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Oil price ‘too low’: Saudi Aramco chief

World oil prices have fallen too far, the president of energy giant Saudi Aramco said on Tuesday, stressing it was for the market not OPEC producers to shore them up.

Parents would ‘rather have wild children than extremists’

After 9/11, terrorism and jihad have become taboo words for many and religious scholars preached against these two acts.

Saudi Arabia ‘next frontier’ in shale revolution: Al-Falih

Saudi Aramco, has said that it is to triple its investment in shale gas exploration in spite of oil prices at multi-year lows.

Obama leads heavyweight team to offer condolences

Obama leads heavyweight team to offer condolences

US President Barack Obama arrived in Riyadh on Tuesday for a four-hour stop leading a 30-member bipartisan delegation of lawmakers.

King Salman pledges continuity on energy in Obama talks - US official

King Salman pledges continuity on energy in Obama talks - US official

Saudi King Salman and US President Barack Obama discussed stability in the oil market, and the king expressed a message of continuity on Saudi energy policy in their talks.

Over 1m Umrah pilgrims pass through Jeddah

Over 1m Umrah pilgrims pass through Jeddah

More than a million pilgrims have either arrived or departed through King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) since the Umrah season started on Dec. 7.

Fakeih urges Saudi youth to acquire necessary skills to land in the private sector

Fakeih urges Saudi youth to acquire necessary skills to land in the private sector

Saudi Minister of Labor Engineer Adel Fakeih said the provision of job opportunities for citizens to work in the private sector enterprises is important and has become easier now.

Muqrin receives Cosgrove

Muqrin receives Cosgrove

Crown Prince Muqrin Bin Abdulaziz, deputy premier, receives Australian Governor General Peter John Cosgrove in Riyadh, Tuesday.

Students get tips at IYWA Career Guidance & Higher Education Fair

Students get tips at IYWA Career Guidance & Higher Education Fair

The 7th Higher Education Fair & Career Guidance Program organized by Indian Youth Welfare Association (IYWA) at Consulate General of India premises provided plethora of information for students to make a career choice with clarity and confidence.

Syria refugee kids depict joy, pain in photos

Syria refugee kids depict joy, pain in photos

The photos on display at a Beirut theater show Syrian refugees chopping wood, getting married, and playing in a Lebanese field.

A peaceful year ahead for the GCC

A peaceful year ahead for the GCC

According to the calendar of political events that financial institutions use to predict instability, 2015 should be a quiet year.

Obama wraps India visit with pleas on climate, religion

Obama wraps India visit with pleas on climate, religion

US President Barack Obama urged India to promote religious tolerance.

Blizzard spares New York, New England buried in snow

Blizzard spares New York, New England buried in snow

A blizzard initially billed as possibly one of the worst ever in New York left only moderate snow in the Big Apple – and officials and forecasters red-faced – as New England bore the brunt of the storm Tuesday.

Syria opposition, Assad representatives meet in Moscow: Syrian source

Syrian opposition figures and representatives of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad began talks in Moscow Wednesday aimed at restarting long-stalled peace negotiations to end the country's

Downtown Jeddah’s parking woes leave drivers in a bind

Traffic problems in downtown Jeddah have reached a near-boiling point with drivers refusing to go to the city’s historic district due to the impossibility of finding a parking spot.

Social media, a culture of popularity

Popularity used to be a mission that most people strived for, whether it was in one’s school life, adult life, in his job, or among his family members.

8 killed as gunmen attack luxury hotel in Tripoli

8 killed as gunmen attack luxury hotel in Tripoli

Gunmen attacked a hotel in Tripoli on Tuesday where government representatives and foreign delegations often stay,

Performing Haj on horns

Performing Haj on horns

IN our legacy, with all its good and bad aspects, we have inherited a number of anecdotes and proverbs. We have also

Arab lawmakers shake up Israeli politics with historic union

Arab lawmakers shake up Israeli politics with historic union

Israel’s Arab political parties are banding together under one ticket.

Stop spreading hashish jokes: Narcotics officials

The General Directorate of Narcotics Control has recently issued a warning against spreading jokes about hashish users.

Emirati airlines halt flights to Baghdad after shooting

Multiple airlines from the United Arab Emirates said on Tuesday they were cancelling flights to Baghdad.

Jeddah to select 14 best teachers

The city will soon announce its best 14 teachers in both government and private schools and will adopt and implement their distinguished educational projects in May.

Iraq ‘sleeper cells’ fight IS group

Iraq ‘sleeper cells’ fight IS group

“Sleeper cells” made up of former Iraqi police officers and soldiers are tipping off authorities to self-proclaimed

Erdogan says no to Syrian Kurdistan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said his country opposes the idea of a Kurdish-controlled autonomous government in northern Syria.

Money laundering on the rise

The number of money laundering cases increased from 251 in 2013 to 265 last year, according to the Shoura Council.

UN halts Gaza house repairs saying donors failed to pay up

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees said on Tuesday that it cannot afford to repair Gaza homes damaged in last year’s war with Israel because donors have failed to pay.

A beautiful memoire!

This is in reference to the article, “Kings of humanity: Sons and father.” The article carries words which convey the true feelings of every citizen of this state.

A good and right decision

This is in response to the article, “UN to discuss contempt of religions at KSA’s request.” The United Nations Human Rights Council’s decision to discuss the issue of contempt of religions and to

Suicide blast kills at least five people in north Mali - sources

A suicide attack in the disputed north Malian town of Tabankort killed at least five people overnight, according to two Tuareg rebel sources on Wednesday.

Pak teachers get gun training after Peshawar massacre

Pak teachers get gun training after Peshawar massacre

Teachers in northwest Pakistan are being given firearms training.

Bangladesh charges Khaleda in arson case

Bangladesh charges Khaleda in arson case

Bangladesh police said they have charged opposition leader Khaleda Zia.

Hundreds of South Sudan child soldiers freed: UN

South Sudanese rebels on Tuesday released 280 child soldiers, the first batch of some 3,000 to be freed but with thousands more still fighting.

Philippine police commander fired after 44 commandos die

Philippine officials have removed the commander of a police special action force from his post after at least 44 anti-terror commandos were killed in a clash with Muslim rebels in the country’s south.

Manila rejects US Marine’s appeal to drop murder case

The Philippines on Tuesday rejected an appeal by a US Marine that it drop a murder case against him in the death of a transgender Filipino woman last year.

Probe after 11 die in NATO training jet crash in Spain

Probe after 11 die in NATO training jet crash in Spain

Officials investigated Tuesday how a fighter jet crashed during NATO training exercises at an air force base in Spain,

Australia beats UAE to join S. Korea in Asian Cup final

Australia beats UAE to join S. Korea in Asian Cup final

Australia remained course for its maiden Asian Cup title after defeating United Arab Emirates 2-0 in a semifinal at

Berdych ends Nadal tyranny

Berdych ends Nadal tyranny

Rafael Nadal’s Australian Open dream lay in tatters Tuesday with the third seed crushed by Tomas Berdych in the

Bradford handed chance for another FA Cup shock

Bradford handed chance for another FA Cup shock

Bradford will have the opportunity to spring another FA Cup.

More draws send DR Congo and Tunisia through

More draws send DR Congo and Tunisia through

Tunisia and Democratic Republic of Congo reached the African Nations Cup.

Meralco pips Ginebra to start PBA tournament

Meralco pips Ginebra to start PBA tournament

The Meralco Bolts used a suffocating defense to bring down crowd favorite Barangay Ginebra Kings, 85-74, Tuesday

‘If you take me back to 1995, I would do it again’

‘If you take me back to 1995, I would do it again’

Cycling outcast Lance Armstrong has said he would take banned substances again if faced with the same circumstances

Dutchman van Praag joins FIFA presidential race

Dutchman van Praag joins FIFA presidential race

Dutchman Michael van Praag became the fourth man to challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency when he joined the

Narine withdraws from Windies Cup squad

Narine withdraws from Windies Cup squad

Off-spinner Sunil Narine has withdrawn from the West Indies World Cup squad while he continues to work on his

Khaled: Developing human capital, innovation key to competitiveness

Khaled: Developing human capital, innovation key to competitiveness

Saudi Minister of Education Prince Khaled Al-Faisal underscored that the Kingdom sees competitiveness.

Oil falls below $48 despite Opec view

Oil gave up early gains on Tuesday as a strong dollar weighed on prices.

KSA’s transport sector windfall for investors

The Kingdom’s transport sector will be a big bonanza for investors over the coming years, Abdulaziz Al-Auhali, chairman of Saudi General Transport Authority, said in his address at the 8th Global

Saudi stocks extend gains

Saudi Arabia's bourse edged up on the back of banking stocks, while Egypt's stock market turned bullish again in early trade on Tuesday after a short bout of profit-taking.

Dubai to be world’s most popular city destination by 2020

Dubai to be world’s most popular city destination by 2020

Dubai is aiming to be the world’s most popular city destination by 2020, as part of the city’s long-term growth

Gulf education sector to double device usage

The education sector in the GCC is expected to increase its device utilization to 100 percent in the coming two years, according to a recent study commissioned by Intel to IDC.

Facebook's Oculus forms in-house virtual-reality film studio

Facebook Inc's Oculus VR is getting into movies with an in-house studio dedicated to making virtual-reality films and premiered its first short piece at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday.

Main Street is the place for celebrity selfies at Sundance

Main Street is the place for celebrity selfies at Sundance

Star-watchers looking for photographic evidence of their celebrity sightings were likely to find success on Park

'Selma' director, star set for Katrina movie

'Selma' director, star set for Katrina movie

Ava DuVernay, the director of the Martin Luther King historical movie "Selma," is set to again team up with the film's

'Mohenjo Daro' goes on floor

'Mohenjo Daro' goes on floor

Ashutosh Gowariker's fourth period film, "Mohenjo Daro," will soon go on floor, as the film's lead actor, Hrithik

Emma Watson to star in Beauty and the Beast adaptation

Emma Watson to star in Beauty and the Beast adaptation

Emma Watson took to Twitter to announce her role in one of Disney's classic adaptation, Beauty and the Beast.

Tech: Raising care standards for regional health services consumers
Arab Health Exhibition & Congress 2015, the Middle East’s largest healthcare event and the second largest in the world,
For a Russian president brought up in a Soviet Union where it was the state that, metaphorically-speaking, could decide that the sun was shining, even on a completely cloudy day.
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