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First for Saudi Arabia as domestic flight takes off with all-female crew

First for Saudi Arabia as domestic flight takes off with all-female crew

JEDDAH: Saudi women have made history by flying a plane with a fully female crew. “For the first time in Saudi aviation history! #flyadeal operated the first flight with an all-female crew, the majority of which are Saudis by the newest A320 aircraft. Flight 117, flew from #Riyadh to #Jeddah,” low-cost airline flyadeal have announced […]

Four people killed in Saudi Arabia mountain accident

Four people killed in Saudi Arabia mountain accident

RIYADH: Four people were killed in Saudi Arabia in a freak accident as they were trying to reach the top of high cliffs known locally as the “Edge of the World.” The cliffs, located 96 kilometers northwest of the capital Riyadh, drop away giving splendid views over the plain below leaving people with the impression […]

Saudi-bred falcon sold for $72,000 in international auction

Saudi-bred falcon sold for $72,000 in international auction

  By Habib Toumi RIYADH: A rare falcon was sold at a record $71,994 (270,000 Saudi riyals) during an auction in Saudi Arabia. The International Falcon Breeders Auction (IFBA) said the auctioned falcon was the most expensive bred by Saudi breeders. The falcon, bred at Al Aradi’s Farm in Saudi Arabia, weighs 1,105 grams and […]

Fighting Climate Change: Saudi Initiative, Green Middle East Initiative a new sustainable pathway to achieve green global targets

Fighting Climate Change: Saudi Initiative, Green Middle East Initiative a new sustainable pathway to achieve green global targets

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia plans to launch the “Saudi Green Initiative” and the “Middle East Green Initiative” to chart a path for the Kingdom and the region in protecting the planet by clearly defining an ambitious road map that rallies the region and significantly contributes to achieving global targets in confronting climate change. Announcing the initiatives, […]

COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia reach 49,176

COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia reach 49,176

Riyadh: Saudis have called for stricter action against expatriates who break the curfew rules and do not abide by the measures taken by the state to stem the spread of the Coronavirus in the country. The calls followed the announcement that 59 per cent of the 2,307 cases registered on Friday were of foreigners living in Saudi […]

Saudi Arabia imposes full curfew for Eid Al Fitr

Saudi Arabia imposes full curfew for Eid Al Fitr

RIYADH: A 24-hour curfew has been imposed by Saudi Arabia for the holiday of Eid Al Fitr, the feast that marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting and special prayers for Muslims. The interior ministry said in a statement that it would impose the full lockdown from May 23 to May 27 across […]

In a first for Saudi Arabia, virtual “Art of Isolation” exhibition launched

In a first for Saudi Arabia, virtual “Art of Isolation” exhibition launched

  By Habib Toumi RIYADH: Saudi artists now have the opportunity to display their artwork created during the kingdom’s lockdown on virtual platforms and allow visitors to enjoy exhibitions from the comfort of their homes. “The Art of Isolation” virtual exhibition was launched on Saturday with the support of the Ministry of Culture, the Saudi […]

Saudi courts to drop flogging in disciplinary cases

Saudi courts to drop flogging in disciplinary cases

By Habib Toumi RIYADH: In a major development in the Saudi legal system, the General Assembly of the Supreme Court, the kingdom’s highest court, has instructed all courts to drop flogging sentences in disciplinary cases. The decision was approved by the majority of the assembly comprised of the Supreme Court president and all judges, Saudi daily […]

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain praise elimination of Daesh leader

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain praise elimination of Daesh leader

By Habib Toumi Manama: Saudi Arabia has welcomed the death of the leader of the Daesh Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, explaining that the terror group had distorted the true image of Islam and Muslims around the world and committed atrocities and crimes that contradict the most basic human values in many countries including the Kingdom. […]

BTS rocks capital of Saudi Arabia

BTS rocks capital of Saudi Arabia

Riyadh: The strong religious culture in Saudi Arabia couldn’t stop abaya-covered fans from springing up in their seats to dance as K-pop superband BTS performed its latest mega hit, “Boy With Luv,” in the country’s capital, Riyadh, Friday evening. The K-pop septet took the stage of Riyadh’s King Fahd International Stadium and opened up its […]

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