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Arabs to mull joint military force

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman is scheduled to leave for the Egyptian resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh on Friday to attend the two-day Arab summit starting Saturday.

Ulema body, Shoura back strikes

The Board of Senior Ulema and the Shoura (Consultative) Council extended full backing for the military operation in Yemen.

24 years between Desert Storm and Decisive Storm operations

Two strong military operations started from Saudi territories to protect Saudi and Gulf lands.

Points of Executive Plan

Yemen is an independent nation, and the terrorist Houthi militia has tried to usurp power by force.

‘Decisive Storm’ launched

‘Decisive Storm’ launched

Warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies on Thursday launched “Operation Decisive Storm” against the Houthi militia in Yemen.

Strong Saudi support for ‘Operation Decisive Storm’ seen

Strong Saudi support for ‘Operation Decisive Storm’ seen

Saudis took to the Twitter in a big way and were united in their support for the operation against the Houthi militia.

Operation achieves goals quickly: Al-Asiri

Operation achieves goals quickly: Al-Asiri

The Saudi-led alliance, which launched the ‘Operation Decisive Storm’ on Thursday, achieved its objectives in the first 15 minutes of its execution.

Iran expands ‘empire’ ahead of nuclear deal

Iran expands ‘empire’ ahead of nuclear deal

With Iran moving closer to a deal with world powers to constrain its nuclear program in return for an end to sanctions.

Keeping Militants At Bay — Moroccan ‘FBI’ and imam training control militancy

Keeping Militants At Bay — Moroccan ‘FBI’ and imam training control militancy

Morocco, on guard against attacks like the Tunis museum massacre, prides itself on being a bastion against extremism with its anti-militant “FBI” and training of imams to preach tolerance.

Meeting a rising demand — Saudi rail firm signs contract to renew  main freight route’s second phase

Meeting a rising demand — Saudi rail firm signs contract to renew main freight route’s second phase

The president of Saudi Railways Organization (SRO) Mohamed Khalid Al-Suwaiket has signed a contract for SR 160,221,232,41 with a branch of China Railway Construction Corporation Ltd. (CRCC) in Saudi Arabia to renew second phase of 91-kilometer main freight route between Dammam and Riyadh.

School students stuck between a rock and a hard place

School students stuck between a rock and a hard place

One day at twelve o’clock in the afternoon while the students of Al-Thaghar School were coming out of the gate, one of them was run over by a car while he was trying to cross the street.

Trip down memory lane

Trip down memory lane

The old classic cars, parked near the gates of the Seventh Klija Festival in Buraidah, have proven to be the biggest draw.

A Friend’s Journey to Islam

A Friend’s Journey to Islam

Islam is a religion growing every second. Stories of those who were drawn into the religion serve as a source of inspiration to us all. I will share the story of a close friend of mine who became Muslim only two years ago.

The Shaded Seven

The Shaded Seven

It is a pillar of our faith; we believe in it, we speak of it.

King condoles Mufti on his mother’s death

Custodian of he Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Wednesday visited Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Asheikh, the Grand Mufti and head of the Senior Scholars Commission and the Ifta Council at his home in Riyadh to pay condolences on the death of his mother.

Why are there so many reckless drivers in Saudi Arabia?

I wish a news reporter would interview some drivers and ask them how they feel when they see a sign on the car in front of them indicating that the driver is being trained how to drive.

The sheer madness of the discrimination against women

Our society in the past was pure. It has, however, become contaminated with ideas that have harmed our religion and ethics.

Only give charity to those who are truly in need

We are, by nature, inclined to give charity and compete with one another in righteous deeds and in helping the needy and the poor.

Women’s empowerment in Saudi Arabia needs a strategic ‘vision’

Women’s empowerment in Saudi Arabia needs a strategic ‘vision’

In the last 10 years, the status of women in Saudi Arabia has been advanced by a number of policies and initiatives aimed at empowering them.

Insurance companies continue to raise prices

Insurance companies continue to raise prices

Vehicle insurance has become an essential and indispensible matter.

In Syria, race to save antiquities from looting, damage

In Syria, race to save antiquities from looting, damage

Workers at Syria’s National Museum of Damascus wrap statues and place them in boxes to be transported to a safe place.

UK to train Syrian opposition

Britain will train Syrian “moderate opposition forces” in Turkey and other regional countries as part of international efforts to fight Islamic State militants, Defense Secretary Michael Fallon

Tunisia museum attack: 23 arrested

Tunisia museum attack: 23 arrested

Tunisia’s top security official says 23 people have been arrested from the group suspected of being behind the museum

Gaza militants committed war crimes: AI

The human rights group Amnesty International said in a report Thursday that Palestinian militants committed war crimes during the 2014 Gaza conflict by killing both Israeli and Palestinian civilians

Iran’s Salehi ‘optimistic’ on nuclear deal

Iran’s nuclear chief told AFP Thursday that he was “optimistic” about reaching a potentially historic nuclear deal with world powers despite external interference from those opposed to a deal.

‘Lost’ Ruskin Venice photos offer insight into critic

‘Lost’ Ruskin Venice photos offer insight into critic

Early daguerreotype photos of Venice that were auctioned off as an odd lot belonged to John Ruskin and provide new

Sirisena meets Xi amid new look at ties

Sri Lanka’s new president held talks Thursday with Chinese leader Xi Jinping amid a push to recalibrate his predecessor’s strongly pro-China policies and a review of major Chinese projects in the

Police make arrests in nun rape case

Indian police have arrested a suspect in connection with the rape of an elderly nun, a senior officer said Thursday, their first breakthrough in a case that has shocked the country.

Bangladesh mission observes Independence and National Day

Bangladesh mission observes Independence and National Day

The Embassy of Bangladesh commemorated the 44th anniversary of the Independence and National Day of Bangladesh at the

Book of Life

We all have a book of our own titled “Life”. The first chapter is our birth and the concluding one is our death.

The leveling of Riyadh

They’re hewing down those upstanding random rocks, On the pebble and boulder-strewn stretches and plains.

Heavy fighting rages around Idlib

Heavy fighting raged around the city of Idlib in northwestern Syria on Thursday as rebels pressed their offensive against the government stronghold.

Madinah Haj terminal work ongoing

Construction work on the second phase of King Abdullah’s SR50 billion Haj terminal project in Madinah has started.

11 killed, 3 missing in floods

The recent heavy rains that caused floods in various parts of the Kingdom have killed 11 people, left three missing and trapped 456 vehicles, the Directorate General of Civil Defense announced on

Jail, fine for electronic data abusers

The Shoura Council will vote on Monday on the report of its transport and communications committee.

Hosts set up World Cup final

Hosts set up World Cup final

Australia ended 2011 champion India’s unbeaten run at the World Cup with a 95-run victory Thursday that ensured the

ICC to consider new ODI rules to help bowlers

ICC to consider new ODI rules to help bowlers

The highlight reels at the World Cup have been running hot with batsman smashing balls all over cricket stadiums.

Azarenka advances to 2nd round

Azarenka advances to 2nd round

Victoria Azarenka easily advanced to the second round.

Alonso raring to go

Alonso raring to go

Fernando Alonso sought to clarify the situation.

Podolski saves day for Germany

Podolski saves day for Germany

Lukas Podolski has been out of favor since joining Inter Milan on loan in January but the former Arsenal forward could

Pressure of run-chase was too much: Dhoni

Pressure of run-chase was too much: Dhoni

The pressure was just too much for India in the end.

Balance and composure keys to NZ progress

Balance and composure keys to NZ progress

The calm, assured manner in which New Zealand chased down South Africa’s imposing total to advance to its first

Dhoni avoids retirement talk

Dhoni avoids retirement talk

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni refused to give an indication whether he will retire from one-day cricket after his

The ‘fintech’ revolution

The ‘fintech’ revolution

From the shabby streets of east London, some of the brightest minds in technology and banking are plotting a revolution.

Facebook bets on Messenger app, opens it to developers

 Facebook bets on Messenger app, opens it to developers

Facebook is turning its Messenger application into a platform for e-commerce, video and more in a bid to shake up

Puerto Rico prepares for luxury shopping amid recession

 Puerto Rico prepares for luxury shopping amid recession

A pair of nearly 5-inch black satin heels, with a large gold alligator that serves as the front strap.

Lulu lauches’ Taste the World in 14 Days’

Lulu lauches’ Taste the World in 14 Days’

Lulu “Taste the World in 14 Days”, the annual celebration of food and flavor, is back in Saudi Arabia with more

Pacific trade pact draft leaked

Pacific trade pact draft leaked

Australia's medicine subsidies, Canadian films and culture plus capital controls in Chile would be carved out from

German consumer's faith hits new high

Consumer confidence in Germany is at its highest since late 2001, as the weaker euro and falling energy prices fuel optimism regarding the outlook for Europe's biggest economy, a poll found on

The circumstances are almost too horrible to contemplate. One of the pilots left the cockpit of the doomed Germanwings flight 4U9525 from Barcelona to Dusseldorf on Tuesday, leaving the other pilot alone.
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