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UAE refers 41 people to trial on terror charges

The United Arab Emirates is to try 41 people for allegedly seeking to overthrow the government to set up a Daesh (so-called IS) group-style caliphate in the Gulf state, prosecutors said Sunday.

Haia aide: Harassment falls under our responsibility

The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) stated categorically that harassment cases fell under its purview and the body was taking measures to quell it.

Labor Ministry warns against unlicensed recruitment offices

The Ministry of Labor has warned citizens and other clients against dealing with unlicensed recruitment offices.

King Salman arrives in Morocco

King Salman arrives in Morocco

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman arrived in Morocco on Sunday. He is in the country on a private vacation.

IAF fighters makes first staging visit to Kingdom

IAF fighters makes first staging visit to Kingdom

A flying contingent of the Indian Air Force (IAF) are on a maiden visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. They are in the Kingdom from Aug. 1-4.

Kerry says, US, Egypt return to ‘stronger base’ in relationship

Kerry says, US, Egypt return to ‘stronger base’ in relationship

The United States and Egypt are returning to a “stronger base” in their relationship despite tensions and concerns over human rights, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday.

343 constituencies for Dec. 12 municipal elections identified

343 constituencies for Dec. 12 municipal elections identified

424 polling centers exclusively for women voters.

Multitudes mourn ‘mother of orphans’

Multitudes mourn ‘mother of orphans’

Sanaa Binladin, among the three Binladins who lost their lives in the small plane crash in the United Kingdom on Friday afternoon, was mourned by multitudes for her charity work.

Saudi Arabia, UAE attract over 75% of MENA investment activity by value

Saudi Arabia, UAE attract over 75% of MENA investment activity by value

UAE and Saudi Arabia attracted over 75 percent of MENA investment activity by value, reflecting their scale and stability and increased availability of larger target assets.

Camera flash could blind newborns, says expert

Camera flash could blind newborns, says expert

Flash photography can blind newborn babies.

Employers continue to flout mid-day work ban

Employers continue to flout mid-day work ban

The Ministry of Labor’s Makkah branch recorded 250 violations of regulations prohibiting outdoor work between noon and 3 p.m., and has penalized the companies involved.

2 soldiers dead, 24 wounded in suicide attack in Turkey

2 soldiers dead, 24 wounded in suicide attack in Turkey

Kurdish rebels on Sunday detonated an explosives-laden agricultural vehicle at a military police station in eastern Turkey, killing two soldiers and wounding 24 others, authorities said.

Obama to unveil ‘biggest step ever’ in climate fight

Obama to unveil ‘biggest step ever’ in climate fight

US President Barack Obama will on Monday unveil what he called the “biggest, most important step we’ve ever taken” to fight climate change, a sensitive issue central to his legacy.

Suu Kyi’s party shuns key players for Myanmar poll

Suu Kyi’s party shuns key players for Myanmar poll

The party of Aung San Suu Kyi has rejected bids by 17 members of Myanmar’s respected “88 generation”.

30 Saudi students complete leadership training at Harvard

Thirty Saudi male and female students celebrated their successful completion of a leadership training program at Harvard University this summer.

Harassing women — no problem!

This is in response to the report “Are women unsafe on Saudi streets?” in Saudi Gazette (July 29). I have been living in Jeddah for more than 20 years and have observed all kinds of things including

A great loss for humanity

The recent death of former President of India and a world renowned visionary scientist Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in Shillong on July 27 has left a big void. He was a man of vision and always had lofty

The reasons for traffic issue

This is in response to the report “Traffic congestions in our cities?” in Saudi Gazette (Aug. 1). One of the reasons for the Traffic issue because people don’t respect the rights of other drivers on

Poor planning and selfish attitude.

This pertains to the traffic of Jeddah, though there are planned bridges and straight ways the concept of running signals, which regulates traffic and which is the best control of the flow is evident.

Really?

This is in response to the report “Community colleges, what are they good for?” in Saudi Gazette (Aug. 1). What about students that are not good enough to enter university and who have neither the

Israel to detain Jewish militant suspects without trial: Officials

Israel intends to detain without trial citizens suspected of political violence against Palestinians, government officials said on Sunday following a lethal West Bank arson attack blamed on Jewish

Egypt court puts off verdict in Jazeera reporters’ retrial

An Egyptian court on Sunday postponed for a second time its verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera journalists, rescheduling it for Aug. 29 in a move the defendants called an insult.

‘Egypt says over half of summit promises turned into projects’

‘Egypt says over half of summit promises turned into projects’

Egypt has turned more than half of initial agreements signed at a March investor conference into investment projects,

Iran sees oil output up 1 million bpd after curbs end

Iran expects to raise oil output by 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) as soon as sanctions are lifted and by a million bpd within months, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said in remarks broadcast on Sunday.

Syrian group Ahrar Al-Sham mourns Taliban leader

A conservative rebel group in Syria, which has contested its hard-line image in Western newspapers, mourned the death of the leader of the Taliban in a statement distributed online on Saturday.

Iran official urges quick approval of nuclear deal

Iran’s deputy foreign minister Saturday urged a speedy approval in Tehran of a nuclear deal so blame for any failure falls on US lawmakers who may yet vote against it.

Syrian LCC group quits opposition bloc

A major Syrian anti-regime group, the Local Coordination Committees, announced Saturday it had quit the opposition in exile, accusing it of being undermined by internal conflict and manipulated by

‘Your job and your scholarship’ raises many questions

‘Your job and your scholarship’ raises many questions

THE Kingdom’s ministries have suffered for many years from the absence of job descriptions.

Man ‘manipulates’ ex-wife to win daughter's custody

A mother has regained custody of her two-year-old daughter.

Meningitis vaccination must for all pilgrims, seasonal workers

Saudi Arabia has said all pilgrims and seasonal workers coming to the Kingdom should take meningitis vaccination to obtain visas.

Labor, education ministries launch joint program to boost employment

The ministries of education and labor have jointly launched a program to boost education and provide job opportunities for the Saudi graduates in the private sector.

Life-threatening feat

Life-threatening feat

This cleaning worker was spotted clinging dangerously to a waste collecting vehicle speeding through one of the

International schools ‘violating rules’

A number of international schools in the Kingdom have been accused of violating rules and regulations of the Education Ministry, Makkah daily reported quoting an official source.

Malaysia seeks help in finding more possible MH370 debris

Malaysia seeks help in finding more possible MH370 debris

Malaysian officials said on Sunday that they would seek help from territories.

After UN rap, Manila pledges action on Haiyan rebuilding

The Philippines on Sunday vowed to take further action to aid those displaced by deadly Super Typhoon Haiyan.

UN warns Myanmar flood toll to increase as rains lash region

UN warns Myanmar flood toll to increase as rains lash region

The toll from flash floods and landslides in Myanmar after days of torrential rain is likely to rise, the UN warned on

Landslide in northeast India leaves 20 dead

Landslide in northeast India leaves 20 dead

Rescuers were searching on Sunday for some 20 villagers feared killed in a landslide triggered by torrential rain in a

Afghan Taliban issues statement quoting Haqqani group leader

The Afghan Taliban issued a written statement on Sunday purportedly quoting Jalaluddin Haqqani, the leader of the Haqqani insurgent group, in an effort to quell rumors of his death.

Senior communist rebel held in Philippines

The Philippine military said on Sunday it had detained a senior communist rebel leader, the latest in a series of arrests or killings which have damaged one of the world’s longest-running

Canada PM set to call Oct 19 election, focus on sluggish economy

Canada PM set to call Oct 19 election, focus on sluggish economy

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was set to call a parliamentary election for Oct. 19 on Sunday, kicking off a

Arsenal scores morale-boosting victory over Chelsea

Arsenal scores morale-boosting victory over Chelsea

FA Cup winner Arsenal toppled champion Chelsea 1-0 in England's Community Shield season curtain-raiser at Wembley

‘Wild’ doping allegations rock athletics

‘Wild’ doping allegations rock athletics

The world of athletics was rocked Sunday by "wild" doping allegations.

NoviSad tops Manila North to retain title

NoviSad tops Manila North to retain title

Reigning world champion and No. 1 seed NoviSad Al-Wahda from the UAE used its experience.

Ledecky starts with easy win; Sun wins 400 freestyle title

Ledecky starts with easy win; Sun wins 400 freestyle title

Katie Ledecky of the United States opened an ambitious program.

Ervine guides Zimbabwe to superb win over New Zealand

Ervine guides Zimbabwe to superb win over New Zealand

Craig Ervine's maiden century upstaged Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson's record-breaking exploits as Zimbabwe stunned

Nadal claims 67th career title

Nadal claims 67th career title

Spaniard Rafa Nadal won his 67th career title with a 7-5, 7-5 victory against dangerous Italian Fabio Fognini in the

Park In-bee wins British Open for 7th Major

Park In-bee wins British Open for 7th Major

South Korea's Park In-bee claimed her seventh Major Sunday when she carded seven birdies and an eagle in a

Wolfsburg stuns Bayern to bag Super Cup

Wolfsburg stuns Bayern to bag Super Cup

Substitute Nicklas Bendtner scored a late equalizer and converted the decisive penalty to give Wolfsburg the German

Kingdom accounts for 75% of GCC IPOs in Q2

Initial public offering (IPO) performance in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) showed signs of recovery in terms of the number of offerings and total money raised in the second quarter of 2015

Digital banking gains popularity in UAE: Survey

Digital banking gains popularity in UAE: Survey

Mobile banking is the fastest-growing segment across the globe due to its increasing popularity and the UAE is no

Willpower matters in GCC infrastructures

IN many aspects, such as income levels or oil dependency, Gulf countries are very similar. In some other aspects, differences are striking.

Foreign aid to Jordan at $1b

Total foreign aid to Jordan since the beginning of 2015 amounted to $1 billion, according to planning ministry figures.

Sadara enters into multi-year supply agreement with Juffali

SADARA Chemical Company and E. A. Juffali & Brothers, a privately-owned Saudi company, have signed a supply agreement through which Sadara will supply methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) to a new

Emaar Properties posts 12% growth in H1 2015

Emaar Properties posts 12% growth in H1 2015

GLOBAL property developer Emaar Properties PJSC recorded a net profit of AED2.205 billion ($600 million) during the

Iraq's Jon Stewart combats extremists with laughs

Iraq's Jon Stewart combats extremists with laughs

Defying death threats, an Iraqi television comedian is fighting Daesh (the so-called Islamic State) with biting satire

Bobby Brown’s sister vows family feud is just beginning

Bobby Brown’s sister vowed the family feud was “far from over”

Cecil the lion lights up New York’s Empire State building

Cecil the lion lights up New York’s Empire State building

A giant picture of the beloved Zimbabwean lion killed by an American trophy hunter.

Actress Charlize Theron adopts baby girl in US

Actress Charlize Theron adopts baby girl in US

South African-born actress Charlize Theron has adopted her second child.

Shah Rukh Khan’s Wankhede ban lifted by Mumbai Cricket Association

Shah Rukh Khan’s Wankhede ban lifted by Mumbai Cricket Association

The Mumbai Cricket Association on Sunday lifted the five-year ban on Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan to enter Wankhede

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