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Justice delayed is justice denied

AROUND 500 employees of various nationalities who worked previously for Al-Ansar Hospital are still waiting for unpaid wages that have been due since 2010.They claimed they were all still unable to get their delayed salaries even though a court ruled in their favor over 18 months ago.

Fake Saudization harms the reputation of Saudi youth

Several companies recently began employing Saudis for the purpose of meeting Saudization requirements.

Why do Saudi youth carry knives?

Many of us still remember Muhammad Bakur Baranawee, a schoolteacher who was stabbed to death by one of his students.

Modi govt’s focus is on ME, says aide

Modi govt’s focus is on ME, says aide

THE Middle East region is going to be the focus of the Indian government this year, according to a top Indian businessman considered close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

National fund for divorcees, widows and orphans mooted

National fund for divorcees, widows and orphans mooted

MANY sociologists and family counselors have agreed that there is a dire need for establishing a national fund to support divorcées, widows and orphans in the country.These calls come at a time when there are no official or accurate statistics about the number of people in these three categories.

Capitalizing on human skills

Capitalizing on human skills

ACCORDING to numerous studies, training employees can improve overall performance and productivity and improve their chances of being promoted.

DOMESTIC CONCERN

DOMESTIC CONCERN

IT is an endless drama in which the main actors are expatriate drivers and maids. For some Saudi homes, it has become a never-ending nightmare: Maids run away after working for a few months, forcing families to make the difficult choice of paying recruitment fees once again and waiting for months for a new maid to arrive or hiring a maid from the black market.

UAE bridal show draws in lovebirds, wedding planners

UAE bridal show draws in lovebirds, wedding planners

THE number of people choosing to travel to the UAE to get married continues to rise. According to the country’s National Bureau of Statistics there was nearly a 10 percent increase in weddings registered there in 2013 compared to the previous year.

Unmasking of ‘Jihadi John’: fears of campus radicalism in UK grow

Unmasking of ‘Jihadi John’: fears of campus radicalism in UK grow

THE identification last week of Islamic State militant “Jihadi John” as Mohammed Emwazi, a graduate of the University of Westminster in London, has intensified concerns about whether young Muslims are being radicalized on British campuses.

A sting in Kenya

A sting in Kenya

ONE evening last November, a handful of policemen in Kenya’s sweltering port city of Mombasa were handpicked to help in the final stages of a US-led drugs sting that spanned three continents.

Window on autism

Window on autism

DAVID Mitchell remembers the day he read the memoir of a 13-year-old boy with autism -- hailing it a “revelatory godsend” that offered a window on the life of his own autistic son.

Another kind of business

Another kind of business

At least some of the pregnant women from China caught up in raids this week on so-called maternity hotels, catering to foreign mothers-to-be seeking US citizenship for their babies, are still likely to remain long enough in California to give birth on American soil.That’s because US immigration officials investigating “Chinese birthing houses” for alleged visa fraud, tax evasion and money laundering hope to coax their clients into providing testimony and evidence against operators of those businesses.Federal officials have declined to say how many pregnant customers they encountered in searches conducted on Tuesday of more than 50 locations suspected of involvement in three large “maternity tourism” networks in Southern California.

Watching Apple’s magic

Watching Apple’s magic

Apple’s rivals want to benefit from its magic, hoping that its long awaited new smartwatch will finally conjure demand for wearable technology that has so far generated more buzz about its potential than actual sales.

Saudi film writer Shahad Ameen on her way to conquer the world

Saudi film writer Shahad Ameen on her way to conquer the world

Saudi film director and scriptwriter Shahad Ameen knew from a very young age that she wanted to become a writer. Born and raised in Jeddah, at the age of 11, Ameen discovered the “magic of cinema,” as she words it herself, and decided she wanted to be part of this world, despite the lack of a cinema culture here.

Fix the ‘bug’ in the Abshir exit/re-entry visa system

Let me first express my appreciation for the state-of-the-art facilities introduced by the Ministry of Interior through the Abshir system which allows Saudis as well as expatriates to perform tasks

In Islam, modesty is a part of faith

I am writing with regard to the article “Delhi rapist blames victim for being out at night” (Mar. 4).

Why do Muslims throw trash on the streets of Makkah and Madinah?

With regard to the post “Why don’t street cleaners actually clean?” (Mar. 4), I would like to ask why Muslims throw trash on the streets of Makkah and Madinah?

Saudi prisons should not be luxury hotels

The article “Inmates in terror cases live in luxury” (Mar. 4) is hard to believe.

‘Crackdown on illegals to begin next Sunday’ (Mar. 1)

Most of the so-called illegal expatriates came to the Kingdom on legal visas, but when what they expected to be a bed of roses turned out to be hell on earth, they decided to run away from their

‘ZERO TOLERANCE: Dealing with everyday problems in a violent way’ (Feb 27)

With the rise of technology, you can never control what website young people watch. Responsible parenthood is the only efficient key to prevent such behavioral disorders.

‘20 expats held in labor crackdown’ (Feb. 26)

?Why aren’t they arresting the sponsors who allow them to work for someone else and collect money for their labor.

‘‘Saudi Arabia feels like home for us’: Survey’ (Feb. 26)

We have to be thankful to our host country, Saudi Arabia. We must respect the rules, customs and traditions no matter how harsh they may be compared to those we have in our home country.

‘KSA to cut dependence on oil’ (Feb. 26)

I am sure that they have already thought about the existence of this problem in the long term, and this may be the reason why the Kingdom has two major industrial cities.

‘When is a terrorist not a terrorist? When he’s Israeli.’ (Feb. 25)

So when are lawsuits going to take place against Israel for first degree terrorism,

If men knew women well

If men knew as much about themselves as women do about them, the world would be a different place.

Gulf Traffic Week starts Sunday

Emir of the Eastern Province Prince Saud Bin Naif will launch on Sunday the Gulf Traffic Week 31 under the motto “Your decision determines your fate”.

Coronavirus kills 10 more in a week

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus has killed 10 more people in the Kingdom over the past week, pushing the death toll above 400, as health officials broaden their campaign to

High drama at port as drug plot foiled

Jeddah Islamic Port witnessed an exciting scenario while unloading a container filled with drugs that arrived from Lebanon.

Jeddah Expressway to have fifth lane

The Ministry of Transport is currently carrying out a project for the expansion and improvement of Makkah-Jeddah Expressway by adding a fifth lane in both directions for a distance of 75 km.

IS militants bulldoze ancient city

Islamic State fighters have looted and bulldozed the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, the Iraqi government said, in their latest assault on some of the world’s greatest archeological and cultural

Army kills top Nusra Front leader

The Syrian army carried out an operation that killed the military commander of the Al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front on Thursday in northwestern Syria, Syrian state media reported.

EU sees ‘good deal’ in Iran talks

EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said Friday a “good deal” was near as an end-March deadline looms over talks on Iran’s controversial nuclear program.

Tunisian troops find large arms cache

Tunisian troops have captured a large arms cache near the border with Libya, including Kalashnikov rifles, rockets and landmines, the government said.

Train-bus crash in Egypt kills 7

A crash between a train and a bus carrying school children northeast of Cairo killed at least seven people and injured 24 on Friday, the Health Ministry said.

UN rights boss seeks campaign to ‘discredit IS’

UN rights boss seeks campaign to ‘discredit IS’

THE top United Nations human rights official called on Thursday for an international campaign to discredit

Kenya’s home-grown drug problem

Drug use in Kenya has risen fast in the past few years, according to religious leaders, politicians and charities working to tackle the problem.

Indian city put under curfew

Authorities in a northeastern Indian city said Friday they had imposed a round-the-clock curfew, a day after a rape suspect was pulled out of jail and lynched by a mob and another man was killed in

Lanka suspends Chinese project

Sri Lanka suspended a $1.5 billion Chinese luxury real estate project in Colombo on Thursday until it obtains required government approvals, a move that risks a diplomatic row with its biggest

Modi ‘skips Maldives’ after unrest

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will skip the Maldives on a regional tour this month due to political unrest following the arrest of the former president and opposition leader, an Indian

UK PM ducks debate, called ‘chicken’

British Prime Minister David Cameron is refusing to take part in a head-to-head TV debate with the opposition leader before the UK’s general election, prompting calls of cowardice Thursday from

Philippine offensive displaces thousands

A Philippine army offensive against a Muslim rebel faction has forced 70,000 people from their homes, a district governor said on Friday as he appealed for an end to the fighting, saying he was

Astronomers view supernova, in a first

Astronomers observed four versions of a supernova thanks to the gravity of a cluster of galaxies, which magnified and bent the exploding star’s light to create multiple images, scientists said

India survives West Indies scare

India survives West Indies scare

Defending champion India survived a scare to beat the West Indies by four wickets at Perth’s WACA Ground Friday to

Opening woes continue to haunt Pakistan

Opening woes continue to haunt Pakistan

A pair of comfortable wins after two losses to start the World Cup have given a more settled look to Pakistan but the

Out of the box? Should we open with Irfan? asks Misbah

Out of the box? Should we open with Irfan? asks Misbah

Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq hit back at criticism from ex-players who advised him to think out of the box.

Serbia leads Croatia 2-0 in Davis Cup

Serbia leads Croatia 2-0 in Davis Cup

Viktor Troicki rallied to beat Borna Coric 4-6, 1-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 Friday to give Serbia 2-0 lead against Croatia in

Salah beats Juve at home

Salah beats Juve at home

Mohamed Salah kept up his excellent Fiorentina form by netting twice, including an outstanding solo effort, in a 2-1

Rookies beat Sophomores in PBA Blitz Game

Rookies beat Sophomores in PBA Blitz Game

The Rookies showed more determination and spunk to handily beat the Sophomores, 150-131, Friday night in the Blitz

Holmes takes control at Doral

Holmes takes control at Doral

American J.B. Holmes made light of the daunting Blue Monster course as he fired a sizzling 10-under-par 62 to seize a

SABIC showcases innovative products at exhibition

SABIC showcases innovative products at exhibition

Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) showcased its range of innovative products in construction, printing and

Tokyo Investors eye Japan GDP data

Tokyo investors will be eyeing revised Japanese GDP figures next week after the release later Friday of US jobs data, as the benchmark Nikkei index marches toward the 20,000 level.

For the long haul

For the long haul

Emirates Airlines is considering the purchase of up to 70 twin-engine Airbus A350s or Boeing 787s, company president

Fosun buys 5 pct stake in Thomas Cook

Chinese conglomerate Fosun International said it bought a 5 percent stake in British travel group Thomas Cook Group, deepening its foray into Europe's tourism sector after buying French holiday

Greenhouse effect

Greenhouse effect

An industrial city in eastern China has closed several factories, including many steel and nickel pig iron producers,

Carrefour posts solid rise in profit

Carrefour posts solid rise in profit

International supermarket group Carrefour recorded a solid rise in operating profit in 2014, but said Thursday that

Hope for loved ones lost to Alzheimer’s
Cindy is losing her mother, day by day, but not physically. Cindy says about her mom, “I open the door and see my mom in
If the Palestinian Liberation Organization has indeed decided to end security cooperation with Israel, it is a potentially explosive move, especially in light of the already brittle relations between the two sides since the collapse of peace talks in 2014.
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