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Why do we waste so much food?

Many people complain about the food that goes to waste every time there is a dinner party.

Man who chased teachers’ bus arrested

Al-Darb Police recently arrested a man who allegedly pursued a minibus carrying a number of female teachers along with his friends in a car.

72 held over national security crimes

The Directorate General of Intelligence arrested at least 72 suspects in cases related to the Kingdom’s national security within the past two weeks.

Workers can keep passports: Labor Ministry

The Ministry of Labor confirmed the right of the expatriate working in the Kingdom to keep his passport and all official papers.

Kerry eases Gulf concerns over Iran nuclear deal

Kerry eases Gulf concerns over Iran nuclear deal

As part of his intensive diplomacy, US Secretary of State John Kerry sought Thursday to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging nuclear deal with Iran and explore ways to calm instability in Yemen and other troubled nations in the Middle East.

Depth-defying art! 3D pavement paintings wow Dubai

Depth-defying art! 3D pavement paintings wow Dubai

The Middle East’s first three-dimensional pavement art festival, starring works by international artists that appear to rise from the ground, kicked off this week in Dubai, its organizers said.

Role of front-office employees unappreciated in the Kingdom

Role of front-office employees unappreciated in the Kingdom

EVEN though a receptionist gives the first impression about a company, they are rarely viewed as employees who will drive company growth and as a result employers in the Kingdom prefer to hire for the job people with low academic qualifications who they typically underpay.

Hello matrimony, goodbye education

Hello matrimony, goodbye education

OVER the years, perceptions toward girls’ education in the Kingdom have changed significantly.

The Liberation of Women in Islam

The Liberation of Women in Islam

Many misconceptions surround women’s rights in Islam.

In the spotlight

In the spotlight

Saudi Arabia has been ranked fourth among the countries to have been visited by Muslims this year, the Global Muslim Travel Index (GMIT) has reported.

Getting smart with smartphone addicts

Getting smart with smartphone addicts

Families who have had enough of smartphones have come up with a new rule before members embark on a social gathering: Put the smartphone in a basket before sitting with other family members.

Qatari fatwa calls for destruction of Egypt’s pyramids, sphinx!

Qatari fatwa calls for destruction of Egypt’s pyramids, sphinx!

A FATWA from a Qatari-owned online portal has been widely circulated by Egyptian press this week after it called for the destruction of pharanoic monuments on the grounds that they are contrary to Islam.

Still a leading light

Still a leading light

ON a quiet street lined with 18th-century Georgian houses behind Westminster Abbey, Garry Usher winds the mechanical clock on the gas street lamp and gives the glass globe a polish.

Kanye West is the future

Kanye West is the future

Often targeted by media and known for his outspoken ways, Kanye West’s message has been fairly misunderstood. But that is partly because of the way he communicated his struggle.

International eLearning experts gather in Riyadh

The Ministry of Education’s National Center for e-Learning and Distance Learning has held its Fourth International Conference on eLearning and Distance Education.

The ‘Low-Skilled Expatriate Workers’ comedy show

Many writers have talked about this issue before.

Use Nigerian gas and save the forests

A recent article in Saudi Gazette about forests and carbon offsets was a poignant reminder of the avoidable forest devastation that is going on in West Africa and the disastrous consequences that it

Indian budget: Hidden weaknesses

The recently released Indian budget has been generally hailed as progressive. Yet the budget has many hidden weaknesses.

We are in dire need of talented people

There are statistics that place the percentage of talented people in the Kingdom at 2 to 3 percent of the entire population.

Pak Navy ship to make port call

Pakistan Navy ship PNS Tariq is scheduled to visit Jeddah Islamic Port from March 16 to 17. Sohail Ali Khan, consular press at Pakistan Consulate General Jeddah, said the ship will welcome aboard

Palestinian motorist injures four near Jerusalem tram stop -police

A Palestinian motorist rammed his vehicle into a group of pedestrians standing near a Jerusalem tram stop on Friday, injuring at least four, Israeli police said.

Race against time

Race against time

BULLDOZERS push earth and dredgers spit mud round the clock at Egypt’s Suez Canal in a race to quickly expand the

Abducted Iranian diplomat freed

An Iranian diplomat kidnapped in Yemen has been freed and returned to Tehran on Thursday, official media reported. Nour-Ahmad Nikbakht was seized in July 2013 while leaving his home in Sanaa by

Egypt names new interior minister

Egypt replaced its interior minister on Thursday with a retired general who has experience combating religious extremism as the country fights radicals seeking to topple the Cairo government.

Oil field east of Tikrit ‘torched’

The self-declared Islamic State militants have set fire to oil wells in the Ajil field east of the city of Tikrit to try to hinder aerial attacks aimed at driving them from the oilfield, a witness

Warplanes hit Tripoli airport

Warplanes from Libya’s internationally recognized government carried out air strikes on a Tripoli airport, a security official said on Thursday, just hours before United Nations-backed peace talks

Cars of Palestinians vandalized

Suspected Jewish extremists torched two cars and scrawled graffiti on a nearby wall in a West Bank village before dawn Thursday, Palestinian residents said, the latest in a series of vandalism

Bangla Islamist in bid to halt execution

A leader of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party lodged an appeal Thursday in the Supreme Court against his death sentence for atrocities committed during the 1971 independence war.

World's oldest woman turns 117

The world's oldest person Misao Okawa, a mother of three, grandmother of four and great-grandmother of six, turned 117 on Thursday in western Japan.

German vandals to be jailed, caned

A Singapore court on Thursday sentenced two young German men to nine months in prison and three strokes of the cane for spray-painting a metro train in the city-state last year.

Clinton says ‘let my emails be read’

Hillary Clinton, facing criticism over her exclusive use of a private email account while US secretary of state, has called for her emails to be made public after Republicans subpoenaed the

US ambassador slashed in Seoul

The US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was recovering from surgery Thursday after being slashed on his face and arm in Seoul on Thursday by a blade-wielding activist opposed to ongoing

YouTube asked to clip Delhi rape film

India has asked YouTube to remove all links to a controversial documentary about the gang rape and murder of a woman in Delhi after banning its broadcast, a government official said on Thursday.

Mob in India breaks into jail, lynches rape suspect

A mob of several thousand people broke into a high-security prison in India, dragged out a rape suspect and killed him, officials said on Friday, adding that police had to impose a curfew to restore

Bangladesh keeps hopes alive

Bangladesh keeps hopes alive

Tamim Iqbal scored 95 to steer Bangladesh’s largest successful run chase in One-Day International cricket as it beat

India aims to clinch quarterfinal spot

India aims to clinch quarterfinal spot

Defending champion India can clinch a quarterfinal place at the Cricket World Cup Friday.

Chelsea almost there

Chelsea almost there

The late American crooner Andy Williams once sang about being ‘almost there’.

Neymar brace seals Barca-Bilbao final

Neymar brace seals Barca-Bilbao final

Barcelona’s Neymar scored twice and Luis Suarez was also on target as it beat Villarreal 3-1 Wednesday and 6-2 on

Wozniacki advances to quarterfinals

Wozniacki advances to quarterfinals

Danish star Caroline Wozniacki booked a place in the quarterfinals of the Malaysian Open after dispatching China’s Lin

Inbee and Tseng outshine No. 1 Ko

Inbee and Tseng outshine No. 1 Ko

Former world No. 1s Park Inbee and Tseng Ya-ni outshone top-ranked Lydia Ko, 17, as they seized the joint lead on day

Clarke predicts triple century in ODIs

Clarke predicts triple century in ODIs

Australian captain Michael Clarke says it is possible a batsman will crack the 300-run barrier in One-Day

Manny will do the world a public service by beating Mayweather, says trainer

Manny will do the world a public service by beating Mayweather, says trainer

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, who turned 55 Thursday, has seen it all during a legendary career as a cornerman

More miles to go

More miles to go

Dr. Hiten Mehta was distraught. “I will be paying out more every year, even though no income taxes have increased in

Indonesia anti-graft drive floundering

Investment bankers and company executives are worried President Joko Widodo's drive for clean governance is falling apart amid a dispute between rival law enforcement agencies in Southeast Asia's

China to link Shenzhen, HK trading

China will link trading between its Shenzhen and Hong Kong stock markets as part of a push for financial reforms, Premier Li Keqiang said Thursday, following a similar scheme with Shanghai’s

Facebook to ocus on the network

No cars and solar power for Facebook, it seems.

A new initiative

A new initiative

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has launched "Cloud Business Intelligence" in collaboration with Arabian Business

Ambani loses India’s top rich spot

A fall in oil prices saw Mukesh Ambani cede his status as “India’s richest man” on Thursday to pharmaceutical tycoon Dilip Shanghvi, who edged to the top of Forbes’ list of billionaires in the

Banksy in Gaza
Banksy never ceases to amaze the world.
A Woman with Wings
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