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RIYADH: Seventy six percent of readers purchase books because of attractive cover designs, and not necessarily the content, according to a recent survey.The survey was conducted by Waseema Mohammed Al-Ashiwi, a researcher and professor of design at P...

JEDDAH: Many large Saudi families are opting for luxury yacht trips, especially during short vacations, costing between SR1,500 and SR4,000.Abdulrahman Abed, who organizes trips, said luxury yachts are spacious and comfortable for many families. They...

DAMMAM: About 15 percent of the young people who underwent counseling for extremist behavior and taking part in conflicts abroad relapsed and returned to these war zones, according to a report issued by the Mohammed bin Naif Counseling and Care Cente...

RIYADH: Worshippers coming out of a mosque after Friday prayers were surprised to find a young man selling smartphones for SR100. The vendor, outside the Malaz mosque, claimed that they were original phones from the manufacturers. He told his custom...

RIYADH: Prince Sultan Advanced Technology Research Institute (PSATRI) at King Saud University (KSU) recently conducted a specialized intelligence training program used in both military and civilian systems for surveillance, reconnaissance and electro...

JEDDAH: Ten children at the 32nd Gulf Traffic Week have exposed the bad driving habits of their fathers, which included speeding, using mobile phones, driving on the opposite side of the road, running red lights and not wearing seat belts.They made t...

JEDDAH: A number of citizens have expressed their annoyance over the increasing phenomenon of taking photos of women during festivals and events in a number of provinces and governorates.They pointed out that this is an action that exposes women, and...

RIYADH: A visit to Qasr Al-Masmak or Al-Masmak Palace Museum in Riyadh just got virtual. The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH) has launched a smartphone app for “Virtual Tour via 3D images” of the historical palace.The app, w...

RIYADH: More than 150,000 people have visited the Riyadh Spring Festival during its first two days.Organized by the Riyadh municipality, the festival, which is being held in two places in the capital, was inaugurated by Riyadh Mayor Ibrahim bin Moham...

RIYADH: The Kingdom will participate in World Earth Hour on Saturday, March 19, said Ajlan Al-Ajlan, the Kingdom’s executive director of World Earth Hour Bureau.He urged cities, towns, organizations and individuals in the Kingdom to participate in th...

JEDDAH: The Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs Abdul Lateef Al-Asheikh has canceled a bridge-building project because the Jeddah Secretariat does not have the funds to pay for the private properties needed to be acquired to make way for it, acco...

RIYADH: The Riyadh education department plans to set up a student council so that learners can be more involved in decisions about their education and develop management and organizational skills needed by the country.This is according to Muhammad Al...

RIYADH: The National Health Laboratory (NHL) in Riyadh will soon be made the first global central laboratory in the Middle East, Health Minister Khalid Al-Falih has said here. As part of the development plan, the minister has issued directives to equ...

RIYADH: The King Abdul Aziz Medical City at the Ministry of National Guard (MNG) has launched a blood donation drive at the Riyadh International Book Fair.“The campaign, titled “We sacrifice our blood for the protectors of the homeland,” is being hel...

JUBAIL: About 150 productive families participated in the heritage and craft festival here organized by the Royal Commission for Jubail (RCJ) to showcase their products and services, including hand-made items, accessories, household utensils, cosmeti...

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