Category: Saudi Arabia

Over-use of smart phones, iPads harming kids: Experts warn

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Author: GHAZANFAR ALI KHAN Mon, 2017-07-03 03:00 ID: 1499036698824602100 RIYADH: Children as young as four-year-old years are becoming so addicted to smart phones and iPads that they require psychological treatment and help for other ailments including weak vision and memory, local pediatricians warned on Sunday.“Parents who allow babies and toddlers to access tablets and computers […]

Preparations finalized for much-awaited Souq Okaz festival in Taif

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Author: SHARIF M. TAHA Mon, 2017-07-03 03:24 ID: 1499036698774600700 RIYADH: The Saudi Commission of Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has finalized preparations for the 11th edition of Souq Okaz, scheduled to kick off on July 12 under the patronage of King Salman. Located on the outskirts of the resort city of Taif, the Souq is […]

Al-Jubeir: Measures against Qatar painful but necessary

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Author: ARAB NEWS Mon, 2017-07-03 03:00 ID: 1499036698794601200 WASHINGTON: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said measures taken against Qatar were painful considering its status as a brotherly and neighboring country, but were warranted due to its support for terrorist and extremist organizations, as well as its interference in the internal affairs of other countries.In an […]

KSA, UAE, Egypt, Bahrain show legality of measures against Qatar at WTO meeting

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Author: ARAB NEWS Mon, 2017-07-03 03:26 ID: 1499036698744600400 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain have informed the World Trade Organization (WTO) of the legality of severing diplomatic and consulate ties with Qatar, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.The four countries, which voiced their stance on the sidelines of a WTO meeting in Geneva, […]

Jeddah to host screenings of international films

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Author: MOHAMMED AL-SULAMI Mon, 2017-07-03 03:00 ID: 1499036698804601500 JEDDAH: Jeddah will this month host screenings of international films, organized by the Saudi-Arab Society for Culture and Art. The screenings will take place in two five-day periods, with the first starting July 7 and the second starting July 29. Films will be shown with Arabic translations. […]

US retired general recognizes Gulf young leaders’ role in limiting Iran’s expansion in region

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Author: ARAB NEWS Sun, 2017-07-02 21:19 ID: 1499012389662331300 JEDDAH: US Ret. Gen. Jack Keane thanked young Saudi and UAE leaders for limiting Iran’s expansion in the region, especially in Yemen. “(I am) thankful to (Crown Prince) Mohammed bin Salman from Saudi Arabia… and Mohammed bin Zayed (crown prince of Abu Dhabi)… both are young people, […]

Expats must pay dependents’ fees before Iqama renewal or re-entry visa: Passports Department

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Author: GHAZANFAR ALI KHAN & SHARIF M. TAHA Sun, 2017-07-02 22:03 ID: 1499013843242455000 RIYADH: The General Directorate of Passports of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said that the issuance of exit/re-entry visas for expatriates and the renewal of residence permits will not be made unless fees levied on dependents of foreign workers are paid in […]

Saudi Arabia keen to support all means to wipe out terrorism: Information minister

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Author: ARAB NEWS Sun, 2017-07-02 04:19 ID: 1498948053256240800 JEDDAH: The Minister of Culture and Information, Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad, has stressed the Kingdom’s keenness to “support all means to contain and wipe out terrorism, and end its funding.” Al-Awwad’s remarks came at the conclusion of his three-day visit to Germany where he met officials of […]
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