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Despite pause in strikes, fighting rages in Yemen

Shiite rebels and their opponents battled across several provinces Monday after the start of a five-day humanitarian pause in the Saudi-led air campaign, Yemeni officials said.

KSA records 3,982 harassment and assault cases in 18 months

Criminal courts in the Kingdom received 3,982 harassment and assault cases during the last 18 months, Al-Watan reported.

90 percent drivers in Saher net are Saudis

Ninety percent of Saudis in the age group of 20 to 40 years have fallen in the Saher net and expatriates have been commended for their disciplined driving.

Al-Jubair slams Iran’s ‘aggressive’ statements

Al-Jubair slams Iran’s ‘aggressive’ statements

Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Bin Ahmed Al-Jubair received here on Monday EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.

‘Al-Faisal — Witness and Martyr’ exhibition opens

‘Al-Faisal — Witness and Martyr’ exhibition opens

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, emir of Makkah region and adviser to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, goes around “Al-Faisal — Witness and Martyr” exhibition after inaugurating it in Taif on Monday.

Scholars lambast Al-Aqsa desecration

Scholars lambast Al-Aqsa desecration

The Board of Senior Ulema on Monday lambasted the Israeli occupation forces for desecrating the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem on Sunday.

Rehab center struggles with addict numbers

Rehab center struggles with addict numbers

Al-Amal Hospital in Jeddah currently receives 25 female patients for treatment of drug addiction each month while the rehabilitation facility has space for only 200 patients, according to a report by Al-Madinah newspaper.

Wanted criminal killed in gunfight

Wanted criminal killed in gunfight

A man wanted by police was shot dead in the Qatif governorate on Sunday by other criminals also wanted by authorities, according to a spokesman for the Eastern Province Police.

Outpouring of sympathy for Syrian boy beaten in Turkey

Outpouring of sympathy for Syrian boy beaten in Turkey

TURKS took to social media users to show their sadness and sympathy when pictures of a Syrian refugee boy showed him crying with a bleeding nose after he was beaten up by a Turkish restaurant manager in the western city of Izmir.

Subtweeting the president? Khamenei posts ‘Obama suicide’ image

Subtweeting the president? Khamenei posts ‘Obama suicide’ image

The message has been retweeted more than 1,000 times and has sparked an array of responses.

5 killed as militants storm police station in Punjab

5 killed as militants storm police station in Punjab

Indian security forces were on Monday battling an attack on a police station near the Pakistan border in which at least five people have been killed.

Abdul Kalam, father of India's missile program, dies at 83

Abdul Kalam, father of India's missile program, dies at 83

Former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, considered the father of the country's missile program, died on Monday in hospital at the age of 83, a doctor said.Popularly known as "Missile Man," Kalam led the scientific team that developed missiles able to carry India's nuclear warheads. He became a national folk hero after helping oversee nuclear tests in 1998 that solidified India's status as a nuclear weapons state. India's first atomic test was in 1974.Kalam died from cardiac arrest in Bethany Hospital in the northeastern city of Shillong, capital of Meghalaya state, according to hospital chief executive officer John L. Sailo.

‘Work quotas not enough’ to nationalize Gulf private sector

‘Work quotas not enough’ to nationalize Gulf private sector

MOST GCC countries are facing important challenges linked to their demographic evolution and their oil-dependent economic structure. Kuwait and Saudi Arabia fit in this description.

Another noticeable disrespect

This is in response to the report “Disrespecting the Prophet’s Mosque,” in Saudi Gazette (July 27).

Wearing shoes is sacrilegious

This is in response to the report “Worker in trouble after wearing shoes in Prophet's Mosque,” in Saudi Gazette (July 27).

Common sense not so common after all

@ A.N.... If everybody starts entering the mosque wearing shoes, we would need dozens of workers to clean the mosque after every prayer, not just every day.

Punishing worker for wearing shoes

@A.N., Tiles and carpets are all not necessary in mosques. We are ordered to differ from Jews by praying in shoes.

Worker’s act totally unacceptable

What the worker has done is totally unacceptable, I request the authorities to keep an eye on those

Please provide proper link to apply

This is in response to the report “Low-cost domestic Haj booking starts next week,” in Saudi Gazette (July 27).

Excellent and brilliant idea

This is an excellent and brilliant idea that gives opportunities to those who couldn’t perform Haj during past few years due to its prohibitive cost.

All set for municipal elections in December

The executive committee supervising the Kingdom's third municipal council elections has said all arrangements have been completed for the voting in December.

8th phase of wage protection system from Saturday

The Ministry of Labor will begin implementing the eighth stage of its wage protection program on Saturday in an effort to ensure workers are paid regularly and on time.

Employers told not to seize expats’ passports

The Ministry of Labor has warned private sector companies and establishments against withholding passports of their expatriate employees in violation of a Council of Ministers' decision issued in

Vaccinations against PDs vital, says doctor

Many in Saudi Arabia often suffer from illnesses during Haj and Umrah seasons, when millions of pilgrims gathering in Makkah and Madinah make the spread of infections all too easy. One of the most

Labor inspections to continue during Haj

The Ministry of Labor has intensified its preparations for the upcoming Haj season along with other supervisory authorities.

Breakdown at Riyadh airport

Breakdown at Riyadh airport

THE world of social media was recently flooded with angry and desperate comments about the disruption of international

Help me find my daughter, cries mother

The mother of a young woman has been making desperate calls to everyone she knew to help her find her daughter who went missing from her home on July 17, the day of Eid Al-Fitr.

Kurdish fighters say hit as Turkish army battles Daesh

Kurdish fighters in northern Syria accused the Turkish army of shelling their positions on Monday, highlighting the precarious path Ankara is treading as it simultaneously battles Deash (the

Turkey hasn’t sought NATO military help, asserts chief

Turkey has not asked for substantial military help from NATO in its campaign against Daesh (thye so-called IS) and Kurdish militants, the alliance’s chief said ahead of a emergency meeting to

UN hopes to boost aid to Aden as Yemen frontline moves north

The United Nations hopes to massively scale up aid to Aden now that fighting has all but stopped in the Yemeni port city, the UN official in charge of humanitarian aid to Yemen said after a weekend

Collection of trash starts again in Beiut

Trash collection resumed in Lebanon’s capital Beirut after an almost week-long crisis that has seen streets overflowing with waste and the air filled with the smell of rotting garbage.

Bouteflika dismisses 3 senior officials over enigmatic ‘shots’

A week after the attack claimed by the local Al-Qaeda branch, which claimed the lives of 11 Algerian soldiers, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has taken major changes at the highest level.

Can Egypt’s new French jets boost its fight in Sinai?

Can Egypt’s new French jets boost its fight in Sinai?

Egyptian pilots flew three Rafale fighter jets from France to Egypt this week — the first of 24 warplanes sold for a

900 Daesh, PKK suspects arrested in Turkey sweep

Turkish police detained dozens more suspected Daesh (the so-called IS) and Kurdish militants in early morning raids on Monday, local media said, amid a crackdown on the armed groups and airstrikes

Successor’s reform zeal key to Philippines’ resurgence: Aquino

Successor’s reform zeal key to Philippines’ resurgence: Aquino

President Benigno Aquino urged the Philippines on Monday to elect a new leader with the zeal to pursue reforms which

Pakistan resumes capital punishment after one month break

Pakistan on Monday resumed executions by hanging two murder convicts following a one-month break during the holy month of Ramadan that ended last week.

Protesters, police clash ahead of Philippine leader’s speech

Protesters, police clash ahead of Philippine leader’s speech

Left-wing protesters clashed with riot police amid a downpour on Monday as they tried to breach a barricade of barbed

Maldives president slams foreign ‘meddling’ in internal affairs

Maldives president slams foreign ‘meddling’ in internal affairs

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has lashed out at perceived foreign interference in the honeymoon island’s affairs,

Somali president defiant after Shabab bomb diplomats’ hotel

Somali president defiant after Shabab bomb diplomats’ hotel

Somalia’s president on Monday gave a defiant warning to Shabab insurgents a day after they killed at least 13 people

Gunfight kills scores at Afghan wedding

At least 21 people were killed when a gunfight broke out at a wedding party in northern Afghanistan, officials said on Monday, highlighting the fragile security situation in the war-torn country.

South Korea police block anti-North leaflet launch

South Korean police on Monday blocked activists from launching anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the heavily fortified border, after fresh North Korean warnings about dire consequences if such events

Mexico clinches Gold Cup

Mexico clinches Gold Cup

Mexico shook off two controversy-laden triumphs to defeat Jamaica 3-1 in Sunday’s Gold Cup final, hoisting a record

Bale and Ronaldo rule as Real cruises past Inter

Bale and Ronaldo rule as Real cruises past Inter

Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo put on a scintillating first-half show as Real Madrid cruised past Inter Milan 3-0.

Thompson rallies to win Meijer Classic

Thompson rallies to win Meijer Classic

American Lexi Thompson came from behind to earn her fifth career USLPGA Tour win Sunday.

Tomic goes back-to-back in Bogota

Tomic goes back-to-back in Bogota

Australian bad boy Bernard Tomic has shrugged off his Miami arrest and banishment from the Davis Cup team to

Froome and Quintana set for epic Tour rivalry

Froome and Quintana set for epic Tour rivalry

Many both in the peloton and watching from afar may have groaned when Chris Froome said he intended to ride on for

Australia's women seize Ashes momentum

Australia's women seize Ashes momentum

Australia seized the initiative in the women's Ashes with an 89-run win over England in a One-Day International at

Toronto looks ahead to Olympic bash

Toronto looks ahead to Olympic bash

A city that had been largely indifferent to the Pan American Games arrival did not want the party to end Sunday, as

FIFA welcomes legal win for ban on third-party ownership

FIFA has welcomed a legal win in a Belgian court which upholds its ban on third-party investors owning players’ transfer rights.

PetroRabigh net profit nearly triples in Q2 even as Sipchem’s net dives

PetroRabigh net profit nearly triples in Q2 even as Sipchem’s net dives

Saudi Arabia's PetroRabigh on Monday said its second-quarter net profit nearly tripled as margins on some of its

Focus turns to The Economist after FT

The Economist Group could become the latest British media business to undergo a change of ownership this year.

Oil prices drop on Chinese, US data

World oil prices slid on Monday, hurt by poorly-received economic data from China, the world's top energy consuming nation, traders said.

Acwa Power buys Turkish energy firm

Saudi energy firm Acwa Power has bought a company run by Ahmet Münir Gül, the oldest son of former President Abdullah Gül, according to a report in the Cumhuriyet daily on Monday.

UAE to cut spending 4.2% this year – CB

The government of the United Arab Emirates is expected to cut spending by 4.2 per cent this year as it begins to retrench because of low oil prices, which are slashing its energy export revenues, a

Saudi stocks lower at close

The main Saudi stock index fell 2.4 percent, its biggest daily drop in four months, as stocks in the petrochemicals sector led losses.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, dead at 22

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, dead at 22

The brief, chaotic life of Bobbi Kristina Brown was never really her own. Born and raised in the shadow of fame and

Itsy-bitsy ‘facekinis’ a hit for China white skin lovers

Itsy-bitsy ‘facekinis’ a hit for China white skin lovers

Ever more Chinese women are embracing the “facekini” to protect them from the sun and the threat of a tan on a trip to

Florida man wins Hemingway look-alike contest in Key West

Florida man wins Hemingway look-alike contest in Key West

A white-bearded Florida man has won the “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest on his 15th attempt.

Owl with an attitude wins face-off with deputy

A Boulder County sheriff’s deputy got into a face-off with an owl with an attitude, and the owl won.

Enchong Dee finally enters Pinoy Big Brother house as E-Toy

Enchong Dee finally enters Pinoy Big Brother house as E-Toy

Filipino actor Enchong Dee finally entered Pinoy Big Brother’s house on Sunday night as a housemate of its teenage

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