Sunday, 20 April 2014  -  20 Jumada Al-Akhir 1435 H

Saudi woman responsible for half a citizen?

There are matters on which decisions cannot be taken immediately, especially if they are connected to the customs and traditions in society, whether they are wrong or not.

Wife beater fined

The Makkah Appeals Court upheld a decision by the district court to fine a man SR3,000 for beating his wife, Makkah daily reported.

A visa with risks

With summer around the corner, many Saudis are brainstorming places where they can spend a nice family vacation, as is their custom every year.

Youth parliament identifies issues facing students

The Jazan Youth Parliament identified a number of problems the province’s youth encounter such as a lack of reliable school transport, poorly-maintained roads and inadequate stipends for university students.

Qatif woman penalized for driving husband’s car

The Traffic Department in the Qatif governorate fined a 28-year-old Saudi national SR900 and impounded his vehicle for seven days after he allowed his wife to drive his car, Alsharq daily said Saturday.

Clue to missing Malaysian jet now on a wing and a prayer

A Malaysian official on Saturday asked the world to “pray hard” for a clue to help find Flight 370, while authorities said a robotic submarine was expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week after so far coming up empty.

Latest coronavirus victim: Bonhomie at Saudi weddings

The deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus has affected the general bonhomie at wedding parties in the Kingdom where pecks on the cheek, hugs and handshakes are common courtesies.

Experts arriving this month; MERS kills 2 more in Jeddah

The Ministry of Health on Saturday announced seven new confirmed cases of the deadly MERS coronavirus here, including two people who died.

Construction continues to play key role in Kingdom’s growth

The value of awarded contracts settled at a leisurely pace during the first quarter of 2014 after witnessing a record year in 2013. Nonetheless, contract awards in the amount of SR39.7 billion during the first quarter (Q1) of 2014 illustrates the continued role of the construction sector’s significance to the Kingdom’s economy.

Man mourns tragic deaths of wife and son on same day

The son of the woman who was murdered by her maid in Maisan, Taif, was killed on the same day fighting in Syria.

DPS, Dauha Al–Uloom students top KTT event

The Jeddah-based socio-educational organization Khak-e-Taiba Trust (KTT) held its annual oratorical contest between several different international schools on the premises of the Indian Consulate General here on Friday.

Truck carrying dangerous cargo catches fire; 2 die

Civil Defense rescue personnel averted a major disaster on Friday after a truck carrying highly-inflammable chemicals caught fire after it overturned on Riyadh-Dammam Highway. The truck driver and a fellow passenger died in the accident.

The problem of Saudi women is Saudi men

I am writing with regard to the article “The growing prominence of Saudi women” (Apr. 18). It seems that not a day passes without something being written about Saudi women. To me there appears to

Expats are treated like ‘dirt’

With regard to the article “Terrible treatment of expats at SFHH Exhibition” (Apr. 18), I can feel for the author and the way that she was treated. As an expat, I have also had a number of

Industrialization is the answer to the problems of the Saudi economy

With regard to the article “The gloomy future of the Saudi economy” (Apr. 18), rapid industrialization is the only answer. It will reduce imports substantially. It will create a demand for a

Besieged Muslims face murder, starvation in CAR

In normal times, the rickety wooden bridges at each end of the red-dirt main street in Boda were gateways to shops and

24 more abducted Nigerian students free

Twenty-four more Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by militants have escaped and 85 still are missing, an education official said on Friday.

Boko Haram leader claims Nigeria capital bombing

The leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram militant Abubakar Shekau claimed responsibility for a bombing in Nigeria’s capital that killed at least 75 people, in a video message obtained by AFP on Saturday.

S. Sudan Army battles rebels in worsening war

South Sudan’s Army said on Saturday they had “lost communication” with commanders battling rebels in a key oil state where rebels have seized a major town, amid a worsening conflict engulfing the

Russia promises support to ending Ukraine crisis

Russia’s foreign ministry on Saturday promised it would offer strong assistance to Ukraine to overcome its crisis, but

Magnitude-7.2 quake shakes Mexican capital

A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the

Gunmen kidnap 2 Pakistani UN officials from Karachi

Gunmen have kidnapped two men working for the UN Children’s Fund from Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi, police said on Saturday.

Egyptian leftist submits bid for presidency

Egyptian leftist Hamdeen Sabbahi on Saturday submitted the documents required to run in next month’s presidential

Going nuts? Turkey looks to pistachios to heat new eco-city

Pistachios are already a key ingredient in Turkish baklava, but the country may now have found a new way to exploit the nuts known as “green gold” — by using their shells to heat a new eco-city.

Drone in Yemen kills 9 suspected Qaeda fighters

A Yemeni military official says an American drone strike has killed nine suspected Al-Qaeda militants and inadvertently killed and wounded some civilians.

Mercy for Iran woman on death row if she tells ‘truth’

An Iranian woman on death row for the murder of an ex-intelligence official could be forgiven if “she tells the truth,” the son of her alleged victim said Saturday.

Car bomber kills 6 at Syrian govt checkpoint

Two rebel car bombs targeted two central Syrian areas controlled by government forces on Saturday, killing at least ten people as opposition forces fought fiercely to hold onto territory, officials

Journalists freed after 10 months in Syria

Four French journalists taken hostage in Syria last year were freed on Saturday after a 10-month ordeal in the world’s

Boosting efficiency

A high school in Makkah has started implementing biometric attendance logging for teachers and administrative staff.

Bidoun being denied right to free healthcare, education

People living in the Kingdom for long years without obtaining the Saudi identity are being deprived of their legitimate rights to education and free healthcare despite directives were issued more

Kidnappings of girls ‘could be linked’

There are concerns that nine kidnapping cases involving girls aged 7 to 12 could all be connected to each other, security sources told Al-Hayat daily.

Federer edges Djoko to meet Wawrinka

Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka eased into the Monte Carlo Masters final Saturday, setting up the first all-Swiss

Spurs halt Fulham charge

Fulham squandered an opportunity to escape the Premier League.

Hamilton powers to 3rd pole position

Lewis Hamilton maintained Mercedes’ perfect record in qualifying this season.

Balotelli leads Milan to 5th straight win

Mario Balotelli set a personal record with his 14th goal of the Serie A season.

Germany, Czechs head toward final

Germany edged closer to their first Fed Cup final for 22 years Saturday while the Czech Republic, twice champion in

Westwood wilts but maintains lead

Lee Westwood survived high temperatures and fierce competition from compatriot Andy Sullivan to cling onto the lead in

Pak National JRCA champion

Pak National Cricket Club defeated Fuchs Cricket Club to emerge champion of the JRCA-MoneyGram Cricket Championship,

Braves blank Mets

Aaron Harang threw no-hit ball for seven innings but was pulled after 121 pitches, and reliever Luis Avilan gave up

Oman boosts status as a top destination for Saudis

Oman Ministry of Tourism is expecting a bigger influx of tourists from Saudi Arabia this year as it highlights the sultanate’s status as the one of the top destinations of Saudi tourists during its

Family in focus as hospitality industry gets more traditional

The importance of the family will dominate the architectural and design trends adopted by the hospitality industry in the Kingdom over the coming years.

Clog in global oil demand and supply equation

Interesting new developments are clogging the global energy demand-supply equation, impacting the overall scenario.

Mobily, global firm sign agreement for wider services

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has signed an exclusive agreement with Vasco, a global company with presence across 5

Western Province experiencing ‘unprecedented’ real estate boom

The Kingdom’s Western Region is experiencing an unprecedented real estate boom, with billions of riyals earmarked for

Malabar opens 11 new outlets in three months; 125 total eyed by June

Malabar Gold & Diamonds, the leading jewelry retailer opened its 114th showroom in Serangoon Road, Singapore, on April

Music films hit distinct note at Tribeca Festival

Music and movies played together even before sound revolutionized film during its infancy, and so it is at the Tribeca

Fraternity quits Mississippi U.

A national fraternity has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the

Reservoir flushed after urination

A New Jersey woman has filed a lawsuit, claiming the state’s Motor Vehicle Commission rejected her application for a license plate proclaiming she’s an atheist.

Woman sues over ‘8THEIST’ plate

A New Jersey woman has filed a lawsuit, claiming the state’s Motor Vehicle Commission rejected her application for a license plate proclaiming she’s an atheist. Shannon Morgan filed the suit

Pole crosses Atlantic by kayak

A 67-year-old Polish retiree has claimed he kayaked solo across the Atlantic, taking six months to make the ocean crossing from Portugal to Florida.Aleksander Doba said on his Google+ page that he

There are striking similarities between the South Korean ferry which sank and the Malaysian passenger jet which crashed. Both happened in Asia. Both happened in the span of a few weeks. Both involved passenger transport.