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Amendments in labor law next month

The Ministry of Labor on Tuesday announced plans to make 40 amendments in labor law.

Haj Ministry to appoint women to serve female pilgrims

The Ministry of Haj has formally requested the Ministry of Civil Services to facilitate the appointment of women employees.

Kuwait charges 24 with plotting terror attacks

Kuwait on Tuesday charged 24 people suspected of links to Iran and Shiite militia group Hezbollah.

Corniche harassers face four charges

Three youths involved in the corniche harassment incident are facing the charges of harassment, mobbing, public disturbance and misbehavior.

Crown Prince meets Hadi

Crown Prince meets Hadi

Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, receives Yemen’s President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Tuesday.

Decisive Storm curtails drug smuggling by 89%

Decisive Storm curtails drug smuggling by 89%

There has been a sharp decline in the percentage of smuggling into the Kingdom from across the southern Yemeni border after the launch of the Decisive Storm military operation in March.

1,309 drug smugglers held in 6 months

1,309 drug smugglers held in 6 months

The security forces have arrested as many as 1,309 people in drug related offenses during the last six months.

5 Palestinians hurt as Israeli police raid West Bank town

5 Palestinians hurt as Israeli police raid West Bank town

Five Palestinians and an Israeli border policeman were wounded in a raid in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli army and local medical officials said on Tuesday.

Protesters storm Lebanon environment ministry

Protesters storm Lebanon environment ministry

Several dozen activists occupied part of the Lebanese environment ministry in central Beirut on Tuesday.

Syrians despair amid filth as way to north blocked

Syrians despair amid filth as way to north blocked

After a brief respite aboard a Greek passenger ship, Syrian refugee Mohamed has found himself stranded on a filthy, chaotic strip at the Macedonian border, his way to the relative security of northern Europe blocked by razor wire and riot police.

Obama paints doomsday scene of global warming in Alaska

Obama paints doomsday scene of global warming in Alaska

US President Barack Obama is painting a doomsday scenario for the Arctic and beyond if climate change isn’t dealt with fast: entire nations submerged underwater, cities abandoned and refugees fleeing in droves as conflict breaks out across the globe.

Nepal police kill 5 protesters demanding new state

Nepal police kill 5 protesters demanding new state

Police in southern Nepal opened fire Tuesday on members of an ethnic group demanding a new state in a draft constitution.

Saudi housing segment major source of inflationary pressure

Saudi housing segment major source of inflationary pressure

Economic activity in Saudi Arabia recorded a seasonal slowdown in July, in line with the usual pattern around the Eid Al-Fitr holidays.

STC set to spend $1b in second half of 2015 as data traffic demand mounts

STC set to spend $1b in second half of 2015 as data traffic demand mounts

Saudi Telecom Co (STC) expects to spend another $1 billion in the second half of 2015 on enhancing its networks as it tries to meet surging demand for web-based services.

Famed females make way for new municipal leaders

Several prominent females, who have carved out a niche for themselves in different fields, have decided against running in the upcoming municipal elections.

Court begins man’s trial for sexually assaulting a minor

The Penal Court here began the trial of a Saudi man accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl.

Reserving parking spaces upsets Makkah residents

An overwhelming majority of people living near main streets and shopping centers in Makkah have denounced the behavior of some who would put cement blocks and metal chains in front of their buildings to take over parking lots for their cars and prevent others from using the space.

SEC, STC and NWC blamed for damaging roads in Jeddah

Additional work on the roads in Jeddah carried out by contractors of Saudi Electricity Company (SEC),National Water Company (NWC) and Saudi Telecom Company (STC), is damaging the city’s transport infrastructure, a Jeddah Municipality study has said.

Should fabricated reports be part of our daily diet?

Social media, of late, has been instrumental in spreading rumors, fabricated stories and reports.

An English law fit for us

An English law fit for us

The English write from left to right, and drive their cars from right to left.

Coronavirus: Confusion compounds

Coronavirus: Confusion compounds

Our health officials never cease to astonish us.

Textbooks won’t reach schools before September 15

Textbooks will not be reaching all schools in the Kingdom before Sept. 15, according to informed sources at the Ministry of Education.

Turkish police raid conglomerate with close links to cleric

Turkish police raided the offices of a conglomerate with close links to US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, an ally-turned-foe of President Tayyip Erdogan.

Syrians take long way round by biking to new life in Arctic

Syrians take long way round by biking to new life in Arctic

A group of intrepid Syrian migrants have found a new, albeit long, way into Europe.

Erdogan’s gamble may not solve Turkey poll impasse

Less than five months after the last legislative elections, Turks on November 1 will vote again in one of the biggest gambles of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s political career.

Big motorbikes rev up again in Iran

Big motorbikes rev up again in Iran

The joy of riding big Japanese and American motorbikes was just one of the pleasures taken away from Iranians after

Life in Cairo

Life in Cairo

A woman walks in front of a cafeteria with poster of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in Cairo.

Tripoli among the worst ‘liveable’ cities in 2015

Libya’s conflict-hit capital is rated among the bottom-five least liveable city in the annual liveability ranking provided by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

Migrants using fake Syrian passports to enter EU

A market in fake Syrian passports has sprung up, particularly in Turkey, to help migrants and refugees enter the EU, the head of Europe’s border agency Frontex said on Tuesday.

Six fresh MERS cases, two deaths in 48 hours

Six new confirmed cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and two deaths were registered during the past 48 hours, the Health Ministry announced.

25 hospitals available to serve pilgrims

More than 5,200 beds across 25 hospitals in the Kingdom have been made available for pilgrims during this year’s Haj season, according to the Ministry of Health.

Emir of Qassim receives Indian charge d’ affaires

Emir of Qassim receives Indian charge d’ affaires

Qassim Emir Prince Faisal Bin Mishaal receives Indian Charge d’ Affaires Hemant Kotalwar and Second Secretary

KSYC youth life skills initiative on the cards

The King Salman Youth Center (KSYC) has launched a new initiative, called Khattet, that will see speakers address important life skills for young people.

Community bid adieu to Pakistan diplomats

Community bid adieu to Pakistan diplomats

Prominent Pakistani businessman Bashir Ahmed Chaudhary hosted a farewell dinner for the outgoing diplomats of

First 3-language Haj app launched

First 3-language Haj app launched

First three-language Haj mobile application was launched here recently.

Our beloved Prophet’s love can unite humanity: Farid Maharaj

Our beloved Prophet’s love can unite humanity: Farid Maharaj

We, the Muslims, have a rich tradition of Naat poetry.

Chaos in Hungary as Europe migrant crisis escalates

Chaos in Hungary as Europe migrant crisis escalates

Hungarian police evacuated Budapest’s main international rail station on Tuesday.

4 dead as rioters rampage against residence law in northeast India

Protesters went on the rampage in India’s remote northeast overnight over controversial tribal rights laws.

Bangladesh police charge five militants over blogger's murder

Bangladesh police charge five militants over blogger's murder

Bangladesh police on Tuesday charged five suspected militants with murder over the killing of an atheist blogger.

Afghan president calls for ‘holy war’ against corruption

Afghan president calls for ‘holy war’ against corruption

Afghanistan’s president called for a “holy war” against corruption on Tuesday, one of the major problems facing his

Sri Lanka’s parliament sworn in after unity government formed

Sri Lanka’s parliament sworn in after unity government formed

Sri Lanka’s new parliament was sworn in on Tuesday following a general election that saw Prime Minister Ranil

Monsoon floods swamp villages in Assam; 21 dead

Monsoon floods swamp villages in Assam; 21 dead

Monsoon floods have inundated hundreds of villages across the northeast Indian state of Assam, killing at least 21

Chinese president calls indicted Sudanese leader Bashir ‘old friend’

Chinese president calls indicted Sudanese leader Bashir ‘old friend’

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday welcomed Sudanese President Omar Bashir — who has been indicted for war crimes

Academic degrees must be verified

I am writing with regard to the article "It’s time to expose those with fake PhDs" (Aug. 28). In these days of technical and IT advances and the invention of 3D printers, we are facing another

Teach water conservation in schools

With regard to the article "Saudi Arabia faces worsening water stress: Researchers" (Aug. 27), we surely have to lay emphasis on the importance of water conservation.

Name and shame erring restaurant owners

With regard to the article "Well-known Makkah eatery closed down over hygiene" (Aug. 27), why after closing these establishments and catching these individuals are they not named?

Safarova joins US Open seeds casualty list

Safarova joins US Open seeds casualty list

Lucie Safarova joined the US Open seeds casualty list Tuesday when the Czech left-hander became the fourth top-10

Day 1: Top seeds in a hurry at US Open

Day 1: Top seeds in a hurry at US Open

World No. 1s Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic launched their US Open title bids in ruthless style Monday.

India ends drought in Lanka

India ends drought in Lanka

Home captain Angelo Mathews’ batting heroics went in vain as India beat Sri Lanka.

Sharma, Chandimal banned for misconduct

Sharma, Chandimal banned for misconduct

India's Ishant Sharma was Tuesday suspended.

Man United makes Martial most expensive teenager

Man United makes Martial most expensive teenager

French forward Anthony Martial became the most expensive teenager in football history Tuesday when he signed for

Real blames United for De Gea deal collapse

Real blames United for De Gea deal collapse

Real Madrid said Tuesday it had done everything needed to complete the signing of goalkeeper David De Gea from

Egyptian El Welily ends David’s 9-year reign

Egyptian El Welily ends David’s 9-year reign

Malaysia’s Nicol David had her nine-year run as women’s squash world No. 1, one of the longest reigns in world sport,

Tokyo 2020 scraps logo

Tokyo 2020 scraps logo

Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizers Tuesday scrapped the Games logo over accusations of plagiarism.

Forum addresses mechanisms on further involvement of Saudi women in investment sector

The two-day National Businesswomen Forum, which is taking place at the Four Season Hotel in Riyadh entitled “Reality & Advancement of Female Investments in the Kingdom”, kicked off on Tuesday.

GCC healthcare IT spending to hit $550 million in ’15

With GCC healthcare IT spending set to top $550 million in 2015, healthcare providers must anticipate the next wave of healthcare technology to enhance patient care and reduce costs, industry

GEFF stresses key role of values in enacting ethical financial system

GEFF stresses key role of values in enacting ethical financial system

Ethical finance leaders from Europe, East Asia, the Middle East and Africa gathered Tuesday at a historic forum for

Fitch revises outlook on four Saudi banks to Negative from Stable

Fitch Ratings has revised the Outlooks on Al Rajhi Bank ( ARB ), National Commercial Bank (NCB), Riyad Bank (RB) and SAMBA Financial Group (SAMBA) to Negative from Stable.

Masdar displays renewable energy desalination project

Next generation desalination technologies, powered by renewables, could be invaluable in meeting California’s water needs and help the drought ravaged state become more resilient.

Four Saudia airplanes with images of national landmarks promote tourism

Four Saudia airplanes with images of national landmarks promote tourism

The Saudi Commission for National Heritage (SCNH) launched its cooperation with the Saudi Arabian Airlines on the

Filipino wins Magsaysay award for work to save ancient dance

Filipino wins Magsaysay award for work to save ancient dance

Amid the chimes of gongs, Ligaya Fernando Amilbangsa teaches a group of women and children the mystical moves of a

‘Innovation of Fashion’ event today in Jeddah

For those interested and passionate about fashion, the “Innovation of Fashion” event will be held in Jeddah today from 7:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.

Overweight in midlife may speed up Alzheimer's: Study

Overweight in midlife may speed up Alzheimer's: Study

Being overweight at the age of 50 may speed the onset of Alzheimer's disease in old age.

Rihanna excited to celebrate 10 years in music industry

Rihanna excited to celebrate 10 years in music industry

Rihanna says she’s thrilled to have had a decade-long career in music.

Rani Mukerji is pregnant, says her sister-in-law

Rani Mukerji is pregnant, says her sister-in-law

The famously tight-lipped Rani Mukerji probably won’t confirm pregnancy rumors until after the stork has visited but

The notorious Guantanamo Bay detention center has been a millstone around Washington’s neck ever since it was set up by President George W. Bush in 2002.
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