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Daesh executes hundreds in Palmyra

The Daesh (the so-called IS) militants have executed at least 400 people in Palmyra since capturing the ancient Syrian city.

1,800 Yemenis rectify status in Jazan

The Passports Department reported 1,800 illegal Yemenis have rectified their status in the region so far.

Home-based plastic surgery clinic in Jeddah causes stir

An expatriate woman has caused controversy by running a plastic surgery clinic at her home.

Ministry considers alternative penalties

The Ministry of Justice announced that it is considering alternative sentences such as house arrest.

Qatif attack perpetrators to face justice — Salman

Qatif attack perpetrators to face justice — Salman

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman said on Sunday he was “heartbroken” over a suicide bombing at a mosque in the Eastern Province that killed 21 people.

26 members of a terror cell affiliated to Daesh arrested

26 members of a terror cell affiliated to Daesh arrested

Ministry of Interior Spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki said that investigations are still underway to uncover all the mysteries surrounding the Qatif mosque blast.

Houthi shelling in Jazan injures 2 kids, 4 women

Houthi shelling in Jazan injures 2 kids, 4 women

Two children, four women and a man were injured as shells fired from Yemen hit residential areas here on Saturday evening.

‘Daesh has no concept of humanity, religion, life’

‘Daesh has no concept of humanity, religion, life’

CNN’s John Defterios interviewed King Abdullah of Jordan in Amman.

When the sky turned dark

When the sky turned dark

Jeddah Civil Defense firefighters battling a huge blaze that broke out in the automobile junkyard area near Braiman flyover east of the Jeddah-Makkah Expressway on Sunday.

Rohingya ‘caught between the devil and the deep sea’

Rohingya ‘caught between the devil and the deep sea’

The ongoing crisis involving Rohingya migrants being stranded at sea while trying to flee persecution in Myanmar is “unsurprising”

Iraqi forces regain ground from Daesh east of Ramadi

Iraqi forces regain ground from Daesh east of Ramadi

Iraqi forces regained ground from the Daesh militants.

Meet the human face of the Nakba’s 67th anniversary

Meet the human face of the Nakba’s 67th anniversary

Nakba Day – when Palestinians around the world commemorate the “catastrophe” of Israel taking over their homeland.

Set of agreements on providing services to Indian pilgrims signed

Set of agreements on providing services to Indian pilgrims signed

The Tawafa Organization for the South Asian Pilgrims signed a set of agreements with a high-level Indian Central Haj Committee delegation.

Streets calm after 71 arrested in Cleveland protests

Streets calm after 71 arrested in Cleveland protests

The streets of Cleveland returned to calm on Sunday after police arrested dozens.

Rights groups slam Myanmar’s anti-Rohingya population law

Rights groups slam Myanmar’s anti-Rohingya population law

Myanmar has enacted a population law that rights groups said on Sunday targets persecuted Rohingya Muslims, a minority group at the center of a migration crisis that has seen thousands flee the country.

Women activists make rare Koreas crossing

Women activists make rare Koreas crossing

An international group of women peace activists, led by American feminist Gloria Steinem, made a rare crossing.

Tunis barracks shooting killed 7 soldiers: ministry

A Tunisian corporal shot dead seven of his comrades on Monday before himself being killed, the defence ministry said, adding that he had family and psychological problems.

Iran agrees to ‘managed access’ to nuclear sites

Iran has agreed to grant United Nations inspectors “managed access” to military sites.

Daesh seizes Iraqi side of key Syria border crossing

The Daesh terrorist group seized the Iraqi side of a key border crossing with Syria after isolated government forces pulled out, a police officer and a provincial official said.

Syrian helicopter crashes; activists say militants downed it

A Syrian military helicopter crashed Sunday at the northern air base of Kweiras, killing all its crew, state TV said, as an activist group said it was shot down by the Daesh militants.

Why do expats want permanent Saudi residency?

I am writing with regard to the post "Don’t wait for permanent residency in Saudi Arabia" (May 23). Expatriates must understand that they entered Saudi Arabia on pilgrim, family, visit or work visas.

Dashboard cameras in cars must be made mandatory in Saudi Arabia

With regard to the article "Why do drivers in Saudi Arabia honk their horns unnecessarily?" (May 22), fitting dashboard cameras in cars in the Kingdom must be made mandatory.

Develop a sensor to detect the theft of manhole covers

With regard to the article "Holes that swallow people in the Kingdom’s cities" (May 23), a sensor system could be devised to detect the attempted removal of a manhole cover.

139 grave sites, 28 trafficking camps found in Malaysia: police

139 grave sites, 28 trafficking camps found in Malaysia: police

A total of 139 grave sites and 28 human-trafficking camps have been found in a remote northern Malaysian border

Eastern Japan shaken by 5.6 magnitude quake, no tsunami warning

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 shook Tokyo and surrounding areas on Monday, but no tsunami warning was issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

Australia to introduce laws to strip foreign fighters of citizenship

Australia is set to introduce new counterterrorism laws.

Video surfaces of a kidnapped Chinese tourist in Pakistan

A militant video released Sunday purported to show a Chinese tourist kidnapped by Taliban-allied fighters in Pakistan a year ago asking for his government to help him be released.

Kidnapped son of Pakistan’s ex-PM phones father

The kidnapped son of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani called his father on Sunday after two years in captivity and told him he was well.

Bangladesh PM slams migrants, calls for trafficking crackdown

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday slammed the country’s economic migrants, many of whom are stranded in dire conditions at sea.

British PM announces freeze in ministers' pay

British government ministers will have their pay frozen for another five years as the government tries to reduce the budget deficit, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday.

Lost time: wait for us

Lost time: wait for us

I TRAVEL about two to three times every month. Every time I am shown the most repetitive lesson on earth.

Alwaleed receives Albanian ambassador

Alwaleed receives Albanian ambassador

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), receives at his office in Riyadh Albanian

6 judges terminated for disciplinary reasons

Orders have been issued to terminate the services of six judges in various parts of the Kingdom under measures taken by the disciplinary unit of the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC).

Public schools gear up for final exams

Public schools throughout the Kingdom have started their final examination periods except for Asir, Najran and Jazan.

Eight bomb blasts rock Iraq’s Diyala province

Eight explosions, mostly targeting the security forces, rocked the Iraqi towns of Baquba and Baladruz on Sunday, security officials said, forcing the authorities to seal off the area.

Hull relegated, Newcastle survives on final day of drama

Hull relegated, Newcastle survives on final day of drama

Hull City was relegated and Newcastle United survived the drop on a dramatic final day of the Premier League season

Rosberg completes Monaco hat trick

Rosberg completes Monaco hat trick

Germany’s Nico Rosberg celebrated a surprise hat trick of Monaco Grand Prix victories.

SMB beats Star for 3rd straight win

SMB beats Star for 3rd straight win

The San Miguel Beermen rampaged to their third straight victory.

Cook and Stokes give England the edge

Cook and Stokes give England the edge

Contrasting centuries by a relentless Alastair Cook and an inspired Ben Stokes lifted England.

Pakistan pulls off sensational win

Pakistan pulls off sensational win

Pakistan pulled off a sensational last over win.

Easy for Federer, Wawrinka and Halep

Easy for Federer, Wawrinka and Halep

Roger Federer cruised into the French Open second round Sunday before having to quickly sidestep a spectator who

Landa wins 15th stage; Contador extends lead

Landa wins 15th stage; Contador extends lead

Alberto Contador extended his overall lead of the Giro d’Italia by seven seconds Sunday after finishing third behind

Fiorentina in Europa League

Fiorentina in Europa League

Europa League semifinalist Fiorentina secured its place in next season’s competition with a stunning 3-2 win at

APEC vows strong support to WTO’s global trade move

Trade ministers from 21 Asia-Pacific countries on Sunday issued strong support to the World Trade Organization’s efforts to boost global trade amid a flurry of regional free trade agreements.

Saudi stock index drops on concerns

Saudi Arabia’s stock market fell on Sunday closing 0.36 percent lower at 9,732.52 points after oil prices fell and the so-called Islamic State militants carried out their first attack in the kingdom.

First Shangri-La hotel in Kingdom to rise in Jeddah

First Shangri-La hotel in Kingdom to rise in Jeddah

Assila Investments and Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in

Middle East urged to embrace technology to increase jobs

Middle East urged to embrace technology to increase jobs

Technology will be a “game changer” in tackling youth unemployment in the Middle East and North Africa’s emerging

Saudi retailers post SR8.4b sales in Q1

The net profits of retailers listed in the Saudi stock exchange increased during the first quarter of this year, achieving SR789.43 million.

Sanofi KSA teams up with SPA to stimulate health of children

Sanofi KSA teams up with SPA to stimulate health of children

In collaboration with Saudi Pediatric Association (SPA) , Sanofi KSA has launched its pediatric initiative to promote

Sweden pips Russia in Eurovision pop fest nail-biter

Sweden pips Russia in Eurovision pop fest nail-biter

Sweden narrowly beat Russia Sunday in a nail-biting 60th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, winning its sixth

Iconic Egyptian actor Omar Sharif has Alzheimer’s, says son

Iconic Egyptian actor Omar Sharif has Alzheimer’s, says son

Omar Sharif is suffering from Alzheimer.

’Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ proves to be box office hit

’Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ proves to be box office hit

Tanu Weds Manu Returns has given boost by Rs22 crore.

Clooney, Amal in Japan for movie premiere

Clooney, Amal in Japan for movie premiere

George Clooney, accompanied by his wife Amal, arrives at Haneda airport.

’Beautiful Mind’ mathematician John Nash killed in crash

’Beautiful Mind’ mathematician John Nash killed in crash

John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie “A

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