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No extension of family visit visas beyond six months

The Directorate General of Passports said on Thursday that the maximum validity for a visit visa for family members of expatriate workers will be six months.

Why do some men throw their wives out of the house?

Throwing one’s wife out on the street during an argument is one of the worst forms of domestic violence against women. Those men who treat their wives in this way have little consideration for their marriages and children who are the ones who ultimately pay the price.

Why do Saudis look down on certain types of work?

Abdullah is a young Saudi waiter at a five-star Jeddah hotel. I asked him whether he feels embarrassed serving food to Saudis.

Kingdom projects big shortfall in 2015 after oil prices decline

Kingdom projects big shortfall in 2015 after oil prices decline

THE government of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah on Thursday announced a 2015 budget with a raised huge spending of SR860 billion.

Scholar revives controversy over face-covering niqab

Scholar revives controversy over face-covering niqab

Religious scholars in Saudi Arabia are once again facing off over the controversial issue of the face-covering niqab.

‘Islam allows no coercive tactics in propagation’

‘Islam allows no coercive tactics in propagation’

Speakers at a recent function in Jeddah to honor new reverts to Islam have emphasized that Islam never allows any believer to use coercive tactics under any circumstances in the propagation of the divine religion.

For them, death a daily specter

For them, death a daily specter

The victims are our sisters and daughters who have chosen to serve the nation through a difficult road.

Count your blessings

Count your blessings

Wise use of our natural resources and the preservation of the common good is a key principle of natural resource management in Islam.

The quad bike menace returns to Corniche

The quad bike menace returns to Corniche

THE exhaust fumes and noise emitted by quad bikes.

Tent school offers hope to Syrian child refugees

Tent school offers hope to Syrian child refugees

IN a squalid camp in eastern Lebanon, a school in a tent with a chalkboard and brightly colored desks offers children who fled Syria’s war a chance of an education.

Off-duty, black cops in New York feel threatened by their white colleagues

Off-duty, black cops in New York feel threatened by their white colleagues

FROM the dingy donut shops of Manhattan to the cloistered police watering holes in Brooklyn, a number of black NYPD officers say they have experienced the same racial profiling that cost Eric Garner his life.

Oman vows ‘true’ Arabia as it looks to boost tourism

Oman vows ‘true’ Arabia as it looks to boost tourism

FROM desert camping to luxury hotels, turtle-watching, and even the Arabian Peninsula’s first Italian-style opera house, Oman is hoping to carve out a place on the global tourist track. Heavily reliant on energy exports, the tiny Gulf sultanate is keen to diversify its economy.

A new spirit of education in Saudi Arabia

A new spirit of education in Saudi Arabia

The government is doing everything possible to facilitate education for the citizens of Saudi Arabia.

Indonesia is not just a source of domestic workers

Several Arab countries have tried to benefit from this experience according to their individual circumstances.

The Inventress

Here she is in her workshopSurrounded by her toys, her game props,

Live well with smart housing

Smart housing is a home that you can control through smart devices by entering a single command using smartphones.

Mauritanian gets death for apostasy

A Muslim man in Mauritania was sentenced to death for apostasy on Wednesday after a court ruled that he had written something blasphemous.

Onerous task

Onerous task

A woman walks with her child through heavy snowfall at a park in the Russian capital Moscow on Thursday.

Thousands flee deadly Assam violence

More than 2,000 people have fled their homes in the restive Indian state of Assam after separatist rebels killed dozens of villagers, some of them children, an official said Thursday.

LeJ leader's custody extended

The leader of a banned Pakistani sectarian militant group who was set to walk free from jail is being held for two more weeks in a murder case, officials said Thursday.

Ukraine truce hangs in balance

The latest push for peace in Ukraine appeared moribund on Thursday after initial talks failed to agree when the warring sides should meet again to try ending their eight-month conflict.

12 democracy protesters arrested

Hong Kong police arrested 12 protesters blocking several roads as pro-democracy demonstrators returned to a site they had occupied for more than two months before police dispersed them.

Education heads to meet regularly

Education Minister Prince Khaled Al-Faisal has issued a decision to hold three annual meetings with the directors of departments of education in all the Kingdom’s provinces and regions.

Credit and Savings Bank can be split

The Shoura Council is considering a proposal to split the Saudi Credit and Savings Bank (SCSB) into two separate banks.

Car workshops near airport to be shifted

Governor of Jeddah Prince Mishal Bin Majed said all random car workshops south of King Abdulaziz International Airport will be shifted to the new complex of light industries and workshops in the

Saudi actor jailed for receiving bribes

The Administrative Court, which is trying a number of people who were allegedly corrupt or negligent following the Jeddah rain and flood crisis of 2009.

Saudi student ‘did not become Christian’

Saudi cultural attaché in the US Mohammed Al-Issa has strongly denied reports on social media about a Saudi woman student in America converting to Christianity.

Turkey’s EU bid suffers heavy but not fatal blow

TURKEY’S long-running bid to join the European Union has suffered a tough blow amid an acrimonious dispute over a crackdown on opposition media.

Clashes in Benghazi

Clashes in Benghazi

A member of the Libyan army stands on a tank as heavy black smoke rises from the city's port in the background after a

Jordanian pilot's father prays for IS ‘mercy’

The father of the Jordanian pilot, who was captured by the so-called Islamic State fighters on Wednesday.

Teenager arrested for 'insulting' Erdogan

A 16-year-old high school student has been arrested in central Turkey for "insulting" President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by accusing him and his ruling party of corruption.

Yemen intelligence official abducted

A senior Yemeni intelligence official was abducted in Sanaa on Thursday by Shiite fighters from the Houthi militia in control of the capital since a September offensive.

Iran's army begins massive drill

Iran's national army has begun a massive military drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Arabian Gulf, state TV reported on Thursday.

Saudi Arabia opts for experience

Saudi Arabia opts for experience

Nasir Al-Shamrani and Nawaf Al-Abid will spearhead an experienced Saudi Arabia squad at next month’s Asian Cup in

ROS ties series 2-2

ROS ties series 2-2

Their backs against the wall, the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters played like there’s no tomorrow, beating the Alaska

India sweats on Kumar

India sweats on Kumar

India may have to wait a little longer to see Bhuvneshwar Kumar in action.

Put on a festive show, Mourinho tells Chelsea

Put on a festive show, Mourinho tells Chelsea

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wants his players to show the world.

Jackson leads Rice to Hawaii Bowl win

Jackson leads Rice to Hawaii Bowl win

Rice quarterback Driphus Jackson played his best game of the year to lead the Owls to a 30-6 victory over Fresno State

Mixing martial arts with NFL defense

Mixing martial arts with NFL defense

Denver defensive end DeMarcus Ware considers himself a mixed martial artist on the football field.

Paceman’s paradise at Christchurch

Paceman’s paradise at Christchurch

New Zealand and Sri Lanka are expecting a paceman’s paradise when their two-Test series starts in Christchurch Friday.

Wild Oats busy before start

Wild Oats busy before start

The crew of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race’s defending champion Wild Oats XI spent most of Christmas Day on Sydney

Dubai Shopping Festival unveils family entertainment galore

Dubai Shopping Festival unveils family entertainment galore

The much-awaited 20th edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) will be held from Jaunary 1 to February 1 next year.

Park Hyatt Jeddah hosts party for guests

Park Hyatt Jeddah hosts party for guests

Park Hyatt Jeddah hosted a corporate event.

Luxurious lifestyle pen launched

Luxurious lifestyle pen launched

Visconti “extase d’ oud”, a luxurious lifestyle pen designed for the elite.

Nespresso launches premium coffee

Nespresso launches premium coffee

Nespresso the worldwide pioneer and reference for highest-quality portioned premium coffee launched its limited and

Juniper Networks - changing the gaming experience
Following the success of Call of Duty (COD), a very popular video game, which many industry observers called the biggest
Islamophobia is the most obvious manifestation of a racism that has seized and disfigured countries in Europe in the course of 2014.
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