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

Balad fire probe points to arson

Preliminary investigations conducted by the Civil Defense Department have proved that some of the recurrent fires that have broken out at old buildings in Jeddah’s historic area were caused deliberately. According to press reports, seven fires broke out in the

Lengthy bureaucratic delays hamper anti-corruption drive

An official at the National Anti-corruption Commission or “Nazaha” said here this week that the lengthy government procedures at some agencies could open the doors for corruption. Speaking at a lecture organized by the commission, Metlaa Al-Buqami, a specialist on

Malaysia honors students who graduated from IUM

Malaysian students were among some thousands of students hailing from different countries around the world who have successfully graduated from the Islamic University of Madinah Al-Munawwarah (IUM) in its 50th graduation ceremony held recently. Mohammed Khalid A. Razak, consul general

Summer stretches residents’ finances to the limit

Commercial activity in Madinah is in full gear these days thanks to the summer vacation coinciding with the Umrah pilgrimage season. The central area around the Prophet’s Mosque is bustling with movement and there is an 85-percent hotel occupancy rate,

Tourists warned against fake travel agents

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) on Sunday cautioned residents not to fall prey to bogus travel agents and tour operators promoting low-cost international flights during the summer vacation to woo customers. Ahmed Al-Eisa, assistant vice president of

Anti-beggary teams to be on full alert during Ramadan

Jeddah’s anti-begging unit is fully equipped to deal with the large number of beggars that appear on the city’s streets during Ramadan, said Saad Al-Shahrani, unit director. “The fasting month of Ramadan and the Eid holiday are two of the

Riyadh governor receives NAS Holding delegation

Riyadh Gov. Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz received key executives from NAS Holding in his office. The delegation during its visit to the prince and congratulated him on the Royal confidence appointing him as governor of Riyadh. During

Shoura to get MERS update from Adel Fakeih

Acting Health Minister Adel Fakeih will explain to the Shoura Council the emergency measures taken by his ministry to rein in the spread of the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Fakeih will meet the Health and Environment Committee and

Three nurses sacked for switching of babies at birth

Three non-Saudi nurses have been fired for negligence after two babies were accidentally switched at birth at King Saud Hospital in Qassim. Qassim’s Health Affairs Directorate issued a statement saying that one of the nurses was found to have had

Schools launch drive to preserve textbooks

Several elementary schools at the Royal Commission of Jubail (RCJ) recently launched a campaign urging students to take care of their textbooks. The drive aims to raise awareness about the importance of maintaining textbooks as a religious and ethical obligation

Halal row: KSA tests Cadbury samples

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has pulled out a random selection of Cadbury chocolate bars from the market to test for traces of porcine DNA following reports that surfaced from Malaysia stating that some locally produced Cadbury milk

Three die as cars hit herd of camels

Three people were killed and seven injured when their cars hit a herd of camels near Abqaiq on Thursday evening. The three cars were nearing the Dhahran Al-Qarya intersection when a herd of camels suddenly appeared in the middle of

Asir women bake their way to success

Seventy women here have been employed by a local baking company after successfully completing a three-month training. They now use machinery to produce cupcakes, donuts, pies, pastries, cakes, bread and other products. Mohammed Al-Ghanem, a businessman and chairman of the

Three girls to get prison, lashes for elopement

A criminal court in Jeddah has issued a prison sentence of 10 months and 50 lashes to three sisters for eloping with two young men (one of whom is an expatriate) and living with them in a furnished apartment while

Breastfeeding shocker: After 7 children, couple part ways

A court in Al-Rass near Madinah has issued a verdict separating a couple who have been married for the last 25 years with seven children, after learning that they had been breastfed by the same woman. The judge issued the

Saudi Railways pay tributes to outstanding employees, retirees

Saudi Railways Organization (SRO) honored its outstanding employees and retirees for the current fiscal year in an annual award ceremony held recently. Mohammed Abu Zaid, director, public relations, SRO said that the award is honoring creative and talented employees to

Research thrives at KAU’s English Language Institute

The English Language Institute (ELI) at the King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah is making new forays in the fields of teaching, research and professional development achieving ever-new frontiers in the pursuit of excellence. With the CEA accreditation for the

Specialized courts to open by July-end

The Minister of Justice and President of the Supreme Judicial Council, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, has approved a proposal to open Personal Status Courts in Makkah, Madinah, Dammam and Jeddah. According to the decision, the courts will have

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