Monday, 28 July 2014  -  30 Ramadan 1435 H

Don’t misuse Islam for terrorism: King

Some vested interests are tarnishing the noble image of Islam and using it to perpetuate terrorism across the world, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has warned.

A democratic imam

It may be the first such incident in our country. A mosque imam in east Riyadh asked worshippers to decide the time of the Tahajjud (predawn voluntary prayers) by voting on it.

Tadawul index jumps by 7% in July

Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) index closed at 10214.73 on the last trading day in July, up 7.38 percent compared to June, which is the highest rate since 2008.

Muslims seek peace, pardon

Over three million faithfuls beseeched the Almighty Allah to pardon their sins, ensure paradise for them, prosperity and global peace.

Libya bleeds, envoys urge immediate truce

At least 36 people were killed in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, many of them civilians, in clashes between Libyan Special Forces and Islamist militants on Saturday night and Sunday morning, medical and security sources said.

Gaza war rages despite interim truce pledges

Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite each side offering different truces to temporarily halt nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of Eid Al-Fitr, a major Muslim holiday.

Expats choke remittance centers

With Eid Al-Fitr around the corner, remittance centers all over the Kingdom saw huge crowds of expatriates trying to send money back home Wednesday and Thursday before banks closed for the holidays.

Israeli Arabs caught in the middle of Gaza war

Facing the threat of rocket fire along with the rest of Israel, residents in this central Israeli Arab town have found themselves caught in the middle between Jewish neighbors and their fellow Palestinians who are dying in growing numbers in the Gaza Strip.

Emerging markets summit to address airport safety culture

The upcoming Emerging Markets Airport Security Summit (EMASS) 2014 to be held on Nov. 26-27 at the Le Meridian Hotel, Airport Road, Dubai will focus on the importance of establishing airport safety culture.

Global job optimism hits highest mark in 7 years

One vital factor in the road to economic recovery is the state of the job market. In the second quarter of 2014, an important milestone was reached when half of global online respondents in Nielsen’s Global Consumer Confidence survey said they believed the job market would be good or excellent in the upcoming year, a 1 percentage-point increase from the first quarter.

Expat doc dies after a 105-day battle with coronavirus

Female doctor Hajir Muhammad Muhammad Ali passed away last week in Jeddah leaving behind her husband and children to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr alone.

Pigeon’s iftar?

A security guard quenches the thirst of a pigeon in the central area of the Grand Mosque where temperature this week soared to 45 degree Centigrade.

Philippines has 100 millionth baby, faces grave challenges

A baby girl born early Sunday has officially pushed the population of the Philippines to 100 million, highlighting the challenge of providing for more people in the already-impoverished nation.

Israel, Hamas wrangle over 24-hr truce terms

Hamas on Sunday agreed to observe a 24-hour truce in Gaza after initially rejecting a similar Israeli offer, as fighting resumed and the two sides wrangled over the terms of a lull that international diplomats had hoped could be expanded into a more sustainable truce.

On moon sighting

With reference to the article "Muslims asked to sight Shawwal moon" (July 27), there is no chance of sighting the moon on July 27.

A great gesture

With reference to the article "Muslims pray in Gaza church as bombs fall (July 26) , I thank the authorities of the Gaza church for allowing Palestinians take shelter in the church and to pray.

Protect Saudi culture

This refers to the article "2 expat women caught driving stolen car" by Khaled Al-Blahidi.

Penetrating article

The article "The Arab world has lost its soul" (July 27) is another superb write-up by veteran journalist and columnist Khaled Almaeena.

Insurance firms apprehensive of money stolen in transit

Experts at security companies specializing in the transportation of money have said the amount of money stolen from armored vehicles during the past five years amounts to SR600 million, a figure

Play to highlight youth issues in Jazan

As part of Eid Al-Fitr festivities organized by Jazan Municipality, the branch of the Saudi Society for Culture and Arts will present a social satire with artist Bashir Al-Ghunaim playing the lead

Jeddah Municipality preps diverse programs

Jeddah Municipality has unveiled its calendar of events to mark Eid Al-Fitr holidays.

Attempt to smuggle narcotic pills foiled

Border Guard patrols at Amar sector in Tabuk province foiled an attempt to smuggle 220,000 fenethylline (Captagon) pills into the Kingdom. The patrol team spotted the track of footprints of people

Decomposed body found near gas station

An expatriate worker found a decomposed body in a suburb of Dhiba governorate.

Six dead in attacks on Yemen army posts

Militant attacks on two army outposts in southern Yemen killed at least eight people early on Sunday, local officials said, two months after the government said it had cleared that area of Al-Qaeda

Egypt says 14 militants killed in Sinai

Egyptian troops have killed 14 militants in shoot-outs in the restive Sinai Peninsula, scene of an insurgency since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi, the army said Sunday.

N. Korea defies UN, fires missile

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un guided the military’s latest rocket-firing drill, state media said Sunday, confirming the missile launch which was conducted in defiance of UN censure.

Police visit to MH17 disaster site canceled

A team of international police officers that had been due to visit the site of the Malaysian plane disaster in eastern Ukraine canceled the trip Sunday after receiving reports of fighting in the area.

Five flogged in Iran for Ramadan violations

Five people were publicly flogged in Iran as punishment for eating in public in violation of the rules of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, state media reported.

Russian fighter jet crashes; pilot killed

A fighter jet crashed in southern Russia on Sunday, killing the pilot, the head of the air force told Russian news agencies, blaming a technical fault.

India finalizes deal to export power to Nepal

India and Nepal are finalizing an agreement to provide the energy-starved Himalayan nation with electricity, India’s

Boko Haram seizes Cameroon deputy PM’s wife

Boko Haram militants attacked Kolofata, a town in Cameroon’s Far North Region near Nigeria, on Sunday and seized several people including the wife of Cameroon’s Deputy Prime Minister Amadou Ali, a

Truck driver's body found

Civil Defense teams found the body of a truck driver who was swept away on Friday in Wadi Al-Jouf east of Al-Qunfudah governorate.

Chechnya leader seeks travel ban on Obama, others

Ramzan Kadyrov, the Kremlin-backed leader of Chechnya, said on Saturday he would ban entry to and freeze any bank accounts of US President Barack Obama and top EU officials for bringing “tragedy” to

Kenyans run to double gold

Kenya's Caleb Ndiku took a flamboyant 5000m gold while compatriot Flomena Daniel claimed the women's marathon title as

Ricciardo claims GP, Hamilton third

Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull overtook Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso near the end of the race to win a thrilling Hungarian

Nibali emulates Pantani

Vincenzo Nibali became the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani Sunday.

England well-placed as Cook falls short

England captain Alastair Cook fell agonizingly short of ending his barren spell without a Test hundred.

Sri Lanka presses for victory

Kumar Sangakkara and skipper Angelo Mathews struck brisk half-centuries to help Sri Lanka set up a thrilling finale to

Koreans dump US

Park In-Bee and Ryu So-Yeon each birdied a sudden-death playoff hole Saturday to lift South Korea over the United

Andujar tops Monaco for Swiss Open title

Pablo Andujar of Spain won his first title in more than two years Sunday, beating Juan Monaco of Argentina 6-3, 7-5 in

Harvick grabs yet another NASCAR pole

Kevin Harvick once again dominated a NASCAR qualifying session, setting a new Indianapolis Motor Speedway track record to win the pole for the Brickyard 400 Saturday.

Asset bubbles could deflate global recovery

In a world still struggling to shake off the worst financial crisis for a generation, many economists are worrying that new asset bubbles are already threatening to derail the tepid global recovery.

Zamil Industrial net profit rises by 14.8% in 2nd quarter

ZAMIL Industrial Investment Company (Zamil Industrial) posted increase a 14.8 percent in net proftis for the second quarter of 2014 at SR 73.1 million ($19.5 million), from SR 63.6 million ($16.9

Movenpick Hotel Al Khobar holiday specials for Eid Al Fitr

Following the success of its Ramadan fête, M?venpick Hotel Al Khobar is ready to roll out its four-day celebration

Saudi water membrane facility project awarded

The Dow Chemical Company has awarded Fluor Corporation the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for its Reverse Osmosis (RO) manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia.

Deloitte ranked #1 globally by revenue in security consulting

DELOITTE Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) ranked number one globally, based on revenue, in Security Consulting Services by Gartner for the second consecutive year in their recently released market

Sighting of the Shawwal moon is an occasion for joy and rejoicing for Muslims the world over.