‘Instead of damning the darkness, light a candle’

  • RIYADH: Bihar Anjuman, a community service organization, held their annual program “Parwaz” on Friday night.The organization engages in humanitarian activities seeking financial support for child education in poor and weaker sections of society. The annual event, which included children’s...
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Hail girl pays for Yemeni child’s hospital treatment

  • JEDDAH: Citizens in Hail expressed pride in Mashael Nasser Al-Rushaidan, an only child who donated SR4,810 ($1,283) to pay for the treatment of Omar Fayez Mohammad, a Yemeni who was born in Hail General Hospital and could only be discharged after payment of the bill. A video circulated on soci...
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Over 4 million narcotic pills seized in Duba port

  • JEDDAH: Saudi authorities have seized more than 4 million narcotic pills that were hidden in a number of shipments coming through the northwestern port of Duba, a customs official said on Saturday. Duba Port Customs Director Ali Al-Otuwi said more than 1 million Captagon tablets were found in ...
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Pakistan now on the road to progress

  • March 23 is an unforgettable day of our national history. The Muslims of South Asia were striving for an identity since long but they did not have any destination before them. It was this day, which converged our vision, not only for a destination but we were also able to achieve that goal, Pak...
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Saudi Arabia pledges technical support to Lanka in desalination projects

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has pledged to support Sri Lanka by offering its expertise in the desalination sector, Rauf Hakeem, Sri Lankan minister of city planning and water resources, told Arab News. Hakeem met with his counterpart, Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Fadhli, minister of water, enviro...
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MoH finds alarming ignorance of breast cancer facts

  • JEDDAH: A new investigation by the Health Ministry has revealed a severe drop in the number of women who go for a breast cancer test, despite this being the most common cancer among women in the Kingdom.A source at the ministry said that the number of women who underwent breast cancer tests didn...
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MiSK Global Forum gives inspiring vision of the future

  • RIYADH: Inspiring achievements by both man and machine were the highlight of the second day of the MiSK Global Forum here on Wednesday.The audience heard how an Egyptian became the first among his compatriots to climb mountains on all six continents; how a retired American animator helped found...
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Experts to discuss development of Kingdom’s maritime sector

  • RIYADH: The Kingdom will host 20 experts from the United States, Britain, Germany, France, Asia and the Gulf countries to discuss development of the maritime sector in Saudi Arabia at the 12th edition of the International Conference on Transport and Logistics in Jeddah on Tuesday.The conference...
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Saudi Arabia provides health care to Syrian refugees at Zaatari

  • RIYADH: The Saudi Specialized Clinics (SSC), the medical arm of the Saudi National Campaign (SNC), which is offering humanitarian support to distressed Syrians, provided medical services to about 500 Syrians living in Al-Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan during the month of September.An SNC official...
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Insurance firms to use obesity, smoking as factors to determine insurance premiums

  • RIYADH: The results of a study by the Health Insurance Council related to “Preventive Health and Impact of Its Application by Insurance Companies on Insured,” showed health insurance companies should include smoking and obesity in the factors that determine insurance premiums. These should be...
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