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

Be prepared for 50 degrees C heat during 15-hour fasting

Muslims should expect scorching temperatures of over 50 degrees Celsius and more than 15 hours a day of fasting in Ramadan this year. However, the hours will decrease slightly to 14 hours and 40 minutes toward the end of the

E-system may not be fully in place for Haj

The chances that the Haj Ministry will be able to launch online system for Haj operations this year look grim. “We are working to launch the electronic system for Haj operations from this year but are not certain if we

Saudis spend 30% of income on phone and Web services

Phone bills and Internet-based services provided by telecom companies eat up 30 percent of individual Saudi income, local media reported, quoting data released by the consumer protection agency. Nasir Al-Tuwaim, head of the Consumer Protection Association (CPA), indicated that while

Hotels set up Ramadan tents

Hotels in Jeddah have begun to set up their tents in preparation for the month of Ramadan, a much-loved tradition among residents here wanting to enjoy iftar and suhoor with friends and families. Mohammed Alrifai, head of marketing and public

Peter Benchley Award for Prince Khaled bin Sultan

Prince Khaled bin Sultan was recently awarded the Peter Benchley Award for outstanding exploration of marine environment by the California Academy for Science in San Francisco. Member of the board and adviser to Prince Khalid bin Sultan Abdulaziz Abu Zinada

Cops honored for solving Qatif farm murders

Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Naif honored a number of police officers from Qatif for their efforts in unraveling the mystery of the murder of five people who were buried in a farm in Safwa. The crime was committed

39% of KSA respondents expect pay rise of up to 15% in 2014

42% dissatisfied with current salary, with 40% receiving no pay rise last year The 2014 MENA Salary Survey was conducted by, the Middle East’s number one job site, and leading market research agency, YouGov. Salary: Current and Expectations

Summer festivals to generate 5,000 jobs

There will be 45 summer festivals this year, opening up more than 5,000 temporary jobs for Saudis. The festivals are expected to attract more than 10 million visitors, with an estimated return of SR10 billion. Domestic tourism is expected to

Experts seek level-playing field for women

With only 2 percent of Saudi women employed in the industrial sector, business forums are encouraging women to work in industries that require specific skills. According to officials, women can effectively contribute to the industrial sector, such as in the

Schools shut for charging fees illegally

The Ministry of Education has shut down 129 private and international schools and slapped fines on several others in the wake of reports of a number of violations of the ministry’s regulations. According to sources, the violations involved imposing registration

Fireworks set to light up Abha skies

Fireworks will light up the skies of Abha from mid-August over Al-Sadd lake as residents celebrate the annual Abha festival. Activities during the festival will include a special light and sound performance, fireworks, Chinese dolphin and dwarfs shows, shopping and

Riyadh kicks off shopping festivities

Riyadh Gov. Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz officially launched the 10th Riyadh Festival for Shopping and Entertainment at Qasr Mall last Thursday marking the beginning of the summer vacation which witnessed many Saudi families doing shopping rounds at

IISD initiative promotes love of reading among students

The International Indian School-Dammam (IISD) recently organized various activities to commemorate the Library Week. The weeklong activities included literary competitions, such as quizzes on books and authors, an intra-school debate on books and the Internet era, slogan and poster-making competitions

Passport at your doorstep

A Saudi Post employee hands over a Saudi national his passport at his home in Hail after the launch of “Wassil” service in cooperation with the Jawazat (Passports Department). Director General of Post in Hail region, Abdulmuhsin Abdulaziz Al-Ghannam, said:

Chaos reigns at Uhud Hospital housing

MADINAH — Doctors and nurses at Uhud Hospital in Madinah are reportedly living in run-down housing infested by cats and insects. The building is not worthy of a health facility and contradicts royal directives that stipulate employees, doctors and nurses

New TV channel for ‘comfortably British’ Muslims set for launch

British Muslim TV, a new channel aimed at British Muslims is set for launch this month. Its arrival joins an already growing number of specialized, niche channels for religious and ethnic minorities in recent years. But unlike most of these

Yas Island: Fun for the family

Yas Island is a great destination for those who are looking for business opportunities as well as for leisure. In 2009, it was named the World’s Leading Tourism Project at the World Travel Awards. 2012 figures show over three million

King Abdullah calls El-Sissi to pledge economic support

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah telephoned newly elected Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi on Friday to pledge the Kingdom’s support for the country’s economic development. El-Sissi thanked King Abdullah for assisting Egypt and congratulating him on winning

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