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Kingdom beefs up security

Saudi Arabia is beefing up security around shopping centers and oil facilities after receiving information about possible threats to the sites.

UN vote endorsement of Decisive Storm: KSA

The Council of Ministers on Monday welcomed the recent UN Security Council resolution on Yemen, saying that it gives a strong message to the Houthi rebels and also endorses the international community’s support for the Kingdom’s initiative to launch the ‘Decisive Storm Operation’.

Saudi soldier dies in line of duty; two others injured

Houthi militias are now resorting to suicide attacks along the Saudi border, according to Brig. Gen. Ahmad Al-Asiri, spokesman of the coalition forces and adviser at the office of the minister of defense.

Who cares?

Who cares?

In open contravention of the rules, a truck meant to transport sand and building materials was seen transporting laborers on a road in Dhahran, recently.

Violations in Makkah food joints declining

Violations in Makkah food joints declining

The municipality has reported that the rate of health violations in restaurants and food warehouses has decreased over the past few weeks.

Prominent Saudi women honored

Prominent Saudi women honored

Princess Hessa Bint Salman Bin Abdulaziz honored 37 prominent Saudi women, including Deputy Minister of Education Noura Al-Faiz, and Huda Al-Ameel, president of Princess Noura University, at a function held here on Sunday evening.

Lebanon thanks Kingdom

Lebanon thanks Kingdom

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman received at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday former prime minister of Lebanon Saad Al-Hariri, who thanked the King on the occasion of Lebanon receiving its first installment of $3 billion worth of French weapons paid for by Saudi Arabia.

Oil demand to swell ‘over coming months’

Oil demand to swell ‘over coming months’

Demand for oil will rise during 2015, OPEC said in its Monthly Market Report issued April 16.

It is a competitive market

This is in response to the article ‘No decision taken on limiting expats’ stay, in Saudi Gazette (April 20).

It is the age of globalization

Today is the age of globalization and not isolationism. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia should open its door for competent people around the world and form policies on open competition.

Abolish the Kafeel system

Until there is Kafeel system, the problem of jobs or Saudization will not be fruitful.

New blood flows like a roaring river…

This is in response to the article “Accountability is the new buzzword” in Saudi Gazette (April 19).

Calamity in the Middle East

This is in reference to the report "Millions of Mideast kids out of school,' in Saudi Gazette (April 16).

Arrival of more US warships off Yemen tightens 'siege'-Houthis

A senior official in the Iran-allied Houthi movement said the movement of more U.S. warships into waters off Yemen escalates Washington's role in a Saudi-led campaign against the group and aims at

Turkey arrests Syria-bound British family

Turkish police arrested a British family in the capital Ankara after being tipped off that they would try to cross the Syrian border to join Daesh (so-called - IS) militants, a Turkish official said

Lebanon gets first shipment of $3b worth of French arms

Lebanon gets first shipment of $3b worth of French arms

Lebanon received the first installment of $3 billion worth of French weapons paid for by Saudi Arabia on Monday, part

More than 30% of Arab youth jobless: Official

More than 30 percent of young Arabs are jobless because of unrest in many Arab nations and not enough investment, a top labor official has said.

Turkey PM mocked for ‘printing error’ peace process omission

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu drew ridicule Monday after blaming a printing error for the absence of any mention of the peace process with Kurdish rebels in his party’s manifesto for June 7

Egypt sentences 22 MB members to death

An Egyptian court sentenced 22 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death on Monday over an attack on a police station in a district outside Cairo in 2013, judicial sources said.

Magnitude-4.1 quake strikes near Iran nuclear power plant

Iran’s seismological center says a magnitude-4.1 earthquake has jolted a sparsely populated district some 200 kilometers (125 miles) southeast of Bushehr, an Arabian Gulf town that is home to Iran’s

S.Africa to deploy army in Johannesburg to fight anti-immigrant violence

South Africa will deploy the army to the township of Alexandra in the country's biggest commercial city of Johannesburg, the Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said on Tuesday.

2015 Med migrant death toll 30 times higher than last year: IOM

More than 1,750 migrants have perished in the Mediterranean since the start of the year -- more than 30 times higher than during the same period of 2014, the International Organization for Migration

Police detain suspect after fire at British Embassy in The Hague

Dutch police detained a man in connection with a fire at the British embassy in The Hague on Tuesday, they said in a tweet.

800 dead after Sunday's Mediterranean migrant shipwreck: UN

The United Nations refugee agency has confirmed 800 migrants died in a shipwreck off Libya on Sunday after speaking to survivors of the disaster.

Indian government determined to push land bill despite opposition

India’s reformist government went on the offensive on Monday, pushing ahead with a plan to make industrial land purchases easier that sets a course of direct confrontation with an opposition that

China’s Xi in Pakistan to unveil $46b investment plan

China’s Xi in Pakistan to unveil $46b investment plan

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Islamabad on Monday to unveil a $46 billion investment plan that Pakistan

Taliban kill 3 police, kidnap 19 de-miners in Afghanistan

Taliban kill 3 police, kidnap 19 de-miners in Afghanistan

Taliban militants attacked a police station in southern Afghanistan, killing three officers, and abducted 19 people

Two new domestic airlines to enter market at year-end

Two airlines will begin domestic operations at the end of this year, according to the head of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) Sulaiman Abdullah Al-Hamdan.

Surveillance cameras in demand as crimes soar

Many families and shop owners have decided to install surveillance cameras to prevent thefts, Al-Madina Arabic daily reported.

Swine flu strikes doctor in Jeddah

An internal medicine doctor working for King Abdulaziz University Hospital in Jeddah has contracted swine flu, Al-Watan daily reported.

The raining cloud of scholarships

The raining cloud of scholarships

I fully sympathize with the wish of Saudi students studying abroad on their own private expense to join the government

Jeddah and its aviation position

Jeddah and its aviation position

The airport in Jeddah was once the major hub in the Arab Gulf region before Bahrain airport offered it a tough

About 1,800 organ donors register electronically

A total of 1,798 people have registered as organ donors through the electronic program run by the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation (SCOT), according to the center’s director.

Contractor building Haramain Railway workshop replaced

A company warned by Transport Minister Abdullah Al-Muqbil for delaying the construction of a building to house the central workshop of the high-speed Haramain Railway has fired the contractor

Bayern hopes Pep-talk will boost confidence for Porto

Bayern hopes Pep-talk will boost confidence for Porto

Bayern Munich is on a mission with coach Pep Guardiola firing up his injury-hit team as it seeks to reverse a 3-1

CAS cuts Al-Shamrani’s ban to 6

CAS cuts Al-Shamrani’s ban to 6

Asian soccer player of the year Nasser Al-Shamrani has had his 8-match Asian Champions League ban for spitting and

Laudrup and Cannavaro target coaching success in Asia

Laudrup and Cannavaro target coaching success in Asia

Michael Laudrup and Fabio Cannavaro were giants of the global game as players and can take a big step toward coaching

Saint-Etienne holds Lyon 2-2

Saint-Etienne holds Lyon 2-2

Lyon missed the chance to move two points clear of Paris Saint-Germain at the top spot of the French league standings

Indian cricketer dies 3 days after on-field collision

Indian cricketer dies 3 days after  on-field collision

A promising young Indian cricketer died Monday after an on-field collision with a teammate during a club match in the

Furyk snaps winless drought

Furyk snaps winless drought

Jim Furyk ended a five-year PGA Tour victory drought with a birdie on the second playoff hole to beat fellow American

Desisa, Rotich winners at Boston Marathon

Desisa, Rotich winners at Boston Marathon

Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won his second Boston Marathon Monday, two years after he donated the medal from his first

Federations quit major sports association

Athletics’ world body Monday led a withdrawal from a major international sports association after its leader launched a public attack on IOC chief Thomas Bach.

Gulf states import 5 million tons fresh fruit, veg yearly

The Gulf states import an estimated 5 million tons of fresh fruit and vegetables annually, with a (statistical import) value of over $3 billion.

Marafiq selects Doble to enhance training services

To improve electrical grid reliability, Marafiq Power and Water Utility Company has contracted Doble Engineering Company, a subsidiary of ESCO Technologies Inc., to provide consulting and training

China 3 new free trade zones

China will launch three new free trade zones on Tuesday, official media said Monday, building on a project that began in Shanghai to much fanfare but has so far undershot expectations.

GCC to address impact of foreign direct investments

GCC to address impact of foreign direct investments

The Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) announced Sunday that the 15th Industrialists’ Conference

STC net profit up 4.7% to SR2.50 billion in Q1

STC net profit up 4.7% to SR2.50 billion in Q1

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) announced Monday the company’s preliminary financial results for the period ending March

Qatar tourism industry sustains growth in Q1

Qatar tourism industry sustains growth in Q1

Qatar’s burgeoning tourism industry continued growth in the first quarter of 2015 (January-March) as all key

‘Mad Men’ creator: Don Draper is a ‘very weak man’

‘Mad Men’ creator: Don Draper is a ‘very weak man’

on Draper, the central and serially seductive character of the hit TV show “Mad Men,” is actually a “very weak man,”

‘Expendables 4’ role? Pacquiao interested

‘Expendables 4’ role? Pacquiao interested

Last year, Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone reportedly offered Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao a starring

‘Golden Era’ garners 5 Hong Kong film awards

‘Golden Era’ garners 5 Hong Kong film awards

“The Golden Era,” a biography of Chinese novelist Xiao Hong, won top honors at the Hong Kong Film Awards, with its

Dog named Tank wins Beautiful Bulldog contest

The pups came to Iowa from as far away as New Jersey and Tennessee in hopes of landing a new nickname: “Beautiful Bulldog.”

Cover-up at China auto show as scantily clad models ‘banned’

Cover-up at China auto show as scantily clad models ‘banned’

Scantily clad female models draped over car bonnets were conspicuous by their absence as China’s premier auto show

THERE is good news and bad news in the trial of 69 Greek neo-Nazis accused murder and political violence inspired by racist hatred.
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