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Amir Khan to fight Billy Dib for WBC Welterweight Championship

British boxer to fight Australian opponent in Jeddah

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July 12, 2019


ASF foils heroin smuggling bid at Islamabad airport

Drug was hidden in the boxes of Vaseline and beauty creams

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December 19, 2018


Saudi Arabia opens Makkah to Medina high-speed train

It targets 60 million passengers annually

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September 26, 2018


PIA hajj flight escapes disaster after tyres burst

A PIA flight narrowly escaped disaster after its tyres burst during takeoff at the Lahore airport. The engine of the flight PK-2057 suffered a technical fault during takeoff. The pilot used the emergency brake to stop the plane. As a result of the friction, the plane’s tyres burst, but it was safely stopped. The plane was…

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August 8, 2018


Osama was a ‘shy, academically capable boy’ before he became a militant, says mother

Osama bin Laden, the founder of al-Qaeda, remained a symbol of terror across the globe, but his mother still remembers him as a ‘shy boy’ who was ‘academically capable’. Ali Ghanem, bin Laden’s mother, said that her son was a strong, driven, pious figure in his early 20s. This is the first time she has…

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August 3, 2018


Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry wants expat levy cancelled

JEDDAH: The Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) has asked Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) to cancel expat levy for firms that have equal number of Saudis and expat workers, reported Saudi Gazette. This is part of seven recommendations sent by the JCCI to the ministry in a report. It…

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February 18, 2018


First women-only car showroom opens in Saudi Arabia

A Saudi private company on Thursday opened the first car showroom for women only just five months before a decision allowing females to drive takes effect. The showroom was opened in a shopping mall in the western Red Sea port city of Jeddah to allow women the freedom to choose their own cars before they…

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January 12, 2018


AMAZING: Saudi woman from Jeddah surfs in the flood!

JEDDAH: A video went viral over the internet on Tuesday in which a Saudi woman can be seen making the most of the torrential downpour that has caused flooding in the country–by using a surfboard. Who hates floods, anyway? The video of a Saudi woman went viral over the internet in which she can be…

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November 22, 2017


Attack foiled near Saudi palace in Jeddah; one attacker, two royal guards dead

RIYADH: The United States Embassy in Saudi Arabia warned US citizens to exercise caution in the area around the king’s palace in Jeddah on Saturday after reports on social media of an attack there. According to social media, Saudi security forces foiled an attack near the Al-Salam Palace in the coastal city, leaving one attacker…

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October 7, 2017


King Salman spent $100 million on his vacation–here are the details…

JEDDAH: King Salman returned to Saudi Arabia on Thursday after a month-long vacation to his favourite spot in the world–at Morocco’s Tangier. Here are some of the details of where Saudi Arabia’s affluent king spent $100 million at Tangier.  When you’re the king of Saudi Arabia, you certainly have rich tastes and an awful amount…

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August 25, 2017


Two bombers blow themselves up in Saudi Arabia

Two suspects blew themselves up on Saturday during a firefight with security forces in the Red Sea city of Jeddah in western Saudi Arabia, officials said. The two men “committed suicide by detonating their explosive belts” during a security operation against a suspected “terrorist” hideout in a southern district of Jeddah, the region’s authorities said…

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January 21, 2017


OIC information ministers to meet in Jeddah today

JEDDAH: The three-day Islamic Conference of Information Ministers of OIC member states is going to open in Saudi city of Jeddah on Monday. The theme of the 11th session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) conference this year is “The Role of New Media in Confronting Terrorism and Islamophobia.” The agenda of the conference…

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December 19, 2016


Trial opens for 4 Al Qaeda men accused of plotting to kill King Abdullah

JEDDAH: The trial of four Al-Qaeda terrorists accused of plotting to assassinate the late Saudi King Abdullah opened at the Special Criminal Court in Jeddah on Monday, Arab News reported. The prosecutor presented to the court charges against the four suspects. These were in addition to the charges that had previously been brought against them…

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November 22, 2016


PIA adds 11 extra Boeing 777 flights for Umrah

ISLAMABAD: Keeping in view the demand for Umrah, the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has planed 11 extra Boeing 777 flights to Jeddah between 21st and 30th Nov. According to PIA spokesman, these flights would be operated from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Multan. “These flights are in addition to the four additional weekly flights to Jeddah…

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November 22, 2016


PIA adds 11 flights for Umrah

ISLAMABAD: In order to meet the demand of Umrah pilgrims, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) would operate 11 extra Boeing 777 flights to Jeddah till Nov 30. These flights would be operated from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Multan, Public Relations Department of PIA announced. These flights are in addition to the four additional weekly flights to…

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November 21, 2016


PIA increases number of flights for Jeddah

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airline (PIA) has Wednesday announced to increase flights for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Making announcement on his twitter handle, PIA Spokesman Danyal Gilani said number of weekly flights from Lahore to Jeddah has been increased from four to five and from Islamabad three to four. The number of weekly flights that will leave…

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November 16, 2016


PIA to operate two Islamabad-Faisalabad flights a week

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airline (PIA) has announced on Thursday to operate two flights between Islamabad and Faisalabad per week. According to the airline, it is also starting third weekly flight to Jeddah from Faisalabad from 20th November. –SAMAA

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November 10, 2016


Saudi prince flogged in court-ordered punishment

DUBAI: A prince of Saudi Arabia’s ruling Al Saud family was given lashes in a prison in Jeddah as a court-ordered punishment, a Saudi newspaper said on Wednesday, less than a month after the kingdom executed another prince for murder. Okaz daily did not disclose the offense for which the prince was punished nor did…

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November 2, 2016


Saudi company in trouble after photos of models go viral

RIYADH: Pictures of young Saudi women models posing in front of the pavilion of a luxurious car company at a local show went viral on social media, prompting a punitive action from the Kingdom authorities.   Saudi authorities say organizers of a motor show have violated the principles of the Islamic Shariah by using young…

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October 21, 2016


Saudi facing ‘long’ Yemen war after talks fail

JEDDAH: Six months after Saudi Arabia said its war in Yemen was winding down, air strikes are again pounding rebels and rockets flying across the border, with no end to the conflict in sight. Facing criticism of its bombing campaign and a budget crunch from low oil prices, Riyadh is keen to bring an end…

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August 17, 2016


Jeddah bomber was Pakistani: Saudi ministry

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia Tuesday said the bomber involved in early Monday’s bombing at US Consulate in the country was a Pakistani national. Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry claimed that Abdullah Gulzar Khan carried out the bombing near US Consulate located in Jeddah. According to the ministry, Khan had been living in the Red Sea city of…

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July 5, 2016