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Blast outside Dammam mosque

A car exploded outside a mosque in Dammam during noon prayers on Friday.

Women should not look at football players’ thighs!

To be frank, I do not know why women are looked down upon more than men. This is common among scholars and extremists. How is it possible for anyone to say that women only watch football to enjoy looking at players’ thighs?

Let’s try early work hours this Ramadan

If the authorities approve a decision to make government offices in Ramadan open from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., as reported in Makkah daily, the changes will make life easier for employees and service seekers alike.

Istiraha — A rare look inside the Saudi man-cave

Istiraha — A rare look inside the Saudi man-cave

THE sun in Saudi Arabia’s New Diriyah beats down through the windscreen as Abu Talal lights up a cigarette and checks his iPhone.

Catastrophe averted

Catastrophe averted

A major catastrophe was averted Friday when security forces around Al-Anoud Mosque in Dammam stopped a suicide bomber disguised in women’s clothing from entering the mosque compound.

Keeping faith in good and hard times

Keeping faith in good and hard times

Why do people keep close relations with Allah at hard times, while only some keep this strong strand during ease? Suffering and hurt are prevalent everywhere we look.

Wives of military officers

Wives of military officers

Saudi military wives spoke with pride about their husbands and what they do for the country. Even though they live a difficult life, especially when their husbands are away from home, they take great pride in what their husbands do for the Kingdom.

Burmese community still an enigma

Burmese community still an enigma

Most people acknowledge the existence of the Burmese but few know about their lives in the Kingdom.

For a Daesh fighter, a paid honeymoon in Syria’s Raqqa

For a Daesh fighter, a paid honeymoon in Syria’s Raqqa

THE honeymoon was a brief moment for love, away from the front lines of Syria’s war. In the capital of the Daesh (so-called IS) group’s proclaimed “caliphate,” Syrian fighter Abu Bilal Al-Homsi was united with his Tunisian bride.

Pakistan’s vintage car collectors preserve a part of history

Pakistan’s vintage car collectors preserve a part of history

FOR an elite but passionate group of vintage car collectors in Pakistan, restoring antique rides is like traveling back in time — and money seems to be no obstacle.

Erdogan eyeing greater role in turbulent region

Erdogan eyeing greater role in turbulent region

FOR years Turkey has boasted NATO’s largest army, bar only the United States.

Study claims girls seek sisterhood — not just marriage

Study claims girls seek sisterhood — not just marriage

THE notion that young women are traveling to Syria solely to become “jihadi brides” is simplistic.

Do you really need an App for that?

Do you really need an App for that?

With a declining shelf-life and high costs, are apps right for your business?

Video Feature: Apps that bring Science To Life

Video Feature: Apps that bring Science To Life

One of my favorite science-based apps is The Elements.

OIC condemns Daesh, other militant groups

A conference of Muslim states on Thursday condemned main groups in Syria and Iraq and studied a plan for developing an effective strategy against "terrorism and extremism".

Do not engage in battles on Twitter

On social media websites, users are able to impersonate anyone they wish and pretend to belong to certain groups, countries.

M-Government in Saudi Arabia: Connected and innovative

Saudi society is the most digitally connected in the world. It has the highest use of Twitter per capita, and shares the number two spot with Hong Kong for the highest number of mobile phones per person.

SFDA bans poultry meat import from 13 US regions and Bhutan

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has temporarily banned the import of poultry meat, eggs, their products and equipment from five more regions in the United States because of the spread of severe bird flu disease there.

Why is so much time wasted at wedding parties?

I often wonder where the leftover food at a wedding party of 200 to 500 women goes when a quarter of the guests have already left because of the very late arrival of the bride and the unending dances and photo sessions.

Rohani stands against ‘morality’ police

RANIAN President Hassan Rohani has reignited the debate.

Beating the heat

Beating the heat

Palestinians spend time at the beach of the Mediterranean Sea on the coast of Gaza City, late Wednesday as

N-Talks: Iran against ‘excessive demands’

Iran on Thursday warned global powers against making “excessive demands” in talks aimed at sealing a ground-breaking nuclear deal.

Palestinian indicted in murder case

Israeli police say they have charged a Palestinian man with killing a Polish tourist in Israel in April.

470 bodies exhumed from Tikrit graves

Iraq has exhumed the remains of 470 people believed to have been executed by jihadists near Tikrit last year in what is known as the Speicher massacre.

2nd suspect in Bardo attack arrested

Tunisia has arrested a second Moroccan suspect over a deadly attack in March on the Bardo museum in Tunis.

At least 19 killed in Pakistan as gunmen attack bus: officials

Unidentified gunmen late Friday stormed two passenger coaches in southwest Pakistan, killing at least 19 people, officials said.

US removes Cuba from terror blacklist in landmark move

The United States removed Cuba from its blacklist as a state sponsor of terrorism on Friday, in a landmark move aimed at paving the way towards normalizing ties frozen for half a century.

Battle for hearts and minds in Hong Kong

FROM open-top bus tours and neighborhood rallies to bicycle protests and dance routines, campaigners in Hong Kong are employing a range of tactics to win hearts.

US military ships live anthrax to labs

The US military mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to laboratories in nine US states and a US air base in South Korea.

Pakistan hangs three for 1998 hijacking

Pakistan on Thursday executed three Baluch separatists convicted of hijacking a plane in 1998, which they attempted to fly to India to disrupt Islamabad’s first nuclear tests, officials said.

212 drifters detained

Over 200 joyriders were arrested in Madinah since the beginning of the year, said Gen. Muhammad Ajlan, head of Madinah’s Traffic Department.

24,000 job opportunities during Haj

The General Union of Cars in Makkah has announced job openings for this year’s Haj.

Dealer arrested

A bus driver was arrested for dealing in drugs using his minibus in Arar.

15th Scientific Forum on Haj inaugurated

A two-day event on Haj organized by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute for Hajj, Umrah and Visit Research at Umm Al-Qura University opened on Wednesday evening at Taibah University in

Qassim delegation heads to Qatif

A delegation of residents from the Qassim region recently extended their condolences to the families of people who died in the terrorist bombing of a mosque in the town of Al-Qudayh in Qatif last

Erdogan criticism: Journalist’s honor revoked

A Turkish city has canceled plans to bestow a rare honor on a former New York Times journalist because of an article in which he criticized President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Residency status of 40,635 Yemenis rectified

Residency status of 40,635 Yemenis has been rectified since the beginning of the campaign earlier this month, the Passports Department said on Thursday.

Tibetan mother burns herself to death

A Tibetan mother-of-two burned herself to death to highlight repression in the Chinese Himalayan region.

India heatwave deaths near 1,500

Hospitals in India were struggling Thursday to cope with an influx of victims of a blistering heatwave that has claimed nearly 1,500 lives.

Bomb alert at FIFA congress in Zurich: police

Zurich police confirmed Friday they were responding to a bomb alert at the venue where FIFA is hosting its widely-watched annual congress, amid a massive corruption scandal rocking world football's

Blatter warns of 'more bad news' for tainted FIFA

Blatter warns of 'more bad news' for tainted FIFA

Beleaguered FIFA President Sepp Blatter Thursday warned of "more bad news" for football's scandal tainted world body

Blatter chairs crisis meeting amid calls to quit

Blatter chairs crisis meeting amid calls to quit

FIFA President Sepp Blatter chaired an emergency meeting with continental soccer bodies.

Djokovic, Nadal and Serena reach 3rd round of French Open

Djokovic, Nadal and Serena reach 3rd round of French Open

Novak Djokovic came through an injury scare Thursday and made his way into the third round.

Ancelotti mulling AC Milan offer

Ancelotti mulling AC Milan offer

AC Milan is bidding to lure back Ancelotti.

Sevilla retains Europa Cup

Sevilla retains Europa Cup

Sevilla retained its Europa League title and lifted the trophy for a record fourth time amid a cascade of tears and

South Africa's 2010 Cup bid implicated in corruption probe

South Africa's 2010 Cup bid implicated in corruption probe

When South Africa won the right to host Africa's first World Cup, it was seen as a heartwarming reward for Nelson

Gilbert wins 18th stage of Giro

Gilbert wins 18th stage of Giro

Alberto Contador increased his lead on the 18th stage of the Giro d'Italia Thursday with a well-timed attack on the

Financiers team up with funds to lend rather than invest

Financiers team up with funds to lend rather than invest

AUSTRALIAN Symon Drake-Brockman is on the front line of a revolution in European finance. The former head of global

The Disney Land of Bandung

The Disney Land of Bandung

THE Trans Luxury Hotel Bandung is Indonesia’s newest reference in luxury.

Life Beyond 401(K)S

Life Beyond 401(K)S

LONG before the phrase "robo-adviser" existed, Sunnyvale, California-based Financial Engines was cornering the

Artsy Blue Bottle brews long queues in Tokyo

Artsy Blue Bottle brews long queues in Tokyo

JAPAN, famous for green tea, is welcoming artisanal American coffee roaster Blue Bottle with long lines.

Etihad Airways profits jump 52%

Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates’ fast-growing national carrier, said Thursday its profit rose by more than half to $73 million last year.

Dollar soars to 12-yr high against yen

The dollar soared to its highest level against the yen in more than 12 years on Thursday.

My hero, my teacher
Joyce Meyer once said that teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges. After parents, tea
Muslim-Jewish kitchen opens to help Nottingham’s neediest
Jew and Muslims have united to provide a weekly drop-in kitchen.
Football is the world’s greatest spectator sport. This has served to make the very top players and clubs and, by extension, the organizers of football leagues extremely rich.
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