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  • >Saudi Arabia jails al Qaeda suspects over plot to hit U.S. forces
    A Saudi court has sentenced 17 people, four of them women, to prison terms of up to 30 years in two separate cases, one of which involving an al Qaeda plot to attack U.S. soldiers in Qatar and Kuwait, the state news agency SPA said. In a third case,…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Oct 14, 1:02am -
  • >SUMMIT-Saudi's Dar Al Arkan Real Estate aims for 10 pct growth next year
    Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Co, Saudi Arabia's largest listed developer, plans to spend over 1 billion riyals on projects in 2015 and aims for 10 percent growth of its business that year, its chairman said. The company has a strong tailwind:…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 8:59pm -
  • >Austin heads list of top global cities - but there's a caveat to that
    Austin is being mentioned in the same breath as cities in China, Australia, Canada, Chile and Saudi Arabia for its growing global influence, but what does it all mean? Austin figures prominently in a global real estate and economics report , even to…
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 1:14pm -
  • Turkey improves screening measures for MERS virus
    An emergency department of an Istanbul hospital was quarantined after a patient suspected of having MERS was treated there. As the world has been gripped by fear of theEbola virus, another potentially fatal disease has been making an unwelcome appear…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Oct 14, 9:23am -
  • Exhibition of Ancient Works of Saudi Arabia at Asian Art Museum
    For their newest exhibition, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco presents a rare glimpse into a history of art that was otherwise largely unknown. Titled Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , this exhibition feat…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Oct 14, 5:31am -
  • Saudi Arabia: English Language Instructor
    Prior to interview, scrutinize the advertisement and additional post details and begin to list any questions or doubts you may have. WHERE TO NEXT? "I have been teaching English as a Foreign language in southern Europe for the past 11 years and would…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Oct 14, 1:31am -
  • Twitter 'source of all evil': top Saudi preacher
    People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop on which the Twitter logo is projected, in this file picture illustration taken in Warsaw on September 27, 2013. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Files RIYADH: Twitter is nothing more than "a sourc…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 9:27pm -
  • UPDATE 2-Dollar/Saudi riyal forwards jump as spot market pressured
    The Saudi riyal fell sharply against the U.S. dollar in the forwards market on Tuesday to its lowest level since March 2011, when the Arab Spring uprisings briefly shook confidence in the political and economic stability of the Gulf. Traders said the…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 5:28pm -
  • The Rezidor Hotel Group concludes further asset management agreements ...
    Pro-active asset management Rezidor, one of the most dynamic hotel companies worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, further drives its pro-active and strategic asset management approach with the conclusion of two major agreements…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 1:43pm -
  • Saudi Arabia: Health minister reviews response to MERS-CoV in Taif
    Thanks to Maia Majumder for retweeting Helen Branswell's tweet about this KSA MOH news release: Health Minister Reviews Response to MERS-CoV in Taif . Excerpt: His Excellency Eng.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 9:52am -

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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

  • >Over 100,000 illegal workers arrested in EP in past year
    Author: RIYADH: MD RASOOLDEEN | ARAB NEWS STAFF Thu, 2014-10-23 03:23 Over 100,000 illegal foreign workers have been arrested in the Eastern Province over the last 12 months, police announced Tuesday.TO JAIL: The arrested workers a…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Oct 14, 6:49am -
  • >18m vehicles likely on Saudi roads by year-end
    Author: RIYADH: ARAB NEWS Thu, 2014-10-23 03:26 Eighteen million licensed vehicles are likely to be on Saudi roads by the end of this year, from 17 million last year, according to a study published by Al-Eqtisadiah daily. The numbe…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Oct 14, 4:56am -
  • >Al-Otaibi thanks interior minister for humanitarian gesture
    Author: RIYADH: ARAB NEWS Thu, 2014-10-23 03:00 Opposition politician Kassab Al-Otaibi conveyed his thanks and appreciation to Minister of Interior Prince Mohammad bin Naif for sending a medical plane to take his father from Al-Jouf to…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Oct 14, 4:48am -
  • >New project helps productive families
    Author: ABHA: Nadia Al-Fawaz Thu, 2014-10-23 03:10 Social activist and director of the Made by Hand Foundation, Moodhi Al-Da’rami, has been successfully running a project that has supported more than 33 families in the province of Bi…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Oct 14, 4:48am -
  • >Returning Haj pilgrims wish they stayed longer
    Author: JEDDAH: FOUZIA KHAN Thu, 2014-10-23 03:23 Several Haj pilgrims who have just concluded their lifetime spiritual experience appeared sad while leaving the holy land and many of them being quite old as also financially crunched l…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Oct 14, 4:48am -
  • >Health Ministry warns women of breast cancer
    Author:  RIYADH: MD Rasooldeen Thu, 2014-10-23 03:11 In a nationwide awareness program to reduce t…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Oct 14, 4:48am -
  • >Ajwa dates hit by labor rules and price increases
    Author:  Jeddah: Irfan Mohammed Thu, 2014-10-23 03:00 Returning Haj pilgrims are busy shopping for…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Oct 14, 4:47am -
  • >14 jailed for Qatar plot
    Author:  RIYADH: Arab News Thu, 2014-10-23 03:00 A special court on Wednesday sentenced 14 people…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Oct 14, 3:21am -
  • >New govt program to lift education standard
    Author:  JEDDAH: FOUZIA KHAN Thu, 2014-10-23 03:00 The Ministry of Higher Education is planning to…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Oct 14, 3:21am -
  • >Sindi is deputy chief of CCC
    Author:  RIYADH: SAEED AL-KHOTANI Thu, 2014-10-23 03:00 Anees Ahmed Sindi has been appointed deput…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Oct 14, 3:18am -

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