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  • >This hilarious dance craze is sweeping Saudi Arabia - GlobalPost
    This hilarious dance craze is sweeping Saudi ArabiaGlobalPostA new dance craze is sweeping, or rather waddling at a rapid pace, across Saudi Arabia. It's called the "penguin dance," or "raqsat al-batriq," in Arabic. A successful routine requires four…
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  • >Saudi Arabia's Al-Rajhi rejoins Overdrive Racing - Arab News
    Saudi Arabia's Al-Rajhi rejoins Overdrive RacingArab NewsDOHA: Saudi Arabian driver Yazeed Al-Rajhi has rejoined Overdrive Racing and will drive a Toyota Hilux as part of a five-car team in next week's Sealine Cross-Country Rally, round four of the 2…
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 8:38pm -
  • >Saudi Arabia to begin building world's tallest skyscraper - Telegraph.co.uk
    Telegraph.co.ukSaudi Arabia to begin building world's tallest skyscraperTelegraph.co.ukSaudi Arabia is scheduled to begin building the world's tallest tower next week, which will soar 1km in to the sky when completed. The Kingdom Tower in the coastal…
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  • >Foreigner dies of Mers in Saudi Arabia - gulfnews.com
    CIDRAPForeigner dies of Mers in Saudi Arabiagulfnews.comThe Mers virus was initially concentrated in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia but has now spread across other areas. The World Health Organisation said on Thursday it had been told of 243 labo…
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  • >Saudi veteran intelligence chief calls it quits - CNN
    Al-ArabiyaSaudi veteran intelligence chief calls it quitsCNNBandar took on the thorny task of building and implementing Saudi Arabia's policy on Syria. He became a staunch supporter of the rebel cause, supporting the Syrian Free Army in trying to top…
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  • >Political Crisis in Saudi Arabia: Survival Is the “Saudi Key Word” - Center for Research on Globalization
    Political Crisis in Saudi Arabia: Survival Is the “Saudi Key Word”Center for Research on GlobalizationSurvival is the key word to understand the Saudi dynasty's latest external and internal policies. These are designed to pre-empt change but para…
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  • Gulf Arab states strike deal with Qatar in Saudi Arabia to heal rifts after ... - Fox News
    Aljazeera.comGulf Arab states strike deal with Qatar in Saudi Arabia to heal rifts after ...Fox NewsRIYADH, Saudi Arabia – A statement by the Gulf Cooperation Council says the bloc has agreed on the mechanisms to implement a security pact, marking…
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  • WWE Wrestlers in Saudi Arabia for Live Matches - ABC News
    RudawWWE Wrestlers in Saudi Arabia for Live MatchesABC NewsPro wrestlers with the WWE, including John Cena and former champion Randy Orton, are in Saudi Arabia for three days of matches in the capital, Riyadh. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. says…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:17pm -
  • Saudi Arabia: Free Prominent Rights Activist - Human Rights Watch
    Amnesty InternationalSaudi Arabia: Free Prominent Rights ActivistHuman Rights WatchSaudi Arabia's Specialized Criminal Court ordered Abu al-Khair's detention when he attended a hearing in his case on April 15, 2014. Since his arrest the authorities h…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 5:39pm -
  • Saudi Arabia jails 13 for security offences - Aljazeera.com
    Aljazeera.comSaudi Arabia jails 13 for security offencesAljazeera.comA Saudi Arabian court has jailed 13 men, handing down sentences from one to 10 years, for aiding and financing conflicts abroad, conspiring inside Saudi Arabia and harbouring wanted…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 12:11pm -

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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

  • Americans share joy of freedom with Saudis
    Fri, 2014-04-18 03:02 The US Consulate in Jeddah celebrated the country's 238th Independence Day on Wednesday with Saudi officials and diplomats from other countries.…
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  • KFU pact with Dutch varsity to improve study programs
    Fri, 2014-04-18 03:03 King Faisal University (KFU) and University of Groningen (UoG) in the Netherlands signed Wednesday a contract that would open new areas of cooperation between the two univ…
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  • Flight inquiry center set up
    Fri, 2014-04-18 03:00 An exclusive customer care call center has been set up to answer calls in English and address inquiries at Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport.…
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  • SMS campaign fights MERS
    Author:  Jeddah: Fouzia Khan Fri, 2014-04-18 03:03 The Ministry of Health is sending SMS to reside…
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  • Haia probes charges against members
    Author:  JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS Fri, 2014-04-18 03:00 A member of the Kingdom’s religious police (Hai…
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  • Saudi women workers must have health insurance
    Fri, 2014-04-18 03:00 It is mandatory for private sector businesses to provide medical insurance for Saudi women workers and their dependents, a Ministry of Labor official said recently.RB met…
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  • Arab expat held with $60,000 in Manila
    Author:  RIYADH: Rodolfo C. Estimo Jr. Fri, 2014-04-18 03:00 An Arab expat is being investigated f…
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  • Embassy issues advisory to Filipinos on coronavirus
    Author:  RIYADH: ABDUL HANNAN TAGO Fri, 2014-04-18 03:00 The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh has issu…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Apr 14, 1:25am -
  • Govt to pay in case of an epidemic
    Author:  JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS Fri, 2014-04-18 03:00 The Saudi government would have to pay for the tr…
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  • Schools allowed to cancel morning assembly
    Author:  JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS Fri, 2014-04-18 03:00 The Education Ministry has authorized principals…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Apr 14, 1:25am -

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