Riyadh to host Korea-Arab cultural jamboree

RIYADH: The Korea-Arab Friendship Caravan will arrive in Riyadh on Sunday. The touring event, a major cultural jamboree organized by the Seoul-based Korea-Arab Society, will feature a feast of traditional Korean entertainment, including music and dance.

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Rare Chinese relics to be showcased in Riyadh for the first time

RIYADH: A major exhibition featuring the cultural history and heritage of China will be inaugurated jointly by Prince Sultan bin Salman, chief of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), and Li Huaxin, Chinese ambassador, in Riyadh on Sept. 12.

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Agreement signed to screen and produce Pakistani films, dramas in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: An agreement between the Top Events Company (TEC) of Saudi Arabia and IHA Entertainment of Pakistan has been signed to facilitate the screening and co-production of Pakistani films in the Kingdom.

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Ittehad OCC launches world-class ‘City Mall’ project in Lahore

RIYADH: Ittehad OCC Developers (IOD) has announced the launch of the multiplex City Mall, a family entertainment and luxury hotel facility in the premier location of Gulberg II in Lahore, the cosmopolitan capital of Pakistan’s Punjab province.

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Saudi Arabia, Singapore seek to bolster security ties

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and Singapore have pledged to work together to boost security cooperation and fight terrorism following talks between senior Saudi and Singaporean officials.

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Saudi Arabia, Singapore agree to boost cooperation in water sector

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and Singapore have pledged to work closely in the water sector, and have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to build three desalination plants at a cost of SR687 million.

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Kingdom to cut reliance on foreign workers

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has announced plans to reduce its reliance on foreign workers by recruiting only highly-technical workers and monitoring investments closely.

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New study links cell phone tower radiation to diabetes

RIYADH: A renowned professor of King Saud University (KSU) here has warned of radiation danger from cell phone towers,

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Shoura to vote on Saudi-Finnish defense pact

RIYADH: Shoura Council will vote to approve a defense pact with Finland here on Monday. The Committee on Security Affairs of the Shoura Council will table the draft pact titled "Memorandum of Understanding between Saudi Ministry of Defense and Finnish Ministry of Defense" to be discussed by the members and then voted on the floor of the house.

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Top cop is new Indian envoy

RIYADH: Ahmed Javed, currently police commissioner of India's commercial capital of Mumbai, has been appointed new ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

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IISR celebrates annual day with fun, talent and cyber show

RIYADH: The annual celebration day at the International Indian School in Riyadh (IISR) was a fun-filled and power-packed show of talent, confidence and joy.

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Indian maid who lost her right arm repatriated

RIYADH: The Saudi government allowed the repatriation of Indian housemaid who lost one of her arms in the Kingdom, and she arrived in her home country on Saturday.

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Strong Turkish-Saudi links present enormous economic opportunities

RIYADH: Rapidly expanding trade and nascent foreign investment promise stronger economic links between the world’s two fastest-growing G-20 states — Turkey and Saudi Arabia — which are also the two prominent member nations of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

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German minister to discuss Syria, Iran

RIYADH: German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will visit Saudi Arabia on Sunday and Monday for talks on key regional issues including Syria, said Michael Ohnmacht, spokesman of the German Embassy, here Thursday.

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New Saudi-Oman highway to reduce distance by 800 km

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and Oman have completed the construction of a mega road project linking the two countries.

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Two Indian warships dock at Jubail Port

RIYADH: Two warships from India — INS Delhi and INS Trishul — have arrived on a goodwill mission at Jubail Port on Thursday.

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Flayed: Raid on KSA diplomat’s home in India

RIYADH: The Saudi Embassy in India on Wednesday termed as “false and concocted” the charges of sexual assault leveled against one of its diplomats.

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Iran’s destabilizing role in focus at US talks

RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman is holding historic talks here with American President Barack Obama that would ensure significant headway in bringing peace to the troubled Middle East, the Royal Court said in a statement on Thursday.

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Saudis probed in India over ‘suspicious movement’

RIYADH: Senior Indian police and intelligence officials interrogated two Saudis after they were detained following their suspicious movement in Trichy, a southern city in India’s Tamil Nadu state.

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Favorite destination for medical tourism

RIYADH: Who could have guessed 25 years ago that India would grow into one of the world’s most important destinations for health travelers?

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NRI recalls his meeting with A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

RIYADH: “To say he was the former Indian president, or the first scientist to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan, and a man with an inspiring life story would have all been true. But they would ultimately be incomplete descriptions of the enduring appeal of late APJ Abdul Kalam,” said a long-time Riyadh resident Syed Ahmed Ziauddin, who had the privilege of meeting Kalam in New Delhi way back in 2006.

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11 Indonesian pilgrims detained

RIYADH: Police have detained 11 Indonesian nationals, who arrived in the holy city of Makkah for Umrah a few days back.

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Yuksel wins Riyadh’s SR2.29bn rapid bus transit system deal

RIYADH: Turkish construction giant Yuksel Insaat has won a SR2.29 billion ‘Riyadh Rapid Bus Transit System’ (BRT) project, which is part of the impressive King Abdulaziz Transport System plan.

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Yemen dialogue stresses Hadi’s legitimacy

RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has lent all possible support to restore peace and security in war-torn Yemen and to reinstate the legitimate government in Sanaa, Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi said here on Sunday.

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Outgoing envoy lauds Saudi-India ties

Crown Prince Muqrin, deputy premier, bade farewell to the outgoing Indian Ambassador Hamid Ali Rao on Monday, affirming the keen desire of the Kingdom and India to further accelerate cooperation in the fields of politics, trade, economy and culture.

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Ghazanfar Ali Khan