When you visit a private hospital or polyclinic, the receptionist will ask whether you have medical insurance.If the answer is yes, then the staff will be courteous, and ask you to take a seat and wait until you are called.You will then possibly undergo a series of medical procedures and meet a number of consultants who will prescribe several tests, including scans, blood tests, etc.
It is high time for Saudi Arabia to diversify its sources of revenue and reduce its dependence on oil, especially with the fall in oil prices.
According to psychological studies, humans display the utmost honesty and truthfulness about themselves and those around them at the time of their death.
AS the final chapter of 2014 comes to a close, some Muslim women have risen to the forefront in their shredding of stereotypes by showing the world a courageous, unyielding side.
FALCONRY is a popular sport in the Gulf states, especially in Saudi Arabia and the UAE. It is an integral part of the Gulf region’s rich heritage.The United Nations has proclaimed falconry a World Heritage Sport. Falconry has been part of traditional life in the Arabian Peninsula for centuries.Bedouins have practiced it to hunt hare and houbara.
ALREADY recognized as a state by most of the developing world, 2014 is the year when Western nations began to express their growing frustration with Israeli policies, and signaling their intention to officially recognize Palestine as a UN member state.
RUSSIANS are feeling the pinch from the slumping ruble, but one somewhat paradoxical result has been to unleash a spending spree as consumers snap up electronics, furniture and cars before prices soar.
A federal investigation into a kickback scheme at Brazil’s state oil company has, so far, ensnared 30 executives.In Sao Paulo, prosecutors accuse 33 businessmen of running a “cartel” to profit from the city’s subway system.And in perhaps the most stunning turn of all, the oil and mining tycoon who once was Brazil’s richest billionaire is on trial for something that, until recently, was not even seen as a crime: profiting from inside information.The aggressive crackdown on corruption by Brazil’s rich and powerful suddenly raises a once unfathomable question: Is this the beginning of the end for the nation’s entrenched culture of impunity?
FIFA’s executive committee has unanimously agreed to publish an “appropriate” version of a report into the bidding process for the 2018-2022 World Cups but said Russia and Qatar would still stage the tournaments.“The decision which has been taken on Dec. 2, 2010, stands and there is no re-vote to take,” FIFA President Sepp Blatter told a news conference in a luxury Marrakech hotel.“We will go on by sticking to our decisions, both tournaments are in our calendar, and we also need to determine when 2022 will take place,” he added, referring to the controversy over the timing of the tournament in the Gulf state.
Behind the reticent smile hides an outspoken woman. An ambitious woman and the mother of two. A fashion designer.A designer whose RK fashion line is nostalgic and futuristic at the same time. Meet Reem Al Kanhal, one of the 20 international talents who was chosen by Vogue Italia to showcase her work at the Armani Hotel during the Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience (VFDE) 2014.Al Kanhal grew up in Riyadh, but knew from a young age she was destined to work in the fashion industry.While friends read comic books, she devoured her mom’s fashion magazines, dreaming of all the creations she saw inside.
LIKE many other countries of the world, football is something that is very common in Saudi Arabia.
The role and characteristics of the CIA are described by Mark Mazzetti,
I would like to bring a general issue to the kind attention of the public and of the Ministry of Transport.
I have deep respect for the realistic views of the author of the article “Saudization is detrimental” (Dec. 18).
With regard to the article “Has Pakistan become a ‘dream gone sour’?” (Dec. 18).
I am writing with regard to the article “No promotion for airport staff in Riyadh if passengers dissatisfied” (Dec. 18).
Saudi Arabia’s issues on women’s rights are not based on religion; they originate from the country’s traditions.
Having working in the Middle East for five years, all I can say is that this article is true.
I would say that the government should provide the opportunity for foreign doctors to get trained in the Kingdom’s public universities.
This is great news and also the Ministry of Health must put more effort into educating not only Saudis but also expats
It’s about time that people here stopped entrusting the care of their children to maids.
You can see traffic blockage in Saudi Arabia when only men are driving.
A penalty also needs to be slapped on those companies which are not paying the salaries of their employees on time or at all.
Members of the public have expressed extreme anger over packs of dates with the Prophet’s name on them being sold in the Kingdom.
The Border Guard in Madinah has sought the help of more than 16 professional divers in the ongoing search for a Syrian who went missing in the sea off the Yanbu coast last week.
Almost 10 percent of the public transport project in Riyadh has been executed, said Prince Turki Bin Abdullah, emir of the region.
For the third time in just two months, Tunisian voters will head to the polls this weekend, this time to elect a president in a runoff vote that presents a stark choice between the country's past
Iran has not demonstrated sufficient flexibility in nuclear talks with six world powers aimed at ending a 12-year standoff with the Islamic Republic over its atomic ambitions, France and Britain
Two months after donors pledged $5.4 billion to help rebuild Gaza after the war between Israel and Hamas, Palestinian, UN and other officials say barely 2 percent of the money has been transferred.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left) and Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani inspect a military
A Kuwaiti court has jailed three Arab supporters of the so-called Islamic State jihadist group, in a first for the Gulf emirate, newspapers reported Friday.
The Israeli military says a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel in the first such attack since September.
FIRST one of his sons died, then another and another. By 1996, Khalid Al-Jabor had lost five children to AIDS, all
WITHIN days of ending moratorium on death penalty, authorities on Friday night executed convicted terrorists, Aqeel alias Dr. Usman and Arshad Mehmood, in Faisalabad.
HE survived civil war and fought in Iraq as a United States Marine, but when fighting erupted a year ago in his birth
CRIME lord “Herbert C” was enjoying national fame and growing iTunes success after reinventing himself as a lovelorn
A Pakistani government prosecutor said Friday he will challenge a court order granting bail to the alleged mastermind of the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, which sparked strong condemnation from
Property tycoon Thomas Kwok and the government’s former deputy leader Rafael Hui were found guilty of corruption Friday in a blockbuster trial that shocked a city known for clean governance.
A dispute over a health care bill that nearly caused the collapse of the Dutch government has been resolved with a compromise, though doubts remain about whether it will prove workable.
Pakistani security forces killed more than 50 suspected militants Friday as operations against insurgents intensify in the wake of a Taliban school massacre that killed 149 people.
Former France international defender Eric Abidal announced his retirement Friday for “strictly personal reasons.”
Atletico Madrid set up a crosstown Copa del Rey clash with Real Madrid despite drawing 2-2 with third-division
Reigning MVP June Mar Fajardo and former MVP Arwind Santos joined forces to lead top-seeded San Miguel Beermen to a
Alastair Cook has been removed as England one-day captain and replaced by fellow batsman Eoin Morgan, less than two
New Zealand beat Pakistan by 68 runs in the fifth and final day-night One-Day International in Abu Dhabi Friday,
Skipper Steve Smith scored a controlled 133, Mitchell Johnson a game-changing 88 and Australia’s tail wagged
Vernon Philander took five wickets as South Africa closed in on victory having reduced West Indies to 76 for two in
San Lorenzo, undeterred by the big gulf that separates them from Real Madrid, has vowed to play with “a knife between
Grinning widely, Tran Quang Thieu brandishes the day’s haul: 10 kilos of rats caught in rice paddies near Hanoi.
The euro has fallen, oil prices have tumbled, and borrowing rates are at record lows: French President Francois
A fter the tsunami pounded Thailand's Andaman Sea coast a decade ago, the ethnic Moklen fishing communities that have
US agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba. From wheat to rice to beans, the industry stands to be
China revised up the size of its economy in 2013 but sees that having little effect on economic growth this year, amid expectations that Beijing may roll out more stimulus to support the slowing
Shares in Chinese car maker BYD, which plunged almost 30 percent in the previous session amid speculation about its