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Billions earmarked for Madinah

Jeddah, Mar 14: The holy city of Madinah will have a major facelift shortly as a large number of development projects are being implemented there at a cost of more than SR 100 billion.

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Saudi Arabia wants world to stand up to Israeli aggression

Riyadh, Mar 12: The Council of Ministers yesterday condemned Israeli attempts to storm Al-Aqsa Mosque and its aggressive practices against worshippers, students and the Holy Qur’an, calling on the international community to take a firm stand against such provocative acts...

Over 550,000 to hone skills at Makkah forum

Jeddah, Mar 11: More than 550,000 young Saudi men and women are expected to participate in the third edition of Makkah Youth Forum 2013, which was launched here yesterday by Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal....

Longtime refugees may get Saudi citizenship

Jeddah, Mar 10: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal yesterday indicated that Saudi Arabia may give citizenship to refugees who have been living in the Kingdom for several years as part of government’s efforts to correct their...

Counterfeit items are ‘time bombs’

Madinah, Mar 9The poorly manufactured and unsafe electronic products that have saturated the Saudi market are “time bombs” just waiting to go off, said the western regional director of Mutabaqah — the laboratory testing arm of...

KSA offers India $ 625 bn investment opportunities

Jeddah, Mar 8: Saudi Arabia is offering investment opportunities worth $ 625 billion to Indian businessmen in vital sectors such as infrastructure, petrochemicals, electricity, IT, tourism, natural gas production, agriculture and education.

“We had successful meetings with Indian...

15 Saudis among 100 most powerful Arab women

Jeddah, Mar 7: Fifteen Saudi women who are breaking new grounds in the social, educational, economic, political and cultural fields have been named in the list of the world’s 100 most powerful Arab women, published this...

Clashes in Jerusalem after Israelis enter Al-Aqsa Masjid

Jarusalem, Mar 6: Clashes erupted in Jerusalem on Wednesday after eight Jewish settlers entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque under the protection of Israeli police, Egyptian state news agency MENA reported.

The settlers prayed in front of the mosque before...

Bollywood-style reunion in Dubai: Uzbek mum meets Indian son she left after birth

Dubai, Mar 6: Dubai’s police described it as a plot similar to an Indian movie. The main characters are an Indian father, an Uzbek mother and their son but the setting was thousands of miles from...

Jeddah Islamic Port making its mark as a global shipping hub

Jeddah, Mar 4: The Jeddah Islamic Port ranks among the top 100 global ports annually. In fact, the establishment of an integrated project will ensure the presence of a security system that fills any gaps or...