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Discount scam: Mega firm’s retail outlets closed down

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has shut down several branches of a well-known retail chain for launching bogus discount campaigns, Makkah daily reported.

Dane sustains bullet wound to shoulder – Riyadh police

A Danish resident was fired at by an unknown source after he came out from his place of work, according to a spokesman of Riyadh Region Police.

Officials deny coronavirus rumors at Riyadh care home

The Health Affairs Directorate has dismissed reports circulated by a section of the media and on the Internet that the Middle Respiratory Syndrome-coronavirus has been spreading among residents of a social care home in Al-Malaz district of Riyadh.

More rains forecast today

More rains forecast today

Medium to heavy rainfall is expected in Makkah region including the coastal areas of Jeddah, Rabigh and Al-Qunfudha, spokesman of the Presidency of Meteorology and the Environment (PME) Hussein Muhammad Al-Qahtani said in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on Saturday.

High turnout in Bahrain polls

High turnout in Bahrain polls

Polling stations across Bahrain opened on Saturday for parliamentary and municipal elections. Bahrain’s electorate of almost 350,000 is being called to choose 40 deputies.

Stigma of Saudi women working in hotels gradually disappearing

Stigma of Saudi women working in hotels gradually disappearing

A group of Saudi women who have been working in the hotel industry said the stigma attached to women in this field is disappearing, Al-Hayat daily reported.

TVTC expands training program, adds new trades

TVTC expands training program, adds new trades

The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation's (TVTC) national training program has been expanded to include 90 different occupations, Al-Hayat daily reported.

Houthis go away!

Houthis go away!

A Yemeni activist with tape over her mouth takes part in a rally in Sanaa on Saturday against the deployment of armed militias from the Houthi movement in the capital.

Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan

Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against Al-Qaeda after this year, US officials said.

King Abdullah Port to become one of major ports in the world

King Abdullah Port to become one of major ports in the world

Ports Development Company, owner and developer of King Abdullah Port, announced the handing over of the third berth at King Abdullah Port to National Container Company after fulfilling all Saudi Arabia’s coast guards and customs requirements, where the cooperation between governmental agencies and King Abdullah Port was key to effective business development within the port.

Rosberg on pole

Rosberg on pole

Nico Rosberg beat Lewis Hamilton to pole position for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix but admitted it was only a “small step” in his desperate battle to stop his arch-rival teammate taking the Formula One drivers’ title Sunday.Rosberg produced a lap 0.386 seconds faster than Hamilton to extend Mercedes’ record breaking domination of the season going into the double points finale.The 29-year-old German produced his best lap of the weekend when he most needed it, clocking 1min 40.480sec to finish ahead of Hamilton with Valtteri Bottas third for Williams.“It’s only one step, a very small step,” said Rosberg after claiming his 11th pole of the season and 14th of his career.

Why are there so many beggars in Saudi Arabia?

With regard to the article "Lawbreakers arrested by Jeddah Police this year" (Nov. 20).

Women with male bosses get preferential treatment

I am writing with regard to the article "Why some Saudi female employees prefer male bosses" (Nov. 21).

Saudi women are being denied basic rights

With regard to the article "Saudi women moving up the career ladder" (Nov. 21).

Schools should teach students, not discipline them

I am writing with regard to the article "It’s time to reintroduce corporal punishment in Saudi schools" (Nov. 22).

Jordanian gets over SR3 million for 3 extra years in jail

The Administrative Court here has ordered the Prison Directorate to pay SR3,344,000 to a Jordanian man who was kept in Briman Prison for three years over his term without any legal justifications,

Women in fashion design demand recognition

Saudi authorities still do not recognize fashion design as a valid career path in the Kingdom despite the fact that many Saudi designers have earned relevant degrees from national and international

Women and veterinary medicine

Women and veterinary medicine

THERE is a segment of society that wants to restrict the type of jobs women can work to a short list.

We don’t respect people’s time

We don’t respect people’s time

I STILL complain about people who do not respect others’ time. Every time someone promises me to show up at a specific

El-Sisi lauds King Abdullah's efforts to close Arab ranks

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has lauded the key role being played by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah to unify Arab ranks and achieve stability in the region.

Tunisians vote for a new president

Tunisians vote for a new president

Tunisians have lined up at polling stations to vote in their North African country's first free and open presidential

Turkey to open mosques ‘in every university’

Turkey’s top religious body has said that there are plans to build a mosque in every state university.

US House report debunks Benghazi allegations

The CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

Punitive Israeli house demolitions a ‘war crime’, says HRW

Human Rights Watch called on Israel Saturday to stop razing the homes of Palestinians accused of attacking Israelis, saying the practice can constitute a war crime.

Biden in Istanbul seeking to ease strains on Syria

Biden in Istanbul seeking to ease strains on Syria

US Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan aiming to ease strains over the

India invites bids for $2.4 billion artillery contract

India on Saturday invited bids for a $2.4-billion artillery deal while deferring a decision on acquiring 106 Swiss Pilatus aircraft for fighter pilot training.

Plague outbreak kills 40 in Madagascar

An outbreak of plague has killed 40 people in Madagascar, the World Health Organization said, warning that the disease could spread rapidly in the country’s densely populated capital Antananarivo.

Sharif asks Obama to play role on Kashmir issue

Sharif asks Obama to play role on Kashmir issue

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday asked the US President Barack Obama to play a role in resolving the

Philippines blacklists 9 HK scribes for heckling Aquino

The Philippines has barred entry to nine Hong Kong television and radio journalists, saying they heckled President Benigno Aquino during a meeting of the APEC grouping last year and presented a

US president urges critics to ‘pass a bill’ on immigration

US president urges critics to ‘pass a bill’ on immigration

Obama urged Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform as he used his weekly address Saturday to again defend

Sri Lanka ruling party in purge ahead of snap polls

Sri Lanka ruling party in purge ahead of snap polls

Sri Lanka’s ruling party was set for a purge on Saturday after a senior minister declared he was challenging President

Moscow accuses West of seeking Russia ‘regime change’

Moscow accuses West of seeking Russia ‘regime change’

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday accused the West of seeking to force a regime change in Russia through

US, Iran discussing new ideas to break impasse

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are discussing new ideas aimed at breaking the deadlock in nuclear talks between Tehran and six world powers,

Iraqi forces, militants battle in Ramadi

Iraqi soldiers backed by Sunni fighters launched a major operation on Saturday to retake a section of the city of Ramadi seized by militants linked to the self-proclaimed Islamic State group, an

Chelsea pulls away, Toure rescues City

Chelsea pulls away, Toure rescues City

Diego Costa scored again as Chelsea established a seven-point lead at the Premier League summit Saturday by

Swiss on brink of Davis Cup glory

Swiss on brink of Davis Cup glory

Switzerland made a big step toward a maiden Davis Cup title when it took a 2-1 lead in the final against host France

Alaska regains top spot

Alaska regains top spot

The Alaska Aces survived a ferocious assault by the GlobalPort Batang Pier to hack out an 87-84 win in a PBA

Stenson, Cabrera-Bello go three clear in Dubai

Stenson, Cabrera-Bello go three clear in Dubai

World No. 4 Henrik Stenson is on track to successfully defend his title at the DP World Tour Championship, but he will

Miura batters Puerta to defend crown

Miura batters Puerta to defend crown

Japan’s Takashi Miura battered Mexican challenger Edgar Puerta into submission with a sixth-round technical knockout

The 22nd Arabian Gulf Cup

The 22nd Arabian Gulf Cup

Semifinals: Oman vs. Qatar (17:45), Saudi Arabia vs. UAE (21:00)

Mavericks rout Lakers

Mavericks rout Lakers

Led by Dirk Nowitzki’s 19-first half points, endless scoring options all whirring in high-scoring harmony and a

Lavillenie, Adams IAAF athletes of the year

Lavillenie, Adams IAAF athletes of the year

Pole vault indoor record holder Renaud Lavillenie of France and shot putter Valerie Adams of New Zealand were named

Benefits of District Cooling, Tri Generation highlighted

Benefits of District Cooling, Tri Generation highlighted

The importance of efficient cooling power generation technology was emphasized by senior Saudi utility officials and

Much at stake for OPEC envoys as oil prices dip

Much at stake for OPEC envoys as oil prices dip

A new era could be on the horizon! The energy world is entering into a momentous week.

Saudi quarry output to increase 327m tons as construction soars

Saudi quarry output to increase 327m tons as construction soars

Countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), global leaders in hydrocarbon production.

District Cooling, Tri Generation Summit opens

The District Cooling and Tri Generation Summit will open today (Sunday) at Al-Khozama Hotel in Riyadh.

Egypt investment prospects valued at $173 billion in 2015

Investors both foreign and regional, have recently amped up their interest in investing in Egypt despite the current political situation, with several encouraging indicators of growth pointing

Italian food event at Sheraton Dammam

Italian food event at Sheraton Dammam

The Sheraton Dammam is bringing in award winning guest Executive Chef Dario Parascandolo of Hotel Danieli in Venice to

Space station rarity: Two women on long-term crew

Space station rarity: Two women on long-term crew

For the 21st-century spacewoman, gender is a subject often best ignored.After years of training for their first space

Kelsey Grammer's daughter is new Miss Golden Globe

Kelsey Grammer's daughter is new Miss Golden Globe

Kelsey Grammer's daughter Greer is the new Miss Golden Globe. Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Theo

Billy Joel to set Madison Square Garden record

Billy Joel to set Madison Square Garden record

Billy Joel will set a record for the most performances by any artist at Madison Square Garden with his upcoming 65th

'Queen Latifah Show' to end after its 2nd season

'Queen Latifah Show' to end after its 2nd season

"The Queen Latifah Show" will be ending after this season.

Cagney's 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' Oscar fails to sell

Cagney's 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' Oscar fails to sell

James Cagney's best actor Oscar statuette for the 1942 musical film "Yankee Doodle Dandy" went unsold at auction in

AMERICA is a nation of immigrants, a country which was created by immigrants coming from all over the world. So it is only fair that US immigration policy should be fair to immigrants.
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