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Doctors resign over coronavirus scare

At least four consultant doctors at Jeddah’s King Fahd Hospital have resigned this week following their reported refusal to treat people affected by MERS coronavirus, a section of the Arabic press reported on Tuesday.

Labor Ministry monitors misuse of women’s clothing shops

The Ministry of Labor has announced serious plans to monitor shops selling women’s clothes and accessories to ensure that the actual activities of these shops are in line with their commercial registration, Al-Riyadh daily reported.

No fingerprints? No passports

Saudis should have their fingerprints stored at the Interior Ministry’s central computer before they can obtain or renew their passports, reported Al-Hayat newspaper on Wednesday.

KSA renews call for stern action on Syria

The Kingdom on Tuesday urged “stern” action by the international community against Syria after the regime’s decision to hold presidential elections and its use of toxic gas against civilians.

Prince Bandar relieved of his post; Al-Idrisi to act as chief of Intelligence

A royal order announced here on Tuesday that Prince Bandar Bin Sultan was relieved of his post as Chief of General Intelligence upon his request and that General Yousef Bin Ali Al-Idrisi was assigned to act as Chief of General Intelligence.


Prince Miteb Bin Abdullah, Minister of National Guard, visits King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC) in Riyadh on Tuesday to check on the Iraqi conjoined twins.

Crown Prince Salman receives Pakistan’s Commerce Minister

Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz, deputy premier and minister of defense, receives Khurram Dastgir Khan, Pakistan’s minister of commerce, in Riyadh on Tuesday.

Muaqibs resorting to dirty tricks to reserve seats

A number of muaqibs (middleman who complete government paperwork for clients) have resorted to various tricks to reserve seats for themselves at the main hall of the Passports Department (Jawazat) in Madinah.

Young Saudi chefs draw visitors to cook fest

Around 200 chefs from major hotels and restaurants in Jeddah are bringing their sharpest knives, coolest nerves and hottest techniques.

Red spell cast on moon

Parts of the world saw a rare celestial event on Tuesday when the Earth’s shadow fell across the moon, turning it orange. The lunar eclipse unfolded over three hours beginning at about 2 a.m. EDT, when the moon began moving into Earth’s shadow.

Iraq closes notorious Abu Ghraib prison

Iraq’s justice minister says authorities have closed down a notorious prison west of Baghdad over security concerns.

Sonia in TV appeal to stop ‘divisive’ BJP

Sonia Gandhi, president of India’s ruling Congress party, has issued a rare direct appeal to the nation not to return an opposition she said was motivated by “hatred and falsehood” in the country’s general election.

Mini-sub tries again after first search for MH370 aborted

A mini-sub hunting for Malaysian jet MH370 prepared to make a second mission to the remote Indian Ocean seabed on Tuesday after aborting its first search as it encountered water deeper than its operating limits, officials said.

If Saudi women want their rights, they must not be complacent

I am writing with regard to the article “How long will Saudi women be deprived of their fundamental rights? (Part II)” (Apr. 12). The answer to the question is that as long as the average Saudi

Let's train our children to wait their turn in line

I am writing with regard to the article “Cutting in line: A violation of social norms” (Apr. 12). In schools in other countries, children who jump forward in line or who shove others are severely

Stop exploiting expats! Pay them the same as Saudis

With regard to the post “Narrow the salary gap between Saudis and expats” (Apr. 12), the pay differential between expats and Saudis is exploitation! However, people are made to believe that it is

People are treated like cattle at immigration

What is written in the post “Attitude of Saudi immigration officials is appalling” (Apr. 12) is absolutely true, as I faced the same thing when I arrived in the Kingdom.

Saudis are unemployed because of expats' greed

With regard to the article “Demand to Saudize administrative posts” (Mar. 31), many qualified and experienced Saudis are unemployed or underemployed, all because of the greed of expats!

Restaurants lack proper hygiene: Citizens

Restaurants are still lacking in proper hygiene despite inspection campaigns to monitor them, said citizens.

Conference to emphasize importance of critical care

The Saudi Critical Care Society (SCCS) on Tuesday launched its fifth annual conference that will focus on patient priority, evidence-based intensive care units and prevention of threatening

Gunmen kidnap Jordan envoy to Libya

Masked gunmen kidnapped Jordan’s ambassador as he traveled to work in the Libyan capital on Tuesday, shooting at his car and wounding his driver, the two countries’ governments said.

Filipino positive for MERS virus home from UAE

Philippine officials say a Filipino health worker who tested positive for the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus has arrived home from the United Arab Emirates. It's the first known case

Israel holding Palestinian economy hostage: Investor

The boss of a telecoms company accused Israel of using sanctions to hold the Palestinian economy hostage after the Jewish state stopped his firm from importing equipment to launch services in Gaza.

Oman extends curbs on hiring of expats

Oman said it would extend curbs on the hiring of foreign workers in construction and housekeeping as part of efforts to save more jobs for local citizens and limit outflows of money from the economy.

Twitter agrees to close some accounts; no tax deal yet: Turkey

Twitter will close some accounts in Turkey but will not for now set up an office there as the government wants, a senior Turkish official said late on Monday after talks over a dispute which saw the

Rebel videos show first US-made rockets in Syria

Online videos show Syrian rebels using what appear to be US anti-tank rockets, weapons experts say, the first significant American-built armaments in the country’s civil war.

Children’s parliament elections

A young Yemeni stands behind a voting booth during the election conducted by the Children’s parliament at a school

Philippine rebels slam military killings despite peace deal

A leader of the Philippines’ largest Muslim militant group urged the military to take precautions on Tuesday after a clash in which 20 people were killed, exposing the fragile nature of a landmark

‘Civil war’ warning for Ukraine as troops and tanks push east

Ukraine is on the brink of “civil war”, Russia warned Tuesday, after Kiev’s leaders ordered troops and tanks towards a

Owner of collapsed Bangladesh factory faces murder charges

The owner of a nine-story building that collapsed and killed 1,135 Bangladeshi garment workers in April last year is to face murder charges, police said on Tuesday.

Only 1 in 7 Japanese scientists are women: Study

Just a seventh of scientists in Japan are female, government figures show — the lowest rate of any developed nation, despite being a record high for the country.

Priyanka Gandhi steps up to fight for Congress party

Indian Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s sister clashed with an estranged cousin running in the election on an opposition

India’s BJP opposition party heading for majority — poll

India’s Hindu nationalist BJP opposition party and its allies are set to win a narrow majority in the world’s largest

Prosecution wraps up 5-day Pistorius grilling

The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, wrapping up five days of cross-examination on Tuesday of

Saudi reports new MERS death, infections in Jeddah

A Saudi man has died of MERS in the western city of Jeddah, where authorities have sought to calm fears over the spreading respiratory illness, the health ministry said Wednesday.

Price of not attaining adequacy line

A STUDY recently conducted by King Khaled Charity Organization on the “adequacy line” in the Kingdom had the impact of a bucket of cold water being poured on the heads of government officials trying

Frustrated young innovators hope for local support

Ideas and inventions have driven civilization since the Stone Age and many countries have become world industrial leaders because of the support provided to inventors and their ideas.

‘Desalination units’ are polluting water instead

Muhammad Al-Rasheedi was shocked while watching precipitates in a glass jar after a sales representative tested potable water in his home.

Al-Ittihad beats Tractrosazi Tabriz 2-0

Two-time winners Al Ittihad joined Al Ain in the last 16 of the AFC Champions League after goals by Abdulfattah Asiri

Victory stuns ACL champ Guangzhou

Melbourne Victory stunned Guangzhou Evergrande 2-0 Tuesday to halt the title-holder’s progress.

Djokovic storms into 3rd round

Novak Djokovic stormed into the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters.

Ronaldo to miss Cup final against Barca

Real Madrid top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Wednesday’s King’s Cup final.

‘Man City and PSG face FFP sanctions’

Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain both face substantial punishments for failing to comply with UEFA’s Financial

Juventus downs Udinese to restore 8-point lead

Sebastian Giovinco and Fernando Llorente helped Juventus beat Udinese 2-0 Monday and restore its eight-point lead at

Latif snubbed job over tainted ex-pros

Former Pakistan cricket captain Rashid Latif said Tuesday he turned down the job of national chief selector because he

Ricciardo ‘pumped’ after losing appeal

Red Bull Tuesday lost its appeal over Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification from second place in last month’s Australian

New CCI head vows to push for EP, national development

Prominent businessman from the Eastern Province, Abdul Rahman Al-Otaishan , has been elected Chairman of Asharqia

India inflation accelerates, hopes for rate cut dashed

India's inflation accelerated in March to a three-month high, data showed Tuesday.

Malaysia offers high-quality, halal products and services

Malaysia is participating in a big way in the on-going Saudi Food.

SEC okays awarding of SR7b projects

The Board of Directors of Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has approved the awarding of 17 projects at a total cost of SR7.239 billion.

GE, Aramco to cut desalination cost

GE and Aramco Entrepreneurship launched on Monday an open global technology challenge to accelerate the development of solutions focused on improving energy efficiency of seawater desalination.

Etihad announces strong Q1 results

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced its strongest-ever passenger and cargo volumes for a first quarter, together with $1.4 billion in total revenues

Diana films video for hit single ‘La Fiesta’

Diana Haddad is reportedly preparing a music video to her latest hit single.

SRK hard at work for IPL

Shah Rukh Khan is in Abu Dhabi burning the midnight oil ahead of the seventh season of IPL.

Lady Gaga to perform at S. Korea festival

US pop diva Lady Gaga is slated to perform at a summer music festival in South Korea.

Justin’s hearing set for May in Canada

The next hearing on Canadian pop star Justin Bieber’s assault charge for striking a limousine driver on the back of

‘Mad Men’ faces stiff competition

Advertising drama “Mad Men,” facing a night of stiff competition on cable television, drew 2.3 million viewers to the

Universities teach enterprises the basics of networking
On Monday, Dominic Orr, the President and CEO of US-headquartered Aruba Networks was in Riyadh for a flying visit, befor
The death toll from Monday’s monstrous attack in the heart of the Nigerian capital Abuja continues to rise from the original 70, as some of those who were seriously injured succumb to their wounds. Scores more people have suffered maiming that will be permanent.