Saturday, 26 July 2014  -  28 Ramadan 1435 H

How to bring down number of vehicles on our roads

Perhaps you put your hands on your head in frustration when you see the heavy rush of people and cars on the road.

Ministry of Women’s Affairs

Human rights, especially women’s rights, in the Kingdom have advanced dramatically.

Restrictions on women driving

A large percentage of Saudis support the idea of women driving their cars.

Abdullah orders SR100 million more for Gaza

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah on Friday ordered SR100 million ($26.6 million) in medical aid to Gaza, the Health Ministry said.

Millions throng the Two Holy Mosques

About two million faithfuls thronged the Two Holy Mosques to offer Ramadan’s last Friday prayers.

Keeping the traditions alive

The historic Al-Balad District in downtown Jeddah is traditionally the place to enjoy during Ramadan evenings. The area upholds the time-honored Hejazi culture and traditions and offers mouth-watering foodstuffs.

When money becomes No. 1 priority

Money and the seemingly endless pursuit of riches have led many a man down the path of moral turpitude.

Engagement rings in Saudi Arabia

Engagement rings have always had a special significance in many cultures. However, engagement rings have no definitive value in Saudi Arabia as there are a variety of opinions for and against this token of love and commitment.

Identifying sexual abuse in a conservative society

Ruqayah Alfallah is a sociologist on a mission to fight sexual abuse of children in Saudi society and give a voice to victims who continue to suffer in silence.

‘Oh Gaza, may peace be with you’

They have been enduring it for decades. But never has the atrocities, pain, or systematic massacre of innocent Palestinians made it so big on all platforms of the social media network.

The fat vs. sugar debate

Sugar is the new fat.

Eid treats : The season of gifts

No matter when you step out after sunset, the city’s roads are jam packed; restaurants, malls are overcrowded and souks are looking at their best days in business.

The Great Mosque of Cordoba

SPAIN’S culture is full of reminders that the Iberian Peninsula was once occupied by a Muslim population consisting mainly of Arab and Berber ethnics.

A kiss, a prayer: The last hours of MH17’s victims

In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. “Mama, may I hug you?"

Learner-centric learning helps worker behavior change, stimulates business

As the marketplace becomes more complex and organizations expect employees to adapt more quickly, learning organizations may need to change the way they develop employees.

Documenting heritage via caricature

SAAD SEDAWY, a caricaturist, began his journey of discovery in early age — his artistic talent progressed from poetry and writing to caricature while he was a teenager.

Egypt no longer a Gaza power broker?

Geographically and historically, Egypt is sitting in a good position to act as the intermediary between the Israelis and the Palestinians – but could this all soon be about to change?

Jordan shoots down ‘aerial target’

Jordan’s air force shot down an “aerial target” near the Syrian border on Friday, a military official said, while eyewitnesses said the object was a drone.

Peres steps down, sees peace ‘one day’

Israel’s elder statesman Shimon Peres bowed out of active political life on Thursday with an ardent defense of the war in Gaza against Hamas militants and a defiant prediction that peace will “one

What can the US do about myriad problems in Iraq?

With the withdrawal of the Iraqi army from areas now under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS),

ISIS destroys ‘Jonah’s tomb’ in Mosul

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group has destroyed shrines belonging to two prophets, highly revered by both Christians and Muslims, in the northern city of Mosul, Al-Sumaria News

Gaza toll tops 800 as West Bank simmers

Israeli fire Friday pushed the Palestinian death toll in Gaza to above 800, as Washington pressed Israel and Hamas to

Four die in Pakistan attacks

A bomb killed at least two Pakistani soldiers in the country’s northwestern tribal district where the army is carrying out a major offensive against Taliban militants, officials said.

Philippine soldiers clash with militants

Philippine troops attacked a Muslim militant hideout on southern Basilan island, triggering a clash that killed three Abu Sayyaf members believed to have been involved in the 2011 kidnapping of an

‘Mass grave’ uncovered in Ukraine

Local authorities say they have uncovered the first mass grave in the former separatist bastion of Slavyansk in eastern Ukraine, containing the bodies of at least four civilians they say were

Hopes shatter as no one survives Air Algerie plane crash

France announced on Friday there were no survivors among the 116 people on board the Air Algerie flight that crashed

McDonald’s Japan switches to Thai chicken

McDonald’s Corp has suspended sales of chicken nuggets and other items in Hong Kong after it said it imported products from Shanghai Husi Food, the US-owned Chinese company at the center of a food

India summons Pakistan envoy

India summoned a top Pakistani diplomat on Friday, two days after announcing resumption of foreign-secretary-level talks, to voice unhappiness over repeated delays in the trial of seven men accused

Africa Ebola death toll reaches 660: WHO

The death toll in West Africa’s Ebola outbreak has risen to 660, with the number of cases surpassing 1,000, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Just punishment sought

This refers to the article “European court rules against Poland” (July 25). Why Poland? The article said that the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday that the CIA ran a secret jail in

KSA a symbol of dignity

With reference to the article “King Abdullah receives Pakistani Prime Minister” (July 25), Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are integral part of each other. Saudia is a symbol of dignity and glory of

Justice for cleaners

I find the article “Please have mercy on the cleaners” by Ibrahim Ali Nusaib (July 24) quite poignant. I am sure Ibrahim Nusiab was pulling his punches when writing it and I personally salute him.

Ramadan gift for Indians

It is praiseworthy that the government, embassy and consulate concerned worked in tandem on every move they planned.

Hamas leader Meshaal says ready to accept a humanitarian truce but with conditions (July 22)

I think Hamas and Hezbollah are capable of wiping out the illegal state of Israel. We only need to supply them with arms as well as provide training and financial aid.

UN rights council launches probe into Israel’s Gaza offensive (July 22)

Mahamud Abdul Hamam, know first the basics of international law. Israel is were only accommodated by Palestine when they were pursued by the Nazis.

Trapped in the name of religion (July 23)

I really don’t understand why Saudis are so afraid of giving women their freedom. Do you think that all your woman will leave the country if they would have issues with their husbands?

Women’s clubs for marriage (July 22)

A lot of Saudi men prefer to marry women from Syria, Iraq and even Iran. This trend creates a scarcity of grooms in Saudi Arabia. Some of my Saudi friends married Syrian and Egyptian women because

Foreign ‘Juliets’ and Saudi ‘Romeos’ - why not?! (July 22)

I made a mistake of marrying a Saudi man. Unfortunately, his family found out, the government found out and they sent for him and made him go back.

70 Saudi women employed in production line

An agricultural company has employed 70 Saudi women in its production and packaging department in Qurayyat.

Al-Bilad Bank opens branch for disabled

Al-Bilad Bank opened a new branch in Riyadh to provide banking services to people with sight, hearing and other physical disabilities. The branch is located on Al-Takhassusi Street.

ECRA to set up spot market for power

The Electricity and Co-generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA) is planning to set up a spot market for trading in electric power, Al-Hayat daily reported.

New tunnel becomes operational

In accordance with the instructions of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, a new tunnel that connects Jarwal neighborhood to the yard of the Grand Mosque’s new expansion has become

Doping rocks the Games

Australia’s swimmers were back on the gold medal trail early on the second day of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Amla, De Villiers dig in for S. Africa

South Africa batted cautiously to reach 98 for three.

Hamilton quickest in both sessions

Lewis Hamilton started his Hungarian Grand Prix weekend as he intended to continue.

Navardauskas delivers for Garmin

Ramunas Navardauskas finished off Garmin-Sharp’s plan to win the 19th stage of the Tour de France.

Jadeja fined over Anderson incident

India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 50 percent of his match fee after being found guilty of “conduct

Tseng helps Taiwan sweep US

Tseng Yani sank a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole Thursday to give last-seed Taiwan a stunning sweep over

Putnam and Petrovic share lead

Michael Putnam and Tim Petrovic shared the first-round lead in the Canadian Open Thursday, shooting 6-under 64 in

Wiggins targets Rio

Bradley Wiggins has set his sights on claiming gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016 after losing out to Australia in the

BSkyB to create European TV network

London-based pay TV network BSkyB has agreed to take control of its sister companies in Italy and Germany, creating a multinational European broadcaster.

China approves three private banks

SHANGHAI – China has approved the setting up of three private banks, including one by Internet giant Tencent, the industry regulator said Friday.

Cyprus passes bailout review

Cyprus’ international creditors said Friday that the country’s bailout program is making good progress as fiscal targets have been comfortably met, welfare reform has moved forward and more steps

Financial safeguards to enjoy hassle-free vacation

With the start of Eid holidays, you're probably busy planning itineraries, shopping for new holiday outfits and

US durable goods orders rebound

Durable goods orders in the United States rebounded in June from a sharp fall in May, boosted by a jump in defense aircraft orders, official data released Friday showed.

Enabling high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance

The Arabian Geophysical and Surveying Company (Argas), has reduced its storage budget by up to 50 percent with space savings and operational costs decrease after the company implemented the system

Uri Avnery
The attack on the UN-run shelter in Gaza which left at least 16 Palestinians dead and more than 200 wounded, most of them women and children, immediately brought to mind the biggest and most infamous attack on a United Nations complex by Israel in 1996 near the village of Qana in southern Lebanon.