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JEDDAH: Twelve people were killed and 11 others were injured with six in critical condition after fire broke out in a petrochemical factory in Saudi Arabia’s largest industrial area located east of the Kingdom Satuday, SPA reported.The incident took...

MAKKAH: Almost half of the temporary bridge on the mataf, the circumambulating area around the Kaaba, has been removed, according to the technical committee overseeing the expansion of the Grand Mosque.Wael Al-Halabi, a member of the committee, was q...

ISTANBUL: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) nations held a special session here to promote treatment for breast and cervical cancer.The session focused on raising awareness about the huge toll cancer takes on the OIC member and observer s...

RIYADH: Lab tests by the Ministry of Agriculture showed that 45 percent of camel samples taken from Al-Janadriyah market are infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).This was announced after the Ministry of Health reveale...

RIYADH: Seven people died and 90 were rescued in Jazan on Thursday, the Civil Defense in the region announced Friday. Maj. Yahya Al-Qahtani, spokesman for the Directorate of Civil Defense in Jazan, said 11 people who were trapped in the floods in a...

RIYADH: The Riyadh Travel Fair (RTF-2016) concluded here Friday on a highly successful note, with around 250 exhibitors representing more than 50 countries and a large number of people visiting the event. The RTF is a major travel industry showcase i...

RIYADH: Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal has launched the Al-Watania Institute of Poultry Technology (IPT) in Bukariyyah with the aim of training Saudis for the poultry sector.The institute will be operated by the Technical and Vocational Traini...

TABUK: Parents will not be allowed to enter classrooms to meet teachers beginning the next academic year, an official has said.“The Education Ministry will allocate a separate office for parents in every school across the Kingdom from the next academ...

RIYADH: The Transport Ministry is exploring the possibility of allowing Saudis to use their own vehicles as cabs instead of making it obligatory for them to use registered taxis for the purpose.“This will encourage more Saudis to get into the taxi bu...

JEDDAH: Agents are reportedly using visit visas that are renewable every six months to recruit household workers, particularly from Gulf countries, pushing up the price of each worker to around SR26,000.“Brokers recruit about 140 household workers pe...

RIYADH: More than 100 volunteers from the Indian community, including women, donated blood at the King Khalid University Hospital (KKUH) in Riyadh last week.The blood donation camp was organized by the Riyadh Indian Association (RIA) on its 16th Anni...

AL-AHSA: Eighty percent of the people in the country have water bills of under SR100, according to an official from the Water and Electricity Ministry.Mohammad Al-Saud, the ministry’s undersecretary for water affairs, was quoted as saying by a local...

JEDDAH: If you try to search on Google, Yahoo or any other search engine for "How to make a hand bomb", thousands of results will pop up on the screen, giving you easy ways to prepare and make a crude bomb using simple tools available in every househ...

CAIRO: Labor Minister Mufrej Al-Haqabani, chairman of the ALO board of directors, and Egyptian Minister of Manpower Mohammed Safan explored areas of cooperation in labor and workforce fields and ways to enhance bilateral relations between the brother...

DAMMAM: The construction of King Fahd Causeway between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain three decades ago will stand the Kingdom in good stead while planning the King Salman Bridge that will connect Saudi Arabia with Egypt.Sources said that the Saudi experim...

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