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Philippines confirms 2nd MERS case

The Philippines confirmed a second case of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus on Monday in a man who showed symptoms after arriving in Manila last month from Dubai.

Graduate housemaids may come from Uganda

The Ministry of Labor is heading toward Uganda to import university graduate housemaids at a monthly salary of between SR800-SR1,000, Makkah daily reported on Monday quoting what it called a private source.

3 Saudi brothers suspected of Kuwait bombing arrested

The Saudi and Kuwaiti security authorities arrested three Saudi brothers suspected of terrorist bombing at Imam Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait, SPA reported on Tuesday.

King consoles brother, sons of late emir of Northern Border region

King consoles brother, sons of late emir of Northern Border region

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman received in Makkah late Sunday night Emir of Najran region Prince Juluwi Bin Abdulaziz Bin Musaed,

Monitoring to protect kiswa from damage

Monitoring to protect kiswa from damage

Eight employees work day and night inside the Grand Mosque to keep a close eye on the kiswa

Small fire at Grand Mosque in Makkah

Small fire at Grand Mosque in Makkah

A forklift in the Masaa (the area between the hillocks of Safaa and Marwa where pilgrims travel seven times)

Jeddah creates Guinness world record with longest iftar table

Jeddah creates Guinness world record with longest iftar table

The ongoing Ramadan festival called “Ramdanana Kida”(Our Ramadan Was Like This)

Civil Defense all set for Ramadan’s last 10 days

Civil Defense all set for Ramadan’s last 10 days

The Civil Defense is all set to tackle the millions of faithfuls thronging the Grand Mosque during the last ten days of the holy month of Ramadan.

Chandy’s look-alike from Saudi visiting Kerala

Chandy’s look-alike from Saudi visiting Kerala

A Saudi Arabian national, who is a look-alike of Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, will be leaving for the southern Indian state of Kerala later this month to meet the Indian leader.

Gaza neighborhood still trying to recover from Israeli blitzkrieg

Gaza neighborhood still trying to recover from Israeli blitzkrieg

After weeks of sharing cramped quarters with relatives during last year’s Israeli blitzkrie, 39-year-old Mohammed Al-Selek thought nothing of it when he heard the incoming roar of two mortar shells. But once a suffocating cloud of acrid smoke filled the stairwell, his heart sank — the family’s home had been struck by Israeli fire.

Pope comes ‘home’ to S. America to defend planet and the poor

Pope comes ‘home’ to S. America to defend planet and the poor

Laughing as his cap flew off in the Andean highland wind, Pope Francis flew into Ecuador on Sunday to start a “homecoming” tour of South America, where he will champion the rights of the poor and the planet.

Tropical storm shuts Manila schools, floods northern Philippine towns

Tropical storm shuts Manila schools, floods northern Philippine towns

All shipping was ordered to remain in harbor and some flights were canceled in the northern Philippines, while schools were closed in the capital, Manila, on Monday due to flooding and landslides from a tropical storm, disaster officials said.

Greece set to reopen bailout  talks as euro future in doubt

Greece set to reopen bailout talks as euro future in doubt

Greece and its membership in Europe’s joint currency faced an uncertain future Monday, with time pressing for the country to reach a bailout deal with creditors after Greeks resoundingly rejected the notion of more austerity in exchange for aid.

Movie by Saudi filmmaker Faiza Ambah screened in Jeddah

Movie by Saudi filmmaker Faiza Ambah screened in Jeddah

“Mariam”, a francophone film directed and written by Saudi filmmaker Faiza Ambah, was screened at the French Consul General’s house in Jeddah on Sunday.

Dubai s hopes and aspirations!

This is in response to the article “Dubai matters,” in Saudi Gazette (July 6). I am still one of the admirers of Dubai and the UAE in general.

Lack of domestic help

No Sir, I cant agree that "the domestic helps were stocks of a company listed in the stock market, then that stock would be the preferred stock that people need to invest in."

People need to change for the better

No matter how many times you post such articles about respecting domestic workers, until now a lot of employers can't dare to change.

Are they really being treated humanely

This is in response to the article “Hot stocks in Ramadan,” in Saudi Gazette (July 6). This my first time to read such heart-warming remarks for domestic helpers

They are brainwashed by Daesh

They are brainwashed by Daesh, and they think whatever they are doing is right and whatever others are doing stupid.

What's pushing these teens to do this

I stand corrected on the issue of teens leaving their countries to join these terror outfits. Nevertheless, I'm really curious what's pushing these teenagers to go out of their comfort zones and

Read to get the correct picture

This is in response to the article “‘LOL’, British Daesh girl’s response to Tunisia attack,” in Saudi Gazette (July 6). We are against our citizens leaving our country to join a terrorist group who

Turkish Airlines flight diverted to Delhi after "bomb threat"

A Turkish Airlines flight landed in the Indian capital, New Delhi, on Tuesday after a supposed bomb threat, an Indian security official said.

Car bomb hits foreign convoy in Afghan capital, casualties unclear

A suicide car bomber slammed into a convoy of foreign forces in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, the Ministry of Interior spokesman said.

Gunmen kill 14 in northern Kenya attack: police

At least 14 people were killed and 11 wounded on Tuesday when gunmen attacked a northern Kenyan village, close to the border with war-torn Somalia, police and Red Cross said.

Pakistan, India to start process of joining China security bloc

Nuclear-armed rivals Pakistan and India will start the process of joining a security bloc led by China and Russia at a summit in Russia later this week, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Monday, the

Gunmen kill 2 Shiites, policeman in Pakistan sectarian attack

Gunmen on Monday shot dead two Shiite brothers and a policeman at a passport office in the Pakistani city of Quetta, officials said, the latest sectarian attack to strike the country's restive

Bombs at mosque, restaurant in Nigerian city kill 44

Two bombs blamed on the extremist group Boko Haram exploded at a crowded mosque and an elite Muslim restaurant in Nigeria’s central city of Jos, killing 44 people, officials said Monday.

2 people dead, 3 missing after boat capsizes in Ohio River

Two people were killed and three remained missing after the pontoon boat they were riding in hit a barge and capsized in the Ohio River, Kentucky authorities said Sunday.

Jordan says it has foiled Iran-backed bomb attack

Jordanian authorities have foiled a “terrorist” attack and arrested an Iraqi man in possession of explosives said to have come from Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, a judicial source said on Monday.

Iraq warplane accidentally bombs Baghdad, killing 7

A bomb fell from an Iraqi Sukhoi warplane and exploded in eastern Baghdad on Monday because of a “technical problem,” killing at least seven people, security and medical officials said.

Egypt to reconsider parts of anti-terror draft law

An Egyptian judiciary council has asked the government to reconsider sections of anti-terrorism draft law before its approval by the president, officials and Egyptian media reported on Monday.

Desperate Gazans resort to makeshift homes

Desperate Gazans resort to makeshift homes

Fouad Abu Asser and his family have returned to their neighborhood amid the rubble of the Gaza Strip — but something

Daesh video shows killing of 2 Syrians

The Daesh (the so-called IS) group has released a new video purporting to show the killing of two Syrian activists in the militants’ stronghold of Raqaa, allegedly for spying on the extremists.

15 Turkish workers killed in truck collision

Fifteen Turkish agricultural workers, most of them women, were killed on Monday when their vehicle collided with a truck transporting milk in the west of the country, officials said.

Israeli police officer in rabbi bribery case kills himself

Israeli police say a senior officer whom a celebrity rabbi with a following in the United States tried to bribe has taken his own life amid what police denounced as a witch hunt.

Building Collapses in Arar

Building Collapses in Arar

A roof of a building under construction of a charity organization in Arar, a border city with Iraq collapsed Tuesday

Civic poll process in Makkah begins early because of Haj

In view of the peak Haj season, the Supreme Committee for Municipal Elections has decided to start the procedures for municipal elections in Makkah one week ahead of schedule.

4th Yemen relief drive starts today

The fourth phase of the relief campaign for the Yemeni people will be launched on Tuesday.

Renting an ambulance car

Renting an ambulance car

THIS certainly is a 100 percent profitable business but it seems that the rent-a-car offices have not thought about

214 ton of rotten foodstuff seized, destroyed in Jeddah

214 ton of rotten foodstuff seized, destroyed in Jeddah

During the past two weeks, Jeddah Municipality confiscated and destroyed more than 214 ton of foodstuffs.

25 erring eateries closed in Makkah

The municipality has closed down 25 permanent restaurants and temporary kiosks due to several health violations pertaining to the food, workers and hygiene of location.

Serena beats Venus in 2 sets

Serena beats Venus in 2 sets

Serena Williams watched her opponent's shot land beyond the baseline on match point. She did not let out a shout, pump

Federer reaches 13th Wimbledon quarter-final

Federer reaches 13th Wimbledon quarter-final

Seven-time champion Roger Federer reached his 13th Wimbledon quarter-final on Monday with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 win over

Djokovic fightback halted by bad light

Djokovic fightback halted by bad light

Novak Djokovic's dramatic fight to keep his Wimbledon title defence alive against South Africa's Kevin Anderson was

FIFA bans ex-World Cup bid inspection chief for seven years

FIFA bans ex-World Cup bid inspection chief for seven years

Football's world governing body FIFA Monday banned the former head of its bid evaluation committee for the 2018 and

Froome takes yellow in crash-marred Tour stage

Froome takes yellow in crash-marred Tour stage

Joaquim Rodriguez won the third stage of the Tour de France Monday as Chris Froome took the leader's yellow jersey and

US win caps global Women’s World Cup

US win caps global Women’s World Cup

The United States returned to the pinnacle of women’s soccer with a 5-2 crushing of Japan in Sunday’s Women’s World

Lloyd wins Golden Ball

Lloyd wins Golden Ball

United States captain Carli Lloyd capped her incredible performance in Sunday’s women’s World Cup final by winning the

SMB overwhelms ROS to take 2-1 lead

SMB overwhelms ROS to take 2-1 lead

The San Miguel Beermen deluged the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters with volleys after volleys of shots to hack out a

Athens stock market to remain closed until Wednesday

The Athens stock exchange will remain closed until Wednesday, the Greek Capital Markets Commission said, in line with the closure of the country's banks as Greece races to avert bankruptcy and

Almarai net profit up 18.4% to SR706.8m in 6 months

Saudi Arabian dairy and bakery firm Almarai has reported a jump in sales and profits for the first half of the year.

Apicorp launches $3b sukuk

The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (Apicorp) said Monday it has established a $3-billion Islamic sukuk program to diversify its sources of funding and enhance links to global investors.

GCC countries urged to relax sea travel restrictions to spur tourism, yachting industries

Middle East governments should consider easing restrictions on travelling between states to boost the region’s tourism industry and support the fast-developing yachting and cruise market, says

Royal Jordanian flies to Tabuk starting July 15

Royal Jordanian flies to Tabuk starting July 15

Royal Jordanian will start operating regular flights between Amman and Tabuk, northern Saudi Arabia starting July 15.

LG G4’s lasercam captures simply the best in everything

LG G4’s lasercam captures simply the best in everything

The digital age is all about living the moment, recording the life and sharing the joyful times.

Scientists point to narrowing gap for averting climate disaster

Nearly 2,000 climate scientists gathered in Paris Tuesday, just five months before the deadline for a historic carbon-curbing pact, to remind politicians it is not too late to limit dangerous planet

Fendi facing haute furore at Paris Fashion Week

Fendi facing haute furore at Paris Fashion Week

With fashionistas baking in a mascara-melting heatwave and Italy’s Fendi set to raise hackles with an all-fur

Shinagawa aquarium’s re-opening

Shinagawa aquarium’s re-opening

Visitors look at jellyfish during a media preview for the Epson Aqua Park

China using animals to predict earthquakes

Chinese government researchers are using chickens, fish and toads to try to predict earthquakes, media reported.

Firefighters pull man out of chimney

Phoenix firefighters have rescued a man who became stuck after trying to re-enter a house through the chimney.

A Greek voter asked a foreign journalist on the eve of Sunday’s referendum “If you had been in agonizing pain for the last five years, wouldn’t you vote to stop it?”
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