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Why shouldn’t expats send money abroad when Saudis do the same?

Expat remittances, no matter how huge, are justified. Expatriates have come to the Kingdom to work and to make money.

Dependents of expats can work without transferring Iqama: MoL

The Labor Ministry has decided to allow the dependents accompanying expatriates to work in the private sector without the need to transfer their iqamas, a local newspaper reported on Thursday.

French entrepreneurs launch test to detect pork in food

Two French entrepreneurs have launched a portable device to test for the presence of pork in food for use by Muslims who abide by dietary laws.

Kaaba’s senior keeper Al-Shaibi passes away

Sheikh Abdul Qadir Bin Taha Al-Shaibi, senior keeper of the Holy Kaaba, passed away on Thursday. He was 75.

Average Saudi tourist spends SR43,000 on foreign holidays

A report that compared spending habits of citizens of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries — Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar — on foreign tourism showed that Bahrainis topped the list with an average Bahraini tourist spending SR45,000 on foreign holidays.

Do you approve of limiting expats stay in the Kingdom?

The Kingdom has always been open to receiving citizens of Arab and Islamic countries and benefiting from their specialties and skills in different scientific sectors, on the condition that they abide by laws and regulations, Al-Riyadh daily reported.

Challenging traditions to change attitudes

A group of young Pakistani girls sit on a carpeted floor listening as their teacher writes on a whiteboard, preparing his students for the rigors of climbing some of the world’s highest peaks.

GACA denies rising cases of close calls

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has denied press reports about 20 cases of aircraft passing close by each other over the Kingdom’s airspace every year.

Sports and Islam

SINCE far back in history, people have always sought out and invented various kinds and categories of sports.Islam encourages Muslims to be strong and to continuously strengthen one’s faith, and also their physical strength.

New Year resolutions

The New Year on the Islamic or lunar calendar does not start on the first of January; it starts on the first of Muharram, which coincides this year with Oct. 24.

An Iraqi poet’s quest to heal her homeland

IRAQI-born poet Amal Al-Jubouri may not have the Hollywood recognition of Angelina Jolie, but both women are artists who have decided to use their talents and profile to help the victims of war.

‘Preppers’ in action

With the closest known US cases of Ebola diagnosed about 160 miles away in Dallas, Cary Griffin is taking no chances.

Introducing Dadu Luxe

Dadu Luxe is Middle East’s new online fashion boutique boasting collections from some of the most luxurious fashion brands.

Why do we cry?

Imagine your mother is traveling to another city to visit your grandmother, and you will be left alone at home. Does that sound scary?

Gearing up for the holidays

US stores and shippers are ramping up holiday hiring to potentially the highest level in 15 years, but no one is sure whether that will be answered by a burst of shopping.

Are falling oil prices the beginning of the end of Saudi development?

The sharp decline in oil prices over the past few months is an apparent sign of the beginning of the end of the golden age in which Gulf states have doubled their budget allocations and accumulated

Time to get tough on animal cruelty

An article published in Saudi Gazette on Friday Oct. 17 that featured a so-called traditional market for rare animals struck a chord with me because it was a telling example of the lack of animal

Malala Yousafzai, Muslim society and modern education

This year’s Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to India’s Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai. The awarding of the Nobel Prize is a lesson for both nations.

Does Malala really deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?

A number of people have won the Nobel Peace Prize for political reasons thus reducing the value of the coveted international award. If this is not so, how could a man like former US Secretary of

Interior Ministry warns citizens to follow rules

The security spokesman of the Ministry of Interior has reiterated its warning to citizens o follow rules and desist from staging gatherings and processions

Iranians protest over acid attacks

Around 1,000 people took to the streets in Iran on Wednesday to demand action after four women were maimed in acid attacks reportedly linked to them not wearing the veil.

Iraqi Kurds agree reinforcements

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers agreed Wednesday to send much-needed reinforcements to fellow Kurds battling to stop the key Syrian border town of Kobane from falling into the hands of the self-proclaimed

Turkey to allow 200 Iraqi Kurds

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that 200 Iraqi Kurd peshmerga fighters would travel through Turkey to the flashpoint Syrian border town of Kobane under assault by the

4 killed in clash after Lebanon army raid

Four men were killed Thursday in clashes that erupted when the army raided the apartment of Syrian refugees in the restive north of the country, a security source said. During the dawn raid, the

Ghannouchi: ‘Tunisia model’ the way

Tunisia’s transition to democracy serves as an example of how to defeat extremists such as the self-proclaimed Islamic State, the leader of the country’s powerful Islamist movement said.

Security forces member killed in Tunis

A member of Tunisia’s security forces was killed in a firefight with a “terrorist group” at its hideout in a town near the capital Thursday, a police official said. “Our agent died of a bullet wound

Tunisia election tests transition from autocracy to democracy

BLARING music and flags fill the hall where Tunisia’s Initiative Party is warming up to test its chances in the second

SFDA suspends buffalo meat import from Indian firm

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has stopped the import of meat temporarily from the firm M/s. Nafees Frozen Food Exports Pvt Ltd in India.

15,000 Saudi students studying in UK

More than 15,000 Saudi male and female were studying in Britain last year, according to the British cultural attaché in the Kingdom.

Key Chinese conclave expels members

China’s Communist Party leaders expelled several members at a key summit Thursday and “set a blueprint for rule of law in the world’s second-largest economy,” official media said.

Dancing priests become Net sensation

A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keyes-esque voice won her a singing

8 Pakistanis killed in sectarian attack

Eight Shiite members of Pakistan’s ethnic Hazara minority were killed, and one wounded, on Thursday, after gunmen opened fire on a bus in the volatile province of Baluchistan, police said. No one

Separatists protest against Modi visit

Shops and businesses were closed in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Thursday as separatists protested a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Police and paramilitary soldiers patrolled

Canada ‘will not be intimidated’

Canada’s prime minister vowed the country would “not be intimidated” after a reported Muslim convert stormed parliament and killed a soldier, the nation’s second ‘terrorist’ attack in days.

Serena bounces back at Finals

Serena Williams rebounded from the worst beating of her professional career to rout Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 at the

Wanderers unfazed by Hilal

From day one, their maiden Asian Champions League campaign has been a leap into the unknown for the Western Sydney

Wenger gets dramatic b’day gift

Real Madrid handed Liverpool a 3-0 Champions League reality check Wednesday.

Sarfraz powers Pakistan to 454

Sarfraz Ahmed’s belligerent century powered Pakistan to a strong 454.

Pacquiao still ‘hungry’ to fight

Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao said Thursday he was still “hungry” to fight, despite a dalliance with

Balotelli and Rodgers under Anfield spotlight

Under-pressure Liverpool taskmaster Brendan Rodgers will tackle troubled striker Mario Balotelli over both a half-time

Caterham fate in the balance

Caterham Formula One employees found their factory closed Thursday but a legal administrator overseeing the property

Butler delivers 2 big hits

A big-and-burly thumper still has a place on these flash-and-dash Kansas City Royals, it seems. Especially if he can

Recession fears stalk Eurozone

A stronger than anticipated economic survey Thursday failed to inspire much optimism in European markets amid ongoing worries over the state of the 18-country eurozone and of France in particular.

Russia takes bite out of McDonald's

Russian authorities seem to have scented blood as they show no sign of halting a clampdown on US chain McDonald's, launched after the West slapped sanctions on Moscow over its meddling in Ukraine.

US billionaire sells Sony stake

US billionaire Daniel Loeb who last year tried to push Sony to spin off a key part of its business, has sold his shares in the struggling firm saying "more urgency will be necessary" to get it back

Zuckerberg in charm offensive

Facebook is blocked in China, but its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg appears determined to win over hearts and minds in

Flight from China

Large manufacturers are increasingly moving production back to the United States from China, according to a new report

India in upbeat mood

After months of criticism for not moving aggressively enough on promises of an economic overhaul, India’s new prime

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It has taken seven years for justice to be done for the 14 victims of the murderous attack by US Blackwater Security guards in a busy Baghdad square.