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Rotorcraft Support Center to boost Saudization

BOEING has signed an agreement with Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI) and Alsalam Aircraft Company to create the Saudi Rotorcraft Support Center in the Kingdom.

Let’s set up cafés for women

We do not have cafés strictly for women in our cities. I suggest that the Ministry of Labor grant licenses to women who want to start such businesses and allow them to employ female expatriate workers to do menial jobs like cleaning.

Fraud and deceit at wedding ceremonies

One popular traditional Saudi story that is often repeated to teach wisdom is the one about the grandmother who advises her granddaughter who is about to get married to wear a necklace made of animal manure.

Saudi students in the US to discuss ways to volunteer

Saudi students in the US to discuss ways to volunteer

AS the new academic year begins, over 300 students from Saudi Arabia will gather in Washington D.C. this week to discuss issues facing students from the Kingdom studying in the United States.

Are women’s health clubs still lacking?

Are women’s health clubs still lacking?

WHILE exercise trends and dieting fads are popping up in the media, obesity rates in the Kingdom are still alarmingly high.

What is behind teenagers’ love for superstars?

What is behind teenagers’ love for superstars?

TEENAGERS’ obsession with celebrities all over the world is no secret and the Kingdom is no exception. Many youngsters have become so obsessed that they look up and try to imitate their favorite stars by dressing up, getting the same haircut and keeping up with their lives.

Power buddies: Why do Putin and El-Sisi often wear matching outfits?

Power buddies: Why do Putin and El-Sisi often wear matching outfits?

Egyptian President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have been spotted wearing almost identical outfits at different occasions.

Gorillas not guerrillas: Tourism hope in troubled Congo

Gorillas not guerrillas: Tourism hope in troubled Congo

TOURISTS perch perilously on a volcano's edge as swirling smoke belches from the fiery cauldron of lava below.

SABIC initiative distributes 60,000 school bags in Kingdom

SABIC initiative distributes 60,000 school bags in Kingdom

SABIC organized its annual “Back to School” program for the academic year 2015-2016, coinciding with the new school year, in association with the Ministry of Social Affairs and in cooperation with the SABIC Employees Charity Fund (BERR).A ceremony to mark the successful conclusion of the program was held at the Al-Khozama Hall in Riyadh in the presence of Dr. Abdullah Bin Nasser Al-Sadhan, deputy minister, the Ministry of Social Affairs, Mohammed A. Al-Morshid, director general, directorate of education, Riyadh, Dr. Talaat Al-Dhafer, SABIC vice president.

Kingdom’s largest Apple Shop now open in Virgin Megastore

Kingdom’s largest Apple Shop now open in Virgin Megastore

VIRGIN Megastore has opened the biggest Apple Shop in Saudi Arabia at their Red Sea Mall store in Jeddah on Monday Aug. 24.

Families must do their own housework

With regard to the article “Manpower hiring by individuals now only a click away” (Aug. 26), if Saudis were able to change their attitude and take responsibility for their household by themselves,

Traffic is bad. Uneducated drivers make it worse!

I am writing with regard to the article “A barrier that needs to be removed” (Aug. 26) which calls for allowing women to drive in Saudi Arabia.

Equality of the sexes will take time

I am writing with regard to the article “Male domination and women’s ‘defeatist’ attitude in civic polls” (Aug. 26).

‘Woman records husband to prove verbal abuse in court’ (Aug. 19)

Proof is always to one’s benefit, especially in a society that tends not to believe the words of a woman without it.

‘Over 5.5m students set to brave heat’ (Aug. 20)

Sorry, but the brave survivors of this heat are our “health engineers “ who are battling the heat because their capitalist companies keep on violating the rules.

‘128 women obtain khula divorces in 10 months’ (Aug. 20)

These wives who divorce by khula must have been very desperate to end their marriages on condition that they give up their dowry and/or alimony especially for those women who are not from rich

‘End the suffering of Saudis on scholarships abroad’ (Aug. 21)

Saudi students abroad are not suffering. There are many different systems put in place by the government to help them at every step.

‘How safe are our schools?’ (Aug. 22)

Saudi Arabia is a very rich oil producing country; why would it not invest in its schools, in its children, in the installation of air-conditioning units in classrooms and in the safe transportation

‘Study shows accidents involving female teachers on the rise’ (Aug. 22)

The reason for most of these accidents is that many of the drivers of the cars transporting female teachers or students are mostly young men or even teenage boys.

We need new laws protecting the rights of both landlords and tenants

The steps the government is taking to enforce stricter private sector and investment laws should be praised. For example, the laws on issuing bad checks have been made more stringent so that anyone

Riyadh hospitals step up efforts to combat coronavirus

Hospitals in Riyadh region have embarked on an intensive awareness campaign against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in line with the directives of Prince Faisal Bin

507,788 expats deported this year

Maj. Gen. Daifallah Al-Huwaifi, deputy director general of passports, said a total of 507,788 expatriates were deported for labor and residency law violations since the start of the current Hijri

Hospital for MERS patients in Haj named

The Ministry of Health has designated King Abdullah Medical Complex in North Obhur to handle possible cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) during the current Haj season.

'Cradle of Islam' launched in Melbourne

A Saudi Arabian pavilion named “the Cradle of Islam” was launched on Wednesday at the Islamic museum in the Australian city of Melbourne.

Russia-Egypt relations: Farewell to old alliances?

FOR the third time since becoming president of Egypt, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is in Russia amid another round of official propaganda about the significance of the fast-growing strategic alliance.

Key names out in interim Turkish govt

An interim power-sharing government announced in Turkey on Friday sees the departure of high-profile figures including Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, senior officials said, but there is little

12 Daesh supporters get death

An Egyptian court sentenced to death 12 members of Daesh group (the so-called IS) Thursday for planning attacks against police and soldiers in the country, a judicial official said.

Usual business in Aden

Usual business in Aden

A Yemeni man shops for fish at a market in Aden's suburban Sheikh Othman neighborhood.

Yemen army recruits 4,800 southerners

The Yemeni army has recruited 4,800 southern fighters following a presidential decision to integrate loyalist militiamen who helped push Iran-backed rebels out of second city Aden, a military

PLO parliament meeting set

A top official says the parliament of the Palestine Liberation Organization will meet in the West Bank next month to elect a new leadership.

Aid-starved Syria refugees desert Mideast for Europe

After escaping a devastating war, frustrated Syrian refugees in aid-starved neighboring states say they must now choose between an exodus to Europe or “returning home to die”.

After failed attempts to remove rival, president Sein uses force to topple Mann

After failed attempts to remove rival, president Sein uses force to topple Mann

Myanmar President Thein Sein had tried and failed at least twice before to topple his arch-rival Shwe Mann, but when

AFRONAUTS ON VERGE OF HISTORY

AFRONAUTS ON VERGE OF HISTORY

Young hopefuls in race to be first black African in spaceN half a century of space travel more than 500 people have

3 arrested for 71 migrants death

Police arrested three people in Hungary overnight in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants found in a refrigerated truck.

Thai police question Uighur trio

Thai police on Friday said three Uighur Muslims, among dozens detained in the kingdom for illegal entry last year, have been questioned over the deadly Bangkok bombing.

Indo-Pak border firing kills 9

Cross-border firing between India and Pakistan killed at least nine people on Friday, the day India marked the 50th anniversary of a war between the two South Asian nations.

Bangladesh arrests 2 more suspects

Police in Bangladesh have arrested two more suspected members of a banned militant group thought to be behind the slaying of a secular blogger in the fourth such deadly attack this year.

‘Great Escape’ survivor Royle dies

Australian Paul Royle, one of the only two remaining survivors from World War II’s daring “Great Escape” prison break, has died aged 101 in a Perth hospital, his son said Friday.

Schippers shatters European record

Schippers shatters European record

Dutch sprinter Dafne Schippers smashed a European record which has stood since the 1970s as she won world 200m gold

Reus powers Dortmund

Reus powers Dortmund

Marcos Reus scored a hat trick as Borussia Dortmund cruised into the Europa League group stage Thursday.

Platini tightlipped on FIFA campaign

Platini tightlipped on FIFA campaign

UEFA president Michel Platini remained tightlipped on the FIFA presidency campaign in his first public address Friday

Bell quits One-Day Internationals

Bell quits One-Day Internationals

England batsman Ian Bell is retiring from One-Day Internationals to concentrate on prolonging his Test career, the

Lindeman claims summit win, Chaves holds Vuelta lead

Lindeman claims summit win, Chaves holds Vuelta lead

Dutch rider Bert Jan Lindeman won Friday's seventh stage of Spain's Vuelta at La Alpujarra summit during a first stage

Bolt's scooter assailant says sorry with bracelet

Bolt's scooter assailant says sorry with bracelet

The cameraman who sent Usain Bolt flying at the World Athletics Championships presented him with a red bracelet Friday

Anderson in semifinals

Anderson in semifinals

Second-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa beat eighth-seeded Borna Coric of Croatia 6-2, 7-6 (1) on Thursday night

Rain ruins play in Sri Lanka

Rain ruins play in Sri Lanka

India lost two quick wickets to reach 50-2 before rain washed out the rest of the opening day of the third and final

Turkey manufacturers set sights on Dubai

Turkey manufacturers set sights on Dubai

AN exclusive new report published by Tophotelprojects for The Hotel Show Dubai 2015 revealed that hotel construction

New banks helps Kremlin keep Russia’s economy afloat

New banks helps Kremlin keep Russia’s economy afloat

FOUR private banks with friendly ties with the Kremlin are emerging as big winners from Russia’s economic crisis.

Apple, Boeing to make wearable tech

The Pentagon is teaming up with Apple, Boeing, Harvard and others to develop high-tech sensory gear flexible enough to be worn by people or molded onto the outside of a jet.

Oil prices extend gains on US data

Crude extended gains in Asia Friday following a 10 percent price surge in the previous session fueled by strong US economic data.

Myanmar airport project delayed

A long-delayed international airport project in Myanmar has been postponed again, by four years this time, because of a delay in securing funds, state media and an official source said on Friday.

Line says still considering IPO

Popular Japanese messaging app Line said Friday it was still considering plans for an initial public offering, after a report said it had shelved the sale for a second year in a row.

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With one of the hottest summers in history, temperatures in Jeddah almost hit 50 degrees Celsius this week. Heat exhaust
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