Nearly 2 million pilgrims seek forgiveness at Arafat

  • ARAFAT: Nearly two million pilgrims, from all corners of the world, converged on the plains of Arafat, 15 km from the holy city of Makkah, on Sunday to perform the most important ritual of Haj — Wuqoof-e-Arafat.A white sea of the faithful surged from Mina to Arafat as dawn broke on the second day...
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Eastern Europe emerges as new tourist destination for Saudis

  • JEDDAH: Eastern Europe, known for its natural beauty and hospitality, is turning out to be an attractive destination for Saudi tourists. Another reason why this part of the world is attractive is the recent political upheavals being witnessed in many countries.Bosnia and Georgia are among the...
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Customs to collect fees, revenues through Sadad

  • JEDDAH: Customs Department sources said the department is going to rely entirely on the Sadad system to collect customs duties and revenues starting next week.The sources confirmed that there will be no other option for payment except Sadad, and all importers and customs brokers must use Sadad to...
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Saudi aid unmatched

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia continues to play a key role in providing humanitarian assistance to Arab, Islamic and allied countries with an aim to decrease human sufferings caused by natural disasters or wars.The service to Islam and Muslims has been at the top of the Kingdom’s priorities because of the...
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Major plan to check radiation hazards

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has embarked on a major plan to check hazards posed by radiation at health facilities and ensure adequate safety arrangements to avoid possible danger to lives of health workers and patients. The plan is to generate awareness about dangers of radiation, make radiation safety...
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Orphanage rejects rumors following inmate’s death

  • DAMMAM: The social care center for orphans in Al-Ahsa has denied that a female inmate’s death was due to negligence by the center or lack of medical attention.“Haifa Al-Eisa fell in the washroom when she went to perform ablution for the fajr prayer, and was immediately rushed to hospital,” Riham...
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MoH offers 1,255 jobs under self-job program from today

  • RIYADH: The Ministry of Health (MoH) will offer a variety of job opportunities to qualified Saudi men and women from Sunday in various parts of the Kingdom under its self-employment program.Announcing the recruitment of 1,255 personnel, an official from the Ministry of Health said here that...
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Solar plane allowed to use KSA airspace

  • RIYADH: The Saudi Aviation Authority granted the Solar Impulse 2 plane to fly over Saudi Arabia for two days starting Friday, heading to Abu-Dhabi from Cairo on its last leg. Solar Impulse's around-the-world voyage began in March 2015 in Abu Dhabi and is billed the longest solar trip in...
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Drugs hidden in intestines

  • JEDDAH: The Customs Department at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah successfully aborted two attempts to smuggle 1.1kg heroin and cocaine products, and 695 grams of heroin, hidden in the intestines of two passengers arriving in the Kingdom.Hamoud Al-Falai, director general of...
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6 Saudi women get US nuclear medicine certification

  • JEDDAH: Six Saudi female scholarship students, along with four of their male colleagues, have received US board certification in nuclear medicine technology.This is the largest number of Saudi students who have graduated with this rare specialization, local media reported on Friday. Sarah Yasir...
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