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  • >Lebanon Grand Mufti forms pact with Saudi Islamic Affairs Minister
    Grand Mufti Sheikh Abed al-Latif Derian speaks at his house in Beirut, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. BEIRUT: Lebanon's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul-Latif Derian joined forces with the Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs Sunday, with the two announcing a cooper…
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  • >We won't cut oil output, Saudi Arabia says
    Along the way, the globetrotting and varied experiences of these entrepreneurs are helping shape the way the startup ecosystem in India is evolving. As the Millennial Generation starts wearing its individuality on its sleeves, India Inc is not only g…
    - 2 hours ago, 21 Dec 14, 9:35pm -
  • >"Saudi Arabia Consumer Electronics Report Q4 2014" is now available at Fast Market Research
    However, growth in the low-end of the market will be constrained by the exit of a considerable number of migrant workers in the last two years under the government's 'Saudization' policy. Headline Expenditure Projections * Computer Hardware Sales: US…
    - 15 hours ago, 21 Dec 14, 9:13am -
  • >Egypt's Sisi meets Qatari envoy, signalling possible detente
    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met a special envoy of the emir of Qatar on Saturday, the latest step in a Saudi-brokered effort to repair relations, regional news agencies reported. Ties between Cairo and Doha deteriorated after then-army ch…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Dec 14, 1:03am -
  • In a Lucky Bounce Saudi's Oil Strategy Puts Pressure on Putin
    Responses to the decline in world oil prices have been mystifying - flummoxing, in fact. The secretary general of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Abdullah Al-Badri, said last week that speculation was to blame for the decline by 15…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Dec 14, 9:59pm -
  • Three Indians saved from execution in Saudi Arabia
    Three Indians on death row in Saudi Arabia for the murder of their compatriot have been saved from being executed after an Indian businessman paid nearly US $133,200 in blood money on their behalf. The three convicts, Fasal Iritti, 35, Mustafa Kunnat…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Dec 14, 8:54pm -
  • Forensic experts to examine Makkah bones
    Forensic experts in Makkah will begin examination of the bones found at the Grand Mosque expansion project site to determine whether they are human or animal remains, media reported. If they are found to be human, the matter will be forwarded to the…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Dec 14, 7:49pm -
  • OFW families donate cash to Lana's family
    The money was handed over to Lana's mother, Susana, at the Happy OFW Christmas party held last Tuesday at Club Filipino in Greenhills, San Juan City. "Rather than spend time speculating about what really happened between Carlito and his Saudi employe…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Dec 14, 3:34pm -
  • Severe air pollution spikes during yearly pilgrimage to Mecca
    Dangerously high levels of air pollutants are being released in Mecca during the hajj, the annual holy pilgrimage in which millions of Muslims on foot and in vehicles converge on the Saudi Arabian city, according to findings reported at the American…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Dec 14, 1:34pm -
  • Saudi Arabia's sovereign ratings affirmed
    Capital Intelligence , the international credit rating agency, today announced that it has affirmed Saudi Arabia's Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency Ratings of 'AA-' and its Short-Term Foreign and Local Currency Ratings of 'A1+'. The Outlook for t…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Dec 14, 11:30am -

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  • Mobile-driving ban starts in May
    JEDDAH – Starting in May drivers will be under the scrutiny of a new traffic system which prohibits the use of all mobile phone activity while driving. Traffic agencies all over the Kingdom will begin enforcing the newly approved rules issuing fin…
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  • Way cleared for aviation institute
    JEDDAH – Abdullah Ruhaimi, President of the Civil Aviation Authority, has signed an agreement with the Governor of the General Organization for Technical Education and Vocational Training (GOTEVT) defining mutual cooperation in national manpower de…
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  • Search for ‘Islamic gelatin’
    JEDDAH – Research institutions across the Middle East have been trying to crack the code of gelatin. The main element in medicine capsule production, transparent gelatin, has been the focus of 44 Islamic countries, which have been trying to acquir…
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  • SASO, ISO team up for workshop today in Riyadh
    Riyadh -- Working in close cooperation with International Standards Organization (ISO) will be one of the topics of a two-day workshop of Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO) that opens in Riyadh Sunday.Nabil A. Molla, SASO’s general manager…
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  • Rising from the ruins
    JEDDAH – Al-Balad district slowly crumbles as time takes its toll on many of the buildings abandoned over the last three decades. Last year Prince Sultan Bin Salman, secretary general of the Supreme Commission for Tourism (SCT), inaugurated a clean…
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  • Umrah season begins
    MAKKAH – The Umrah season for the current year has begun with the arrival of at least 10,000 people in Makkah and Madina, intending to perform the minor pilgrimage, said Saad Al-Qurashi, vice chairman of the National Committee on Haj and Umrah at M…
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  • Culture ministry gets ICDL prize
    RIYADH – The Ministry of Culture and Information has been awarded the pioneering prize for spreading Information Technology for 2007 for its decision in approving the International Computer Driving License (ICDL) standard for all its personnel.ICDL…
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  • Chase-death witness goes to court today
    TABUK – The two witnesses who tipped of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice about a man with an unrelated woman – both of whom died last week in a road collision while trying to flee – are scheduled to appear in co…
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  • Ifta member explains the rift over edicts
    Sheikh Saad Bin Nasser Al-Shethri, member of the Council of Senior Ulema and of the Permanent Ifta (Edict) Committee for Saudi Arabia, in this interview with Al-Hayat Arabic daily, examines the issue of controversial edicts that have of late created…
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Arab News

  • >Use of Prophet’s name on product stirs controversy
    Author: DAMMAM: ARAB NEWS Sun, 2014-12-21 03:00 A local trader here has raised controversy by selling dates using the name of the Prophet (peace be upon him) on the packaging.1419101758537850400.jpg RB metadataID: 141910894…
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  • >ICT development must to create jobs: Entrepreneurs
    Author: JEDDAH: FADIA JIFFRY Sun, 2014-12-21 03:00 The low input of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to build a culture of openness, creativity and innovation is resulting in Saudi youth facing many challenges in using Information a…
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  • >12 reserves to protect Red Sea ecology
    Author: JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS Sun, 2014-12-21 03:00 Secretary-General of the Regional Organization of the Environment of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden Dr.The Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red S…
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  • >When husbands suffer in silence...
    Author: ABHA: Nadia Al-Fawaz Sun, 2014-12-21 03:26 More than half a million men have filed complaints of being beaten by their wives, a social counseling center revealed. 1419106815188402900.jpg RB metadataID: 1419109030508…
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  • >People expect low oil prices will bring relief
    Author: JEDDAH: IBRAHIM NAFFEE Sun, 2014-12-21 03:00 Saudis and expats are eagerly waiting for the low oil prices to reflect on the living costs in the Kingdom. 1419101758527850100.jpg RB metadataID: 1419108945488576400…
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  • >4 children’s homes planned
    Author: JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS Sun, 2014-12-21 03:00 Minister of Social Affairs Sulaiman bin Saad Al-Hamid has ordered the establishment of four protection centers for children and called for the implementation of the regulations of the Chi…
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  • >New website to improve business in the Kingdom
    Author: Jeddah: Arab News Sun, 2014-12-21 03:00 A new online site expected to open in the coming days is generating a lot of buzz in the Kingdom's business sector. redsea-website.jpg RB metadataID: 1419109000098596500 r…
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  • >Sponsors pay SR400,000 arrears to housemaids
    Author: RIYADH: MD RASOOLDEEN Sun, 2014-12-21 03:00 Saudi sponsors in the capital last month paid SR400,000 in money owed to housemaids being held at the government’s detention centers, Arab News has learned.Maids working in Saud…
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  • >10% of toys are imitations
    Author: Riyadh: Arab News Sun, 2014-12-21 03:00 Up to 10 percent of children’s toys in the local markets being sold at low-priced stores known as “2 riyal shops” are imitations of the genuine product, importers and dealers told l…
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  • >Filipino wins in photo expo
    Author: RIYADH: ABDUL HANNAN TAGO Sun, 2014-12-21 03:00 One of the highlights of this year's “Colors of Saudi Arabia Forum 2014,” an annual exhibition held in Riyadh to showcase the Kingdom's heritage, was the award given to a Fili…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Dec 14, 1:00am -

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