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Several casualties in Qatif mosque explosion

Several worshipers were killed and injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a mosque in Qatif governorate in the Eastern Province on Friday.

Two killed in Houthi shell attacks in Asir, Jazan

One Saudi citizen and a child were killed and six others, including two expatriates, were injured in separate mortar shell attacks in the southern Asir and Jazan regions by Houthi rebels on Thursday evening and Friday.

Holes that swallow people in the Kingdom’s cities

What is happening these days in our country is unacceptable.

Qatar’s pearl divers seek tradition, riches

Qatar’s pearl divers seek tradition, riches

From a distance it could be a scene from Qatar’s ancient past, long before the country’s modern-day wealth was secured by the discovery of gas and oil.

Women of the desert set example of determination and will

Women of the desert set example of determination and will

The difficult circumstances and hard life many Saudi women face in the desert have not stopped them from providing for their families.

Stark reality of schools: Female students’ dashed ambitions

Stark reality of schools: Female students’ dashed ambitions

That state of school buildings plays an important role in the overall education of a student as good facilities appear to be an important precondition for learning.

“I identify myself with art” Introducing  Omani artist  Alia Al Farsi

“I identify myself with art” Introducing Omani artist Alia Al Farsi

Born in Muscat, Oman, Alia Al Farsi’s first solo exhibition was recently held at Dubai’s Empty Quarter Gallery last month. She then went on to exhibit her work at the Venice Biennale on 6th of May as part of an official collateral event of the biennale.

IDB arm to aid in Tajik bank’s Islamic conversion

IDB arm to aid in Tajik bank’s Islamic conversion

ALMATY, Kazakhstan: Bonki Rushdi Tojikiston (BRT) has signed an advisory services agreement with the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group to process and support its conversion into Shariah-compliant operations.

Ramadan-inspired home styles

Ramadan-inspired home styles

Every year the holy month of Ramadan brings with it the spirit of tradition, togetherness and generosity as millions of families across the region unite in a time for reflection and commemoration.

Discover Rome: Discover Rome: Top 10 attractions

Discover Rome: Discover Rome: Top 10 attractions

Rome, Italy’s capital is a manifestation of sheer.

Causes and effects of youth unemployment in Mideast

Causes and effects of youth unemployment in Mideast

FAWZIYEH SHARIF and dozens of other young women who make jeans for the US market in a factory in this village in northern Jordan consider themselves lucky — even though they spend 48 hours a week bent over sewing machines for minimum wage.

Pakistan condemns Qatif mosque explosion

Pakistani President Memnon Hussein and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the terrorist incident, which occurred at a mosque in the town of Qudayh in the province of Qatif.

University of Taif projects halted because workers have not been paid

Construction projects at the University of Taif have been experiencing problems that have slowed down their implementation. I am talking about all of the projects: the faculty members’ housing, the

Hypocrisy and double standards

I didn’t know what to think when I heard the news about Egypt’s death sentences against former elected officials. However, it seems clear that we are living in an era of hypocrisy and double

Don’t wait for permanent residency in Saudi Arabia

With regard to the article “An expat’s optimism for the Kingdom” (May 20), I am not so optimistic about permanent residency or citizenship being granted in Saudi Arabia.

Every Indian is proud of his country

With regard to the article “Modi’s ‘shame’ claim sparks backlash in India” (May 20), every Indian is proud of being an Indian irrespective of his religion, language or place of origin or residence.

The rate of divorce in the Kingdom is alarming

With regard to the article “Over 1,000 women ask for ‘khula’ in six months” (May 20), I think that it is alarming that so many women have petitioned the court for a divorce. I wish that there was

In Saudi Arabia, all are equal before the law

With regard to the article “7 senior health officials face the axe” (May 20), this represents the foundation of the justice system in Saudi Arabia.

‘Best way to educate non-Muslims about Islam is to set a good example’ (May 17)

It is because of bad behavior and attitude that many non-Muslims have no respect for us. We should change our behavior, especially those sponsors working in the kafala system.

‘Prison, fine for using cell phone while driving’ (May 17)

The problem is that drivers always deny that they ever use a mobile phone while driving. There should be a special Saher camera that can detect a driver holding a mobile while driving.

‘The underground world of expatriate car washers’ (May 16)

I can tell that they are hardworking expatriates. They’re risking their lives to make a clean living, not the way we used to hear all the time about illegals

‘We must address the global identity of Saudi women’ (May 16)

If Saudi women want to be identified, they need to own the niqab with pride as their identity and go out there and show the world that women with veils can be educated, driven, intellectual,

‘Questioning the labor minister’ (May 14)

I was a family driver and I know how hard it is for a housemaid to work inside the house. For example, my previous sponsor did not pay the housemaid her salary every month and she was not allowed to

‘Why do young Saudi men become extremists?’ (May 15)

If you look carefully, those youth who think like extremists are the Saudis who have studied abroad and when they come back they see the dual stance of Western powers and when they see that it hits

‘Dubai municipality offers abayas ‎to women not abiding by dress code’ (May 14)

It is wrong to force the hijab and it is wrong to ban it. I see Muslim women in the US wearing their hijab and modest dress. It does not bother me or most Americans.

Man who drove Sri Lankan team to safety

Man who drove Sri Lankan team to safety

Meher Khalil earned fame and success after saving Sri Lanka's cricket team from a deadly 2009 attack in Pakistan, but

UK bomb maker sentenced to life

A British man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for making a roadside bomb that killed a US soldier in Iraq in 2007.

Guinea reports 27 new Ebola cases

Authorities in the country where the Ebola epidemic began are concerned about a new outbreak of cases just as officials hoped the crisis was coming under control.

Eiffel Tower shut as staff walk out

Paris’s iconic Eiffel Tower was shut to tourists on Friday as staff walked off the job to protest a surge in gangs of pickpockets roaming around the monument.

Jayalalithaa to return as CM

One of India’s most powerful politicians, Jayalalithaa Jayaram, is set to return as chief minister of the southern state of Tamil Nadu following a nine-month break, after a court overturned her

Recruitment companies and exploitation

Three years ago, the Ministry of Labor approved a decision to set up recruitment companies to serve the private and public sectors. The idea was to regulate the market for expatriate labor.

Philanthropist donates SR1 billion to IDB to establish 75 clinics

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) signed on Thursday an agreement with the government of Pakistan to establish 15 mobile medical clinics in remote rural regions of the country.

Haj Ministry gears up to receive pilgrims

Minister of Haj Badar Hajjar said his ministry has completed preparations to receive Umrah pilgrims during the holy month of Ramadan.

428 security cadets graduate in Madinah

As many as 428 cadets graduated on Thursday in various disciplines from the Public Security Training City in Madinah. Maj. Gen. Abdul Hadi Al-Shahrani, director of police in Madinah region, Col.

Abha: Nomination of Arab Tourism Capital lauded

Abdul Rahman Al-Dawood, president of King Khaled University of Abha, commended the decision of the Arab Tourism Organization (ATO) to nominate Abha as the Arab Tourism Capital for the year 2017.

Insurgents in Syria seize hospital

Insurgents on Friday seized a hospital from Syrian government forces who had been besieged there since late April.

Settlements block peace deal: Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says Israel stands in the way of any peace deal because it is perpetuating its military occupation and keeps expanding settlements.

WB: Gaza economy on verge of collapse

Gaza’s economy is in a worse state than any other in the world, with unemployment at a global high, output contracting sharply and the long-term prospects worrying, the World Bank said on Friday.

Lack of justice fuels extremism: Sisi

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, who has led a massive crackdown on militants, says the fight against extremism in the region must go hand-in-hand with pursuing greater “freedom, equality and

Daesh claims Yemen mosque attack

A bomb exploded at a Shiite Houthi mosque in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Friday, wounding 13 people, a security source said, and Daesh (so-called IS) claimed responsibility for the attack in a

Siesta time!

Siesta time!

A Palestinian fisherman rests leaning against a boat next to the sea in Gaza City, Friday.

Valencia, hub of Spain voter rage, embodies nation’s ills

Valencia, hub of Spain voter rage, embodies nation’s ills

With huge public works projects blighted by cost overruns and corruption scandals, the beachside Valencia region

Nadal, Djokovic face last-eight duel

Nadal, Djokovic face last-eight duel

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic were placed on a mouth-watering French Open

International cricket returns to Pakistan

International cricket returns to Pakistan

Pakistan marked international cricket’s return.

Misfiring McIlroy misses cut

Misfiring McIlroy misses cut

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy crashed out of the European PGA.

New Zealand makes England toil

New Zealand makes England toil

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor mastered a lifeless England.

Wawrinka, Cilic out

Wawrinka, Cilic out

Top seed Stan Wawrinka and US Open champion Marin Cilic, the second seed, were both knocked out of the Geneva

I want to stay at Real — Ancelotti

I want to stay at Real — Ancelotti

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti will discuss his future with the club after Saturday’s final La Liga game of the

Chennai sets up final with Mumbai

Chennai sets up final with Mumbai

Michael Hussey turned the back the clock with a composed half-century as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) overcame a spirited

Curry wins duel with Harden

Curry wins duel with Harden

NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors edged the Houston Rockets 99-98 Thursday to

AMERICA’S FOOD UPSTARTS

AMERICA’S FOOD UPSTARTS

SMALL US food manufacturers once toiled for decades to develop a critical mass of fans for their products.

China, HK to allow cross-border fund sale

China and its special administrative region of Hong Kong on Friday announced they will allow cross-border sales.

Bank of Japan holds fire on stimulus

The Bank of Japan on Friday held off launching more stimulus.

EU, Ukraine sign $2 billion loan deal

The European Union offered more money and the promise of visa-free travel.

Jayalalithaa to return as CM

One of India’s most powerful politicians, Jayalalithaa Jayaram, is set to return as chief minister of the southern state of Tamil Nadu following a nine-month break, after a court overturned her

Kuwait magnate Khorafi dies at 75

Kuwait magnate Khorafi dies at 75

Kuwait’s richest independent businessman, Jassem Al-Khorafi, who served as speaker of the Gulf emirate’s parliament

It did not take long for the new Israeli right-wing government to show how extreme it is.
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