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KSA urges Yemenis to rally behind president

The Council of Ministers on Monday called on the people of Yemen to rally behind President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi so as to enable him to perform his constitutional duties as well as to push forward the peaceful political process and get their country out of the current dangerous situation.

Residents urged to help nab illegal expatriates

Senior officials of the Ministry of Labor on Monday sought cooperation from citizens and expatriates to help nab violators of residency and labor laws and make the upcoming security campaign a big success.

Sports not mandatory in girls schools: Minister

It is not mandatory for girls schools to introduce sports programs, Education Minister Azzam Al-Dakhil has clarified.

King Salman, Erdogan discuss issues of concern

King Salman, Erdogan discuss issues of concern

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan listen to their national anthems during a welcoming ceremony upon the latter’s arrival in Riyadh on Monday.

Saudi consul seized in Yemen freed, returns home

Saudi consul seized in Yemen freed, returns home

A Saudi diplomat, kidnapped in Yemen almost three years ago and handed to Al-Qaeda, has been freed and returned to the Kingdom, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.

17 graveyards in a state of total neglect

17 graveyards in a state of total neglect

Seventeen cemeteries in Jeddah are suffering from negligence and many of them do not have fences to protect the graves from scavenging animals, residents told Al-Madinah newspaper.

People urged to eat healthy and avoid chronic diseases

People urged to eat healthy and avoid chronic diseases

Batterjee Medical College (BMC) for Science and Technology is working with Jeddah Health Affairs and the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) to raise public awareness of the importance of leading healthy lifestyles in order to avoid chronic diseases.

Algeria: 40 cops hurt  in anti-shale gas protest

Algeria: 40 cops hurt in anti-shale gas protest

Forty police officers were wounded on Sunday in clashes with demonstrators opposed to shale gas exploration in the Algerian Sahara, the Interior Ministry announced.

Kerry tries to dampen fuss over Israeli PM’s speech

Kerry tries to dampen fuss over Israeli PM’s speech

Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration’s diplomatic record with Iran entitles the US to “the benefit of the doubt” as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal.

Bangladesh arrests chief suspect in US blogger murder

Bangladesh arrests chief suspect in US blogger murder

Bangladesh’s elite security force said they had arrested a suspect on Monday over last week’s murder of the atheist American blogger Avijit Roy, accusing him of being behind earlier death threats on social media.

Prince William takes on diplomatic role in China

Prince William takes on diplomatic role in China

Britain’s Prince William, second right, is accompanied by a museum officer, right, as he tours the Forbidden City during his first visit in Beijing on Monday. — AFP

ICD signs infrastructure, technical venture accords

ICD signs infrastructure, technical venture accords

The Tunisian leasing firm El Wifack has signed an advisory services contract and a term sheet with the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB), in order to process and support its conversion to full Shariah- compliant Banking operations.

Hilton Garden Inn adds 3 more hotels

Hilton Garden Inn adds 3 more hotels

HILTON Worldwide has signed three new Hilton Garden Inn hotels for Dubai and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), adding to the mid-market brand’s growing portfolio of more than 10 hotels either trading or under development in the Middle East.

Not only expats commit crimes in the Kingdom

With reference to the article "Expats ‘commit a crime every 24 minutes’ (March 2), in every society any where in the world there are good and bad people.

Death sentence for the heinous crimes against fellow Muslims

With reference to the article "Two expats arrested over serial murders in Riyadh" by Mishal Al-Otaibi (March 2), they are a disgrace to Pakistan.

Educational achievement not the sole gauge to bring family

This refers to the article "Huroob or not Huroob" by Mahmoud Ahmad (March 2).I would like to bring another problem regarding "family visa".

Saudia brings forward start of Tabuk to Cairo flights

Saudi Arabian Airlines will operate direct flights from Tabuk to Cairo from Mar. 30, earlier than originally planned.

Egypt court ruling halts parliamentary election - judicial sources

Egypt's Administrative Court issued a ruling on Tuesday that effectively halts the March/April parliamentary election process, judicial sources said.

Libyan forces hit oil ports with air strikes, minor damage - official

A warplane belonging to the forces controlling Tripoli carried out airstrikes on the oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sidra on Tuesday, but only caused minor damage, said a security official allied

Lebanese soldier, militant killed in shootout in north-sources

A Lebanese soldier and a wanted militant were killed in an exchange of gunfire in northern Lebanon on Tuesday, security sources and a medic said.

Man who got lost in mountains ‘prepared himself for death’

A man in Al-Aqeeq who had been lost in the mountains for three days has been found after he buried himself underground thinking he was going to die, Al-Madinah reported.

Large-scale operation to retake Tikrit begins

Backed by allied Shiite and Sunni fighters, Iraqi security forces on Monday began a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein’s hometown from the self-proclaimed Islamic State

Policeman shot dead in Riyadh

A policeman died of bullet wounds on Monday following an attack by a criminal wanted in connection with a murder case.

10 suspected MERS cases being treated in Jeddah hospitals

There are 10 suspected cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus currently being treated at King Fahd Hospital in Jeddah, according to the head of the Health Ministry's department of

Pak consulate begins NADRA appointments

The Consulate General of Pakistan has started the appointment system of NADRA on a daily basis to run business in a smooth manner and without any operational or security issues.

Four Syrian refugees killed in fire at camp in Jordan

Four Syrian refugees died on Monday when their mobile home caught fire in Jordan’s Zaatari camp near the Syrian border, the United Nations refugee agency and a witness said.

Drone attack in Yemen kills Qaeda militants

A drone attack killed two suspected Al-Qaeda militants in the southern Yemeni province of Shabwa on Monday, local residents said.

Baby with defect born every 4.5 minutes

A baby is born with a birth defect every 4.5 minutes, according to a flyer developed by the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) ahead of a day of observation that aims to raise

A crime every 24 minutes

A crime every 24 minutes

WE have said it before and we are saying it again that we must think of radical strategic solutions to the abnormal

UN: Libya’s flow of weapons needs tighter controls

A new UN report says Libya’s ability to prevent the flow of weapons into and out of the chaotic country is “almost nonexistent,” and it calls for the tightening of an arms embargo that the

Uighur migrants held in Thailand for 11 months take case to court

A Thai court will decide this month whether to release 17 Uighurs from the western Chinese region of Xinjiang, including 13 children, who have been detained for the past 11 months in Bangkok, a

Australia on El Nino watch after Pacific Ocean warms

Australia's weather bureau said on Tuesday the chance of an El Nino developing this year had risen to about 50 percent after signs of renewed warming in tropical Pacific Ocean.

Indian Oil suspends official for leaking information

Indian Oil Corp (IOC) , the country’s biggest refiner, has suspended its general manager for international trade for allegedly leaking confidential information to an official of a private company,

Philippine army seizes rebel bomb factory as peace plan flounders

Philippine soldiers have seized a rebel base and bomb factory in the south, a spokesman said on Monday.

Brother of Australian on Indonesia death row pleads for mercy

The brother of an Australian facing imminent execution in Indonesia has appealed on national television for President Joko Widodo to spare the drug smuggler’s life.

El Salvador votes in tight congressional poll

El Salvador votes in tight congressional poll

El Salvador voted on Sunday in tightly contested congressional elections, with leftist President Salvador Sanchez

N. Korea fires missiles in anger at South-US military exercises

N. Korea fires missiles in anger at South-US military exercises

North Korea fired two missiles into the sea and vowed “merciless” retaliation on Monday as the US and South Korea

South Africa beats Ireland by 201 runs

South Africa beats Ireland by 201 runs

outh Africa thrashed Ireland by 201 runs in their World Cup Pool B match at Canberra's Manuka Oval on Tuesday.The

Strong bench key to Proteas’ campaign

Strong bench key to Proteas’ campaign

South Africa’s impressive depth was underlined in their emphatic World Cup win over West Indies Friday and with

5 magic moments

5 magic moments

Five magic moments at the 2015 Cricket World Cup as the tournament takes its first rest day Monday:

Harrington wins Honda in a playoff

Harrington wins Honda in a playoff

Padraig Harrington ended a seven-year title drought on the two main tours when he won the Honda Classic in a playoff

Villarreal holds Madrid

Villarreal holds Madrid

Real Madrid stumbled to a costly 1-1 draw with Villarreal at home Sunday to tighten the Spanish league title race.

Di Maria, Mata failing to live up to price tags at United

Di Maria, Mata failing to live up to price tags at United

Juan Mata and Angel Di Maria are the two most expensive players in Manchester United’s history, costing a combined 97

Nadal ends title drought in Argentina

Nadal ends title drought in Argentina

Rafael Nadal won his first title in nearly nine months Sunday, beating Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-1 to win the Argentina Open.

Oil price slump puts pressure on banking in oil-producing states

The significant drop in oil prices could lead to higher credit losses and lower liquidity for some banking systems in oil-producing countries, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services (S&P) said.

Saudi job market filled with opportunities

Saudi job market filled with opportunities

While more than half of KSA respondents believe that their financial position will improve in the next six months, a

HTC introduces new flagship smartphone, wearable, VR headset

HTC introduces new flagship smartphone, wearable, VR headset

HTC unveiled its new products Sunday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, including a new version of its One

MWC 2015 brims with new smart, not-so-smart phones

MWC 2015 brims with new smart, not-so-smart phones

Thousands of people are gathered in Barcelona this week for the Mobile World Congress 2015 to see the latest and

Huawei unveils new products enhancing consumer ecosystem

Huawei unveils new products enhancing consumer ecosystem

Just a day before the Mobile World Congress officially kicked off, Huawei held an event to bring everyone up to date

Civil Affairs van serves SABIC staff

A Civil Affairs mobile van provided services to Saudi SABIC employees at the company headquarters in Riyadh from Feb. 8 to 19.

Next Google Maps adventure: Soaring through Amazon jungle

Next Google Maps adventure: Soaring through Amazon jungle

For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it’s like to soar through trees in the Amazon jungle.

Ice age emperor penguins hit hard by the cold : study

Antarctica's Ross Sea has been a rare safe haven for emperor penguins for thousands of years, even when temperatures were too harsh for their liking, a study released Monday suggests.

Blind dog rescued after being lost for 2 weeks in the cold

Five Japanese men became sick after eating poisonous puffer fish, an official said Tuesday, the latest victims of a delicacy seen as sophisticated by fans and crazy by others.

Vermont town could let those ages 16, 17, vote locally

Residents of Brattleboro, Vermont, will vote on a ballot item that would let 16- and 17-year-olds vote in local elections.

Eight decade old couple celebrate their birthdays

A husband and wife thought to be one of the oldest married couples in New York have celebrated their birthdays — and their combined ages will be 212.

Dr. Khaled M. Batarfi
Russian president Vladimir Putin has condemned the murder of his leading political opponent Boris Nemtsov as “vile”. He is entirely right.
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