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New program set by center to eliminate misconceptions

Prince Muhammad Bin Naif Center for Advice and Care will announce soon a new program for dispelling Shariah misconceptions that has been approved by the Board of Senior Scholars.

‘Dialogue only way to solve dilemma’

Dialogue is the only way to arrive at a solution to a dilemma.

GCC condemns IS extreme practices

The 132nd GCC Ministerial Council stressed the importance of enhancing joint Gulf action and facing all challenges together.

King says West will be extremists’ next target

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has warned that the West will be the next target of the extremists sweeping through Syria and Iraq, unless there is “rapid” action.

‘Mom charted my course to success’

Ghada Al-Mutairi used to save her daily pocket money to purchase electronic devices in order to unravel their secrets and how they functioned. She had a natural love for science and was fascinated by scientific research, which she used to read about when she was in school.

Police locate elderly woman’s residence

New details emerged on a 92-year-old woman who was abandoned by unidentified people in the vicinity of the Civil Affairs Office in Jeddah more than a week ago.

Pollution choking city

This concrete factory along Haj Street in Makkah is not only annoying to the residents of the area but is also contributing immensely to polluting the city.

150 Filipinos complete computer literacy program

About 150 Filipinos in Jeddah have completed a computer literacy program conducted by Jeddah Educational Foundation (JEF-Filcom).

Inclusion of Tadawul into MSCI raises overpricing risk in short to medium term

The opening and eventual inclusion of the Tadawul (Saudi stock exchange) into MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital International Global Equity Indexes (MSCI) raises the risks of overpricing of stocks in the short to medium term, Riyadh-based Jadwa Investment said in its comments on the opening of Tadawul to foreign investors over the weekend.

Mobily fund to invest in technology startups

Mobily to foster its position of innovation and market leadership by the launch of “Mobily Ventures”, the Corporate Venture Capital arm of Mobily.

New Ebola drug heals all monkeys

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus.

Saudis must learn not to waste food

I am writing with regard to the article "Why do Saudis waste so much food?" (Aug 29). It is true enough. I work in a restaurant in this country and sad to say, 90 percent of our customers do waste

Saudi market should be open to all investors

With regard to the article "Why do so many Saudis become US citizens?" (Aug. 29), they become US citizens because there are easy rules in the US for starting a business. There is nothing similar to

No need for Umrah permits in Ramadan

I am writing with regard to the post "Require permits for Umrah in Ramadan" (Aug. 28). Some people make suggestions on religious issues without being aware of the religious implications of their

Working mothers’ predicament on the day of school reopening

As the new school year starts Sunday, most mothers prefer to go to school and stay with their children, especially children who are attending school for the first time.

Global criticism of Kingdom’s human rights record ‘illogical’

The National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) said it considers criticism from international organizations of the Kingdom’s human rights record as "Illogical and untrue".

Are we an unethical people?

Are we in this country, Saudis and expatriates, unethical? I asked this question to myself after observing many incidents of bad behavior. The answer to this question is, regretfully, yes.

What type of abaya do they wear?

I do not know why there is so much debate about the types of abayas women wear.

Parents grieve in silence as ‘disease of disobedience’ spreads

A number of religious scholars and sociologists have said disobedience to parents is a serious social illness that has become widespread.

Two thirds of children struggle to talk to fathers

The supervisor of King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue said 64 percent of children ask their mothers to act as mediators to converse with their fathers.

Police overpower man who attacked passersby

Police in Al-Qurayyat governorate overpowered a man believed to be in his 30s on Friday after he attacked travelers and threw stones at them.

Syrian rebels attack Golan peacekeepers

Clashes erupted between A-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels and UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the

Four Yemen soldiers, 10 Qaeda suspects die in barracks attack

A double overnight attack, one a suicide car bombing, by Al Qaeda suspects on a barracks in southeast Yemen killed four soldiers and 10 insurgents dead, a military official told AFP Saturday.

Iran: Fresh US sanctions have deepened mistrust

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday said fresh US sanctions imposed on organizations linked to Tehran’s nuclear program have “further deepened” mistrust that exists between the long-time foes.

27 Yazidi women ‘sold into marriage’: NGO

Several dozen Yazidi women kidnapped by Islamic State extremists in Iraq have been taken to Syria, forced to convert and sold into marriage to militants, a monitoring group said Saturday.

Egyptian court sentences Brotherhood leader Badie to life in prison

An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Badie, general guide of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and seven others to life

Housing group: 20 years to rebuild Gaza

An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza’s battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between

Abbas blames Hamas for prolonged war

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Hamas on Friday for extending fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip,

At least 230 wounded as police clash with protesters in Islamabad

At least 230 people were wounded in clashes between thousands of police and protesters in Pakistan's capital Islamabad late Saturday, as a fortnight-long political impasse took a violent turn when

Modi visits Japan to deepen defense, commercial ties

India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew into Japan Saturday on a five-day official visit as their governments

India says Pakistan border ceasefire violations ‘provocative’

India on Saturday branded a string of ceasefire violations along its frontier with rival Pakistan as “serious” and “provocative” and said they were hindering better ties between the nuclear-armed

Indian police charge ex-minister, Malaysian tycoon in telecoms scam

India’s federal police have filed charges against a former minister, his media mogul brother, and a Malaysian tycoon over alleged corruption to help Malaysia’s Maxis group take control of an Indian

Suspected rebels kill Indian soldier in Kashmir

Suspected rebels killed one Indian soldier and wounded another on Saturday near the highly militarized cease-fire line dividing disputed Kashmir between India and Pakistan, an Indian army officer

What dispute? India and China ignore land squabble

For more than 50 years, it has pitted India against China — a smoldering dispute over who should control a swath of

India’s investigators drop corruption case against top industrialist

India’s top police agency has dropped a corruption case against leading industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, who had

Upset wave at US Open, men steady

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova joined a long list of women’s upset victims at the US Open when she was ousted in the

Stoke shocks Man. City

Manchester City slumped to a surprise first defeat in the defense of its Premier League title Saturday.

Spinners hand India second ODI victory over England

India’s spinners again proved England’s undoing as the tourists won the third One-Day International at Trent Bridge

Lanka routs Pakistan again

Seamer Thisara Perera claimed 4-34 and Tillakartane Dilshan hit an unbeaten 50 as Sri Lanka trounced Pakistan by seven

Lee in third world final, Li seals return trip

Malaysian world number one Lee Chong Wei secured a third straight men’s singles final’s appearance at the Badminton

Palmer sets the pace at TPC Boston

American Ryan Palmer, whose putting has been razor sharp for the past six weeks, upstaged some of golf’s biggest names

Nationals snap losing streak

The Washington Nationals tagged Felix Hernandez for four home runs, then added two more against the Seattle relievers,

Kim extends lead at Portland Classic

South Korea’s In-Kyung Kim fired a five-under 67 to stretch her lead to three shots after the second round of the LPGA

Kuwait crude oil at $99.59

The price of Kuwaiti crude oil spiked 45 cents in Friday’s transactions, reaching the level of $99.59 a barrel compared to $99.14 the day before, according to oil prices announced by Kuwait

Time to ditch growing stocks, stick with them?

Is it time to cash out of stocks?

Mexico energy reforms herald cheaper oil in the Americas

After months of passionate debate and discussions, the Mexican Congress has finally approved the reforms package, opening Mexico’s oil and energy sector to domestic and foreign private capital,

Greece looks to debt relief in IMF talks

A delegation of senior Greek ministers heads into meetings in Paris with EU-IMF creditors on Tuesday hoping to win a direly-needed new round of debt relief to propel economic recovery.

Oman banks savings, deposits rise

According to the report issued by the Central Bank of Oman (CBO), quasi-money (savings and time deposits, certificates of deposits issued by commercial banks, margin deposits and foreign currency

India economy on mend Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

India's fastest growth in over two years shows the economy is recovering, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Saturday,

Wild animals must be in the jungle

Thousands of parrots, monkeys, iguanas, toucans, turtles and other rainforest animals are kept as exotic pets in Costa

Egg-throwing and road rage as Scotland campaign heats up

Insults, egg-throwing and rage: the campaign ahead of Scotland's independence referendum is heating up.

Florida's 12-foot 'most wanted' crocodile dies after his capture

The hunt for an enormous crocodile that bit an inebriated young couple ended Friday.

Italian PM hands out ice cream in response to magazine cover

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi handed out ice creams to journalists.

Harry to receive honorary Oscar

Oscar organizers announced Thursday they will give a prestigious humanitarian award to US actor-producer-singer Harry

There is no serious doubt left that Russia is now directly involved in the fighting in Ukraine.