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For husbands who want a Misyar marriage

It seems that Misyar marriages still appeal to some men despite the negative consequences of such unions.

Localization of jobs or giving them to others?

We should be fair towards the “Localization”.

Brightening our dull image abroad

A round 5,000 male and female Saudi students—comprising both those on scholarships and those who are not—in Amman, Jordan, established a club for Saudi students.

Malaysia declares MH370 an ‘accident’

Malaysia declared on Thursday the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident.

King Salman gives bonus to state employees, reshuffles Cabinet

King Salman gives bonus to state employees, reshuffles Cabinet

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman ordered bonuses to all state employees on Thursday and reshuffled some top government posts while keeping in place the interior, foreign, oil, finance and defense ministers.

King Salman a big hit on Twitter

King Salman a big hit on Twitter

King Salman has become a widely followed world leader on Twitter Inc while his popularity is progressively growing on other social media networks.

The Halal Guys food cart takes New York by storm

The Halal Guys food cart takes New York by storm

WHAT started in the 1990s as the original “The Halal Guys” food cart has become a word-of-mouth success story on the streets of New York and looks set to create a Middle Eastern street food phenomenon in national and international markets within the next five years.

Evolutional jealousy

Evolutional jealousy

SUSPICION in marital relations is a phenomenon that has existed for ages.

Slowdown on highways

Slowdown on highways

A NUMBER of taxi drivers in the Tabuk region have spoken out against the Saher traffic monitoring system that fines drivers for speeding and breaking other traffic laws, Al-Riyadh daily reported.

Israel, Hezbollah on verge of new war?

Israel, Hezbollah on verge of new war?

FEAR of open conflict with Israel — last seen in 2006 — has returned to Lebanon.

Palestine’s savior could be Antarctica’s neighbor

Palestine’s savior could be Antarctica’s neighbor

INSIDE the territory of Palestine lives a resilient, primarily Muslim population of about four million, encircled by a hostile neighbor.Some 21 hours’ flying time away is another resilient, highly atheist population of about four million, encircled by water.

‘Sociopath or new Hitler?’

‘Sociopath or new Hitler?’

In his latest interview, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad “voiced untruths with confidence.”

Confucius’ comeback

Confucius’ comeback

ARMS outstretched like Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer, a towering Confucius statue stands in the seaside resort that hosts the Chinese Communist leadership's summer retreat, opposite a hulking monument to President Xi Jinping's dreams.

 One lucky winner to get 20 kg of gold for the first time in festival history

One lucky winner to get 20 kg of gold for the first time in festival history

IT’s time to say goodbye again to Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), the event that has brought fortune and joy to residents and visitors alike from Jan. 1.

Coffee – the Drink of Scholars and Worshipers

Coffee  – the Drink of Scholars and Worshipers

Coffee in the morning is a quick pick-me-up to keep us alert and charged for the working day.

Scrap burning clouds fight against dioxins

Scrap burning clouds fight against dioxins

THE government is fighting a battle to put a stop to the toxic smoke that pollutes the Kingdom’s environment and

Encroachers evicted from govt land

The Jeddah Municipality has regained 585,000 square meters of government land from encroachers over the past three months, press reports said on Thursday.

Drug tests for drivers of women teachers

An official committee comprising representatives of four concerned departments has recommended drug and alcohol tests for drivers of buses transporting female schoolteachers.

Dozens missing after Bangla boat sinks

Dozens of people are missing after an overloaded fishing trawler carrying migrants to Malaysia sank in strong currents off the coast of Bangladesh on Thursday, officials said.

Trial finds GSK Ebola shot is safe

First results from a human trial of an Ebola vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline show it is safe and generates an immune response, scientists said on Wednesday, but larger trials are needed to see if it

Lanka's new govt plans war crimes probe

Sri Lanka is planning an investigation into accusations of human rights abuses in the final stages of a 26-year civil war amid international frustration at the failure to look into numerous civilian

Co-pilot flying AirAsia jet at time of crash

The French first officer of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed into the sea last month was at the controls at the time of the accident, Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC)

Uber’s bid for New Delhi return rejected

Uber has failed to win a license to resume operations in New Delhi after one of its drivers allegedly raped a female passenger in the Indian capital last month, an official said Thursday.

Editor held for Charlie Hebdo reprint

Police have arrested and bailed the editor of an Urdu-language newspaper in Mumbai for reprinting a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammedm, pbuh, from satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, police said

Turkey’s panic button project ‘fails’ to save battered women

Turkey’s panic button project ‘fails’ to save battered women

TURKEY’S pilot “panic button” project which aimed to curb violence against women has largely failed to achieve results.

Diyala massacre probe ordered

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi has ordered an investigation into allegations that Shiite militiamen massacred Sunni residents in the eastern province of Diyala, his spokesman said on Thursday.

Future talks within Libya: UN

Libya’s warring factions who operate rival governments have agreed “in principle” to hold future talks to end the crisis in Libya, moving the negotiations away from Geneva, the United Nations said

Turkey, Lebanon restart Baghdad flights

Turkish Airlines and Lebanon’s Middle East Airlines (MEA) resumed flights to Baghdad on Thursday after halting them earlier in the week when bullets hit a plane as it was landing in the Iraqi capital.

New IS deadline for hostage swap

An audio message purportedly from a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State militants said a Jordanian air force pilot also captured by the group would be killed unless a woman jailed in Jordan

Passing of King Abdullah: It’s really shocking

We slept under the care of a king and woke up under the care of another king.

Made in Heaven

There are moments in our lives that can only happen once in a blue moon. In my case, it’s when I took the UPCAT (University of the Philippines college admission test) to open a new chapter in my life.

Hajjar receives Pak Haj delegation

Hajjar receives Pak Haj delegation

A Pakistani delegation led by federal Minister for Religious Affairs Mohammed Yusuf Sardar meets with Haj Minister

Serena in dream Sharapova final

Serena in dream Sharapova final

Archrivals Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova set up a dream Australian Open final Thursday while Andy Murray ground

Blatter faces serious challenge at last

Blatter faces serious challenge at last

If anyone had doubts that football believes the time is right for change at FIFA.

Neymar double sends Barca into semis

Neymar double sends Barca into semis

Neymar struck twice as Barcelona came from behind to seal a 3-2 victory.

UAE eyes Asian bronze and Cup spot

UAE eyes Asian bronze and Cup spot

United Arab Emirates coach Mahdi Ali Thursday said his team was hopeful.

Guinea wins lucky draw

Guinea wins lucky draw

Guinea will play in the African Nations Cup quarterfinals after qualifying instead of Mali by the drawing of lots at a

Returning Amir promises to be ‘better human’

Returning Amir promises  to be ‘better human’

Pakistan paceman Mohammad Aamer vowed Thursday to prove himself as a “better player and better human being” after his

Wiesberger leads Dubai Classic by one

Wiesberger leads Dubai Classic by one

Austrian Bernd Wiesberger emerged the sole leader at Omega Dubai Desert Classic after Thursday’s first round featuring

‘Super Over’ returns for World Cup final

‘Super Over’ returns for World Cup final

A ‘Super Over’ will be used to determine the winner of this year’s World Cup if the final ends in a tie, the

Clarity needed in framing financial policies: Aboodi

Clarity needed in framing financial policies: Aboodi

Khaled Al-Aboodi, chief executive officer and general manager of Islamic Corporation for the Development of the

Garuda plans to undergo restructuring

Garuda plans to undergo restructuring

In a move to be more competitive and improve profitability.

Nippon Steel cuts profit forecast

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal said Thursday its nine-month net profit dropped 20.3 percent.

Nokia buoyed by strong growth

After selling its ailing handset unit, Nokia has turned a fourth-quarter net profit of 443 million euros ($502 million) with sales increasing nearly 10 percent, partly buoyed by strong growth in

LG Electronics in red in 4Q

LG Electronics Inc. said Thursday it has lost money in the fourth quarter as costs from the closure of its plasma TV operations offset a recovery in its mobile phone business.

Samsung drops annual profit in 3 years

Samsung Electronics posted its first drop in annual net profit in three years Thursday and saw resurgent arch-rival Apple barge in on its pole position as the world's top smartphone maker.

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Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena’s surprise defeat of the incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa in the election at the start of this month came about because of widespread public disgust at cronyism and corruption.
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