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SAUDI ARABIA discussed the possibility of Iranian pilgrims rejoining the Haj pilgrimage. The issue came up for discussions during talks in Jeddah between Minister of Haj and Umrah Muhammad Bantan and an Iranian delegation late Thursday. The two sides discussed at length arrangements concerning participation of the Iranian faithful in this year’s Haj. Saudi Press The post Minister in talks with Iranian team over Haj appeared first on Saudi G…
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A FUNDRAISER started by a pair of Muslim-American activists got a boost from famed Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, raising tens of thousands of dollars to aid a Jewish cemetery that was vandalized over the weekend. Approximately 180 tombstones were knocked over at the Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery in the University City suburb of The post Respect for the dead appeared first on Saudi…
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Indian Consul General Mohammed Noor Rahman Sheikh and Dr. Ali Al-Masri, director of the central blood bank at the Ministry of Health, and other MoH and consulate officials visit a blood donor after inaugurating the three-day blood donation camp at the premises of the Consulate General of India in Jeddah on Friday afternoon. There has The post Blood donation camp continues appeared first on Saudi…
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By Ayedh Al-Turaisi Authorities in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have warned that the large number of expatriate workers in the region are causing imbalances in the demographic structures of member states and as a result, they have called for measures to be taken to rectify the issue. Gulf countries have failed to keep the The post Growing gulf appeared first on Saudi…
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THE Ministry of Labor and Social Development said over 1,750 girls have run away from their homes and 67 percent of them were non-Saudis. The teenagers accounted for the largest percentage at 65 percent followed by victims of domestic violence at 35 percent, according to the ministry’s statistics report. Jeddah and Makkah registered the highest The post Number of runaway girls on the rise appeared first on Saudi G…
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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and visiting Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on Thursday held wide-ranging talks which focused mainly on further enhancing bilateral cooperation between the two countries. The talks held at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh also reviewed latest developments in the region. Earlier, Farmajo was accorded an official reception at The post King holds wide-ranging talks with Somali leader appeared first on Saudi…
02.23 / 21:21
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THE government of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman is committed to do everything that contributes to ensure the security of the country and its economy as well as the safety of its citizens, Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, said late Wednesday. “Electronic security is an integral The post Crown Prince: Security of nation and safety of citizens top priority appeared first on Saudi G…
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ABHA – A policeman was killed and an Indian expatriate injured in a Houthi attack from across the Yemeni border. Col. Muhammad Al-Asimi, spokesman of Civil Defense Directorate in Asir region, said that military projectiles fired by Houthis hit a residential neighborhood at around11.30 p.m. on Wednesday in Dhahran Al-Janoob in the southern Asir region. The post Policeman dies, Indian expat hurt in Houthi attack appeared first on Saudi G…
02.23 / 21:07
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THE World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that drivers who use cell phones while operating a vehicle are four times more likely to be in involved in an accident than drivers who do not. The organization has called upon governments worldwide to take preemptive measures and intensify public awareness campaigns, Al-Riyadh daily reported. Globally, over The post Life in a nut-cell appeared first on Saudi…
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PUNE — Australia’s Matt Renshaw admitted he feared he had let his teammates down by leaving the fray with an upset stomach before returning to hit a gritty half-century in the first Test against India Thursday. In the opening day of a four-match series between the world’s top two sides, Renshaw’s innings and some late The post Renshaw, Starc rescue Aussies appeared first on Saudi Gazette…
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DUBAI — Caroline Wozniacki reached her sixth career Dubai Tennis Championships semifinals when she defeated Catherine “Cici” Bellis 6-3, 6-2 Thursday.
 Wozniacki, who won the Dubai title in 2011, reached the Doha final last week. She’s played nine matches in the last nine days.
 Bellis, the youngest player in the draw at 17, scored the The post Wozniacki storms into semis appeared first on Saudi Gazet…
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Program targets 3.45 GW of renewables by 2020 and 9.5 GW by 2023 THE Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources has launched its first requests for qualifications (RFQ) for the Kingdom’s National Renewable Energy Program (NREP). The RFQ process for the NREP is open to The post Request phase of renewable energy program launched appeared first on Saudi Gaz…
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