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Let’s install CCTV cameras to fight crime

A local Arabic newspaper recently ran a high-profile story on its front page. According to this story, 41,284 cars were stolen in the Kingdom last month and the police have only been able to recover 4,538 of them.

It’s time to reintroduce corporal punishment in Saudi schools

There have been a number of assaults on school teachers in Saudi Arabia. Students have assaulted their teachers in a number of ways, such as beating them with sticks or iqals (the black cord used to hold in place the headscarf worn by Arab men).

Why do some parents beat their children in public places?

Psychologists are unanimous in their view that parents must not resort to physical abuse to discipline their children.

Dar Al-Hekma University, SCTA work together to reinvent Asir and reclaim Saudi heritage

Dar Al-Hekma University, SCTA work together to reinvent Asir and reclaim Saudi heritage

DAR AL-HEKMA University in partnership with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) is initiating the Reinventing Asir project to position Asir as a signature region for progressive preservation.

Women with a vicious cause

Women with a vicious cause

A MOTHER’s duty is to raise a child with a sound upbringing that instills awareness and knowledge while promoting good conduct.A mother is supposed to raise her children to become good people who are useful to family, society and the nation as a whole.A mother is the first school for children where they acquire values that will stay with them for life. A mother’s love, affection and concern for her child is unmatched.

Getting ‘digitally high’

Getting ‘digitally high’

I-DOSING is a relatively recent phenomenon that allegedly creates a feeling of drug-like euphoria.

Saud and Lavrov discuss oil, regional conflicts in Moscow talks

Saud and Lavrov discuss oil, regional conflicts in Moscow talks

Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal held talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Friday.

Sharjah International Book Fair ends with over 1,470,000 visitors; revenues topping $48.5m

Sharjah International Book Fair ends with over 1,470,000 visitors; revenues topping $48.5m

MORE than 1,470,000 visitors from the UAE and abroad, and 450 media person, came to the 33rd Sharjah International Book Fair making it the most successful edition to date.That is a 45% increase from last year’s number of visitors. The book fair that ended recently was held at the Sharjah Expo Center from Nov. 5-15, and witnessed the participation of 1,256 publishing houses from 59 countries.On one day alone, Nov. 11, nearly 46,000 students from 350 schools visited the fair.

India seeks to cash in on global demand

India seeks to cash in on global demand

INDIA’s new government has launched a drive to promote the country’s ancient therapies as it seeks to cash in on the multibillion dollar global market for holistic medicine.India claims to have natural remedies for everything from cancer to the common cold, but ministers say it has failed to capitalize on its traditions as the world has woken up to alternative medicine.

Mass search for economic opportunities in US turns Intipuca into a ‘ghost town’

Mass search for economic opportunities in US turns Intipuca into a ‘ghost town’

An eerie quiet hangs over Intipuca, a Salvadoran town whose streets bear names like “Distant Brother” and are lined with empty houses that look lifted from a Hollywood movie.

Al-Jaber among AFC inductees

Al-Jaber among AFC inductees

Former South Korean defender and coach Hong Myung-bo, Iran’s Ali Daei and ex-Australian international Harry Kewell were among the first 10 players to be inducted into the Asian Football Confederations’ Hall of Fame Friday.The trio were named alongside Iran’s Homayoun Behzadi, Soh Chin Aun of Malaysia, Japan’s Yasuhiko Okudera, Saudi Arabia’s Sami Al-Jaber and Indian Baichung Bhutia in the inaugural list.China’s Sun Wen, who scored 106 goals in 152 appearances for her country, and Japan’s World Cup winning skipper Homare Sawa were the two women named among the 10.

District Cooling and Tri Generation Summit set in Riyadh

The District Cooling and Tri Generation Summit will open Sunday at Al- Khozama Hotel in Riyadh.

Ukraine: Caught between the East and West

Former Russian president Mikhail Gorbachev recently warned that tension between Russia and the West is very similar to the days of the Cold War.

Punish those who leave manholes uncovered

With regard to the article “Student dies after manhole fall” (Nov. 18).

Society must protect the rights of street cleaners

With regard to the article “Who will protect the rights of street cleaners?” (Nov. 19).

Saudi employers prefer expat workers

With regard to the post “Paying Saudis more than expats is almost apartheid” (Nov. 19).

‘Feasts of burden — Costly dinner parties serve food for thought’ (Nov. 14)

I feel bad because 21,000 people die every day because of hunger; this is one person every four seconds.

‘When spouses wish they could press reset’ (Nov. 14)

Instead of changing their spouses, these people should try to become better persons themselves.

‘What is the rush for?’ (Nov. 13)

You can’t impose a speed limit in Saudi Arabia because there are a lot of brainless drivers pushing their cars to the limit, and they don’t care if they die or kill someone.

‘Minimum wage for expat is SR2,500’ (Nov. 12)

Aren’t Saudis and expatriates equal? Do Saudis do more work than expatriates?

‘Half a million Saudis under 35 are illiterate’ (Nov. 11)

Show me a country that doesn’t have a percentage of the population that cannot read or write! Unfortunately, people for many reasons fall through the net; this will always happen due to illness,

Appearances can be deceiving’ (Nov. 16)

The Gulf region is very unique in its approach to the appearance of wealth. Arabs love to flaunt the look of wealth, while in reality the wealthy are usually the people who don’t actually look

‘Where is Saudi Arabia’s strategic planning?’ (Nov. 15)

The question is: Why do companies in the private sector wants expats instead of Saudi nationals? These are the questions that they have to answer honestly themselves.

Too much of TV ‘can stunt children’s mental growth’

Too much of TV ‘can stunt children’s mental growth’

CHILDREN spend a lot of time in front of the television and with electronic gadgets, interrupting their lingual and

Red Crocodile exercise wraps up

Red Crocodile exercise wraps up

Saudi and British military units wrapped up a joint exercise codenamed Red Crocodile 4 in Tabuk on Thursday. Prince

Health directorates to be revamped

The Ministry of Health is planning to reduce the number of health directorates operating in regional governorates. The ministry believes directorates in major cities are sufficient.

1,100 students take part in beach cleanup

About 1,100 students participated in a beach cleanup organized by Saudi Aramco Environmental Campaign in Ras Tanura Thursday morning.

Palestine dancer seeks change through ballet

Palestine dancer seeks change through ballet

RAMALLAH dancer Shireen Ziyadeh wants to use pirouettes and plies to change the place where she grew up, training

Iraqis show no sign of uniting

Iraqis show no sign of uniting

THE self-proclaimed Islamic State's systematic massacre of hundreds of Iraq's Albu Nimr tribe should have been an

Much to lose for Iran's Prez Rouhani if no nuclear pact

THE Iranians conducting nuclear talks with world powers seem loath to use the word "compromise", but with much to lose President Hassan Rouhani may yet be pushing for a last-minute deal.

US, Turkey still not in sync on Syria

Vice President Joe Biden on Friday will become the latest in a parade of US officials trying to push Turkey to step up its role in the international coalition’s fight against the self-proclaimed

Lebanon PM cancels I-Day celebrations

Lebanon’s state media say the prime minister has canceled official independence day celebrations.

Jordan arrests Islamist figure

Jordan arrested a senior Muslim Brotherhood figure over his op-ed piece criticizing the United Arab Emirates for designating the Islamist organization as a terrorist group, the group’s spokesman

IS attacks Iraq provincial capital

The self-proclaimed Islamic State fighters attacked a government complex in the heart of Ramadi on Friday, local officials said, part of an apparently coordinated assault to seize full control of

Surrogate sushi: Japan biotech for bluefin tuna

OF all the overfished fish in the seas, luscious, fatty bluefin tuna are among the most threatened.

Obama to be chief guest at India's Republic Day

Obama to be chief guest at India's Republic Day

US President Barack Obama will travel to India in January for Republic Day celebrations.

Stolen or farmed, Greek mountain herbs take off

Stolen or farmed, Greek mountain herbs take off

CHIRSTOS Mousafidis, a police officer on the Greek-Albanian border, mainly deals with drug trafficking and illegal

Almaeena underscores expats’ role in growth of Gulf states

Almaeena underscores expats’ role in growth of Gulf states

EMINENT Saudi journalist and Saudi Gazette’s Editor-at-large Khaled Almaeena said “Hard work and entrepreneurship of

After a spoiled butterfly bash, Oklahoma town tries to help

After a spoiled butterfly bash, Oklahoma town tries to help

THE small town of Blanchard, Oklahoma, threw a big party this fall, but the guests of honor did not show up. Residents

Residents battle worst snow in NY state

NEW YORK — The death toll from the worst snow in memory in western New York has risen to at least 10. Some areas of New York state along the Great Lakes had around 2 feet (60 cm) of new snow on

UKIP wins 2nd parliamentary seat

Britain’s anti-EU UKIP party won its second seat in parliament on Friday, defeating Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives in a special election six months before what is shaping up to be a

Mercedes pair a class apart

Mercedes pair a class apart

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton struck a psychological blow with the fastest time in Friday’s first practice for

France, Switzerland 1-1 in Davis final

France, Switzerland 1-1 in Davis final

Gael Monfils stunned Roger Federer in straight sets to put France and Switzerland level 1-1 after the first day of the

Meralco deals Ginebra 2nd straight defeat

Meralco deals Ginebra 2nd straight defeat

With five players in double figures, the Meralco Bolts methodically cut down the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings,

Pakistan salvages draw against NZ

Pakistan salvages draw against NZ

Pakistan salvaged a draw in the second Test after New Zealand set a challenging target of 261 off 72 overs on the back

FIFA to hold new review of corruption report

FIFA to hold new review of corruption report

World football body FIFA said Thursday it will hold a new review of an investigation into bidding for the 2018 and

Shakib leads Bangladesh to win

Shakib leads Bangladesh to win

Shakib Al Hasan struck 101 and claimed 4-41 to steer Bangladesh to a facile 87-run win over Zimbabwe in the opening

Stenson leads at midway stage in Dubai

Stenson leads at midway stage in Dubai

Henrik Stenson birdied two of his closing three holes to seize a two-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and two others in the

Crisis-hit Italian football set for reforms in 2016

Serie A chiefs have welcomed a new package of reforms by the Italian football federation (FIGC) that will see squads limited to 25 players in a move designed to boost the flagging Italian game.

Volkswagen Golf GTI for new winner

Volkswagen Golf GTI for new winner

The Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has delivered the second Volkswagen Golf GTI to the recent winner of the “Sawa brings

World’s ultra-rich getting much richer

World’s ultra-rich getting much richer

A bare 0.004 percent of the world’s adult population controls nearly $30 trillion in assets, 13 percent of the world’s

Firming up its footing

The Saudi Stock Exchange was voted the “Best Managed Financial Exchange in the Middle East 2014” for the 3rd consecutive year, the Euromoney Group said on Friday.

UAE economic minister calls for women’s greater role

UAE economic minister calls for women’s greater role

The economic minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Thursday called for greater inclusion of women in the key

Greek fruit traders visit Gulf to sell fresh produce

Greek fruit traders visit Gulf to sell fresh produce

Fruit producing companies from Greece are on a tour of the Gulf countries to seal deals with suppliers and supermarkets.

Blackstone eyes GE’s real estate arm

US private equity firm Blackstone said it would buy the residential real estate arm of General Electric's property unit in Japan for more than 190 billion yen ($1.6 billion), as the country's land

When an average of 13 people have been killed daily in eastern Ukraine despite the 5 September ceasefire, that’s an obvious contradiction. It is a striking paradox that since the truce came into force, 957 people have been killed.
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