countries.

This should not be published as news

With regard to the article "13-year jail sentence, 2,000 lashes for man who raped daughter" (Aug. 2), I do not find any good reason for publishing this item as news.

Jeddah to host international book fair after 25-year wait

An international book fair will be launched in Jeddah on Dec. 12 and will continue for 10 days under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture and Information.

36,000 toilets at holy sites for pilgrims

Haj Pilgrims this year will benefit from a number of new projects from the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, including almost 36,000 toilets at key holy sites.

Man charged with assault for slapping woman in public

A man who attacked a woman at a public place was charged with physical and verbal assault even though the victim had retaliated on the spot, Al-Watan daily reported.

Video shows family sitting nine hours on airport floor

The General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) is investigating a video that showed a Saudi family made to sit on the floors at Yanbu International Airport while waiting for a flight that was

Mortuaries mandatory in big hospitals

The Ministry of Health has ordered all private hospitals with a capacity of over 100 beds to have a morgue for dead patients, Al-Watan daily reported.

Little white lies breed big whoppers

Little white lies breed big whoppers

THE press statement issued by Tabuk University after the death of the mother of an outstanding student whose dream was

Madinah prisoners get visiting rights in hotel-type lodging

Hotel-type family accommodation has opened at Madinah’s prison so that prisoners can spend a day with their families in warm and welcoming quarters.

Israeli held for arson that killed Palestinian toddler

Israel said Tuesday it was interrogating the suspected head of a Jewish extremist group in the first arrest of an Israeli suspect following last week's arson attack in the West Bank that killed a

Militants shell house in Sinai, kill 5 civilians

Egyptian security officials say militants in northern Sinai have shelled a house near a security checkpoint, killing an entire family of five members inside it and wounding nine of their neighbors.

Video shows Saadi Gaddafi was tortured

Video shows Saadi Gaddafi was tortured

Libyan state prosecutors are investigating unidentified guards shown in a video beating former president Muammar

Facing threat from Daesh, Iraq digitizes national library

Facing threat from Daesh, Iraq digitizes national library

The dimly-lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing

UK extends airstrikes against Daesh by a year

Britain is extending its airstrikes against Daesh (the so-called IS) targets in Iraq by a year to March 2017, Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said in comments broadcast Tuesday.

Return of Algerian strife feared as generals axed

Algeria is in the grips of political intrigue, as the president nears death and rumors of coup attempts swirl.

Official: Iran to partially allow BBC to report

An Iranian government official says the republic will allow some BBC journalists to report there for a week’s time.

4 killed in Macedonia floods

Four people including a seven-year-old child were killed and one person is still missing after heavy rain caused flash floods and mudslides in several villages in western Macedonia, police said on

Pakistan hangs ‘teen’ convict defying rights protests

Pakistan hangs ‘teen’ convict defying rights protests

Pakistan on Tuesday executed a man convicted of murdering a child.

Pakistani, Indian troops trade fire, killing 3 in Kashmir

Pakistani, Indian troops trade fire, killing 3 in Kashmir

Pakistani and Indian border guards traded gunfire and mortar shells along their disputed border in the Himalayan

China group to salvage South Korea’s sunken ferry

South Korea said on Tuesday that it had agreed to a 85.1 billion won ($73 million) deal with a Chinese-led consortium to salvage a ferry that sunk in an accident that killed more than 300 people in

South China Sea tensions flare at Asia security talks

South China Sea tensions flare at Asia security talks

Southeast Asian diplomats called on China on Tuesday to address concerns over its controversial island-building drive

Myanmar appeals for international aid for flood relief

Myanmar appeals for international aid for flood relief

Myanmar said on Tuesday it had appealed for international assistance to help provide food, temporary shelter and

Taiwan offers students olive branch in curriculum crisis

Taiwan offers students olive branch in curriculum crisis

Taiwan’s government promised to review its controversial new school curriculum on Tuesday after protests by students

Aussies dominate podium

Aussies dominate podium

Australia dominated the 100-meter backstroke events at the World Swimming Championships Tuesday, winning the men's

New Zealand crushes Zimbabwe

New Zealand crushes Zimbabwe

Openers Martin Guptill and Tom Latham both struck centuries as New Zealand crushed Zimbabwe by 10 wickets.

Di Maria accepts 4-year deal with PSG

Di Maria accepts 4-year deal with PSG

Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria will join Paris Saint-Germain on a four-year deal to become the second most

Petkovic advances

Petkovic advances

Sixth-seeded Andrea Petkovic got her body realigned and returned to form to beat fellow German Carina Witthoeft in a

Murray back on hard courts

Murray back on hard courts

Andy Murray is back on hard courts for the first time in four months — and back at the Citi Open for the first time in

Make or break for ‘lost’ Clarke

Make or break for ‘lost’ Clarke

Australia captain Michael Clarke’s Test career could be over if he fails with the bat during the fourth Test at Trent

McIlroy plans Saturday practice

McIlroy plans Saturday practice

World No. 1 golfer Rory McIlroy has scheduled a Saturday practice round at Whistling Straits, site of next week’s PGA

Proteas recall big guns

Dale Steyn and AB de Villiers have been recalled to South Africa’s One-Day International side for the visit of New Zealand later this month, but young wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock has been axed

Majority of KSA companies to create up to 10 new jobs in next 3 months — Survey

Majority of KSA companies to create up to 10 new jobs in next 3 months — Survey

Approximately 2 out of 5 employers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will definitely be hiring in the next 3 months, the

US top importer of Oman’s non-oil products

Top importer of Oman’s non-oil exports is the United States, followed by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), China and India.

Saudi PMI climbs to 3-month high in July

Saudi Arabia’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the month of July rose to 57.7 from the series low of 56.1.

Saudi stocks head south

Saudi Arabia stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Telecoms & IT, Insurance and Petrochemicals sectors led shares lower.

Global BACS market grows despite worries

The global World Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS) market is currently worth more than $18 billion and continues to grow year on year despite economic problems, according to “World

Mideast traditional car wash techniques use approximately 150 liters of water per vehicle

Mideast traditional car wash techniques use approximately 150 liters of water per vehicle

The average water consumption rate in a traditional car wash is double that of a self-service wash bay, equating to

The demise of hitchBOT: ‘Bad things happen to good robots’

The demise of hitchBOT: ‘Bad things happen to good robots’

HitchBOT — the adorable hitch-hiking robot pieced together from household odds-and-ends — ended its travels across

Whale gets close-up of Buenos Aires, delighting onlookers

A disoriented whale stunned onlookers and delighted tourists at Buenos Aires’ bustling waterfront Monday, swimming alongside boats and periodically surfacing to the perplexed crowds.

British town appoints first jester in 700 years

A small British town has appointed its first resident jester in more than 700 years, naming him in an elaborate medieval ceremony.

Lame chicken to get 3-D printer prosthetic leg

One Massachusetts chicken is about to get a costly leg up on life - a $2,500 prosthetic limb made on a 3-D printer.

German mechanic wins pay for changing, but not for showers

A German court says a municipal bus mechanic can have hundreds of euros in back pay for time spent changing into his work clothes — but not for time he spent showering.

Russia is heading for a new showdown with the West over a $50 billion damages award to international shareholders in the collapsed Russian oil giant Yukos.
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