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Crown Prince orders treatment of elderly Syrian refugee

The Saudi national campaign to support Syrian refugees has secured emergency medical treatment for an elderly Syrian woman in Jordan's Zaatari Refugee Camp, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday.

Deputy Crown Prince to leave for Egypt Thursday

Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense is scheduled to leave for Egypt Thursday.

Civic elections: Initiative to boost women participation

A Saudi women initiative to boost the participation of women in public affairs has started lobbying since the last municipal elections back in 2011.

Egypt and Kingdom lead Arab security, says El-Sisi

Egypt and Kingdom lead Arab security, says El-Sisi

CHALLENGES in the Arab region can only be overcome with Egypt and Saudi Arabia cooperating hand-in-hand, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi said Thursday.

Curtain of Kaaba door presented to the United Nations

Curtain of Kaaba door presented to the United Nations

Officials pose with the curtain of the Kaaba door at the United Nations in New York, Tuesday.

‘Strong evidence’ of Israel war crimes on ‘Black Friday’: Amnesty

‘Strong evidence’ of Israel war crimes on ‘Black Friday’: Amnesty

An analysis of an Israeli assault in the Gaza Strip following the capture of one of its soldiers during last year's war in the Palestinian territory shows "strong evidence" of war crimes.

Haramain Train makes first trial run

Haramain Train makes first trial run

The Saudi Railways Organization conducted the first successful trial run of the Haramain Express Train on Tuesday on a 100-kilometer stretch between Rabigh and Madinah.

Missing girl found safe and sound

Missing girl found safe and sound

Police have found a 12-year-old girl after she had vanished from an ice cream shop at one of the malls in south Jeddah after midnight Sunday.

Yemen to merge ‘resistance’ fighters with armed forces

Yemen to merge ‘resistance’ fighters with armed forces

The exiled Yemeni government has issued an order for militiamen fighting alongside loyalist troops against Shiite rebels be merged into the armed forces, as clashes raged Wednesday in the country's south.

Oil oversupply ‘is far from over’

Oil oversupply ‘is far from over’

Brent crude price is up 15% from 1Q 15, but still low in absolute terms, averaging $ 61.9 a barrel in the 2Q15, the National Commercial Bank said in its July 2015 “Saudi Economic Review”.

India’s top court refuses to stay bomb plotter’s execution

India’s top court refuses to stay bomb plotter’s execution

India’s top court on Wednesday rejected a last-ditch plea by a convicted bomb plotter, clearing the way for his execution.

Iraqi militias train teens to face the Daesh threat

Iraqi militias train teens to face the Daesh threat

In the steamy Baghdad night, sweat poured down the faces of the Iraqi teens as they marched around a school courtyard, training for battle Daesh (the so-called IS) group.

Philippine military seeks triple defense spending amid China row

Philippine military seeks triple defense spending amid China row

Philippine generals on Wednesday asked Congress to almost triple annual defence spending over the next five years to upgrade equipment amid an escalating marine dispute with giant neighbor China.

Policeman shot dead in Qatif

A Saudi policeman was killed and two others were injured in an attack in the Eastern Province, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday.

Bahrain makes several arrests, sees ‘foreign’ link

Bahrain has arrested several people in connection with Tuesday’s deadly bombing and suspect the attack was a “foreign attempt” to harm the Gulf state’s stability.

Dead or alive? Kabul probing rumors on reclusive Taliban chief

The Afghan government is investigating reports of the death of Taliban supremo Mullah Omar, a presidential spokesman said Wednesday, amid frenzied speculation about the rumored demise of the reclusive cleric.

Kuwait uncovers Daesh network

Kuwait said on Thursday it had uncovered a network of the Daesh militant group including five Kuwaitis and referred them to judicial authorities for prosecution.

Turkey in heaviest strikes yet on PKK, stoking Kurdish ire

Turkish jets launched their heaviest assault on Kurdish militants in northern Iraq overnight since airstrikes began last week.

US allowed to use Incirlic for raids on Daesh

The Turkish government has given its formal approval for the United States to use the Incirlik air base in southern Turkey for raids against Daesh militants in Syria, a Foreign Ministry official

Israel wary as US paroles ex-spy Pollard

Israel offered a cautious welcome on Wednesday to the planned US release of former spy Jonathan Pollard, wary that too warm a celebration might hurt efforts to persuade the Obama administration to

France seeks to warm up Iran ties with Rohani invite

France seeks to warm up Iran ties with Rohani invite

France sought to revive its relations with Iran on Wednesday, extending an invitation to President Hassan Rohani to

Zarif has ‘no concern’ about N-deal

Zarif has ‘no concern’ about N-deal

Iran's foreign minister moved Tuesday to dismiss speculation that his country's nuclear deal with major powers could

5 charged in Corniche harassment

The Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution (BIP) released two of the seven young men who had been arrested over the July 17 Corniche harassment case after they were found innocent.

US not serious about fighting Daesh, claims militia leader

The head of one of Iraq's fiercest Shiite militias called the US-led coalition's campaign against Daesh (the so-called IS) ineffective and accused Washington of lacking the will to uproot the

Retirees demand higher pension, more benefits

Retirees are demanding Ministry of Social Affairs increase their pensions and are calling for annual bonuses and health insurance to be added.

Minister to address municipal heads at Riyadh meet

Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs Abdullatif Al-Asheikh will deliver the keynote address at the inaugural session of the upcoming Municipality Excellence and Expansion Summit in Riyadh.

Expat charged with sexually assaulting seven-year-old girl

An expatriate worker in his 60s was arrested and charged with sexually harassing a seven-year-old girl and threatening to kill her if she told anyone of the assault.

Two teens in Taif harassment case sent to juvenile home

Police sent two teenagers arrested on charges of harassing a girl outside a mall in Taif to a juvenile home as they prepared to hand over the case to the Bureau for Investigation and Public

Yakub Memon, convicted in 1993 Mumbai blasts has been hanged

akub Abdul Razak Memon, the only death row convict in India's deadliest terror attack, the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people,

Five Makkah shops closed down over poor hygiene

Five Makkah shops closed down over poor hygiene

Al-Maabdah branch municipality in Makkah has closed down five shops and groceries for various violations, including a

2 Indians among recipients of 2015 Magsaysay Award

An Indian anti-corruption campaigner and a fellow countryman who recycles clothes for the poor are among this year’s recipients of the Philippines’ Ramon Magsaysay Award.

A battle whose victim is the citizen

A battle whose victim is the citizen

THE Ministry of Labor has promised us that the problem of a shortage of housemaids would soon be solved. Everybody was

Twenty six dead as flash floods sweep northern parts of Gujarat

Flash floods triggered by torrential monsoon rain have killed at least 26 people in a west Indian state in the past 48 hours.

Man held over Australian court bombings, killings

Australian police on Wednesday arrested a man over a series of shootings and bombings three decades ago targeting family court judges that left four dead, shocking the nation.

Pakistan police kill head of anti-Shiite group, 13 others

Pakistan police kill head of anti-Shiite group, 13 others

The leader of an anti-Shiite group behind some of Pakistan’s worst sectarian atrocities was killed in a shootout with

Eight Australian men charged in ‘pedophile ring’

Eight men have been charged with hundreds of child sex offenses against a 13-year-old girl in Australia, including her father whom police alleged on Wednesday organized the horrific abuse over two

Malaysian probe into fund scandal stalls after PM sacks deputy

Malaysian probe into fund scandal stalls after PM sacks deputy

A Malaysian parliamentary investigation into a graft scandal at a state investment fund embroiling Prime Minister

Implement this strictly in corporate companies

This is in response to the report “Employers told not to seize expats’ passports,” in Saudi Gazette (July 28).

Implementation of this is really needed

There is a suggestion: Authorities can make it mandatory for all the expatriates to keep both iqama and passport all the times with them,

Check every company

I asked my employer about my passport but until now I didn’t receive it.

A tribute to ‘Missile man’

This is in response to the report “Abdul Kalam, father of India's missile program, dies at 83,” in Saudi Gazette (July 28).

APJAK — an inspiration to world

It was luck meeting Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam in 2005 when he was the president of India and he visited my college.

A tribute to late APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam’s inspiring quotes — A Tribute: ‘Don't take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second,

Anderson takes six to put England in command

Anderson takes six to put England in command

Paceman James Anderson took six wickets to skittle Australia for a paltry 136 and put England in control on the first

Platini is not good for FIFA – Prince Ali

Platini is not good for FIFA – Prince Ali

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein said Wednesday that he thought Michel Platini.

Boston failed to deliver on ‘promises’ — IOC chief

Boston failed to deliver on ‘promises’ — IOC chief

IOC President Thomas Bach said Boston was firmly to blame for its aborted bid for the 2024 Olympics.

Sri Lanka seeks revival in Pakistan T20s

Sri Lanka seeks revival in Pakistan T20s

Sri Lanka will look to prevent a clean sweep by Pakistan on the current tour.

Yankees explode for 21-5 win

Yankees explode for 21-5 win

The New York Yankees came back with a vengeance Tuesday, parlaying an 11-run second inning into a 21-5 triumph over

Bangladesh confident against S. Africa

Bangladesh confident against S. Africa

Asian minnows Bangladesh are confident of pulling off an upset victory against world No. 1 South Africa in the

Red Sox retire Martinez’s No. 45

Red Sox retire Martinez’s No. 45

The script called for Jason Varitek to remain in the dugout until it was time for the ceremonial first pitch. Pedro

Five-time All-Star Tulowitzki heads to Toronto

Five-time All-Star Tulowitzki heads to Toronto

The Toronto Blue Jays swapped All-Star shortstops with the Colorado Rockies Tuesday, acquiring Troy Tulowitzki while

Arab countries’ exports to Brazil hit $3.38b in H1

Arab countries’ exports to Brazil hit $3.38b in H1

Arab nations exported $3.377 billion worth of products to Brazil during first half of 2015.

World economy fragile, faces downside risks, says IMF chief

IMF chief Christine Lagarde says the world economy is recovering but fragile and "faces some downside risks."

World’s top 3 shipbuilders post record loss in Q2

World’s top 3 shipbuilders post record loss in Q2

World’s three biggest shipbuilders posted a combined 4.8 trillion won ($4.1 billion) in operating losses.

453 new Middle East hotel projects in pipeline: Report

The Middle East is witnessing a massive development in the hospitality sector with a total of 453 hotel projects planned in the next five years, a report said.

Advantech a force to reckon with in embedded solutions for iworld

Advantech a force to reckon with in embedded solutions for iworld

Many countries nowadays are focusing on having a smart cities, therefore the demand for companies such as Advantech

Mobily’s ‘Wajid’ packages offer distinctive services

Mobily’s ‘Wajid’ packages offer distinctive services

“WAJID” packages from Mobily are featured with easiness and fulfillment of the needs of customers in addition to the

Music icons to fight corporate power at Farm Aid 30

Music icons to fight corporate power at Farm Aid 30

Music icons including Willie Nelson and Neil Young will campaign against the power of agricultural companies and the

Hackers take a page (literally) from Jane Austen

It would be a shock, a terrible shock, to Elinor Dashwood and the other characters in “Sense and Sensibility,” to see this happening.

Diner en Blanc: New York leads world’s biggest popup picnic

Diner en Blanc: New York leads world’s biggest popup picnic

Five thousand people dressed in white got together for the world’s largest popup picnic at a location revealed only at

Fugitive’s role in horror film leads to his arrest

A fugitive has been arrested after federal agents saw his photo in a Washington state newspaper that ran a story about a low-budget horror movie.

Actor Depardieu banned from Ukraine for stance on Russia

Actor Depardieu banned from Ukraine for stance on Russia

Ukraine has banned French actor Gerard Depardieu from entering the country for five years, its state security service

Nawar Fakhry Ezzi
IN a trial that was widely seen as a travesty of justice, a court in rebel-held Tripoli has sentenced eight former leading members of the Gaddafi regime to death by firing squad for a range of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
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