The 193-member UN General Assembly elected Jordan to the Security Council on Friday to replace Saudi Arabia, which rejected its two-year term in protest at the Council’s failure to end the war in Syria and act on other Middle East issues.
The main story on the front page of Al-Madinah Newspaper last week was that: “77,000 government jobs are occupied by expatriates”. This is a clear indication that there is now a sensitivity about expatriates which did not exist before.
The Ministry of Housing has so far kept quiet about the mechanism of distributing houses to deserving citizens.
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The United Nations said on Tuesday it had delivered food to 3.4 million people in Syria in November, falling short again of its monthly target of 4 million as heavy fighting kept it from reaching hungry people in contested areas. As winter bites, the number of children in Syria deemed vulnerable and in need of assistance has nearly quadrupled from a year ago to 4.3 million, the UNICEF said.
Many mental patients in the Kingdom roam the streets aimlessly and live in abandoned houses, narrow alleys and under the bridges, completely ignored by relatives and totally neglected by society and the authorities. They mumble ambiguous phrases and some of them can be dangerous to approach. Saleh, son of a prominent Makkah businessman, has appointed himself the manager of a contracting company. He takes care of the employees and encourages them to work hard.
Gunmen killed the provincial leader of a Pakistani Sunni group on Friday.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev hinted Friday that members of the punk band Pussy Riot, former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and others widely referred to as political prisoners will not be freed in Russia’s upcoming amnesty.
Morocco’s indigenous Berber people, descendants of North Africa’s pre-Arab inhabitants, are struggling to make their voices heard.
The pleasant weather that followed the recent rains has spurred many families to venture out into the blooming desert around Hail and set up camps.
In the 1960s and 1970s, childbirth in Saudi Arabia was a social event rather than a medical one and most women gave birth at home.
At Al-Fursan butcher shop on Riyadh’s busy Dhabbab Street, Chris sliced luscious steaks off a fresh cut of Australian Angus sirloin.
He loves to sit at the Corniche and paint inspired by the sea and nature surrounding him.
Host nation Brazil will kick off next year’s soccer World Cup against Croatia in Sao Paulo on June 12 and the favorite
He emerged into bright winter sunshine, stepped onto the lush field and pulled on a cap.
Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin plundered centuries.
Darren Bravo made a potentially match-saving double century to lead the West Indies.
Breaking out of his scoring slump, Paul Lee scored on two crucial three pointers and a fast-break layup in the endgame
South African Jbe Kruger paid tribute to Nelson Mandela after storming to a one-shot lead as the Hong Kong Open
Spain’s Euro 2008-winning coach Luis Aragones Thursday denied reports that he had retired, insisting he was still open
Dopco Stars, chasing 115, choked against Pepsi Deccan Knights, while Crown Steel kept its chances alive for the
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Embattled Australian carrier Qantas’ credit rating was downgraded by Standard & Poor’s to “junk” status.
Commerce ministers negotiating a global trade package went into overtime at a WTO conference on Friday to try to salvage a deal amid fears that failure could permanently cripple the body.
British house prices rose at their fastest pace in more than six years in November but could slow as weak wage growth puts pressure on personal finances, mortgage lender Halifax said on Friday.