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JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia joined the international community in condemning the terrorist attack in a busy shopping street in Istanbul on Saturday.“The Kingdom rejects all forms of terrorism and reiterates its support to Turkey and its fight against terror...

RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has extended condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the death of 62 people in the plane crash in Rostov-on-Don, southern Russia.“We have received with deep regret the news of the plane...

JEDDAH: Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH), has explored with Education Minister Ahmed Al-Issa partnership programs being implemented by the SCTNH, the ministry and other agencies.Fol...

DAMMAM: Many Saudis are currently officially registered on the Ministry of Civil Services database with names that are misspelled or that do not exist in the Arabic language, according to a report in a local publication.This has been the case of a 50...

JEDDAH: Consumer behavior in the Kingdom has seen a major shift due to digital devices, with majority of Saudis — 86 percent — going online every day, the 2015 Connected Consumer Survey for Saudi Arabia has revealed.A good 90 percent of citizens use...

JEDDAH: At the recent meeting of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, the Kingdom praised the council for its protection of children, saying that they were among society’s most important members, and that their continued development indicated the inte...

JEDDAH: Wajih Al-Maghrabi, chairman of the panel of judges for the national Olympics for scientific innovation, organized by King Abdul Aziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba), revealed that a number of organization...

JEDDAH: The Labor Ministry has not allowed non-Saudi sons of Saudi women to work in sales and maintenance jobs in cell phone stores. The ministry has ordered that these jobs be reserved strictly for male and female Saudis.Over the last three days the...

JEDDAH: The Command and Control Center at the Ministry of Health announced the death of a citizen in his 40s in Al-Kharj province after he was infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).According to a report in a local publ...

RIYADH: Houthi rebels and their cohorts have added another trick to their repertoire of strategies to gain the upper hand in Yemen.They have reportedly removed the stickers on Saudi food aid bearing the name King Salman Center for Humanitarian Relief...

JEDDAH: Although the race to the presidential elections in the US is still in its beginnings, both Saudi male and female students have shown an early interest in the electoral process since the announcement of candidates and the start of the presiden...

DAMMAM: Shoura Council member Mohammed Al-Kheneizi said the council would recommend to the Ministries of Labor and Municipal and Rural Affairs the closure of “small groceries (bagalas) and limiting retail permits to bigger shops that would be able to...

RIYADH: The number of Saudi students who have enrolled for their university education through e-learning has reached 100,000 in different Saudi universities.“Of the total number of students during the current academic year, male students account for...

RIYADH: The 10-day Riyadh International Book Fair ended on a high note on Saturday with befitting cultural activities capping the cultural event.A total of 350 young Saudi men and women participated in the preparations and presentation of the book fa...

RIYADH: India imposes SR9,600 as a bank guarantee to be deposited with the Indian Embassy for those who intend to hire a maid from India, said a Saudi investor in the recruitment sector.Investor Khaled Al-Zahrani said while India “allows us to hire a...

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