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Two Saudis jailed for traveling to Syria illegally

The Special Criminal Court in Jeddah sentenced two Saudis to prison for illegally traveling to Syria.

IDB sacrifice coupons priced at SR475

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) hosted at its headquarters in Jeddah the annual conference of the Saudi Project for Utilization of Haj Meat (Adahi).

‘Smart’ solar palms power Wi-Fi, phones and much more in Dubai

A new species of palm tree has started sprouting around Dubai.

Why are Arab families unable to save?

Arab families are not aware of the importance of saving and continue to spend money on commodities.

King Salman to visit White House on Sept. 4

King Salman to visit White House on Sept. 4

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz will meet with United States President Barack Obama in Washington on Sept. 4, the White House confirmed on Thursday.

King Salman vows full support to Yemen's Hadi

King Salman vows full support to Yemen's Hadi

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman held wide ranging talks with Yemen’s President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi in the Moroccan port city of Tangier on Thursday.

Chasing a successful career

Chasing a successful career

Six budding filmmakers have been selected from a large field of high-quality candidates to take part in the second Arab Film Studio documentary program.

Back-to-school blues: Tired children catch up on sleep in classroom

Back-to-school blues: Tired children catch up on sleep in classroom

With the beginning of the new academic year, teachers report that most students come to school tired due to poor sleeping habits.

Stuck in a cruel wage trap: School canteens pay Saudi women SR300 a month

Stuck in a cruel wage trap: School canteens pay Saudi women SR300 a month

A number of Saudi women working for school canteens have complained that the contractors in charge of running canteens treat them poorly and pay them a meager monthly salary of SR300.

Body piercing: Where beauty and culture collide

Body piercing: Where beauty and culture collide

Arguments between the older and younger generations of Saudis never end, but when it comes to body piercings.

Halal Vitamins: What does that mean?

Halal Vitamins: What does that mean?

Muslims living in the West and other parts of the world have it a little harder than Muslims living in the Gulf region, when it comes to eating out or shopping for food.

Islamic leaders take a stance to tackle Global Warming

Islamic leaders take a stance to tackle Global Warming

Islamic leaders from 20 countries launched a bold Climate Change Declaration.

Rendering yeoman service

Rendering yeoman service

They are among the most tragically wounded from the Middle East’s multiple wars.

Pakistan’s embattled comedians’ punchlines highlight injustice in society

Pakistan’s embattled comedians’ punchlines highlight injustice in society

The crowd exploded into laughter as Pakistani comedian Shehzad Ghias Shaikh threw them his final punchline, gripping the microphone as he roasted the dating app Tindr and traditional South Asian family matchmaking.

How can we combat corruption in the public sector?

The Anti-Corruption Commission’s recent survey revealed that 44.9% of public sector employees are willing to fight corruption.

It’s time to expose those with fake PhDs

Today, it is easy to buy a PhD research thesis or to have it prepared by someone.

Late tender behind textbook delay

The Education Ministry’s delay in naming the company that won the contract to print textbooks has been blamed for the late distribution of books to the students.

Actions into words: Canadian family maps hidden Omani culture

Actions into words: Canadian family maps hidden Omani culture

For many people, adventure travel means spending a few weeks in novel surroundings accruing enough images to flood

Abbas heats up Palestinian politics in PLO reshuffle bid

President Mahmoud Abbas is acting to shake up Palestinian politics with peace talks with Israel in deep freeze and unity efforts with Hamas Islamists who run the Gaza Strip stalled.

No talks with Houthis: Yemen

Yemen’s foreign minister says his government is not negotiating with Shiite rebels who captured the capital, Sanaa, last September.

Hezbollah, allies boycott govt meeting

The Lebanese group Hezbollah and allied Christian politicians boycotted a cabinet meeting on Thursday, deepening a political crisis that has paralyzed Prime Minister Tammam Salam’s national unity

Bomber kills two Iraq generals

A suicide bomber killed two Iraqi generals on Thursday in Anbar province, a key battleground against Daesh (the so-called IS) group, as the militants made gains in northern Syria.

Report links hacking scheme to Iran

Researchers have linked a sophisticated hacking scheme targeting Iranian dissidents back to Iran.

India deploys army to stop Gujarat riots

The Indian army patrolled riot-hit areas of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat on Thursday after the death toll rose to seven in two days of caste-related violence.

China arrests 12 over Tianjin blasts

Chinese police have arrested 12 people over giant explosions that killed at least 145 people and devastated a swathe of a Chinese port city, state media said Thursday as prosecutors probe 11

Pistorius parole review date set

The South African review board that will decide on the release of Oscar Pistorius is to meet on Sept. 18, his family said Thursday, after the Paralympian’s parole was delayed last week.

HK protest leader faces new charges

Hong Kong police charged teenage student leader Joshua Wong on Thursday for his role last year in storming government headquarters, which helped trigger 79 days of pro-democracy street occupations

50 refugees found dead in lorry

As many as 50 refugees were found dead in a parked lorry in eastern Austria near the Hungarian border on Thursday, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the discovery had shaken European leaders

No compensation for National Day

There will be no holiday in compensation for the Kingdom’s National Day on Sept. 23, as it falls within the Eid Al-Adha holidays this year.

Private schools to be evaluated

Over three quarters of the Kingdom’s private schools will be evaluated this year for their performance and the behavior of students, according to the Education Ministry.

Over 135,000 Haj permits issued

Around 135,000 domestic pilgrims, including Saudis and expatriates, have so far registered with local Haj companies to perform Haj this year.

Meeting an American president

“Do you think he is going to meet you or even notice you?” asked my soulmate Patricia, cynically, as I ironed the creases of my trousers.

Keep Riyadh clean!

Keep Riyadh clean!

Better late than never!

Inner pain no more

When you feel things have become “crazy” in your life and that you have really lost contact with your inner being, then it is time for you to rethink why you are allowing yourself to experience

Bolt too good for Gatlin

Bolt too good for Gatlin

Usain Bolt put his sprinting supremacy beyond doubt. With one of his coasting-at-the-end performances in the 200

'Gatlin paid him off' - Bolt laughs off cameraman crash

'Gatlin paid him off' - Bolt laughs off cameraman crash

Usain Bolt's celebrations after completing a world championship sprint double came to a painful halt.

Champions League draw smiles on Barcelona

Champions League draw smiles on Barcelona

Barcelona was handed a favorable start.

Messi wins UEFA Best Player in Europe award

Messi wins UEFA Best Player in Europe award

Lionel Messi added another individual trophy to his collection.

Djokovic could face Nadal in US Open quarters

Djokovic could face Nadal in US Open quarters

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic could meet eighth-seed Rafael Nadal in the US Open quarterfinals while Andy Murray and Stan

Chaves wins Vuelta sixth stage, recovers lead

Chaves wins Vuelta sixth stage, recovers lead

Colombia's Esteban Chaves regained the lead of Spain's Vuelta by claiming his second victory of the race in Thursday's

Rooney fires United, Lazio crashes out

Rooney fires United, Lazio crashes out

A Wayne Rooney hat trick fired Manchester United back into the group stage of the Champions League with a 4-0 win.

Everton survives Barnsley scare

Everton survives Barnsley scare

Everton came from 2-0 down to beat Barnsley 5-3 in extra-time in the second round of the English League Cup Wednesday.

Big Food’s natural brand acquisitions prosper when left alone to function

Big Food’s natural brand acquisitions prosper when left alone to function

When Hormel Foods Corp, maker of Spam canned meat, said it was buying Applegate Farms in May, fans of the organic and

Citymax rebrands all stores in Saudi Arabia to Max

Citymax rebrands all stores in Saudi Arabia to Max

Citymax, the largest and fastest growing value fashion brand across the MENA region and India on Wednesday here in

Total sells North Sea gas assets

French oil giant Total announced Thursday it had agreed to sell a North Sea gas terminal and two pipelines in a deal worth over $900 million in a move to help offset falling oil prices.

Philippine economic growth quickens

Philippine economic growth quickened to 5.6 percent in the second quarter, placing the country in a better position to weather the global fallout from China’s economic woes.

Forbes: Mall tycoon Sy tops rich list

Property, retail and banking tycoon Henry Sy whose conglomerate owns the chain of SM Supermalls in his country and China has retained the title of the Philippines’ richest person for the eight

App-lying tools to teach: Mobile language apps help millions learn less, more often

App-lying tools to teach: Mobile language apps help millions learn less, more often

Smartphone apps that help people learn languages for free or nearly free.

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Street art photography is a widespread phenomenon in the Kingdom.
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