Doctors rescue Saudi child by extracting bracelet from his stomach: report

  • RIYADH: A team of doctors managed to extract a potentially dangerous bracelet from the stomach of a Saudi six-year-old child. A team of medical specialists at King Abdulaziz Hospital in Jeddah conducted a two-and-a-half hour operation to save the child, who was admitted to hospital a few days ...
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Lakum Artspace opens in Riyadh with solo show by Ahmed Mater

  • RIYADH: The opening of Lakum Artspace took place on Dec. 8 during one of the busiest weeks for art and entertainment in the history of the Kingdom. Located in Umm Al-Hamam Al-Gharbi in Riyadh, the new space prides itself on being what it calls a “multifunctional hub,” which includes an a...
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Saudi Arabia’s first Diriyah Biennale signals new era for Kingdom’s cultural scene

  • On the evening of Dec. 10, about 300 guests from Saudi Arabia and abroad congregated just outside of the Diriyah Biennale Foundation in JAX, a new creative district in an industrial area of Riyadh’s historic Diriyah district, for the opening of the Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale — a historic...
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Authorities foil attempted cocaine smuggling in Dammam airport

  • RIYADH: The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority at King Fahd International Airport in Dammam has foiled an attempt to smuggle more than 2.6 kilograms of cocaine into Saudi Arabia. The illegal packages were found ingested inside the bodies of six travelers who arrived in the Kingdom through the a...
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Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast offers fascinating fun for vacationers

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast has emerged as a top destination for vacationers. It has marine life-filled waters, fantastic vistas, swimming and diving sites — making it an ideal summer destination. There are several excellent diving and swimming sites along the coastline, with the nort...
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Modern tech at hospitals serving pilgrims

  • MINA: The Ministry of Health has activated modern medical technology in hospitals at the holy sites to facilitate treatment and services for Hajj pilgrims. A telemedicine unit will be activated in these hospitals in cases where a doctor is not available onsite so that a patient’s condition can...
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Saudi authorities thwart attempt to smuggle millions of Captagon pills hidden in boxes of oranges

  • RIYADH: Saudi Customs foiled an attempt to smuggle over 4.5 million Captagon pills that were found hidden inside a shipment of oranges through the port of Jeddah. Authorities on state TV said Wednesday that the boxes full of oranges were examined by x-ray machines and showed that a large amou...
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Saudi customs officials find 1.6kg of cocaine in smugglers’ stomachs

  • JEDDAH: Customs officers in Saudi Arabia foiled attempts by two airline passengers to smuggle more than 1.6 kilograms of cocaine into the Kingdom. The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah said inspectors suspicious of a female passenger arriving i...
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Diverse Eid celebrations return to Saudi Arabia

  • KHAFJI/JEDDAH/MAKKAH: Last year’s Eid was limited to small celebrations at home due to the 24-hour curfew imposed across the Kingdom during the five-day holiday to tackle the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). However, the situation has transformed this year, as people are more reassured an...
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Saudi Arabia wants to see ‘verifiable deeds’ from talks with Iran, says official

  • JEDDAH: A Saudi Foreign Ministry official said on Friday that talks between the Kingdom and Iran aim to reduce regional tensions, but added it was too early to judge the outcome and Riyadh wanted to see “verifiable deeds.” The comments by Ambassador Rayed Krimly, head of policy planning at th...
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