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No safe haven for Houthis as sorties continue

Saudi-led coalition forces on the fourth consecutive day continued to target surface-to-air missiles, ammunition depots and the movement of Houthis.

Prince Saud expresses anger over Putin’s hypocrisy

Responding to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s letter addressed to the Arab League Summit, Saudi Foreign Affairs Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal in his speech said he should not express support for the Middle East while fueling instability by supporting Syrian leader Bashar Al-Assad.

Countries evacuating diplomats, citizens from Yemen

Pakistan has sent a jumbo jet and a naval frigate to evacuate its citizens and diplomatic staff stranded in Yemen.

Arab leaders agree on joint military force

Arab leaders agree on joint military force

Arab leaders announced here on Sunday the formation of a unified military force to counter growing security threats in the region, according to a communique issued at the end of the two-day Arab League summit.

AL: Airstrikes to go on until rebels withdraw

AL: Airstrikes to go on until rebels withdraw

Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen will continue until Houthi rebels “withdraw and surrender their weapons,” a summit of Arab leaders decided on Sunday.

No decision yet on sending ground troops to Yemen: Al-Jubeir

No decision yet on sending ground troops to Yemen: Al-Jubeir

Saudi Arabia has made no decision about whether to send ground troops into Yemen but is keeping its options open, the country’s ambassador to the United States said on Sunday.

Saudi pilot who made history by downing two fighters in 30 secs

Saudi pilot who made history by downing two fighters in 30 secs

The current Saudi-led airstrikes part of Operation Decisive Storm against Houthi rebels in Yemen have brought to memory stories of great courage shown by Saudi Royal Air Force pilots.

Comforting & Confident

Comforting & Confident

Prince Faisal ibn Khaled, Asir governor, inspects the border at Dhahran Al-Janoub province, southern Saudi Arabia.

Madinah airport test run in April

Madinah airport test run in April

The General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) announced the test run of the new Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah will take place in April.

US drops 60,000 graphic leaflets on Daesh in Syria

US drops 60,000 graphic leaflets on Daesh in Syria

The US military dropped 60,000 leaflets on Daesh (the so-called IS) in Syria showing a grisly depiction of extremist recruits being fed into a meat grinder, the Pentagon said.

Islamic banking assets gaining bigger share of global banking

Islamic banking assets gaining bigger share of global banking

By 2019, participation banking assets with commercial banks in Qatar, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, UAE and Turkey (QISMUT) are expected to represent a $1.8 trillion participation banking industry, EY’s World Islamic Banking Competitiveness (WIBC) report revealed.

Modi’s popularity in rural India punctured by discontent, suicides

Modi’s popularity in rural India punctured by discontent, suicides

Over a dozen debt-laden farmers have committed suicide.

Nigeria vote runs into second day, delays cause friction

Nigeria vote runs into second day, delays cause friction

Confusion and sporadic violence blighted Nigeria’s tensest presidential election.

King’s timely action lauded

Head of the Supreme Council of the Yemeni communities around the world and head of the Jeddah community Mehdi Hatem Nahari expressed his absolute support for the operation Decisive Storm aimed at restoring legitimacy in Yemen.

Writing sincerely is genuine contribution to the nation

Khaled Almaeena's article "Why I write" (March 29) conveys his sincerity and his commitment to the nation. To write with good intention, to upgrade society, to write about the plight of deprived

Everyone, including women, must be ready for emergency

With reference to the article "Women voice their importance in times of instability" (March 29), we should be ready for emergency, specially now that Saudi Arabia is battling terrorist groups that

Rebellion among Houthi militia ranks in Taiz

Yemeni security forces in Taiz, which had allied themselves with the Houthi militia and supporters of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, rebelled against orders of marching to Aden, Al Arabiya

Syria regime executed prisoners before Idlib fall

Syria regime executed prisoners before Idlib fall

Syrian government forces apparently executed at least 15 prisoners in the city of Idlib.

Officials: Iran nuclear talks solving some issues, not others

Iran may accept new constraints to its uranium enrichment program at nuclear talks.

Tens of thousands of Tunisians march after Bardo attack

Tens of thousands of Tunisians marched through the capital in a show of solidarity against militants.

One of Saleh’s sons allegedly wounded in Yemen

One of the sons of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s was wounded on Saturday as coalition forces continued for a third day targeting Houthis in the country, according to reports cited by

Leading suspect in Tunisia museum attack killed

Tunisia’s prime minister says a leading suspect in a deadly museum attack on foreign tourists has been killed in anti-terrorist operations.

Egyptian militant group claims Cairo University bombing

An Egyptian militant group has claimed responsibility for a bombing Saturday in front of Cairo University that wounded eight people, including four police officers.

Hospitals in southern region boosted; studies suspended

More than 50 medical staff from a number of government hospitals in Jeddah have gone to the Kingdom’s Southern region to support hospitals in Jazan.

Lawyers hail Decisive Storm as important for stability in Yemen

A number of Saudi lawyers and legal consultants have hailed Operation Decisive Storm against Houthi rebels in Yemen by describing it as a correct decision and a vital step that will ensure the

You’re welcome as Haj and Umrah pilgrims but…

You’re welcome as Haj and Umrah pilgrims but…

Our King is proud to be the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. Therefore, we welcome the Houthis and others whose main

‘We will defend our homes till the last drop’

People have resumed their lives in the border villages in Al-Dayer Bani Malek district, south of Saudi Arabia, after the Saudi-led military campaign against Houthi rebels commenced.

Girl stabbed on Jeddah Corniche moved out of ICU

Dareen Khayat, the 23-year-old girl who was stabbed by a young man who tried to harass her, has been moved out of the Intensive Care Unit, according to her aunt, Raha Khayat.

200 sufferers visit hospitals

At least 200 people suffering from asthma and other respiratory illnesses have visited public hospitals in Jeddah Sunday following a dust storm that swept across the city.

‘King of Al-Natheem’ gets 6 years, 600 floggings

‘King of Al-Natheem’ gets 6 years, 600 floggings

The General Court here sentenced the drifter known as ‘King of Al-Natheem’ to prison for six years and 600 floggings.

‘Japan eyes informal six-way talks on N. Korea’

Japan has sounded out other members of long-stalled talks about North Korea’s nuclear program.

Philippine Airlines purchases two more Airbus jets

The Philippines’ struggling flag carrier said on Sunday it has purchased an additional two Airbus jets.

Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on ‘abrupt’ landing

Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on ‘abrupt’ landing

An Air Canada plane made an “abrupt” landing and skidded off the runway.

Uzbekistan votes to extend leader’s reign to over three decades

Uzbekistan votes to extend leader’s reign to over three decades

Uzbekistan on Sunday voted in a presidential election.

India’s upstart anti-graft party shows signs of unraveling

India’s upstart anti-graft party shows signs of unraveling

The upstart Aam Aadmi Party, or Common Man’s Party, was once seen by many as a breath of fresh air in the chaotic.

Twelve dead in Indonesian landslide

Twelve people were killed and 11 houses buried after a landslide triggered by heavy rain in Indonesia’s main island of Java, an official said Sunday.

Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot in doomed flight

Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot in doomed flight

A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. A pilot crashes a planeload of

Australia bags 5th World Cup

Australia bags 5th World Cup

Michael Clarke raised his bat to acknowledge the massive crowd, and nodded to a fallen teammate he credited for

No fairytale finish for New Zealand

No fairytale finish for New Zealand

New Zealand whetted the appetite of the world for an underdog victory at the Cricket World Cup but couldn’t conjure.

Vettel stuns Hamilton in Malaysia

Vettel stuns Hamilton in Malaysia

Sebastian Vettel showed again that form is temporary and class permanent.

Murray closing in on 500th career win

Murray closing in on 500th career win

Two-time champion Andy Murray won his 499th career match Sunday.

Bolts sweep Road Warriors to advance to semis

Bolts sweep Road Warriors to advance to semis

Gary David led a ferocious Meralco comeback, exploding for 31 points, 18 of them in the fourth quarter and overtime

Firmino lifts Brazil over Chile

Firmino lifts Brazil over Chile

Substitute Roberto Firmino scored a second-half winner as Brazil beat Chile 1-0 in an ill-tempered friendly Sunday for

Walker leads windy Texas by 4 shots

Walker leads windy Texas by 4 shots

American Jimmy Walker shot a three-under-par 69 to open up a four-shot lead as winds returned to vex players at the

Clarke dedicates Cup to Hughes

Clarke dedicates Cup to Hughes

Australia captain Michael Clarke dedicated Sunday’s World Cup final triumph to Phillip Hughes, the teammate who died

Canton Fair 2015 highlights China-Saudi booming trade

Canton Fair 2015 highlights China-Saudi booming trade

Saudi Arabia is considered as one of the largest and most important trading partners of the People's Republic of China.

Amadeus Technology Show unveils seamless airline booking wares

Amadeus Technology Show unveils seamless airline booking wares

The 2015 edition of three separate one-day event Amadeus Technology Show kick-started Sunday (March 29) at Park Hyatt

Saudi Arabia Construction Machinery Show kicks off

The Construction Machinery Show 2015, a dedicated event for heavy machinery and construction equipment in the GCC region, returns to Saudi Arabia.

Mideast wealth builders investing in real estate

Approximately 17% of new Middle Eastern wealth builders have earned their wealth through real estate investments and land developments, according to a report by the New Economist Intelligence Unit.

Bin-Shihon Group, Hankook Tire honor top customers in Kingdom

Bin-Shihon Group, Hankook Tire  honor top customers in Kingdom

BIN-Shihon Group Co. Ltd, exclusive distributor of Hankook tires in Saudi Arabia, honored the business relationship

Saudi MoH, Sanofi collaborate on diabetes education training

Saudi MoH, Sanofi collaborate on diabetes education training

THE Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health and Sanofi - a global healthcare leader - have signed a strategic cooperation

Lights out as millions around the world mark Earth Hour

Lights out as millions around the world mark Earth Hour

The Empire State Building dimmed its lights and the Eiffel Tower went dark Saturday as iconic landmarks across the

‘Black Girls Rock!’

‘Black Girls Rock!’

Michelle Obama mixed her message of education for girls with one of empowerment for black women.

‘Downton Abbey’ to end after upcoming season

‘Downton Abbey’ to end after upcoming season

A grand manor will close its doors to millions of weekly guests after “Downton Abbey”

Deepika in ‘My Choice’

Deepika in ‘My Choice’

Ninety-nine women, including top celebrities like Deepika Padukone, has been featured in a short film titled “My

Charles Dickens’ desk to go on permanent display at museum

They were the best of lines, they were the worst of lines — and the desk where Charles Dickens wrote them has been saved for the British public.

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