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Palestinians to request int’l protection: senior official

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RAMALLAH, April 21 (Xinhua) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has demanded the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) representative at UN to request protection for the Palestinians, a senior official said Saturday. Saeb Erekat, the PLO Secretary General, told reporters at his Ramallah office in the West Bank that Abbas has issued the aforementioned directives to the […]

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Saudi Arabia’s air defense intercepts Houthi ballistic missile fired towards Jazan

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Saudi air defense forces managed to intercept a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militias from Yemen headed in the direction of Saudi Arabia’s border province of Jazan on Friday. Earlier this week, Saudi air defenses shot down a previous ballistic missile attack by the Houthis. Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the coalition’s spokesman, said the missile was […]

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Islam forbids incitement: Makkah Grand Mosque imam

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MAKKAH: The imam of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, Sheikh Saud bin Ibrahim Al-Shouraim, has asked Muslims to cooperate because Allah encourages and blesses unity, stressing the importance of working together to develop human societies. Al-Shouraim said in a Friday sermon that no matter how much people and societies developed scientifically and materially, they would […]

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Shoura Council member Lina Khaled Almaeena

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Lina Khaled Almaeena is Shoura Council member, businesswoman and philanthropist. She was born in Jeddah. She holds a BA in communications from George Mason University in Virginia and a master’s in psychology from the American University in London. Almaeena began her career as a writer and a journalist. She participated in writing programs for Saudi […]

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Spring festival brings Indian color to Saudi Arabia

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JEDDAH: A two-day Holi festival is bringing the colorful Indian and Nepali spring tradition to Saudi Arabia for the first time. The Festival of Colors at Benchmark in Jeddah offers participants a chance to drench each other with Holi colors in a symbolic celebration of spring. The delightful festival is celebrated across the Indian subcontinent […]

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Al-Bujairi Quarter, the historic gateway to Saudi Arabia’s Al-Diriyah

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Al-Bujairi Quarter is the gateway to the historic area of Al-Diriyah. It overlooks the eastern edge of Wadi Hanifah, just opposite to Al-Turaif neighborhood. The late Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulwahab and many scholars lived in Al-Bujairi district. The High Commission for the Development of Riyadh has developed the area in an urban way to restore its […]

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Saudi forum to be held on safety, health at work

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RIYADH: A two-day national forum in Saudi Arabia for occupational safety and health is to be hosted by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development in Riyadh this month to mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work. The two-day forum, which begins on April 28, targets occupation safety and health experts, employers and staff […]

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Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief distributes assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon

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JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) distributed humanitarian aid including birth kits, personal bags and baby blankets to Syrian female refugees staying in Osman Hospital and Central Hospital in Kattermaya, Kharoub province of Lebanon on Friday. This distribution is within the framework of the assistance provided by the center for displaced […]

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No new cases of avian flu recorded, says Saudi ministry

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JEDDAH: The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture announced on Friday that no cases of H5N8 avian flu had been recorded in Saudi Arabia in the previous 24 hours. The ministry said 13,923 samples had been collected from the Saudi regions since the beginning of the spread of the disease. The results revealed that 182 […]

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Where We Are Going Today: Gailah Hub, Jeddah’s moving cafe

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Gailah Hub is a pop-up cafe that moves around the city of Jeddah serving masoub — a banana bread pudding, and Chai Adani — black tea mixed with milk, cardamom, cloves and ginger. Gailah is a colloquial word that means “hanging out” and “being around friends.” The hub was created by six men who came […]

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