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Measures under way to help Saudi women work from home

The Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce and Industry has announced a series of measures to activate a project it had launched earlier to enable women, especially those with special needs, to work from home.

Buckets, barrels and planks to save lives

Residents of Al-Nahda district in Jeddah have called on the municipality and Civil Defense to crack down on contractors who have left several sewer manholes uncovered and untended in the neighborhood.

Free treatment at private rehabilitation centers for disabled citizens

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has directed the Ministry of Social Affairs to cover the treatment costs for citizens with special needs at private rehabilitation centers.

Pay SR30, risk identity theft

A number of offices licensed to provide general services have been accused of violating Interior Ministry directives on the use of Abshir, the Passport Directorate’s online facility for various services.

Eight killed in road accident

Eight people were killed in a road accident on Sunday morning at the intersection between Prince Salman Road and Salboukh Road, 7 km north of Al-Dera’iah governorate.

Modi govt has no plans to alter India's Haj policy, say officials

Improving the services and facilities for Haj pilgrims is one of the priorities of the new Indian government headed by Narendra Modi, according to two leading officials from the subcontinent country.

Kingdom accounts for 39% of GCC total construction sector

Saudi Arabia is one of the most lucrative construction markets in the Middle East, accounting for almost 39 percent of GCC projects.

Disabled man struggles with broken foot 18 months on

A young Saudi man who cannot hear or speak since birth has been in a hospital for more than 18 months awaiting treatment for a broken foot.

Prison decorates cell for inmate's wedding night

A Saudi prison decorated the prison cell of one of its convicts this week in celebration of his wedding ceremony.

Protect Al-Aqsa by all means: Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on his people to prevent Israeli settlers from entering Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque and use “all means” to protect the site.

India PM’s party tightens grip on power with thumping poll wins

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s right-wing party snatched election victory on Sunday in two key Indian states, tightening its grip on power after storming to government nationally five months ago.

US hospitals gird for Ebola panic as flu season looms

A young woman complaining of abdominal pain and nausea.

Millions looted from Edhi center in Karachi

Eight to 10 dacoits looted an Edhi center in Karachi on Sunday, Express News reported.

Egg freezing: Controversial new benefit in US workplace

Free meals, four months of maternity leave and now egg-freezing: Facebook’s latest gift to its employees has rekindled debate on the role of women in the company.

Which statement is false?

I am writing with regard to the article "Protecting the rights of Saudi divorcees" (Oct. 18). Islam provides perfect justice. The laws of Saudi Arabia are perfectly in line with Islam.

Teach people that laws are meant to be obeyed

With regard to the article "SR100,000 fine for employing illegals" (Oct. 18), it is a shame to see that many Saudi citizens and expats are breaking the laws of the country.

Let expats invest in Saudi Arabia

With regard to the article "KSA tops in expat remittances to Pakistan" (Oct. 18), everything depends on the law. There are laws which permit expatriates to invest their money in the US and Europe.

Let the government pay street cleaners' salaries

I am writing with regard to the Facebook post "‘A monthly salary of SR142’ (Oct. 9)" which appeared in the Saudi Gazette on Oct. 18. With regard to the street cleaner issue, I think that the Saudi

New rules bar arbitrary power cuts

The Kingdom’s electricity and water desalination regulatory body has introduced a new set of rules that now bars the Saudi Electric Company (SEC) from cutting power off from a range of customers who

AGFUND, UNICEF partner to give preschoolers a good start

AGFUND and UNICEF have signed two agreements for cooperation to implement two distinctly different projects targeting kindergarten children in both Saudi Arabia and Djibouti.

Has Health Ministry become a doer?

I WAS asked why the level of criticism against the Health Ministry has receded. I was also asked if this meant whether

Who will honor Saudi cartoonists?

OVER the past two weeks three universities in Bahrain, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates invited a number of

Transport Ministry branches to get greater powers

The Ministry of Transport is on the verge of granting its branches more powers, according to the government department’s undersecretary for road affairs Hathloul Al-Hathloul.

Special needs Saudis to be treated at govt expense

Saudi special needs patients will be treated at the expense of the government at national rehabilitation centers, according to the directives issued by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King

US, others condemn violence in Libya

The United States joined Britain, France, Germany and Italy on Saturday in calling for an “immediate” end to

Houthis take town south of Sanaa

Yemen’s Shiite rebels captured a town south of the capital Sanaa early on Sunday, when they also blew up the house of a rival Islamist politician, security officials said.

Israel’s Yaalon in US after spat over Kerry remarks

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon sought to calm fresh tensions with Washington on Sunday.

PLO agrees unresolved Israel conflict aids IS group

The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) called on Saturday for a comprehensive strategy against extremism while addressing the conflict with Israel, alluding to controversial remarks by US

Turkey would oppose US arms transfers to Kurds

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country would not agree to any US arms transfers to Kurdish fighters

Tunisia urges Libya to find missing journalists

Prime Minister Mongi Hamdi on Saturday urged Libya to locate two Tunisian journalists who went missing in the

Fiercest fighting in days hits Syrian border town

The fiercest fighting in days shook the Syrian border town of Kobane overnight, sources inside the town and a monitoring group said on Sunday, as the self-proclaimed Islamic State attacked Kurdish

Indonesia's Widodo takes office, reaches out to foes

Joko Widodo, Indonesia's first leader from outside the political and military elite, was sworn in as president Monday and reached out to political foes to seek support for his ambitious reform agenda.

Hopes fade for 40 missing after Nepal blizzard

Hopes faded on Sunday for survivors of one of Nepal’s worst mountain disasters.

‘Critical moment’ for HK protests after new clashes

Pro-democracy activists on Sunday accused police.

US Osprey planes in Japan tsunami drill amid protests

Two US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey planes took part in a tsunami disaster drill in Japan on Sunday, despite protests

US, China in ‘candid exchanges’ ahead of Obama trip

US Secretary of State John Kerry and a top Chinese official had “candid exchanges” over several contentious issues

Chinese coastguard vessels patrol disputed waters

China has sent coastguard vessels to disputed waters in the East China Sea after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe angered Beijing by sending a ritual offering to a Tokyo shrine that honors the

Indian and Pakistani troops trade border fire

Indian and Pakistani troops traded cross-border fire Sunday, officials said, the latest in a series of clashes that began earlier this month and have claimed at least 20 civilian lives.

Reds down QPR in thriller

Liverpool scored a stunning 3-2 win over Queens Park Rangers with four of the five goals coming in an action-packed

Murray boosts London bid with Vienna victory

Andy Murray boosted his chances of making the ATP World Tour Finals.

Atletico wins again

Atletico Madrid beat Espanyol 2-0 Sunday.

Kings overwhelm Texters in PBA opener

The twin towers of Japeth Aguilar and Greg Slaughter led the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings to a rousing 101-81.

Ilonen outplays Stenson to lift World Match Play title

Finn Mikko Ilonen landed the biggest title of his career by beating top seed Henrik Stenson 3 & 1 in an all-Nordic

Hafeez unconcerned over bowling action

Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez said Sunday he was confident about his bowling action despite being reported

Rossi wins in Australia as Marquez crashes out

Valentino Rossi of Italy won his sixth Australian Grand Prix MotoGP — and first since 2005 — when he claimed a

Golovkin knocks out Rubio to keep crown

World Boxing Association middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin stopped Mexico’s Marco Antonio Rubio in the

Saudi nonoil private sector surges to over 3-year high

Saudi Arabia’s nonoil producing private sector economy continued improvement, with SABB/HSBC Saudi Arabia Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for September 2014 posting 61.8, up from August’s 60.7 and

Saudi food & rental inflation ascends

The Saudi Central Department of Statistics and Information (CDSI) has released Consumer Price Index data for

Kingdom, Kuwait halt output at joint oilfield

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait halted production at a jointly run oil field, known as Khafji, this week due to environmental concerns, people familiar with the matter said Sunday.

Alwaleed, Euro Disney president hold talks

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), met with Tom Wolber, President of Euro Disney

SAFCO Q3 net profit rises 24% as sales up

Saudi Arabia Fertilizers Co reported a 24.4 percent rise in third-quarter net profit on Sunday, beating analysts’ forecasts and ending a sustained profit slump as sales prices and sales volumes

MMG board OK’s recovery scheme

Saudi contractor Mohammad Al-Mojil Group's (MMG) board had approved a recovery plan that use most of its existing capital base to pay off debts and new cash raised through a share issue, it said on

Codex exhibit rethinks Moctezuma’s death

Mexico’s largest exhibit of Mesoamerican manuscripts features a codex made of fig tree bark suggesting that Aztec

Fire damages historic clipper Cutty Sark

London firefighters have extinguished a small blaze on the 19th-century sailing ship.

Brad Pitt war film wraps up London Film Festival

Brad Pitt was bringing the London Film Festival to a storming conclusion Sunday.

Bono: Glaucoma reason for trademark sunglasses

U2 frontman Bono has revealed the mystery behind his trademark sunglasses.

Toni Morrison’s papers to be housed at Princeton

The papers of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison are now part of the permanent library collection of Princeton University.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's latest report on Burma has once again drawn global attention to the sad plight of Muslims known as Rohingyas in that Buddhist country.