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Kingdom sets foreign entry rules on bourse

Foreign investors can own no more than 10 percent of Saudi Arabia’s stock market by value.

Status correction of Yemenis to begin Sunday

The ministries of interior and labor will start next Sunday the status correction procedures for Yemeni expatriates.

KSA to host center for aid delivery in Yemen

Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubair announced that the Saudi-led coalition is considering a temporary halt in airstrikes on rebels in Yemen.

Expats posing security threat to be deported

The Interior Ministry will deport any expatriate who may constitute a threat to the Kingdom’s security without giving any justification or explanation.

‘New appointments serve national interest’

‘New appointments serve national interest’

The Council of Ministers on Monday thanked Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman for his efforts to serve the religion and the homeland.

400,000 Yemenis wait for status correction

400,000 Yemenis wait for status correction

More than 400,000 Yemenis who have been illegally staying in the Kingdom are waiting for their statuses to be corrected status as ordered by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman.

Several Jeddah areas without water for weeks

Several Jeddah areas without water for weeks

Residents of various neighborhoods of Jeddah have complained that the water supply in their homes has been reduced.

Qatar hopes to end sponsorship system this year, says minister

Qatar hopes to end sponsorship system this year, says minister

Qatar’s labor minister said Monday he hopes the country’s “kafala” (sponsorship) system will be abolished before the end of this year.

Israel admits ‘mistakes’ in regard to Ethiopian community

Israel admits ‘mistakes’ in regard to Ethiopian community

President Reuven Rivlin admitted that Israel had made mistakes in its treatment of the Ethiopian Jewish community.

Afghan preliminary talks agree on reopening Taliban political office

Afghan preliminary talks agree on reopening Taliban political office

Representatives at preliminary talks aiming to end Afghanistan’s long war have agreed that Taliban insurgents should open a political office for negotiations, but disagreement over foreign troops is still hampering prospects for a ceasefire.

India defense minister wants swift deal on French Rafale jets

India defense minister wants swift deal on French Rafale jets

India’s defense minister said on Monday that final negotiations to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France would start this month and end as soon as possible.

US choppers begin Nepal quake reconnaissance flights

US choppers begin Nepal quake reconnaissance flights

US military helicopters began reconnaissance trips Monday to assess remote areas of Nepal devastated by an earthquake that killed more than 7,300 people.

Saudi Arabia set to create more jobs in 2015 despite oil price fall

Saudi Arabia set to create more jobs in 2015 despite oil price fall

Overall employment across the GCC is on the increase in 2015 despite the fall in oil prices.

World’s ocean valued at $24 trillion

World’s ocean valued at $24 trillion

The value of the ocean’s riches rivals the size of the world’s leading economies, but its resources are rapidly eroding.

French president in Riyadh to attend GCC summit

French president in Riyadh to attend GCC summit

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman held talks with French President Francois Hollande who arrived in Riyadh on Monday.

Al-Falih and the chronic headache

Al-Falih and the chronic headache

Health is a chronic headache for our country.

Kobane still a ghost town, months after liberation from Daesh

Kobane still a ghost town, months after liberation from Daesh

The battle for the Syrian border town of Kobane was a watershed in the war against the Daesh (the so-called IS) terrorist group.

Shadow of Saddam still haunts Iraq

Shadow of Saddam still haunts Iraq

Dozens of Iraqis crowding a Baghdad street fought to glimpse the red-haired man in a glass coffin.

French leader oversees Qatar jet deal, to attend Gulf summit

French leader oversees Qatar  jet deal, to attend Gulf summit

French President Francois Hollande sought to boost ties in the Gulf Monday as he oversaw the signing of a warplanes deal with Qatar and headed to Saudi Arabia for a summit.

Test run of Haramain Train after 8 months

The test run of the Haramain railway will be carried out after eight months in the northern sector connecting Madinah with Rabigh, an official source at the project said.

City begins crackdown on illegal parking

The Al-Otaibiya municipality branch has begun a campaign to remove illegal parking spaces inside neighborhoods in an attempt to protect public property.

SFDA approves groundbreaking hepatitis treatment

SFDA approves groundbreaking hepatitis treatment

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has issued official approval for AbbVie’s new, all oral, interferon-free

Ground service staff: New uniforms not neat

Employees of the Saudi Ground Services Company (SGSC) have complained that the new uniforms do not look neat.

Indian Consulate officials to visit Abha, Tabuk Friday

Officials from the Consulate General of India, Jeddah, will visit Abha and Tabuk on Friday, May 8, to provide consular services to the Indian nationals in the two cities and surrounding regions.

Pakistani poets ruined Urdu with whimsical experiments: Amrohvi

Pakistani poets ruined Urdu with whimsical experiments: Amrohvi

It seems that many famous poets including Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Muneer Niazi and Ahmad Nadeem Qasimi intentionally damaged

New techniques in infrastructure design discussed at Riyadh symposium

New techniques in infrastructure design discussed at Riyadh symposium

A one-day technical symposium, under the theme “KSA Infrastructure Towards Excellence”, was held at Radisson Blu

Kerry in Kenya calls for unity to defeat terrorism

Kerry in Kenya calls for unity to defeat terrorism

John Kerry held talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Muslims are never greedy profit seekers

I am writing with regard to the article "The new government will not tolerate incompetency and inefficiency" (May 3). An ancient Indian saying holds true even today: "Money runs ahead of those who

Enact laws to provide women privacy in the workplace

With regard to the article "Proposal to link expat percentage to national security" (May 3), the Ministry of Labor and the Shoura Council should implement strict laws for providing women privacy in

Student discipline must be taught at home

With regard to the post "Teachers who hit or demoralize students should be fired" (May 3), truly speaking, the more educated you become the more arrogant you become.

Don't sacrifice Jeddah's Corniche to greedy merchants

With regard to the article "Kiosks on the Corniche being sublet for SR220,000" (May 3), the Corniche is a place for all Jeddawis.

Aden troops were trained locals: FM

Special forces troops fighting the Houthi militias in Aden were not foreign troops.

Palestinian building permits ‘political’, admits Israel

Approval of building plans for Palestinians in the occupied West Bank is subject to political considerations.

In Iraqi malls, Syrian women work jobs spurned by locals

Two years after fleeing from her home in Damascus, 22-year-old Rahaf Abdullah is working at a gleaming mall in Iraq’s Kurdish region, selling sweets to local women who largely refuse to take such

Maersk meets Iranian officials over seized vessel

Maersk Line said on Monday it had met again with the Ports & Maritime Organization (PMO) in Iran regarding the seizure of the vessel Maersk Tigris but has yet to receive any official documents from

Flight to UAE diverted to air base after bomb threat

A commercial plane was diverted to a military air base in Dubai after a passenger said the plane would explode, the United Arab Emirates’ state news agency said early Monday.

Egypt sentences five to death for police killings

An Egyptian court Monday sentenced to death five men convicted of killing 13 policemen in a town near Cairo.

Israeli guards shoot Palestinian in Al-Quds

Israeli security guards shot and wounded a Palestinian on Monday at a light railway station in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem, police said.

Election tribunal unseats Pak minister, orders revote

Election tribunal unseats Pak minister, orders revote

A Pakistani election tribunal unseated the country’s railways minister.

Nepal urges foreign rescue workers in capital to return home

Nepal’s government urged foreign rescue workers in the quake-hit capital to return home as hundreds of people visited Buddhist shrines and monasteries to mark the birthday of Gautam Buddha.

Nepal relief effort intensifies as toll rises to 7,557

Nepal relief effort intensifies as toll rises to 7,557

Nepalese authorities said Tuesday that a vast army of emergency workers was finally managing to deliver aid to

$10,000 for hurting the feelings of more than a billion people

$10,000 for hurting the feelings of more than a billion people

The New York-based American Freedom Defense Initiative announced that it will award $10,000 for the best blasphemous

Burundi police open fire on protesters as truce ends

Burundi police open fire on protesters as truce ends

Several demonstrators in Burundi were wounded Monday as police opened fire at protesters who returned to the streets

China’s Xi warns against Taiwan independence

China’s Xi warns against Taiwan independence

Chinese Communist Party chief Xi Jinping warned on Monday against Taiwan being seen as a country as he met the head of

Prince Ali hints he might pull out of FIFA election campaign

Prince Ali hints he might pull out of FIFA election campaign

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein said Monday he would consider withdrawing from the FIFA presidential election race to allow

Murray snaps claycourt jinx

Murray snaps claycourt jinx

Andy Murray claimed the first claycourt title of his career.

Juve faces Real test in CL semis

Juve faces Real test in CL semis

Having battled to break down one of Europe’s meanest defenses in the quarterfinals.

Asian imports to spice up PBA as Governors’ Cup begins today

Asian imports to spice up PBA as Governors’ Cup begins today

The Philippine Basketball Association is set to break new ground with the launch of an Asian-flavored tournament.

McIlroy prevails in Match Play

McIlroy prevails in Match Play

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy became the second golfer after Tiger Woods to win the World Golf Championships Cadillac Match

Jamaicans shine in relays as US men drop baton

Jamaicans shine in relays as US men drop baton

Jamaica won the showcase 4x200m relay without Usain Bolt as their American rivals dropped the baton at the IAAF World

Valencia boosts Champs hopes with win

Valencia boosts Champs hopes with win

Valencia eased to a 3-1 win at home over Eibar Sunday to strengthen its hold on Spain’s last Champions League berth.

West Indies wins Test to draw series

West Indies wins Test to draw series

A century partnership between Darren Bravo and Jermaine Blackwood helped West Indies to win the third and final Test

Saudi fund sector offers foreigners access to IPOs

A regulatory drive to reduce the volatility around initial public offers of shares is bolstering the Saudi funds sector.

Saudi stocks near six-month high

Saudi Arabian stocks traded near a six-month high as investors awaited an announcement by the country’s regulator on rules opening up the market to foreigners for the first time.

Elaf highlights its hotels in holy cities & Jeddah at ATM 2015 in Dubai

Elaf highlights its hotels in holy cities & Jeddah at ATM 2015 in Dubai

The Elaf Group of Companies for Travel, Tourism and Hotels is participating at this year’s edition of the ongoing

SABIC sustainable practices advance

SABIC 2014 Sustainability Report, entitled “Foundation for the Future” reflects the progress made by the company in integrating sustainable practices into its global business operations.

Saudi Arabia participates in ATM 2015

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, is participating in the 22nd session of the Forum of Arab Travel Market 2015 being held this week in Dubai.

Zamil Structural Steel bags Jazan Refinery project

Zamil Structural Steel Company Ltd., a subsidiary of Zamil Industrial Investment Co. (Zamil Industrial), was recently awarded a contract worth SR43.8 million ($11.7 million) by the SK Engineering &

Pretty in Pink: Princess is good for nation of shopkeepers

Pretty in Pink: Princess is good for nation of shopkeepers

Britain’s retailers might just be rejoicing as much as Kate and Wills about the birth of a new baby princess.

Go veg for a few meals a month, says Padma Lakshmi

Go veg for a few meals a month,  says  Padma Lakshmi

It’s easy to want to hate Padma Lakshmi.

Russia mourns its ballet legend rebel Plisetskaya

Russia mourns its ballet legend rebel Plisetskaya

Russia mourned the death of Maya Plisetskaya.

Australia gift to Britain’s new princess to help pygmy possums

Australia will send a fine woolen blanket embroidered with yellow flowers to Britain’s new princess.

Scorsese says movie ‘Silence’ inspired by childhood

Scorsese says movie ‘Silence’ inspired by childhood

Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese said Monday his decision to shoot the historic-drama “Silence”.

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