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No budget cut for development projects: Assaf

Saudi Arabia will continue massive public spending despite a 50 percent drop in the price of oil which provides the bulk of the Kingdom’s revenue, the finance minister said on Wednesday.

More Saudi women to land top govt jobs

The new employment strategy of the Ministry of Civil Service will ensure Saudi women with senior executive positions in government, its deputy minister has said.

No promotion for airport staff in Riyadh if passengers dissatisfied

No promotion for airport staff in Riyadh if passengers dissatisfied

The promotion of Passports Department (Jawazat) personnel at King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh will be based on their evaluation by passengers.

Diplomat: Kingdom ‘strongly committed’ to EU projects

Diplomat: Kingdom ‘strongly committed’ to EU projects

Collaborations involving the European Union and Saudi Arabia will include a wide range of programs, projects and aid to Third World countries as well as joint counterterrorism efforts, said a top European diplomat.

Girl walks with a donkey’s mask in capital

Girl walks with a donkey’s mask in capital

A video clip showing a girl walking on a Riyadh street with a donkey’s mask covering her entire head has been uploaded on social media.

Pakistan mourns 142 killed in school massacre

Pakistan mourns 142 killed in school massacre

A shocked Pakistan on Wednesday began burying 132 students killed in a grisly attack on their school by Taliban militants that has heaped pressure on the government to do more to tackle the insurgency.

Saudization is detrimental

Saudization is detrimental

WE, the Arabs, are only marginal figures or consumers among the actors that make up modern civilization. This is simply because we have not contributed anything to the creation of modern civilization.

Saudi-Bahrain ties ‘stronger than ever’

Saudi-Bahrain ties ‘stronger than ever’

Relations between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are stronger than ever, according to Bahrain’s consul general. Marking the country’s 43rd National Day on Tuesday in Jeddah.

Syrian refugees tell their stories of loss through ancient Greek play

Syrian refugees tell their stories of loss through ancient Greek play

Syrian refugee women performed the Greek tragedy “Antigone” in the Lebanese capital of Beirut this week, weaving their own stories of loss and defiance into the ancient tale of a rebel woman.

It’s a bird... It’s a plane...It’s a Hamas drone

It’s a bird... It’s a plane...It’s a Hamas drone

The Palestinian group Hamas staged a show of strength to mark its 27th anniversary on Sunday, with a military parade through Gaza including a flyover by a drone.

Clinton denounces torture, says black lives matter

Clinton denounces torture, says black lives matter

Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Tuesday she’s proud to have been part of an administration that “banned illegal renditions and brutal interrogations” and said the US should never be involved in torture anywhere in the world.

Iraq govt combats ‘ghost soldier’ corruption

Iraq govt combats ‘ghost soldier’ corruption

The Iraqi government has identified and stopped payment of tens of millions of dollars in salaries previously disbursed to nonexistent troops, known here as “ghost soldiers,” as part of the prime minister’s vow to tackle corruption in the military and regain a foothold in the battle against the self-proclaimed Islamic State group, two senior government officials said.

International schools mourn victims of Peshawar massacre

Students and teachers of several international schools in the Kingdom on Wednesday mourned the victims of Tuesday's Peshawar carnage in which at least 148 children and staff members of an army

Libya conflict revives front lines from 2011 civil war

His Kalashnikov across his back, Libyan soldier Adel Howas rushed to the front line when air strikes targeted his comrades at a border crossing with Tunisia.

Tunisia looks to cap off revolution with presidential vote

Tunisians vote in the second round of a presidential election on Sunday, capping off four years of a sometimes chaotic transition since their country sparked the Arab Spring.

Fraternal ties

Fraternal ties

A Bahraini man holds up national flags of Saudi Arabia (R) and Bahrain in Sakhir, south of Manama, as Bahrainis

Private hospitals carrying out illegal gender selection

Private hospitals are carrying out pre-conception gender selection operations and reporting them as IV fertilization or artificial fertilization in response to a growing number of patients’ requests.

Sailing in junkyard

Sailing in junkyard

This boat belonging to the Saudi Coast Guard was spotted in a scrapyard on Haj Street in Makkah.

Iran hackers may target US energy, defense firms: FBI

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned US businesses to be on the alert for a sophisticated Iranian hacking operation whose targets include defense contractors, energy firms and

No cemetery in Grand Mosque, officials say

There is no graveyard in the Grand Mosque, according to the commander of the holy mosque’s special security forces.

Madinah street cleaners stop work over wage delay

Some 2,600 street cleaners have stopped work in protest against nonpayment of wages, Al-Madinah daily reported.

Hamas hails EU court removal from terror list

Hamas on Wednesday hailed a European court decision to remove the Palestinian group from the EU’s terrorism blacklist, describing the move as a “victory.”

India’s secularism can be saved through a return to Sahib’s ideals

India’s secularism can be saved through a return to Sahib’s ideals

A recent symposium on the life and achievements of the legendary Indian freedom fighter and Congress party leader late

Iran sees more steps ahead in nuclear talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday nuclear talks with major powers were being conducted in a good atmosphere, “good steps” had been taken and more would follow.

Libya frees aircrew of 3 Ukrainians, 1 Russian

The foreign minister of Tripoli’s militia-backed government says it has freed four crew members — three Ukrainians and one Russian — of an Emirati cargo plane who were detained after landing

Modi orders party to rein in pro-Hindu agenda

Modi orders party to rein in pro-Hindu agenda

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned his lawmakers for the first time.

Afghan Taliban condemn Peshawar carnage

The Afghan Taliban have condemned a raid on a school in neighboring Pakistan.

Imran Khan calls off sit-in protest

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan Wednesday called off a four-month long protest movement.

Philippines to get frigates, gunboats, helicopters as tension simmers

The Philippines aims to buy two frigates, two helicopters and three gunboats for deployment in the South China Sea where a territorial dispute with China has lent urgency to the need to bolster

Putin holds late-night talks on Ukraine with EU leaders

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and his French, German and Ukrainian counterparts agreed in a phonecall early Wednesday that they wanted talks between Kiev, Moscow and rebels controlling parts of

China indicts former mayor of Nanjing on corruption charges

A former mayor of the major eastern Chinese city of Nanjing was indicted on Wednesday on corruption charges amid an widening anti-graft crackdown Ji Jianye faces charges of using his Communist Party

Heavy snow hits northern Japan

Heavy snow hits  northern Japan

Northern Japan was in the grip of a blizzard on Wednesday as strong winds and heavy snow forced the cancellation of

Many practices in Saudi Arabia are culture-based

With regard to the article "Makkah Haia chief faces death threats over edicts" (Dec. 16), I would like to say that I totally agree with him because most of the practices in Saudi Arabia are

Development projects in Saudi Arabia take longer than other countries

With regard to the article "Cabinet nod for tough action on contractors of stalled projects" (Dec. 16), it has been generally observed that development projects in Saudi Arabia take longer to

70 percent of the jobs of expats can be done by Saudis

I am writing with regard to the article "Expatriates do not feel appreciated and constantly fear being sacked" (Dec. 16). Expats work for a year or two abroad to gain experience, training or as a

Vijay flays Australia with ton

Vijay flays Australia with ton

Indian opener Murali Vijay put Australia to the sword in its Brisbane fortress with a brilliant 144 to help drive the

Garcia resigns as FIFA prosecutor

Garcia resigns as FIFA prosecutor

The American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022.

Real Madrid sails into Club Cup final

Real Madrid sails into Club Cup final

European champion Real Madrid turned on the party tricks as it sailed into the Club World Cup final.

New Zealand level series with Pakistan

New Zealand level series with Pakistan

New Zealand beat Pakistan by seven runs in an exciting finish.

Saints crash out as Chelsea marches on

Saints crash out as Chelsea marches on

Southampton suffered an embarrassing 1-0 League Cup quarterfinal defeat at third tier Sheffield United Tuesday while

Pedro scores a treble for Barca

Pedro scores a treble for Barca

Pedro hit a first-half hat trick as Barcelona cruised into the last 16 of the King’s Cup with a 8-1 second leg

Amla, De Villiers in record stand

Amla, De Villiers in record stand

Captain Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers shared a record unbroken double-century stand as South Africa took control of

Wanderers bow out of Club World Cup

Wanderers bow out of Club World Cup

Asian champions Western Sydney Wanderers bowed out of the Club World Cup in Morocco on Wednesday with a defeat on

Brent forecast at $83 in 2015 not to alarm GCC oil majors

Falling oil prices, the policy response of oil exporters, reform momentum and politics, will be the main influence on ratings in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) in 2015, said Fitch Ratings in its

Saudi Heart Rhythm Society increases awareness of syncope

Saudi Heart Rhythm Society increases awareness of syncope

The Saudi Heart Rhythm Society’s ongoing annual Heart Rhythm Week in the Kingdom has chosen to highlight Syncope this

UAE Outlook Forum: Knowledge & innovation to create more jobs

UAE Outlook Forum: Knowledge & innovation to create more jobs

The ‘UAE Economic Outlook 2015’ forum held under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,

Qaderoon exhorts employers to hire persons with disability

Qaderoon exhorts employers to hire persons with disability

Qaderoon Business Disability Network celebrated the International Disability Day in an event held last week at the

Mobily launches ‘Shariki Plus’ distributors’ program in western region

Mobily launched Shariki Plus – the distributor’s sales program – in the western region, in an event held at Intercontinental Hotel Jeddah.

DAMAC bags ‘world’s best’ property award

Luxury Real Estate developer DAMAC Properties has been presented with the ‘world’s best’ award during the international property awards industry conference.

Teens steal 13 costly puppies

Police in New Hampshire say they have collared the humans responsible for snatching 13 puppies from a New Hampshire pet store in a smash-and-grab dognapping.

Children’s cartoons deadlier than films for adults: Study

Children’s cartoons deadlier than films for adults: Study

Children’s cartoons depict death more often than films for adults, and their main characters are more than twice as

Mystery man hands out $100 bills in Massachusetts

A generous mystery man has made the holiday season a little brighter for employees of two Massachusetts coffee shops.

Nut uproar aboard Korean Air leads to macadamia boom

A Korean Air Lines executive’s tantrum over bagged nuts in a first-class cabin is drawing enough attention to give Hawaii’s $38 million macadamia nut industry a boost.

Tennessee police looking for Christmas tree thief

Police in suburban Nashville are looking for a Scrooge who sawed off a live Christmas tree loaded with decorations in a suspected holiday season theft.

The father of the 17-year-old Nobel Peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai has described the Pakistan Taliban’s atrocious mass murder of Peshawar school children as “the extreme of extremism”.
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