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Why do Saudis overspend in Ramadan?

Saudi households spend around SR20 billion on consumable items a year. In fact, the average spending on food in Ramadan for a Saudi household is equal to that spent in three other months of the year. This is a clear indication of the unscrupulous way we consume food.

Why do students leave school without basic educational skills?

Al-Jazirah newspaper published an article last week about how the illiteracy rate in the Kingdom has decreased to 3.75 percent among Saudi men and 9.92 percent among Saudi women.

No one loves banks

Banks keep our money safe and make our life easier through the various services they provide. The relationship between banks and customers is built on mutual benefits.

Iconic Madinah airport project

Iconic Madinah airport project

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman opened the new Prince Muhammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport at a grand ceremony here Thursday night.

Mosque bombings: GCC stands united

Mosque bombings: GCC stands united

INTERIOR ministers of the Gulf states Friday vowed to take a united stand against a string of deadly bombings targeting Shiite mosques claimed by Daesh (the so-called IS) group.

Swarms of beggars invade city streets with advent of Ramadan

Swarms of beggars invade city streets with advent of Ramadan

Beggars can be seen all over the country even in towns and villages, especially during the holy month of Ramadan.While some are genuinely in need, there are a large number of people who traffic women and children into the Kingdom and run elaborate begging syndicates.Al-Riyadh spoke to several authoritative figures for their expert opinions on solutions to put an end to the presence of beggars on the Kingdom’s roads.

Kingdom’s universities have a bigger role to play

Kingdom’s universities have a bigger role to play

The Kingdom has, over the past few years, seen a wave of extremism that has tried to influence the minds of young Saudis.

Child labor on the rise among Syrian refugees

Child labor on the rise among Syrian refugees

THE number of Syrian children being forced to work keeps growing as the conflict drags on, with those as young as six reportedly working in Lebanon, two aid agencies have warned.

Ruins, small joys and much to fear

Ruins, small joys and much to fear

AS the sun sets over Gaza, there isn’t a table to be found on the terrace of the Roots hotel, with views overlooking the port and the gently crashing waves of the Mediterranean.

FLAGGING DEBATE For many black Americans, the symbol of Confederate era not key issue

FLAGGING DEBATE For many black Americans, the symbol of Confederate era not key issue

AS calls grow to remove the Confederate flag from public spaces across America's South, Vanessa White says she questions whether that would mark real progress for black Americans like her.The 57-year-old Compton, California, construction worker has seen and endured too much, she says, to be excited.Over the years, five members of her family have been killed by guns: her two brothers, at the ages of 28 and 38; her nephew, at 19; her niece, at 16; and her niece's mother, at 28. All of them had dropped out of school in their teens.

Reined-in Victoria drivers in Mumbai fear for future

Reined-in Victoria drivers in Mumbai fear for future

DRIVERS of Mumbai's iconic horse-drawn carriages can't imagine not plying the roads pulling photo-snapping tourists atop their kitsch-covered chariots.

Protecting dementia sufferers from being cheated gains ground in US

Protecting dementia sufferers from being cheated gains ground in US

TWO years after New York socialite Brooke Astor died in 2007, her son, Anthony Marshall, was convicted of bilking her of millions of dollars.The heiress suffered from dementia, and did not know that her son, charged with her care, was paying himself exorbitant amounts from her assets.The Astor story is surprisingly common: A growing number of Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, and a sizable percentage of those patients will fall victim to scams.

Superbug threat prompts West to revisit Soviet-era virus therapy

Superbug threat prompts West to revisit Soviet-era virus therapy

ALARMED by rising resistance to antibiotics, the main line of defense against bacterial infections, scientists and governments are taking a fresh look at bacteria-chomping viruses first isolated a century ago from the stools of patients recovering from dysentery.

With trees dying out, Jeddah’s parks are drying up

With trees dying out, Jeddah’s parks are drying up

Several parks that were built only a few months ago are drying out due to a lack of maintenance and care on the part

Ramadan: A month for self-development

Ramadan, a very special month has come again, the right time to start planning for your self-development. As an individual looking to be successful in the future,

Huroub is unjust mental torture

With regard to the post “Some Saudi sponsors make money by reporting expats ‘huroub’” (July 2),

Modi is the most confused Indian PM ever

I am writing with regard to the article “After Wi-Fi at the Taj, Modi revives campaign for ‘digital’ India” (July 2).

No need for Wi-Fi in the Makkah Haram courtyard

With regard to the article “Free Wi-Fi in Makkah Haram courtyard” (July 1), I think that there is no need for such a facility as it will disturb one’s worship.

‘Mixed-gender workplaces must not be a stigma for Saudi women’ (June 26)

Women are created to bring up their children according to their religion, but some women find this job tough and want to take away men’s rights.

‘The fast and the furious. Are you hotheaded during Ramadan?’ (June 26)

Although anger is a natural feeling, it can have negative effects on those who allow it to control them and adverse effects on those around them.

‘Jeddah’s burgeoning rat problem ‘alarming’’ (June 25)

Stop throwing your trash wherever you please. Problem solved!

‘Illegal maids minting money in Ramadan’ (June 24)

In America and other countries some women have maids, so why is it that only Saudi women are classified as lazy?

‘A frightening number of expatriates’ (June 24)

“Those workers share with us the consumption of our own resources and the services as well as the benefits available for citizens.”

Over 280,000 Yemenis rectify status

The Passport Department announced that the number of illegal Yemeni expatriates whose status has been rectified has reached 280,569 as of Thursday.

Bids to smuggle 4.36kg of gold foiled

Customs officers at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah foiled two separate attempts to smuggle a total of 4.36 kilograms of gold ornaments that were found hidden in the underwear

Gang arrested for beating up expatriate

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Jeddah Police arrested a three-member gang that robbed an expatriate in south Jeddah.

Kuwaitis display unity after last week’s mosque blast

KUWAIT has moved to ward off sectarian tensions following a deadly bombing at a mosque and taken measures to try to prevent another attack by Daesh (the so-called IS) group.

Turkey reinforces Syria border

Turkey has deployed additional troops and equipment along part of its border with Syria as fighting north of the city of Aleppo intensifies, security sources said, but Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu

Rebels trying to seize Aleppo bombed

Syrian government forces carried out heavy airstrikes on rebel positions in and around the northern city of Aleppo on Friday, aiming to repel a major Islamist-led offensive on areas controlled by

Drone kills four Al-Qaeda in Yemen

A Saudi and a Kuwaiti are among four suspected Al-Qaeda members killed by an American drone strike in southeastern Yemen, a local official said on Friday.

Israeli bullet for Palestinian’s stone

A senior Israeli army officer shot and killed a Palestinian youth who was throwing stones near a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Friday, Palestinian and Israeli sources said.

Rebuilding set to begin, claims UNRWA Gaza chief

ROBERT TURNER has no quick and easy answer when asked to name the worst of times in his three years running the United Nation’s relief effort in Gaza.

Charleston’s black community united by faith and hospitality

Charleston’s black community united by faith and hospitality

IN the midst of mourning the nine victims gunned down at a historic African-American church in Charleston earlier this

Gammon Group to build $1.2b Free Zone in Lanka

Gammon Group to build $1.2b Free Zone in Lanka

THE Dubai-based Gammon Group will develop a Free Zone and implement other projects worth $1.2 billion in Sri Lanka,

France rejects Assange asylum request

France swiftly rejected on Friday a request for asylum by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Malaysia PM slams corruption report

Prime Minister Najib Razak slammed a newspaper report that said investigations into troubled state fund 1MDB have traced nearly $700 million of deposits into accounts that allegedly belonged to

1,400 India school teachers resign

Some 1,400 primary school teachers have quit in an eastern Indian state in recent months amid an ongoing investigation into fake qualifications, an education official said Friday.

Solar Impulse breaks solo flight record

A Swiss man attempting to circumnavigate the globe with an aircraft powered only by the sun’s energy has broken a world record for the longest non-stop solo flight, the project team said on Thursday.

Burundi did not hold fair election: UN

Burundi’s parliamentary elections on Monday were not fair or free and human rights were violated, the United Nations said on Thursday.

Serena survives Watson scare

Serena survives Watson scare

Serena Williams set up a titanic Wimbledon fourth round showdown with sister Venus as the world No. 1 staged a

Rosberg beats teammate Hamilton in practice

Rosberg beats teammate Hamilton in practice

Nico Rosberg provided further evidence of the threat he poses to championship-leading teammate Lewis Hamilton by

Dubuisson, Cabrera-Bello and Kaymer share French Open lead

Dubuisson, Cabrera-Bello and Kaymer share French Open lead

Victor Dubuisson raised home hopes of a win in the French Open at Le Golf National Friday, sharing a one-shot lead

Alaska leads 2-0 over Star

Alaska leads 2-0 over Star

The top-seeded Alaska Aces moved one game away from bagging a Finals berth, routing the defending champions Star

Karunaratne, Yasir light up final Test

Karunaratne, Yasir light up final Test

Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne hit a century amid another rich haul by Pakistani leg-spinner Yasir Shah as the

Golden generations of Argentina and Chile poised for Copa classic

Golden generations of Argentina and Chile poised for Copa classic

The prospect of leading his country to a first major title in 22 years is driving Lionel Messi as Argentina meets

Asian women’s teams show up male rivals

Asian women’s teams show up male rivals

The contrast between the fortunes of Asia’s women’s soccer teams and their male equivalents could not be more striking.

Wade chooses to stay with Heat

Wade chooses to stay with Heat

After 12 years with the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade needed a reminder of how much the franchise valued him.

Greek referendum shines light on divisions after five-year misery

Greek referendum shines light on divisions after five-year misery

GEORGIA Golemi, a pharmacy owner, plans to oppose international bailout terms in a Greek referendum on Sunday, while

BP reaches $18.7b settlement

BP Plc will pay up to $18.7 billion in penalties to the US government and five states to resolve nearly all claims from its deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill five years ago in the largest corporate

Yahoo tests using Google search skills

Yahoo said on Thursday that it is testing letting Google put its online search skills to work at some of its online properties.

IMF nears $1.7b loan payout to Ukraine

The International Monetary Fund said Thursday that its Ukraine mission had reached agreement with Kiev authorities on the steps needed to release $1.7 billion in much-needed bailout funds to the

Foreign investors dump Philippine shares

Philippine shares, a favorite among emerging-market investors not too long ago, were under siege in April-to-June, with net foreign selling rising to the highest since the 1998 Asian crisis and

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

2015 is set to be a hugely important year for Cooper Tire in the Middle East. While the company is well established as

Another freedom flotilla has been prevented from reaching Gaza while attempting to break the blockade of the strip.
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