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Gaza truce shattered as deadly clashes erupt

A three-day Gaza truce collapsed only hours after it began Friday as Israel pounded Palestinian militants in apparent response to renewed rocket fire, jeopardising international efforts for a durable ceasefire.

SR1.7 a day alimony for divorcees suggested

A draft study prepared by the Ministry of Justice has recommended that divorcees in the Kingdom should receive SR1.7 per day or SR51 per month in alimony, Makkah daily reported.

Kingdom receives 8 wanted men from Yemen

Saudi Arabia has received eight Saudis from Yemen wanted for suspected links to Al-Qaeda, the Interior Ministry announced on Thursday.

Israel ignores UN, US condemnation

Ignoring criticism from the United Nations and the United States over the mounting civilian death toll in Gaza, Israel said on Thursday it would not pull troops from the strip until it destroys a network of cross-border tunnels.

Eid in Jeddah historic area brings back old memories

Festivities in the historic area of Balad during the Eid Al-Fitr holidays has revived traditions of past decades with Eid being marked with simplicity and gaiety, Al-Riyadh daily reported.

iThra Knowledge to produce a new generation of innovators: Turki

Combining knowledge, science and culture in an educating and entertaining exhibition, Saudi Aramco’s iThra Knowledge Program opened on Tuesday at the International Convention and Exhibition Center in Riyadh.

Rapid intervention force augments safety of Umrah pilgrims on roads

The Ministry of Interior has created a rapid intervention force comprising 50 squads to serve Umrah performers and travelers on highways linking Makkah with other Saudi cities.

Massage chair to take pressure off emergency dispatchers

In an unprecedented move, Jeddah Police’s operations room has been equipped with a massage chair to relieve pressure off emergency dispatchers.

Six tons of fireworks seized, several vendors detained

Sources in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry have confirmed that nearly 6,000 kilograms of fireworks were confiscated during the past several days, Al-Eqtisadiah newspaper reported on Thursday.

Drug-resistant malaria reaches Asian borders, could spread to Africa

Drug-resistant malaria parasites have spread to border regions of Southeast Asia, seriously threatening global efforts to control and eliminate the mosquito-borne disease, researchers said.

Embrace good habits

The solution to problems the human race faces is in coming together to work for material and moral progress in obedience to the Lord Almighty’s command.

Live with nature

Why all the modesty laws are imposed on women? Let them live as nature has designed them to be. If we live against nature we are automatically punished. No need for laws on how people should live.

Unfortunate but true

With reference to the article “Extravagant shopper overseas stingy with workers at airport!” by Ali Al-Qarni, it is unfortunate but that’s the plain fact. Many rich people are not inclined to give

Stop the Gaza carnage

This refers to the article “Carnage at UN school in Gaza” (July 30). Please stop the war in Gaza. Both Israel and Hamas are trying to destroy each other but for what objectives? For whom are they

Consumer protection needed

With reference to the article “How to promote business growth and safeguard consumers’ welfare” by Moehammad Amar Ma’ruf (July 31), we need to enact stronger laws for consumer protection in Saudi

Kerry says US ‘excited’ about India’s new premie

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday he was "excited" about India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and he

NATO unprepared for Russian attack, claim UK lawmakers

NATO is not ready to deal with a military attack by Russia on a member state and must adjust to the unconventional tactics seen in Ukraine, British lawmakers warned Thursday.

Magsaysay for Chinese journalist, lawyer

A Chinese investigative journalist whose work has led to the ouster of corrupt officials and a Chinese environmental lawyer are among this year's six recipients of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards, often

25 in Indonesia dead in boat sinkings

At least 25 people in Indonesia, including six children, have died and 13 are missing in two separate boat sinkings, officials said Thursday, as millions travel across the country for the Eid

Mudslide swallows Indian village

Rescuers using earth-moving equipment and their bare hands dug through heavy mud and debris Thursday after a landslide

Sierra Leone declares state of emergency over Ebola

Sierra Leone declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine epicenters of Ebola on Thursday, joining Liberia in imposing tough controls to curb the worst ever outbreak of the virus

US and UN: Israel, Hamas agree to unconditional, 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire to begin Fri.

US and UN: Israel, Hamas agree to unconditional, 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire to begin Friday.

Pakistan acid attacks on women cast pall of fear

A recent spate of acid attacks in a region of Pakistan previously untouched by the crime has sparked an impassioned

Manila to evacuate 13,000 OFWs from Libya

The Philippines was preparing Thursday to evacuate 13,000 citizens from Libya as violence raged and after a Filipino worker was beheaded and a nurse was gang-raped there.

Saudi students abroad: Eid tasteless away from families

A number of male and female Saudi students abroad said Eid overseas without the family and relatives is tasteless. They said they are compelled to spend the Eid feast away from their families with

Summer course for students

An Indian community group here has announced the launch of Darul Ilm, a short-term religious course for students from Saturday, Aug. 2. The alumni of Jamia Nizamia have been organizing this program

Dammam’s 3rd industrial city ready

The head of the Saudi Industrial Property Authority (Modon) has said the 3rd industrial city is ready to receive 100 factories, Al-Eqtisadiah daily reported.

Emir takes quick action after tampered copies of Qur’an found in Jeddah

Emir of Makkah Prince Mishal Bin Abdullah has issued directives to speedily withdraw tampered copies of the Holy Qur’an found in some stores in malls and shopping centers in the Jeddah governorate,

Indian consulate officials visit Najran today

A team from the Consulate General of India will visit Najran on Friday to provide consular services to Indian nationals residing in the region.

Gaza ’miracle baby’ dies over power cuts

A premature baby rescued by Gaza doctors from her dead mother’s womb last week has died due to complications and power

Kerry announces 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire in the Gaza conflict, US Secretary of State John Kerry said early Friday.

Syria Kurdish-IS battle kills 49: NGO

A fierce battle between Syrian Kurds and Islamic State militants has killed nearly 50 fighters from both sides as the Kurds seized several IS positions, a monitoring group said Thursday.

Dowsett, Villumsen bag cycling golds

England’s Alex Dowsett and Linda Villumsen of New Zealand both went one better to win gold medals in the men’s and

Ali spins England to big win

Moeen Ali spun England to victory as it ended a run of 10 Tests without a win by beating India by 266 runs in the

Nishikori prevails as Isner crashes out

Japan’s Kei Nishikori won his opening match on the pre-US Open hard-court circuit, beating Sam Querrey of the United

Serena wins in return

Top-ranked Serena Williams won in her first match since defaulting in a doubles match with sister Venus at Wimbledon,

Neymar says back improving

Barcelona striker Neymar says he is almost back to full fitness after his serious back injury suffered at the World Cup.

Liverpool edges City on penalties

Liverpool rallied twice against Manchester City and triumphed 3-2 in a penalty shoot-out Wednesday after their

Suarez ‘too good’ for Arsenal: Gerrard

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has revealed he told former teammate Luis Suarez he was “too good” to join Arsenal when the north London club came calling for him last year.

Kemp fires Dodgers to 5th win

Matt Kemp singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning and Zack Greinke struck out a season-high 13

Mideast fund managers bullish on Saudi equities

Middle East funds are heavily bullish toward Saudi Arabian stocks after news the market will open to direct foreign investment, while they are bearish on the UAE because of concern about high

MENA world’s fastest growing wellness tourism market

The Middle East/North Africa ( region is fastest growing wellness tourism market in world, at 16 percent annually,

Middle East cyber attacks on the rise

Cyber attacks continue to grow rapidly in the Middle East, a new research “Middle East Cyber Security Market by

Energy giants Exxon, Shell, Eni profits soar

Exxon Mobil Corp. net income rose 28 percent in the second quarter on a sale of Asian assets and higher oil prices, but oil and gas production slipped 6 percent, disappointing analysts.

Eurozone inflation falls further to 0.4%

The inflation rate in the 18-nation eurozone dropped again in July, official data showed Thursday, likely adding pressure on the European Central Bank to beef up its efforts to spur the economy.

Marriott occupancy rate rises in Middle East

Strong performances in the UAE, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia for Marriott International helped to offset lower results from its hotels in Egypt in the second quarter of the year.

Octopus mom protects her eggs for an astonishing 4-1/2 years

If someone were to create an award for “mother of the year” in the animal kingdom, a remarkably dedicated eight-limbed

US spy agency patents car seat for kids

Electronic eavesdropping is the National Security Agency’s forte, but it seems it also has a special interest in children’s car seats, Foreign Policy magazine reported Wednesday.

‘Little bird’ tells Maduro Chavez is happy

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says a “little bird” has appeared to him once again to assure him that his late predecessor, Hugo Chavez, is “happy and full of love.”

Teen pleads guilty in 1 World Trade Center climb

A teenager who climbed to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower in New York has pleaded guilty in an escapade that increased concerns about security at the nation’s tallest building.

Lead in teeth holds secrets of person’s origins, research shows

The lead in human teeth holds clues about where a person grew up and can help criminal investigators and archeologists working with old or decomposed corpses, according to a University of Florida

The most powerful nation on earth is being led around by the nose.