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Security officer, citizen die in Houthi shell attacks in Najran

Two people, including a security officer, were killed and eight others injured in Houthi shell attacks in Najran on Tuesday.

80 firms ready to hire domestic help from India, Philippines

The Ministry of Labor announced that more than 80 recruitment companies and offices have announced their readiness to recruit domestic workers from India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Vietnam in line with the new regulations.

Crown Prince to inaugurate Haj forum today

Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif will inaugurate on Wednesday 15th Scientific Forum.

Islamic body convenes anti-terror meet in Kuwait

Islamic body convenes anti-terror meet in Kuwait

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is convening over 50 foreign ministers from the Muslim world to form Islamic-world strategy on combatting terrorism, violent extremism and hate speech in a meeting set to run from May 27-28 in Kuwait.

Crown Prince visits Qatif, offers condolences

Crown Prince visits Qatif, offers condolences

Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, visited on Tuesday the Qatif Central Hospital and enquired about the health of citizens.

King receives Indonesian foreign minister

King receives Indonesian foreign minister

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman receives Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Tuesday.

Makkah preps for Ramadan with color and light

Makkah preps for Ramadan with color and light

The municipality has begun decorating Makkah’s streets and tunnels in preparation for the holy month of Ramadan.

Gold drops more than 1% as dollar rally continues

Gold drops more than 1% as dollar rally continues

Gold fell more than 1 percent on Tuesday as the dollar extended gains following stronger US inflation data and comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that reinforced the central bank’s tightening bias on monetary policy.

Police hunt for man who shot Egyptian

Police hunt for man who shot Egyptian

Arab expatriate was shot in Hofuf, sparking a hunt for the shooter.

Saudi capital market recovering

Saudi capital market recovering

Saudi Arabia had led its first ever military intervention into Yemen, dubbed “Decisive Storm”.

Erdogan’s ambition heralds turbulence after Turks vote

Erdogan’s ambition heralds turbulence after Turks vote

Turkey’s general election looks likely to push Tayyip Erdogan’s dream of an all-powerful presidency further from his reach, and usher in a period of turbulence as its most divisive modern leader jockeys to maintain his dominance.

Heat wave continues across India; death toll crosses 800

Heat wave continues across India; death toll crosses 800

At least 800 people have died in a major heat wave that has swept across India, melting roads in New Delhi as temperatures neared 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit).

With no clear roadmap, Modi’s clean India pledge remains a political slogan

With no clear roadmap, Modi’s clean India pledge remains a political slogan

Four months after becoming prime minister, Narendra Modi stunned Indians by picking up a crude straw broom and, holding it like a dance partner.

Forces loyal to Hadi retake city from Houthis

Yemen’s pro-government fighters have pushed out Shite rebels and their allies and retaken a southern city that’s the gateway to the port of Aden.

Expats banned from street trading

The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs has banned non-Saudis from participating in street markets. A source from the ministry said Saudis have the right and priority to work and make a living in their country.

‘Haia member used insulting language’

A salesman working in a shop where a member of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) kicked out a Saudi woman on Sunday for apparently dressing immodestly.

Yemeni president meets Hadramout Alliance leaders

Yemeni President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi met Hadramout Alliance leaders and discussed with them the current situation in Yemen.

Municipality told to increase restaurant inspections

A number of Makkah residents claimed some restaurants, coffee shops and fast food stalls east and north of the city serve low-quality food that cause diseases and demanded the city’s municipality increase its control.

Blair to step down as Middle East envoy — diplomatic sources

Former British prime minister Tony Blair will step down as representative of the Quartet of Middle East powerbrokers at the end of June, diplomatic sources said on Wednesday.

Israel launches air strikes in Gaza after rocket attack

The Israeli air force carried out four strikes on militant targets in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, Palestinian eyewitnesses said, hours after a cross-border rocket attack on the Jewish state.

Netanyahu’s new tactic to grab more settlement units

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has proposed resuming peace negotiations with the Palestinians but with the initial focus on identifying those Jewish settlements that Israel would keep and be

Iran will need to spend most of any post-sanctions windfall at home

Iranians will demand their government spend a windfall from the lifting of economic sanctions on improving the quality of life at home, limiting the degree to which a future nuclear deal could fund

Religious discourse to counter extremism

Religious discourse to counter extremism

Egypt’s Awqaf Minister Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa (R) greets Egypt’s Grand Mufti Dr. Shawki Ibrahim Abdel-Karim Allam at a

Stalling economy hurts Turkey’s AK Party ahead of election

Stalling economy hurts Turkey’s AK Party ahead of election

Murat Dalga stands in a shop filled with everything but customers and swears he won’t be voting for Turkey’s ruling AK

Iraq launches operation to drive Daesh from Anbar

Iraq on Tuesday announced the launch of a military operation to drive the Daesh terrorist group out of the western Anbar province.

King receives message from Russian president

King receives message from Russian president

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman receives a message from Russian President Vladimir Putin. The message

Winking ‘a form of sexual harassment’

Judges have deemed winking as a form of sexual harassment that can lead to imprisonment.

The most dangerous enemy

The most dangerous enemy

NO one is worse than somebody who kills innocent people and presents them as a sacrifice to God so he is rewarded with

It’s superb performance for Indian schools

It’s superb performance for Indian schools

Indian schools in Jeddah made an outstanding performance in the All India Secondary School Examination (AISSE)

Canadian teacher unpaid for six months wants resolution

A Canadian woman has told Saudi Gazette of her frustration in obtaining six months’ outstanding wages from her employers.

Status correction picks up momentum

A total of 25,515 illegal Yemenis all over the Kingdom have corrected their residence status since an amnesty for the community started on May 10.

Airport services company loses contract

Meeza International Company for Tourism and VIP Services will cease operating in airports in July due to complaints from customers.

Singapore Airlines Airbus loses power in-flight to both engines

A Singapore Airlines (SIA) Airbus plane carrying 194 people temporarily lost power to both engines on a recent flight to Shanghai, SIA confirmed Wednesday after a flight tracker said the plane had

Number of hungry in world falls below 800 million: UN

The number of hungry people around the world has dropped below 800 million for the first time since the UN started counting, the Food and Agriculture Organization said in an annual report on

Bailed Bollywood star Khan allowed to leave India

Bailed Bollywood star Khan allowed to leave India

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who is on bail over a deadly hit-and-run 13 years ago, was granted permission on

Suu Kyi’s political ambitions keep her away from global meeting on Rohingya

Suu Kyi’s political ambitions keep her away from global meeting on Rohingya

An international gathering about the plight of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya Muslims boasts a star-studded cast.

China nursing home fire kills 38

China nursing home fire kills 38

A fire at a nursing home in central China left at least 38 people dead, officials said on Tuesday, with bodies burned

Malaysian police reveal grim secrets of jungle trafficking camps

Malaysian police reveal grim secrets of jungle trafficking camps

Malaysian police forensic teams, digging with hoes and shovels, began pulling out the remains of dozens of suspected

Pakistani forces kill 7 militants in Karachi

Seven militants who were plotting rocket, grenade and suicide attacks in Pakistan’s biggest city Karachi have been killed in two raids by paramilitary rangers, a spokesman for the force said Tuesday.

We are all responsible for keeping our neighborhoods clean

With regard to the article "?Construction debris in Makkah angers citizens" (May 24), ? let me add that the scenario is pretty much the same in numerous districts of Jeddah as well. ?

Adding salt to an open wound

I am writing with regard to the article "Bangladesh PM slams migrants, calls for trafficking crackdown" (May 25).

Punish those who call for sectarian hatred

The article "The sectarian divide threatens national unity" (May 24) is excellent and is written by a man who cares about the peace and stability of our society.

Accident waiting to happen

With regard to the article "18 safety violations over last 6 months" (May 25), I do not blame the workers for their lack of safety precautions on these construction sites.

FIFA calls arrests "difficult moment" but Blatter to stay

Soccer's governing body FIFA called the arrest of six of its leading figures on bribery charges a "difficult moment" but said President Sepp Blatter would not step down and that the next World Cups

FIFA arrests will not affect Russia 2018 World Cup - Russian soccer official

The arrests of officials from soccer world governing body FIFA will not affect Russia's hosting of the 2018 World Cup, an official at the Russian Football Union told Reuters on Wednesday.

Al Hilal in ACL last 8

Al Hilal in ACL last 8

Captain Mohammed Shalhoub slotted home a 57th minute penalty as Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal secured a 3-0 win over

Djokovic, Nadal, Serena ease through

Djokovic, Nadal, Serena ease through

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal eased closer to a French Open quarterfinal.

Bolt wins 200m at rain-hit Ostrava

Bolt wins 200m at rain-hit Ostrava

Bolt overcame rain-soaked, chilly conditions to streak to his new season best.

Kia joins leaders with win over Blackwater

Kia joins leaders with win over Blackwater

Kia Carnival recorded its first back-to-back victory.

FIFA officials arrested in Zurich on US corruption charges: NYT

Top FIFA officials were arrested early Wednesday morning by Swiss police acting on US corruption charges, The New York Times reported.

Malik leads Pakistan to 41-run win over Zimbabwe in 1st ODI

Malik leads Pakistan to 41-run win over Zimbabwe in 1st ODI

All-rounder Shoaib Malik made a winning return to limited-overs cricket with a blistering century as Pakistan defeated

Qatar's stock index drops 2.6 percent after FIFA arrests

Qatar's stock market fell sharply on Wednesday after Swiss authorities opened criminal proceedings against individuals on suspicion of mismanagement and money laundering related to the award of

Saudi market regulator to raise IPO allocations to institutional investors

Saudi Arabia’s stock market regulator said it would raise the proportion of shares allocated to institutional investors in initial public offers as it aimed to reduce volatility in the market.

MNHD OK’s joint mall project with Saudi Fawaz Alhokair

The board of Egypt's Medinet Nasr for Housing and Development (MNHD) has approved an offer from a unit of Saudi Arabian retailer Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair to build a mall at MNHD's Teegan

Oil dips on strong dollar

Oil dips on strong dollar

World oil prices fell on Tuesday as traders mostly took their cue from the rebounding US dollar, dealers said. In

Sisban invests SR1.5b in Fairmont hotel in Jeddah

Sisban invests SR1.5b in Fairmont hotel in Jeddah

Sisban Holding signed a contract with Fairmont International Corporation to manage the first hotel of Fairmont chain

Etisalat and Ericsson collaborate to fortify strategic partnership

Etisalat and Ericsson collaborate to fortify strategic partnership

Following a strategic meeting between Etisalat and Ericsson in Sweden, the two companies announced a strategic

In Sweden, even the clergy have their stylist

In Sweden, even the clergy have their stylist

In a small beige building in a leafy Stockholm suburb, Maria Sjodin bustles around her design studio putting the

Unusual wake held for Puerto Rican taxi driver

Unusual wake held for Puerto Rican taxi driver

Puerto Rican taxi driver Victor Perez Cardona’s final.

Roller coaster fan notches 5,000th ride on historic coaster

An 82-year-old fan of a historic Pennsylvania roller coaster celebrated his 5,000th ride on it over the holiday weekend — sitting for more than eight hours straight and logging 95 spins around the

3 burglars share tips of trade in crime prevention video

Police looking to educate the public about ways to prevent break-ins turned to the experts — a trio of convicted burglars.

’Piku’ shows Bollywood the money as it joins 100 Crore Club

’Piku’ shows Bollywood the money as it joins 100 Crore Club

Hear that? It’s the collective outrush of breath from Bollywood pundits as director Shoojit Sircar’s “Piku” races past

Axact is not alone
“Vindicated,” that’s how Declan Walsh of The New York Times described my reaction to Axact’s current predicament in his
Tariq A. Al-Maeena
The Iranian regime has described Daesh (the self-proclaimed IS) terrorists as a "plague” and accused the United States of failing to stop their advance across Iraq.
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