Friday, 29 August 2014  -  03 Thul-Qedah 1435 H

Why do Saudis waste so much food?

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says that one third of the food around the world is wasted. The average citizen of a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) country wastes around 250 kilograms of food a year.

Why do so many Saudis become US citizens?

There are more than 200,000 Saudis who have become US citizens and most of them still maintain their Saudi citizenship.

Introduce compulsory military service for all Saudi men

I recently read a statement made by the Minister of the National Guard Prince Miteb Bin Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz which was published in local newspapers.

Elegant and Exquisite — Lebanese, Saudi, Emirati clock towers among the world’s 17 most beautiful

LEBANON, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are hosting some of the world’s most beautiful clock towers, according to the British newspaper The Telegraph.

Kingdom and UAE talks aim at cementing GCC’s unity

KINGDOM of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates on Thursday reiterated the need to further cement relations between Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. This came during a meeting between Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed.

Who is Al-Bukhari?

THE sources of knowledge that Muslims rely upon for almost every aspect of their lives are the Holy Qur’an revealed by Allah and Hadith; the traditions and sayings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) narrated and transmitted by men and women surrounding the Prophet (peace be upon him) during his lifetime.

For many Saudis, exercise a part of daily life

THERE has been a noticeable increase in the number of sports centers and fitness clubs across the Kingdom in recent years because an increasing number of Saudi men and women are joining these clubs to exercise and fight fat-related diseases.

Zamzam full of minerals that give it healing quality

ZAMZAM water has great significance in the Muslim World.

Arab Vines – the latest social media hype

Every once in a while, a new social media platform appears to transform the world.

So, who has won the war in Gaza?

If the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas holds, who has emerged victorious from the 50-day Gaza war?

Paolo Marai: The evolution of time

Technology has made work faster than before but the speed in which one works nowadays has become more of a prison, Paolo Marai, president of Timex Group Swiss’s luxury division said in an interview with the Saudi Gazette.

Syrian refugees suffer as prejudice grows in Turkey

FOR Syrian refugees in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and elsewhere, their plight is similar.

Crunchy critters

DEPENDING solely on the rains to either yield a good rice crop or leave their fields dry and barren, farmers in this village in northeastern Thailand, the country’s poorest region, led a precarious and back-breaking existence. Then they discovered bugs.

Morocco-born women in French Cabinet

TWO women of Moroccan origins were assigned ministerial posts.

IS ‘executes’ dozens of Syrian soldiers

Islamic State fighters have executed dozens of members of the Syrian army.

Aid flows into Gaza after truce

Vital humanitarian aid was arriving in Gaza Thursday as residents began rebuilding their lives following a devastating

Lebanon army, gunmen clash near border

Lebanese troops clashed with gunmen Thursday in a mainly Sunni Muslim area near the Syrian border where there was deadly fighting with rebels from over the frontier three weeks ago.

Erdogan consolidates power

Recep Tayyip Erdogan cemented his position as modern Turkey’s most powerful leader when he was sworn in as president on Thursday.

Tackling Bahra’s pollution, drug problems

The main road that leads to the center of Bahra is poorly lit.

Animals return the love you lavish on them

A zoo is a place for recreation, amusement and learning. Most of us are curious to watch animals and learn how they behave, how they eat and how they communicate.

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

There are some things that I’ve started to think about since my dad died that leave me with feelings of uncertainty; the more I ponder those things, the greater the lack of clarity I experience.


O, sister, how many bottles of enriched shampoo, And how many French-made, boutique-priced conditioners

MOL: Market sets recruitment fees

The prices of domestic workers’ recruitment are subject to demand and supply, said Abdulmonem Al-Shehri, director of the Ministry of Labor’s Makkah office.

5-day detention for dangerous addicts

The Emir’s Office has directed authorities to detain dangerous addicts for five days as a precautionary measure.

Health inspections to be intensified

The Directorate of Health Affairs has instructed its centers at King Abdulaziz International Airport and Jeddah Islamic Seaport to intensify their inspections in order to prevent any people with

Brad, Angelina tie knot in 'family affair' French wedding

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt -- one of Hollywood's most famous celebrity power couples -- are now husband and wife,

Russian troops involved in Ukraine

Washington and Kiev said Thursday that Russian troops were actively involved.

Ebola toll tops 1,550 — WHO

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,552 people out of 3,069 known cases.

India urges poor to open bank accounts

India’s state-owned banks are conducting a massive campaign to open millions of accounts for poor Indians who are off the financial grid and vulnerable to black market money lenders.

Pakistan on tenterhooks as talks fail

Pakistan slipped deeper into crisis on Thursday after talks between the government and the opposition failed and protesters prepared for what their leaders declared would be a “deciding day” in

MH370 may have turned south ‘earlier’

The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will focus on the southern part of the existing search zone after a new clue to the plane’s possible location emerged, Australia said on Thursday.

Protester shot dead in Yemen

Yemeni police shot dead a protester in the southern port city of Aden on Thursday during a demonstration by supporters of secession for the formerly independent south, a medic said.

Pliskova knocks out Ivanovic

Former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic became the second top 10 seed to suffer a shock early US Open exit when she was

Ronaldo European Player of the Year

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo was Thursday named European Footballer of the Year.

Real draws Liverpool, Barcelona gets PSG

Champion Real Madrid will play five-time former winner Liverpool.

Ten-man Arsenal thru as Napoli bows out

A goal by Chilean star Alexis Sanchez saw Arsenal scrape into the Champions League.

Platini not to run against Blatter

UEFA President Michel Platini ruled himself out of the running for the most powerful job in football Thursday, saying

Villa and QPR fall to giant-killers

A fine curling effort by journeyman Adam McGurk heaped the pressure on English Premier League struggler Queens Park

Rooney named England captain

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was named the new captain of England Thursday.

Tendulkar backs India soccer league

Batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar Thursday threw his weight behind the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL), saying it

Home Center offers ‘back-to-school’ items

Home Center offers its “back to school” collection.

US gun tourism grows

The death of a firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi.

Bitcoin shows staying power

Bitcoin is catching on at US online merchants including and Expedia.

France’s ‘35-hour’ law sparks storm

France’s new economy minister touched off a political storm Thursday, only one day into the job, with comments made before he was appointed about the controversial “35-hour” labor law.

Eurozone loans to private sector fall

Loans to the private sector in the euro area, a gauge of economic health, fell year-on-year in July, data showed on Thursday, increasing pressure on the European Central Bank to act.

Aeroflot reports big losses

Leading Russian airline Aeroflot dived into loss in the first half of the year, buffeted by the problems afflicting the Russian economy, the group said on Thursday.

You are on a mission
SOON after Allah guided me I dug myself deep into the teachings of Islam and isolated myself from everyone.
There is now widespread talk that Libya is a “failed state”. It is wrong. Libya is currently experiencing many of the tragedies associated with national failure but those who write it off, do so prematurely.