Unemployment Rate Alarming: Study

RIYADH, 4 January — A study conducted by the Saudi American Bank (SAMBA) and released here yesterday revealed an alarming growth rate in unemployment among Saudis. The study said some 30,000 new jobs are created for Saudis every year, while about 100,000 young Saudis enter the job market.

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Record number of eye transplants at KKESH this year

RIYADH - Intensified efforts to promote eye donations have resulted in a record number of transplants of corneal and ocular tissues in the Kingdom this year. The campaign was launched by the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation (SCOT) and King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital in Riyadh.

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Over 50 species of snake found in Kingdom

RIYADH- At least 51 species of snakes including several of the world's most lethal snakes from different zoological families have been found in Saudi Arabia. Nine of these are species of sea snakes present in the Arabian Gulf with myotoxic venom, which can easily kill animals and human beings.

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Net Gain: Expats Tying The Knot On Webcam!

RIYADH: Babar Ali Malik, 33, from the Pakistani city of Lahore and Iffat Shaheen, 28, from Sargodha, had planned a grand wedding. However, their plans fell flat with Babar’s inability to travel to Pakistan from Riyadh at the eleventh hour because of some problems. But that did not deter the couple. They kept their date with destiny and married here Friday night. All they did was remove the frills and went ahead with what can be called an “e-nikah”

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High oil prices 'unjustified': Al-Naimi

"Based on the supply-and-demand fundamentals, crude oil prices should not be this high," said Al-Naimi following talks with Maxime Verhagen, Dutch deputy premier and minister of economic affairs.

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ThyssenKrupp upbeat on Mideast business climate Previous

RIYADH: German giant ThyssenKrupp has announced plans to expand its operations in the Middle East, which will create thousands of new jobs for Saudis and Gulf nationals.

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Iran, Mideast high on King-Obama agenda

RIYADH: Key regional issues with serious global implications is expected to top the agenda of the wide-ranging talks between Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and United States President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday.

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Over 400 Passengers Stranded for 27 Hours as A-I Cancels Flight

RIYADH - More than 420 passengers were left stranded for nearly 27 hours at the King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) and later in a city hotel after their Air-India flight bound for Bombay was canceled on Wednesday evening. The ordeal of the angry passengers ended 5.30 p.m. yesterday, when an A-I flight carrying these passengers took off from KKIA for Bombay.

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Ministry Fires 353 Imams, Muezzins

RIYADH, 1 June 2003 — The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance has fired 353 imams and muezzins (prayer callers) while at the same time asking some 1,357 imams and muezzins to attend training courses to improve their performance.

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Ghazanfar Ali Khan