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Saudi Arabia expands Umrah with visa allowance
All Saudi visa holders are now permitted to perform Umrah in the wake of a decision by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.
Tunisian government, unions agree to talks on IMF reform program
Tunisia’s government and both its main labor and commerce unions agreed on Friday to start talks on Monday over economic reforms required by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a rescue program.
Assassins Creed: Why the plot to kill John Bolton is in the DNA of the Iranian regime
For the past year, unbeknown to the citizens of Washington D.C., an assassin had allegedly been stalking the streets of the US capital searching for a prime target: A former high-ranking American official whose killing would shake the wo...
UAE minister says youth are main tool for building sustainable future
The UAE’s Minister of Culture and Youth, Noura bint Mohammed al-Kaabi, said investing in young people, and empowering them to make a contribution to their countries and communities is the foundation of a nation’s development.
Terrorist detonates suicide vest as Saudi security forces try to make arrest
The list of the nine wanted individuals involved in a terrorist operation that targeted a mosque for Saudi Arabia’s special emergency forces in the southwestern Asir region in 2015 has been reduced, after the Presidency of State Security...
US is the worst-performing G7 economy
The US was the worst-performing of the Group of Seven most advanced Western economies in the second quarter of 2022, the latest data from the UK Office of National Statistics (ONS) showed on Friday.
We're not in a hurry to win medals, says CEO of Saudi training center
The newly appointed CEO of the Saudi Olympic Training Center (SOTC) has said Saudi Arabia is not in a hurry to make achievements at international athletic competitions.
Assistant Minister of Defense Khalid Al-Bayari tours Southern Region
In implementation of the directive of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Assistant Minister of Defense for Executive Affairs Dr. Khalid Al-Bayari visited the Southern Region within the framew...
Five held after attempt to smuggle narcotic pills thwarted
Saudi customs authorities have thwarted an attempt to smuggle 1,100,000 narcotic pills into the country.
Wanted man blew himself in Jeddah during arrest; blast injures three officers, Pakistani resident
A wanted person killed himself on Wednesday evening after detonating an explosive device as security officers were about to arrest him following a chase, the official spokesman for the Presidency of State Security said in a statement on ...
Saudi Arabia delivers medical equipment to Ukrainian refugees in Poland
The Riyadh-based King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has delivered medical equipment worth $5 million to meet the needs of refugees crossing to Poland from Ukraine, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Friday.
Saudi Arabia issues 90 industrial licenses in June
The Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources issued 90 new industrial licenses in June covering five industrial activities.
Egyptian expat arrested for child abuse after appearing in viral video
Saudi authorities have arrested an Egyptian expatriate in Wadi Al-Dawasir on charges of assaulting a child with disabilities after a video footage of the incident was circulated online.
Can Airbnb Outperform a Potential Recession?
Airbnb was formed during the 2008 financial crisis and evolved during the Covid-19 pandemic. WSJ’s Preetika Rana and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky share insight into the home-sharing giant’s success and what the future might hold for the company.
Europe faces worst drought in 500 years
European rivers run dry as the continent reels under its worst drought in 500 years. Almost 63% of European and British lands are now on drought alert.
Update of the CDC's guidelines for dealing with the corona virus: There is no longer a difference between vaccinated, unvaccinated and not validly vaccinated
The CDC updates its recommendations regarding Covid-19. The main change in the recommendations is that from now on those exposed to the virus are not required to be isolated (it is recommended to wear a mask for 10 days and get tested af...
WSJ Report: "In the raid on the Trump mansion, 'top secret' documents were found"
The Wall Street Journal reports that FBI agents who searched Trump's Mar-a-Lago home found 11 classified documents. The documents found are defined as "top secret" and it is forbidden to take them out of the government facilities where t...
Legal options running out for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
Julian Assange has been detained at London's high-security Belmarsh Prison, one of the UK's toughest detention centers, since 2019. The WikiLeaks founder has long since completed his original 50-week sentence for skipping bail in 2012. B...
Islamic State leader ‘blows himself up’ in Syria
Abu Salem al-Iraqi was wounded and surrounded by government forces in the Daraa area, according to reports
Johnson & Johnson to stop selling talc-based powder after facing thousands of lawsuits over cancer claims
The company maintains that its product is safe to use but said that 'misinformation' about it had damaged sales
Donald Trump: FBI hunting for nuclear weapons docs in Mar-a-Lago raid a 'hoax'
The former president called for the immediate release of a warrant to search his home
Salman Rushdie: Satanic Verses author 'in surgery' after being stabbed in neck multiple times
Salman Rushdie is "alive" but in surgery after being stabbed multiple times on stage by a masked assailant on Friday, three decades after Iran called for him to be killed for his novel The Satanic Verses.
FBI 'raided Donald Trump's estate for classified nuclear weapons documents'
The FBI raided Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in search of top secret intelligence documents relating to nuclear weapons? US Attorney General said he 'personally approved' the search of the former president's estate.
Salman Rushdie stabbed onstage at New York state event
Author was attacked by a man storming the stage as he was preparing to give a lecture in western New York
A Modern Indian Brutalist House With Artistic Touches
A brutalist home in India with a blend of modern architecture & traditional Indian interior elements. Featuring open living spaces & a unique staircase design.
New Zealand needs wealthy visitors not 'noodle-eating backpackers', says Ardern's tourism minister
The remarks have been condemned as out of touch and elitist
SEC Probes Coinbase on Staking, Asset Classification, Stablecoin Products
Coinbase said the SEC’s requests have to do with the company’s staking programs, asset listing process, classification of assets and stablecoin products.
Saudi power company secures SR13.4bn financing facility to fund long-term growth
The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), Saudi Arabia's premier electricity service provider, has announced signing an agreement to obtain a dollar-denominated $3 billion international syndicated facility from 15 leading international lenders.
Ka'aba door bears witness to Saudi rulers' care for the House of God
The pilgrims and visitors to the Two Holy Mosques have witnessed the great services rendered by the Kingdom in various fields, and the meticulous care and attention given by the Saudi rulers to the Holy Ka’aba are most notable of all.
Saudi Arabia records 130 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death
Saudi Arabia recorded on Thursday 130 COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 811,642.
Sate Security warns against donating to unknown foreign entities
The Presidency of State Security (PSS) has warned the public against the danger of donating to unknown foreign entities, stressing that it may be a source of support and financing for terrorism.
Saudi-Indonesia deal paves way for resumption of hiring domestic workers after a gap of 11 years
Riyadh and Jakarta have agreed to resume hiring of Indonesian house workers to the Kingdom effective from Thursday and this is after a hiatus of 11 years.
Attorney General orders arrest of person who appears in video assaulting a child
Saudi Arabia’s Attorney General Sheikh Saud Al-Muajab ordered on Thursday to quickly arrest a person who appeared in a video clip, being circulated on social media, assaulting a child in Wadi Al-Dawasir governorate in the Riyadh region.
Saudi Arabia allows holders of tourist, commercial visas to perform Umrah
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced on Thursday that those who obtained tourist visas and commercial visas will now be allowed to perform the Umrah pilgrimage during their stay in Saudi Arabia.
MAWANI announces transfer of Duba Port management to NEOM
Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) announced the transfer of the management of Duba Port to the NEOM Company effective from this month of August.
CMA refers two people to Public Prosecution over tweets influencing share prices
Saudi Arabia’s Capital Market Authority (CMA) has detected two accounts on Twitter violating Article 49 of the Capital Market Law and Article 8 of the Market Conduct Regulations.
Work from home: a meal, a waitress and a robot
A woman who uses a wheelchair is able to work as a waitress at a Mong Kok restaurant from her Tsing Yi home, thanks to a robot that allows her to remotely serve customers.
Crown Prince to patronize second Saudi International Maritime Forum in November
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, will patronize the second Saudi International Maritime Forum on November 15-17 this year. The Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) will organize the event in the Jeddah...
Young workers have been hit hardest by COVID fallout, says UN labor agency
The number of young people globally who can’t find a job this year is set to reach 73 million – that’s a full six million more than before COVID-19, the UN labor agency said on Thursday.
MoE seeking public opinion on opening Saudi branches of foreign universities
The Ministry of Education is seeking the views and opinions of the public with regard to the regulations to establish branches of premier foreign universities in Saudi Arabia, Okaz/Saudi Gazette has learnt.
Autohub celebrates 4 years of becoming a leading multi-brand auto care provider
After 4 years of relentless work and commitment to offer nothing less than the best, Autohub today celebrates 4 years of a successful journey becoming a leading multi-brand auto care provider that is a one stop shop for automotive repair...
Disney overtakes Netflix in battle for subscribers
Disney will launch a new ad-supported streaming service in the US in December, as it overtakes Netflix in the race for paid subscribers.
Armed man takes hostages at Beirut bank demanding return of frozen funds
An armed man is holding employees and customers hostage at a bank on Beirut's bustling Hamra street Thursday demanding his frozen funds be released, according to a security source and Lebanon's state-owned National News Agency.
Saudi Arabia to host Arab Radio & TV Festival in November
Saudi Arabia will host, for the first time ever, the activities of the 22nd edition of the Arab Radio & TV Festival later this year.
UN trade body calls for halting cryptocurrency rise in developing countries
The UN trade and development body, UNCTAD, has called for action to curb cryptocurrencies in developing nations, in three policy briefs published on Wednesday.
Worst US airports for flight cancellations and how to avoid disruptions
As flight cancellations continue to throw a wrench in Americans' summer travel plans, new data reveals which airports have been hit the hardest.
Facebook falling in popularity among teens, survey says
Facebook's popularity among teenagers has fallen markedly, according to new data from the Pew Research Center.
How inflation is hitting back-to-school essentials
Electronics, clothing and shoes are the most popular back-to-school items as kids return to in-person learning, according to the nation's largest retail trade group.
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