First-ever submarine fleet ‘to protect Philippine territory’

RIYADH: There is a strong need to develop scientific research in the field of information security through transfer and localization of technology in the Kingdom, said Prince Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed, president of the King Abdulaziz City for Scien...

JEDDAH: Forty percent of students at certain primary schools were held back for one academic year because they failed mathematics and science subjects, according to a report from the Public Education Evaluation Commission (PEEC).The PEEC, in a recent...

JEDDAH: A dispute involving a claim of SR100 million by the Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) from its counterpart in Jeddah remains unresolved.While the chamber in Makkah has claimed that it has demanded the amount from the Jeddah Chamb...

RIYADH: The Kingdom’s tourism sector was showing rapid growth, which has translated into greater investments and job creation, according to Prince Sultan bin Salman, head of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH).Prince Sultan...

JEDDAH: An 80-year-old mother has launched a desperate appeal for the authorities to help find her son who has been missing for 32 years.Salah Fares Al-Juhani, her son, left their home in Umluj Province when he was in his twenties and never returned,...

JEDDAH: Several Saudi women have complained that they are not being paid enough money at their call center jobs to cover basic needs, and are also overlooked for promotions.They want more than the SR3,500 currently being paid, an increase in their mo...

ALKHOBAR: A Saudi woman student studying for her doctorate in the United States has been making a significant impact with her expertise in interior design, which includes being appointed a lecturer in the subject at Eastern Michigan University.Nadiah...

RIYADH: A YouTube video clip, entitled “Goodbye my KSA, Goodbye,” performed by a young Filipino, has gone viral in the Kingdom over the past few days.The clip has received more than 250,000 views on YouTube channels and Arabic e-magazine sites since...

MADINAH: The right to life and physical safety are rights guaranteed by Islamic law, the Sunnah, local regulations, and international treaties, conventions and agreements, said Sharaf Al-Qarafi, general supervisor of the National Society for Human Ri...

JEDDAH: Smacking children with the aim of disciplining or making them study to get good marks is a misconception in society and amounts to violation of the child’s rights, a health official has said.To curb this practice, the Committee for the Protec...

JEDDAH: A female citizen has demanded an investigation into the administration team of the Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz Hospital in Riyadh after the staff at the emergency division refused to treat her 6-year-old child who had been run over by a car...

RIYADH: Pakistani pop singer Raheem Shah on Friday enthralled the packed-hall audience here at the King Fahd Cultural Center during a live concert organized by the Pakistan Embassy as part of their national day celebrations.The concert, titled “Pakis...

JEDDAH: Several Saudi women dressmakers have complained that they are being pushed out of the industry because businesspeople prefer to employ foreigners at lower wages.Samar Al-Ahmad said that some businesspeople do not trust them even though they a...

JEDDAH: Banana prices have witnessed a sharp increase, over 100 percent for some variety, in the Kingdom in the absence of supplies from the Philippines and central America (mainly Ecuador and Nicaragua), hitting consumers hard.A carton of a widely s...

RIYADH: There was a huge turnout here recently for an event to honor the famous Indian poet Waseem Barelvi, who regaled the local expatriate community for three hours with his ghazals.Barelvi, who has increasingly become known for his innovations aro...

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