Bill Gates praises Muslim World League’s work in supporting rural health

  • RIYADH: Bill Gates acknowledged how much help the experience of the Muslim World League (MWL) in developmental health would be for his foundation's future projects in Nigeria. He also expressed his admiration for the work of the MWL’s health center in N’Djamena, capital of Chad.During his...
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‘A society that doesn’t have women playing a role is doomed to failure,’ says veteran Saudi editor

  • RIYADH: The inaugural Women Economic Forum KSA ended on Tuesday, having brought together more than 1,000 participants, among them business leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs, NGOs, artists and students for interactive discussions, inspiring keynotes and high-level networking....
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Women’s Economic Forum opens in Riyadh

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is opening a new page in its history, Sophie Le Ray, founder of the WIL Series, said as she opened the Women’s Economic Forum in Riyadh on Monday....
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Special security forces display latest equipment at Janadriyah festival in Saudi Arabia

  • RIYADH: Commander Lt. Gen. Mufleh bin Salim Al-Otaibi opened the Special Security Forces Exhibition on Friday at the 32nd Janadriyah National Heritage and Culture Festival....
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Historic Taif fortresses were built to last

  • JEDDAH: Taif city is rich with antique fortresses and castles that have withstood the test of time over many historical periods. These fortresses and castles, considered very interesting touristic landmarks, have always attracted visitors....
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Great memories: The old neighborhoods of Makkah

  • MAKKAH: Residents of Makkah’s old neighborhoods used to provide all manner of services and facilities to pilgrims who came from all over the world to perform Hajj. Many of these neighborhoods were demolished to modernize Makkah and accommodate 30 million pilgrims by 2030. Historical writer Sa...
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Somali with foreign currency, official documents arrested in Riyadh

  • JEDDAH: A Somali was arrested in Riyadh for forging Saudi currency and official documents. He was apprehended carrying forged banknotes of different denominations and official documents.Riyadh police received a tip that a Somali national was involved in forging Saudi currency and official...
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Crown prince visits injured security men who thwarted plan to target Grand Mosque

  • MAKKAH: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr, visited security personnel who were injured while foiling a terrorist plan to target the Grand Mosque. He visited them at the security forces hospital in Makkah, and expressed pride in their sacrifices and courage in ma...
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King Abdullah Port completes construction of central operations room for customs

  • JEDDAH: The Ports Development Co., the owner and developer of the King Abdullah Port, announced that building a central operations room for monitoring and linking customs X-ray inspection systems in the port has been completed. A wireless network will connect all customs inspection areas. The ...
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After video of book-ripping goes viral, expert calls for reform in Saudi education system

  • JEDDAH: It has become something of a ritual. The last day of school and the accompanying relief that there is no more studying or lugging 20 kilos of books around means that some students abandon all propriety and rip apart their textbooks. Recently, primary school students in Tabuk were caugh...
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