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Iraqi forces recapture last IS-held town

Baghdad, Nov 17: Iraqi forces, backed by the U.S.-led coalition, on Friday captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic State control.

Recapturing it means that IS has largely been neutralized in Iraq.

However,...

330,000 expats in Saudi working beyond retirement age

Riyadh, Nov 17: More than 330, 000 expatriates working in Saudi Arabia are over the age of 60 years as of the first half of this year, according to statistics published by “Mal” magazine and quoted by “Okaz” newspaper....

Saudi's first Women’s Sports Forum in Jeddah next month

JEDDAH, Nov 16: The first ever Women Sports Forum will be held next month in Jeddah under the patronage of Princess Reema Bint Bandar Bin Sultan, vice president of the General Authority of Sports and Planning.

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Qatar thousand times better off without Arab allies: Emir

Doha, Nov 15: Months into a dispute that has seen Doha cut off from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, Qatar’s Emir said Tuesday his country was “a thousand times better off” without them.

In a speech to the Shura...

Tremors felt across UAE, Kuwait, Israel; people rush out on streets

Dubai/Kuwait, Nov 13: Mild tremors felt several parts of United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Israel after a powerful earthquake struck near Iraq-Iran border killing dozens in the Islamic Republic last night.

In Kuwait, people rushed out of their homes...

Lebanese PM Hariri says he's free in Saudi Arabia

Nov 13: Lebanese Prime Minister Sa’ad Hariri, in his first public comments since his surprise November 4 resignation, dismissed speculation that he was held against his will in Saudi Arabia and said he plans to return home within days....

More than 200 killed as strong quake rocks Iran-Iraq border

Tehran, Nov 13: More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more injured when a 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook the mountainous Iran-Iraq border triggering landslides that hindered rescue efforts, officials said Monday.

The quake hit 30 kilometres (19 miles) southwest...

Saudi tightens security at oil facilities after Bahrain pipeline attack

Riyadh, Nov 12: The Saudi Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources has tightened security at all its oil facilities following the Bahrain pipeline attack, it announce on Saturday.

It also suspended pumping oil to Bahrain after the attack...

Saudi Arabia: Number of arrests in anti-graft swoop cross 200

Riyadh, Nov 10: Saudi Arabia said Thursday 201 people are being held for questioning in a massive anti-graft swoop on the elite, with at least $100 billion estimated to have been lost through corruption and embezzlement over several decades....

In a first, Qatar appoints four women to Shura Council

Nov 10: Qatar has appointed 28 new members to one of its most important consultative bodies, including four women, a royal decree announced.

The women will sit on the 45-strong Shura Council, which is responsible for discussing...