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Electricity regulator chief calls for hike in power tariff

The head of Saudi Arabia’s electricity regulator has called for an increase in electricity tariff for consumers, and also confirmed that companies created in the breakup of the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) will be open to foreign investment, moves signaling a shakeup of the Kingdom’s electricity sector.

Expats may get iqamas renewed for 5 years

Expatriates may soon get their iqamas (residence permits) renewed for a period of five years instead of one year as is the case at present.

Al-Ahsa attackers linked to IS; 77 suspects held

Saudi authorities said on Monday the assailants behind the killings in Dalwah village of Al-Ahsa region in the Eastern Province earlier this month are linked to the self-proclaimed Islamic State group, including many jailed previously over suspected extremist ties.

CSR initiatives essential in Saudi youth empowerment

CSR initiatives essential in Saudi youth empowerment

The importance of corporate social responsibility in the development of the Saudi community and empowerment of the youth is once again the highlight of the two-day CSR Saudi Arabia 2014 Summit that kicked off here in Jeddah on Monday.

Supreme Commission for EP development approved

Supreme Commission for EP development approved

The Council of Ministers on Monday approved establishment of a Supreme Commission for the development of the Eastern Province.

Baha emir supervises rescue operation after fire

Baha emir supervises rescue operation after fire

Prince Mishari Bin Saud, Emir of Baha, covers his face as smoke billows from a fire that enveloped warehouses of the Health Affairs Department in Baha on Monday.

Ministry of Agriculture steps up efforts to  promote organic products

Ministry of Agriculture steps up efforts to promote organic products

Minister of Agriculture Fahd Bin Abdul Rahman Balghunaim recently launched a national public awareness campaign on organic foods at its headquarters in Riyadh.

Solos exhibition presents unique artworks of 12 artists

Solos exhibition presents unique artworks of 12 artists

Solos, the region’s premier contemporary art fair, kicked off at the Equestrian Club Hall Thursday.

World  Children's Day marked with a  social play

World Children's Day marked with a social play

The office of "Maktab taujeeh wa irshad riyad atfal (Guidance and Counseling For Kindergarten)" held one-of-a-kind show to mark the first ever "World's Children's Day" celebration.

Alzheimer’s conference important: Princess Madhawi

Alzheimer’s conference important: Princess Madhawi

The second International Conference on Alzheimer’s Patients, that started here on Monday, discussed latest developments in the treatment of the disease.

May parents get reward for raising a good child

Very sad to read the article "Snake bite kills village boy" (Nov. 24) but consoled by the fact that he was only ten years old and was conscious of his obligatory prayer.

A throwback to slavery in the 1700s and 1800s

Slavery at its best. What are the workers, machines or animals lent to a neighbor? Reading the article "Company leaves Indian workers to fend for themselves" (Nov. 24) reminds me of the 1700s and

Rich Saudis must invest in their own country

This refers to the article "Saudi petrochem projects worth $60b in the pipeline" (Nov. 24). The Saudi government is always launching projects for the prosperity of citizens.

Please write with more facts than pure hatret

With reference to the article "Expat drivers harass our women" by Saud Al-Fawzan (Nov. 24), I am sad that some writers do not have constructive views about the expat community here and write

Dammam University bans colored abayas on campus

University of Dammam’s women’s campus has banned its students from wearing colored abayas.

Illegal workers stab policeman

A policeman was stabbed by three undocumented workers while he was arresting them. The men, of African nationalities, took the officer by surprise and jumped on him.

Baby mix-up at hospital irks parents

A hospital in Jubail has been forced to apologize after handing a newborn baby to the wrong parents.

How many expatriates have you invited to your home?

How many expatriates have you invited to your home?

This might look like a strange query but the long interview I had with an Arab expatriate in his country makes me pose

We need more airports

We need more airports

AL-RIYADH recently published a report from the committee of transport, communications, and information technology that

Teacher who waited years to be a mother dies in accident

A woman has died in a road accident on Thursday evening, only eight months on from having her first child after trying for many years, Al-Watan reported.

Death for man who killed and dumped woman in her 20s

A man convicted of murdering a young woman in Jeddah last year has been sentenced to death by Jeddah General Court, Al-Riyadh reported.

Three Jews attack Palestinian youth

Three young Israelis attacked a Palestinian youth in Al-Quds on Monday, police say, the latest sectarian incident in the increasingly tense city.

IS used ‘porn’ image to ‘trick’ followers

The self-proclaimed Islamic State group has been accused of using an image from a pornographic movie in their latest propaganda poster, UK’s The Independent reported on Sunday.

Women not equal to men: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday declared that women are not equal to men and launched a bitter attack against feminists in Turkey, claiming they reject the concept of motherhood.

Sisi heads to Rome on first European visit

Sisi heads to Rome on first European visit

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi left for Rome on Monday on his first European trip since becoming president.

Back to school

Back to school

Palestinian school girls attend a class at their school that witnesses said was damaged by Israeli shelling

Floods kill at least 17 in southern Morocco

Floods kill at least 17 in southern Morocco

Morocco’s government says heavy flooding in the south of the country has killed at least 17 people with a further 18

Israel trying to target Arab residency, welfare rights

The Israeli government is to seek powers to strip Arabs of their residency and welfare rights if they or their relatives participate in unrest, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

Hagel resigning as defense secretary

Hagel resigning as  defense secretary

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down from President Barack Obama’s Cabinet, senior administration officials

India names special envoy for China border talks

India on Monday named its powerful national security adviser as a special envoy on China, opening the way for resumption of talks on the disputed border, where tensions have risen in recent months

India-Pakistan tensions set to sour SAARC summit

India’s new premier heads to his first South Asia summit this week seeking stronger regional integration in the face of growing Chinese influence, but experts see little hope of progress while

Mom charged with trying to kill baby left in drain

A 30-year-old Sydney mother has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said on Monday.

US police shoot dead boy, 12, holding toy gun

US police shoot dead boy, 12, holding toy gun

A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun,

Bangladesh man gets death penalty for war crimes

Bangladesh man gets death penalty for war crimes

Bangladesh’s war crimes court on Monday sentenced a former ruling party official to hang for mass murder, the 14th

Death toll rises to 57 as survivors tell of Afghan volleyball bombing

Death toll rises to 57 as survivors tell of Afghan volleyball bombing

Survivors of a horrific suicide attack which killed 57 people at a volleyball game in eastern Afghanistan told on

Messi chasing new record at APOEL

Messi chasing new record at APOEL

After becoming the Spanish league’s all-time leading scorer over the weekend, Lionel Messi is chasing another

Rio launches mascots

Rio launches mascots

A bright yellow cat-like figure is the mascot of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Ko wins big on LPGA Tour

Ko wins big on LPGA Tour

New Zealand teen Lydia Ko parred the fourth playoff hole to beat Carlota Ciganda.

Ittihad sits atop Saudi basketball

Ittihad sits atop Saudi basketball

Ittihad is on top after the second week of action in the Saudi Basketball Premier League 2014-15 season.

F1 Ferrari has third boss in 9 months

F1 Ferrari has third boss in 9 months

Marco Mattiacci’s brief reign as Ferrari Formula One principal ended Monday with the troubled Fiat-owned outfit

Federer legend grows with Davis Cup win

Federer legend grows with Davis Cup win

It’s taken him 16 years as a pro, but Roger Federer finally has won all there is to win in tennis — well almost.All

AC Milan draws against Inter

AC Milan draws against Inter

Roberto Mancini’s first game back in charge of Inter ended with a 1-1 draw against city rival AC Milan in front of a

Clarke’s fitness doubts intensify

Clarke’s fitness doubts intensify

Injured Australian skipper Michael Clarke said Monday he will miss a vital lead-up game, raising fresh doubts about

Global demand for energy will rise 37% by ’40

Global demand for energy will increase 37 percent by 2040 despite no growth in energy demand from major developed nations throughout the forecast period, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said

Emaar records $4.66b total dividends in 2014

Emaar Properties PJSC has called for an Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) of its Board and shareholders on Monday at The Address Dubai Mall in Downtown Dubai.

Microsoft Arabia, Centennial Fund to launch ITCAN training program for entrepreneurs

MICROSOFT Arabia and The Centennial Fund have announced the launch of a training program aimed at providing technological and business expertise to Saudi entrepreneurs looking to start their own

Renovated Dubai Deira City Centre Residences offers unrivaled cosmopolitan living

Renovated Dubai Deira City Centre Residences offers unrivaled cosmopolitan living

After almost a year of renovation and an investment of over AED100m by owner Majid Al Futtaim, Pullman Dubai Deira

SMMC to participate at 4th Saudi Media Forum

SAUDI Media Measurement Company (SMMC), the nation’s first television audience measurement company and Gfk, an international research firm, have announced their participation at the Saudi Media Forum.

Bahrain financial services sector’s cost one of lowest

Bahrain has one of the lowest costs of operating a financial services business in the GCC region, with the average cost of key aspects such as licensing and registration, commercial rental rates,

4 Eyes, 2 Lenses: Visual Narratives Of Saudi Arabia

4 Eyes, 2 Lenses: Visual Narratives Of Saudi Arabia

Italian and American photojournalists Roberta Fedele and Miki Turner — two women, two different cultural backgrounds

Exploding excrement topples building in China

A cesspool filled with excrement has exploded in central China, injuring 15 people and knocking down a building, state-run media reported.

Thai leader pats reporter on head, tugs his ear

Thailand's military-installed prime minister, known for scolding journalists, is trying a new tack: patting their heads and tugging their ears.

US company introduces odor-eating toilet seat

Put down that aerosol spray can.

Katy to perform at Super Bowl halftime

Katy to perform at Super Bowl halftime

Katy Perry will perform in the Super Bowl 49 halftime show next February, the singer and the National Football League

The power of computers is such that it is hard to conceive of the day when anyone might return to a typewriter or even pen and paper.
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