KSA eases rules for major global firms

Published on Aug 19 2014 // Featured, Gulf, World
KSA eases rules for major global firms
Saudi Arabia has eased procedures for major international companies to participate in the country’s vital projects in infrastructure, energy, information technology, construction, operation and maintenance. The Council of Ministers, chaired by Deputy Crown Prince Muqrin, on Monday approved several...

Haj goes high-tech for Indian pilgrims

Published on Aug 19 2014 // Featured, Special, World
Haj goes high-tech for Indian pilgrims
IN THE SERVICE OF PILGRIMS: Indian Consul General B.S. Mubarak makes a point during a press conference in Jeddah on Monday. (AN photo by Fahd Al-Ahmarei)JEDDAH: SIRAJ WAHAB The Indian Haj mission has introduced several high-tech measures to facilitate the pilgrimage of 136,000 Indians coming for Haj...

Municipality ends ‘shawarma row’

Published on Jun 30 2014 // Featured, Special, World
Municipality ends ‘shawarma row’
ACTION THAT WENT VIRAL: The image of the three workers in a restaurant on a vertical skewer holding a large quantity of shawarma.The Riyadh Municipality clarified the image of the three workers preparing a large quantity of shawarma (grilled chicken meat on large vertical skewers) in unsanitary conditions...

Dr. Camad Ali—Symbol of hope for peace

Published on Mar 23 2014 // Featured, Special, World
Dr. Camad Ali—Symbol of hope for peace
Dr. Camad Ali- By Javid Hassan* Princess Maria Amor Torres, an American philanthropist, has joined expatriates in Saudi Arabia in paying glowing tributes to Dr. Datu Camad Ali, Executive President and founder of SPMUDA, an international NGO from the Philippines, on the occasion of his birthday today...

Two top Microsoft executives to leave in reshuffle: reports

Published on Mar 03 2014 // World
Two top Microsoft executives to leave in reshuffle: reports
Photo credit: ReutersIn the biggest management reshuffle at Microsoft Corp since Satya Nadella took over as its chief executive, two top executives, Tony Bates and Tami Reller, will leave the company while a former Clinton family aide will become its chief strategy officer, according to media reports. Mark...

Indian-origin academician, Rakesh Khurana, appointed dean of Harvard College

Published on Jan 23 2014 // Featured, Special, World
Indian-origin academician, Rakesh Khurana, appointed dean of Harvard College
File photo: Indian-origin academician Rakesh KhuranaNew York: Indian-origin academician Rakesh Khurana has been appointed dean of the prestigious Harvard College and will take over his new role in July. Mr Khurana is the Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development at Harvard Business School (HBS),...

Gold near bottom in 2014; nurses biggest loss in 32 years

Published on Jan 22 2014 // Featured, World
Gold near bottom in 2014; nurses biggest loss in 32 years
London, January 21: Gold in 2014 will not push much lower from current levels around $1,250, although investors hoping last year’s 28 percent battering will bring a bounce back face disappointment, consensus estimates in a Reuters poll show. Gold last year hit its lowest since August 2010 at $1,180.71...

US calls on Myanmar to probe attacks on Muslim minority

Published on Jan 18 2014 // World
US calls on Myanmar to probe attacks on Muslim minority
YANGON: The United States on Friday urged Myanmar to investigate reports that security forces and Buddhist mobs attacked members of the Rohingya Muslim minority this week, killing as many as 60 people. A rights group said Friday that several people including women and a child have been killed in an attack...

Al-Qaeda linked force declares Iraqi city Fallujah as Islamic state post-capture

Published on Jan 04 2014 // World
An al Qaeda-affiliated force has captured the western Iraqi city of Fallujah by raising its flag over government buildings and declaring it an Islamic state. Fallujah has fallen to the al-Qaeda in a chaotic three way war between local tribes, the Iraqi security forces and al-Qaeda militants, the Washington...

‘Mediocre’ Prince William slammed by Cambridge students

Published on Jan 04 2014 // World
‘Mediocre’ Prince William slammed by Cambridge students
Cambridge students have slammed Prince William, who is about to start a 10-week course in agriculture management at the university, claiming that he got into the course because of his “royal status” even though he achieved “mediocre” grades. A Cambridge graduate Melissa Berrill wrote in an online...

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