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When will expats be treated with respect by Saudi airport immigration officers?

I have a message for the Director General of the Passports Department, which I received from one of my readers. Allow me to tell you what happened to this reader, who is a respectable woman, a doctor and someone well known in society.

Why are there so many unmarried Saudi women?

In our society, there are several contradictions and these contradictions are the by-products of our customs and traditions. These customs have gained ground in society and only a few can bypass them.

How to fight sexual harassment

Sexual harassment is a crisis faced by most countries in the world.

Des(s)ert delight

Des(s)ert delight

OVER the past few years the US consumer has seen a bombardment of numerous different kinds of mineral waters to buy, followed swiftly by all different kinds of milk including soy, almond and rice milk.

Why become a hafidh or hafidha

Why become a hafidh or hafidha

A HAFIDH (for males) or hafidha (for females) is someone who has memorized the entire Holy Qur’an, who has retained its beautiful verses in their hearts and minds.

Gulf producers win case for no OPEC output cut

Gulf producers win case for no OPEC output cut

Gulf oil producers on Thursday won the case for keeping OPEC output unchanged, overriding calls from poorer members of the exporters’ group for action to halt a slide in crude prices.

A dangerous hobby — Is the thrill of motorcycling worth the risks?

A dangerous hobby — Is the thrill of motorcycling worth the risks?

MANY young people are dying on the Kingdom’s roads as riding motorbikes grows in popularity with many riders failing to wear helmets and riding recklessly.

Thanksgiving for Muslims

Thanksgiving for Muslims

THANKSGIVING Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States.

Fast food finds new Saudi fans

Fast food finds new Saudi fans

THE eating habits of many families have changed. For many young people, home food is no longer the next best thing.

Erdogan’s grand palace: Costly folly or symbol of new Turkey?

Erdogan’s grand palace: Costly folly or symbol of new Turkey?

FOR critics, it is the latest excess of an authoritarian ruler, a folly comparable to the notorious Palace of the People of deposed Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.

Rijal Alma — A magnet for nature lovers

Rijal Alma — A magnet for nature lovers

RIJAL ALMA, about 45 kilometers west of Abha, is one of the most prominent cultural and archeological destinations in the Kingdom.

Souring ties with Google

Souring ties with Google

The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly for the break-up of Google Thursday in a largely symbolic vote.

Colorful war of words plays out on Gaza’s battered walls

Colorful war of words plays out on Gaza’s battered walls

EVERYWHERE you turn, walls in the Gaza Strip are covered with paint.

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad: An architect of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)

“The emperor of learning. A person of the caliber of Plato, Aristotle and Pythagoras.”

Dua: The boundless app

Throughout the ages, people have developed various means of long distance communication.

Abdul Vahid elected new chairman of Jeddah Indian school

Abdul Vahid elected new chairman of Jeddah Indian school

Mohammed Raziq Abdul Vahid from Kerala has been elected new chairman of the managing committee of the International

Humanitarian Action Forum held in Jeddah

Humanitarian Action Forum held in Jeddah

IIROSA Secretary-General Ehsan Saleh Taieb (3rd right) and Majdi Al-Toukhi (2nd left), IIROSA’s director for risk and

Emir calls for transparency in transactions

Makkah Emir Prince Mishal Bin Abdullah, who is also the chairman of the regional council, has issued directives to implement the principle of transparency in transactions between the governorate.

Shoura proposes ministry for environment

The Health and Environment Committee in the Shoura Council adopted a recommendation for setting up a ministry for the environment and increase the number of radiation monitoring stations to cover

Aleppo Christians hold out despite threats from IS fighters

TENS of thousands of Christians have fled Syria’s war-wracked second city Aleppo.

Israel’s lurch to the right dims two-state peace prospects

A CARTOON in Israel’s left-leaning Haaretz newspaper showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Deadly Drive!

Deadly Drive!

A man drives his motorcycle over a puddle in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, Thursday.

Syrian troops kill 30 rebels

Syrian government forces have killed at least 30 rebels in an ambush in the suburbs of Damascus where troops and allied gunmen have been on the offensive for weeks.

Hamas cell busted, claims Israel

Israel’s Shin Bet security service says it has uncovered a Hamas network in the West Bank that was planning large-scale attacks against Israelis in occupied Jerusalem.

Khamenei not opposed to talks extension

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday he was not against an extension of nuclear talks between the Islamic Republic and world powers.

Erdogan slams ‘ego complex’ of critics

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan savaged critics of his remarks that Muslim explorers travelled to the Americas before Columbus as suffering from an “ego complex”

California farm sows seeds for next generation

California farm sows seeds for next generation

GROWING up among rows of purple haze carrots, delicate Mara des Bois strawberries and corn sweet enough to eat raw,

Leaders retreat to Himalayan hideout amid Indo-Pakistan chill

SOUTH Asian leaders huddled behind closed doors at a picturesque Himalayan hill station in Nepal on Thursday.

India announces new visa rules

Tourists traveling to India from 43 countries including the US will no longer have to queue at their local consulates to obtain visas.

‘Raped’ girls killed selves: Investigators

Two girls found hanging earlier this year in northern India committed suicide and were not gang-raped and murdered as previously thought.

17 inmates die of poisoning in Venezuela

At least 17 Venezuelan inmates who had been on hunger strike over prison conditions, died Wednesday of drug poisoning.

Ebola vaccine promising in trials: NIH

Researchers say they’re a step closer to developing an Ebola vaccine.

Protests in Ferguson, elsewhere muted

The streets of Ferguson, Missouri, were mostly quiet on Wednesday after two nights of racially charged unrest.

Cricket mourns Hughes

Cricket mourns Hughes

The cricket world was in mourning Thursday following the death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, who died in a

Tragedy puts safety in the spotlight

Tragedy puts safety in the spotlight

Phillip Hughes’ death from head injuries has reopened the decades-old debate.

Atletico, Arsenal in knockout

Atletico, Arsenal in knockout

Striker Mario Mandzukic scored a hat trick as Spanish champion Atletico Madrid thrashed Olympiakos 4-0.

Spieth steals show in Sydney

Spieth steals show in Sydney

Rising American talent Jordan Spieth upstaged Rory McIlroy.

LeBron powers Cavs over Wizards

LeBron powers Cavs over Wizards

LeBron James produced game highs of 29 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists Wednesday to spark the Cleveland

‘Double points to be scrapped next year’

The controversial ‘double points’ system in the final Formula One Grand Prix of the season will be abandoned next year, British magazine Autosport reported Wednesday.

What they are saying

What they are saying

“RIP you little champ, we are all going to miss you! Love, prayers to all the Hughes family xxxx.”

Shock and sadness

Shock and sadness

David Warner left the hospital in tears, the pain of losing teammate and friend Phillip Hughes shattering his usually

Movenpick Hotel opens new spa in Bahrain

Movenpick Hotel opens new spa in Bahrain

Movenpick Hotel in Bahrain has opened its newest facility.

India eases rules to boost tourism

India eases rules to boost tourism

Tourists traveling to India from 43 countries, including the US, will no longer have to queue at their local consulates.

Hungarians fear govt is stealing their pensions

Hungarians fear govt is stealing their pensions

Hungarian Tamas Merei believes his government is going to take away the $25,000 he has in his pension pot.

An eye on world’s largest car market

An eye on world’s largest car market

China is the new El Dorado for US automakers looking to develop sales of their luxury brands, which globally are

A Jollibee treat for multiracial students

Multiracial students at the Millennium Star International School (MSIS) here recently got their first taste of Filipino foods served by the Philippine food-chain-store Jollibee.

Toyota recalls cars for air bag woes

Toyota recalls cars for air bag woes

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling more than 40,000 vehicles in Japan as part of an ongoing air bag problem.

The aftermath of the August killing of Michael Brown, a young black petty thief in Ferguson, Missouri, was bad enough.
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