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Housemaids from Bangladesh expected within three months

Housemaids from Bangladesh are expected to arrive in the Kingdom within the next three months, according to sources close to the recruitment offices in the Eastern Province.

Guinness records Jeddah water reservoir as world’s largest

The National Water Company’s (NWC) strategic drinking water storage facility in Jeddah has been recognized as the biggest in the world – with a capacity of 2.064 million cubic meters.

Expats ‘commit a crime every 24 minutes’

Expatriates commit daily around 54 crimes at an average rate of one criminal offense every 24 minutes, Al-Hayat newspaper reported on Sunday quoting a report by the Justice Ministry.

Salman and Sisi discuss Yemen crisis, terrorism

Salman and Sisi discuss Yemen crisis, terrorism

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi held wide-ranging talks here on Sunday.

King honors winners of Faisal International Prize

King honors winners of Faisal International Prize

Winners of the 37th annual King Faisal International Prize were honored by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman at a glittering ceremony here on Sunday.

Erdogan in Madinah to pray at Prophet’s Mosque

Erdogan in Madinah to pray at Prophet’s Mosque

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Madinah on Sunday evening to pray at Prophet’s Mosque.

Unpaid employees protest outside EP labor office

Unpaid employees protest outside EP labor office

More than 120 Saudi employees of a Dammam-based national company protested outside the Eastern Province Labor office in Dammam on Thursday.

‘Jihadi John’ relatives under watch in Kuwait

‘Jihadi John’ relatives under watch in Kuwait

Kuwaiti authorities are closely monitoring several relatives of “Jihadi John” who live and work in the Gulf emirate.

Footage spots UK girls in Turkey en route to Syria

Footage spots UK girls in Turkey en route to Syria

Three UK schoolgirls have been spotted in CCTV footage showing them on the Turkish leg of what is believed to have been their journey to join the self-proclaimed Islamic State group in Syria.

Crackdown campaign on Makkah car washers

Crackdown campaign on Makkah car washers

The Maabdah branch municipality in Makkah has launched a massive crackdown campaign against the mostly expatriate street car washers.

India’s ruling party forms coalition govt in Kashmir

India’s ruling party forms coalition govt in Kashmir

India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party was on Sunday sworn into government for the first time in the country’s only Muslim-majority state after a power-sharing deal with a regional rival.

Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery

Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery

Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft.

Sisi calls for poll law to be amended within a month

Sisi calls for poll law to be amended within a month

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi called on the government on Sunday to amend laws.

Kingdom’s support for Egypt unwavering: Sisi

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi praised Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries for supporting Egypt in times of crisis.

Modern technology is cause of violence among children

With reference to the post "Video games make children violent" by Azhar (March 1), there is no doubt that modern technology is the cause.

No justification for terrorism being sowed by Boko Haram

This is a reply to the assertion of Ismaeel Marikar in his post "Don’t blame Islam for Boko Haram" (March 1). It's like telling the world that Boko Haram is fighting for a just cause by blaming the

Islamic scholars can only do much to counter terrorism

This refers to the post "Islamic scholars must counter terrorists' narrative" by Simon (March 1). Ever since 9/11, our revered scholars have spoken and written strongly against terrorism by groups

Parents should be role model for the children

With reference to the post "Nothing wrong with women acting younger than they are" by Karinn (March 1), both men and women must act in keeping with their age.

School owners in showdown with minister of education

Owners of private and international schools met recently in Riyadh with Education Minister Azzam Al-Dakhil to discuss several issues that are threatening some of them with closure.

Two expats arrested over serial murders in Riyadh

The Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation arrested two Pakistani men in their 20s in connection with the murder of two Indians and two Bangladeshis.

The customer sheikh’s bill

The customer sheikh’s bill

HOW do restaurant workers deal with Saudi families abroad?

Authorities raid barn with diseased camels after YouTube video

Local authorities in the Eastern Province have raided a barn housing a number of diseased camels in response to a video posted on YouTube.

Curiosity a sign of sickness

Curiosity a sign of sickness

THE other day a citizen was run over by a speeding car in Riyadh while he was crossing the road.

Coronavirus kills Al-Jouf woman; four new cases in Buraidah

A 40-year-old Saudi woman has died from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-coronavirus at an Al-Jouf government hospital, the Health Ministry announced.

US-Israel ties fraying over Netanyahu speech, Iran talks

As relations between President Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu hit a new low over the Israeli prime minister’s planned speech to Congress.

UN: Iraq violence killed at least 1,100 in February

The UN mission to Iraq said on Sunday that violence claimed the lives of at least 1,100 Iraqis in February, including more than 600 civilians.

Estonians vote under shadow of resurgent Russia

Estonians vote under shadow of resurgent Russia

Estonians voted on Sunday in an election marked by jitters over a militarily resurgent.

Philippine military hunts ‘coddled’ most-wanted bombmaker

The Philippine military is trying to capture a bombmaker it believes is being “coddled” by Filipino militants.

Bangladesh pays tribute to American blogger killed in machete attack

Bangladesh pays tribute to American blogger killed in machete attack

Bangladeshis on Sunday paid tribute to an American critic of religious extremism killed in Dhaka.

India’s budget shuns big-bang reforms: Experts

India’s budget shuns big-bang reforms: Experts

The Indian government’s budget was praised on Sunday as balancing the need to boost business and to help the poor.

Mali govt signs peace deal, Tuareg rebels delay

The Malian government signed a peace agreement with some northern armed groups on Sunday but the main Tuareg rebel alliance asked for more time to consult its grassroots.

Maldives opposition to protest until Nasheed freed

Maldives opposition to protest until Nasheed freed

An opposition lawmaker in the Maldives said her party will press on with street protests until the government frees a

Tens of thousands join Nemtsov march in Moscow

Tens of thousands join Nemtsov march in Moscow

Tens of thousands of people marched in central Moscow on Sunday to honor the memory of opposition leader Boris

Iran says ready to let in Google, other Internet firms

Iran could allow Internet giants such as Google to operate if they respect its “cultural” rules, Fars news agency said on Sunday quoting a senior official.

Pakistan gets campaign back on track

Pakistan gets campaign back on track

Mohammad Irfan used his height to full effect to take four wickets as Pakistan defended a low total against Zimbabwe

Lanka pours more misery on England

Lanka pours more misery on England

England’s horror World Cup run continued when Sri Lanka smashed the third-highest run chase in the tournament’s

Chelsea lifts League Cup

Chelsea lifts League Cup

Chelsea overpowered London rival Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the Capital One League Cup final at a rain-swept Wembley

Piatti keeps Valencia on Champs course

Piatti keeps Valencia on Champs course

A quick-fire Pablo Piatti double secured a 2-0 win for Valencia at home to Real Sociedad Sunday that kept it on course

Yap leads Purefoods to victory over SMB

Yap leads Purefoods to victory over SMB

James Yap came back from sick bay to lead the defending champion Purefoods Star Hotshots to a smashing 113-105.

Nadal eyes slice of clay-court history

Nadal eyes slice of clay-court history

Reigning French Open champ Rafael Nadal defeated Carlos Berlocq in straight sets to reach the final of the Argentina

Yang wins in Thailand

Yang wins in Thailand

South Korea’s Amy Yang won the Honda LPGA Thailand in Pattaya Sunday, finishing at 15-under-par 273 to hold off world

Director General of Saudi Border Guards visits King Abdullah Port

Director General of Saudi Border Guards visits King Abdullah Port

Admiral Awad bin Eid Al- Balawi, Saudi Border Guard Director General, and Maj. Gen. Badr bin Hamadi Al- Jabri, chief

42 global firms pledge to invest in Jazan

42 global firms pledge to invest in Jazan

About 42 international companies have agreed to join hands with Gammon Group.

Work on SR1 billion Neopharma plant in Jazan to begin ‘soon’

B.R. Shetty said work on the SR1 billion Neopharma drug manufacturing plant in Jazan will start in March.

Saudi stock index up as oil prices rally

Stock markets in Saudi Arabia and Egypt stayed in tight ranges.

Malabar Gold launches ‘Studs & Drops Festival’

Malabar Gold & Diamonds, the leading jewelry retailer, announced the details of its unique campaign “Studs & Drops Festival” in the entire GCC and Singapore showcasing an extensive collection of

Blominvest Saudi Arabia net profit surges 16% to SR36m in ’14

Blominvest Saudi Arabia net profit surges 16% to SR36m in ’14

Blominvest Saudi Arabia, an investment company specialized in asset management, financial advisory services and

Robo-G starts off ACGC Film Fest with a bang

Robo-G starts off ACGC Film Fest with a bang

The 8th Asian Film Festival organized by the Asian Consuls-General Club (ACGC), which consists of 13 Asian countries,

Slum girl to silver screen: Uganda's chess prodigy

Slum girl to silver screen: Uganda's chess prodigy

Phiona Mutesi happened upon chess as a famished nine-year-old foraging for food.

Llamas go on the lam in US, Twitter explodes

Llamas go on the lam in US, Twitter explodes

A pair of sprightly llamas jigged their way to immediate social media stardom Thursday.

The cow pageant

The cow pageant

Cow “Vera” is presented to competition judges during the “Schau der Besten” cow pageant.

Hong Kong runners battle boredom in city ultra

Hundreds of runners competed in Hong Kong's first inner city ultra marathon.

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