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King orders $274m in aid for Yemen

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman ordered the allocation of $274m in humanitarian aid for Yemen.

Stadia or sports villages? Shoura to vote tomorrow

The Shoura Council will vote on a proposal to convert the proposed sports stadiums into fully fledged sports villages.

Foreigners welcome opening of $500b Saudi stock market

Saudi Arabia’s $500 billion-plus bourse prepares to open its doors to foreigners in June.

Saudi soldier killed in border skirmish: Asiri

A Saudi soldier was killed and others were slightly injured in fighting along the Kingdom’s southern border.

Crown Prince receives Arab Tourism Organization head

Crown Prince receives Arab Tourism Organization head

Crown Prince Muqrin, deputy premier, received at Al-Yamamah Palace here today (Sunday) the President of the Arab Tourism Organization Dr. Bandar Bin Fahd Al-Fuhaid and accompanying officials of the organization.

Saudi defense minister, Pentagon chief discuss Yemen cooperation

Saudi defense minister, Pentagon chief discuss Yemen cooperation

Saudi Defense Minister Prince Mohammed Bin Salman discussed on Saturday night cooperation on situation in Yemen with US counterpart Ashton Carter.

Kingdom prioritizes investment to achieve growth: Al-Assaf

Kingdom prioritizes investment to achieve growth: Al-Assaf

Dr. Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, Minister of Finance said the Kingdom is giving priority to investment programs in the field of infrastructure, education, health and social services in order to achieve sustainable economic growth that is capable of providing jobs.

Over 50% of GCC career women eye board position

Over 50% of GCC career women eye board position

Career women in the GCC are ambitious and want to lead in their organizations.

Family tourists from Saudi Arabia top list of visitors to Sharjah

Family tourists from Saudi Arabia top list of visitors to Sharjah

Hotels in Sharjah received 42,150 guests from Saudi Arabia during the first two months this year.

Gunfire and explosions heard in Libyan capital

Gunfire and explosions heard in Libyan capital

Clashes broke out in a district and a suburb of Libya’s capital on Saturday, home to groups opposing an alternative government controlling Tripoli and parts of western Libya.

Egypt runners defy Cairo mayhem as sport’s popularity grows

Egypt runners defy Cairo mayhem as sport’s popularity grows

Young Egyptians are once again organizing on social media and taking to the streets of Cairo by the hundreds every Friday.

Bomber kills 35 in attack outside Afghan bank; Ghani blames Daesh

Bomber kills 35 in attack outside Afghan bank; Ghani blames Daesh

A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a bank branch Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 people in a deadly attack the country’s president said was claimed by Daesh (the so called IS group).

Terror arrests in Australia over planned Anzac Day attack

Terror arrests in Australia over planned Anzac Day attack

Two men were arrested in Melbourne for allegedly planning a Daesh-inspired attack.

India’s powerful farming lobby turns on Modi

India’s powerful farming lobby turns on Modi

Farmer Tarachand Mathur was one of millions of Indians who voted Narendra Modi into power last year

UN says Saudis commit to fund aid appeal for Yemen

The United Nations says Saudi Arabia has agreed to completely cover the $273.7 million needed for emergency aid to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe inside Yemen.

Private schools defy ban on lavish ceremonies

Private and international schools are still organizing lavish graduation ceremonies in five-star hotels even though the Ministry of Education has banned them from doing so.

Diplomats too have demands

Diplomats too have demands

The diplomatic work looks glamorous from a distance.

Assad’s barrel bombs

Assad’s barrel bombs

Residents inspect damage to a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by warplanes loyal to Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad in Aleppo.

Palestine, Israel ‘reach accord’ on frozen taxes

Israel has agreed to transfer in full hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes collected for the Palestinian Authority but frozen in a row over the International Criminal Court.

End discrimination in the Muslim world

The article "Japanese manners" (Apr. 16) by Khalaf Al-Harbi is an eye-opener. If other nations are becoming more adhered to moral and ethical values, why should Muslims lag behind.

Propagate dawah with wisdom

With regard to the article "Expat professor fired for ‘insulting Islam’" (Apr. 16), there is no doubt that what the professor allegedly did was wrong.

The world must solve the Syrian conflict

With regard to the article "Syria conflict toll over 220,000" (Apr. 17), the world must solve the conflict which is responsible for destroying so many human lives.

Graffiti eats away at traditions

Graffiti may start as an innocent and innocuous looking remark or a painting, but it is invariably a protest that gradually envelops the entire society and culture.

Daesh shows purported executions in Libya of Ethiopia Christians

Daesh (the so called IS group) on Sunday released a video purportedly showing the executions of some 30 Ethiopian Christians captured in Libya.

Egypt court sentences 11 to death over 2012 football riot

An Egyptian court Sunday sentenced 11 people to death after a retrial over a 2012 football stadium riot in the canal city of Port Said that left 74 people dead.

Blast outside UN refugee agency HQ in Gaza

An explosive device was detonated outside the UN agency for Palestinian refugees in Gaza City overnight, without causing any injuries, UN and Palestinian security sources said late Saturday.

700 feared dead in migrant shipwreck off Libya: UNHCR

Seven hundred people are feared dead after a fishing boat packed with migrants trying to reach Europe capsized off Libya, the UNHCR said Sunday.

Complete Makkah projects on time, says Prince Khaled

Complete Makkah projects on time, says Prince Khaled

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal has instructed that all projects in the holy city should be completed on schedule.

Truck drivers using neighborhood roads to flout curfews

A number of drivers are using 12 routes known as smuggling points to drive their trucks inside the city during curfews.

No injuries to Saudis following California gas blast

The Saudi Consulate in Los Angeles has said there were no injuries or damage to Saudi students or citizens as a result of the gas pipeline explosion that occurred in the city of Fresno, California.

Saudi doctor in Washington saves a man’s life with CPR

Saudi doctor in Washington saves a man’s life with CPR

A Saudi doctor at George Washington University Hospital was in the news this week after saving the life of a man, who

IISD parents to elect 7-member management body

The managing committee elections for the International Indian School Dammam is heating up with seven seats up for grabs.

2 Indian policemen arrested in killing of Kashmiri youth

2 Indian policemen arrested in killing of Kashmiri youth

Two Indian policemen have been arrested in the killing of a teenage boy.

OIC delegation to visit China

A high-level delegation from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), headed by the body’s Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs Abdullah Abdul Rahman Alim, will pay an official

Pilgrims’ tents to be equipped within a week of allotment

Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, second deputy premier and minister of interior, has instructed Haj service providers to furnish pilgrims’ tents at the holy sites of Mina and Arafat with all

Obama says ‘no greater threat to planet than climate change’

US President Barack Obama said that climate change poses the world’s biggest single threat.

India's Gandhi to lead mass farmer rally against Modi's land law

India's Gandhi to lead mass farmer rally against Modi's land law

Beleaguered opposition leader Rahul Gandhi is set Sunday to lead a rally of thousands of farmers in the Indian capital.

With 2 years left, Obama getting tough on critics

With 2 years left, Obama getting tough on critics

Just as Congress is hitting something of a bipartisan stride on such issues as Medicare, Iran and trade.

Pakistan arrests 47 Indian fishermen: police

Pakistan arrests 47 Indian fishermen: police

Pakistani marine forces on Saturday arrested 47 Indian fishermen for allegedly violating territorial waters in the

Bar ban for US troops in Philippines

Bar ban for US troops in Philippines

The US Pacific Command has banned its troops in the Philippines from bars and nightclubs, a spokesman said on Saturday.

Russian opposition parties form anti-Putin alliance

Russian opposition parties form anti-Putin alliance

The marginalized Russian opposition parties of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov and arch Putin foe Alexei Navalny

Turkey’s Kurdish party headquarters attacked

Unidentified assailants opened fire at Turkey’s main Kurdish party headquarters in the capital Ankara.

Obama urges GCC to help with chaos in Libya

President Barack Obama on Friday urged Gulf nations to help calm the chaotic political situation in Libya.

Ground forces enter Iraq’s biggest refinery

Iraqi ground forces secured the perimeter around the country’s biggest oil refinery on Saturday and entered the vast complex amid heavy clashes with the Daesh (the so-called IS) militants.

Chelsea 10 clear at top

Chelsea 10 clear at top

Chelsea went 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League table after a 1-0 win over Manchester United Saturday as

Messi scores 400th goal for Barcelona

Messi scores 400th goal for Barcelona

Lionel Messi set up Luis Suarez’s first-minute opener before scoring his 400th goal.

Hamilton on pole in Bahrain

Hamilton on pole in Bahrain

Series leader and defending world champion Lewis Hamilton secured his fourth straight pole position.

It’s Djoko vs. Berdych

It’s Djoko vs. Berdych

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic.

Merritt stays ahead at RBC Heritage

Merritt stays ahead at RBC Heritage

Jordan Spieth bounced back from a Masters hangover by firing a nine-under 62 Friday.

Not a ticket to be seen for Mayweather-Pacquiao bout

Not a ticket to be seen for Mayweather-Pacquiao bout

Don’t expect to snag a $1,500 nosebleed ticket — or any other ticket — at the box office for the fight between Floyd

Windies salvage draw in 1st Test

Windies salvage draw in 1st Test

An unbeaten 103 by Jason Holder helped West Indies salvage a nail-biting draw against England in the first Test Friday.

Gerrard eyes one last bid for glory

Gerrard eyes one last bid for glory

Steven Gerrard is gunning to lead Liverpool against fellow Premier League side Aston Villa in an FA Cup semifinal at

Dubai and Citi unveil smart finance solution

The Government of Dubai and Citi on Saturday launched an innovative two-fold supplier payment mechanism as part of the smart finance solution.

Abu Dhabi Cityscape 2015 set to showcase energy-saving models

Abu Dhabi Cityscape 2015 set to showcase energy-saving models

The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) will unveil a new corporate vision at Cityscape 2015 that more accurately

Arrival of shale a game changer in the oil industry

Arrival of shale a game changer in the oil industry

Courtesy the US energy output growth and only modest increment in demand.

Alabbar again named Emaar chairman; OK’d cash dividend of $292 million

Alabbar again named Emaar chairman; OK’d cash dividend of $292 million

The 17th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Emaar Properties PJSC last Wednesday re-elected its Board of Directors with

Dubai innovative beverage concept

The entrepreneurship support programs of Dubai SME, the agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED) mandated to develop the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, has seen an

Bangladesh capital market draws more foreign investors

Taka gaining against the US dollar and declining share prices in 2014 helped Bangladesh’s capital market to attract foreign investment twice the amount of 2013.

George Lucas to Colbert: Why aren't you replacing Stewart?

George Lucas to Colbert: Why aren't you replacing Stewart?

Stephen Colbert came to the Tribeca Film Festival to interview filmmaker George Lucas, but the "Star Wars" creator had

Bosnia claims second world’s largest stew

Bosnia claims second world’s largest stew

A dozen Bosnian chefs claimed Friday they set a new record for the world’s largest stew.

Comedian Ritchie d’Horsie dead at 58

Comedian Ritchie d’Horsie dead at 58

Comedian Ritchie d’Horsie passed away on Friday evening.

Bromance at Asian Awards: Shah Rukh and Zayn Malik

Bromance at Asian Awards: Shah Rukh and Zayn Malik

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and former One Direction star Zayn Malik were honored.

Paris commemorates Edith Piaf’s centenary with exhibition

Paris commemorates Edith Piaf’s centenary with exhibition

An exhibition dedicated to French singer Edith Piaf, whose ballads of love and sorrow made her an international star,

UN Security Council members were reportedly moved to tears on Thursday as the 15 envoys heard a report by a Syrian doctor who said that he treated victims of a chlorine bomb attack on the village of Sarmin, near Idlib in northern Syria, last month that killed six people, including three children.
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