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Two decades ago, the political situation in the Arab world was different from what it is today. The Arab summit was held regularly and was led by influential countries such as the Kingdom, Egypt, Iraq and Syria. gulf countries were one bloc and shared the same insight and vision. However, this situation was ...
Entertainment authority fires up 45 events for mid-year holiday in Saudi Arabia. NADA HAMEED ... and tourism industries. Events on the entertainment calendar for the mid-year holiday include plays, edutainment events and concerts, particularly in major cities including Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam.
The recruiting agents who keep changing their offices in the city have been employing the services of equally crooked brokers who scout for vulnerable women in the villages and towns, mostly in and around Kiambu and Mombasa. It is these unsuspecting and desperate women who are 'delivered' to ...
The Royal Saudi Air Defence Force (RSADF) intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Houthi militias towards the southern Najran city on Thursday evening, a military spokesman said. According to the Kuwaiti news agency (KUNA), the spokesman of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition Supporting Legitimacy in ...
women in Saudi Arabia are making history this month as they are permitted to watch soccer live from the stands for the first time. They will be present at grounds in the country's three major cities. First off, female spectators will enter the King Abdullah sports City in Jeddah on Friday to support their teams as ...

BERLIN - The Swiss paper Basler Zeitung reported this week that Saudi Arabia's government expressed interest in purchasing Israel's anti-missile Iron Dome ... The Basler Zeitung wrote that Saudi military experts examined the Israeli military technology in the city of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
The region also has a particular penchant for planned cities--scratch-built instant metropoli built in the hope of diversifying economies that rely heavily on oil. But these projects don't always live up to their lofty expectations. After more than a decade, only about a quarter of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah ...
police in Saudi Arabia say they have arrested several young men who last week appeared in a video of what was described as a "gay wedding scene". ... The Mecca police said the "gay wedding scene" had taken place on Friday during a festival at a resort in the holy city and had "surprised" people there.
Saudi Arabia's government welcomed on Tuesday the Arab foreign ministers' recent meeting on Jerusalem and its stressing of the centrality of the city as ... It also expressed Saudi Arabia's strong condemnation of the suicide attack on a mosque in the town of Jambura in northeastern Nigeria, reiterating the ...
Pakistan condemns missile attack on Saudi Arabian city Narjan ... "Pakistan commends the government of Saudi Arabia for destroying the missile before it caused any civilian casualties," Pakistan's Foreign Ministry statement said, adding that "it is however concerned at reports that there was some damage ...
Nagpur: The relentless struggle of around one year by a 40-year-old woman paved the way for her younger sister, 31, to return to the city unscathed on Monday after a 14-month ordeal in Saudi Arabia. She had been allegedly sold for Rs2 lakh as a bonded labourer by an international trafficking network.
Cities in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have featured among the top 144 for the tallest skyscrapers completed in 2017, according to a report filed by the Council for Tall Buildings ... The top spot was occupied by China's Ping An finance Center which looms over the city of Shenzhen at 599m.
The LGBT community in Saudi Arabia is severely restricted by the country's ultraconservative Islamic law. ... to Pan-Arab news site Al-Araby, Saudi officials opened an investigation into the ceremony that reportedly took place in Aradiyat, a governorate located near the city of Mecca, the holiest site in Islam.
Saudi Arabia is seeking to sell as much as 5% of Aramco as part of a plan by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to set up the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund and reduce the economy's reliance on hydrocarbons. The sale could be the largest ever, based on the government's $2-trillion valuation of ...
Saudi Arabia women attended a rally to celebrate the 87th annual National Day of Saudi Arabia in September. It has been ... The first match will be held in the capital city of Riyadh, the second in Jeddah on the Red Sea and the third in the eastern city of Dammam, AFP reported. "The first match that women ...
The protests spread to more than 80 cities and rural towns as thousands of young and working-class Iranians expressed their anger at graft, unemployment and a deepening gap between rich and poor. GettyImages-901462696 Iranians hold up portraits of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, with the ...

Real estate markets in Saudi Arabia's main cities have been on a downward trend for much of the past two years, with rents in the capital, Riyadh, declining across the office, residential, retail and hospitality sectors. However, the most recent quarterly report on the Riyadh market published by consultancy ...
All Happy Akter is concerned about now is her future as she lost her husband in a fatal road accident in Saudi Arabia that killed another six Bangladeshis and injured 15 others. The tragedy ... Amin was the son of Abdur Rahim Miah hailing from Dubail village under Delduar upazila of Tangail. Visiting his ...
Kuwait CITY, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- Kuwait and Saudi Arabia on Sunday vowed to boost the bilateral cooperation and lift their relations to a new level. The discussions were held by Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah with his visiting Saudi counterpart ...
Saudi officials sitting in a high-speed train, ahead of their trip, at a station in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca. Credit: BANDAR ... Crown Prince Mohammed has presented himself as a moderniser and a scourge of the corruption which has plagued Saudi Arabia's economy for decades. However, it has ...
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a meeting with Lebanon's Christian Maronite patriarch, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on November 14, ... These comments were likely fresh in the minds of Iran's leadership as protests swirled in major cities such as Tehran, Mashhad and even the holy city of ...
The Shia rebels, known as Houthis, have previously fired missiles targeting the Saudi mainland, including the capital, Riyadh, and the city's international airport. Saudi Arabia backs Yemen's internationally recognised government and leads an international coalition at war with Iran-backed Houthis since ...
Gaffar Ali got married to the daughter of Dallapur resident 9 years ago. The couple had two children. After the birth of their children, Gaffar shifted to Saudi Arabia. He had gone away for just 2 years when his wife fell in love with a youth from their village. The two got close to each other and decided to stay ...
The protest began last Thursday in Mashhad and quickly extended to other cities. Unrest surrounding them has killed at least 21 people. Claims of more protests in Iran dropped overnight Wednesday after a week of unrest that killed at least 21 people. It wasn't immediately clear if the drop on Thursday ...
French President Emmanuel Macron has accused the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia of instigating a war as their mutual foe, Iran, was rocked by a week of ... Iranian pro-government supporters march during a rally after authorities declared the end of deadly unrest, in the city of Mashhad, Iran, on January 4.
However, with the new policy, a levy of 5 percent will be charged on most goods and services in Saudi Arabia, driving up the costs for Muslims going on the pilgrimage this year. religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin has confirmed that the levy will affect Indonesian pilgrims. "That is why we can ...
Late last year Saudi Arabia announced it would build a new smart city in the northwest corner of the country. ... The cost will be funded by Saudi's new sovereign wealth fund, the Saudi Arabian Public investment fund, which will include money from the sale of part of the country's state-owned oil company ...
Saudi Arabia has been accused of preventing Qatari pilgrims from performing the Umrah pilgrimage, according to a social media account and a Qatari ... Al-Raya's account is one of several reports of Qataris being stopped from performing pilgrimages in Saudi Arabia's holy cities, but Riyadh denies the ...
It's important to know that back in 2003 when I wrote my book on Saudi Arabia, there were three factors affecting my writing. First of all, we were at the high point of what was then called the Second intifada or second Palestinian uprising, and buses were blowing up in the heart of Israeli cities - in Jerusalem, ...
The introduction of VAT is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's economic reform programme as his aim is to wean the kingdom off its dependancy on oil. Back in November, the Crown Prince lead the country's newly established anti-corruption commission and arrested 11 Saudi Arabian princes ...
The first full journey of the Haramain Express Train was taken by minister of transport and chairman of Saudi Railway Organization and Saudi Railways Company (SAR) Dr. Nabil Al-Amoudi. He examined the project as it went from Medina to Mecca, the two holy cities for Muslims all across the world.
Saudi Arabia Underlines Int'l Community's Need to be Alert to Iran's Harmful Regional Role ... It renewed the Kingdom's strong condemnation of the bombings that took place in each of the Afghan capital Kabul and the Russian city of St. Petersburg, as well as the terrorist attack against the Helwan church ...
Just before Christmas, an unclassified memo authored by Brian Hook, head of the State Department's Policy Planning Staff, to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was leaked. The memo was written shortly after the secretary's appearance in early May at a "town hall" meeting for State Department employees in ...
Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday said Saudi Arabia was a time-tested friend of Pakistan and had stood by it through thick and thin. ... Later, the chief minister inaugurated PKLI Link Road, which linked the kidney hospital with the nearby villages and areas of the city.
The United States, Britain and Saudi Arabia are behind the recent riots in Iran, he said. ... civilians and one security policeman, were killed and dozens injured as protests against the government's economic policies, including looming price hikes, continued in major cities across Iran over the past days.
The village was established in 2009 based on directives of the governor of Jazan, Prince Muhammad bin Nasser bin Abdul Aziz, following the success of the first Jazan Winter Festival, which honored the region's heritage and archaeological treasures. The village has become the permanent venue for this ...
There's a seismic change afoot in Saudi Arabia's tourism industry this year: Officials have said that they expect to unveil a tourist visa in the first quarter of 2018, which visitors ... The ancient Nabatean city rivals Jordan's famed Petra for pink-hued beauty and offers serious Instagram-worthy bragging rights.
10, 2016, aircraft bombed a remote area in western Yemen where workers were drilling a well for a nearby village. ... The following year, Sweden's Sveriges Radio revealed that Swedish officials were secretly negotiating to build an arms factory in Saudi Arabia, eventually prompting the resignation of the ...
In June 2017, Anwar Eshki, former Saudi general and current head of the Middle East Center for Strategic and Legal Studies, said that Saudi Arabia ... the New York Times published details of an alleged Saudi proposal for a Palestinian State on parts of the West Bank and the Jerusalem village of Abu Dees ...
December 30, 2017 (Khartoum) - Sudan's Defence Minister Awad Ibn Ouf and Saudi Arabia's Assistant Defence Minister Mohammed bin Abdullah ... by Erdogan and Sudan's President Omer al-Bashir to rebuild the ruined town and to construct a naval dock to maintain civilian and military vessels.
"Cities of Conviction," an exhibition of contemporary Saudi Arabian art at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) goes a long way towards ... Hailing from the King Abdulazziz Center for world culture (or ITHRA), "Cities of Conviction" advances a definition of Saudi Arabia that is both sanitized and ...
Saudi Arabia strongly condemned on Friday the attack against a Coptic church near the Egyptian capital Cairo, reported the Saudi Press Agency. An official source at the Foreign Ministry expressed the Kingdom's strong condemnation of the attack targeting a church in the Helwan City district. It offered ...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates -- Saudi Arabia in 2017 laid the groundwork for momentous change next year, defying its conservative reputation for slow, cautious ... Saudi Arabia also held two Comic-Con events in major cities, where thousands of fans dressed up in their favorite action-hero costumes.
This is not a uniquely Saudi Arabian problem. All countries, rich and poor, are today facing the challenge of a deep mismatch between their legal infrastructure and the pace of change brought about by globalization, digitization, and the technologies of the future. We are all feeling the constraint of the ...
From time immemorial, rulers have built new cities to satisfy everything from security to vanity. Some of those cities crumbled into obsolescence; others blossomed into capitals of legend. The recipe for success remains elusive, but that hasn't stopped successive generations from trying. And if recent moves ...
Saudi Arabia is hosting a world chess tournament for the first time on Tuesday nearly two years after the country's top cleric issued a religious edict against playing the board game. politics have also interfered, with players from Israel and Qatar missing the tournament due to regional tensions.
The video, released by al-Qaeda's as-Sahab Media Foundation, attacks Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud 'Ibn Saud, Saudi Arabia's founder, and accuses him and his successors of maintaining close ties with Britain despite British support for the Jewish State of Israel. In the video, the young bin Laden ...
Pressure is mounting on the Canadian government over an "historic" $12bn-arms deal to Saudi Arabia, with legal experts and human rights watchdogs ... human rights groups worry that Canadian arms are being used to quash dissent among Saudi Arabian civilians and carry out international law violations ...
This was to clarify the goals of developing cities, achieving environmental Sustainability, improving digital infrastructures, and expanding the variety of digital ... In line with Saudi Arabia's vision, the Smart Yanbu Industrial City project reportedly has started to build upon the hopes of Saudi Arabian citizens for ...


 

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