Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »


Category Archives: Society

Saudi iftar project benefits two million Muslims abroad

The project of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah for providing iftar (fast-breaking meal) to the needy people abroad in Ramadan has benefited more than two million Muslims in 41 countries. According to the director general for external

Mosques are ready for itikaf

Two large mosques in the capital have made extensive arrangements for Muslims who would like to perform “itikaf” (meditative seclusion) during the last 10 of the holy month of Ramadan. The management of the Al-Rajhi Mosque at Exit 17 and

Saudi Twittersphere on fire with #GazaUnderAttack

Away from the daily news bites, analyses and debates from known Saudi writers and media personalities about the current round of violence on Gaza, the Saudi youth have taken advantage of Twitter to either connect directly with people living in

SR54bn educational projects OK’d

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal

Education Minister Prince Khaled Al-Faisal on Thursday approved 5,700 new educational development projects worth SR54 billion. He said the new projects were aimed at creating a qualitative improvement in the country’s educational environment. The projects include 1,500 nurseries, 500 educational

Eid likely on Monday

Eid Al-Fitr will probably fall on Monday (July 28), according to an Islamic astronomical organization in Saudi Arabia. Mohammed Shawkat Oudah, chairman of the Islamic Crescent Observation Project, told Arabic daily Al-Madinah on Tuesday that most of the Islamic countries

Medical education growing in Kingdom

The provision of quality medical education by the public and private sectors is growing in the Kingdom, a leading academic told Arab News recently. Hassan Sami Shaiba, dean of Batterjee Medical College, said the provision of this specialized training has

Alarming rise in AIDS cases

There is a marked increase in the number of HIV (AIDS) patients by 19 percent annually, according to Mosa Hiaza’a, director of the Saudi Charity Association for AIDS Patients. “The association has registered 630 HIV patients this year which is

Do not misuse Qunut supplications: Scholars

Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais

The word Qunut is generally used in reference to special supplications made in the standing position after getting up from ruku in the last rakat of the voluntary witr prayer. Some of these supplications that are offered by imams during

Yearly iftar at the Prophet’s Mosque

The Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah during Ramadan is a beautiful place where Muslims imbued with the spirit of tolerance and forbearance can be seen coming to both the mosque and its spacious courtyards. The gathering for iftar has become a

UNESCO recognition boosts Jeddah’s historical district

The recognition of the Historic Jeddah district as a world heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), would boost tourism in the area, a senior official from the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA)

Saudi lawyer gets 15 years for activities against govt

A Saudi lawyer accused of abusing the government and leadership has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. A criminal court in Jeddah also ordered him to pay a SR200,000 fine and prevented him from traveling abroad. The man was

23 businesswomen take part in ‘Ramadan Lanterns’ exhibition

The Ramadan Lanterns

JEDDAH — At least 23 businesswomen are participating in a four-day “Ramadan Lanterns” exhibition at Jeddah Hilton Hotel, Al-Riyadh newspaper reported. These businesswomen are part of the productive families program of Al-Bir Charitable Society and will showcase handicrafts, traditional clothes

US consul general bids farewell at packed iftar

US Consul General Anne Casper

JEDDAH — An emotional US consul general bid farewell to her friends and colleagues in the Kingdom during the annual iftar held at the US Consulate. Anne Casper, who is leaving following less than two years at her post in

Salary hike for junior govt staff likely

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha) is currently studying a suggestion to increase the salaries of junior government employees to improve their work performance and productivity as well as enhance their living standards. This measure comes within the framework of its

Visa transfer: Schools want clear policy

International schools in Saudi Arabia are under tremendous pressure to rectify the legal status of their teaching staff after the Labor Ministry injunction that teachers who have not transferred their sponsorships will not be allowed to resume work when schools

Heart patients urged to monitor blood pressure during Ramadan

Heart patients have been advised to monitor their blood pressure and reduce the intake of salt and fatty foods during the holy month of Ramadan. Dr. Khalid Al-Nimeir, an eminent cardiologist, warned callers of the Hello Ramadan phone-in program that

Brain dead give 40 patients lease of life

Forty organ-failure patients in the Eastern Province have some good news: Organs of several clinically dead patients will be donated following its approval by their relatives, media reports quoting senior officials at an organ donor agency have said. Such initiatives

Indians, Pakistanis memorize Holy Qur’an

The Jubail-based Bazme-e-Idrak organized a graduation day (known as “Takreem-e-Huffaz”) at the Marafiq Beach Camp. A recitation competition prior to the ceremony was conducted by Hafiz Ustad Syed Lutfullah Hussaini in which around 70 students took part. Asif Kamal Siddiqui,

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