Yamama Cement signs SR4.2bn contract with ThyssenKrupp to build two plants

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's Yamama Cement Company signed an SR4.2 billion contract with Germany's ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions here Tuesday night to build two new cement plants. The production facilities with an overall capacity of 20,000 tons of clinker will be built at a new site around 80 kilometers east of the Saudi capital city of Riyadh.

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KSA-Russia ties poised to scale new heights: SAGIA

RIYADH: Abdullatif Al-Othman, governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), will travel to Russia with a huge business delegation Tuesday.

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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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ASPA Summit rejects foreign meddling

RIYADH: The 4th Summit of Arab-South American States (ASPA), chaired by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, has resolved to collaborate and cooperate in different sectors to develop “strategic partnership” between the two major economic blocs of the world.

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New era in Arab-South American relations

RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman opened the 4th Summit of the Arab and South American Countries (ASPA) on Tuesday by urging world leaders to help solve regional disputes, especially the Palestinian problem, and seek closer political and economic ties.

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Arab-South American trade boost to be explored at summit

RIYADH: Arab and South American nations will seek to boost social, political and economic ties at their fourth summit starting Tuesday, said Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Monday.

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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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IISR girls shine at educational exhibition

RIYADH: Girls of International Indian School-Riyadh (IISR) organized a business exhibition at their campus with great enthusiasm to enable themselves under school guidance to produce work as entrepreneurs and collaborate with industry.

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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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Dark clouds over UK ties, warns KSA ambassador

RIYADH: Saudi Ambassador to the UK Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf has warned of "potentially serious repercussions" of a breakdown in relations with Britain, which no longer reciprocates on issues with similar trust and respect.

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KSA, US discuss ways to end ME crises

RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman held talks with visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry here on Saturday, discussing bilateral relations and the security situation in the region with special reference to Syria.

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Scholars, KSA’s allies blast Saihat violence

RIYADH: Prominent religious scholars, regional allies and world leaders have condemned the terrorist attack on a Shiite gathering in the eastern city of Saihat that killed five people.

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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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Masmak Fort: The birthplace of modern Saudi nation

The Masmak Palace is a tourists’ favorite and a must-visit destination in the capital city of Saudi Arabia. Not only do Saudis and expatriates appreciate the majesty of this vast architectural wonder, but it draws interest from across the world as well. However, while we all know about the Masmak Palace and most of us have paid a visit to it at least once, we often overlook the secrets this monument has in store for us.

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Detecon sets high standards amid drive to boost capacity

RIYADH: Moving ahead with the process to complete a major upgrade to the data-center infrastructure, Detecon Al-Saudia is working closely to further increase its capacity while maintaining the high quality standards of the services provided in the Kingdom.

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Excellence: More than 50 years of ThyssenKrupp’s success story

RIYADH: ThyssenKrupp Saudi Arabia Contracting Ltd. ranks today as one of the best global companies offering a range of industrial solutions, products and world-class technology.

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Expert blames high winds for crane crash

RIYADH: A prominent Saudi scientist said that stormy winds knocked down the tower crane that crashed through the roof of the Grand Mosque in Makkah on Friday.

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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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Boeing sets up local support center with two Saudi firms

RIYADH: Boeing, a US multinational giant that manufactures and sells airplanes, rotorcraft and satellites, has signed an agreement with Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI) and Alsalam Aircraft Company to establish the Saudi Rotorcraft Support Center in Saudi Arabia. The deal, announced here Thursday, will boost capabilities of the Kingdom in commercial and defense aviation sectors.

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GCC officials to discuss key issues before UN meet

RIYADH: Key regional issues, with special reference to the UN General Assembly meeting in New York, will top the agenda of talks between Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) foreign ministers in the Saudi capital on Tuesday.

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Facilities for pilgrims: KSA investing billions of riyals

RIYADH: Making necessary arrangements each year for the growing number of pilgrims poses a real logistic challenge for Saudi Arabia, which has, since the 1950s, spent more than $125 billion to expand pilgrimage facilities in the two holy cities of Makkah and Madinah.

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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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Positive outcome of King Salman-Obama talks highlighted

JEDDAH: The Cabinet on Monday lauded the positive and fruitful talks carried out between Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and US President Barack Obama, said Minister of Water and Electricity and acting Minister of Culture and Information Eng. Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Al-Husain in a statement following the session.

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US backs Yemen action led by KSA

The US has reaffirmed its support for Saudi-led military action taken in Yemen, saying that the goal eventually is to achieve peace and stability in that country through a negotiated political solution.

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Ghazanfar Ali Khan