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King Salman opens mega airport in Madinah

Jeddah, Jul 4: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman opened the new Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Madinah on Thursda...
Gulf sectarian divide ‘will just remain Daesh dream’

Kuwait City, Jun 29: Authorities on Sunday identified the suicide bomber behind an attack on a Shiite mosque that killed 27 people and injured 227 as ...
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After having Iftar with Muslims, 220 Filipinos embrace Islam in Saudi Arabia

Makkah, June 27: About 220 Filipinos converted to Islam on the same day in Saudi Arabia after having Iftar (Ramadan evening meal) with Muslims. The 2...
Visit visas
Visit visas continue throughout year

Jeddah, Jun 27: Family visit visas will continue to be issued throughout the year without any interruption, an informed source at the Directorate Gene...
Dubai real estate
Why world's rich are splurging money on Dubai real estate?

Dubai, Jun 26: The cosmopolitan nature of Dubai coupled with a strong lifestyle consideration is making the emirate an extremely attractive real estat...
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Busted Pak firm ‘sold 1,198 fake degrees to Saudis’

Riyadh, Jun 25: A Pakistani firm under investigation for fraud allegedly sold 1,198 fake degrees to Saudis between 2011 and 2015, a local publication ...
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Expat IDs to be sent by post from Aug. 16

Riyadh, Jun 21: The Passport Department has announced that companies and individuals would no longer need to visit its offices from Aug. 16 because se...
Defeating fraud: ‘Muqeem’ card to replace iqama

Riyadh, Jun 19: The government will provide new machine-readable identity cards to expatriates from the first day of the Islamic year, or Oct. 14 this...
Ramadan UAE
Ramadan in UAE, Saudi Arabia begins Thursday

Abu Dhabi, Jun 17: The UAE Ramadan Moon Sighting Committee has announced that Ramadan in the UAE for the Hijri year 1436 will begin on Thursday, June ...
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Court: Look for Ramadan crescent on Tuesday

Riyadh, Jun 15: The Supreme Court on Sunday called on Muslims across the Kingdom to look for the Ramadan crescent on Tuesday, as it will decide the fi...
Saudi universities
Best in region: Saudi universities stay ahead

Dhahran, Jun 14: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) has been ranked first among the region’s Top 100 universities, according to ...
Saudi: Private sector to blame ‘for rise in unemployment’

Jeddah, Jun 9: Despite increased spending on education and training, the private sector was unable to provide sufficient jobs to absorb skilled nation...
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Embassy rubbishes report India stopped sending workers to KSA

Riyadh, Jun 5: The government of India has not suspended sending its workers to the Kingdom and the manpower supply system is very much intact. A rep...
Saudi-Czech trade talks canceled over anti-Islam remarks

Riyadh, Jun 4: A major Saudi-Czech business meeting has been canceled by the Kingdom because of anti-Islam statements made by a Czech official targeti...
Date shops
13 date shops shut, 2 tons of contaminated stock seized in Jeddah

Jeddah, Jun 3: The Jeddah Municipality, university branch, inspected the Binladin date market in the university district and closed 13 shops and confi...
Indian in UAE jailed for 'blasphemous' Facebook status

Dubai, Jun 1: A 41-year-old Indian national has been sentenced to one year in jail after which he will be deported from the UAE for posting a 'blasphe...
World rallies
World rallies behind KSA

Riyadh, May 31: The US on Saturday joined Gulf and Arab countries in denouncing the terror attack in Dammam, saying that it was committed to working w...
terror attack
United in grief, citizens across Saudi condemn terror attack

Riyadh, May 30: In widespread condemnation across Saudi society, prominent citizens reacted strongly on Friday to yet another terror attack in which a...
Madinah train
Madinah to Rabigh train trial run after holy month

Jeddah, May 29: Ninety six percent of the Haramain High Speed Rail Project in Jeddah and Makkah has been completed. The contractors would by the end ...
Qatif terror
Most culprits behind Qatif terror attack caught

Jeddah, May 27: Saudi Arabia will confront those who try to undermine its security and stability with an iron fist, said Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nai...
Saudi Gulf
Saudi Gulf ready for Nov. 1 takeoff

Jeddah, May 26: Saudi Gulf Airlines said Monday that it would start operating flights on Nov. 1 from Dammam to Jeddah, Riyadh and one international de...
Divide Kingdom
IS design to divide Kingdom exposed

Jeddah, May 25: The Interior Ministry has confirmed the hand of Islamic State in Qatif suicide bombing. Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, Interior Ministry...
UAE FNC to discuss call for holidays during last 10 days of Ramadan

Abu Dhabi, May 16: Musapah Al Ketbi, a member of the Federal National Council (FNC) from Sharjah had called for issuing a decision to consider the las...
Obama summit
US, Saudi Arabia play down rift after King Salman pulls out of Obama summit

Washington, May 12: The White House and Saudi Arabia scrambled to quell talk of a diplomatic rift on Monday, after King Salman pulled out of a summit ...
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Saudi forces’ morale high

Jeddah, May 7: Five men including an officer were killed and 12 injured by mortar shells launched from the Yemeni side of the border on Wednesday, the...
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