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Taif closes popular park after increase in visitors during Eid

JEDDAH: With summer knocking on our doors, Saudi travelers will head to the Kingdom’s airports for their first international journeys in over a year — but many face challenges ahead. After more than 14 months of international flight bans, Saudis are ready to don their blue disposable face masks and use up their air miles on…

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Saudi Arabia leads Arab action in UN to highlight Palestine violence

JEDDAH: With summer knocking on our doors, Saudi travelers will head to the Kingdom’s airports for their first international journeys in over a year — but many face challenges ahead. After more than 14 months of international flight bans, Saudis are ready to don their blue disposable face masks and use up their air miles on…

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Saudi physics team wins 5 international medals on Eid

RIYADH: Old neighborhoods in the heart of the city of Hail, in northern Saudi Arabia, are popular attractions, especially with older visitors who like to wander around and look at the traditional mud houses that remind them of their childhood days. In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in the region in…

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Building on tradition: The enduring appeal of Hail’s mud houses

RIYADH: Old neighborhoods in the heart of the city of Hail, in northern Saudi Arabia, are popular attractions, especially with older visitors who like to wander around and look at the traditional mud houses that remind them of their childhood days. In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in the region in…

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Diverse Eid celebrations return to Saudi Arabia

KHAFJI/JEDDAH/MAKKAH: Last year’s Eid was limited to small celebrations at home due to the 24-hour curfew imposed across the Kingdom during the five-day holiday to tackle the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). However, the situation has transformed this year, as people are more reassured and eager to celebrate the occasion with their families. After a month of fasting…

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Saudi Arabia condemns attacks by Israeli forces at Al-Aqsa

    JEDDAH: With Ramadan drawing to a close, a family and friends charity celebrated the success of their ninth consecutive year in operation ahead of Eid festivities. Abdulmajeed Hashem, the 25-year-old founder of Jeddah-based charity Khair for All, told Arab News about how his family and friends played their part in giving and lending…

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What Saudi citizens need to know to travel safely

RIYADH: King Salman has issued a royal order appointing Suhail bin Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Abanmi as governor of the Zakat, Tax, and Customs Authority, with the rank of minister, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) announced on Saturday. The new body is a merger of the former General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT), which Abanmi…

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King Salman appoints Abanmi as governor of Zakat, Tax, and Customs Authority

JEDDAH: With one week to go before international travel resumes, Saudis are being encouraged to cover all the necessary basics before leaving the country. During a joint press conference on Sunday, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) and the Council of Cooperative Health Insurance (CCHI) shared new instructions and updated travel insurance policies for…

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KSA poll finds 72 percent fall in Saudi socializing in pandemic-hit Ramadan

JEDDAH: Saudi authorities have said that they are “remaining vigilant” and continuing to penalize people who violate health and quarantine measures in the Kingdom.On Saturday, media spokesman for Hail region police Tariq Al-Nassar said that 11 people were arrested in the region for violating quarantine rules after they were notified of positive COVID-19 tests.Preliminary legal…

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Mosque named after King Salman to be built in Islamabad

Opportunities for mutual benefit beckon as Pakistan PM Imran Khan begins Saudi Arabia visit ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has long enjoyed warm relations with Saudi Arabia, deeply rooted in their common faith, shared history and mutual support in times of crisis. More than 2 million Pakistanis work in the Kingdom, contributing to its prosperity and sending home billions…

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets Pakistan army chief

Not only does she report on the growing empowerment of women in Saudi Arabia, journalist Deema Al-Khudair said that every day she gets to experience the advances and greater freedoms women in the Kingdom now enjoy as a result of the ongoing reforms under her nation’s Vision 2030 development plan. During an interview on “The…

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan embarks on three-day visit to Saudi Arabia

Not only does she report on the growing empowerment of women in Saudi Arabia, journalist Deema Al-Khudair said that every day she gets to experience the advances and greater freedoms women in the Kingdom now enjoy as a result of the ongoing reforms under her nation’s Vision 2030 development plan. During an interview on “The…

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Two Holy Mosques chief receives Sudanese culture minister

DUBAI: It goes without saying that happiness is a subjective experience, unique to every individual. As such, measuring an entire society’s emotional disposition and ranking it against another might be considered an imperfect science — though perhaps a fairer reflection of comparative social wellbeing than gross domestic product (GDP) figures alone. Nevertheless, one thing is…

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Saudi team competes in world’s largest pre-college science fair

DUBAI: It goes without saying that happiness is a subjective experience, unique to every individual. As such, measuring an entire society’s emotional disposition and ranking it against another might be considered an imperfect science — though perhaps a fairer reflection of comparative social wellbeing than gross domestic product (GDP) figures alone. Nevertheless, one thing is…

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Saudi mosque restoration project’s success highlighted during Ramadan

DUBAI: It goes without saying that happiness is a subjective experience, unique to every individual. As such, measuring an entire society’s emotional disposition and ranking it against another might be considered an imperfect science — though perhaps a fairer reflection of comparative social wellbeing than gross domestic product (GDP) figures alone. Nevertheless, one thing is…

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King Salman discusses bilateral relations with Turkish president

RIYADH: The Theater and Performing Arts Commission has finalized its strategy for the development of the sector in Saudi Arabia, in line with the framework established by the National Strategy for Culture.It was formulated after an in-depth analysis of the state of the theater and performing arts in the Kingdom. The commission also carried out…

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