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

New insight into evolution

EXOTIC sea creatures called comb jellies may reshape how scientists view early evolution — as their genes suggest nature created more than one way to make a nervous system. These beautiful but little-known translucent animals often are called “aliens of

Grand Mosque graduates told to be Islam’s torchbearers

The 44th group of students from the prestigious Grand Mosque Institute graduated Thursday. Makkah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah attended the graduation ceremony at the Grand Mosque. Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, imam and khatib at the Grand Mosque and president

Scalded Filipino maid files charge against employer

The female Filipino domestic helper, who was scalded by her employer, has formally filed charges with the police, the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Thursday. The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has issued preventive suspension against the Philippine

Jeddah to have 20 more mosques

Twenty new mosques will open in Jeddah just before the start of the holy month of Ramadan, an official said here recently. Talal Al-Aqil, general manager for endowments and mosques in Jeddah, said local businesspeople had donated SR18 million to

Destroying history — Conflicting opinions on Madinah artifacts

WITH the ongoing expansion of the Prophet’s Mosque, many historical sites and artifacts in Madinah have either been destroyed or face demolition. The disregard shown for the city’s history has proven to be polarizing with opponents saying the expansion plans

400 villages cut off by floods

JAZAN — The recent rains and floods in Jazan have cut electricity and communications from more than 400 border villages and hamlets in the region. Civil Defense spokesman Maj. Yahya Bin Abdullah Al-Qahtani said three people were rescued and 13

Health education not PE for schoolgirls

The Ministry of Education has pre-empted opposition to its recent decision to allow physical education (PE) to be taught at girls’ schools by replacing the sports curriculum with theoretical lessons about female health-related issues. Sources at the ministry said that

Council to resolve family disputes proposed

The Ministry of Justice has proposed setting up a special council to resolve family disputes, including cases involving divorce, drug abuse and other social problems. The council would oversee dispute resolution across all government departments, the ministry said in its

Saudi hero saves 2 children from fire

A Saudi who works at the Civil Defense Department in Riyadh has been honored for his efforts to save the lives of two children from a fire that broke out at a gas station in Saleel, 575 kilometers southeast of

Asir seeks investors for souvenir shops

Tourism experts and economists have urged investors to place their money in souvenir shops in Asir because they could make returns of between 30 and 100 percent. Muhammad Al-Ammra, director of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) in

Many Saudi women becoming sole breadwinners

Many assume that women who are obliged to financially support their families are either divorcees, widows or single. Yet many married women are increasingly forced to fend for their families simply because their spouses do not provide for them, either

336 bottles of alcohol seized, 3 arrested

The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) and the police in Jeddah have arrested three people in possession of 336 bottles of imported liquor. The arrests and seizure comes after Haia officials and police officers

National Guard pushes for progress

National Guard Minister Prince Miteb bin Abdullah had a meeting with Saudi businessmen and citizens at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) on Tuesday. Addressing the audience in the forum, he said Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King

Jeddah wedding halls 90 percent booked

Wedding halls in Jeddah are 90 percent booked as the busy summer holiday season approaches, owners told Arab News on Wednesday. Many people get married, hold birthday parties or other celebrations during summer, they say. Hassan Dlaimi, the owner of

Aged man’s 17-year-old wife hangs herself

A 17-year-old Yemeni girl committed suicide in Asir region owing to an abusive relationship with her aged Saudi husband, Al-Riyadh daily reported. The victim, Ghadir, was brought to Asir Hospital in critical condition early on Wednesday morning where the medical

Man fleeing with someone else’s wife arrested

A Sudanese expatriate based in Riyadh has been arrested in Jazan for allegedly running off with the young wife of another man working in the Eastern Province. Security forces officers arrested him while he was allegedly attempting to cross into

New trend overtakes common ‘misyar’ phenomenon

A new marriage trend has taken over the Kingdom’s commonplace ‘misyar’ marriage — a temporary contract where both parties voluntarily give up several rights, such as living together or providing financial support — that is still rampant in many major

Petrol stations to be shifted away from residential areas

The Civil Defense plans to remove 2,500 petrol stations from various Jeddah neighborhoods because residents complain they are fire and health hazards. Col. Saeed Sarhan, spokesman of the Civil Defense in Makkah, said a committee comprising representatives from the directorate,

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