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Iran passes death sentences after claiming arrest of 17 CIA spies

Dubai, Jul 22: Iran has captured 17 spies working for the US Central Intelligence Agency(CIA) and some have been sentenced to death, Iranian media reported on Monday. State television quoted the Intelligence Ministry as saying it had broken up...

Indian comedian dies on stage while performing stand-up act in Dubai

Dubai, Jul 21: Indian comedian Manjunath Naidu died on stage while performing a stand-up act in Dubai.

The performer, originally from Chennai, passed away from a reported cardiac arrest on July 19 at the Signature Hotel.

"I was...


King Salman approves hosting of US troops in Saudi Arabia to enhance regional security

Jeddah/Washington, Jul 20: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman approved hosting US forces in the Kingdom to boost regional security and stability, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday.

The ministry tweeted that Saudi Arabia and the...

Saudis warned against using FaceApp

Riyadh, Jul 19: The National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA) has warned people against using the viral face-transforming mobile application FaceApp, citing the software’s use of personal information.

The app allows users to upload photos of their faces and...

Hajj pilgrim medical teams follow Health Ministry guidelines

Riyadh, Jul 18: Medical missions accompanying Hajj pilgrims from overseas countries are following Ministry of Health guidelines, according to officials.

The ministry has issued guidelines saying that it requires the teams accompanying pilgrims to comply with technical...

King Salman issues directive for Saudi Arabia to host families of Christchurch attack victims during Hajj season

Riyadh, Jul 17: Saudi Arabia will host 200 Hajj pilgrims of families of victims of the terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand on the orders of King Salman, a Saudi Press Agency report said.

The attack in...

UAE offers visa fee exemptions to children under 18

Abu Dhabi, Jul 15: The tourist visa fee waiver for children younger than 18 travelling to United Arab Emirates (UAE) came into effect for the first time this summer on Monday.

The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA)...

‘Quality education’ key to boosting Saudi women’s workforce participation

New York, Jul 12: Saudi Arabia, represented by its permanent mission to the UN, held a symposium on Wednesday to discuss the importance of quality education in increasing women’s participation in the labor force.

The delegation hosted...

Arab spring hasn't failed, it has just begun: Tawakkul Karman

Mainau Island, Jul 9: Days before Tawakkul Karman, then 32, was to become the face of Arab Spring -- a series of pro-democracy movements that swept much of the Middle East and North Africa in 2011, shaking some of the...

Princess Reema bint Bandar meets President Trump, presents credentials as Saudi envoy to US

Jeddah, Jul 9: Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States, Princess Reema bint Bandar, has met with President Donald Trump and presented her credentials as the Kingdom's top diplomat in Washington.

"HRH Ambassador @rbalsaud met with @POTUS Donald J....