- The fight to end child marriage
- King Abdullah University for Science and Technology launches winter program to ‘broaden students’ horizons’
- Jeddah to host first global village in Saudi Arabia
- Makkah governor launches raft of pilgrimage initiatives
- Initiative launched to ensure better working conditions for Saudi women
- Finance Minister Al-Jadaan leads Saudi delegation at Arab economic summit
- FaceOf: Bader Saleh, Saudi comedian, writer, editor, and actor
- Despite setbacks, Arab summit at media forefront
- US Senator Graham urges Trump to meet Pakistan PM Khan
- Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City ease past Huddersfield to cut Liverpool’s Premier League lead
Posted: 20 Jan 2019 12:58 PM PST
Sun, 2019-01-20 23:53
RIYADH: When Saudi Arabia's Shoura Council voted on Jan. 11 to ban child marriage in the Kingdom, it joined a global movement seeking to end a practice that is harmful not just to girls' health — child brides are more likely to experience domestic violence and die in childbirth — but also to their future, as they are less likely to remain in school.
Posted: 20 Jan 2019 11:36 AM PST
Sun, 2019-01-20 23:23
JEDDAH: The tenth edition of the Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) at King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST) was launched this week by the university's president, Dr. Tony Chan.
Posted: 20 Jan 2019 03:35 PM PST
Sun, 2019-01-20 23:20
JEDDAH: For the first time in Saudi Arabia, Jeddah will host a multicultural festival that takes visitors on a virtual tour of 50 countries.
Posted: 20 Jan 2019 12:34 PM PST
Sun, 2019-01-20 23:18
JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, opened the Makkah Cultural Forum on Sunday, where he addressed growing demands to improve pilgrimage experiences for Muslims visiting holy sites and cities in Saudi Arabia.
Posted: 20 Jan 2019 12:31 PM PST
Sun, 2019-01-20 23:03
RIYADH: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development on Sunday launched a unified organization for women's work environment initiative. It aims to create an attractive working environment for women in various labor market activities, while also helping the private sector to attract female workers.
Posted: 20 Jan 2019 12:12 PM PST
Sun, 2019-01-20 23:07
JEDDAH: Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan arrived in Beirut on Saturday to lead the Saudi delegation at an Arab economic summit.
Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri and Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Walid bin Abdullah Bukhari and other embassy officials received the minister.
The meeting is the first economic and development summit to be held since 2013, and comes as Syria, Yemen and Libya remain gripped by violence and Iraq confronts a massive reconstruction challenge after its costly victory over Daesh.
Posted: 20 Jan 2019 12:07 PM PST
Sun, 2019-01-20 22:53
Bader Saleh is a comedian, writer, editor, and actor from Saudi Arabia. He is one of the first star comedians that rose through YouTube in the Arab world. He began his career in 2010.
He shot to fame through a show titled "Eysh Elly" (What is) in Arabic, which was posted on his YouTube channel. The show got 395,515,437 hits and the number of subscribers to the channel exceeded 3.2 million.
Saleh gained a huge fan following. Due to his essentiality, professionalism, and influence in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, many organizations chose to work with him.
Posted: 20 Jan 2019 11:29 AM PST
Sun, 2019-01-20 22:18
BEIRUT: Journalists from across the world gathered in Lebanon's Beirut Waterfront to cover the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit on Sunday despite the tumultuous days leading up to the event.
It was not just Arab and Middle Eastern journalists who were present at the summit's official media center; reporters from Japan, Europe and the US were also in attendance.
There were conflicting reports on the number of journalists attending, ranging from 600 to double that. The summit's official spokesman Dany Najim said 1,200 journalists covered the event.
Posted: 20 Jan 2019 10:59 AM PST
Sun, 2019-01-20 21:53
ISLAMABAD: US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Sunday President Donald Trump should meet Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan as soon as possible to reset long-difficult US relations with Pakistan and push for a peaceful settlement in Afghanistan.
The comments, which add to growing signs of improved relations between Islamabad and Washington, come amid efforts to press on with talks between the Taliban and the United States aimed at an agreement to end 17 years of war in Afghanistan.
Posted: 20 Jan 2019 10:49 AM PST
Sun, 2019-01-20 15:49
HUDDERSFIELD: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was far from satisfied despite a 3-0 win away to Huddersfield Town on Sunday that saw his side cut Liverpool's lead at the top of the Premier League table to four points.
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