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Gitmo to free Saudi, another inmate stays

A Saudi man has been cleared for transfer home while another Saudi inmate will remain at the Guantanamo Bay prison.

Jeddah airport services not up to standard, admits GACA

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has admitted that the status of the current facailities at the Jeddah airport are not up to standard.

Saudi riyal falls against US dollar

The Saudi riyal fell sharply against the US dollar in the forwards market on Tuesday.

Turkey has first MERS case; Kingdom acts to stop cluster

Turkey has confirmed its first Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus case.

King, Crown Prince arrive in Riyadh

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz, deputy premier and minister of defense, arrived in Riyadh from Jeddah on Tuesday evening.

US man charged with killing Saudi

A 28-year-old man was charged on Monday with murdering a college student from Saudi Arabia whose remains were found last week alongside a freeway in a southern California desert city, authorities said.

Twitter source of evil: Grand Mufti

The microblogging site Twitter is nothing more than “a source of lies” and evil, the Kingdom’s Grand Mufti said.

Campaign to vaccinate primary school students launched

The ministries of health and education jointly launched on Tuesday a massive MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccination campaign targeting first year primary students.

Saudi widow who supports 9 children appeals for help

A Saudi mother of nine who tragically lost her husband in a car accident has launched a desperate call for help.

Lebanese MP punches female office worker

A Lebanese lawmaker punched an office worker in the neck after she refused to prioritize the processing of his court documents, Beirut-based newspaper The Daily Star reported on Monday.

Egypt tightens campus security over new unrest fears

As the new academic term began in Egypt, riot police were standing guard at Cairo’s universities to quash any repeat of protests that turned campuses nationwide into battlefields.

India warns Pakistan of more pain in Kashmir fighting

India warned Pakistan on Tuesday of more “pain” if it continued to violate a cease-fire on their disputed border in Kashmir and said it was up to Islamabad to create the conditions for a resumption of peace talks.

Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in jail

South African Paralympian star sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday for the killing of his girlfriend last year.

GCC railway network project on track

ZTE, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions particularly in the rail transport industry, expressed optimism on the GCC rail network project that is under way, saying that it is moving in the right direction.

Any more suggestions on manholes?

A father jumped into an underground sewage tank to rescue his five-year-old son who had fallen inside.

Honoring people after death

Nobody will blame the Saudi actress Mariam Al-Ghamdi who recently said in Kuwait: “Thank God I was honored before I had died.”

Heat insulation mandatory for new buildings in 24 major cities

Saudi Arabia will make thermal insulation of new buildings mandatory in 24 major cities that account for 80 percent of the country’s population.

Probe opens into death of student after fight

An investigation has been opened into the recent death of an intermediate school student who died after being hit on the nose by a schoolmate during a fight at the school.

Ministry’s efforts to uncover bogus employment of disabled ‘a success’

The Ministry of Labor has been successful in tackling cases of bogus handicapped employees in the construction sector.

Briton shot dead in Pakistan’s Kashmir

A gunman shot dead a British national in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

Turkey orders new arrests of top cops

Turkey on Tuesday launched a new operation to arrest top police officers suspected of involvement in illegal eavesdropping on senior officials including President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Dozens killed in fresh Yemen clashes

At least 60 people were killed in Yemen as clashes raged between Houthi rebels and Al-Qaeda militants.

Britain sends drones to fly surveillance missions over Syria

Britain said on Tuesday it was authorizing spy planes and armed drones to fly surveillance missions over Syria “very shortly” in order to gather intelligence on militants linked to the

Fresh blasts rock Baghdad; many killed

Iraqi officials say two separate bombings have killed nine people in Baghdad, the latest victims in near-daily attacks

Head of Iran’s top clerical body dies

The chairman of Iran’s Assembly of Experts, the clerics who appoint and can dismiss the country’s supreme leader, has died, four months after suffering a heart attack, state media reported on Tuesday.

Israel convicts Palestinian human rights activist

An Israeli military court has convicted a Palestinian activist, regarded by the EU as a human rights defender, for “interfering” with the work of a soldier, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Stopping shop closure at prayer time not possible

I agree with the post "There can be no compromise on prayer time closures" (Oct. 21). To stop this closure is not at all possible. Only the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is following this practice. Keep

Arrest illegals but don't touch expats' earning

This refers to the article "Deportation of a million illegals" by Rashed Al-Fawzan (Oct. 21). I wholeheartedly support the Ministry of Interior (MOI) on netting illegals. It does not matter whether

Pakistan pulls anti-govt TV channel off air

An anti-government TV news channel in Pakistan was taken off air for 15 days after a high court ruled that the

CEO of French oil giant Total killed in Moscow plane crash

Russian and French experts were investigating on Tuesday a plane crash at a Moscow airport which killed the CEO of

Modi moves to reform problem-plagued India’s coal industry

India’s government has pledged to open up the coal mining industry to private players in the energy-starved country.

Pakistan airstrikes kill 28 militants

Pakistan’s military on Tuesday said it had killed 28 militants in airstrikes in the restive tribal region near the Afghan border, a region where it has been battling militant groups for more than a

India says no compromise with China on territory

India wants to resolve its border row with China but will not compromise on territory.

Japan PM’s woes continue despite resignations of two ministers

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is facing increased pressure from a newly energized opposition over potential

Nigerian minister ‘optimistic’ Boko Haram will free girls

Nigeria’s foreign minister said on Tuesday that Abuja hopes to end the conflict with militant group Boko Haram soon and win the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.

Mothers assault teachers in soft drink row

Several mothers assaulted women teachers in Al-Jadeedah elementary school for girls after a student was banned from

Two Awamiyah rioters sentenced to death

The Special Criminal Court in Riyadh on Tuesday sentenced two men convicted of taking part in rioting in Al-Awamiyah town in Qatif. A third defendant was given 12 years in jail.

Philippine food business delegation visiting KSA

A 13-member Philippine Overseas Food Business Mission will visit the Kingdom from Tuesday until Oct. 28 to explore trade opportunities including engaging with potential Saudi buyers for Philippine

For stranded Pakistanis identity is an issue — Azimabadi

Syed Jalaluddin Azimabadi, operational head of US-based OBAT Helpers and FOH (Friends of Humanity) in Bangladesh said,

Educationist Dr. Reyaz honored

The Pakistani community honored senior educationist and library science researcher Dr. Mohammad Reyaz Chaudhary at a

Pursue academic excellence, traditions: Waseem Ahmed

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Alumni Jeddah held a reception in honor of visiting senior Aligarian and ex Indian

Mohi Academy felicitates pilgrims

Dr. Ahmed Hambali, founder president of the non-profit organization “Mohi Academy,” said that our foremost attention

Greeting by the Ambassador

I am delighted to have taken up my assignment in June 2014 as Germany’s new Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Economic TIES EXCELLENT

ECONOMIC relations between Saudi Arabia and Germany are excellent and goes back long before the foundation of the

Political Relations

Saudi Arabia is a very important partner for Germany. In fact, Saudi Arabia is a leading player in a key region.

GESALO — official representation of German business in Kingdom

THE Delegation of German Industry & Commerce for Saudi Arabia and Yemen (AHK Saudi Arabia) was founded in 1978.

Fall of the Wall and German reunification

NOVEMBER 9, 1989, the day on which the Berlin Wall fell, marked the climax of a trend that was similar to a revolution

Learning German in Saudi Arabia

KING Saud University (KSU) is offering a Bachelor degree in “German for translators” to young Saudis.

Eastern Germany is trendy

THE five federal states of eastern Germany are becoming increasingly popular with international visitors, and there

Wozniacki wears out Sharapova again

Caroline Wozniacki credited her training for next month’s New York Marathon as a key factor in her victory over Maria

De Villiers guides Proteas home

South Africa cruised to a six-wicket win over New Zealand.

Taulava-powered Road Warriors crush Batang Pier

Ageless Asi “The Rock” Taulava poured 12 of his team-high 21 points in the fourth quarter.

Clarke, Misbah ready for spin challenge

Michael Clarke and Misbahul Haq agreed spin will play a major role in the first of two Tests between Australia and

Spotlight on strikers as Madrid visits Liverpool

Liverpool and Real Madrid meet in a heavyweight Champions League match Wednesday with their star strikers going through contrasting fortunes in front of goal.

Blind rescues a point for United

Daley Blind’s late second half strike helped a lackluster Manchester United salvage a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich

Historic Indian club suspends games

Even as the glitzy Indian Super League grabs the spotlight, a 123-year-old football club in Kolkata has opted out of national tournaments this season due to a financial crisis.

India suspends future Windies tours

West Indies cricket was plunged into a major crisis Tuesday after India, the world’s richest board, suspended all future tours with them following the Caribbean team’s abrupt withdrawal from a

3 big IPOs in pipeline as Saudi market booms

Investment bank Saudi Fransi Capital has three big initial public offers.

Mideast rail & metro projects valued at $300b

A total of $300 billion worth of rail and metro projects are under way.

Global Investment House cuts capital to nullify loss

Shareholders of Kuwait’s Global Investment House have approved the write-off of 94.7 million dinars.

Abraaj close to buying controlling stake in Kudu

Private equity firm Abraaj Group hopes to conclude a deal soon to buy a majority stake in Saudi fast-food chain Kudu alongside TPG Capital, a senior Abraaj executive told Reuters.

Alwaleed holds talks with Citigroup CEO in Riyadh

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) met with Mike Corbat, CEO of Citigroup, at his

ECB looking at corporate bond buys

The European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds on the secondary market and may decide on the matter as soon as December with a view to begin purchases early next year, several

Massage and mooo-d music soothe Vietnam beef cake beauty contestants

This year’s winner of the Moc Chau beauty contest has an American father while her mother is of Dutch and Cuban

US military’s robot space plane back on Earth

A top secret US robot space plane landed back on Earth after a 22-month orbit, officials said.

Nobel laureate to be honored in Philadelphia

When Malala Yousafzai visits Philadelphia to accept an award for her efforts to promote girls’ education.

Monica Lewinsky says she was cyber-bullying Patient Zero

Monica Lewinsky said she was one of the first victims of cyber-bullying.

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, whose beautiful clothes defined American elegance for generations and

Giving it up for free
We all like free stuff and the chance to connect to free Wi-Fi, especially when travelling, is so hard to resist. Often
THE global community has welcomed the lifting of the face veil ban for Muslim women by the Australia’s Parliament House on Monday, adding to the debate on the issue that takes in religious freedom, female equality, secular traditions and even fears of terrorism.