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Sisi renews call for Arab force

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi urged Arab leaders at a summit on Saturday to back the creation of a joint military force, saying the region faced “unprecedented” threats.

Deep sorrow over dent in our relations, says Sweden

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman received a letter from Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf stressing the depth of bilateral relations and his keenness on ensuring their continuity.

Official denies children of Saudi families abroad have joined terrorist groups

None of the children of Saudi families abroad have joined terrorist groups, Tawfiq Abdulaziz Al-Suwailem, chairman of the board of directors of the Saudi Charitable Society for the Welfare of Saudi Families Abroad (Awaser) said.

Operation won’t stop until Yemen is safe: King

Operation won’t stop until Yemen is safe: King

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman said on Saturday the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen against Houthi rebels will not stop until the country is stable and safe.

Saudi-led air strikes destroy rebel missiles

Saudi-led air strikes destroy rebel missiles

Air strikes by Saudi-led forces have eliminated most of the ballistic missiles which Houthi fighters captured from Yemen’s army, a Saudi military officer said on Saturday.

Defense minister meets Arab security officials

Defense minister meets Arab security officials

Defense Minister Prince Muhammad bin Salman held meetings with senior Arab security officials over the weekend to discuss the latest regional developments.

Houthis Iran’s puppet: Hadi

Houthis Iran’s puppet: Hadi

Yemeni President Abedrabbu Mansour Hadi called the Shiite Houthi militia “Iran’s puppet” at an Arab League summit in Egypt on Saturday. “I tell Iran’s puppet ... ‘You are the one that destroyed Yemen with your political immaturity’,” Hadi said in Sharm El-Sheikh.

Ban admits ‘shame’, ‘anger’ over failure in Syria

Ban admits ‘shame’, ‘anger’ over failure in Syria

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he felt “shame” and “anger” at the international community’s failure to end the Syrian conflict.

Women voice their importance in times of instability

Women voice their importance in times of instability

Women social activists, writers, and businesswomen voiced their role in forging national unity while weathering instabilities triggered by terrorism.

SABIC: Trade liberalization driving force for Asia’s sustainable growth

SABIC: Trade liberalization driving force for Asia’s sustainable growth

The Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) reiterates commitment to China and Asia as a partner for sustainable development and inclusive growth at the annual Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2015, China.

French Alps crash pilot told ex ‘everyone will know my name’

French Alps crash pilot told ex ‘everyone will know my name’

The co-pilot who investigators believe crashed a passenger jet into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, worried “health problems” would dash his dreams and vowed one day to do something to “change the whole system”, an ex-girlfriend told a German newspaper.

Al-Shabaab siege at Somali hotel ends, 17 dead: Official

Al-Shabaab siege at Somali hotel ends, 17 dead: Official

Somali troops on Saturday took full control of a hotel that extremist gunmen stormed and occupied for more than 12 hours following a suicide bombing.

Nigeria vote hit by violence, glitches

Nigeria vote hit by violence, glitches

Problems with new technology on Saturday forced a 24-hour extension to the presidential election in Africa’s most populous nation.

Saud to attend Shoura meeting

The Shoura Council General Secretariat has requested the higher authorities to invite the Minister of Foreign Affairs to the next Shoura Council meeting on Tuesday.

Decisive Storm receives support form Egyptian military experts

Egyptian military experts supported Operation Decisive Storm and called for its continuation to protect Yemen, the Arab region and the Middle East.

Border villages unaffected by Houthi terror

The villagers at the southern borders said their lives are stable and active and has been completely unaffected by the war.

‘Technical fault’ forces two airmen to eject

Saudi Arabia on Saturday said a "technical fault" forced two of its pilots in an F-15 to eject over waters south of Yemen.

Syria trio’s London school linked to more girls trying to join Daesh

Syria trio’s London school linked to more girls trying to join Daesh

A group of London teenage girls barred from traveling abroad attend the same school as three others who are thought to have gone to Syria.

The issue is not just changing logos

The issue is not just changing logos

For some years, a number of ministries and government departments have been changing their logos at a big cost to their budgets.

Total support for the Kingdom in Decisive Storm

I am writing with regard to the article "Saudis and Yemenis show their support for ‘Decisive Storm’" (Mar. 28). The regional situation demands that our borders be secured for the safety of the Saudi

No peace talks until the Houthis are 'finished off'

With regard to the article "'Decisive Storm' support swells" (Mar. 28), I am delighted that the Arab and Muslim nations have got together for the first time to go against the Houthis.

'In no Arab land do women have dignity'

I applaud the article "The sheer madness of the discrimination against women" (Mar. 27). However, as to the author's claim that only Saudi Arabia is like this, please read the stories of women

Driver's license exams must be upgraded

I am writing with regard to the article "Why are there so many reckless drivers in Saudi Arabia?" (Mar. 27). With respect to the author, I do not think that the driving schools in the Kingdom can be

Insurance policies should be sold through specialized channels

With regard to the article "Insurance companies continue to raise prices" (Mar. 27), an insurance policy is a legal document and it should be marketed and sold only through specialized channels.

SDLS competition winners awarded

SDLS competition winners awarded

Princess Al Bandari Bint Abdulrahman Al Faisal emphasized the importance of the Safe Driving.

17 bottles of alcohol seized in a box

Custom Control seized 17 bottles of alcohol hidden in a mandarin orange box.

Ties with Israel fundamentally altered, says White House

The White House has made clear its relationship with Israel has been fundamentally altered.

Iran talks go into top gear in battle of wills

Tortuous negotiations aimed at laying to rest fears Iran will get nuclear weapons moved into top gear Saturday as both sides demanded the other give ground as a deadline loomed.

Two Czech women kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013 freed

Two young Czech women kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013 have been freed and have returned home, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Saturday.

Philippines hits back at Beijing over South China Sea

The Philippines on Saturday shot back at Beijing’s criticism of its activities in the South China Sea, saying they were “in no way comparable to China’s massive reclamation activities” in the waters.

1 in 10 Singaporeans queue to pay respects to Lee Kuan Yew

1 in 10 Singaporeans queue to pay respects to Lee Kuan Yew

More than 330,000 people, equivalent to 10 percent of Singapore’s citizen population, have visited Parliament to pay

Sri Lankan president’s brother dies after ax attack

Sri Lankan president’s brother dies after ax attack

The youngest brother of Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena died in hospital Saturday after being attacked by an

Japan is set to extend sanctions on N. Korea

Japan will likely extend its sanctions against North Korea because of Pyongyang’s delay in reporting into its abductions of Japanese citizens decades ago.

Boxing hero Pacquiao is top tax-payer in Philippines: Govt

Boxing hero Pacquiao is top tax-payer in Philippines: Govt

Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, who faces his biggest fight against unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather, already holds top

Italian court throws out Knox conviction once and for all

Italian court throws out Knox conviction once and for all

Amanda Knox, who maintained that she and her former Italian boyfriend were innocent in her British roommate’s murder

Newborn baby found dead in well

Newborn baby found dead in well

Police found a newborn child in a well in Al-Ghidairin area in Al-Mahram valley.

2 die and 4 injured in a car accident

Two children died and four people were injured in a road accident on the Dammam-Riyadh highway.

51 workers arrested for health violations

The municipality closed down 29 commercial establishments, issued violation notices to 166 establishments and arrested more than 51 workers for health violations in various areas of Riyadh during

Fire in petroleum refinery laboratory

A fire at Aramco’s petroleum refinery laboratory in Ras Tanura was reported on Friday and no one was injured.

All set for an epic MCG battle

All set for an epic MCG battle

Australia and New Zealand welcomed 12 other nations to the Cricket World Cup but saved the final for themselves,

Hamilton singing in Malaysian rain

Hamilton singing in Malaysian rain

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton splashed through the puddles at a rain-soaked Sepang circuit to secure pole

Prince Bishop wins Dubai World Cup

Prince Bishop wins Dubai World Cup

Prince Bishop pulled away from race favorite California Chrome on the home straight to win the $10 million Dubai World

ROS eliminates Ginebra in thriller

ROS eliminates Ginebra in thriller

Jeff Chan buried a clutch three-pointer.

Kane in dream start for England

Kane in dream start for England

Harry Kane scored 80 seconds into his England debut, providing another astonishing moment in his breakthrough season

Nadal, Murray win in Miami

Nadal, Murray win in Miami

Second-seeded Rafael Nadal launched his bid for a first Miami Masters title Friday with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over fellow

Ailing Crowe pens emotional tribute

Ailing Crowe pens emotional tribute

New Zealand’s former cricket captain Martin Crowe, who is terminally ill with lymphoma, has penned a moving tribute to

Clarke to quit ODIs after final

Clarke to quit ODIs after final

Australia captain Michael Clarke made a shock announcement Saturday by saying Sunday’s World Cup final against New

Oil flow won’t be affected by current Yemen campaign

Oil flow won’t be affected by current Yemen campaign

Leaping oil markets began fading as the eventful week came to a close.

Saudi-US healthcare forum set in Riyadh

Saudi-US healthcare forum set in Riyadh

Riyadh is all set to host the 2015 C3 Saudi-US Healthcare Forum on April 27- 29, 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh.

Bahrain, Dubai companies invest in Asteco

Bahrain real estate company RightWay and Dubai-based Savana Real Estate are the latest to invest in the franchise of the Asteco brand in the Gulf region.

Mobily offers 60% discount on ‘Wajed’ postpaid plans

Mobily offers 60% discount on ‘Wajed’ postpaid plans

Etihad Etisalat has launched the strongest promotion on Wajed postpaid packages which allows the new customers an

Al Rushaid retains ISO 9001:2008 certification

Al Rushaid retains ISO 9001:2008 certification

Al Rushaid Construction Co., Ltd., (ARCC), a joint venture between Al Rushaid Petroleum Investments Company (ARPIC), a

ACWA Power consortium enters into PPA agreement with DEWA

ACWA Power consortium enters into PPA agreement with DEWA

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed the 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with a consortium

Antarctica critters show how tenacious life is

Antarctica critters show how tenacious life is

Deep below the ice, far from the playful penguins and other animals that bring tourists to Antarctica, is a cold and

Venezuelan theater chronicles absurdity of life

Venezuelan theater chronicles absurdity of life

Josefina, a rough-talking working girl.

'Oscars weighted against action films'

'Oscars weighted against action films'

Actor Vin Diesel said that the latest "Fast & Furious" film deserves a best picture Oscar.

Apple chief to give away his wealth

Apple chief to give away his wealth

Apple chief Tim Cook is joining Mark Zuckerberg.

Gustavo Dudamel extends contract in LA

Gustavo Dudamel extends contract in LA

Gustavo Dudamel, the young Venezuelan conductor and rising classical music star.

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Three months after the Palestinians were voted down at the UN Security Council after offering a draft resolution calling for an Israeli withdrawal from the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem and the establishment of a Palestinian state by late 2017, France will pick up where the Palestinians left off.
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