Laham kabsa — Mexican ambassador's favorite Saudi dish

Q & A with Mexican ambassador: Which particular aspect of Saudi Arabia you like the most? Stability and security. Can you tell us about your favorite and oft-repeated Arabic word?

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Angry mom beats up female IISR teacher

A female teacher of the International Indian School in Riyadh (IISR) was beaten up by the mother of a student in a bizarre altercation on Thursday.

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KSA gives Yemen $1 billion loan

Saudi Arabia, which co-chaired the "Friends of Yemen Group" conference in London on Tuesday, has allocated most of the $3.25 billion in aid it pledged to Yemen, a neighboring nation grappling with a host of challenges including terrorism.

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Mega LuLu food festival to serve up delicious cuisine

The mega Lulu food festival kicked off on Friday with a 14-day carnival in all LuLu stores across the Kingdom featuring promotional prices on a range food items, diverse cuisine and above all live entertainment.

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Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh gets new GM

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced the appointment of Anthony Tyler as GM at its Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh. A British National raised in Switzerland, Tyler comes to Saudi Arabia with a wealth of experience gained from international postings within the hospitality industry over the past 20 years.

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Pakistan delighted at envoy’s OIC victory

Pakistan’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Muhammad Naeem Khan has been elected the Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) from among 18 member states of the Asian Group.

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Female Saudi pilot flies high

A Saudi woman has become the first licensed female pilot in the Kingdom. Thirty-five-year-old Hanadi Al-Hindi, who had battled kidney problems, acquired licensing from the Jeddah-based General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) to fly planes in Saudi Arabia.

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Pride: 4 decades of glorious journalism

“A news sense is really a sense of what is important, what is vital, what has color and life — what people are interested in. That’s journalism.” This quotation of Arthur Burton Rascoe, former editor and literary critic of the New York Herald Tribune, also applies to Arab News, the Kingdom’s leading English daily, whose news coverage has ranged from vital to the colorful aspects of life.

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Islamabad not to grant MFN status to India, says minister

Pakistan is “no longer” considering India for most-favored nation (MFN) status, said Pakistani Federal Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastagir Khan, here on Saturday. Khan, however, said that Pakistan and India have agreed to work together and boost commercial relations by giving non-discriminatory market access (NDMA) status to each other.

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Innovative learning techniques in focus

An international conference on higher education, featuring a range of collaborative and networking opportunities, opens its gates for visitors today.

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Death-row maid: Indonesia asks family for pardon

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has sent a letter to the family of a Saudi employer who was murdered by his Indonesian maid asking for pardon.

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Emergency quake shelter sites selected

Saudi Arabia has finalized plans to build life-saving emergency earthquake shelters following warnings of an ever-increasing number of large-magnitude earthquakes that can hit different countries and regions across the globe, including the Middle East.

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Palestine receives grants worth SR29m from OFID

A delegation from the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), headed by its director general, Suleiman J. Al-Herbish, signed SR29 million worth of grant agreements at the conclusion of a high-level mission to Palestine.

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Jakarta transfers money to save death-row maid

Jakarta has transferred nearly SR7 million in blood money to save Indonesian migrant worker Satinah Binti Jumadi Ahmad, on death row for murdering her Saudi employer in 2009.

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KSA, US ‘strategically aligned’

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and US President Barack Obama agreed to work closely and remain strategically “aligned” on a range of bilateral and regional issues, said a senior US official in Riyadh on Saturday.

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Obama visit gives fresh impetus to Saudi-US ties

Iranian nuclear deal, Syria’s three-year-old civil war and their repercussions on the neighboring countries were the central themes of the talks between Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and US President Barack Obama on Friday.

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Kingdom, UAE to participate in nuke summit

Saudi Arabia will participate in a landmark global nuclear security summit in the Netherlands, to be attended by US President Barack Obama with 58 world leaders, and over 5,000 delegates from across the world on Monday.

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Arabs ‘must unite to defeat terror’

Saudi Arabia’s decision to declare regional militant and insurgent groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood, “terrorist entities” was strongly favored by a cross-section of Saudi citizens and Arab expats on Saturday.

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Terror in Bahrain ‘unacceptable’

Saudi Arabia has strongly condemned the fatal bombing in Bahrain that killed three policemen, including an Emirati police officer, branding it a “terrorist act.”

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Mexico, GCC to hold political talks regularly

The Gulf Cooperation Council and Mexico signed a memorandum of understanding here Wednesday on regular political consultations, which will see the two sides strengthen cooperation in various fields.

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GCC toughens Syria stance

Foreign ministers of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) renewed their call Tuesday to take strong, “deterrent action” against Bashar Assad’s regime to stop the genocide against innocent Syrians, including women and children.

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Ministers to discuss Gulf security

Key regional issues will top the agenda of a meeting of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) foreign ministers in Riyadh on Tuesday.

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Maldivian leaders hail strong Saudi support

Challenges facing the Islamic world with special reference to a joint move to boost Saudi-Maldivian ties topped the agenda of the official talks held between Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, and Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom in the Maldivian capital Male.

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Riyadh briefed on Geneva talks

American and Saudi officials held top-level talks Sunday on the visit by US President Barack Obama in March. US Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman met with senior Saudi and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) officials at the meeting.

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Danish ‘halal’ ban stuns Muslims

Muslims all over the world have opposed Denmark’s move to ban the slaughter of animals in an Islamic (halal) way and called upon their governments to stop importing Danish meat as long as the Scandinavian country refuses to respect their religious teachings

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Ghazanfar Ali Khan