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Saudi Arabia to strengthen security at borders

Saudi Arabia plans to beef up security at its borders and around oil and industrial facilities, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Thursday, citing a statement by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Naif, who is also the Interior Minister.

Girl stabbed on Corniche still in ICU

The girl, who was stabbed at the Jeddah Corniche on Monday and mistakenly reported dead, is still in the Intensive Care Unit as a vein in her neck was damaged.

Jail, fine for health professionals for not reporting MERS cases

Health professionals face imprisonment of up to six months and fines of up to SR100,000 if they fail to report any suspected cases of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus.

King, Sudanese president discuss regional issues

King, Sudanese president discuss regional issues

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir discussed regional and international issues during a meeting in Riyadh on Wednesday.

Yemen calls for help

Yemen calls for help

The Arab League’s deputy secretary-general said on Wednesday the regional body would discuss a proposal by Yemen’s foreign minister who called on Arab states to intervene militarily to halt the Shiite Houthi militia’s advance.

Daesh releases Bangladeshi hostages captured in Libya

Daesh releases Bangladeshi hostages captured in Libya

Two Bangladeshi citizens, among a group of foreign workers taken hostage by Daesh (the self-proclaimed IS) in an attack on a Libyan oilfield.

Military might

Military might

Emir of Asir Prince Faisal Bin Khaled presided over the graduation ceremony of the 59th batch of the special emergency forces in Abha on Wednesday.

Search for bodies, clues in ‘inexplicable’ French Alps crash

Search for bodies, clues in ‘inexplicable’ French Alps crash

Investigators Wednesday scoured the pulverized debris of a German airliner for bodies and clues to its mysterious eight-minute descent and crash in the French Alps that killed all 150 aboard.

Jailed Maldives ex-leader says his appeal being scuttled

Jailed Maldives ex-leader says his appeal being scuttled

Jailed former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed accused authorities of scuttling his appeal against his controversial conviction and jailing for 13 years under tough anti-terror laws.

Emotional scenes as Singapore pays tribute to Lee Kuan Yew

Emotional scenes as Singapore pays tribute to Lee Kuan Yew

Singaporeans wept on the streets and queued in their thousands to pay tribute to founding leader Lee Kuan Yew.

'Decisive Storm' operation launched against the Houthis

Saudi Arab and a number of its GCC and Arab allies have launched air strikes against the Houthis strongholds in Yemen.

Yemeni president arrives in Saudi capital Riyadh - Saudi state TV

Yemen's president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has arrived in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh on Thursday, Saudi state television channel Al Ekhbariya reported.

Saudi Senior Scholars Commission supports military action against Houthis

The Saudi Senior Scholars Commission has supported the Al-Hazem (firm) Storm operation against the Houthis in Yemen to protect the country's legitimate government and defend the brotherly Yemeni

Saudi Search and Rescue Team to get world’s top classification

The Kingdom is considered among the first countries in the world to apply the new search and rescue methods of the international group.

Muqrin receives Carter

Muqrin receives Carter

Crown Prince Muqrin Bin Abdulaziz, deputy prime minister, received former US president Jimmy Carter and his

25 Saudi women employed at Riyadh’s Al-Hair prison ‘hotel’

25 Saudi women employed at Riyadh’s Al-Hair prison ‘hotel’

Twenty-five Saudi women are providing services to residents of the Family Home in Al-Hair prison in Riyadh where

Job fairs open up employment market for Saudis

The Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) has launched an initiative to help Saudis get jobs in the private sector.

The beautiful beggar

The beautiful beggar

A BEAUTIFUL woman stopped me at the entrance of a pharmacy in a health center that is usually crowded.

Vacant land tax will improve the real estate sector

I am writing with regard to the article "Imposition of tax on vacant plots of land hailed" (Mar. 24). Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman did this for the benefit of his people.

Fundraising for injured Indian student saluted

With regard to the article "Fundraising drive for injured Indian student gathers pace" (Mar. 24), there are two "i's" in "fundraising" and they should stand for inspiration and innovation, not

Islamic economic system defines how nations should behave

With regard to the article "'Islamic Economy is a baseless theory'" (Mar, 24), the author rightly pointed out that we confuse financial systems with economic systems.

Arab League chief declares 'complete support' for Yemen strikes

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi declared his full support on Thursday for Saudi-led air strikes againts Huthi rebels in Yemen.

Jordan participates in Saudi-led operation in Yemen - official

Jordanian air force fighter jets are participating in the Saudi- led operation with its Arab allies against Houthi fighters in Yemen, a Jordanian official source said on Thursday.

Hadi loyalists retake Yemen's Aden airport-local official

Loyalists of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi retook Aden airport on Thursday after heavy clashes with forces allied to Houthi fighters opposed to his rule, a local official said.

Syrian rebels seize historic town in south

Rebel groups fighting the Syrian government have seized control of a southern town near the border with Jordan after four days of battles.

US mulls air strikes on Tikrit, aids Iraqis with ‘eye in the sky’

Washington is considering launching air strikes, possibly within days, to back up Iraqi forces battling to recapture Tikrit from the self-proclaimed Islamic State group, US officials said.

Netanyahu picks Kulanu party head as Israel’s finance minister

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has chosen the head of centrist Kulanu party as Israel’s next finance minister, confirming an informal offer made two days before the country’s national election.

US weighs tanker and radar planes for Saudi Yemen op: officials

The United States is looking at providing refueling and early-warning radar aircraft to Saudi Arabia in support of a Riyadh-led military operation in Yemen against Houthi rebels, officials told AFP

Pakistan says it will respond to any threat to Saudi Arabia

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's office said on Thursday any threat to Saudi Arabia would "evoke a strong response" from Islamabad.

Experimental Ebola vaccine effective in monkeys: study

Experimental Ebola vaccine effective in monkeys: study

An experimental Ebola vaccine has been shown to effectively protect monkeys against the often-deadly virus, according

Co-pilot seemed to want to destroy Alps crash plane: prosecutor

The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight that crashed into the French Alps seemed to "show a desire to want to destroy" the plane, the lead investigator said on Thursday.

Indian police probe threats to burn down Christian school

Police in eastern India said they are investigating letters found at a Catholic school which threaten to burn it down

US slowing Afghan troop withdrawal damages peace prospects: Taliban

US President Barack Obama’s decision to slow the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan will hamper peace efforts.

New pox discovered in Eastern Europe, but not deadly

New pox discovered in Eastern Europe, but not deadly

Health officials have discovered a new germ in Eastern Europe that is related to the dreaded smallpox and monkeypox

Court adjourns trial of Al Jazeera journalists to April 22

Court adjourns trial of Al Jazeera journalists to April 22

An Egyptian court said on Wednesday it adjourned until April 22 the trial of two Al Jazeera television journalists.

Australia Beats India By 95 Runs To Join New Zealand In Cricket World Cup Final

Australia Beats India By 95 Runs To Join New Zealand In Cricket World Cup Final

Australia beat defending champions India by 95 runs in the semi-finals of the World Cup at the Sydney Cricket Ground

Superpowers collide in Sydney blockbuster

Superpowers collide in Sydney blockbuster

Sparks can be expected to fly when confident, well-balanced teams from cricketing superpowers Australia and India

Bellis advances at Miami Open

Bellis advances at Miami Open

CiCi Bellis defeated Indy De Vroome of the Netherlands 6-2, 6-2 for her second career WTA main draw match win at the

Alaska scores huge win over Ginebra

Alaska scores huge win over Ginebra

Facing elimination, the Alaska Aces fought with extra fire in their bellies to defeat the Barangay Ginebra Kings.

Alonso to undergo fitness tests

Alonso to undergo fitness tests

Formula One rolls into Malaysia this week for the second round of the championship.

Ronaldo faces sanction for ‘Clasico’ celebration

Ronaldo faces sanction for ‘Clasico’ celebration

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo could be sanctioned for his goal celebration when he netted the equalizer in

Black Caps want World Cup fairytale for Vettori

Black Caps want World Cup fairytale for Vettori

Brendon McCullum conceded Daniel Vettori had probably played his last international innings on home soil.

Elliott forces SA to count cost of exodus

Elliott forces SA to count cost of exodus

Kevin Pietersen may be South African cricket’s most high-profile expatriate talent, but Grant Elliott’s World Cup

Heeding the King’s move on bonus shows liquidity of Saudi-based businesses

The Mercer survey of 69 organizations with operations and employees in Saudi Arabia found that around 20% were planning to pay their Saudi nationals a bonus similar to the one recently announced for

Relentless oil price fall to suppress growth in MENA hospitality sector: Study

The Middle East and North African (MENA) region’s hospitality market saw stable growth across key performance indicators in 2014, according to EY’s Middle East Hotel Benchmark Survey Report.

Al Baraka Banking Group net profit up 7% to $275m in 2014

Al Baraka Banking Group net profit up 7% to $275m in 2014

Al Baraka Banking Group approved in its ordinary and extra-ordinary general meetings last Monday in Manama.

Saudi stocks tumble on valuation concerns

Saudi Arabia's stock market tumbled in a broad sell-off on Wednesday as investors grew concerned about upcoming first-quarter earnings announcements, stretched valuations and the escalation of

Makkah Residence mixed-use complex project set in 2016

Makkah Residence mixed-use complex project set in 2016

Anjum Hotel Makkah has revealed its participation as a strategic partner for the eighth edition of the Saudi Travel

Banana Island Resort offers traditional Qatari hospitality with a twist

Banana Island Resort offers traditional Qatari hospitality with a twist

The newly opened Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, developed by Al Rayyan Hospitality, is presenting guests a

Grueling schedules for glitzy Turkish dramas

Grueling schedules for glitzy Turkish dramas

Featuring heartthrob heroes, emancipated heroines and picturesque scenery, Turkish television drama series have taken

Taylor, George, to get ACM Honors

Taylor, George, to get ACM Honors

Even though Taylor Swift has officially gone pop, she still has a special place with the Academy of Country Music.

'X-Files' returns after 13 years

'X-Files' returns after 13 years

Cult sci-fi TV show "The X-Files" is returning for six new episodes, 13 years after David Duchovny and Gillian

US gears up for wild goose chase

Park rangers in the US capital are gearing up for a wild goose chase. Literally.

The battle of smell and stench

A French court ordered the closure and demolition of a chip stand on Tuesday as demanded by former L'Oreal boss Lindsay Owen-Jones, who complained its frying odors were stinking up his luxury ski

In the heel of Italy, a disaster is unfolding which could prove catastrophic, not simply for Italy itself but for countries all around the Mediterranean basin.
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