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CAIRO: A Saudi woman has been arrested in Cairo for swindling 260 Egyptians and stealing 1.5 million Egyptian pounds from them, promising them Haj visas. According to Alyaum Alsabe, the 36-year-old woman named Maha owns a travel agency in Cairo. She...

RIYADH: A weekly ticket for the much-awaited Riyadh Metro would cost around SR25, the Riyadh Development Authority has announced.Abdur Rahman Al-Shalan, the authority’s director of transport, said that metro was aimed at providing services to familie...

JEDDAH: The Interior Ministry in Riyadh has arrested five people for selling drugs on social networking sites, particularly Snapchat.Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, spokesman of the ministry, said the users had been sharing videos encouraging drug abuse...

RIYADH: The historic places in the capital this week received guests in the form of top foreign dignitaries, who were left stunned by the Kingdom’s rich heritage and culture.The visitors included South African President Jacob Zuma British Defense Sec...

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia seeks to create a sustainable environment for urban dwellers as the cities are growing rapidly and urban population is nearly 83 percent of the total population now, Municipal and Rural Affairs Minister Abdul Lateef Al-Asheikh ha...

JEDDAH: The shortage of medicines for children up to two years of age that is being reported by citizens in Jeddah, Riyadh, Taif and Makkah is a result of increased demand, according to the Health Ministry.Essam Tawfiq, spokesman of the ministry, was...

JEDDAH: Young Saudis are moving away from seeking traditional office jobs and looking at building careers in other industries, including as chefs.This was the trend evident at the 8th Professional Exhibition organized by King Abdulaziz University in...

JEDDAH: The Kingdom’s efforts in developing various sectors have been hailed by one and all, but the absence of a proper public transport system remains a pipe dream. And those affected most by it are career women.Reaching the workplace, appearing fo...

JEDDAH: India’s Ministry of External Affairs will organize the next edition of the “Know India Program” (KIP) to familiarize Indian diaspora youth with India’s culture, heritage and contemporary India. The program will be for a duration of 25 days, d...

RIYADH: The Special Criminal Court said Tuesday that it will not prevent the media from attending court proceedings. The court was responding to a request of one of the indicted members of the Iranian spy cell not to bar the media from covering the e...

RIYADH: Arab experts here on Tuesday discussed energy security and its impact on the overall security of the region.Hosted by Naif Arab University for Security Sciences, 130 professionals and specialists attended the high-profile event.They represent...

DAMMAM: The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH) has urged more investment in medical tourism because of the potential for significant returns.Hamad Al-Sheikh, the SCTNH’s vice president of marketing and programs, said investors...

RIYADH: Royal Dutch Airlines has honored a Saudi doctor for his humanitarian stance after he rescued a Saudi passenger on a Dammam–Amsterdam flight. The airlines presented him with a free ticket and a letter of appreciation to show its gratitude. The...

RIYADH: Several new hospitals were opened in Jeddah on Tuesday by Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal and Health Minister Khalid Al-Falih.The new projects included the 500-bed King Abdullah Medical Complex, which would soon include sections for cardi...

RIYADH: The Labor Ministry has been handing out free pre-paid SIM cards to arriving expatriate workers here.When Indian expatriate Mohammad Arshad arrived at King Khalid International Airport recently, a ministry employee took him to a counter set up...

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